Top News of the Week Jul 15 – 20, 2013

Top News of the Week Jul 15 – 20, 2013

Diver Dies at Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm (Germany)

A British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea, between Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports.

World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blades on Their Way to Scottish Offshore Test Site

SSP Technology of Kirkeby, Denmark has completed three prototype wind turbine blades for Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The 83,5 meters blades are leaving SSP Technology’s factory on July 16-18 2013 and are on their way to Scotland for the installation on a 7 MW test offshore turbine.

UK to Cut 25 Pct off Wind Power Subsidies

The UK Government will define new plans in the Energy Bill, which involves cutting long-term subsidies for new wind farms by 25%.

Germany: Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Completed

EWE, the developer of Riffgat offshore wind farm, has announced that the construction of its project is now completed.

The Netherlands Sets New Renewable Energy Targets

The Dutch government, employers, workers and environmental organizations reached an agreement last week, which will ,inter alia, result in further investments in wind energy both on land and sea.