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  • 31 October 2012
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A five-year scientific study has revealed the first offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands has positively impacted life in and around the sea, and has had hardly any adverse effects. The wind farm was constructed in 2006 by NoordzeeWind – a joint venture between Shell and Nuon – and has been […]

  • 22 September 2011

    The world’s first commercial wave energy plant went online this summer and is supplying electricity to a town in northern Spain. Despite its high investment costs, it could serve as a model for other coastal regions.  The small Spanish coastal town of Mutriku doesn’t look like it would be home to a high-tech power plant. […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the proposed lease sale of 81,130 acres offshore New York for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed lease area, approximately 11 miles south of Long Island, is identical to the New York Wind Energy Area, which Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) identified earlier this year […]

  • 31 October 2013

    A multi-million Euro project has advanced global progress on capturing tidal and wave energy thus bringing the EU closer to its target of generating 20% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Co-ordinated by University College Cork, Ireland, the EUR 11 million initiative with the help of EUR 9 million in EU funding […]

  • 10 July 2013

    Tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate up to 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of power – equivalent to almost half of Scotland’s electricity needs. A new study, led by Oxford University researchers, provides the first reliable estimate of the maximum energy that could be generated from Pentland […]

  • 1 May 2014

    Over 220 delegates are attending an international conference on marine renewable energy technologies in Stornoway this week. The Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables conference and workshops take place at An Lanntair and other venues from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May. Organised by Lews Castle College UHI, part of the University of the Highlands […]

  • 3 July 2012

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to developing the nation’s vast renewable energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced yesterday that two major wind energy initiatives have completed important environmental reviews, clearing the way for public comment and final review. Onshore, Salazar announced the release of final environmental impact statements for […]

  • 12 January 2012

       GDF SUEZ, VINCI and CDC Infrastructure submitted yesterday their bids to the Government to develop offshore wind energy, further to a call for tenders covering an expanse off the coast of France, encompassing 3,000 MW of wind energy, from 2015. They are bidding on four of the five zones identified by the State as […]

  • 25 March 2011

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Michael R. Bromwich today announced that the Department is initiating the process to offer the first commercial wind lease under the “Smart from the Start” Atlantic Offshore Wind program, off the coast of Delaware. The decision […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    A paper proposing a novel computational tool for the reliability-based assessment of wave, tidal and offshore wind farms was published yesterday in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. The paper presents the new tool to identify typical decision problems and to shed light on the complexity of optimising a wave power farm. Nevertheless, the […]

  • 5 November 2012

    Forecasts for a rise on decommissioning activity worth billions could provide a wealth of opportunities for the region. Supporting the initiative to harness the potential prospects for the region, which could bring jobs, skills and financial gain to the region, is the East of England Energy Zone, which was launched earlier this year to highlight […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Grid Connection

    Cape Wind has signed a $15 Million contract with Falmouth-based Lawrence-Lynch Corp. to provide the upland construction work required to bury Cape Wind’s electric cables. Lawrence-Lynch Corp. will also be responsible for providing a conduit for connecting the buried electric cables on land to the submerged ocean submarine cables by using a ‘directional drill’ from […]

  • 21 October 2021
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    BP and Equinor, through their joint company Empire Offshore Wind, have filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to postpone the deadline for putting their 816 MW Empire Wind 1 offshore wind farm into commercial operation by a year and a half. In the request, filed on 13 October, Empire Wind is […]

  • 3 October 2014

    As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]

  • 15 October 2013

      Denmark makes its expert knowledge available to the State of Maryland which plans to build an offshore wind farm off the US East Coast. Expanding deployment of renewables contributes to achieving the goals in President Obama’s Climate Plan. United States is the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But President Obama wants with […]

  • 22 October 2013

    Despite significant advancements in 2013, continued uncertainty regarding federal tax policy and lack of state-level incentives will, if left unchecked, present significant barriers to US offshore wind success. This is according to the North American division of PMSS, an experienced European offshore wind consultancy firm and a part of the TÜV SÜD group – one […]

  • 25 May 2012

    The first direct measurement of wind over the Great Lakes at the height of commercial turbines comes from a six-ton buoy loaded with scientific equipment. The buoy was deployed at three locations in the lake: two points near the Muskegon shoreline and about 35 miles off shore.  The project was led by Grand Valley State University’s Michigan […]

  • 5 May 2011

      Floating wind farms, ocean wave power, hydrofracking, and the state of climate science will be among the featured discussions at NYIT’s sixth annual Energy Conference on Thursday, June 2 at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion in Old Westbury. The conference, “Beyond Carbon: OffShore Energy and Technologies,” brings together government, business, industry, and academic experts […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that it is leading an international engineering team to design an offshore wind turbine foundation optimized for fabrication in the United States. The design will catalyze domestic manufacturing growth by removing barriers to entry faced by U.S.-based steel fabricators that want to supply foundations for the […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today’s electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College. A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      MORE public money will be required if Inverness firm AWS Ocean Energy is to develop a successful wave power device, despite the company last week announcing a multi-million pound investment from French generator Alstom. Chief executive Simon Grey told The Inverness Courier that although Alstom’s backing, which comes in return for a 40 per […]

  • 12 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    A new EU-funded initiative is set to give the marine renewable energy sector a boost worth EUR 9 million. The MARINET (‘Marine renewables infrastructure network’) initiative will give companies access to test facilities in specialist marine renewable energy centres across Europe. Led by researchers at the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) at University College […]

  • 22 October 2013

    Atlantic Wind Connection said today it is unveiling a new contracting portal for the New Jersey Energy Link, the multi-year offshore transmission project planned off the New Jersey Coast, to help local contracting and service businesses to connect with one of New Jersey’s most exciting opportunities for new jobs. The New Jersey Energy Link is […]

  • 8 December 2011

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced the completion of the preliminary design for the first CETO grid-connected project. Following the successful in-ocean trial of the CETO 3 commercial scale unit earlier this year, Carnegie’s technical team has analysed a huge quantity of data allowing further validation and development of the CETO design utilising […]

  • 19 December 2014

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has named Abigail Ross Hopper as the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages the development of the USA’s conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. Ms. Hopper currently serves as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration and will assume […]

  • 13 June 2012

    International energy consultancy Xodus Group has invested £100,000 in ground-breaking research which will provide a vital industry insight to the interaction of renewables with the marine environment as offshore wind developments scale up in the UK and around the world. James Monnington has been brought on board as an environmental consultant and will complete his […]