Top News of the Week, 09 – 15 January 2017
Swedish utility Vattenfall has bought the 584MW Atlantis I offshore wind project in the German North Sea from PNE Wind AG.
The sea mine which was found floating near the Gode Wind 2 wind farm site on 10 January was successfully blown up at 17:20 the next day, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (Havariekommando) reported.
Arild Bolsø, an engineer who worked for Statkraft in Norway and Forewind in the UK, has developed a new technical concept for offshore wind foundation installation. According to Bolsø, the concept would reduce installation time by 30-50%, compared to current methods.
Forthwind Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of 2-B Energy, has been granted a license by the Scottish Ministers to construct and operate the 18MW Forthwind Offshore Wind Demonstration Project in the Firth of Forth at Methil, Scotland.
Installation of first wind turbines at the Wikinger offshore wind farm is set to start as soon as weather conditions allow.
Offshore WIND Staff