Top News of the Week May 5 – 11, 2014

Top News of the Week May 5 – 11, 2014

GDF Team Wins French Offshore Wind Tender

Following a national public tender process, the French State has selected the group comprising GDF SUEZ, EDP Renewables, Neoen Marine and AREVA to install and operate offshore wind farms in the areas of Tréport (Upper Normandy, 500MW) and the Isles of Yeu and Noirmoutier (Pays de la Loire, 500MW).

Dong Halts Westermost Rough Night Activities 

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has restricted night piling activities at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

Fécamp OWF to Feature Seatower’s Gravity Foundation

The developers of the Fécamp offshore wind farm have chosen to demonstrate and install Seatower’s patented Cranefree Gravity® foundation design. The Fécamp project, being jointly developed by EDF Energies Nouvelles, DONG Energy and wpd offshore, is located 13km off the coast of Normandy.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Could Build Factory in Hull? 

Hull could become a hub for offshore wind manufacturing facilities, judging on the claims that the newly formed companybetween Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas could build its wind turbine factory in the city.

Siemens Restructures Its Business

Starting October 1, 2014, Siemens’ activities will be organized into nine Divisions. The Wind Power and Renewables Division will serve, among other things, the rapidly growing field of onshore and offshore wind power generation.