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Should repair and replacement of major components on floating turbines be carried out at the project location, or in the still waters of port after tugging the unit home?
MHI Vestas introduced its latest V174-9.5MW offshore turbine model with an enlarged 174-metre rotor in February. Senior product manager Anders Bach Andersen talked to Eize de Vries at the recent WindEurope event in Bilbao about how this model differs from to the "original" V164 series, including last year's V164-10.0MW upgrade.
Icebreaker, the $126 million 20.7MW project in Lake Erie, will not come online until 2022, two years later than the original commissioning date.
Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 23 December 2015
|Project Name||Country||Capacity||Developer/Owner||Announcement||Date reported|
|Hornsea Project Two||UK||1.8GW||Dong Energy||Planning inspection completed||16-Dec-15|
|European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre||UK||100MW||Vattenfall, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)||Supreme Court appeal rejected||16-Dec-15|
|Walney Extension West||UK||330MW||Dong Energy||Confirmed turbine order||16-Dec-15|
|Nordsee One||Germany||332MW||Northland Power, RWE Innogy||Foundation installation begins||16-Dec-15|
|East Anglia Three||UK||1.2GW||ScottishPower Renewables||Planning application accepted||15-Dec-15|
|Hornsea Project One||UK||1.2GW||Dong Energy||Onshore substation contractor appointed||15-Dec-15|
|Hywind Scotland||UK||30MW||Statoil||Anchor supplier selected||25-Nov-15|
|Anholt||Denmark||400MW||Dong Energy||Cable repair complete||24-Nov-15|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||600MW||-||Preliminary tender conditions published||23-Nov-15|
|Dudgeon||UK||400MW||Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar||Electrical infrastructure contractor selected||23-Nov-15|
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