Highlights of the Month: October 2016

Elisa Floats Self-Installing Offshore Wind Turbine

Researchers gathered around the EU-funded Elisa Project have developed an offshore wind turbine system that can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbour conditions.

The Big League Offering Lowest Offshore Wind Prices (Interview with Vattenfall)

When you are talking with people working in real estate, there is a small chance you would not hear them saying: “Location, location, location!” at some point. In offshore wind, the same could be said for cost reduction.

DONG Marks 1000th Turbine in Water

DONG Energy has become the first company worldwide to have installed 1,000 offshore wind turbines, after recently installing the landmark turbine at the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in German North Sea.

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).

ZPMC Found Responsible for Greater Gabbard Monopile Cracks

The Technology and Construction Court in London has ruled that cracking discovered on some of the 140 monopiles built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Ltd (ZPMC) for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm ”was largely a result of various failures by ZPMC to maintain correct preheat temperature of the welds to the monopiles.”

DONG Upgrades Tendering System

DONG Energy has added a new category covering geotechnical investigation services in Northern European waters to the DONG Energy’s Tendering System (DETS).

Video: Rotterdam Ready for Offshore Wind with Sif Group

Dutch manufacturer of offshore wind foundations, Sif Group, is working full steam at its new facilities in Rotterdam after assembling the first monopiles there at the end of the last month. Expecting to have more than 150 people working in Rotterdam in two years, the company is continuously looking to recruit.

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.

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.

Scaldis’ New Heavy Lifter Hits the Water in China

Gulliver, a heavy lift vessel currently under construction for the Antwerp-based Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors, was launched in China, on 5 September.

Offshore Wind Staff