Top News of the Week of Jan 21– 26, 2013
Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power President, Jérôme Pécresse, accompanied Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Saint-Nazaire, when he officially launched construction works of Alstom’s first two offshore wind turbine factories on Monday 21 January.
SUPRAPOWER (SUPerconducting, Reliable, lightweight, And more POWERful offshore wind turbine) is an EU FP7 founded research project focused on a major innovation in offshore wind turbine technology by developing a new compact superconductor-based generator.
Van Oord has been awarded the construction of the offshore wind park Luchterduinen. The wind farm will be located 23 kilometres from the Dutch coast between Noordwijk and Zandvoort.
Japan is planning to begin the construction of the world’s largest wind farm in July, placing it 16 kilometers off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The first four of eight piles for offshore wind turbines were loaded on January 20 in Vlissingen for shipment to offshore wind farm DanTysk located in the North Sea, 70 kilometers west of the island of Sylt on the border between the Germany and Denmark.