Highlights of the Month – March 2019

We are bringing you a list of ten of most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of March.

First UK Offshore Wind Project Retires

E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin this month and take place for some four to six weeks off the Northumberland coast.

Thor Throws Hammer in Danish North Sea

The first of the three 800MW offshore wind farms to be constructed in Danish waters will be built off Nissum Fjord in the North Sea, the country’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate said.

Siemens Gamesa Taps Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for Taiwan Offshore Wind Work

Siemens Gamesa has awarded Fred. Olsen Windcarrier with a contract for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

MHI Vestas Rules 8MW+ Turbine Realm

Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

Spain’s First Offshore Wind Turbine Goes Into Operation

The 5MW Elisa prototype, Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, was officially put into operation in mid-March.

Chinese Jack-Up Starts First Offshore Wind Project

Huadian Wenqiang, a self-elevating offshore wind platform, has set sail to Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong Province to start its first construction project.

Senvion Seals Italian Offshore Wind Deal

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has concluded a 30MW contract with Renexia for the first offshore wind farm in the Italian Mediterranean Sea.

Siemens Books Skandi Constructor for Beatrice Duty

Siemens has awarded DOF Subsea with a contract on the 588MW Beatrice wind farm project offshore Scotland which will use the CSV Skandi Constructor until the summer.

Van Oord and SGRE Sign Windpark Fryslân Conditional Contract

The consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa has signed a conditional contract to build the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

Japanese Utility Joins 700MW Offshore Wind Project

Japanese Utility Tohoku Electric Power (TEP) has invested in the Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind project in Japan.

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