A new study by the Hertie School of Governance into the construction of eight German offshore wind farms reveals cost overruns of on average 20% and time delays of 13 months per project, resulting in a cost increase for consumers of more than €1.5bn ($1.68bn).
MHI Vestas is encouraged by the US government’s strategy to develop an offshore wind industry, but would need to see “critical scale” between one and two gigawatts of annual new build to consider investing in a manufacturing plant there, says Uffe Vinter-Schou, chief sales officer at the company.
21 May 2015 02:27 GMT
Dong Energy expects to obtain US approval for its acquisition of about 1GW of potential wind project rights off the coast of Massachusetts from RES Americas as early as two weeks from now, Thomas Brostrom, general manager North America, tells Recharge.
20 May 2015 09:52 GMT
Denmark’s Dong Energy said its Burbo Bank Extension development became the first UK offshore wind project to reach a key milestone under Britain’s new contracts for difference (CfD) support mechanism, keeping it on track for a 2017 commissioning.
14 May 2015 09:55 GMT
Emera Inc.’s 500MW subsea Maritime Link spanning the Cabot Strait – which will link the hydro resources of Newfoundland and Labrador to the North American grid, and substantially open parts of eastern Canada to further wind development – remains on track for a 2017 completion.
11 May 2015 04:45 GMT
Since it was first lit up in 1875, the Southeast Lighthouse has always had an enviable view of the enchanting, shipwreck-prone waters off the coast of Block Island. But its vista is about to get even more interesting.
07 May 2015 10:17 GMT
Vattenfall chief executive Magnus Hall said the German discussion to create more competition through tenders in offshore wind is a move in the right direction and signalled interest by the Swedish utility to participate in upcoming tenders in Europe’s largest economy.
04 May 2015 10:16 GMT
Siemens next year expects to present new technology that would do away with the need for a separate offshore transformer substation also for wind farms linked to the coast via direct current (DC) grid links, the company’s offshore wind head Michael Hannibal told Recharge.
04 May 2015 09:09 GMT
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