Top News of the Week, 18 – 24 September 2017

Siemens Gamesa D8 to Replace Adwen 8MW Turbines at Three French OWFs

Siemens Gamesa will deliver its 8MW offshore wind turbine (D8) for two projects off the French coast: Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, totalling almost 1GW, replacing Adwen’s AD8 model. The recently created company – and the owner of Adwen – also plans to do this for Ailes Marines’ Bay of Saint-Brieuc project.

Triton Knoll Opts For MHI Vestas 9.5MW Offshore Wind Turbines

Triton Knoll has unveiled MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as its preferred turbine supplier and its plans to use 90 of its 9.5 MW turbines to generate power on the 860MW wind farm off Lincolnshire, England.

First Turbine Installed at Blyth

Jan de Nul’s jack-up vessel Vole au Vent has installed the first of five 8.3MW MHI Vestas turbines at the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator project off the coast of Northumberland, UK, EDF Energy Renewables reports.

Statoil Testing Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines

Statoil is currently testing the five Siemens wind turbines on the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm.

Triton Knoll Team Picks Sif-Smulders JV to Build Foundations

The Sif-Smulders joint venture has been selected to manufacture 90 monopiles and transition pieces, as well as two foundations for offshore substations, for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK.

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