Top News of the Week, 10 – 16 October 2016

Vattenfall Bids for Borssele III & IV

Vattenfall, a Swedish wind energy developer which could build the cheapest nearshore project off the coast of Denmark, has disclosed that it is taking part in the Borssele III and IV tender.

Photo of the Day: Extra Muscle Needed for Nordsee One Monopiles

Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG has recently used a Modulift spreader combined with a 45m-long beam attached to a gantry and a crawler crane to tandem lift 750t monopiles from pontoons onto land in Cuxhaven on Germany’s North Sea coast.

GE to Buy LM Wind Power for EUR 1.5 Billion

General Electric (GE) has agreed to buy LM Wind Power Holding A/S, a Denmark-based designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades, for an enterprise value of EUR 1.5 billion.

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Attracts Big League Investors

GE Energy Financial Services, a GE unit, and Citi, a multinational investment banking and financial services corporation, have announced the closing of tax equity financing on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

AOWFL and Boskalis Testing Suction Buckets in Aberdeen Bay

Royal Boskalis Westminster has, on behalf Aberdeen Offshore Windfarm Limited (AOWFL), completed the first of two trial installations of suction buckets in Aberdeen Bay at the proposed location of the Aberdeen offshore wind farm, also known as European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).