Articles filed under Offshore Wind from Europe

Robust managementt for rust: Offshore wind turbines

This is an essential factor for the maintenance and repair costs of offshore wind turbines which can add up over the years to one hundred times the costs for new construction. While a metal coating in the construction of onshore wind facilities can cost 20 to 30 euros per square meter, the cost for offshore plants can be several thousand euros. These costs must be reduced significantly. 
1 Feb 2016

Navitus Bay plans scrapped

Navitus Bay project director Stuart Grant said today: "After careful consideration, Navitus Bay has chosen not to challenge the decision by the Secretary of State to refuse consent for the proposed wind park.
19 Oct 2015

Firms fined over fatal wind blade accident at Harwich

Denmark-based Siemens Windpower A/S and London firm Fluor Ltd were both fined. Mr Terp, 42, was crushed on 21 May 2010 at Harwich International Port. His colleague Mr Kroeger was airlifted to Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge with serious, life-changing injuries. The Health and Safety Executive said the accident "easily have been avoided"
2 Oct 2015

Plans for giant UK offshore wind farms reconsidered

In the UK this August, two massive offshore wind developments were thrown into tumult. ...The Crown Estate plans to have at least 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the water by 2020. Industry observers aren’t as optimistic, pointing out that the UK’s new Conservative government has announced plans to end its renewables obligation support for onshore wind by April 2016
1 Oct 2015

Navitus Bay rejected

The UK government has halted the 970MW Navitus Bay project being developed off the coast of Dorset, southern England. The decision has been announced by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) following a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate that consent be refused.
11 Sep 2015

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