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  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. […]

  • 26 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Transition

    Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has entered into a collaboration with a consortium consisting of Odfjell Oceanwind and Source Galileo to explore opportunities for floating offshore wind through a pilot project at a field located in the Barents Sea off Norway.  Vår Energi disclosed the deal on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, explaining that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2016

    While the European wind energy association (EWEA) welcomes the landmark agreement achieved at the United Nations Paris Climate Summit – known as COP21 – whereby countries will aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will restrict the global average temperature to a rise ‘well below’ a 2°C threshold, the new EWEA Chief […]

  • 20 June 2011

      The primary use of wind power of relevance to climate change mitigation is to generate electricity from larger, grid-connected wind turbines, deployed either on- or offshore wind farm. Wind energy offers significant potential for near-term (2020) and long-term (2050) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. A number of different wind power technologies are available across […]

  • 4 June 2013

    Fred. Olsen United is one of those few players that plays a role in almost all aspects of the offshore wind industry and is able to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution. This diverse company has been active in the offshore wind industry since the early days and is now uniting capabilities to provide a single interface with the client. In 2007, installation […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The cost of energy generated by tidal power generation is, at this stage of device development, still more expensive than that offered by offshore and onshore wind, and solar arrays in sunnier climes; however, fossil fuels will not last forever and investment is still going into accessing tidal power, one of the most reliable and […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (“Goldwind”) has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 (the “reporting period”). According to unaudited financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, the Group generated revenues of RMB3,451.01 million, net profits of RMB72.07million, basic earnings per share of RMB 0.03 […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Although the offshore wind industry has not necessarily grown as fast as Belgium’s DEME Group originally expected, the sector is now responsible for 10% of its business. The company is continuing to eye targets for possible acquisitions and weighing up fleet expansion possibilities in the offshore wind sector. Alongside this, DEME is striving to seek further cuts in Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) in order to ensure that […]

  • 2 October 2012

    In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger’wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]

  • 11 April 2012

    LM Wind Power is the largest and most well-known blade manufacturer in the world but its origins are perhaps surprising. In an exclusive interview with Offshore WIND Peter Hansen, Senior Project Manager LM Wind Power, Technical Account, outlines the development of the offshore blade and the journey that took the company from making mobile fish […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Grouting or bolting of the connection between monopile and transition piece belong to the past with the introduction of Dutch engineering company KCI’s Double Slip Joint. KCI is completely convinced about this after completing intensive research. The company introduced their new concept at the EWEA OFFSHORE event in Copenhagen last month where it attracted a […]