Top News of the Week, 26 June – 1 July 2017

Mating of Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines (Video)

Statoil has shared a great video showing the mating of one of Hywind Scotland’s Siemens 6MW turbines with its SPAR-type floating foundation off Stord, Norway.

VBMS to Lift Stranded Rampion Excavator

An excavator stranded while working on the Rampion offshore wind project is expected to be lifted on Tuesday, 27 June, according to a Notice to Mariners.

Blue Abyss Centre to Be Built at RAF Henlow Site

Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea centre, will be developed at Royal Air Force (RAF) base site in Bedfordshire.

First Jones Act Offshore Wind Jack-Up Coming in 2018

Zentech Inc. and Renewables Resources International (RRI) have announced their plans to build the first Jones Act compliant, four legged, self-propelled Dynamically-Positioned Level 2 (DP2) jack-up vessel based on a U.S.-built barge.

Statoil Floats the Hywind Scotland Five

All five Siemens 6MW wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland wind farm have been mounted on their respective SPAR floating foundations off Stord, Norway, Statoil reports.