Highlights of the Month – October 2020

OffshoreWIND.biz brings you the ten most-read articles on the site for the month of October 2020.

Crane for Next-Gen Offshore Wind Turbines Coming to Market

The Netherlands-based Tetrahedron has developed a new crane for next-generation offshore wind turbines, said to be designed to fit on both existing and new jack-up vessels.

Construction Starts on World’s Largest Floating Offshore Wind Farm

The construction has started on the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Tampen, at Kværner Stord in Norway.

GE Haliade – X Prototype Gets a Power Boost

GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has been optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output.

Vestas to Take Full Ownership of MHI Vestas

Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have signed an agreement through which Vestas will acquire MHI’s shares in the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joint venture.

Offshoretronic Unveils Dual Crane Vessel, Add-On Installation Support Tower Concept

Offshoretronic has unveiled a dual crane wind turbine installation vessel design and a novel concept called ADD-ON Installation Support Tower, which can be fitted onto the vessel.

Ørsted, Pict Offshore Make Boat Landings and Ladders Redundant at Hornsea Two

The wind turbines at the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK do not feature the usual setup including boat landing structures and ladders, as its developer Ørsted purchased a novel lifting system.

Siemens Gamesa and GE Trade Patent Infringement Complaints

Wind turbine manufacturers Siemens Gamesa and GE Renewable Energy have filed patent infringement complaints against each other in the United States.

CIMC to Build Next-Gen Wind Installation Vessel for OIM

Norway-based OIM Wind, together with its financial partners, has signed an EPC contract with the CIMC Yantai Raffles Offshore shipyard in China for the construction of an installation vessel capable of installing giant next-generation offshore wind turbines.

Ulstein Designs Hydrogen Hybrid Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein has unveiled a new hydrogen hybrid wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design – the ULSTEIN J102.

Second MHI Vestas Deck Carrier En Route to Europe

United Wind Logistics (UWL) has taken delivery of the second of the two deck carriers on long-term charters with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.