Top News of the Week, 9 – 15 October 2017
Global Marine Group is set to acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business after the two companies signed an agreement under which Fugro will, in return, get an equity stake of 23.6% in Global Marine Holdings.
The Fred. Olsen related companies, led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and with Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar, have joined forces to create a single operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operators.
“We need to build wind turbines like we build cars,” said Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, at the opening of the Offshore WIND Conference 2017 (OWC17) in Amsterdam.
The eighth Offshore WIND Conference was opened on Monday, 9 October, by Bent Thambo Jensen, Chief Commercial Officer of Ziton and the Chairman of the first day of the conference. The sessions saw straight-to-the-point statements and some interesting discussions.
Buss Offshore Solutions has begun with preparations for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm at its Orange Blue Terminal in the Dutch port of Eemshaven.