Highlights of the Month – November 2019

We are bringing you a list of ten most read news on offshoreWIND.biz in the month of November 2019.

Japanese Trio Orders Big Wind Turbine Installer

Penta-Ocean Construction, Kajima Corporation, and Yorigami Maritime Construction have agreed to jointly construct a wind farm installation vessel capable of installing foundations and turbines with a capacity of between 10MW and 12MW.

Jan De Nul Orders Super-Sized Floating Installation Vessel

Jan De Nul has ordered a second mega offshore installation vessel, Les Alizés, from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China.

Rampion Out of Action

The Rampion wind farm offshore Sussex, UK has been shut down due to a fault on the wind farm’s high voltage electrical distribution system, a spokesperson from the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm confirmed to Offshore WIND.

French Floating Wind Farm to Feature MHI Vestas 10MW Turbines

Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) has selected V164-10.0 MW turbines from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for its 30MW floating wind pilot project in the French Mediterranean.

MHI Vestas 9.5MW Wind Turbines to Spin Offshore Japan

MHI Vestas has confirmed that its V174-9.5 MW was selected as the preferred turbine for the 220MW Hibikinada offshore wind farm in Japan.

Arcadis Ost 1 First to Use Floating Turbine Installation Method

Parkwind, MHI Vestas and Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) will utilize a new floating turbine installation method on the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm, an industry’s first.

Siemens Gamesa Rolls Out First 10MW Nacelle

Siemens Gamesa has unveiled the first prototype nacelle for the SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbine at its facility in Brande, Denmark.

Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket Installation Hits a Snag

The installation of the first of two mono bucket foundations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm has been paused due to a technical issue and for further evaluation, according to Northland Power.

Denmark Rolls Out New Subsidy Scheme for Offshore Wind

The Danish government has agreed on a new subsidy scheme for the Thor offshore wind project, under which a stable settlement price is guaranteed for the power generated by the wind farm and support is provided based on the difference between the agreed price and market price.

Northwester 2 Turbines to Feature 27-Year Maintenance-Free Fasteners

Northwester 2 turbines will be secured to their foundations with super duplex fasteners designed to be maintenance-free throughout the 27-year turbine design life.