Top News of the Week, 12 – 18 November 2018
The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
Ørsted has signed a contract with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation (SDMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Steel Corporation (CSC), to supply 56 jacket foundations for the first 900MW Greater Changhua projects in Taiwan.
Following a delay of several months, France has launched a tender for the development and operation of a wind farm offshore Dunkerque.
France’s Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country’s first two tendering rounds.
33 of 84 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines have now been installed on the Beatrice offshore wind farm and are exporting power to the Scottish grid, SSE plc said.