Top News of the Week, 13 – 19 March 2017
The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa by Siemens.
DONG Energy has started dismantling the world’s first offshore wind farm, the 4.95MW Vindeby located in the Danish Baltic Sea near the island of Lolland.
Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has partnered with Ideol to develop floating offshore wind energy projects in Irish waters using Ideol’s Damping Pool technology.
Nass & Wind is not giving up on challenging the French government regarding the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind site. Even though the company’s complaint on the authorisation of project modification was recently dismissed at the Administrative Court in Rennes, Nass & Wind is still proceeding with its main legal action against the government’s decision to award the site to another consortium. This case is currently being processed at the Court of Appeals in Nantes.
Subsea 7 acquired 50% stake in Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) from K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) on 10 March. SHL was a joint venture company in which Subsea 7 held a 50% interest, hence the company is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7.