Top News of the Week Nov 23 – 29, 2015

Crown Estate Creates Offshore Wind Interactive Map

The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis.

Vibratory Piling Faster and Less Noisy, Tests Show

Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method generates less noise and is up to ten times faster, compared to the impact hammering.

Centerbridge Looking to Flip Senvion

New York-based private investment firm Centerbridge Partners is reportedly planning to list the German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion less than seven months after completing the acquisition of a 100% stake in the company for EUR 1 billion, Reuters reports.

SMD Cuts Jobs After Largest Order Is Suspended

UK-based remote intervention equipment manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) plans to cut 70 to 80 jobs across the business.

SAITEC Unveils New Floating Wind Platform

Spanish engineering company SAITEC presented its floating platform for offshore wind applications – SATH© – at EWEA Paris 2015 on 19 November.

Offshore Wind Staff

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