Top News of the Week May 12 – 18, 2014

Top News of the Week May 12 – 18, 2014

Seal of Approval for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Emergency Procedure

A trapped seal has put Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s emergency procedure to the test on a wind farm construction project in the German North Sea.

Worker Falls to Death at Walney OWF, Cause of Fall Unknown

An inquest into death circumstances of a 26-year-old man, who died at the Walney offshore wind farm site on March 1, was held in County Hall in Kendal.

French Gvt Wants Areva to Acquire Alstom’s Wind Unit

If the GE’s acquisition bid for Alstom’s Energy division gets the green light, the French government will ask the American industrial giant to sell Alstom’s offshore wind turbine business to Areva, France’s largest provider of nuclear energy, writes Les Echos.

Windsurfer Gets in Trouble near Teesside OWF, Dies in Hospital

A 72-year old windsurfer passed away on Saturday in a hospital in Middlesbrough, after he had been found floating helplessly in the water near the Teesside offshore wind farm the day before.

Installation of Eneco Luchterduinen OWF’s Innovative Foundations to Start in July

In early July, Van Oord will commence the offshore installation of the 43 foundation piles for the Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm, the third Dutch offshore wind farm, which will be utilizing innovative new design elements with regard to its foundation piles.