Highlights of the Month – May 2019

The Offshore WIND team brings you the ten most read offshore wind news in the month of May.

Vietnamese Offshore Wind Farm Breaks Ground

Vietnam’s Tra Vinh Wind Power has held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the 48MW Korea- Tra Vinh wind farm (Phase 1).

Offshore Construction Starts on Moray East

The 950MW Moray East wind farm has entered the offshore construction phase with the start of piling operations earlier in May.

TenneT Picks DolWin5 Team

TenneT has awarded the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium with a contract to supply the HVDC platform and an onshore converter station of the DolWin5 offshore grid connection project.

Ørsted Gets to Keep the Name

The Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court has upheld Ørsted’s claim that it has the right to use the Ørsted name.

Floating Wind Pushes France Up Renewables Attractiveness Ladder

France has moved up two positions and is now the third most attractive destination globally for investment in renewable energy due in part to a new focus on floating offshore wind.

DEME Wins Hornsea Two Jackpot

DEME Offshore has won contracts to transport and install foundations and wind turbines on Ørsted’s 1.4GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK.

Vattenfall and GE to Form Haliade-X 12MW Alliance

Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy plan to join forces in the deployment of GE’s new wind turbine, the Haliade-X 12 MW, in Europe.

Yunlin Offshore Wind Project Achieves Financial Close

German offshore wind developer wpd AG has reached financial close on the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

Mingyang Lands 1.4GW Offshore Wind Turbine Order

China’s Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW.

Heerema Scoops Hollandse Kust Zuid Deal

Heerema Marine Contractors has won a contract by Petrofac for the transport and installation of the Alpha platform at the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm zone.