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  • 5 January 2023
    Technology

    Wind energy generation technology is one of the hottest topics on offshoreWIND.biz year after year and 2022 was no different. Over the past twelve months, various updates made headlines, from upgrades to existing platforms and rolling out new models to securing pilot projects for novel designs. Further below, you can find an overview of our […]

  • 5 September 2012

    The SCHOTTEL Group is showcasing its undiminished strong standing at this year’s SMM, Hall A4, Booth 306. With its gratifying facts and figures, the renowned German manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications is underscoring its continuing positive development.   Counter to the general trend in the sector, the demand for SCHOTTEL […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Northland Power Inc. (“Northland”) announced it has entered into agreements for the rights to acquire a majority equity stake in Gemini, a 600MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development. Gemini is located 85 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea, which combines one of the strongest and most reliable wind […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    It has been two years since the Government of Ontario announced that it is imposing a cancellation/moratorium on offshore wind, saying that it needed time to perform more scientific studies on the effects of offshore wind turbines on health and environment. This decision affected Trillium Power the most, as the company had plans for four […]

  • 2 September 2011
    Grid Connection

      Equipment made by PCS Power Converter Solutions in Berlin enables wind turbine type e.n.o. 82 by e.n.o. energy to meet the German SDL bonus requirements. So far, 26 MW worth of wind turbines have been fitted with the Green Line 1000 reactive power converter. The accelerated expansion of renewable energy calls for more adaptive […]

  • 26 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The impact of wind energy was the topic of a public forum Monday night held by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The Alliance presented findings about how much energy wind turbines could generate along the Grand Strand. “If you were to take the wind generated annually off the coast, you could generate something like […]

  • 25 May 2015

    Events such as the EWEA OFFSHORE that took place in March, are providing excellent opportunities to hear all about the latest developments and challenges to overcome in the vibrant industry that is offshore wind. But reading and hearing is one thing… Experiencing the real thing is another. To give Offshore WIND and the articles we write as […]

  • 29 August 2011

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved the consolidated results for the first half of 2011. “The first half of 2011 has confirmed the signs of recovery in demand seen from the second half of last year, resulting in a volume increase for the majority of businesses”, states CEO Valerio Battista. “The half-year […]

  • 24 June 2011
    R&D

    A growing number of global wind resource assessments have demonstrated that the world’s technical potential for wind power exceeds current global electricity production. The theoretical potential for wind, as estimated by the global annual flux, has been estimated at 6,000 EJ/yr (Rogner et al., 2000). The global technical potential for wind energy, meanwhile, is not […]

  • 13 January 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Scotland has 38 GW of offshore wind in its potential pipeline. When added to projects in operation, under construction and awaiting construction, this climbs to over 40 GW, the equivalent to producing enough electricity annually to power every home in Scotland for 17 years, or every home in the UK for over a year and […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Authorities, R&D

    The Interior Department has announced that the administration will hold the nation’s first offshore wind lease sale in late July. The area scheduled for lease consists of 164,750 acres off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In response to this announcement, Institute for Energy Research (IER) published a fact sheet on offshore wind energy development […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Minimising the impacts of underwater noise from piling activities is an important environmental issue. Foundations for offshore wind farms require piling, either heavy piling for monopiles or piling to a lighter degree for jackets. Up to now the offshore wind industry has used hammers to carry out this work. Dutch engineering company Dieseko Group is […]

  • 7 September 2015

    Certainly there have been huge advances in offshore wind’s safety record, as it emerges from being somewhat of a ‘klondike’ industry in the early days. But there is still room for improvement, Martin Kjaer Mogensen, DONG Energy’s Senior Manager HSE, Centre of Excellence Wind Power, comments as he reflects on DONG Energy’s own Health and […]

  • 15 February 2013

    There are different restrictions for maritime pile driving operations in place in the North European countries to protect the local sea life. It is quite right and proper that there should be restrictions. However, it could be argued that it is probably not so right and proper that the individual legislation for each country for the restrictions is not […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Technology

    Offshore WIND Team spoke to FLiDAR’s Bruce Douglas at EWEA Offshore 2013 held in Frankfurt. Mr. Douglas commented on the company’s latest contracts and growth within the offshore wind industry. He also explained the benefits of using a floating LiDAR over a fixed meteorological mast. Offshore WIND: First of all, I would like to congratulate […]

  • 29 July 2011
    R&D, Technology

    Wind turbines are getting really big — some with blades as long as a football field — and more powerful, often generating 50 times more electricity than the first generation of wind power machines built in the 1980s. But scientists are also studying how to harness the wind in different ways that could help allay […]

  • 1 September 2021

    Written by Javier Lanfranchi – Senior Sales Area Manager at Faccin Wind Energy in the US The US government has announced in March this year its plan to install 30 gigawatts—to power 10 million homes—of offshore wind capacity in US waters by 2030, creating in the process thousands of jobs for manufacturing first, and then installing, […]

  • 23 July 2012

    From the Tide Mill at Woodbridge to the Rance in Britanny, the tidal power has been harnessed for centuries. Mark Aspinall, director of 4NRg, based at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft and managing director of Scour Prevention Systems Ltd, explains why this ancient concept is still relevant today. Nothing seems to divide opinion like renewable energy  Whilst […]

  • 5 October 2015

    The concept of using vessels as hotels, or floatels, accommodation vessels, or recently, SOVs, or whatever name you give them, has been available in the market for a while. With some of the current and more future projects being built further at sea in harsher sea states this concept is now gaining ‘ground’. Not only […]

  • 13 August 2012

    This is key to a responsible realisation of the Energiewende” says Lex Hartman, Director Corporate Development of TSO TenneT. “After all, the German ambition implies building one turbine every day.” The recent Atomausstieg and the subsequent Energiewende brought about a revolution in the German offshore wind sector. Over the next ten years, 13GW of offshore […]

  • 21 October 2015

    During the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015, Offshore WIND met with Yarco Hoddenbach, Business Analyst at Seaway Heavy Lifting. As the offshore wind market is maturing in Europe, we looked into how government is supporting the further expansion of the industry. Also, we bring you a glimpse of other regions with aspiration towards developing offshore wind. […]

  • 4 March 2013

    The East of England is home to an energy industry that spans all sectors with a well-established and sizeable supply chain and workforce. Around 6,200 businesses are currently active in the region from all energy sectors, between them responsible for a total annual turnover of £12.9 billion and the employment of approximately 103,400 people. There […]

  • 19 November 2010
    Technology

    Polarcus, a leading provider of marine geophysical services, is building two seismic vessels of the new generation type SX134 at the Ulstein Verft shipyard. ULSTEIN has designed and built a number of state-of-the-art seismic vessels the past few years, and the contracts attest to the company’s leading role in designing and building seismic ships. Polarcus […]

  • 19 January 2015

    With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Contribution, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The following article is a guest post by Mark Goalen, Director – Offshore Engineering, Houlder. The scaling up of renewable energy capacity will be essential for the success of the global energy transition. Increasing offshore wind capacity is, in turn, key to scaling up renewable energy production but is reliant on developers installing high-capacity farms […]

  • 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 […]