Top News of the Week Feb 18 – 23, 2013

Top News of the Week Feb 18 – 23, 2013

Germany: Ship Collides with Offshore Wind Farm Foundation

A ship has collided with the offshore wind farm foundation in the German part of the North Sea.

The incident happened on Saturday night causing the bow fender of the double hull ship to sustain severe damages.


Norway: Lamprell Delivers Windcarrier 2 “Bold Tern”, to Fred Olsen Windcarrier

Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewables industry, announced the successful completion of construction of the wind turbine installation vessel, Windcarrier 2 “Bold Tern”.



Germany: Installation of Topside for Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Completed

The offshore installation of the topside for Riffgat wind farm has been completed on Saturday, February 16th 2013.


Tidal Project in Bay of Fundy Gets CAD 5 Million in Funding (Canada)

The Harper Government is showing its commitment to stimulating innovation and job creation with an investment of $61.8 million to help 23 new clean technology projects from across the country reach commercialization.


USA: Offshore Wind Farms Could Weaken Hurricanes

An associate professor at the University of Delaware, Cristina L. Archer, spoke about various advantages of wind energy at the “Why Wind Energy?” seminar held at the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences building on Cook Campus on Friday.

Offshore WIND staff, February 25, 2013