Highlights of the Month: August 2017

MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre

An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark.

E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard

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.

Oleg Strashnov Installs First Beatrice Jacket Foundation

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.

Expertise Hub VIDEO: Concrete Floating Foundations More Durable and Cost-Effective (Ideol)

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.

Boskalis Buys Gardline Group

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group.

U.S. Oil & Gas Liftboat Provider Boosts Fleet with Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

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’s Heavy Lifters Team Up on Walney Extension (VIDEO)

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 Sells Half of Borkum Riffgrund 2 to Global Infrastructure Partners

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 Teams Up with Tesla for 144MW OWF in Massachusetts

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 to Construct Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

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.

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