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  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Nenuphar SA, a Lille-based company, has secured €15 million of funding in an equity round. The transaction has attracted participation of new investors, Areva S.A. and FCPR Ecotechnologies and an existing investor, IDInvest Partners. Each partner will individually invest €5 million in the transaction. Nenuphar was founded in 2006 with the objective to design a […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Avantha Group Company CG reported Consolidated Revenue of EUR 8.7 billion crore for the half-year ended September 30, 2014 up 7% as against EUR 8.1 billion on September 30, 2013. The net profit for the period stood at EUR 0.17 billion up 13% as against EUR 0.15 billion in H1FY14. CG bagged orders worth EUR […]

  • 21 July 2013

    Diver Dies at Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm (Germany) A British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea, between Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports. World’s […]

  • 17 December 2014
    R&D, Technology

    French  engineering firm in the field of marine energies, Sabella, is currently testing its tidal energy generator at INSEAN research institute in Italy. With blades diameter of 15 meters, Sabella D15 has a capacity of 2.5MW in water speeds of 4m/s. This is company’s largest bi-directional turbine that can be installed in marine or estuarine […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Global investment in clean energy was $50.5bn in the first quarter of 2015, down 15% from Q1 2014. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the Q1 figures show that investment in Europe slipped 30% compared to first quarter 2014, to $9.7bn, while that in China fell 24% to $11bn. Investment in the US edged up […]

  • 15 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall Buys 584MW Offshore Wind Project in German North Sea Swedish utility Vattenfall has bought the 584MW Atlantis I offshore wind project in the German North Sea from PNE Wind AG. Sea Mine Found at Gode Wind 2 Goes Kaboom The sea mine which was found floating near the Gode Wind 2 wind farm site […]

  • 21 January 2018

    Ørsted Continues Offshore Wind Support in Taiwan Ørsted has signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) in Taiwan in order to continue exchanging knowledge on offshore wind and developing the industry. MHI Vestas Plots Offshore Wind Expansion with New Top Team Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems have appointed Philippe Kavafyan to Chief Executive […]

  • 15 October 2017

    Offshore WIND’s most read news from 9 to 15 October 2017.

  • 13 June 2012

    Global Wind Day is a day for discovering the power of wind energy and the possibilities it holds to change our world. Hundreds of thousands of people are involved in the production of energy from the wind, but for many people, wind energy is a mystery. Global Wind Day is the day when you can meet […]

  • 15 June 2014

    UK Signs FID Contracts for Five Offshore Wind Projects The UK Government has signed eight contracts awarded under the Final Investment Decision (FID) Enabling for Renewables process, including five contracts for offshore wind projects. Drydocks Completes DolWin Beta Construction in Dubai Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta. Spanish Shipyard […]

  • 16 December 2013

    Alstom Dives in French Offshore Wind Opportunities Alstom has announced the signature of an exclusive partnership agreement with STX France, during a meeting of the Region Pays de la Loire strategic committee on marine energies that was held in Nantes on December 6. Dutch Companies Developing Innovative Pile-Driving Technology  Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off […]

  • 5 August 2015

    Among new and notable contracts in 2015, MPI Workboats has secured a 15-year service charter for MPI Dorothea on the Westermeerwind nearshore wind farm. For this charter, MPI has designed a light-weight access platform to be mounted on the foredeck which will allow service technicians to step directly onto the turbine platform, located 5m above sea level. “Securing […]

  • 21 December 2014

    Belgium to Decide on Wind Energy Storing Island in 2015 Belgium will have their say in early 2015 about a project that would see excess energy stored and used later when needed. SKWID Sinks Off Japan MODEC has confirmed that a Floating Wind & Current Hybrid Power Generation System (SKWID) constructed by MODEC sank into […]

  • 21 September 2014

    DONG Energy UK to Employ Offshore Wind Experts from Atlas Professionals DONG Energy Power (UK) Ltd and Atlas Professionals today signed a framework agreement for the provision of temporary offshore wind specialists for DONG Energy’s UK offshore wind farms. Photo of the Day: Turtle Visiting Walney Offshore Wind Farm Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: […]

  • 21 February 2016

    VIDEO: Bilfinger Getting Busy at Sandbank The last of the 72 foundations for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm was installed last Friday with the help of Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, the company which was in charge of transporting and installing the monopile foundations and transition pieces. Centrica Leaving Wind Energy In its preliminary […]

  • 15 March 2015

    Siemens Unveils 7MW Offshore Wind Turbine Siemens has presented its new SWT-7.0-154 wind turbine at EWEA Offshore conference in Copenhagen. New Foundation Installation System Developed Conquest Offshore, together with deugro Denmark A/S, has developed a highly efficient installation system for monopiles and transition pieces, supported by the engineering knowledge and experience of Temporary Works Design […]

  • 15 September 2013

    UK: Unmanned Barge Almost Hits Teesside OWF A 35 metre unmanned barge that was being taken from Stromness to Lowestoft has been reconnected to its towing vessel. UK: Vestas Produces First Blade for Its 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW – the world’s […]

  • 17 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    SmartBuoy, an integrated marine data acquisition platform developed and operated by the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas, UK), is celebrating 30,000 cumulative days of deployment in its 15th year of operation. In addition to providing essential calibration and verification of satellite acquired marine data and ecosystem models, SmartBuoy is assisting the development […]

  • 21 May 2017

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Back in Business The Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland’s supreme civil court, has overturned the ruling which halted further development of four wind projects with a total capacity of 2,284MW in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay. France Pre-Selects 10 Dunkerque Offshore Wind Bidders France’s […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop an offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea and will commence with the development of a 15 […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will conditionally supply SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines to the 2,640 MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project. This project will be home to Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore turbine variant having the capability to produce up to 15 MW with a 222-metre rotor. The exact quantity […]

  • 29 April 2013

    The announcement of the Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies Fund by Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Fergus Ewing is welcomed by Scottish Renewables. The £15 million fund has been established to help develop deep-water wind turbine foundations in Scotland.  Michael Rieley, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables said: “The announcement of the Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Teesside based subsea cable specialist has been awarded a GBP 15 million fund for an export drive, reports Gazette Live. The company said that the multi-million fund from HSBC, which is backed by Export Credit Guarantee Department, will help them bid for oil, gas and renewables contracts on the international market. Martin Boden, JDR’s Chief […]

  • 19 May 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has launched a new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine. The new turbine model has a 14 MW capacity, reaching up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function, a 222-metre diameter rotor, 108-metre long blades, and a 39,000 m2 swept area. The turbine prototype is expected to be ready […]

  • 21 April 2013

    VIDEO: EWICON ‒ Bladeless Windmill ecanoo Architects designed the model EWICON (Electrostatic WIndenergy CONvertor) using technology developed by researchers Johan Smit and Dhiradj Djairam from the Delft University of Technology in a consortium with Wageningen UR and commercial companies in an economy-ecology-government partnership program context. EWEA: Is German Offshore Wind Under Threat? European Wind Energy […]