Top News of the Week Dec 9 – 15, 2013

Top News of the Week Dec 9 – 15, 2013

Top News of the Week Dec 9 – 15, 2013

Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities

Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6.

Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology 

Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods.

VIDEO: Uptime’s Gangway Used at Borkum West OWF 

Uptime 23,4m AMC gangway has been used during operation at the Borkum West offshore wind farm.

HOCHTIEF Solutions Commissions VIDAR Offshore Jack-Up Vessel 

In the next few days, HOCHTIEF Solutions will commission a further powerful jack-up vessel for the construction of offshore wind farms. In the company of around 300 guests from the European offshore market the ship named VIDAR will officially be commissioned in Bremerhaven on December 12.

UAE: DolWin Structure Components in Position 

Drydocks World lifted the 10,000-tonne topside of the first gravity base of the semi-submersible and world’s largest offshore HVDC platform structure DolWin beta to a height of 52.8 metres from the dock bottom.