Highlights of the Month: August 2017
An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark.
The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute and in favour of E.ON Climate and Renewables.
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the first of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.
Building a floating foundation in concrete has shown to be a cheaper solution, not only construction-wise but with O&M taken into account as well, since the material is much more durable at sea – as learned from the offshore oil & gas industry – according to Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group.
All Coast, a provider of liftboats to the U.S. oil and gas industry, has announced that it will add a new vessel to its fleet with which it will enter the U.S. offshore wind market. The vessel will be used for installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
Van Oord has shared a video of the company’s heavy lift vessels – Aeolus and Svanen – installing the 87 foundations on DONG Energy’s Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
DONG Energy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1.17 billion.
Deepwater Wind unveiled plans for its newest project off the American coast yesterday, 31 July. The 144MW Revolution Wind, an offshore wind farm that would be paired with a 40MWh battery storage system provided by Tesla, is proposed to be built in Deepwater Wind’s federal lease site off the coast of Massachusetts.
Van Oord has won the Balance of Plant (BOP) contract for Northland Power’s 252MW Deutsche Bucht, or DeBu, offshore wind farm after the project reached its financial close.