Top News of the Week, 12 – 18 December 2016
The Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi / DGE won the second Borssele tender. Following the announcement, the consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for the wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
Shell’s corporate venturing arm Shell Technology Ventures (STV), E.ON and Schlumberger have invested approx. EUR 6 million in Kite Power Systems (KPS), a UK start-up company developing high-altitude wind power generation technology.
America’s first offshore wind farm entered commercial operation on 12 December.
Statoil Wind US came out as the winner of the New York offshore wind lease sale, agreeing to pay USD 42.5 million for rights to build an offshore wind farm at the 79,350-acre area.
DONG Energy is making a a multi-million pound investment in CS Wind’s new offshore tower manufacturing facility in Campbeltown, Scotland, which will give DONG Energy preferred access rights to towers for its offshore wind farms.
Offshore WIND Staff