Highlights of the Month: December 2017

Vattenfall Gives Reasons for Choosing Siemens Gamesa 8MW Turbine

Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it “was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said.

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 in 2018.

Vattenfall Reveals Dutch Offshore Wind Power Play

Vattenfall is participating in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone, the Netherland’s first non-subsidized tender.

GeoSea Gets Foothold in Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

On 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.

Norwegian Floating Wind Demo Sites Get Green Light

The Norwegian government plans to open one to two offshore areas for the development of floating wind power demonstration projects.

France Okays Switch to 8MW Siemens Gamesa Turbine on Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm

French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.

Oleg Strashnov to Stay on Beatrice Until New Year

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov – which left the Beatrice site after installing the 24th jacket foundation in late September and returned to the job in November – has put the 25th jacket in place and thus officially resumed the works after more than two months of suspension.

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.

Wpd Receives Initial Approval for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Wpd’s offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan’s Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according to Taipei Times.

SeaZip: Next Generation Crew Transfer Vessel Is In The Pipeline (Expertise Hub VIDEO)

We are working with several shipyards on developing a new, larger crew transfer vessel (CTV) which could operate for up to 14 days offshore, Jan Reier Arends, Owner and Managing Director of SeaZip Offshore Service, said.

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