Scandinavia’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens Off Denmark

The largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia has officially opened off the coast of Denmark.   The Horns Rev 3 wind farm, operated by the Swedish power company Vattenfall, is located in the North Sea 25-40 kilometers off Denmark's west coast. It consists of 49 wind turbines generating a cumulative 407 megawatts of power per year. Each of the 8.3 MW … [Read more...]

Norway Approves Funding for Floating Wind Farm at North Sea Oil Fields

Norwegian government-run Enova has approved funding of up to NOK 2.3 billion (US$256 million) to support a project that would develop the world's first floating offshore wind farm to power offshore oil and gas installations in the northern North Sea.  The Hywind Tampen project proposes supplying electricity from a floating offshore wind farm to the Equinor-operated … [Read more...]

Flying Wind Power Turbine Does First Trip Offshore in Norway

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) --A carbon-fiber kite tethered to a buoy floating in waters 220 meters (761 feet) deep took flight in a test to prove that the future of offshore wind power might fly through the air. The kite, owned by the Alphabet Inc.-subsidiary Makani and backed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, completed its first demonstration about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) off … [Read more...]

Jan De Nul Wins Offshore Wind Contract in Denmark

Belgium-based Jan De Nul says it has secured a contract from Vattenfall Vindkraft Kriegers Flak to transport and install 72 large offshore wing turbines for the Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) in Denmark. The Kriegers Flak OWF will be located approximately 9 miles from shore in the Baltic Sea in water depths ranging from 15 and 30 meters. Jan De Nul already built, … [Read more...]

UK Offshore Wind Deal Highlights Appeal of Renewables

By James Thornhill and Jeremy Hodges - (Bloomberg) --Spanish utility Iberdrola SA is selling a stake in a U.K. offshore wind farm to a unit of Macquarie Group Ltd. for 1.63 billion pounds ($1.96 billion) in a deal that highlights the widening appeal of renewable assets. Institutional investors are becoming more inclined to invest earlier in large offshore wind projects for … [Read more...]