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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.
21/06/2017 The 1st Upper 3D structure stacking onto Lower 3D structure Bladt Industries has successfully completed the first stacking of the Upper 3D structure to the Lower 3D structure for Jacket 1 for the first out of 30 jacket foundations for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project. The operation
21 June 2017 A £2.3million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year partnership has its sights set on building more efficient blades that
06/19/2017 TenneT TSO B.V. has concluded a joint contract with Fugro and Boskalis to survey and identify Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in relation to the cable routes for the planned offshore grid connection of Borssele. The new UXO survey commences this summer and continues for a duration of approximately two years.
Tekmar Energy to supply the full cable protection suite on the world’s first 66kV Offshore Windfarm being constructed by EDF Energy Renewables
June 20, 2017 Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has been awarded a contract by VBMS to supply its 7th generation of TekLink CPS, bellmouths, cover disks and hang-offs on Blyth Offshore Windfarm, the world’s first 66kV Offshore Windfarm. The wind
June 19, 2017 His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan Visits MHI Vestas Factory in Regional Denmark MHI Vestas showcases state-of-the-art nacelle factory in Lindø as Denmark and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. In the latest of what will be a year-long celebration of diplomatic ties between
16-06-2017 The jack-up vessel Vole au vent has installed the last of the gravity based foundations at the Finnish Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm. The vessel is now being loaded out with components for the installation of the Siemens turbines. All the turbines are expected to be in place by mid-July