Top News of the Week Apr 28 – May 4, 2014

Top News of the Week Apr 28 – May 4, 2014

Jack-Up Barge Strengthens Its Fleet with Hochtief’s Self-Elevating Platform

Jack-Up Barge, the offshore self-elevating platform supplier, has acquired the Odin self-elevating platform from Hochtief.

Siemens Expresses Interest in Alstom’s Power Units

Siemens, a German energy giant, has expressed its intent about Alstom takeover negotiations.

Quadcopter Inspects Dogger Bank Met Mast

A remote-controlled drone with four helicopter-like rotors, weighing no more than two kilograms and equipped with a camera has been successfully used to inspect Forewind’s meteorological masts located more than 130 kilometers from the UK coast.

First Floating Wind Turbine in Germany to Get EUR 5.25 Mln 

The GICON Group will receive a pro-rata funding of EUR 5.25 million from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Ministry of Economy, Construction and Tourism for their floating offshore foundation, the GICON® SOF.

Mammoet Uses World’s Biggest Crawler Crane to Install Legs on Aeolus 

Mammoet, specialized in Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport, is currently employing its Liebherr LR13000, the biggest crawler crane in the world, to install four platform legs on Van Oord’s newest wind turbine installation vessel, the Aeolus.

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