Highlights of the Month: May 2017

Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Back in Business

The Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland’s supreme civil court, has overturned the ruling which halted further development of four wind projects with a total capacity of 2,284MW in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.

France Pre-Selects 10 Dunkerque Offshore Wind Bidders

France’s energy regulator Commission de régulation de l’énergie (CRE) has pre-selected ten bidders for the development of an offshore wind farm project with a capacity of up to 750MW off Dunkerque, according to local media.

Veja Mate All Done Four Months Early

The final of the 67 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines at the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm was commissioned on Wednesday, 31 May, Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH reports.

Taiwan Issues First Offshore Wind Commercial Operating Licence

Taiwan has issued its first ever commercial operating licence for an offshore wind farm – the 8MW Formosa I Phase I wind farm off the Miaoli County.

Adwen’s Prototype 8MW Turbine Dwarfs Bremerhaven Skyline

Adwen’s prototype 8MW wind turbine generator, currently under construction in Bremerhaven, Germany is now mechanically complete, the company told Offshore WIND.

Offshore Wind Sparks Recruitment Drive at DEME

Belgium’s DEME Group is recruiting more than 200 new employees throughout 2017 to meet the demand driven by the growth in offshore wind energy industry.

CIP in 1.5GW Offshore Wind Push in Taiwan

Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has acquired three offshore wind sites under development in Taiwan with a combined capacity of 1,500MW.

Statoil Floats First Hywind Scotland Foundations off Stord

The first two of the five SPAR-type floating foundations built by the Navantia-Windar consortium for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm have arrived to the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway.

Hyundai and Atlantis Set Sights on Floating Wind

Marine renewables developer Atlantis Resources has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) with South Korean offshore construction giant Hyundai Engineering & Construction to collaborate on the development of ocean power renewable projects globally.

Smulders Puts Together First Beatrice Jacket

Smulders has put the first upper jacket for the Beatrice offshore wind farm’s foundation on top of the first lower jacket, thus completing the first foundation for the 588MW project.