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  • 13 January 2014

    The British Standards Institute has certified Scour Prevention Systems Ltd (SPSL) with ISO 9001 accreditation for its Quality Management Systems. Namely, the Lowestoft-based SPSL has developed an innovative anti-scour system in the form of a mattress constructed from recycled tyres, termed the Scour Prevention Mat (SPM). The SPM is proven to be an effective solution […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology  Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off […]

  • 16 February 2011

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a cooperation agreement with Canyon Offshore for trenching services to support ABB’s subsea high-voltage cable installation projects. “Subsea cables are increasingly being deployed for interconnections and offshore wind integration projects,” said Martin Gross, head of ABB’s Grid Systems business, within the Power Systems division. “This […]

  • 23 January 2023
    Grid Connection

    Amprion Offshore has reported that it plans to complete LanWin1 and LanWin3, the two offshore grid connection systems in Germany, two and three years earlier than initially planned. Additionally, the company announced that it will rename the offshore converter platforms to BalWin1 and BalWin2 to indicate a change in the wind farm areas to be […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Vessels

    Jan De Nul has ordered a second mega offshore installation vessel, Les Alizés, from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. The new order comes six months after Jan De Nul ordered its first installation crane vessel targeting the largest wind turbines and foundations, the Voltaire. Together with the Voltaire, this new vessel will be capable […]

  • 5 May 2022
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Norwegian companies, Arendals Fossekompani, Kongsberg, and Moreld, have joined forces on the Hydepoint project to develop a combined offshore substation and hydrogen factory. Hydepoint is expected to contribute to solving several challenges related to the development and upscaling of offshore wind power. ”Hydepoint is a complete solution for receiving, converting, and transmitting the full energy […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Business & Finance

      After significant one-off burdens caused by energy policy decisions taken in Germany during 2011, RWE will regain ground this year. However, in the first quarter of 2012 the Group was not able to match the result for the same period in the previous year. Declining margins in electricity generation and burdens suffered by the […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Ports & Logistics

    The European Union (EU) should recognise the critical role of offshore wind ports in its trans-European transport network policy (TEN-T) to support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility in line with the European Green Deal, said WindEurope in its latest press release. With its TEN-T, the EU aims to build an efficient, multimodal, […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Changes to subsidies for renewable electricity could incentivise between £20 billion and £25 billion of new investment in the economy between 2013 and 2017. The Banding Review for the Renewables Obligation will support jobs and deliver more clean power with a reduction in costs to consumers between 2013 and 2015, Ministers said. Bandings were today […]

  • 20 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    A major new report has found renewable energy companies in Scotland are in need of more engineers to fulfil their future ambitions. Scottish Renewables commissioned independent researchers to survey more than 540 companies in what is the most comprehensive jobs study to date. Of those companies who were able to identify skills gaps more than […]

  • 17 February 2016
    R&D

    A research project has been launched to establish the foundations for the further development of blade bearings. The HAPT (Highly Accelerated Pitch Bearing Test) project has gathered researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES Nordwest, the Institute of Machine Elements, Engineering Design and Tribology (IMKT) at Leibniz Universität Hannover […]

  • 7 November 2011
    Technology

    Following its manufacture and testing in Leith, ScottishPower Renewables’ new P2 Pelamis wave power device set sail for the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney (Sunday 6th November). It will undergo further trials as part of a unique cross-industry collaboration project with a similar device managed by E.ON. The company received a grant from the […]

  • 4 July 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa and wpd have signed a Master Supply Agreement, including a 20-year service agreement, for the 927 MW Gennaker offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The wind turbines will have a nominal power of 8.6 MW and can reach up to 9 MW with the Power Boost option engaged. Located 15 kilometres off the […]

  • 21 September 2021
    Grid Connection

    Waves Group Ltd has secured the contract to carry out Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) services for the installation of TenneT’s Hollandse Kust Noord and West Alpha export power cables.  The agreement will see Waves Group provide MWS services during the installation of the Hollandse Kust Noord and Hollandse Kust West Alpha export cables, with installation […]

  • 27 April 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Eneti has announced that its subsidiary Seajacks UK Limited has secured new contracts with two UK-based companies for its NG2500X-class vessels. The first contract signed with a UK utility will see one vessel supporting offshore wind farm substation commissioning in the UK sector of the North Sea for a period of 90-120 days in each […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    ​DONG Energy is launching a GBP 10 million fund to help local community projects on the UK East Coast over the next 20 years. The East Coast Community Fund is being set up to ensure that local people benefit from the operation of two of the company’s offshore wind farms – the 580MW Race Bank and the […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has awarded nineteen organizations from Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk in the UK with grants from the third round of its East Coast Community Fund.

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities

    The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy has requested the US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to extend the public comment period for the newly proposed offshore wind lease sale in the New York Bight, published by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in April.

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT has awarded a consortium of VBMS and NKT Cables with a contract to supply and install two export cables that will connect the Borssele I & II offshore wind farms to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands. The contract value of VBMS’ share is approximately EUR 70 million. Separately, the option has […]

  • 23 June 2017
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Den Helder-based offshore service provider Bluestream has, in the offshore industry’ first, used a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to install condition monitoring and ICCP systems inside five monopile foundations on the Nordsee One offshore wind farm.

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112MW EnBW Albatros.

  • 23 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Supply Chain Group, has declared the Government’s financial support for five new UK offshore wind projects a major step forward for the industry.  The group, which represents the region’s experienced offshore renewables supply chain, also believes that these new projects are the perfect opportunity for wind farm developers to […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    GeoSea has finalized the installation of the foundations for the Westermost Rough (UK) offshore wind farm project. This DONG Energy project consists of 35 wind turbine positions 9 km from the coast near Hull in the north east of England, UK. As main contractor for the foundations GeoSea has been responsible for the transport and […]

  • 21 November 2011

    TAG Energy Solutions, the North East England-based project management and construction company, will be exhibiting at EWEA Offshore 2011 for the first time following the completion of its £20million tubular foundation manufacturing facility for the offshore renewables sector (Stand 9328). CEO Alex Dawson will also be addressing the industry’s supply chain at a side event […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Grid Connection, R&D

    National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet.dk have today announced the start of a study to look at the possibility of a first electricity power connection between Great Britain and Denmark. Work will start immediately with the aim to compete it by the end of 2012. This new ‘pre-feasibility’ study is a very early stage to examine […]

  • 9 February 2012

    TenneT has entered into a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation by agreeing to sell a 49% equity stake in two German offshore high-voltage cable projects, BorWin1 and BorWin2. Mitsubishi’s aggregate equity commitment will total EUR 240 million. This partnership represents a milestone transaction in Germany, allowing infrastructure investors to invest in separate clusters of regulated assets. […]