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The requirement for workers in the UK offshore wind market is expected to increase from the current 10,000 to 36,000 by 2032, according to the Skills and Labour Requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2018 to 2032 report by Aura Wind Energy and partners.
The European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council have made a political agreement on a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32%.
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov installed the 32nd jacket foundation on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in Outer Moray Firth on 24 December, a Weekly Notice of Operations shows.
The total number of direct full time jobs in the UK offshore wind sector could be in the region of 21,000 by 2032, according to Cambridge Econometrics.
The Province of Friesland and the developers of the 320MW Friesland offshore wind farm (Windpark Fryslân) have signed a cooperation agreement which, if approved by the Provincial Council, will allow the Province to invest up to EUR 127 million in the project.
Last night, A2SEA’s Sea Installer completed the installation of 32 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines at DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. At 8:25PM GMT yesterday, the final blade on turbine 32 at Burbo Bank Extension was lifted into place. The 258MW wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK represents the first offshore project […]
Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has been awarded an EPCI contract for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm, which includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of wind turbine foundations, comprising of monopiles and transition pieces. Project management and engineering has already started at Seaway Heavy Lifting’s offices in Hamburg and Zoetermeer. Fabrication will take […]
Aberdeen and Houston based M² Subsea Limited, a recently formed subsea services business, has secured a private equity investment to acquire a fleet of 32 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). M² Subsea is set to become one of the largest independent providers of ROV services globally after attracting the investment from a fund advised by Alchemy Special Opportunities. […]
Senvion has signed a conditional contract to deliver 32 of its 6.2M152 offshore wind turbines and accompanying services for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) offshore wind farm. The turbines will be installed in water depths from 25 to 35 meters and, with a power upgrade, will produce around 800 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year, […]
DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has ordered a mechanical cutting boom and associated cable handling system for its tracked trenching vehicle the T3200 from subsea equipment manufacturer SMD. The T3200 offers 3200 horse power of effective trenching power and is currently equipped with an interchangeable jet trenching cassette that […]
U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has delineated an area of some 81,130 acres (approx. 328km²) for potential commercial wind energy development off the coast of the state of New York. BOEM announced the New York Wind Energy Area (WEA) yesterday, after concluding more than four years of review and consideration of the proposed area as […]
Germany’s wind power output in January-May rose 34% year on year and the country is on track for a third successive record year for new turbine installations, with the first wave of offshore wind farms finally coming online, a Platts analysis of the latest available data show. Wind turbines in Germany generated 32.5 TWh of […]
Gamesa has begun the task of assembling its prototype G132-5.0 MW turbine, which will be equipped with one of the world’s largest onshore rotors. To this end it has replaced the blades of the G128-5.0 MW, which has been in operation at the R&D facility in Alaiz (Navarre, Spain) for a year, with those of […]
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. Blades for the project will be manufactured at the recently announced production facility on the Isle of Wight, UK – […]
Gamesa is showcasing its new 5.0 MW turbine, the G132-5.0 MW, at the 2014 Global Offshore Wind trade fair, one of the sector’s hallmark events, in Glasgow (UK) on 11 and 12 June. The new G132-5.0 MW turbine leverages the know-how and experience acquired during the exhaustive validation of the 5.0 MW platform, which culminated […]
ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that more than 300 new wind turbines are now protected by the high performance gear oil, Mobilgear SHC™ XMP 320. Four North Sea offshore wind farms have recently expanded their arsenal of wind turbines all of which are run using the Mobil-branded gear oil. This latest milestone is an example […]
Lady sponsor Annemie van der Ven- Scheeren, who named the ‘Coastal Voyager’ of Acta Marine in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on 28th February, has not taken her task lightly. The spouse of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Acta Marine not only wished vessel and crew well, but also held a marvellous speech on the […]
Levingston Middle East, FZE, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and Gulf Piping Company of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, announced today that they have signed a contract to build a Levingston 320EX liftboat with construction to start immediately. The Levingston 320EX Self-elevating, MOU (Mobile Offshore Unit) will be a world class liftboat with 320 feet (97.5 […]
Marubeni Corp. and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a joint private-public investment fund, plan to purchase British wind power manufacturer Seajacks. Six Japanese banks agreed to extend a loan of approximately USD 322 million for the companies by the end of the month. The two companies plan to promote natural energy resources by assisting in […]
EASTLEIGH MP Chris Huhne has revealed plans to build up to 32,000 new wind turbines in the Government’s bid to reduce its carbon footprint. By Emma Streatfield (dailyecho) [mappress] Source: dailyecho, December 07, 2011; Image: decc
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Danish energy company DONG Energy have signed a loan totalling EUR 240 million ($328 million) for financing the Anholt offshore wind farm. The loan has a maturity of 10 years and will partly finance the construction of what will become one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms. […]
The European Commission has approved an application from Denmark for assistance from the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The grant of € 3.9m will help 325 redundant workers in the wind turbine industry to find new jobs. The application will now be sent to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU for […]
C-Power is pleased to announce that it has closed the financing of the second and third phases of the offshore wind farm on the Thornton Bank (located about 30 km in the North Sea off the Belgian coast). A group of 7 commercial lenders: KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale, KfW Ipex-Bank, Commerzbank, Dexia and ASN Bank […]
Van Oord’s installation vessel Aeolus has completed the installation of 40 out of 44 turbines at the Norther offshore wind project in Belgium. According to project developer Norther NV, the 40th turbine was installed yesterday morning, with the last load ahead. Aeolus began installing the first MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbines at the site some 23km offshore Zeebrugge at the beginning of […]