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  • 8 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved today the Company’s consolidated financial statements and separate financial statements for 2011 .  ” Technological innovation and production flexibility have enabled the Group to achieve more than satisfactory results even in a market where signs of recovery are still weak – comments CEO Valerio Battista. Financial […]

  • 27 April 2015

    As the first anniversary of the creation of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind approaches the company looks back on a pretty good year as it lands its first commercial order for the much heralded V164-8.0 MW® and is named the preferred supplier for the Walney Extension project. The company has already seen employee numbers grow and […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Do you really know how OEMs are running your wind farm? The fast-approaching expiry dates of many five-year equipment service warranties could spell uncertainties, opportunities and strategic decision-making for many offshore asset operators. Fortunately, there are attractive alternatives.  Article by Green Marine Solutions Time flies  The shape of O&M services could soon change quite radically […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Authorities

    As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to move economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that BOEM will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on […]

  • 1 October 2012

    A few months ago Spanish energy giant Iberdrola was crowned the world’s largest wind energy developer with an operating portfolio of more than 14,000MW. The promotion of offshore wind energy is a key platform for Iberdrola’s future growth plans. Iberdrola’s Offshore Business Division, based in Scotland with offices in London, Berlin and Paris, is busy […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.

  • 22 December 2014

    On a bright Sunday morning August 31st around 450 persons gathered in the Felison terminal of the DFDS Seaways in the port of IJmuiden where the Princess Seaways cruise liner was waiting to take them on a day trip to the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, Dutch utility Eneco’s second offshore wind farm in Dutch […]

  • 14 October 2013

    Adapting its service offering to steer a move into the offshore wind industry has paid off for FoundOcean. Jim Bell, Managing Director, tells Offshore WIND that activity went from ‘zero to 60’ in just a year and as renewable energy demand increases, FoundOcean is confident that it can gear up for any future growth.  Established […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Environment, R&D

    In just the last year, New York State began developing at least 25 percent of the alternative electricity sources necessary to replace the Indian Point nuclear power plant, according to a new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Riverkeeper. The report also provides a detailed roadmap for fully and cost-effectively replacing […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    As the Trump Administration issued the draft proposal for the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program on 4 January, the move to make more than 90% of OCS available for oil and gas exploration and production saw opposition from several U.S. coastal states, including those that want more renewable energy in their future.

  • 21 December 2010

    Wind-energy projects are starting to pop up in New Hampshire, but people hoping to see off-shore wind farms are still treading water. And if coastal development ever does ever occur, it will come with a sizable price tag. Projects proposed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are expected to cost billions of dollars to build, as […]

  • 16 January 2012

    “Oceanology International is a unique event; there is nowhere else where such a broad range of providers of technologies and users of technologies and the applications of technology come together,” says the event’s Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics; and Sector Director, Energy and Environment for the BMT Group. “It […]

  • 29 March 2012

    Building and maintaining an offshore wind farm requires extremely accurate predictions of the weather windows available for each operation. Navigating a specially built vessel with a wind-sensitive load of turbine parts on its deck, jagging up the vessel to prepare for turbine installation, positioning and fastening turbine foundations, towers and rotors, and accessing turbines from […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      A boat with suspension, a giant robotic arm and a vessel resembling a seahorse are just three of the innovative concepts shortlisted by the Carbon Trust as part of a competition to solve the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely on to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in wave heights up […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The last major economy in Europe that is not a member of the offshore wind club is due to knock on the clubhouse door this year. France will be joining the club with a huge 3GW enrolment fee. This month, to be precise, 11 January 2012, was the deadline for the tenders to be submitted […]

  • 10 May 2016
    R&D, Vessels

    Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs) have increased in size in the last twelve months following the changes to the UK and German codes and regulations which allowed the vessels to be longer than 24-metre load line and to carry more than 12 technicians, and the trend is set to continue, according to Ed Dudson, Technical Director at […]

  • 6 August 2012

    In April 2012 the French Government under President Sarkozy announced the results of the first round for offshore wind energy licences. Companies and consortia had been invited to tender for the licences following the terms and conditions set out by the Commission of Energy Regulation (CRE). The tenders were for a total maximum power of […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for seventeen projects help sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, these projects will increase the power production and reliability of wave and tidal devices and help gather […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Today, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks at the Second Annual Offshore Wind Power North America Conference in Boston, Mass. Director Bromwich discussed the current status of offshore renewable energy projects, how the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service will affect future offshore renewable energy projects […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The offshore wind energy industry is growing and several European ports have prepared, or are preparing, to provide the necessary logistics and storage services and facilities related to different construction & installation, O&M, and production phases of this industry. The wind farms are getting larger and moving into deeper waters further offshore resulting in bigger […]

  • 2 October 2012

    In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger’wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]

  • 10 September 2012

    The exhibitors were satisfied, and there were streams of trade visitors from all parts of the world – SMM impressively confirmed its position again, as the number one stimulus event for the maritime industry in 2012. The 25th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg ended on 7 September, after four days of […]