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  • 2 October 2013

    Before any wind turbines are installed, before any installation vessels are built and before any orders have been placed to build the vessels the statistics show that one company in this industry continues to have more influence in this sector than the rest of the sector all together. GustoMSC has designed part of the vast […]

  • 22 August 2013

    Offshore WIND was present when in February this year graduate Bram Zijlstra received his degree in Mechanical Engineering specialising in offshore wind. This was the first specific offshore wind graduation on higher education level. Bram Zijlstra (22) studied mechanical engineering at the NHL Hogeschool in Leeuwarden, in the North of the Netherlands. By 2012, after […]

  • 9 August 2013

    Offshore wind farms are built in areas where it has been determined, by monitoring with met masts and floating met buoys, that there is enough of the turbine ‘fuel’ under normal circumstances. It is not just the remote location and water depth that determines that you will not find any offshore wind farms in the […]

  • 5 August 2013

    As Gamesa sees its prototype offshore wind turbine produce its first kilowatt hours in the next few weeks what are the Spanish company’s expectations for the offshore wind industry? Headquartered in Vizcaya, Spain and with its offshore wind base in London, Gamesa now employs 6,500 people world wide and it has a presence in more than 50 countries, along with manufacturing centres in Spain, China, India, […]

  • 14 February 2013

    It was 40 years ago, in the time of the international oil crisis, that some of the first initiatives were undertaken by, what the Dutch now would call, ‘goat-hair wool sock men’ taking a look at wind as a source for generating energy. Reason enough for one of these ‘pioneers’, Chris Westra, to organise a day where the […]

  • 6 February 2013

    Offshore wind deals are happening and project developers that need money are getting it, but sometimes this is overshadowed by a cloud of negativity from banks and the utilities, which complain all too often that the project finance markets are broke or the regulatory frameworks insufficient.  Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director of Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, says: […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steel producer, in conjunction with German pipe manufacturer Eisenbau Krӓmer, has successfully completed delivery of 400 tonnes of 3D profiled and submerged arc welded (SAW) tubular steel to Bladt Industries, which is being used for an innovative suction bucket foundation being trialed in the North Sea. In a bid to […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Training & Education

    More and more wind turbines are being installed worldwide. At the same time, the industry is investing a lot of money and energy in the further development of turbines, rotors and components, to optimise production costs and electricity yield. So this dynamic industry offers a lot of interesting job and career opportunities, and is seeking experts worldwide. Altogether […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    When you believe in something, how far would you go to sustain that belief?  Maersk Training has released a story about three men making every effort to grab one of the opportunities that the renewable energy industry offers. At 27 Jonny Chung has already put his money where his mouth is. In the past he’d gained a […]

  • 25 August 2014

    Cutting costs of offshore wind energy through innovation, and smarter and cheaper production and installation of offshore wind turbine substructures are the common goals for a whole host of international experts who will be gathering on 12 September at LORC Testing Centre.   Keynote lecturers from Siemens Wind Power, Force Technology and DONG Energy will […]