Top News of the Week Aug 11 – 17, 2014

Top News of the Week Aug 11 – 17, 2014

Vattenfall Orders Turbines and Servicing from Siemens

Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm. 

Siemens’ First Service Operation Vessel Sailing to Norway 

The hull of one of Siemens’ new service operation vessels (SOVs) is on its way towards Norwegian Havyard shipyard, where it is supposed to arrive any day now. 

Chinese Offshore Wind Market Dashes Siemens’ Hopes of Success 

The offshore wind market in China has turned out to be sluggish and did not fulfill Siemens’ expectations when it comes to the speed of its development, as the company had a plan to hold 30% of Chinese offshore wind market. 

MPI Becomes Part of Sandbank OWF Adventure 

MPI Offshore announced today that it will provide its vessel MPI Adventure and its services in general for the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm, developed by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München. 

Eight Major Offshore Wind Players Unite to Improve O&M Performance 

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has brought together eight of the industry’s major owner/operators to improve performance in operating and maintaining offshore wind farms. It is a move aimed at driving the industry a considerable way towards the goal of £100/MWh for energy generated from offshore wind.