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13 October 2014 Wind Farm Update

The final rotor blade of the 24th wind turbine was successfully installed at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm over the weekend. This marks the halfway milestone of the total 48 wind turbines at RWE’s offshore wind farm, three months after the installation kicked off. “In a football match we would now have reached halftime. […]

28 July 2014

Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm. Designed to generate 144 megawatts (MW) of wind power, the Westermeerwind project with 48 direct drive wind turbines is also the first wind power plant Siemens Wind Power’s Offshore unit will erect for handover to the customer on a turnkey basis. […]

3 June 2014 Business & Finance

Meeting the world’s growing need for energy will require more than $48 trillion in investment over the period to 2035, according to a special report on investment released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as part of the World Energy Outlook series. Today’s annual investment in energy supply of $1.6 trillion needs to rise […]

8 May 2014 Business & Finance

Born from an established business offering day charter fishing trips from Brancaster Staithe, Tidal Transit developed into a crew transfer and marine survey vessel provider predominantly servicing the offshore wind sector. The latest addition to Tidal Transit’s fleet is being developed with SCORE funding which will be used to enable the Tidal Transit team to […]

3 October 2013 Business & Finance

The Danish State represented by the Ministry of Finance and DONG Energy A/S have reached an understanding with funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (Goldman Sachs) and the Danish pension funds Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (ATP) and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab (PFA) on the main terms whereby Goldman Sachs, ATP and PFA will invest […]

4 August 2011 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

  REpower Systems SE, leading producer of wind turbines, is continuing to rely on the expertise of PALFINGER WIND: A major order for 48 cranes confirms the successful cooperation that has existed since 2003. Cranes are an essential element in the upkeep, maintenance and servicing of wind turbines. In the last decade, PALFINGER WIND has […]

25 July 2011

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced that it has signed a engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) contract (the “Contract”) with Guangdong Yudean Xuwen Wind Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Guangdong Yudean Group Co. Ltd. (“Yudean”) for a […]

28 January 2011 Technology

Business energy customers in Kent could be using power derived from a wind farm within a few years. According to the Thanet Times, once… (energyhelpline) [mappress] Source: energyhelpline, January 28, 2011

19 April 2010 Technology

Woodward Governor Company (NASDAQ: WGOV) today announced that it signed an agreement with REpower Systems AG to provide power converters… [mappress] Source: newsblaze, April 16, 2010;

16 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines and are […]

12 April 2019 Technology

The Spanish EnerOcean has launched its floating wind turbine prototype W2Power at the Astican Shipyard in Gran Canaria. W2Power, built and assembled at the Astican Shipyard, will be installed at the PLOCAN offshore test site in the coming weeks, project partner Ghenova said. According to the company, sea trials in a real environment are the next […]

12 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved the financing for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB did not disclose the amount of the approved financing. The two projects are being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN and Enbridge. The 498MW Fécamp offshore wind farm will comprise […]

4 April 2019 R&D

A new Monmouth University Poll has found that the vast majority of New Jersey residents support the development of wind farms off this US state’s coast. Three-quarters of New Jersey residents (76%) would favor placing wind farms off the coast of the state, while just 15% would oppose this action. Past support for offshore wind […]

2 April 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The jack-up will be working out of Europe and mainly […]

1 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

SeaPlanner Ltd has won a contract to provide its SeaPlanner marine management system and SeaHub communications solutions to support the construction of the 857MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The SeaPlanner will be deployed for use by the construction project team to coordinate all personnel and marine logistics for the 145 kilometre-square site located some 33 […]

20 March 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

Denmark and Turkey have signed an agreement to extend their existing energy cooperation to include offshore wind. The new bilateral agreement focuses on the Roadmap for Offshore Wind in Turkey and builds on the collaboration the two countries established in 2017 to support the green transition of the Turkish heating sector. Danish Ambassador to Turkey Svend Olling and […]

18 March 2019 Industry Contribution

Pioneering companies within the Oil and Gas sector are adopting Wind Lidar to provide them with valuable wind data to vastly improve their operational efficiency. Lidar is an established tool that provides sophisticated wind assessment and measurements within the wind energy industry. An infrared laser exploits the Doppler effect to provide horizontal and vertical wind […]

12 March 2019 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper has set aside USD 1.5 million to boost clean energy and green businesses in the proposed 2019-2021 budget, including a study on North Carolina’s potential to host offshore wind operations and associated jobs. The USD 300,000 study would evaluate state-owned and privately held ports with the potential to host offshore wind […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

ScottishPower is actively pursuing future offshore wind projects in England and Scotland as part of its GBP 6 billion investment plan, to ensure one third of the UK’s electricity can be produced by wind by 2030. The energy company said it plans to engage with The Crown Estate and The Crown Estate Scotland on seabed […]

6 March 2019 Vessels

The first steel of the OHT semisubmersible offshore wind farm foundation installation vessel was cut on 1 March at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in China. The Ulstein-designed Alfa Lift vessel is developed for operations in the offshore renewables and installation market. The vessel has the ability to perform heavy lift crane operations […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

Offshore wind farm development and operation are by nature more challenging than onshore, with additional environmental parameters to control and design for. More than 12 years ago, floating LiDAR (lidar) devices were introduced to the offshore wind industry – to meet a specific market need. Developers in the growing, but not yet mature, offshore wind […]

1 March 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The first of the three 800MW offshore wind farms to be constructed in Danish waters will be built off Nissum Fjord in the North Sea, the country’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate said. The Thor offshore wind site, to be located at least 20 kilometres offshore, was selected over the second proposed option at the […]

28 February 2019 R&D, Technology

Fraunhofer’s test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. The accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable manufacturers and operators to increase the reliability of large […]

28 February 2019 Technology

Offshore technology and engineering company Osbit Limited has secured a contract with Global Marine Group to supply a multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough –  Scion 240. The Scion 240 plough is being designed and built in North-East England and will be delivered from Osbit’s Blyth works at the end of May 2019. Osbit will support […]

27 February 2019 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

ALE has completed its full scope of work on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. The project concluded in February 2019 when ALE completed the final discharge of the 106th transition pieces (TPs) onto the installation vessel. ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out […]