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Brazil Siemens 6MW turbine blade might have to be built in Brazil to satisfy BNDES conditions

Analysis: Brazil offshore developer reveals Alstom and Siemens negotiations

BRAZIL: Global turbine giants Alstom and Siemens officially deny they are negotiating to supply Brazil's only offshore wind project, the 11.2GW Asa Branca colossus off the north-east coast in Ceará state. However, Eólica Brasil, the project's developer, has revealed offers from both companies.

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Offshore Wind In Depth

A bit steep… Efficient transfer of staff and parts is vital for high turbine availability (pic: Siemens)

Manage the transfer and keep costs in check

WORLDWIDE: With the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms accounting for a quarter of the industry's levelised cost of energy, opting for the most cost-efficient system of staff and component transfer has become a crucial issue.

Crane growth… MPI Resolution, one of the early installation vessels, was given a larger crane in 2011

XXL monopiles create vessel design hurdle

WORLDWIDE: Monopile foundations are growing in size and weight to accommodate the huge turbines planned for far-shore projects. But the industry must respond to the shortage of heavy-lift vessels capable of hoisting these structures if it is to avoid an installation bottleneck.

Flagship… The purpose-built Sea Installer has been a pioneering vessel for the sector (pic: A2Sea)

A maritime guide to offshore wind

WORLDWIDE: An alphabetic tour through some of the key companies, developments, innovations and challenges affecting vessels and other means of access to offshore wind projects, plus some of the organisations and agencies responsible for regulation.

Germany Installation issues… Ballast Nedam developed HLV Svanen specifically for installing large, heavy structures

An in-depth approach to foundation design

German offshore wind developments in the North and Baltic Seas are further from shore and in deeper water than most European projects to date. Eize de Vries investigates the associated technological, manufacturing and logistical problems that foundation designers must address.

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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 16 May 2014

NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2 Germany 312MW, 582MW Dong Convertor construction 16-May-14
Gemini Netherlands 600MW Gemini Trubine supply 15-May-14
Gemini Netherlands 600MW Gemini Financial close 15-May-14
Lutchterduinen Netherlands 129MW Eneco foundation installation 13-May-14
Navitus Bay UK 970MW Eneco/EDF Consultation 13-May-14
Cape Wind US 468MW Cape Wind Surveying 13-May-14
Gwynt y Mor UK 567MW RWE Cabling progress 12-May-14
Block Island US 30MW Deepwater Wind Environmental permits 09-May-14
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Latest special reports

Vessels & Access - Special Report 2014

Vessels & Access - Special Report 2014

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at the latest developments in purpose-built vessels and transfer technology for crew and parts as well as the challenges faced by the supply chain as projects increase in size and move further from shore.


Germany Offshore - Special Report 2014

GERMANY: Windpower Offshore looks at the underwater challenges in German waters, from environmental approval and foundation design to ordnance clearance.

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