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29 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The offshore wind sector accounted for 6.8% of the total turnover from the low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy in the UK in 2014, equating to GBP 5.7 billion including both direct and indirect activity, according to the latest data from the country's Office for National Statistics (ONS). For the UK offshore wind sector, 45.6% of […]

13 November 2015

The carbon content of electricity generation in Ireland fell to a record low last year, half the level it was in 1990, according to figures published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Renewable electricity helped Ireland avoid 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2014, and is now one of the single biggest […]

29 July 2015

EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal […]

3 June 2015 Business & Finance

The significant growth continues for Blue Water Shipping, the company announced today, reporting that annual accounts for 2014 show an 11 per cent increase in turnover and an increase of 80 per cent on the bottom line compared to 2013. The total turnover for 2014 was DKK 4,980 bn (EUR 669 million). The company said: "We are in particular […]

29 May 2015

2014 was a good year for the companies in the Danish wind industry. The overall exports increased by no less than 16.7% - indicating a busy year for the industry. The revenue rose by 7.4%, while the number of job increased by more than 5%. The newest industry figures for 2014 from the Danish Wind […]

19 May 2015

Renewable energy use in Ireland increased by 10% in 2014, while consumption of fossil fuels fell 1.2%. That is according to provisional energy data for 2014 published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) yesterday. The data also shows that primary energy use fell as the economy grew, continuing the process of decoupling, meaning […]

29 April 2015 R&D

Fraunhofer IWES has issued its annual report on wind energy "Wind Energy Report Germany 2014", which has shown that the wind energy is on the rise, both globally and in Germany. Worldwide, 2014 saw over 51 GW of installed wind capacity, and global power consumption already comprises 3% of wind energy. In Germany, after a record construction […]

27 April 2015

G9 has published new Health and Safety (HSE) statistics for offshore wind sector, which show there were a total of 959 reported incidents in 2014. The reported incidents for last year are categorised as follows: 44 Lost work days 14 Restricted work days 54 Medical treatment injuries 95 First aid incidents 655 Near hits 97 Hazards […]

2 April 2015 R&D

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update yesterday in Istanbul. The report details wind power’s remarkable growth in 2014, as well as updating GWEC’s rolling 5 year market projections, which show continued growth for the rest of the decade. Led by China and Brazil in the first […]

30 March 2015 Business & Finance

According to a new report from BTM Consult, a part of Navigant Research, worldwide wind power installations grew by 42 percent year-over-year in 2014.Growth in China, Germany, and the United States led to a record year for wind installations. The new report covers developments in the wind energy sector during 2014, including an analysis of the important changes […]

10 February 2015

After a slowdown in 2013, the wind industry set a new record for annual installations in 2014. Globally, 51,477 MW of new wind generating capacity was added in 2014 according to the global wind market statistics released today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The record-setting figure represents a 44% increase in the annual […]

10 February 2015

The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively. Moreover, the coal and gas industries in Europe both retired more […]

5 February 2015

Along with its annual report on offshore wind in Europe last year, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has also published an infographic that shows statistical details of the industry.  Here are some other fun facts about the European offshore wind from EWEA's report: -  The average water depth of wind farms completed, or partially completed, in 2014 was 22.4 […]

5 February 2015 Business & Finance

Dong Energy issued its financial results for 2014 today, which show the company's strong growth in EBITDA (+9%) and cash flows (+54%). However, decline in oil and gas prices resulted in post-tax impairments of DKK 6.6 billion.  CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said: EBITDA was up 9% at DKK 16.4 billion despite a significant negative […]

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 […]

30 January 2015

The European offshore wind industry saw new capacity installations decline by 84 MW (5.34%) in 2014 as the sector stabilised following record figures the previous year. In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 […]

9 January 2015 Business & Finance

World clean energy investment rebounded strongly in 2014, boosted by demand for solar photovoltaics on the back of its greatly improved competitiveness, and by the financing of a record $19.4bn of offshore wind projects. Authoritative annual data, published today by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, show that global investment in clean energy was $310bn last year. […]

9 January 2015 R&D

Renewable energy has made strong advances in the power generation fuel mix in many developed and developing nations in the past decade. Energy-hungry nations are increasingly turning to renewables in order to meet their rapidly increasing demand, according to a recently issued report from Frost & Sullivan, available at Reportlinker. While some better established sources of renewable […]

8 January 2015 Technology

Windpower Monthly has selected EUROS's M-EU167 blade as the "Top Rotor Blade 2014". Being the first blade beyond 80m receiving a design assessment certificate and passing a full static and dynamic test programme, has put the M-EU167 ahead of the competition. EUROS's owner and Managing Director Dr. Michael Wolf said: "It is an honour to be […]

8 January 2015

In 2014 the WindFloat prototype (WF1), Demowfloat's first installation in Portugal, reached another milestone, it passed the 10GWh mark and has now delivered 12.02GWh of renewable electricity to the grid. The prototype has been in operation for over 3 years and will continue to operate for some time in the future. During 2014 Principle Power […]

5 January 2015

Incidents in Offshore Wind Industry A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea... Nordsee Ost Wind Turbines Installed The last of the in total 48 wind turbines was successfully installed over Christmas around 30 kilometers to the north of the island of Heligoland. Lely […]

4 January 2015

Siemens erects 6 MW offshore turbine on land Siemens has installed two of its SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines at an onshore site in Wehlens near Wilhelmshaven. 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 […]

2 January 2015

A2SEA sells Sea Energy wind turbine installation vessel A2SEA has sold its offshore wind installation vessel SEA ENERGY. In the future, the vessel will be engaged in maintenance of oil installations in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa for the company O. I. S. International Ltd. Suction bucket jacket foundation installed at Borkum Riffgrund 1 (Gallery) DONG Energy has […]

1 January 2015

Under-manning and fatigue threaten WFSV safety As offshore wind farm developments move further out to sea and demands on the vessels and crews that service them increase, a rising number of wind farm crew transfer vessel incidents has become a growing cause of concern. Marubeni and Technip to build Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm […]

28 December 2014

MHI Vestas Receives Order for 32 8MW Turbines for Burbo Bank Extension DONG Energy has placed the first commercial order for 32 of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s record breaking V164-8.0 MW, the world’s most powerful wind turbine, for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension project in the UK. Statkraft Plans Multibillion Investment in Renewables Over the […]

25 December 2014

With 2015 around the corner, we have decided to give you the overview of the most interesting video from 2014. As the North Sea is the center of offshore wind industry, it is not a surprise that most of the videos show development from this area. Alstom completes 6MW Haliade installation As the modern technological […]