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  • 18 May 2012

    Three recently completed 21 metre Austal wind farm support vessels are heading to Europe, where they will shortly commence operations for UK operator Turbine Transfers. The Wind Express 21 catamarans will be used to transport service crews and equipment to the many offshore wind farms that are located off the coastlines of several European countries. […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created in North East Lincolnshire after Danish utility giant DONG Energy was awarded up to  £1.1m from the ‘Growing the Humber’ Regional Growth Fund. The fund is run by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and North East Lincolnshire Council and supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. […]

  • 23 May 2012

    Scotland is leading the world in the development of offshore renewables – according to two senior figures from development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). HIE Chief Executive, Alex Paterson and Director of Energy and Low Carbon, Calum Davidson are both presenting at the All-Energy exhibition and conference in Aberdeen tomorrow [Thursday 24 May]. Mr […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Tethys, a robust online resource available for free to anyone interested in ocean energy and offshore wind resources, focuses on the environmental effects of energy projects that are proposed, underway or completed in the ocean and above it. The database includes hundreds of scientific papers, technical reports, regulatory applications on file with federal and international […]

  • 9 April 2012

    Diving support is an essential activity in the offshore wind industry. From initial survey work, through installation work and on to yearly inspections, repair and maintenance programs (IRM) there are an abundance of tasks that can only be conducted by diving operations. Over the years this has led to highly specialised and experienced teams and […]

  • 12 May 2011
    R&D

      SCIENTISTS who have begun evaluating the power of the seas for the first time believe the Welsh coastline has enough energy to supply four million homes. And they believe the potential of sea power is so great that Wales could eventually become “energy self sufficient” and a world leader in marine energy technology. From […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.  Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights: Total wind turbine generators (“WTGs”) commissioned amounted to an equivalent wind power project output […]

  • 1 February 2023
    Business & Finance

    Last November, the annual Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference took place in Amsterdam. The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) and wider UK Government partners organised and participated in various activities over the two-day programme, spotlighting the strength of UK offshore energy and maritime capabilities and exchanging perspectives on the industry’s future. Trade mission from […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Joined by state and local government officials, customers and special guests, Siemens Energy today formally inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art wind service training center in Orlando, Florida, USA. The event marks the official grand opening of the center that provides highly advanced technical and safety training for installation and service technicians working at wind energy projects […]

  • 7 May 2013

    The 1 May celebrations in Europe last week were tainted by historically high unemployment levels, a miserable macroeconomic outlook and a battered climate and energy policy.  Written by Thomas Becker, CEO at European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)  The challenges facing Europe’s economy are many. But it is beyond doubt that a thorough modernisation of our […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Installation of the first offshore components at Gwynt y Môr, one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, has begun off the north Wales coast yesterday. Work to install two steel jacket foundation structures was started earlier yesterday the Seaway Heavy Lifting crane vessel ‘Stanislav Yudin’, and is continuing approximately 10 miles off the […]

  • 28 September 2010

    China is Expected to Expand Its Wind Power Capacity by 500% by 2020. GE Extends Its Commitment to Delivering Cleaner, Efficient, Reliable Technology for Its Customers. GE  today announced a joint venture with Harbin Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. (HEC), a subsidiary of Harbin Power Equipment Co., Ltd. (HPEC), to manufacture and supply wind turbines to […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    New hydrokinetic energy technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the energy from ocean waves, tides, and river currents are advancing toward commercial development in the United States. They are not expected to add major power supplies anytime soon, but federal regulators this year approved licenses for two hydrokinetic energy projects to produce electricity from wave […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Are you ready to tackle the challenges both short and long term? Secure your seat now for the Offshore WIND Conference where we will delve deeper into the opportunities and challenges the offshore wind industry is facing now and will face up to 2050.

  • 23 March 2012

    PCS Power Converter Solutions GmbH continues to expand its portfolio of products for wind energy In addition to the state of the art PCS Green Line Power Converters, PCS now offers a total drive train system solution including generator, transformer and converter. PCS will present examples from the Green Line Family of full power converters […]

  • 8 November 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Shell-Ocean Winds joint venture has withdrawn its motion to suspend the proceedings to approve the long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its 405 MW Mayflower Wind project, filed with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) after Avangrid requested a one-month suspension of the DPU’s review of the PPAs for its Commonwealth Wind development. Avangrid, […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Scottish Development International’s (SDI) international trade and investment activity created or safeguarded more than 7,000 Scottish jobs and helped more than 1,000 high potential Scottish companies target new global markets last year. In 2011/2012, SDI also worked with 190 companies on significant new international projects with a projected growth of £733million in sales over the […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    With a strong first half of 2012, E.ON continues its positive performance and confirms its full-year forecast. E.ON’s first-half EBITDA rose by €2.4 billion year on year to roughly €6.7 billion, its underlying net income by €2.4 billion to roughly €3.3 billion.  “Our solid first-half results demonstrate that we’re meeting our existing challenges decisively. We […]

  • 13 June 2013

    The number of firms in China exiting or reducing their exposure to the wind power sector is expected to significantly level off, as new policies supporting renewable energy being developed at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) come on line. At the end of last year, China Longyuan […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Scottish Enterprise has awarded Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) £6.04million POWERS funding to support the development of its latest 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine prototype at the Energy Park in Fife. This award will support an intended total investment of £100 million in Scotland, which SHI announced last year, to launch a successful test demonstration project followed […]

  • 12 January 2022
    Authorities

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing a draft environmental assessment (EA) for offshore wind activities in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where the government agency is looking to narrow the identified wider area before advancing any Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) for lease sales. “The Gulf of Mexico is well-positioned […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Borkum Riffgrund 1 Turbine installation work is ongoing at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, located 54km off the German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum. The installation, performed by A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER, reached half way in mid-March. The first of the 78 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines was installed back in August 2014 and the first electricity was already produced mid-February. […]

  • 11 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Gamesa Technology Corp., a global wind energy leader, and the shipbuilding operations of Northrop Grumman Corp., America’s largest shipbuilder, today launched the Offshore Wind Technology Center to jointly develop the next generation of offshore wind systems that will be deployed in the United States and around the world. Plans call for the development of North […]

  • 14 December 2011

     Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, the U.S. subsidiary of UK-based Gardline Group, has bolstered its marine data collection offerings with the addition of geotechnical services. Working in conjunction with Gardline Geosciences, a leading global provider of geotechnical services, Alpine is adding a significant new tool to its already impressive suite of services designed to deliver one-stop […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Jobs & Recruitment

    With 40GW installed power still expected to come on stream by 2020 and even 150GW by 2030, the offshore wind sector is well aware that something needs to be done to prevent a severe skills shortage in the industry. In the first real analysis of the scale of the problem the European Union’s Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) produced a revealing report about possible […]

  • 21 July 2010
    R&D

    IBERDROLA RENOVABLES, global wind energy leader(1)(1) See explanation , recorded gross operating income of €706.7 million in the first half of 2010, a rise of 21.5% over the same period last year. This increase was driven by the Company’s geographical diversification which enabled it to offset uneven performance across its markets, as well as by […]