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  • 1 July 2019

    Guest column by Huub den Rooijen, Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate Blessed as we are by Mother Nature in the UK with some of the best conditions for offshore wind globally, and building on the remarkable progress we’ve seen on costs, the UK offshore wind sector is coming into its […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The US Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing to hold the auction of the wind energy lease area off the coast of New York on 15 December, as planned. Namely, the wind lease sale was said to be delayed last week following a complaint filed to the federal court by fishing groups. However, BOEM […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    Total spending on the plan from 2014 and 2020 would amount to just 0.4 percent of EU annual GDP, but the European Commission said it expected the funds to attract extra public and private money by lowering the risk profile of key infrastructure projects. “Today we are making a down payment for Europe’s future growth […]

  • 14 August 2012

    The offshore wind industry is very much dictated by large conglomerates. How is it for smaller companies to keep on their feet in this competitive environment when the stakes are not particular in their favour? Offshore WIND visited family-run towage and salvage company Otto Wulf GmbH and heard how the fourth generation Wulf is running […]

  • 28 February 2019
    R&D, Technology

    Fraunhofer’s test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. The accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable manufacturers and operators to increase the reliability of large […]

  • 16 December 2011

    RWE Innogy Nordsee 1 GmbH has awarded a contract to tkb Technologiekontor Bremerhaven for Offshore Windfarm Innogy Nordsee 1. The project includes the preparation of the basic design for 54 jackets, standard braced frame steelwork sub-structure and the associated 4 steelwork pile foundations per jacket. About Innogy Nordsee 1: Innogy Nordsee 1 is situated approximately 32 […]

  • 5 June 2013

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) have announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The auction, scheduled to take place on July 31, will offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing. […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Windpark Fryslân B.V. has selected the consortium of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Van Oord as the preferred contractor for the construction of the Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands.

  • 17 March 2016

    U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has delineated an area of some 81,130 acres (approx. 328km²) for potential commercial wind energy development off the coast of the state of New York. BOEM announced the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) yesterday, after concluding more than four years of review and consideration of the proposed area as […]

  • 2 October 2013

    Gannon University hosted a panel to discuss the topic of Great Lakes Off-Shore Wind Power on Sept. 25. The first panelist to speak was Eric Ritter, the communications and strategy manager for Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo), a nonprofit organization based in Cleveland. This company is working with the Department of Energy to construct […]

  • 10 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has concluded concept design for a new 100 MW floating offshore wind test and demonstration site offshore Scotland. Located 20 kilometres west of Orkney and further out to sea from its existing wave energy test facility at Billia Croo, EMEC’s proposed test site will comprise six berths for floating offshore […]

  • 8 November 2012

    BOW terminal has unloaded her first barge with 4 foundation piles for the Dan tysk project. It is the 12th offshore energy related project since the establishment in 2010. BOW terminal is very excited to act again as an marchalling yard for this large offshore wind project of 80 turbines, the project will take problably […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Today marks the official opening of Fugro’s expanded soils testing laboratory at the Group’s UK headquarters in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, by The Mayor of Wallingford, Councillor Bernard Stone. An investment of over £1 million has been made in increasing the capacity and in state-of-the-art equipment, as a direct result of the significant increase in the number […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    The giants of the renewable industry are set to gather in Scotland this week – and the Port of Tyne will be at the heart of the action. Renewable UK – the world’s largest conference and exhibition of its kind – will bring together 300 different organisations working in the generation and supply of new […]

  • 28 October 2015

    N-Sea has completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, ID and disposal campaign for the TenneT project, BorWin3. Taking place between January – August this year, the work scope involved surveying the seabed to identify and remove undiscovered explosive devices along the cable route of BorWin3. Transmission system operator, TenneT’s grid connection system connects wind parks […]

  • 21 May 2015

    A manager of the UK seabed, the Crown Estate, has published a vast collection of new offshore data and information on its online Marine Data Exchange (MDE). This data, totalling over 11.5 terabytes (TB), has been gathered from a wide range of surveys and technical studies from the former Celtic Array offshore wind project off the coast […]

  • 11 November 2014
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    On November 4, Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson met with final year engineering students at the University of Bristol to launch the Bristol 2015 Marine Energy Accelerator Programme (MEAP) – a year-long programme of events and other initiatives, co-funded by Bristol City Council and Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. Commenting on the launch, the Mayor […]

  • 18 January 2021

    Offshore heavy lifting: Why use power, if you have balance? The offshore wind industry is growing significantly and is moving towards larger wind turbine sizes and deeper water. This causes a rising demand for alternative installation methods besides the well-known and most commonly used jack-up vessels. One of the alternatives is installation by means of […]

  • 23 November 2015

    The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis. The map draws together a range of publicly available data to demonstrate the contribution offshore wind is making to the UK’s low carbon energy mix. The country now has 27 operational wind […]

  • 1 September 2017

    MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    The North Seas contain vast and largely untapped renewable energy resources. Whether or not these resources are ultimately exploited remains a matter of great uncertainty. However, important decisions on grid development in the North Seas will need to be taken before the amount of offshore wind and other renewable generation is fully known.  If the […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RWE and Ocean Breeze Energy have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the BARD Offshore 1 offshore wind farm in Germany, under which RWE Supply & Trading will market the wind farm’s electricity production under the direct marketing scheme, starting this month. RWE also plans to use the wind farm’s electricity to […]

  • 22 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The 100 MW Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland is estimated to deliver lifetime expenditure of GBP 419 million in the UK and to support the creation of up to 1,385 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. This is according to supply chain information submitted to Crown Estate Scotland in a format consistent with a Supply […]

  • 1 November 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    The UK government is setting aside up to GBP 160 million for the development of new large-scale floating offshore wind ports and factories in Wales and Scotland, the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed. Developers and manufacturers looking to invest in this emerging industry will be able to bid for a share of funds to […]

  • 17 August 2011

      In February 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with GustoMSC to provide the Basic Design Package for two purpose built wind farm installation vessels. In June 2010 Seajacks entered into a contract with Lamprell shipyard to build these new vessels and Seajacks will take delivery of the first new-build, Seajacks Zaratan, in May 2012, […]

  • 20 January 2014

    The wind industry needs to optimize its supplier base in order to reduce costs and improve turbine performance and reliability.  Written by Borje Axelsson from ABB: You have too many suppliers! Don’t worry, you are not alone. This is typical for a fast changing industry like Wind, where just finding suitable components is a higher […]