Top News of the Week Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Ballast Nedam Puts Its Offshore Wind Unit & Heavy Lift Vessel on Sale

Ballast Nedam has started a process, aimed at the sale of its business unit Ballast Nedam Offshore with the intention to conclude a transaction at short notice.The sale of Ballast Nedam Offshore is an addition to the disposals programme that Ballast Nedam announced in February, to strengthen its financial position.

Dutch, Greeks Team Up on Floating Wind Energy

ASIFF BV, a subsidiary of brokering and consultancy company Costa Renewables The Netherlands BV (CRNL), and Greek owned ZEUS Development BV i.o. have joined forces in further developing and bringing to market of Zeus Development’s unique, under WIPO PCT patent-pending, UNFLOP (UNsinkable-stable unaffected from waves FLOating truss Platforms) and WWT (Wing-Wheel-Turbines) – PWT (Paddle-Wheel-Turbines) technologies, whereby ASIFF BV has the exclusive global responsibility to sell licenses for products based on these patents, while ZEUS Development will remain controlling IPR owner and hold exclusive responsibility for the technical R&D.

Photo of the Day: Westermost Rough Starting to Bloom

Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Two Westermost Rough offshore wind turbines saying “Hello!” to stormy clouds.

A2SEA Erects First Borkum Riffgrund 1 Turbine

On 25 October 2014, A2SEA’s vessel SEA INSTALLER installed the first of 78 wind turbines at DONG Energy’s first German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1. Everything went according to plan.

Fukushima Offshore Floating Wind Project Moves Forward

The second phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project has commenced. Preparatory works for the installation of the 7MW wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port, Fukushima, are almost completed as the floater left Nagasaki today .