Top News of the Year 2013

Top News of the Year 2013

Storm ‘Christian’ Shakes DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm (Germany)

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.

The Netherlands: Damen Unveils Walk to Work Vessel

Damen Shipyards has unveiled a completely new Wind Farm Service Vessel (WSV) to support and accommodate turbine maintenance crews at sea and allow them to ‘Walk-to-Work’.

 UK: Siemens Installs 6 MW Wind Turbine

Siemens has now installed a market-ready version of its new 6 megawatt (MW) gearless wind turbine on the test site of the power utility SSE, the UK’s largest generator of renewable energy.

France: Energy Minister Announces Concrete Steps to Boost Offshore Renewables

Delphine Batho, French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy announced the launch of a call for expressions of interest to promote demonstration projects in offshore renewables on Monday, according to news site.

Siemens Signs Chartering Deal with Esvagt for Two Offshore Wind Service Vessels (Denmark)

Siemens Energy has signed a chartering agreement with ship owner Esvagt A/S for two new offshore wind service vessels that will incorporate significant advancements in logistics, efficiency and operational capabilities.

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.

 UK: Seajacks Orders World’s Largest OWF Installation Vessel

Seajacks International has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries to build the world’s largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel.

VIDEO: Load Out of DolWin Alpha Converter Platform

The load out of DolWin alpha marks the start of a journey that the platform will make to its final offshore destination, the DolWin area in German North Sea.

VIDEO: EWICON ‒ Bladeless Windmill

Mecanoo Architects designed the model EWICON (Electrostatic WIndenergy CONvertor) using technology developed by researchers Johan Smit and Dhiradj Djairam from the Delft University of Technology in a consortium with Wageningen UR and commercial companies in an economy-ecology-government partnership program context.

Germany: Crane Vessel Stanislav Yudin Transports Tripods to Trianel Wind Farm Borkum

The beginning of the month of March has seen the crane vessel, Stanislav Yudin, launch the transportation of tripods from the offshore terminal in Bremerhaven BLG to the Trianel Wind Farm Borkum.

Germany: Ship Collides with Offshore Wind Farm Foundation

A ship has collided with the offshore wind farm foundation in the German part of the North Sea, reports German news site Jeversches Wochenblatt.

 USA: Sandia Re-Evaluates Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Sandia National Laboratories’ wind energy researchers are re-evaluating vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to help solve some of the problems of generating energy from offshore breezes.


Offshore WIND Staff, January 1, 2014