Highlights of the Month: July 2017

One Missing After 19 Workers Jump Off Binhai North H2 Offshore Substation on Fire

One person is missing as 19 people jumped off of the Binhai North Phase 2 wind farm’s offshore substation into the sea after a fire broke out on 14 July. 

Siemens Gamesa Integrates Adwen in Its Offshore Business

Siemens Gamesa has agreed to integrate Adwen within the group’s broader offshore operations, which will allow it to better serve its customers and maximise business opportunities, Siemens Gamesa informed in its Q3 report, released on 26 July.

Expertise Hub VIDEO: Bigger Turbines Are Coming (Siemens Gamesa)

There is no doubt about even bigger offshore wind turbines than we have today hitting the market over the next several years, according to Bent Christensen, Senior Vice President at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

DONG Orders Siemens Gamesa Turbines for Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement for the supply and maintenance of 94 8MW turbines at the 752MW Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm being developed in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

Report: Macron Good News for French Wind Industry

The election of French president Emmanuel Macron signals exciting opportunities in the French wind sector, where targets are in place for 32GW of onshore and offshore capacity by 2023, according to A Word About Wind’s Finance Quarterly.

GE In Hot Water over LM Wind Power Takeover

The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to General Electric (GE) alleging the company breached EU merger rules by providing incorrect or misleading information in connection to the takeover of LM Wind Power.

GeoSea Agrees to Buy A2SEA from DONG Energy and Siemens

GeoSea is set to acquire the full ownership of A2SEA, owned by DONG Energy and Siemens, after the three companies signed an agreement today, 7 July.

First Hywind Turbine Arrives in Scottish Waters

The first floating wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland project has arrived off Aberdeenshire, after setting sail from the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway.

Blyth Demo Foundations On the Move

The first of the five gravity based foundations built at the Neptune dry dock in Newcastle by the Royal BAM Group for the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has begun its journey along the River Tyne, EDF Energy Renewables said.

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Turns Four

The 630MW London Array, the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm, has marked four years since its official inauguration in Margate, Kent, on 4 July, 2013.

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