Highlights of the Month – April 2020

Three Injured after CTV Hits Turbine at German Offshore Wind Farm

Three persons were injured, one seriously, after a crew transfer vessel (CTV) allided with a wind turbine at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

Vestas to Lay Off 400 People, Close Temporary Offshore Wind Facility

Vestas will stop some of its projects with immediate effect and lay off around 400 employees. The company will cut workforce across functions that do not directly support its 2020 deliveries.

Lamprell to Close Sharjah Yard after Moray East Work Done

The UAE-based Lamprell plans to close its Sharjah facility after completing the portion of work on the Moray East offshore wind project currently carried out at the location.

MHI Vestas Turbines for 700 MW Japanese Offshore Wind Project

Renova has selected MHI Vestas to supply turbines for the Akita Yurihonjo offshore wind project in Japan.

Van Oord Reveals French Offshore Wind Connection

Van Oord has signed a preparatory works agreement with Iberdrola for the installation of 62 jacket foundations at the 496 MW Saint-Brieuc wind farm offshore France.

Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Project Takes Off in Germany

Partner companies gathered around the Westküste 100 project in Germany have submitted the full application with a detailed project description to the project management company Jülich.

Siemens Gamesa Turbines for German Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order to deliver its SG 8.0-167 DD Flex turbines for innogy’s 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

DEME Charters Floatel to Pre-Quarantine Offshore Crews

DEME Group has chartered a floatel for pre-quarantine for crews working on offshore wind and dredging vessels.

Ørsted and ITM Power Explore Different Approach to Integrating Offshore Wind and Hydrogen

Ørsted and ITM Power are working on a design concept to integrate hydrogen electrolysers into offshore wind turbines.

Ørsted Faces Delays Across US Offshore Wind Portfolio

Ørsted’s offshore wind development projects in the U.S. are moving forward at a slower pace than originally expected, the company’s CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said.

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