Top News of the Week Dec 21 – 27, 2015
The Wave Craft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Ventus sank yesterday after catching fire off Langeland, while en route to Bagenkop, according to local media and the police.
Germany’s offshore wind farms have generated 1.3% of the overall energy produced country-wide in 2015, a 550% increase compared to a 0.2% contribution by offshore wind turbines in 2014, according to the data released by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).
Following the Dutch Senate’s decision to dismiss the ‘Stroom’ bill, TenneT said that it will work with the Ministry of Economic Affairs to come up with a customized schedule as soon as possible, since the first grid connection of wind farms in the waters off Borssele will now be delayed.
Danish consultancy Cowi has won a contract to design India’s first offshore wind farm and to head capacity building within the Indian authorities, including preparation of an offshore wind policy.
Seatower has welcomed the Carbon Trust’s recent report on the potential of gravity based foundations for offshore wind.
Offshore WIND Staff