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  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Wind turbine technology has matured significantly, resulting in substantial reductions in LCOE and increased competitiveness of wind energy on the grid. Turbines have grown larger, more productive, cost effective and reliable due to technology investments. The next decade will bring further change, but the role of technology has shifted as the industry continues to evolve […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    After more than two years of work, Hughes Sub Surface Engineering (Hughes SSE) has completed works on the world’s second largest wind farm – Gwynt y Môr. Since 2012 Hughes SSE has been a provider of core services to the construction efforts at Gwynt y Môr wind farm. During a 34 month involvement, Hughes SSE […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    On December 15, 2014, a launching ceremony was held at the terminal in Emden’s outer harbour for a further Windea catamaran that is entering service under the German flag. The ship’s godmother Miranda van Laar-Prikkel, wife of co-partner Paul van Laar from IJmuiden in the Netherlands, gave the “Twin Axe Bow” type catamaran from Damen […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players. Wind energy associations, including those from emerging markets such as Brazil, China, South Africa, […]

  • 10 December 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Norwegian wave power developer Havkraft recently launched its first prototype of a wave power system. One and a half year after Havkraft received NOK 4.5 million (approximately EUR 506,015) in funding from Innovation Norway, the prototype of the wave power device was installed off the Norwegian municipality of Selje. Since the project began in 2012, everything has been going […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    After successful testing, grid operator TenneT and Siemens have now initiated the trial run of the BorWin2 direct current link. After several weeks of trial operation, the grid link will be able to go into controlled operation in the first few months of 2015. With a transmission capacity of 800 megawatts (MW), the BorWin2 grid […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Offshore handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems has been awarded a contract by Prysmian Group via its subsidiary Powerlink Services Ltd to supply a number of tensioners for offshore power cable installation. The bespoke, high redundancy system will accommodate both cable and outsized bodies, allowing uninterrupted tensioning of the cable during deepwater installation. With tension […]

  • 13 November 2014

    RenewableUK has marked its 36th Annual Conference by, for the first time, making a number of awards at its Gala Dinner. The Dinner, attended by over 400 renewable energy professionals, saw awards handed out for “Breakthrough”, “Apprentice of the Year” and “Excellence”. The breakthrough award was given to MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for their joint […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Operations & Maintenance

    With steady growth of the offshore wind industry in the near and further future, offshore wind turbines reach their age limit or maximum operating duration. The need for repowering of wind turbines is foreseeable and provides the players of the offshore wind industry, politics and business with new challenges. The onshore wind energy shows that […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mitigating the risk of collision at sea requires a deep understanding of the causes. New industry guidance issued today helps to make offshore operations safer for marine and energy operators. The new Guidance Notes for Collision Analysis assist owners, operators, and designers of offshore units with identifying potential collision scenarios, assessing the relative risks and […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Technology

    Last September, in the framework of the IX Renewable Energy Conference, held in Portland (Oregon), Ocean Electric introduced its technology and current project in front of an attentive and professional audience. The conference, annually organized by the Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET), is focused on the renewable industry technological developments year after year. This edition […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Technology

    Bourne has developed a solar-hydro hybrid generator  in an effort to find a potential energy site that has more than one type of renewable energy and capture both with one device. The potential for this approach is significant. There are many regions of the world that not only have high solar power potential but also hydropower […]

  • 6 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The turn of the season saw the WaveRoller™ Pilot Power Plant return to the ENP shipyard in Peniche, Portugal, as yet another sea campaign was successfully concluded. The device was operating in the fully exposed ocean environment with waves recorded in excess of 8 meters high. The aim of this campaign was to collect load […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    From 25 October to 4 November, a delegation of twenty-five Dutch offshore wind companies and knowledge institutions visited Japan and Korea. The offshore wind delegation was part of the economic mission led by Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp and it ran parallel to the state visit of King Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima to Japan […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Laurent Schmitt, Vice President for Smart Grid at Alstom Grid, is named as one the most significant and persuasive people in the Smart Grid activity sector by the Metering & Smart Energy International magazine providing information to thousands of utility professionals worldwide. Laurent Schmitt has been with Alstom since 1998, where he started in the […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Jack-Up Barge has recently placed a significant order with Malaysian-based Asian Offshore Services (AOS) for additional Zone 2 blast-rated Temporary Living Quarters (TLQs), as the Netherlands-based company continues to grow their accommodation services offering. The Jack-Up Barge fleet has the capacity to serve both the renewable and non-renewable offshore industries. In recent times the company has […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Technology

    GEV Wind Power, a division of the GEV Group, is launching its pioneering turbine maintenance structure at this year’s RenewableUK show. Visitors to the show will be the first to experience the structure in action through GEV’s virtual reality simulation, enabling attendees to access the platform, be cocooned in the transparent habitat and undertake their […]

  • 5 November 2014

    Last night, the 398MW MeyGen project was awarded the first ever ‘Navigator Award’ at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), in recognition of the project’s contribution to the global marine renewable industry. The highly prestigious Award was awarded to the MeyGen Project, which is 86 percent owned by Atlantis Resources, at the International Conference […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    It takes a daring attitude to invest €4.5m in a 410m quay length, suited for oversized cargos, when one’s annual turnover does not exceed €600,000. The Port of Rama did exactly that two years ago, in anticipation of the Butendiek wind farm project starting just 40km from the port. The port’s Md Kristen Zedergaard is […]

  • 10 April 2012

    Imagine an area 93km by 93km and then fill this area with 3000 wind turbines. Some of the turbine foundations will have only one hole penetrating in the seabed, some will have 3 holes penetrating and some will even have 4 holes. This is what can happen in an area the size of the Dogger […]

  • 6 April 2012

    The offshore wind industry, it would appear, has been plagued by schedules and budgets that have far exceeded expectations, a trend that will inevitably become less of a headline-grabber as more farms come on line and experience is gained. The oil and gas industry, after all, went through similar teething issues in its heady early […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world. The two-day meeting opened on the heels of the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which recommended the decarbonisation of the world’s […]

  • 3 April 2012

    The one sector of the whole offshore wind energy industry where the British Isles stand in a commanding position is in the building of wind farm support vessels, of all shapes and sizes. The name “British Isles” is used because it includes the Republic of Ireland, and the yards there, including Arklow Marine, and Safehaven Marine, are just as much […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    Nova Scotia Government is exploring adding another berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). Energy Minister Andrew Younger made the announcement yesterday, Nov. 4, at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in Halifax. The province is in discussions with Ireland-based renewable energy development company DP Energy about installing a 4.5-megawatt tidal stream […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Grid Connection

    Osiris Projects is close to completion of the field work of a large scale cable route survey of the proposed 700+MW HVDC Celtic Interconnector Project between the south coast of Ireland and the northwest coast of France. Jointly awarded by EirGrid and RTE, the 2014 programme has included a geophysical survey of the route, with geotechnical […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Technology

    Forewind’s 3D computer generated simulation of the proposed Dogger Bank offshore development can now be downloaded by anyone with a keen interest in visualising, or navigating through the wind farms. The model, which was developed to enable fishermen and offshore authorities to better understand and see how the development will look once constructed, can be […]