Top News of the Week, August 26 – September 1, 2013

Top News of the Week, August 26 – September 1, 2013

VIDEO: DolWin Alpha Installation 

The DolWin alpha converter platform has been installed in the North Sea.

Siemens Successfully Installs HelWin1 Platform (Germany)  

Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, marking the successful completion of a significant stage in German grid connection projects.

UK: Samsung’s 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine Reaches NAREC’s Test Facility 

Samsung’s prototype 7MW offshore wind turbine was this week delivered to the National Renewable Energy Centre’s (Narec) new test facilities in Blyth, Northumberland, signalling the next step in the evolution of the mega-sized technology that will be used in the Round 3 offshore wind zones.

Floating Gyro-Stabilized VAWT to Be Tested in Norway (VIDEO) 

A model of a floating gyro stabilized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) for offshore and near-shore applications, which is called Gwind, will be tested in the harbor of Stavanger this autumn, according to the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE).

German Federal Minister Inaugurates BARD Offshore 1 

Today, in the presence of the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr Philipp Rösler, the first complete high-sea wind farm off the North Sea coast, BARD Offshore 1, was officially inaugurated.

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