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Thomas Liew (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Names Liew CFO

officer.Liew has more than 20 years’ experience in senior financial positions, leading multi-entity organizations in the Asia Pacific region and has been instrumental in driving growth and profitability through the implementation of key operating structures. His previous roles include VP Finance at ALSTOM Grid where he was CFO for ALSTOM’s EPC business in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ALSTOM, Liew also held key finance and strategy positions with SONY Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, and SingTel Ltd.Liew’s appointment completes Kreuz Subsea’s leadership team. He is the company&rsquo

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines © DCNS Energies - GE

BV Approvals Help Propel Floating Offshore Wind Sector

. The floating foundation is based on a semi-submersible floater, designed to be competitive, adapted to mass production, easily towable, connectable and dis-connectable, and adaptable to site conditions and local industrial environments. This approval was provided as part of the General Electric (ex-Alstom) and DCNS Energies Sea Reed project, a FOWT product development initiative supported by ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency. A Preliminary Design Approval for Bureau Veritas implies that the Basis of Design has been approved. The design is feasible, achievable, and contains

EDF Delays French Offshore Wind Park Project

French state-owned utility EDF's renewable energy unit has postponed the expected start of operations at its first offshore wind turbines by one year to 2021, it said on Tuesday.   A consortium of EDF and Alstom won a tender in 2012 to build three 500 megawatt (MW) wind parks with a total capacity of nearly 1,500 MW on France's Atlantic coast.   They were meant to go online in 2020, but legal challenges filed by anti-wind associations have delayed the project, the company said.   "We expect the offshore wind parks will become operational in 2021-2022," EDF Energies

A second turbine bound for EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array was deployed by DCNS' OpenHydro in May (Photo: DCNS)

DCNS Predicts Turning Point for Tidal Power

could be commercially operated at the moment.   Kalanquin called on the French government to speed up planned tenders for tidal current turbine farms, with commercially viable scale of more than 100 MW.   DCNS will install 7 pilot turbines in Raz Blanchard for EDF in 2018. General Electric-Alstom was also selected to install turbines there for Engie. ($1 = 0.6754 pounds) (By Geert De Clercq; Editing by Alexander Smith

GE Interested in German Offshore Wind, Eastern Europe

General Electric, fresh from taking on the offshore wind business of rival Alstom, is positioning itself in Germany's expanding offshore wind sector and looking at eastern Europe.   "German offshore wind has become very important for us," Carlos Haertel, chief executive for GE Germany & Austria, told Reuters in an interview.   "Onshore wind in eastern Europe and the Balkan countries is currently interesting, especially in Poland and Romania," he said.   GE, the world's third-biggest wind turbine manufacturer by market share after Denmark's Vestas and

France to Launch Third Offshore Wind Tender

bidders have to make final bids. The government will also simplify procedures for building permits for the tender.   France awarded a first offshore wind tender for 2,000 megawatts of capacity in 2012, representing investment of about 7 billion euros ($8 billion).   A consortium of EDF and Alstom won three of the four sites, at Fecamp, Courseulles-sur-Mer (Normandy) and Saint-Nazaire (Loire). Spain's Iberdrola, in partnership with nuclear group Areva, won the fourth site at Saint-Brieuc (Brittany).   A second tender awarded 1,000 MW, for investment of 4 billion euros to a consortium

Atlantis Resources Joins Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors

and a project developer to help build a fully commercial ocean energy industry, capable of meeting 10 percent of Europe’s electricity demand by 2050.”   Atlantis joins a lineup of lead sponsors on the Ocean Energy Europe Board of Directors which includes senior representatives from Alstom, EDF, Engie, Scottish Power Renewables, Siemens, DP Energy, DCNS, West Normandy Marine Energy and Scottish Development International

Dutch, Danish Grids to Build Subsea Power Cable

put the project out to tender and expect to award contracts in late 2015. Construction will start in 2016 and should be completed early in 2019. Leading submarine direct-current cable and related equipment manufacturers include Italy's Prysmian, Swiss ABB , Germany's Siemens and France's Nexans and Alstom. In 2008, TenneT completed the 580 km, 700 MW NorNed cable between the Netherlands and Norway, and in 2011 the 260 km, 1,000 MW BritNed cable from the Netherlands to the UK. The fast growth of intermittent renewables energies like wind and solar increases the need for better interconnections

France Picks: GE is the One for Alstom

France chose General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom on Friday - rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - but said the deal still needed some work and added it would buy a 20 percent stake in the hotly-contested company. Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said he had used a newly- created state decree to reject both of the existing offers as not being in France's strategic interest, and had formulated fresh demands to GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. The decision ended weeks of suspense surrounding one of Europe's fiercest industrial battles in years, but left

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