Top News of the Week, 24 – 30 July 2017
Siemens Gamesa has agreed to integrate Adwen within the group’s broader offshore operations, which will allow it to better serve its customers and maximise business opportunities, Siemens Gamesa informed in its Q3 report, released on 26 July.
The first floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has arrived off Aberdeenshire, after setting sail from the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway, last week.
The first monopiles have been installed at the Rentel offshore wind farm, according to DEME Group, whose daughter company GeoSea is carrying out the works with its installation vessel Innovation.
Tecnalia has led an European consortium for the development of a novel 10MW lightweight and reliable generator based on superconducting materials. The concept has been patented in Europe and the U.S., and a prototype has been built to validate the system.
Following reports on the first turbine arriving at the site of the world’s first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland, Statoil today confirmed that the first of five Siemens 6MW turbines, mounted on a SPAR-type floating foundation, is at its designated location.