Highlights of the Month – March 2020

We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of March 2020.

Siemens Gamesa 11MW Turbine Prototype Goes Full Tilt

Siemens Gamesa’s prototype SG 11.0-193 DD Flex wind turbine has produced 11MW of power, the turbine maker said.

ABB Tech for Japanese Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

ABB has won a contract to provide the power systems for Shimizu Corporation’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).

Ørsted Picks Upgraded Siemens Gamesa 11MW Turbine for German Offshore Wind Farms

Ørsted has conditionally named Siemens Gamesa as the preferred turbine supplier for two offshore wind power projects in the German North Sea totaling 1,142MW.

Dutch Nearshore Wind Farm Breaks Production Record

The Westermeerwind nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands generated 74GWh of electricity in February, achieving a new production record.

GE Haliade-X 12 MW Turbine Sports ABB Gear

ABB has delivered its higher power medium voltage PCS6000 converters for GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype installed in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Total and Simply Blue Energy Reveal Celtic Sea Floating Wind Plan

Total and Simply Blue Energy have established a partnership to develop floating offshore wind projects in the Welsh waters of the Celtic Sea.

Van Oord Testing New Trencher Ahead of Dutch Offshore Wind Work

Van Oord is conducting final tests with its Deep Dig-It trencher before the installation of cables at the Hollandse Kust (South) offshore wind farm zone.

Second SeaMade Substation Topside Touches Down

The second SeaMade offshore substation topside has been installed in the Seastar concession area in the Belgian North Sea.

Brave Tern to Install Changfang and Xidao Wind Turbines

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has won a contract to transport and install the MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW turbines on the Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind farms in Taiwan.

Northland Cancels Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket Project

Canada’s Northland Power has elected to permanently forego the installation of the Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket Foundations Demonstrator Project.