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  • 12 April 2012

    The team behind FaB Test, Cornwall’s pioneering marine energy test site in Falmouth, has welcomed the first wave device to be installed in its waters. Fred Olsen’s BOLT “Lifesaver” wave energy converter, which is ultimately capable of producing clean and efficient electricity, is now being tested in the sheltered waters off FalmouthBay, with easy access […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Authorities

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister David McAllister yesterday discussed co-operation opportunities in the developing European clean energy market. Mr McAllister arrived in Edinburgh yesterday, where he joined Energy & Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing for the official opening of new premises for Germany’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Enercon, which is headquartered […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) have now erected the first of 72 Siemens SWT- 4.0 130 wind turbines at the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm being built 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in the German part of the North Sea. The erection of the towers on the foundations and the installation of the nacelles […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The last of the in total 48 wind turbines was successfully installed over Christmas around 30 kilometers to the north of the island of Heligoland. “We worked on the completion of the 48 wind turbines with two installation vessels at the same time and, besides the conventional rotor star installation, the rotor blades of the […]

  • 20 December 2011

      Tata Steel has teamed up with one the UK’s leading marine engineering and energy organisations as they both target the UK’s growing offshore wind turbine market. Joining Team Humber Marine Alliance, which represents more than 140 companies from around the Humber region, will allow Tata Steel to build on the significant investment it has […]

  • 11 March 2013

    MPI Offshore announced today the award of a charter party in respect of MPI Adventure by Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum GmbH & Co. KG for the installation of wind turbine generators on the Trianel Borkum Offshore Wind Farm situated off the Northern Coast of Germany.  MPI Adventure is scheduled to commence the installation of forty Areva […]

  • 7 July 2011
    R&D, Training & Education

      A second major business conference focusing on the Humber’s renewable energy industry is being staged to meet growing demand for information on the rapidly-expanding market. Organisers say the latest event will see companies being urged to act now, to seize the opportunities available as the region becomes the UK’s capital of green power, including […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Denmark has initiated studies to find possible locations for one or more energy islands supporting at least 10GW of offshore wind capacity. This corresponds to ten large offshore wind farms that could meet the electricity demand of more than ten million European households. The total investment needed for the project is estimated to be between […]

  • 29 July 2011

    From his office in a converted Victorian schoolhouse, Neil Kermode can see little more than centuries-old stone buildings and narrow streets better suited to horse carts than Land Rovers. Yet Kermode, head of the European Marine Energy Centre in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, will tell you he can also see the future. Orkney, a collection of […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    Vattenfall Gives Reasons for Choosing Siemens Gamesa 8MW Turbine Vattenfall has chosen the new 8MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbine for its Danish offshore wind farms because it “was simply the cheapest choice in the market measured by cost per generated megawatt-hour electricity,” Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind and Country Manager for Vattenfall in Denmark, said. Spain: […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that four Virginia businesses have been selected for awards totaling $860,000 for research having a total value of more than $3 million that will give the Commonwealth a competitive advantage and accelerate the development of offshore wind power and its associated industry supply chain.   Alstom Power Inc, a global […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Authorities

    RenewableUK today welcomed comments by the Prime Minister David Cameron underlining the need to invest in low-carbon technologies such as wind energy. During his trip to India, which is a major investor in clean energy, the Prime Minister said: ”These new green technologies, whether it is waste recycling, wind power, or nuclear power – because […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall’s announcement that it wants to work closely with Norfolk (UK) businesses in the development of its huge wind farms off the county’s coast has been welcomed by Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead at the renewables hub OrbisEnergy. In the announcement, Ruari Lean, Vattenfall’s project manager for Norfolk Vanguard, said his company wanted to work with […]

  • 24 December 2013
    R&D

    As part of the Patrick Administration’s efforts to support the development of an offshore wind industry hub in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has announced the preliminary results of a multi-year study of marine wildlife and launched an effort to study the logistics of interconnecting offshore wind to the New England power grid. […]

  • 15 August 2012

    RWE Innogy today celebrates the topping-out ceremony for two buildings on Heligoland. The two new apartment blocks being built near the inland port will accommodate service staff for the operation and maintenance of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in the future. The Nordsee Ost wind farm with an installed capacity of 295 MW is […]

  • 1 February 2013

    The German wind energy market recorded further stable growth in 2012. According to current data collected by Deutsche WindGuard on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems (VDMA PS), 2012 saw the installation of 1,008 new wind turbines (2011: 895) with a total capacity of 2,439 megawatts (2011: 2,008). Connection […]

  • 25 July 2011
    Grid Connection

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue  HVDC and HVAC Submarine Power Cables: Supply Constraints, Demand Drivers, Technology Issues, Prominent Projects, Key Industry Players, and Global Market Forecasts The high-voltage submarine cable market is, by all definitions, a niche market with few purchasers and even fewer manufacturers and installers. […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    South West companies attending the Offshore Energy Supply Chain Event, hosted by RWE and Regen SW at Sandy Park, Exeter, have been urged to target the offshore wind and marine energy sectors to develop new business opportunities and secure a share of this multi-billion pound industry. Over 160 potential offshore-wind supply chain companies, including a […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind projects selected in the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 will be delivered at a strike price as low as GBP 39.65/MWh, a near 30% reduction compared to the second CfD auction held in 2017. For the first time renewables are expected to come online below market prices and without additional […]

  • 6 September 2013

    Alicat Workboats, a full service offshore wind farm workboat manufacturer and repair business, has successfully completed and launched the first of four offshore wind farm workboats for a major energy utility. The vessel has been named ‘Solway Challenger’, following a naming ceremony that took place today at the dedicated seven-acre manufacturing and full-service workboat site […]

  • 8 March 2013

    Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced the establishment of a 100% owned subsidiary, CETO Wave Energy UK Limited and the appointment of Mr Allan MacAskill to the Board of Directors of CWE UK. CWE UK will be operated out of headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland and will be the platform for running all Carnegie’s […]

  • 12 October 2012

    Mediterranean countries have set targets for offshore wind development in the Mediterranean Sea by 2020. Greece has a relatively very low target of 200MW installed offshore wind capacity. This offshore development mainly concerns conventional offshore wind farm project designs. But Greece’s energy market is at the forefront of transformative changes that are attracting investors from […]

  • 7 June 2012

    Prime Minister David Cameron and the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg agreed a landmark energy partnership between the UK and Norway designed to secure affordable and sustainable long term energy supplies. The Norway-UK Energy Partnership for Sustainable Growth heralds closer collaboration between the two countries across a wide range of energy activities, including safe and […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Technology

    An independent jury has nominated HOCHTIEF Solutions, Kenersys Europe and SkyWind for the international Windalliance Technology Award. The award ceremony will take place at the leading international trade fair HUSUM WindEnergy on 19 September in Husum. In addition to the innovative character of the products and solutions submitted, the selection criteria of the four-person jury […]

  • 7 September 2011

    The POWER (Pushing Offshore Wind Energy Regions) cluster is a 3 year €4,998,942 project which aims to help develop the offshore wind industry in the North Sea region of Europe. It involves 18 partners from six European countries – Germany, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The POWER Cluster project has recently concluded […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Wind Farm Update

      45 km to the north of the island of Borkum, twelve sets of rotors blades are driving a special wind power project. The first German offshore wind farm, “Alpha Ventus”, is situated in the North Sea. For transporting the huge installations, numerous SCHEUERLE heavy-duty vehicles were used. The development of offshore wind turbines naturally […]