Top News of the Week, 10 – 16 July 2017
French energy giant Engie has agreed to acquire a 23% stake in equity shareholding and outstanding shareholders loans on the Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) from EDPR UK Limited, a subsidiary of EDP Renováveis S.A.
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.
Works on the export cables which will bring ashore the energy generated by the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm are scheduled to gather pace in the next couple of weeks, according to a notice to mariners issued by the Newhaven Port Authority.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and PUMA, a joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster NV and Van Oord NV, signed a contract for the construction of the site of the Rotterdam Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2.
A 1:200 scale model of the SOUL wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), a joint development of SeaOwls and Ulstein Design & Solutions, is currently being tested at the PEUTZ test facility in the Netherlands.
NOTE: Offshore WIND Expertise Hub interviews, several of which made it to the top of our most read articles, have been omitted from our weekly overview.