Highlights of the Month – April 2019
We bring you the ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of April.
Jan De Nul Group has ordered the Voltaire, its third jack-up installation vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China, in preparation for the wind turbines of the future.
E.ON has decommissioned the two-turbine Blyth project, the first offshore wind farm built in UK waters. According to the company, wind farms usually have a lifespan of 20-25 years and Blyth has reached the end of its time.
Future Wind organized a ground-breaking event in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, to mark the start of preparatory activities to host GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype.
Siemens Gamesa and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development.
Senvion has filed for self-administered restructuring proceedings after refinancing discussions with lenders have so far not come to a positive conclusion.
Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed a firm order to provide five V164-9.5 MW turbines for the Kincardine floating wind project in Scotland.
Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. The vessel will be an integrated part of the company’s jack-up fleet for offshore wind.
The Chinese GD Power Development has officially commissioned its Liuheng offshore wind farm in the Zhejiang province.
The first cable that will connect the Borssele Alpha offshore high voltage substation in the Dutch North Sea to the transformer station at Borssele made landfall.