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  • 23 September 2021
    Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has started installing the SG 14-222 DD prototype offshore wind turbine at the test centre in Østerild, Denmark. The wind turbine’s tower has now been erected at the site, Siemens Gamesa said. Upon completion, the prototype unit will become the most powerful wind turbine installed in the world, surpassing GE’s 13 MW Haliade-X […]

  • 20 May 2021
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    RWE Renewables and the utility National Grid have signed a partnership agreement to jointly develop offshore wind projects in the coastal region of the Northeast US. Under this agreement, RWE and National Grid Ventures, the non-regulated division of National Grid, will be working together to explore opportunities in the US offshore wind market. This includes […]

  • 21 June 2022
    Technology

    Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has released details of new wind Lidar technology now installed on the company’s SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine. The ‘ZX TM’ Continuous Wave Lidar system has been integrated by Siemens Gamesa and is now a standard option for the turbine allowing for a fully IEC-compliant power curve measurement to […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    North East England’s offshore wind industry and the opportunities open to UK companies from significant upcoming wind farm developments will be the focus of an event taking place in the region in November. Offshore Wind North East, which is being held on 7 November, follows the government’s recent Contracts for Difference announcement, which gave the […]

  • 19 January 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has signed Agreements for Lease with the UK’s The Crown Estate to develop the two offshore wind farm sites known collectively as Dogger Bank South (DBS). DBS East and DBS West are located over 100 kilometres offshore in the shallow area of the North Sea known as Dogger Bank. Each project could have an […]

  • 28 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Dutch marine contractor Van Oord has reported a EUR 62 million net loss for the Fiscal Year 2021 due to large loss provisions taken on three projects in the business units Netherlands and Offshore wind: the Afsluitdijk project in the Netherlands, the Saint-Brieuc project in France, and the Greater Changhua project in Taiwan. At the […]

  • 12 April 2012
    R&D

    The Distributed Energy Resources Research Infrastructure (DERri) is calling scientists from industry and research organisations to apply for the free access to the laboratories. The selected user teams will have the chance to access and use the research facilities, including all laboratory installations within the DERri Network, for experiments free of charge. All expenses, including […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Capital expenditure (CAPEX) on offshore wind is expected to surpass upstream oil & gas spending in Europe in 2022, according to Rystad Energy. The oil market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is set to delay several oil and gas developments in Western Europe, putting capital expenditure in the offshore sector on a continued downwards […]

  • 8 October 2021
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    RWE has completed all the major onshore electrical system construction works for the 857 MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project in Lincolnshire, the UK. The works, which commenced in September 2018, involved laying 57 kilometres of 220 kV underground cable from the project’s landfall location near Anderby Creek to the newly constructed Triton Knoll […]

  • 23 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm, located around 35 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland in the German North Sea, officially commenced regular operation in the presence of Robert Habeck, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. With an installed capacity of 342 MW, Kaskasi can supply the equivalent of over 400,000 households […]

  • 29 March 2022
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Danish wind farm installation vessel owner and operator Cadeler A/S said that the company tripled its revenue in 2021 and returned to profitability. The revenue for 2021 totaled EUR 61 million, an increase of 212 per cent against EUR 19.5 million in 2020. The growth reflects a 77 per cent utilization rate of the vessels […]

  • 2 February 2022
    Vessels

    Offshore wind turbines are growing in size as technology advances and demand for renewable energy soars but installing them could be a headache for operators as demand will outpace the supply of capable vessels by 2024, Rystad Energy research shows. Operators will have to invest in new vessels or upgrade existing ones to install the […]

  • 17 March 2023
    Authorities, Industry

    On 16 March, the European Commission issued a proposed Net Zero Industry Act and a Critical Raw Materials Act, the building blocks of the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan. Together with a State aid framework adopted last week that also supports the Plan, the EU aims to accelerate the transition towards a net-zero economy and […]

  • 29 August 2013

    The Final Conference of the SOWFIA project (Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment ) will take place on Tuesday 3 September as a side event of the EWTEC 2013 Conference. The SOWFIA conference will provide an opportunity to overview the final findings of the project, and those who are interested can register at www.sowfia.eu. […]

  • 29 April 2013

    Information collected during impact assessment activities at wave energy test centres across Europe is to be released through a new website.  The site is designed to present detailed information to a non-technical audience, and will feature statistics on areas such as wave data, marine mammals, sea birds and reef ecology. It is targeted at anyone […]

  • 5 February 2015
    R&D, Technology

    In early January 2015, a team of MBARI engineers, led by Andy Hamilton, recovered an experimental buoy that creates electrical energy from ocean waves. This power buoy had been deployed six miles southwest of Moss Landing Harbor for 131 days which was also the longest deployment out at sea. The power buoy has been in development […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Environment, R&D

    The U.S. NOAA Fisheries has started a study of Atlantic cod and other commercial fish in Southern New England to gather data on the potential impact of offshore wind development on the species. As part of the three-year study, an autonomous underwater glider is surveying areas in and around Cox’s Ledge, including the South Fork […]

  • 20 May 2010

    The Bonfiglioli Group is pleased to announce that its yaw and pitch drives are among the cutting-edge products included in Germany’s “Alpha Ventus” offshore wind farm, the country’s first. Located in 30 meter (32 yards) waters, 45 kilometers (28 miles) off the German island of Borkum in the North Sea, the wind park features 12 […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Ernst & Young (EY) has found that an average power and utility megaproject is delivered 35% over budget and two years behind schedule, with offshore wind and gas-powered generation projects suffering significantly less delays and cost overruns than water, hydropower, nuclear and coal projects. In its latest research on cost and schedule overruns on big infrastructure […]

  • 23 November 2021
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Norway’s Bounheur ASA has established a new company, Fred. Olsen 1848, dedicated to developing and commercialising new technologies related to renewable energy such as floating offshore wind and floating solar. Fred. Olsen 1848 will focus on the development and commercialization of existing, but also new ideas and innovations from in-house engineers and technicians, Bounheur said. […]

  • 5 May 2022
    Industry, R&D, Technology

    Norway-based Fred. Olsen 1848 has launched a new floating offshore wind turbine foundation named BRUNEL after several years of development. According to Fred. Olsen 1848, the main challenge for floating offshore wind to become industrialized and respond to deployment at scale is the ability to manufacture and assemble floating foundations at a volume that is […]

  • 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, […]

  • 22 October 2013

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, inaugurated the company’s maiden offshore wind turbine – and the first to be installed in Spain – in Arinaga Quay (Gran Canary Island). The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Canary Islands regional government, Paulino Rivero, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José […]

  • 27 September 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Fred. Olsen 1848 and Huisman have developed a new concept for major component exchange on floating offshore wind farms and aim to bring the solution into operation before the end of this decade. The Floating Maintenance Solution enables major component exchange at a wind farm’s offshore site, with no need to disconnect the foundation and […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Prince and Princess of Asturias have hosted in Madrid the award ceremony of the Fundacion IBERDROLA scholarships for students and young researchers, granted every year through different programmes. The event was also attended by the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Jose Manuel Soria, the Chairman of IBERDROLA, Ignacio Galan, and the Chairman of the Fundacion IBERDROLA, Manuel […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Norfolk based Fendercare Marine, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of marine products and services, has won a significant contract to supply Yokohama fenders to Eastport UK, Norfolk’s premier port. The contract, won against strong international competition, is for the supply of 17 Yokohama pneumatic fenders measuring 2.0m x 3.5m to be used at the […]