Top News of the Week Nov 09 – 15, 2015

First German Floating Foundation Secures Grid Connection

German engineering consultancy Gicon has received permission from a governmental agency to feed 2.3MW of grid connection capacity through the country’s first floating offshore foundation – GICON®-SOF.

RWE-Led Consortium to Bid for Dutch Borssele OW Projects

RWE Innogy, EDP Renewables and Macquarie Capital have formed a consortium to participate in the forthcoming Dutch offshore wind tender for Borssele I and II projects, each with a 350MW capacity.

EDF Floats Partnership Idea to GE & Alstom Energy

French energy company EDF sees the recently merged GE and Alstom Energy as the perfect partner for the company’s plan to diversify its energy mix by further expanding into renewable energy sector, GE quoted Antoine Cahuzac, the CEO of EDF Énergies Nouvelles, as saying.

Bard Offshore 1 Hits 2TWh Mark

Bard Offshore 1 has produced more than 2TWh of electricity since the inauguration in 2013, which makes it the first offshore wind farm in Germany to achieve this.

Spanish Company Develops Self-Diagnosing Bearings

Spanish company Laulagun Bearings, in collaboration with IK4-IKERLAN, has developed bearings for offshore wind turbines that are capable of self-diagnosis and of making their condition known to the wind turbine’s control system.

Offshore WIND Staff