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  • 27 July 2012

    REpower Systems SE yesterday afternoon installed the last of the 30 total REpower 6M wind turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank Phase II. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    REpower Systems SE, a leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines and part of the Suzlon Group, announced today that it was streamlining the organization to be a leaner, more efficient and competitive company. Andreas Nauen, CEO – REpower Systems SE, said: “The plans I am announcing will allow REpower to better meet today’s […]

  • 21 March 2015

    Scottish Government Minister for Transport and Islands, Derek Mackay MSP, announced a launch of a brand new dock facility at Westway in Renfrew. The new £1.3m development was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scotland’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish Enterprise. This investment will ensure […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Investment, jobs and skills generated by the East of England’s position as a leading centre for developing offshore wind farms are at stake as the industry awaits clarity in policy, an industry leader has warned. The UK is being left behind by the rest of Europe as the industry waits for a sign from the […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Northland Power Inc. (“Northland”) announced it has entered into agreements for the rights to acquire a majority equity stake in Gemini, a 600MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development. Gemini is located 85 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea, which combines one of the strongest and most reliable wind […]

  • 2 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    With Offshore WIND heading towards the launch of its International Business Guide (IBG) 2017, the Business Focus articles will update you on the companies listed in our IBG that appeared in the news over the past few weeks.  Bladt Industries The final six transition pieces for the 402MW Veja Mate offshore wind farm were delivered to Offshore Windforce M […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dutch foundation components manufacturer Sif Holding N.V. plans to load out the first monopiles from its new facility at Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam in the last quarter of this year. The production of the first monopiles in Rotterdam is expected to start in the second half of September 2016, the company said in its financial […]

  • 25 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Havvind Århus Bugt A/S (HÅB), acting through its technical advisor COWI A/S, is seeking main contractors that are interested in becoming pre-qualified for the subsequent tender of the turnkey/EPCI contract for the Mejlflak Wind Farm in the Bay of Aarhus. Profile: Mejlflak Nearshore Wind Farm. Havvind Århus Bugt A/S (HÅB), acting through its technical advisor […]

  • 15 December 2014

    In the very first edition of Offshore WIND we reported on access systems as the means for safe transfers of personnel to offshore wind turbines. At that time it was still a relatively new topic in this industry. We discussed the systems by Dutch company Ampelmann Operations B.V. and by Offshore Solutions. Now, five years […]

  • 13 December 2010
    R&D

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Environment

    A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed off […]

  • 17 July 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On July 24th, in Charlotte, N.C., the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition will convene key stakeholders for a working session to discuss Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection in the Southeast. Experts from industry, national labs, and universities will explore wind energy resource assessment efforts related to coastal and offshore wind in the region, determine […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling”.  Mr. Tongue’s current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator announced a new GBP 2.4 million project aiming to cut the cost of offshore wind by optimising the design of jacket foundations through improved fatigue standards and validation of faster testing and fabrication methods. Jacket foundations are set to become a more dominant design solution, as monopiles are unlikely […]

  • 25 January 2012

    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, and […]

  • 8 September 2014
    R&D

    The most extensive science and engineering research project to take place in Caithness for many years is occurring this month (September, 2014) from a base at Gills Harbour, on the shores of the ‘s Inner Sound. Expensive high-tech equipment, under the TIME initiative, has been laid on the Sound’s seabed from the 25-metre-long ‘multi-cat’ vessel […]

  • 10 October 2016

    Brandt’s passion for the renewables business was evident before he started his career. In 1999, he decided to do his masters in wind farm development focusing on large-scale wind farms. Then after managing several wind technology servicing units he joined Deutsche Windtechnik in 2004 becoming director of the Management Board in 2007. Established around 15 […]

  • 14 June 2012
    R&D, Technology

    GE Global Research is advancing technology that will make the inspection of wind turbines faster and more reliable for customers. Currently, an inspector examines the massive turbine blades from the ground, about 100 meters (328’) away, by using a high-power telescope. Now, partnering with Ithaca, N.Y.-based International Climbing Machines (ICM), GE engineers have explored a […]

  • 8 February 2011

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power announced today the signing of a joint services agreement with US wind turbine inspection and maintenance services company Rev1 Renewables, part of Rev1 Power Services, Inc. The announcement comes days after in depth discussions at AWEA’s Power Performance & Reliability Conference in San Diego, CA regarding 24/7/365 monitoring of […]

  • 1 September 2010
    R&D

    The Joint Venture Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau Gmbh – GeoSea NV, both of them members of the Belgian dredging, marine engineering and environmental Group DEME, has been awarded two different contracts for prepiling and installation works to construct both the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm, 32 km north of the island of Rügen, and the Trianel West Borkum II wind farm, 45 km north of the East Frisian Island Borkum in German waters.

  • 15 May 2020
    Grid Connection

    A multi-user, planned transmission system to harness wind power off New England’s coast could result in onshore electric grid cost savings of over USD 1 billion and significantly reduce environmental impacts, a report prepared for transmission developer Anbaric shows. The report, Offshore Transmission in New England: The Benefits of a Better-Planned Grid, describes the limitations […]

  • 23 February 2015

    Sandbank  Foundation construction work has started for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm, approximately 100km North West of the island Sylt, which will comprise 72 Siemens 4MW turbines. The 72 steel monopile foundations, with diameters of up to 6.8m and lengths of up to 70m, are built by EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock. Depending […]

  • 23 February 2012

    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, and […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities

    Governor McDonnell announced that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission has voted unanimously to approve proposed construction of a 479-foot-tall, five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype in the lower Chesapeake Bay, three miles off the Eastern Shore town of Cape Charles. The construction of the prototype turbine is scheduled to be completed in late 2013, which would […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Atlantis Resources Limited’s Canadian subsidiary has been awarded a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for up to 4.5 megawatts of tidal generation to be deployed at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Developmental Feed-In-Tariff award of C$530 (£292) per megawatt hour (MWh) provides revenue support for Atlantis to deploy and […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Vessels

    Offshore WindForce, a joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels), has awarded Seajacks UK Limited the contract to provide the Seajacks Scylla, for the transport and installation of 67 monopiles at the consented Veja Mate 400MW wind farm. The Seajacks Scylla will be delivered to the client in March 2016 […]