Top News of the Week, 18 – 24 December 2017

Spain: 5MW Floating Wind Turbine Taking Shape

Dutch heavy transportation and lifting company ALE has lifted the second section of a telescopic tower of the first self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine at the Arinaga port, Gran Canaria. The works are being carried out under the Horizon 2020 Elisa/Elican project, which will result in installing the structure with a 5MW wind turbine off Gran Canaria next year.

GeoSea Gets Foothold in Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

Today, 20 December, GeoSea entered into an agreement with Taiwan’s shipbuilding company CSBC Corporation to cooperate on a series of offshore wind projects, according to Taiwanese media.

Statoil Files Zero-Subsidy Bid for Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II

Statoil, the company behind the world’s first operational floating wind farm, has submitted a zero-subsidy bid at the Dutch offshore wind tender for Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II project in the North Sea.

India Aims High with Plans for Tendering 5GW of Offshore Wind in 2018

India’s New & Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh stated on 14 December that the government will invite the first tenders for building offshore wind farms in 2018 and plans to auction as much as 5GW, according to Times of India.

Oleg Strashnov Settles One Third of Beatrice Jackets

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed one third of the jacket foundations at the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm located in the Outer Moray Firth off Scotland.