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.
Netherlands Van Oord wins Gemini EPC
United Kingdom Scottish plans for 50MW floating project
United States New CFO for Principle Power
Netherlands Siemens to supply 600MW Gemini
United States Block Island gets state approval
United States Cape Wind geophysical surveys under way
United Kingdom Siemens announces Hull appointments
United States Analysis: Is DOE offshore funding too little too late?
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.
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.
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: The discovery of unexploded ordnance on the seabed has caused delays and cost overruns on a number of offshore projects. But if the right precautions and procedures are followed, the problem can be managed.
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Last updated 16 May 2014
|Borkum Riffgrund 1 and 2||Germany||312MW, 582MW||Dong||Convertor construction||16-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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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.
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