Top News of the Week, 16 – 22 October 2017

Ninety 20MW Turbines for 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard an Option for Vattenfall

Vattenfall is looking at using wind turbines with a capacity of between 7MW and 20MW at its proposed 1,800MW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm in the UK.

Scotland Set to Open World’s First Floating Wind Farm

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has inaugurated the world’s first floating wind farm, Statoil’s Hywind Scotland Pilot Project.

First Merkur Transition Pieces En Route to Eemshaven

The first 6 of the total of 66 transition pieces (TPs) for the Merkur offshore wind farm have been loaded onto a vessel in Spain and will now set sail to Eemshaven, according to social media updates by those involved in the transport and logistics of the TPs.

GustoMSC Introduces Offshore Wind Jack-Up for U.S. Market

GustoMSC has revealed a new Jones Act-compliant jack-up vessel design for the installation of wind turbines and foundations in the U.S. The SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up is capable of handling the latest generation of 8 to 9.5 MW turbines and foundations.

Michael Hannibal Leaves Siemens Gamesa, Andreas Nauen New Offshore CEO

Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore Business Unit CEO Michael Hannibal has decided to leave the company. The company’s Board of Directors has announced that Andreas Nauen will start as the new Offshore CEO on 1 November.

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