Top News of The Week July 29 – August 3, 2013

Top News of The Week July 29 – August 3, 2013

Petrofac Bags €40 Million Contract for Two German Offshore Wind Farms

Petrofac has won a €40 million contract from Siemens Energy to provide support during the commissioning phase of two offshore wind converter station platforms in the German North Sea.

Germany: First Wind Turbine Installed at Borkum West 2

“The first wind turbines are standing,” said Klaus Horstick, Managing Director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG, thus marking a major milestone in 200MW Borkum West 2 offshore wind farm development.

East of England Wind Farms Attract Far East Interest

Growing interest from Japan, Korean and China in the world’s windpower market has extended to the massive wind farm developments planned off the East of England.

France: EDF Seeking Contractor for Trenching Trials

EDF is inviting tenders for the cable trenching trials, as part of the development and the construction of offshore wind farms projects in France, in order to assess the performance of burial methods commonly used in the industry in the offshore wind farms sites of Fecamp, Courseulles sur Mer and Saint-Nazaire.

Germany: Windreich Opts for High Quality Technologies in Offshore Wind

There have been a lot of negative messages lately about quality problems related to various foreign wind turbine manufacturers. This mostly comes as a result of constructing cheap parts and applying onshore technology to offshore wind turbines by majority of large energy companies.