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    ... of difficult weather situation a consulting meteorologist is at command by phone. Forecasts for the areas of the North Sea and Baltic Sea up to 78 hours in advance are based on our high resolution numerical model with mesh size of less than 7 kilometres. These computations are executed several timesper day achieving a high degree of accuracy. The accuracy of forecasting for the following day reaches 90 to 95%. Further reaching prognoses are provided by the global numerical model of DWD reaching an accuracy of forecasting near 85% with a 5-days-forecast. Continuous balancing with corresponding results of other scientificweather services assures a high degree of continuity supplying customer with meteorological products. Summary of meteorological information available for offshore consulting: Synoptic situation and overview both text and graphic form Forecasts listed in tabular form for freely selectable locations High resolution display in time and space of all relevant meteorological parameters Forecasts for wind direction and speed for various heights above sea level Refreshing of information several times per day Individual consulting by qualified meteorologists on demand ...

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  • ESS Clean Up On Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm Project 11/18/2017
    ... a seabed clearance and trenching scope on the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea for the Prysmian Group. The campaign over 116 days deployed ESS’s SCAR1 Seabed System and dealt with extremely varied seabed and shallow soil conditions. The route preparation phase involved thousands of boulders being cleared over a total distance of 34km covering 45 inter array routes, followed by pre-cut trenching over a length of 83km in single and multi-pass modes. ESS was awarded the contract by Prysmian Group, one of the key contractors for the Iberdrola-owned Wikinger offshore wind farm, the 70-turbine 350MW facility, located off the German coast, which will generate enough energy to power more than 350,000 homes. ESS technical director, Michael Cowie, said: “We are pleased to have successfully completed another seabed clearance and trenching work scope and look forward to supporting Prysmian Group on further offshore wind projects. Our SCAR Seabed System is now a well-proven and versatile technology which is ideally suited to the requirements of the offshore wind sector. The Wikinger project adds another successful campaign to our credentials as a provider of cost-effective cable protection services which minimises disruption to the critical path of the overall project.” The Wikinger offshore wind farm is an Iberdrola flagship project which represents a €1,400 million investment. Construction is well under way and Iberdrola has successfully installed 70 wind turbines on the open sea after laying the foundations, cables and installing the substation of the large-scale offshore complex. David Rayner, Project Manager of Prysmian Group, said: “The cable laying phase of the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was completed ahead of schedule which is quite uncommon in the offshore wind market. This highlights our ability to manage turnkey inter-array projects and we appreciate the valuable contribution made by Ecosse Subsea Systems in achieving this important milestone as we progress towards project completion.” ...
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    Adwen appoints inspectors to monitor the quality of construction at Wikinger wind farm in the Baltic Sea 11/14/2017
    ...Adwen appoints inspectors to monitor the quality of construction at Wikinger wind farm in the Baltic Sea RTS Wind to Monitor Construction of Wikinger... of the offshore project in Germany RTS Wind AG is currently involved in a large offshore project in the Baltic Sea. Adwen, Baltic Sea, RTS Wind, Siemens Gamesa...
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    Prysmian cables to produce energy in icy conditions 11/06/2017
    ... inaugurated The Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm, the world’s first one designed for producing energy in icy condition. This farm is located in the Baltic... Sea off the coast of Finland and will be active soon. First turbine was installed in 2010 when the pilot project was launched. Ten additional turbines were installed during 2015-2017, over the final design period. Since the final take-over, that took place ahead of a schedule, Suomen Hyötytuuli company and its partners have increased significantly their knowledge and new skills earned on offshore wind power. They are now able to produce energy on an industrial scale. The cable, supplied by Prysmian Group, was manufactured in the Finnish plant of Pikkala, in one of the Group's centres of excellence for high voltage cable production with HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology. “We are very proud of this collaboration. We succeeded thanks to a strong collaboration with our customer, who trusted us and our solutions. As Prysmian Group, we supplied approximately 14 kilometres of 30 kV submarine cable, which has been installed on the seabed,” said Olli Anttonen, HV Director Prysmian Group North Europe. This cable allows the transmission of large amounts of energy over long distances. “Our plant in Finland supports major renewable energy development projects, especially in Northern Europe. This is a growing market segment, where Prysmian has been focusing on product innovation and new installation assets and capabilities”. Prysmian Group has recently been awarded two important projects in this European region. These are next company’s challenges: Merkur offshore wind farm, Germany. Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and supply of approximately 90km of 33kV submarine inter-array cables and the related accessories. Horns Rev 3, Denmark, North Sea. The project consists in the design and supply of more than 100km of 33kV submarine inter-array cables with various cross sections to connect the 49 wind turbines off the Danish coast. ...
  • Arkona: Last load-out! 10/27/2017
    .... The remaining five TPs for the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm are now shipped to Sassnitz, Germany. Bladt Industries, Arkona, Baltic Sea, Germany, offshore... will have a total capacity of 385 MW and will be located in the Baltic Sea approximately 35km north of Germany’s largest island, Rügen. ...
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    WindEurope urges Estonia to stimulate regional cooperation on offshore wind in the Baltic 09/29/2017
    ... Sea WindEurope signed the Baltic Sea Declaration on Offshore Wind in Tallinn which asks governments to enhance their regional cooperation with a view to supporting offshore wind deployment in the region. The Baltic Sea is a promising market for offshore wind energy in Europe. The basin offers extremely favorable climate and logistical conditions such as strong and stable winds, low waves, shallow waters and close distances to shore. WindEurope, Estonia, Baltic Sea, offshore, declaration According to the recently launched WindEurope analysis on wind energy scenarios for 2030, the Baltic Sea, where 1.5 GW of offshore wind is grid-connected today, will represent the second largest basin for offshore wind, with potentially 9 GW installed by 2030 (according to WindEurope’s central scenario). On 28 September 2017, WindEurope signed the Baltic Sea Declaration on Offshore Wind in Tallinn. The document, co-signed by wind energy associations from Estonia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden, asks governments to enhance their regional cooperation with a view to supporting offshore wind deployment in the region.   On the same day, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson and Martin Kruus, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Wind Power Association, handed over the Declaration to the Permanent Deputy Secretary General for Energy of the Government of Estonia, Mr. Ando Leppiman. They urged the Estonian government, which currently holds the EU Presidency, to build the political momentum that will help replicate in the Baltics what has already been done for the North Sea.   The Declaration covers several aspects of regional cooperation in the Baltics, from the need to set stable and clear legal frameworks to enhanced cooperation on spatial planning and grid connection. The final goal is to make full use of the renewable energy potential that the basin is offering in order to support the EU’s goals of decarbonisation, cost-effectiveness and security of energy supply.  A first step towards the achievement of these objectives is to ensure that governments draft clear national energy climate plans which spell out the volumes of offshore wind they want to deploy post-2020. The long term outlook and visibility will help create confidence and an attractive market for project developers and investors.   On 11 October 2017, WindEurope will kick-off the Baltic Sea Task Force as part of its Offshore Working Group. The Task Force, composed of the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Forum countries, will work towards achieving the goals set in the Declaration. ...WindEurope urges Estonia to stimulate regional cooperation on offshore wind in the Baltic Estonia needs to do more for offshore wind in the Baltic...
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    A storm is brewing for the wind industry 09/15/2017
    ... and the Baltic Sea. It was only at the beginning of this week that a group of politicians and industry called for an increase in the expansion cap so...
  • Tahkoluoto Offshore WInd Farm's take-over was celebrated on 31 August 09/05/2017
    ...’s demonstration project, Suomen Hyötytuuli and its partners have significantly increased offshore wind power knowledge in the Baltic Sea...
  • TenneT transfers approximately 7.77 terawatt hours of wind energy from the North Sea to the shore in the first half of 2017 08/29/2017
    .... The wind energy turbines in the Baltic Sea (not within the TenneT grid area) generated 0.7 terawatt hours*) in the first half of 2017, which means...
  • Construction begins for the Arkona offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea 08/24/2017
    ...Construction begins for the Arkona offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea Construction for Arkona Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea starts First foundations have been successfully laid in the seabed. Construction work on the Arkona wind project in the German Baltic Sea has begun. E.ON reports that the first foundations have been successfully laid in the seabed. A total of 60 so-called monopiles will be installed for the Arkona wind park before the transition pieces, towers and turbines are mounted on them. The foundation for the common substation with grid operator 50Hertz was installed end of July. The steel tubes have a diameter of between seven and nearly eight metres and weigh up to 1,200 tons. Since production started in September 2016, the manufacturer EEW Special Pipe Constructions in Rostock has processed about 53,000 tons of steel for the Arkona project. In terms of transport to the construction site, the monopiles are sealed at both ends, launched and floated to the construction site. There, the heavy-load crane ship Svanen will hammer the monopiles (which have a maximum length of 81 metres) 40 metres deep into the seabed – at water depths ranging from 23 to 37 metres. A modern sound-proofing system ensures that the noise from this work is minimised for marine fauna. 400 people are working on the Arkona project at the beginning of the construction phase. The project will employ up to 600 people during its busiest period. A large part of the value from the project will be generated for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The base port for the project and its subsequent operation is the Mukran Port in Sassnitz on the island Rugen. E.ON is also introducing innovation in the form of steel foundations for environmental protection in offshore wind parks. Together with partner companies, E.ON has developed a new technology for anti-corrosion protection and is the first offshore company to use this. A new coating process significantly reduces the impact to the sea during the operation period, as compared to conventional processes. The Arkona project is located 35 kilometres northeast of the island of Rügen. The wind farm will have a capacity of 385 megawatts (MW) and will be able to supply up to 400,000 households with renewable energy from 2019 onwards. Compared to conventionally produced electricity, Arkona will save up to 1.2 million tons of CO2 annually. The project will see the installation of 60 Siemens six-megawatt turbines. Arkona is a joint venture between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Statoil. ...
  • Great Yarmouth Businesses Secure Contracts for ScottishPower Renewables’ Global Offshore Wind Projects 08/04/2017
    ... work on the Wikinger Offshore Windfarm, which is being built in the Baltic Sea off the north coast of Germany. The Seajacks Kraken vessel is currently supporting work on the offshore substation, which will run across the summer. This builds on the previously announced contract for Seajacks to install jacket foundations on the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm with the Scylla vessel. Survey contractor Gardline has also been awarded contracts worth over £6 million by ScottishPower Renewables to carry out a range of pre-construction surveys across the East Anglia ONE, ONE North and TWO offshore windfarm sites.  The work is underway, and is due to run until September, with support from various vessels from Gardline’s fleet. Additionally, Gardline has been appointed (through its subsidiary Alpine) to carry out a geophysical survey in Massachusetts for the Vineyard Wind Project, which is owned 50% by ScottishPower Renewables’ sister company in the States, Avangrid Renewables.   Jonathan Cole, Managing Director of Offshore Wind at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Seajacks and Gardline are at the forefront of their respective fields, and we look forward to a successful partnership with both companies as they deliver important projects for our global offshore wind power developments. Since we were awarded the rights to develop offshore wind projects in East Anglia in 2010 we have worked with many companies based in the region, and the local supply chain continues to offer industry-leading levels of expertise. Companies based in the East Anglia region have the potential to export their services anywhere in the world where offshore wind schemes are being considered.” Blair Ainslie, Seajacks CEO, said: We are delighted that we have been able to secure contracts to work with ScottishPower Renewables in both the UK and Germany. We will be installing jacket foundations on East Anglia ONE with Seajacks Scylla and supporting the commissioning of the Wikinger offshore substation. This shows the full range of services which we are able to provide from our Great Yarmouth headquarters. Seajacks look forward to building on an already first class working relationship with one of offshore wind’s pioneering developers.” Cliff Whatrup, head of Hydro at Gardline, commented “This is a significant contract for Gardline, and we are proud to be contributing to the development of offshore wind energy in the region.”  The announcement of the most recent contracts follow-on from an agreement to select Peel Ports Great Yarmouth as the construction and installation port for East Anglia ONE, which was announced in 2016. Up to £5million is being co-invested in Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, ready for the facility to begin supporting construction work in 2018. ...
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    WINDFORCE Baltic Sea 2018 05/22/2017
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    WINDFORCE Baltic Sea 01/05/2017
    ...On the 8 and 9 February 2017 WAB e.V. organizes in cooperation with the Offshore Wind Messe und Veranstaltungs GmbH (OWMV) the WINDFORCE Baltic Sea... Offshore Conference for the fifth time. This time the Baltic Sea will take place in Tallinn (Estonia). The focus of this two-days event...

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