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  • 21 June 2013

    Twenty-five offshore wind farms have been approved in the German North Sea, with a total of more than 1,350 turbines and a capacity of over 5,600 megawatts. The design of an offshore wind turbine (OWT) and structure of the foundations plays a crucial role in the realization of offshore wind farms in water depths of […]

  • 30 May 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The innovation project Neptune, supported by KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, launched for the first time its buoy into the sea for testing on last Wednesday, May 22nd, at the “Pont del Petroli” in Badalona, Spain. The main objective was to compare a fixed buoy´s wind measurement data -located at a nearby pier- with the sea located […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    DONG Energy says that it can meet the UK Government’s target of GBP 100/MWh for offshore wind energy by 2020, and it can even reduce costs to achieve GBP 87/MWh, The Telegraph writes. The company has forecasted this last year, after two reports were published by the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force, set up […]

  • 14 December 2012

    Despite the uncertain global economy, attendance figures for EWEA 2013 are looking positive. The December statistics for registered conference delegates are 25% higher compared with registration figures at the same stage before EWEA 2012. EWEA 2012 took place in Copenhagen and was a huge success, attracting over 10,000 participants from more than 80 countries. Now, […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Academics and students from the University of Plymouth are visiting Guernsey on a field visit to make a high level strategic assessment of the offshore renewable energy potential for Guernsey in the medium to longer term. This initiative is part of Commerce and Employment’s Renewable Energy Team’s (RET) long term strategic alliance with leading UK […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Oceanlinx is searching for local contractors who will build and launch the greenWAVE concrete structure for their1MW wave energy plant. As written in an article of The Border Watch Newspaper, featured on Oceanlinx’s official website, the company’s CEO Ali Baghaei and project analyst Sean Barrett visited the region a few days ago to discuss the […]

  • 28 June 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind, wave & tidal industries, has welcomed the publication of new Government statistics showing that the UK’s wind fleet produced over 50% more electricity in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year. This corresponds to an output of 5,044 gigawatt-hours – equivalent […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Environment, Technology

    Gamesa has again demonstrated its commitment to leadership in environmental protection and product improvement in the renewable energy industry by obtaining Ecodesign certification – granted by rating agency TÜV in accordance with ISO 14006/2011 standards — for its G128-4.5 MW wind turbine, the first time any wind turbine in the world has achieved Ecodesign status. […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Responding to evidence from The Trump Organization and Communities Against Turbines Scotland to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables said: “Tackling climate change and creating meaningful and sustainable jobs are the two key challenges for this generation – renewable energy is one of the few ways we can […]

  • 19 January 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has highlighted some misunderstandings and confusions in a Policy Exchange paper ‘The Full Cost to Households of Renewable Energy Policies’. The paper attempts to estimate the cost to households of current Government energy policies, but fails to account for the reforms to the electricity […]

  • 18 January 2012

    Osiris Projects are confirmed to exhibit at Oceanology International 2012 at ExCeL, London. The company will be showcasing their expertise within the field of ultra-high resolution shallow water survey and, subject to work schedules, demonstrating their 27.5m semi-SWATH specialist coastal survey vessel, Bibby Tethra. Osiris Projects are market leaders in ultra-high resolution hydrographic and geophysical […]

  • 25 November 2011

    ‘Member State position paper’ hardly trips off the tongue as a major step forward for the wave and tidal industry. But the formal announcement of an agreed position paper on ocean energy, supported by Belgium, Denmark, Norway, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK, shows that the potential of marine energy is fast moving […]

  • 21 October 2011

    Despite fears of sweeping cuts, Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK, believes today’s ROC banding announcement by DECC is welcome and will ensure growth remains healthy across the wind sector. Reductions include a fall of 1 ROC to 0.9 ROC in 2013 for onshore wind, and from 2 ROCs to 1.9 ROCs from April […]

  • 1 September 2011

      Many countries have implemented ambitious plans to increase their sustainable energy resources and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. One of the more common renewable energy solutions is the development of offshore wind farms which have become a feature along the coasts of many countries, particularly in Western Europe. While the construction of these […]

  • 4 August 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

      LBA  announces that Scour Prevention Systems Ltd (SPS) has successfully raised c. £350k. The company presented to LBA on 26 May 2011 looking for just £100k to close its funding round which included a £100k grant, and received an overwhelming response from our network, with firm offers for significantly more than this. SPS ultimately […]

  • 14 June 2011

    Aluminium BoatBuilding Co Ltd has recently delivered “Viking” to Excel Marine Services Ltd in Whitstable, this 18.25m aluminium catamaran is the 16th “Catfish” catamaran whose design was specifically developed for UK and surrounding waters. The vessel is the 8th “Catfish Crewcat” supplied into the growing offshore windfarm industry. This is Excel Marine’s fith catamaran in […]

  • 12 April 2011

    The program for the second edition of the conference “Offshore Wind Installation and Maintenance” is almost complete. The conference, organized by Navingo in association with HME and supported by IRO, will take place on the 26th of May 2011 in the World Trade Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Among the speakers already confirmed are representatives of […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    KENTISH Flats operator Vattenfall has warned that the offshore wind farm industry must reduce its costs or risk “dying out.” Speaking at a wind energy event in London on Tuesday, Ole Bigum Nielsen, who heads the UK offshore operations, told the audience: “I think we all agree we have to lower the costs of what […]

  • 22 February 2011

    In what is regarded as milestone decision Finish authorities granted the water permit to Suurhiekka offshore wind farm, the first full scale offshore project of the country. The project of 80 turbines has been developed by wpd since 2007 and aims for start of construction in 2014 – depending on the government’s decision on a […]

  • 24 March 2010

    RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy association, commended two key green industry measures in today’s Budget: money for ports which service the UK’s burgeoning offshore sector and the founding of a ‘Green’ bank, funding growth of renewable technologies. The £60 million pledged for ‘development of port sites to support offshore wind turbine manufacturers’ has long […]

  • 16 January 2023

    Germany said goodbye to 2022 with 8,100 MW of offshore wind capacity connected to the grid after all wind turbines at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm (342 MW) went into operation mid-December. Although this is a step forward, the country is still 22 GW away from its 2030 target and the government needs to take […]

  • 23 June 2022
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) will lead in the development of a comprehensive offshore wind supply chain roadmap as part of its participation in the new White House-led Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership. The first of its kind forum between twelve US East Coast Governors and Administration officials is expected to enable collaboration to […]

  • 4 February 2022
    Business & Finance

    The partnership behind the Danish Power-to-X project ‘Green Fuels for Denmark’ has decided to bring forward parts of the project two years earlier than previously planned. The plan involves rolling out 100 MW of the project’s originally planned second phase’s 250 MW electrolysis in 2025 instead of 2027, as well as starting capturing sustainable carbon […]

  • 21 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Duke Energy, a North Carolina-headquartered electric power holding company, does not see offshore wind as having big enough potential until the end of the next decade, according to information from the company’s recent earnings call. Responding to a question asked by a Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Lapides, who inquired about the role offshore wind played […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of European electricity generation capacity from 40% in 2012, to 60% in 2030, while the share of fossil-fuel sources such as coal and gas falls from 48% to 27%, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The […]

  • 10 June 2014

    Samuel Leopold, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Wind Power, has addressed the issue of safety in the offshore wind industry. A2SEA has published Mr. Leopold’s article on this subject: The offshore wind industry is facing two must-win battles. We need to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind turbines; and we need to improve […]