Top News of the Week July 7 – 13, 2014

Top News of the Week July 7 – 13, 2014

Siemens to Revolutionize Offshore Wind Turbine Service

Siemens has announced that, as of 2015, it will revolutionize the offshore wind turbine service with its new service operation vessels (SOVs).

Man Severely Injured in Accident at Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm

Yesterday morning (July 7), sea rescuers from List medevaced a severely injured worker from the heavy lift vessel Svanen, working at the Butendiek offshore wind farm.

UPDATE: Cables for Connection of German Offshore Wind Farms Sinks in Italy

A cable lay barge, carrying cables manufactured by Prysmian for the connection of Butendiek and Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farms in Germany, flipped over and sank on July 3.

EU Funds Two Spanish Floating Offshore Wind Projects with EUR 67.4 Mln

The European Commission yesterday awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme.

UPDATE: Investigation to Reveal Cause of Accident at Butendiek OWF

A serious accident occurred in the night of Sunday, 6 July at the Butendiek offshore wind farm in German waters. The victim, a Danish employee hired by Ballast Nedam, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.