Highlights of the Month – February 2019

We are bringing you a list of ten of our most read articles for the month of February.

15 Injured After CTV Collides with Cargo Ship Off Rügen

All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the Rügen island in the German Baltic Sea on Tuesday morning, 19 February.

IKEA Ventures Into Offshore Wind

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA franchisee with 367 IKEA stores in 30 markets, has acquired a 25% stake in the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

Record-Breaking Monopiles Roll Out in China

Two of the largest and heaviest monopiles in the world have been fabricated in China.

Shell and Google Owner Enter Offshore Energy Kite Venture

Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to bring its energy kites to offshore environments.

Norther Delivers First Power

The 370MW Norther offshore wind farm has delivered first power to the Belgian grid.

GE Haliade-X 12 MW Turbine Good Fit with Monopile Foundations

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine is well suited and competitive for monopile solution over a wide range of site conditions, according to the specialist engineering firm Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG).

PPAs Signed for Three Offshore Wind Projects in Taiwan

Taipower has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with China Steel Corp (CSC) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for three offshore wind projects, the local media reported.

Ambau Files For Bankruptcy

German manufacturer of wind turbine towers and foundations Ambau has filed for bankruptcy at the Cuxhaven district court.

World’s Biggest Wind Farm Produces First Power

The 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm has produced its first power.

US Programme Aims to Revolutionize Floating Wind Turbine Design

The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD).