Highlights of the Month – September 2019

The Offshore WIND team brings you the top ten most read news in the month of September 2019.

Siemens Gamesa Wants a Piece of Senvion

German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Siemens Gamesa to pursue negotiations for the sale of selected Services and Onshore assets in Europe.

UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh

Offshore wind projects selected in the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 will be delivered at a strike price as low as GBP 39.65/MWh, a near 30% reduction compared to the second CfD auction held in 2017.

Ørsted Targets Ladder-Less Offshore Wind Access System with New Buy

Ørsted has acquired a 22.5% share in the Scotland-based Pict Offshore with an aim to mature a new ladder-less access system for the offshore wind sector.

MHI Vestas to Test Giant Wind Turbine Nacelles at LORC

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will use Lindø Offshore Renewables Center’s (LORC) new wind turbine nacelle testing facility to carry out a significant portion of their future testing and validation activities.

National Oilwell Varco to Kit Out Japanese Mega Jack-Up

Japan’s Shimizu Corporation has awarded National Oilwell Varco (NOV) with a contract to provide equipment package and design for a newbuild offshore wind farm installation vessel.

Google Buys Norther Offshore Wind Power

Engie has signed an agreement with Google to sell 92MW of energy produced by the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium.

Ørsted to Use GE Haliade-X 12 MW on US Offshore Wind Farms

Ørsted has selected GE Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for two of its US offshore wind farms which marks the world’s first commercial deployment of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine.

Haliade X- 12 MW Nacelle Towers Over Rotterdam Port

The nacelle of the prototype GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has been installed on its tower at Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam.

Siemens Gamesa Building World’s Largest Blade Test Stand

Siemens Gamesa has begun the construction of the world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand in Aalborg, Denmark.

Hornsea One Hits 1GW Operational Capacity Mark

Siemens Gamesa has commissioned 147 out of the 174 7MW wind turbines on the Hornsea Project One, reaching 1GW of operational capacity at the world’s largest wind farm.