Offshore Project Progress - 29 January

EUROPE: Recent project updates on the decommissioned Swedish project Yttre Stengrund site and the large Neart Na Gaoithe and Galloper offshore projects, both in the UK.

Vattenfall's 14-year-old Yttre Stengrund project in southeast Sweden has been dismantled

Dounreay Tri

Project help: RES announced that it assisted design and engineering company Hexicon prior to the recent submission of a scoping report for the planned Dounreay Trì floating wind demonstration project.

Since October 2014, RES, acting as the advisory firm, has provided site selection, development, wind analysis and metocean services in support of the two-turbine project, which is planned for a site off Caithness, northern Scotland.

The scoping report is now at the pre-application stage with Marine Scotland and the project is planned to be operational by the summer of 2018. 25-Jan-16


Yttre Stengrund

Decommissioning completed: The decommissioning of Yttre Stengrund has progressed to the point where all visible traces of the wind farm are now gone.

Work on dismantling the rotors, nacelles, masts and foundations started in mid-November 2015 and the last foundations were cut off level with the sea bed on 16 January 2016.

By the summer, just over seven kilometres of cabling is expected to have been removed from the sea bed.

Ytte Stengrund was located in the Baltic Sea off Kalmar County, southeast Sweden. It was commissioned in 2001 and acquired by Vattenfall in 2006. The obsolete turbines had reached the end of their lives, Vattenfall said. 25-Jan-16


Neart Na Gaoithe

FID negotiations: Mainstream Renewable Power has announced that it is in discussions with a consortium led by power company InterGen, regarding taking its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe project to financial close and into construction.

The consortium also includes Siemens Project Ventures, The Marguerite Fund and Infrared Capital.

Neart na Gaoithe is planned for a site in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea, off Scotland's east coast.

It secured a fifteen-year Contract for Difference (CfD) subsidy in March 2015. The £2bn (€2.6bn) project is expected to be fully commissioned and generating electricity by 2020. 26-Jan-16



Substation supplier: GE and Petrofac have been contracted to engineer, construct and install a turnkey power system for RWE Innogy's Galloper project.

The contract is worth over £110m.

The up-to-336MW project is being developed in the North Sea off Suffolk, eastern England. It is due to commence operations in March 2018. 28-Jan-16


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