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  • 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 […]

  • 22 December 2014

    On a bright Sunday morning August 31st around 450 persons gathered in the Felison terminal of the DFDS Seaways in the port of IJmuiden where the Princess Seaways cruise liner was waiting to take them on a day trip to the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, Dutch utility Eneco’s second offshore wind farm in Dutch […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system. These are the pillars of the new […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the considerable challenges and bottlenecks faced by China’s offshore wind power market, the country’s efforts in technologies for development of offshore wind power have remained strong. Thanks to years of coordination and cooperation between the government and domestic offshore wind power players, the first batch of offshore wind power license projects, most of which […]

  • 25 July 2011

    Best practices for creating wind developments in the Great Lakes region are identified in a report that’s been in the making for more than a year and was just released earlier this week. The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) — which is a public/private coalition of interests advancing sustainable wind energy development within the Great […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The costs of restructuring Germany’s energy system are too high. With the present energy transition concept, it will not be possible to achieve security of supply while also ensuring sustainability and affordability. The current approach also establishes false incentives for investment and innovation. According to Siemens’ calculations, Germany could save more than €150 billion by […]

  • 13 August 2013

    When working offshore there should be one golden rule: Safety first! All kinds of legislation and regulations have been set up to ensure that both the health and safety of the employees are respected, in facet of their work, and rest time, offshore. However these rules can vary by country and also by the different […]

  • 12 June 2013

    Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the industry […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 April 2012

    With wind farms getting bigger and bigger it means that the need for materials and personnel is also growing. The previous article described this growth in the need for support vessels sailing to and from wind farms under construction, or needing maintenance, transferring materials and personnel. But when do the support vessels stop being the only solution for transferring […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The following article is a guest post by Andreas Dracoulis (Partner), and Jonathan Morton (Associate) at the international commercial law firm Haynes and Boone. Interest in the offshore wind industry has grown exponentially over the last year and the anticipated growth of the market is huge. The EU expects to have 450 gigawatts (GW) of […]

  • 14 October 2013

    Adapting its service offering to steer a move into the offshore wind industry has paid off for FoundOcean. Jim Bell, Managing Director, tells Offshore WIND that activity went from ‘zero to 60’ in just a year and as renewable energy demand increases, FoundOcean is confident that it can gear up for any future growth.  Established […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The offshore wind energy industry is growing and several European ports have prepared, or are preparing, to provide the necessary logistics and storage services and facilities related to different construction & installation, O&M, and production phases of this industry. The wind farms are getting larger and moving into deeper waters further offshore resulting in bigger […]

  • 20 April 2015

    In our first edition of 2015 you could read all about the developments regarding renewable energy. One point in matter that was not yet touched upon is how classification companies are involved in renewable energy. Maritime Holland speaks to DNV GL and ClassNK on their involvement. On 1 October 2014 classification society ClassNK announced they […]

  • 23 April 2015

    When NAM/Shell UK decided to invest in a ‘Walk-to-Work’ (WTW) offshore vessel for use with unmanned gas platforms, they requested Royal Niestern Sander (RNS) to make the preliminary design. The challenge was to design and build a stable platform for the transfer of personnel and equipment, to efficiently support the gas production platforms in the […]

  • 25 May 2010
    Environment

    With the aim of promoting the sound development of China’s offshore wind industry, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd (SIEC), a subsidiary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-council once again join forces to build Asia’s first professional platform focused […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Today, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks at the Second Annual Offshore Wind Power North America Conference in Boston, Mass. Director Bromwich discussed the current status of offshore renewable energy projects, how the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service will affect future offshore renewable energy projects […]

  • 30 November 2022

    18:00 It’s a wrap Thanks to all participants, partners, sponsors and media partners for making this event such a great success! See you next year on 28 & 29 November 2023! 17:30 Drinks at Navingo stand Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference is almost coming to an end. The best way to celebrate these two days […]

  • 30 May 2017
  • 22 November 2021
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Heerema Marine Contractors is modifying cranes onboard Thialf to enable this world’s second-largest semi-submersible crane vessel to enter the Baltic Sea and work on the Arcadis Ost I offshore wind farm. Heerema Fabrication Group is fabricating the structures needed for the modification of Thialf’s cranes capable of lifting 14,200 metric tons. Thialf is second in […]

  • 22 March 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    IBERDROLA RENOVABLES has bought 100% of the rights to build the Ventotec Ost 2 offshore wind complex in the German zone of the Baltic Sea from a German joint venture comprising DEE Deutsche Erneuerbare Energien GmbH (Deutsche Bank Group) and Ventotec GmbH (GHF-Group). They were awarded the permit in 2007.

  • 1 October 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    DEME Tries to Take Possession of Unfinished Living Stone from LaNaval Shipyard Belgium’s DEME Group has attempted to take possession of the advanced cable lay vessel Living Stone, currently under construction at the financially troubled LaNaval shipyard in Bilbao, Spain, and tow the vessel to another location where the delayed construction could be completed. Wiking […]

  • 1 February 2015

    Eneco Seeking Contractors for Norther Offshore Wind Farm Dutch energy company, Eneco, is inviting bids for two contracts regarding its Norther offshore wind farm located 22 kilometers from the shore near the port of Zeebrugge. Seaway Heavy Lifting Wins Three Dong Energy OWF Jobs DONG Energy has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) with offshore substation […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Norwegian offshore and subsea shipping specialist, Siem Offshore, has released first quarter results showing operating revenues at USD 126 million, an increase of 33,5 per cent year on year. However, the company reported a net loss of USD 25.6 million compared to net profit of USD 17.9 million the same period last year mostly […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Grid Connection

    German offshore wind farms delivered 11.64 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity to the grid in the first half of 2019, a 28.8% increase compared to the same period last year when the wind farms delivered 9.04TWh of electricity. The wind energy transmitted from the North Sea to land by the transmission grid operator TenneT rose to […]

  • 20 October 2020

    About us F.lli Righini Srl supports its Clients during all phases of each project. Conceptual and Basic Design, 3D Modelling and Structural Analysis at Finite Elements (FEM) are standard practice conducted in order to reach the optimisation of the weight and dimension. Design, Fabrication and Testing, all carried out in-house, increase the overall operational reliability […]