Top News of the Week, 13 – 19 March 2017

Siemens-Gamesa Merger Clears Final Hurdle

The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa by Siemens.

World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Passes into History

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.

Gaelectric, Ideol Unveil Floating Wind Plans for Ireland

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.

Saint-Brieuc Case: Nass & Wind Disputes Award Decision

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 Becomes Sole Owner of Seaway Heavy Lifting

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.

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