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 Orders Mega Jack-Up

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.

First UK Offshore Wind Farm Disappears from Horizon

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.

GE Haliade-X 12 MW Prototype Breaks Rotterdam Ground

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 Turbines to Replace GE Units Offshore France

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 Files For Self-Administered Restructuring

Senvion has filed for self-administered restructuring proceedings after refinancing discussions with lenders have so far not come to a positive conclusion.

Vattenfall Picks Siemens Gamesa 10MW Turbines for Dutch Offshore Wind Farms

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.

Cobra Orders MHI Vestas 9.5MW Turbines for Scottish Floating Wind Farm

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 Adds Jill to Jack-Up Fleet

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.

China’s Liuheng Offshore Wind Farm Goes Into Operation

The Chinese GD Power Development has officially commissioned its Liuheng offshore wind farm in the Zhejiang province.

First Borssele Alpha Cable Makes Landfall

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.