Offshore ReWIND: The Most Read News in 2018

The Offshore WIND editorial staff brings the most read news in 2018 chosen by you, our readers.

Taiwan Selects Eleven Offshore Wind Projects

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has awarded grid capacity to eleven offshore wind projects under the first process of its kind in Taiwan.

GE Unveils Operation Haliade-X 12 MW

GE Renewable Energy GE will invest more than USD 400 million over the next three to five years to develop and deploy the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine – the Haliade-X 12 MW.

EXCLUSIVE: OHT Orders Offshore Wind Foundation Installation Vessel

Norway’s OHT has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) in Jiangsu, China, for the construction of a 48,000 dwt semi-submersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel, with options to extend the program with up to three vessels.

Thialf Equips Aeolus with New 1600t Crane

Heerema’s vessel Thialf installed the new 1,600-tonne Huisman crane onboard Van Oord’s Aeolus today (28 February), making the vessel ready to handle the latest generation of foundations and turbines for offshore wind projects.

Siemens Gamesa 8MW Prototype Up and Running

Siemens Gamesa has installed and commissioned the first prototype of the SG 8.0 167 DD offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark.

Vattenfall Wins Dutch Zero Subsidy Offshore Wind Tender

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has selected Vattenfall as the winning bidder in the country’s first non-subsidized offshore wind tender – the 700MW to 750MW Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II.

BLUE PILOT to Put the Hammer Down

The Carbon Trust has launched BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

Giant MHI Vestas Turbine Rises in Aberdeen Bay (Timelapse)

Vattenfall is currently installing eleven MHI Vestas wind turbines on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, including the two of the most powerful wind turbines in the world.

Deutsche Bucht Accepts Mono Bucket Challenge

The Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator project has reached financial close.

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outdelivers

The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said.