Top News of the Week Sep 9 – 15, 2013

Top News of the Week Sep 9 – 15, 2013

Top News of the Week Sep 9 – 15, 2013

UK: Unmanned Barge Almost Hits Teesside OWF

A 35 metre unmanned barge that was being taken from Stromness to Lowestoft has been reconnected to its towing vessel.

UK: Vestas Produces First Blade for Its 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW – the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine – at the R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK. The blade will now undergo an extensive testing regime to ensure total reliability.

Germany: Windreich Files for Insolvency

German wind energy developer, Windreich AG, filed for insolvency last week while the company’s CEO Willi Balz submitted his resignation yesterday.

Germany: Energiekontor Sells Nordergründe Offshore Wind Farm to wpd

The Energiekontor AG, based in Bremen, has agreed today with the Bremen project developer wpd on the sale of an offshore wind farm, the Nordergründe. The buyer is a subsidiary of wpd Offshore GmbH.

The Netherlands: Offshore Wind Turbines Better with Hydraulic Pumps

Dr. Niels Diepeveen (Civil Engineering and Geosciences) has engaged in studying the future of offshore wind turbines in his PhD-research, conducted under the supervision of Professor Gijs van Kuik, both working at TU Delft, the Netherlands.