Ampelmann has opened a new office in Sakhalin, Russia, in a move to expand its presence in the local market. [Read more…]
Total is a very active explorer in most of the world’s hydrocarbon basins and continues to lead the market in undertaking seismic acquisition projects across its exploration and production portfolio. [Read more…]
Europe installed 2.6 GW of new offshore wind energy capacity in 2018.
That’s an 18% increase in Europe’s offshore wind capacity.
15 new offshore wind farms came on line. The UK and Germany accounted for 85% of the new capacity: 1.3 GW and 969 MW respectively. Europe now has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW. This is around 10% of the total installed wind energy capacity in Europe – the rest is onshore.
The size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise. The average size of the new turbines installed last year was 6.8 MW, 15% up on 2017. The UK installed the world’s biggest offshore turbines – 8.8 MW – and opened the world’s largest offshore wind farm – Walney 3 extension, 657 MW. Belgium and Germany also opened their largest wind farms to date. A further six offshore wind farms are currently under construction in Europe, including the world’s first +1 GW offshore wind farm – Hornsea 1 in the UK.
Then a further 12 new offshore wind projects reached Final Investment Decision in 2018. These represent a further 4.2 GW of capacity and €10.3bn of investment. The amount invested was 37% up on 2017 but the capacity covered was up 91% – showing how quickly costs are falling and how much more bang you now get for your buck.
More and more governments are recognising the merits of offshore wind. Poland is the latest to embrace it with an ambitious plan to build 10 GW by 2040. But a few countries are underperforming on it and risk missing out. Sweden is not building any offshore wind despite great potential. Germany has only a modest target for 2030. And the ‘gamma minus’ performer is France which still has no offshore wind farms nor is it clear when they will have.
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From today, Seafox 5 has officially changed its name to Blue Tern. [Read more…]
Iberdrola has named MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred wind turbine supplier for the 476 MW Baltic Eagle project in German waters of the Baltic Sea, off the island of Rügen. [Read more…]
DEA and operator BP commenced production from additional two West Nile Delta (WND) gas fields, Giza and Fayoum. [Read more…]
Boskalis has signed an agreement with SAAM relating to the sale and purchase of the equity stake held by Boskalis in SAAM SMIT Towage. [Read more…]
Monday 4 March, Den Helder Airport starts a direct bus connection between train station Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder Airport. [Read more…]
Last week Penta-Ocean Construction held the completion ceremony of its CP-8001, a GJ-3750C GustoMSC construction jack-up design. [Read more…]
Another SMST gangway mobilization was finished earlier this week. [Read more…]
- Ampelmann opens office in Sakhalin
- SMC wins Total framework agreement for geophysical acquisition supervision
- European offshore wind capacity grew by 18% in 2018
- Seafox 5 changes name to Blue Tern
- MHI Vestas named as preferred supplier for Baltic Eagle project
- Next milestone for West Nile Delta
- Boskalis signs deal to sell Saam Smit
- Bus connection between Den Helder Zuid and Den Helder Airport
- Completion of GustoMSC designed first Japanese construction jack-up
- SMST gangway on Olympic Delta