Top News of the Week, 8 – 14 August 2016
DONG Energy has decided not to invest in a GBP 450 million offshore wind hub at the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) in the Humber after a recent report showed that UK east coast ports have the capability to support the pipeline of offshore wind projects which will be built out in the North Sea in the decades ahead.
Vattenfall has acquired Global Tech II offshore wind project located in the German North Sea some 85 kilometres north of the island of Borkum.
Germany’s VTC Group Munich has bought Bilfinger’s share in Bilfinger Mars Offshore, a Poland-based manufacturer of steel foundations for offshore wind turbines.
Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg is currently a proverbial beehive of activity as major offshore wind turbine makers are working on a number of projects located in the North Sea and the English Channel.
A thousand hoisting operations from helicopters to wind turbines have been carried out so far at DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms, the offshore wind developer said via social media.