Top News of the Week Dec 2 – 8, 2013
DanTysk offshore wind farm, situated west of the island of Sylt and directly on the German-Danish border, recently shook under the strength of storm “Christian” that swept through the North Sea.
With an expected compound average growth rate of 28.3% from 2013-2020, the growth for the offshore wind industry remains solid. Short term demand in Europe – the main market region for offshore wind – is set to stabilise pending policy clarification and implementation.
On Thursday 5 December, the jacking up of Dolwin Beta’s topsides started.
National Grid has confirmed that a record-breaking amount of clean electricity was generated by wind power in the UK on November 29 – achieving more than 6 gigawatts (over 6,000 megawatts) for the first time.
The prototype nacelle for the world’s most powerful wind turbine, Vestas’ V164-8.0 MW, has been completed at Lindø Industrial Park, Denmark.