Highlights of the Month: August 2016

USA Just Got Its First Offshore Wind Farm

“The Block Island Wind Farm is now fully constructed,” Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, informed via social media on 18 August.

Bilfinger Exits Offshore Wind Foundations Business

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.

DONG Energy Bins AMEP Offshore Wind Hub Project

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 Acquires Global Tech II Project

Vattenfall has acquired Global Tech II offshore wind project located in the German North Sea some 85 kilometres north of the island of Borkum.

Wikinger Substation Stands in the Baltic Sea

The offshore substation Andalucía, built for Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm, has been installed in the German zone of the Baltic Sea.

EUR 1.6Bn Merkur OWF Project Moves Towards Construction

The 396MW Merkur offshore wind project has reached financial close and is now moving into the construction phase.

Report: Gamesa and Siemens Turn Down GE’s Bid for Adwen

Gamesa and Siemens have rejected GE’s first bid to buy offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen, Reuters cited sources familiar with the matter as saying.

DONG Gets Development Consent for 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two

DONG Energy has received development consent from UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm project.

Adwen Preparing Bremerhaven Site for 8MW Prototype

Offshore wind turbine maker Adwen has begun the civil works on the site in Bremerhaven where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 wind turbine will be installed.

CFL and Barge Master Team Up on Feeder Concept

Dutch companies CFL and Barge Master have joined forces to offer a ”feeder concept” which is said to optimise offshore logistics during wind farm installation phase and could lead to up to 40% reduction in installation time and costs, Bjorn Knopper, Commercial Manager at CFL Offshore told Offshore WIND.

Offshore WIND Staff