Top News of the Week, 23 – 29 October 2017

Former Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind CEO Joins CIP

Michael Hannibal will join Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) as partner to take a lead role in the company’s investment activities within the offshore wind business starting from 21 December.

MHI Vestas to Test 9.5MW Offshore Wind Turbine in US

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina announced that the world’s most powerful wind turbine, the V164-9.5MW, will have all testing and verification of the wind turbine’s gearbox and main bearings carried out at the university’s 15MW test bench.

Vattenfall Rethinks Swedish Kriegers Flak

Vattenfall is reconsidering building a 420MW offshore wind farm in the Swedish part of Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea as a result of recent cost reductions in offshore wind, the company told Offshore WIND.

Offshore Wind Breaks Record in Belgium

On Sunday, 22 October, wind turbines off the Belgium’s coast generated a record-breaking 20 GWh of electricity, according to WindEurope’s Daily Wind Power Numbers.

Statoil In the Empire State of Mind

Norwegian energy company Statoil has chosen the name of Empire Wind for the offshore wind project located off the southern coast of Long Island, New York.

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