Highlights of the Month – August 2020

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

Highlights of the Month - August 2020

Ørsted Recruiting 23 Offshore Wind Turbine Technicians

Ørsted has launched a recruitment campaign for 23 wind turbine technicians, who will work out of the East Coast Hub in Grimsby on the company’s offshore wind farms, including Hornsea Project Two.

Largest Wind Turbine Rotor Test Rig Under Construction in Netherlands

A consortium comprising GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and TNO is building a test facility for wind turbine rotors, which will be the largest of its kind once built at LM Wind Power’s WMC Technology Center in Wieringerwerf.

Mega Jack-Up to Officially Debut on World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farm has signed a contract with Jan De Nul Group for the transport and installation of GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbines at Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B.

German Offshore Wind to Hydrogen Project Takes Off

Ørsted and its partners have secured funding for the Westküste 100 renewable hydrogen project in Germany.

Skipjack Gets Green Light for GE 12 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the use of GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at Ørsted’s Skipjack offshore wind farm, to be built at a site some 30km off the Maryland-Delaware coast.

Norwegians to Develop Next-Gen Turbine Installation Vessel

Ocean Installer and Vard are entering into a partnership to develop a vessel for the installation of future offshore wind turbines.

Saipem Plans Italian Offshore Wind Farm

Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AGNES and QINT’X to develop a 450 MW offshore wind farm in Italy.

Offshore Construction Starts at Neart na Gaoithe Site

Scottish offshore wind farm Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) has entered the first phase of offshore construction, with Saipem’s vessel S7000 beginning the installation of pile casings at the site some 15km off the Fife coast.

Siemens Gamesa Clicks “Refresh” Button on Its Corporate Strategy

At its virtual Capital Markets Day, Siemens Gamesa presented “a refreshed” corporate strategy which revolves around tapping into growth opportunities for its offshore wind and services businesses, and driving a turnaround in the onshore market.

Danske Commodities Signs PPA for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Danske Commodities has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Dogger Bank offshore wind project in the UK.