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  • 13 December 2012
    Authorities

    Scottish homes would see significantly increased electricity bills if it becomes independent, because the country would bear the cost of renewable energy subsidies and infrastructure, which are now distributed across the United Kingdom, Energy Secretary Edward Davey said in his speech held at an energy conference organised by the Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. Following is […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Aquamarine Power’s proposed wave farm on the Western Isles could create hundreds of long-term skilled jobs in one of Britain’s most remote communities, according to figures published today. The Edinburgh firm’s 40MW Lewis wave farm – which was fully consented by the Scottish Government earlier this year – could generate between 98 and 200 jobs […]

  • 15 March 2010
    Environment, R&D

    MIT analysis suggests generating electricity from large-scale wind farms could influence climate — and not necessarily in the desired way. Wind power has emerged as a viable renewable energy source in recent years — one that proponents say could lessen the threat of global warming. Although the American Wind Energy Association estimates that only about […]

  • 29 March 2012

    Building and maintaining an offshore wind farm requires extremely accurate predictions of the weather windows available for each operation. Navigating a specially built vessel with a wind-sensitive load of turbine parts on its deck, jagging up the vessel to prepare for turbine installation, positioning and fastening turbine foundations, towers and rotors, and accessing turbines from […]

  • 15 November 2010

    At the beginning of September, Liebherr delivered the second heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide. With a maximum dynamic torque of 78,000 mT, the MTC 78000 is the most powerful machine within the extensive range […]

  • 10 October 2017

    Sometimes, one can be reading a map only to end up in space, which is not a bad thing at all if that is where they want to go. However, we ought to make sure where we are and which road we need to take to reach our “outer space” goals. Luckily, the second day of the Offshore Wind Conference (OWC) in Amsterdam gathered speakers who can guide us through the offshore wind journey.  

  • 11 May 2020
    Industry Contribution

    By Steelwind Nordenham. XXL-Monopiles have been successfully used for water depths of up to 40 metres. Now wind farm developers need monopiles “beyond XXL”. Evolution “At the beginning of this decade nobody could image that 10 MW turbines and XXL-monopiles will be state of the art in offshore wind foundations and now we are even […]

  • 17 March 2014
    R&D

    Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, presented a diagnose of renewable energy sector’s weaknesses and proposed solutions to overcome them, in an article published at the organization’s official website. Here’s a thought.  If necessity is the motherhood of invention how come we are so far away from the wholesale deployment of low carbon energy technologies […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) and Siemens AG have joined forces and provided a proposal for the French multinational conglomerate, Alstom. Pursuant to this, MHI and Siemens propose several transactions in order to preserve Alstom’s current perimeter in almost all its activities, enhance its industrial sustainability, strengthen its position as a diversified global player in […]

  • 27 May 2013

    Cape Wind has responded to Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)  / Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MCP) newspaper ad by issuing the following press release:  Big Picture: Cape Wind has been reviewed carefully for 12 years, during which time it has earned the approval of 17 Federal and State agencies that have confirmed Cape Wind would create […]

  • 26 April 2011

    Quietly operating in the background, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) plays an important role in the UK’s offshore wind industry. As an executive agency of the UK government’s Department for Transport, it is involved in the consents process and safety of navigation, and as HM Coastguard in liaison for search and rescue. In addition, […]

  • 21 December 2010

    Well more than 100 fishermen and their supporters turned out at the Portuguese-American Club Saturday night for the first Fishermen’s Night Out, a chance to socialize and compare notes about how to protect the rights of commercial fishermen in nearby waters. Hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen’s Association, the event’s goal was to raise […]

  • 23 August 2016

    Being an expert in any industry is a great responsibility. Being an expert in assessing the risk of potentially dangerous situations in an industry is an even greater responsibility. It is not only financial investments that rely on expert advice, lives also depend upon the policies and decisions made by these experts. Costa Renewables is such a company that […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, together with SAM Electronics, SCHOTTEL and Zeppelin Power Systems, have delivered an integrated power and propulsion package for “M/V Innovation”, one of the largest and most innovative offshore wind turbine installation vessels to date. The consortium of globally renowned marine specialists provided both shipowner and shipyard a single-source solution for all […]

  • 20 December 2010

    Offshore windmills used to create energy are unfamiliar territory to most in south Louisiana. But some say the technology, which is undergoing a big push for development by the Obama administration, could be a new growth area for shipbuilding and fabrication companies. Trade associations, including the Shipbuilders Council of America, say clusters of wind turbines […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Seven years ago Dr Peter Poon made a judgement that renewable energy generation was set to be a big issue for business and society in general. So, he got his company Romax Technology to initiate two new and related areas of R&D (research and development). One concerned the drive-train efficiency of vehicles; the other was […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Five marine energy developers will benefit from £7.9 million funding to further develop testing of new wave and tidal prototypes in the seas around Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The second round of WATERS (Wave & Tidal Energy: Research, Development & Demonstration Support) funding is to enable Scottish developers and supply chain […]

  • 11 March 2016

    The long term employment prospects within the offshore wind industry lie with the Operation and Maintenance work that will keep the turbines producing electricity for the next 20+ years.  Hundreds of men and women will be climbing up the towers from boats, or down from helicopter dropping areas, into the nacelles for a long time […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

      A doubling of planned funding to improve oil and gas training facilities and develop other energy sector skills courses has been announced by the First Minister. Led by Skills Development Scotland and located at Robert Gordon University, Energy Skills Scotland (ESS) is being backed by an investment package worth £6.5 million – double the […]

  • 13 June 2012

    A new report launched today by the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force shows that the UK is on course to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind substantially over the next seven years. The report builds on detailed evidence in a study by The Crown Estate, also published today, to show how […]

  • 13 March 2011
    Technology

    She perfectly resembles her sister, is just as strong and can be positioned to maximum precision: SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land puts the new building MV ‘Lone’ into service. Just three months after the German-based heavy-lift shipping company has sent the MV ‘Svenja’ – the world’s largest heavy-lift vessel – on its maiden voyage, the company’s […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Contracts & Tenders

    The announcement of the Borssele auction results was greeted by the offshore wind industry with a mixture of astonishment, delight and (from competitors) a little concern. DONG had beaten not just the 37 other bidders but also smashed the €100/MWh levellised cost of energy (LCOE) barrier well ahead of schedule! The offshore wind community was astonished that this […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    The most compelling action to encourage offshore wind development in the United States is to have real live examples of successful offshore wind projects, Charles Nordstrom, a Senior Associate and Head of the US team at BVG Associates, told Offshore WIND in an interview. The first offshore wind farm in US waters, currently under construction off […]

  • 12 November 2018

    The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 7 January 2014
    R&D

    Trident Energy has released White Paper on auxiliary power for offshore wind farms. Trident Energy has spotted an opportunity to reduce the risks and costs of providing offshore power. Offshore wind farms are being built in ever deeper, harsher waters. Diesel generators are used to provide power when these are without grid connection – but […]

  • 23 July 2014

    On May 14, 2014 the Dutch Gemini project reached financial close. After days and nights of intensive talks, serious negotiations and meticulously reviewing all contracts, all parties reached an agreement. All the ends were tied together, and everyone looked with satisfaction into a large room that was literally stuffed with contracts. Agreements, which made it […]