Highlights of the Month: December 2014

Siemens erects 6 MW offshore turbine on land

Siemens has installed two of its SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines at an onshore site in Wehlens near Wilhelmshaven.

Belgium to Decide on Wind Energy Storing Island in 2015

Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed.

Van Oord acquires Ballast Nedam

Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the activities of Ballast Nedam Offshore. The acquisition consists of the assets of Ballast Nedam Offshore, the dedicated EPCI staff (Engineering, Procurement, Contracting and Installation), heavy lift installation vessel Svanen and the Westermeerwind project (144 MW).

First Flight Wind project canceled

The developers of the First Flight Wind offshore project, Dong Energy, RES and B9, have given up on the project that could have comprised 100 wind turbines off the coast of Northern Ireland.

Dong buys Borkum Riffgrund West 2

Dong Energy has acquired a 100% ownership interest in the German offshore wind development project Borkum Riffgrund West 2 from Energiekontor AG.