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  • 20 May 2014

    All-Energy 2014, the UK’s largest renewables exhibition and conference, opens tomorrow (Wednesday 21 May) at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre with a plenary session featuring both the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism with other speakers including Rob Cormie, Group Operations […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    The Norstec Academy, launched on May 15, has published its first picture of the week – a view at Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms from the top of a wind turbine.   The picture was taken on Thursday by Phil Howe, Wind Turbine Service Technician at Siemens Wind Power, who is also Siemens’ Ambassador […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Upstream oil & gas specialist Advanced Insulation Ltd (AI) has acquired Plymouth-based Manuplas, a specialist in the design, engineering and manufacture of polymer solutions for the marine and offshore sectors, including offshore wind.  Commenting on the acquisition, Advanced Insulation’s managing director Andrew Bennion says: “The acquisition of Manuplas enhances AI’s market diversification by providing further penetration into our […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate started reviewing the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, that would renew more than $80 billion in expired tax credits for two years, including the wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC). Yesterday, the vote on further advancing the bill was 53-40, as Republican Senators […]

  • 16 May 2014

    Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited, KOWL, has revealed plans for, what could be, the world’s first floating wind array. KOWL, a joint venture between Pilot Offshore Renewables and Atkins, wants to deploy eight wind turbine generators, with individual capacity no less than 6MW, on semi-submersible floating platforms near the Dog Hole off Aberdeen. The wind farm […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    From September the 8th 2014 to December the 5th 2014 BZEE will run the first English language Service Technician for Wind Turbines course in Husum, Germany. Course contents: – Fundamentals of wind energy technology – Work safety – First aid – Working at heights and rescue training – Wind turbine electronics, mechanics and hydraulics – […]

  • 12 May 2014

    Over 600 local people packed a meeting held on Saturday, to hear about and give their views on the proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm development. Chaired by the Council’s Chief Executive Tony Williams, the meeting lasted almost three hours. Residents heard the case both for and against the Wind Farm from a selection of […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Following the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to award up to $46.7 million of funding to Fishermen’s Energy, the company hopes that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will recognize the importance of its demonstration offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, which could be the first offshore wind farm […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Louisiana-based Keystone Engineering Inc. will supply the engineering and design works for its patented Inward Battered Guide Structure, or “twisted jacket”, a wind turbine support structure for two of the three projects selected by the US Department of Energy to receive up to $47 million in US government funding grants over the next four years. Keystone’s innovative […]

  • 7 May 2014

    Dalby Offshore Services Ltd. has taken delivery of its latest offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Dalby Wharfe’. The vessel is the first of a two boat order that includes the ‘Dalby Swale’ to be delivered to Dalby Offshore Services Ltd. at the forthcoming Seawork exhibition at Southampton on Tuesday 10th June. The Alicat Workboats built the 21m […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc – the UK’s marine services provider, has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Mammoet Salvage B.V, a division of Mammoet. This provides an opportunity for combined capability and expertise, providing enhanced customer-driven service in the marine salvage and decommissioning markets […]

  • 6 May 2014

    Although it currently represents only a fraction of global energy supply, ocean energy has picked up momentum recently, albeit not in U.S. waters. Mr. Kron wrote his view of current ocean energy development in the USA, where he believes that policymakers need to speed up the permitting procedures, as well as to give more financial support […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed confirmation that Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and parts of Ipswich have been included in the Government’s final Assisted Area Status (AAS) map. AAS is granted to less prosperous local economies and enables businesses in those areas to benefit from a larger percentage of Government or European funding to […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The JB 117 self-elevating platform, owned by Jack-Up Barge B.V., doing its job on the BorWin beta platform. The BorWin beta platform will transform the alternating current (AC) supplied by wind turbines from two offshore wind farms, Veja Mate and Global Tech 1, before converting it to the same […]

  • 2 May 2014

    The trade association representing the wind and marine energy industries, RenewableUK, is expanding its membership to include companies involved in tidal lagoon energy. The organisation has covered wave and tidal stream energy since 2004 and will now take on an additional form of tidal power. Tidal lagoon technology traps water at high tide in vast […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Since launching three years ago, Pontrilas-based Offshore Turbine Services (OTS) has gone from strength to strength with a refined offering of reliable and efficient crew, fuel, cargo and equipment transfer services to offshore wind turbines, substations and other offshore developments requiring maritime logistics. Speed, flexibility, minimum vessel downtime and cost-effectiveness are the company’s main focus […]

  • 30 April 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The GICON Group will receive a pro-rata funding of EUR 5.25 million from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Ministry of Economy, Construction and Tourism for their floating offshore foundation, the GICON® SOF. The official notification of the funding confirmation secures fabrication, construction and testing of the first floating wind turbine in Germany. In total, EUR 18 million will be […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Having successfully secured £10,000 funding through the recently launched Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE) grant, Beccles-based specialist energy recruitment company, PWE Recruitment Group Ltd, has launched an innovative outsourced recruitment project with Great Yarmouth based 3Sun Group. Managing Director Stuart Smith takes up the story:  “Our plan is to provide a recruitment outsourcing […]

  • 29 April 2014

    Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, Neil Douglas will present at the 11th Annual IJ Global Renewable Energy & Investment Forum this week. The invite only event, taking place on 28th and 29th April at the Gleneagles Resort in Scotland will see major utilities, financiers, investors and developers come together to discuss current industry challenges. […]

  • 28 April 2014

    A remote-controlled drone with four helicopter-like rotors, weighing no more than two kilograms and equipped with a camera has been successfully used to inspect Forewind’s meteorological masts located more than 130 kilometres from the UK coast.  The innovative approach to inspection borrowed a technique from the oil and gas sector where remotely operated aerial vehicles […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released today. According to the report, in the three months to February 2014, supply of coal, gas and nuclear power fell on the same period a year earlier, while the suply from wind, hydro and bioenergy rose. Wind energy […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Safety Technology Ltd has announced this week a joint venture with German safety specialists, Offtec. Based in Enge-Sande, close to the Danish border in Germany, Offtec is home to a unique Wind Competence Centre for the onshore and offshore Wind Industry. From this location the two companies will soon be offering a wide range of […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Technology

    The 6th Bristol Tidal Forum, a day full of information about global opportunities for tidal energy, will be held in Geographical Sciences Building of University of Bristol on April 24. There will be a great line up of speakers for the two morning sessions as well as a panel session in the afternoon with the […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week selected two additional projects, which will get funds to demonstrate wave energy converter component technologies. Dresser-Rand will develop and test a power take-off component that converts pneumatic power into electricity for oscillating water columns, which are devices that generate energy from ocean waves. Columbia Power Technologies will […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Maersk Training has initiated five new Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training Refresher (BSTR) courses. The new courses cover Manual Handling, First Aid, Fire Awareness, Work at Height and Sea Survival and are obligatory for all GWO trained personnel who wish to continue working in the Wind industry after their initial certification has expired. […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Technology

    Damen ARNO Dunkerque, part of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion Group, has given a new set of ‘feet’ to the world’s first purpose-built offshore wind turbine installation and maintenance vessel, the 2003-built MPI Resolution. The yard has carried out upgrades on the feet or ‘spudcans’ of all the jack-up vessel’s six legs to give them […]