Top News of the Week, 25 – 31 December 2017

Germany Confirms Two Additional Offshore Wind Farm Links

The German Federal Network Agency has added two more offshore wind farm connection systems to the revised Offshore Grid Development Plan (O-NEP) 2030.

32 Beatrice Foundations In Place

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov installed the 32nd of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Outer Moray Firth, Scotland, on 24 December, a Weekly Notice of Operations shows.

Report: Ørsted Not Competing in Dutch Zero Subsidy Offshore Wind Tender

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted did not submit a bid in the subsidy-free round of the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II offshore wind farm tender in the Netherlands, Reuters reported the company’s chief strategy officer Martin Neubert as saying.

French Floater Sparks Into Life

The 2MW Floatgen wind turbine, the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast, has produced its first electricity in the port of Saint-Nazaire while undergoing tests.

Siem Offshore to Start Round Two of Beatrice Inter-Array Cable Works

Siem Offshore Services’ cable laying vessel Siem Aimery has installed 15 inter-array cables during the first campaign on the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland.