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Europe remains the bastion of wind energy where Germany leads the region in onshore capacity, the UK leading the offshore markets, and countries like Denmark and the Netherlands ushering the EU toward a fossil free future through their commitments to renewable technologies.
The EU continues to strengthen its position on green energy through its targets for renewably sourced electricity and is working hard toward an energy sharing network to enable complimentary generation capacity to be exchanged as needed.
Market leaders such as Siemens and Vestas work closely with entities like Vattenfall, DONG Energy and Statoil, providing state-of-the-art wind farms for national energy providers working in close conjunction with Europe’s grid operators. As such, their combined expertise is the driving force behind some of the most significant innovations within the industry, and their commitment to investing into ongoing research and development programs are producing world leading technologies. Hornsea Project One will have the capacity to provide power to one million homes, which is a genuine milestone achievement for an offshore wind farm, and demonstrates how advanced Europe’s wind energy solutions have become. Projects such as Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak have also shown the World how cost effective wind power can be and is paving the way to removal of wind energy subsidies. These developments are crucial to wind power becoming a ubiquitous part of our energy landscape and reducing electricity costs for the consumer.
The technologies being developed within Europe now to support wind energy generation and storage will have far reaching and lasting consequences for the World as their refinement and development has knock on effects for electrically powered travel and for mobile digital communications. InDepth NRG will remain heavily invested in Europe’s energy market place reporting on each new development and looking at their ramifications for our industry and our planet.
Dredging International, part of the DEME Group, has secured the contract from Belgian transmission system operator Elia for the submarine power cable installation for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the North Sea. DEME will deploy its new fleet of vessels to carry out the works, including hoppers ‘Minerva’ and
The world’s first floating wind farm! Partrac a leading provider of offshore metocean solutions to industry and has been selected by Statoil to provide real-time wave and current measurement services for Hywind Scotland, the world’s first Floating Wind Farm. Partrac has been contracted for a minimum of 1 year (with
Van Oord’s top duo Aeolus and Svanen have successfully completed work on the Walney Extension offshore wind farm
16 August 2017 Van Oord has finished the Walney Extension offshore wind farm for DONG Energy to transport and install 87 foundations. Van Oord’s installation vessels Aeolus and Svanen completed the project in 4.5 months. Upon completion of the project in late 2018, the offshore wind farm will supply energy
Thursday 17 August 2017. Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading provider of offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from E.ON, an international, privately-owned energy supplier focused on renewables, energy networks and customer solutions, to install
16 August 2017. LICengineering have been selected as Owners Engineer for two offshore windfarms in France, Noirmoutier windfarm and Le Tréport Windfarm LIC has ultimo Juli been awarded a job to support Les Eolienne en Mer (LEM), which is a group under the Engie, a major energy supplier in France,
August 14, 2017 Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC Successful completion of optimised turbine for low wind sites Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.4M140 EBC turbine prototype in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The Senvion 3.4M140