First wind turbine for Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm installed

The first wind turbine of the offshore wind farm Luchterduinen was installed with the offshore contractor Van Oord’s new transport and installation vessel Aeolus.

Siem Offshore gets awarded contract for Veja Mate

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore Inc., has been awarded the contract for the turnkey supply and installation package of the inner array grid cable system for the 400 MW Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm. The contract is estimated at a value in excess of € 100 million.

Prysmian awards further grid connection

Cable manufacturer Prysmian awarded a contract of approximately € 230 million for connecting a German offshore wind farm to the grid. The deal is an activation of an option within a contract signed in May 2014 with grid operator 50Hertz.

Dong Energy enters US offshore wind market

Danish Dong Energy is entering the US offshore wind market. The company will take over RES’s more than 1,000 MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of Massachusetts.

Windreich finds an investor for MEG 1

The insolvent German project developer Windreich will be receiving some support with the development of the offshore wind farm MEG 1. DEME Concessions is getting in on the project.

GROW receives £ 1 million extension

The hugely successful GROW:OffshoreWind programme has been granted a six-month extension as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy to help more manufacturers take advantage of investment in supply chain infrastructure.

Osiris Projects rebrands as Bibby HydroMap

Osiris Projects is rebranding as Bibby HydroMap as of the 26th March 2015. A specialist seabed survey company, the UK based Osiris Projects, was acquired by Bibby Line Group in 2012 but has continued to operate under its own name since then.

Siemens signs service extension for Rhyl Flats

Siemens has signed a 15-year post-warranty service agreement extension for Rhyl Flats. It’s the first of its kind for Siemens.

Fabrication of 41 jackets for the Baltic 2

See the fabrication of an offshore wind foundation jacket structure for the Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm. Bladt Industries has fabricated 41 jackets within 16 months.

Thomas Becker steps down

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) CEO Thomas Becker is stepping down as the head of the association for personal reasons after two years of service.