May 10, 2017
Siemens and technology firm Skyspecs are preparing to deploy new drones which use a combination of 3D technology and digital data capture to reduce downtimes and labor costs, company executives told Wind Energy Update.
Mar 29, 2017
The growing involvement of Oil and gas groups in offshore wind projects will generate significant cost savings in installation logistics and along the full operational lifespan, industry experts told Wind Energy Update.
Mar 14, 2017
Lower capital costs and installation efficiencies are driving down offshore wind prices but the UK's higher development and transmission costs will keep this April's auction prices well above Denmark’s 49.9 euros/MWh (43.7 pounds/MWh) contract, industry experts told Wind Energy Update.
Mar 1, 2017
Statoil’s record offshore wind lease bid gives it access to the high-load New York market for its first U.S. project but a power purchase agreement will require state support due to the large capacity size and nascent installation network.
Feb 13, 2017
The Blauwind II consortium bid a record Dutch price of 54.5 euros/MWh ($58.0/MWh) to win the Borssele 3&4 offshore wind tender, demonstrating how installation learnings and wider construction roles are allowing project stakeholders to establish a lower plateau of prices, industry experts told Wind Energy Update.
Dec 5, 2016
Average lifetime revenue for Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak project in Denmark is forecast to be 20% lower than the record-low bid price and reflects falling CAPEX and cost of equity in the growing offshore wind market, Tom Harries, Wind Energy Analyst at BNEF, told the Offshore Wind Europe conference on November 22.