Editor’s Pick of 2014

A2SEA sells Sea Energy wind turbine installation vessel

A2SEA has sold its offshore wind installation vessel SEA ENERGY. In the future, the vessel will be engaged in maintenance of oil installations in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa for the company O. I. S. International Ltd.

Suction bucket jacket foundation installed at Borkum Riffgrund 1 (Gallery)

DONG Energy has installed a suction bucket jacket foundation at its German offshore wind farm, Borkum Riffgrund 1.  An innovative new foundation could help cut the costs of electricity from offshore wind farms. Now,  it has been successfully deployed by DONG Energy as part of its collaboration with the UK’s Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

Scotland gives thumbs up to two offshore wind farms

Scottish Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has announced the formal consent of two adjacent offshore wind farm applications in the outer Moray Firth.

MHI Vestas 8 MW turbine breaks world record

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s V164-8.0 MW prototype set a new benchmark for power production recently when the turbine produced 192,000 kWh in a 24 hour period, enough to power approximately 13,500 Danish households, demonstrating the full capability of the world’s most powerful wind turbine.

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.

Five big OW companies test vibratory driving of monopiles

RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall are running a one year onshore demonstration project near Cuxhaven on the German North Sea coast to validate the vibratory driving of wind turbine monopile foundations, in comparison and as evolution to current impact driving of these piles.

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