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  • 1 December 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ocean energy company, BioPower Systems (BPS), today announced that the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, the Hon. Michael O’Brien MP, has awarded the company conditional funding support of $5 million under the Sustainable Energy Pilot Demonstration Program. The funding will be applied towards the $14 million pilot demonstration of the company’s 250kW bioWAVE ocean […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Grid Connection

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is publishing a Request for Competitive Interest for the development of the New York and New Jersey Wind Energy Transmission Line. Anbaric Development Partners, LLC (ADP) has requested a right-of-way grant to develop the NY/NJ Ocean Grid, but prior to reviewing the right-of-way application, BOEM must determine […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Siemens is to supply eight converter transformers for the Nemo Link project, a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system connecting Belgium and Great Britain. The customer is Nemo Link, a joint venture between National Grid Nemo Link Limited, a subsidiary company of the UK’s National Grid Plc, and the Belgian Elia Group. The HVDC link […]

  • 7 March 2012

    Ocean Renewable Power Co., a Maine-based tidal energy company, is going to install its first grid-connected power unit in mid-March at a 60-acre site in Cobscook Bay, reports The Huffington Post. Chris Sauer, president and chief executive officer of the Portland-based company, explained that the first unit will have the capacity to power 20 to […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Grid Connection, Technology

    With EDF set to operate a tidal energy array near Paimpol-Bréhat in Brittany, France at the end of 2015, GE Power Conversion reported that it is on track for finalization of the electrical conversion system, due for summer 2015. GE’s Belfort team is working diligently to perform relevant tests before installing the system both subsea and onshore, […]

  • 9 October 2015

    Following a 7.7% market growth in 2014 compared to 2013, the European market is expected to expand by another 8.7% in 2015 in a policy-induced rush to build, which will lead to record numbers. MAKE expects more than 144GW of wind power capacity to be commissioned in Europe from 2015 to 2024. Northern Europe will […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group awarded a contract to supply a 5,400 tonnes capacity cable turntable to offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems. The turntable, including a 5 tonnes and 10 tonnes deck tensioner, is destined for the vessel Willem de Vlamingh. In addition to this turntable, Caley is supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading […]

  • 12 November 2012

    Cathelco have won contracts to supply impressed current corrosion protection (ICCP) systems for two transformer platforms, HelWin Alpha and SylWin Alpha, which are being built for Siemens Energy in Germany for offshore wind farm applications. When completed the HelWin Alpha will be positioned near Helgoland as part of the HelWin1 offshore wind farm project where […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    TenneT has launched a qualification process for candidates interested in tendering for the delivery of offshore platforms that will connect wind farms at Hollandse Kust Zuid and Hollandse Kust Noord offshore areas to the Dutch grid on the mainland.

  • 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 […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Technology

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Topside of the HelWin beta HVDC platform leaving the Netherlands on its way to its installation site in German part of the North Sea.    The topside commenced its voyage in early June, loaded onto the H-542 barge, operated by Heerema Marine Contractors, a sister division of Heerema Fabrication Group, […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    German offshore wind farms are expected to generate 13 billion kWh of electricity in 2016, a 57 percent jump compared to 8.3 billion kWh generated by wind farms off Germany in 2015. The estimate was released by the country’s Federal Association for Energy and Water Management (BDEW) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg […]

  • 5 December 2016
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Fujian Zhongmin Offshore Wind Power Co. has invited tenders for the delivery of 20 wind turbines for the second phase of the Putian Pinghai Bay (Fujian Putian City Flat Bay) offshore wind project. The turbines should have an individual capacity of at least 5MW. The offshore wind turbines are required to meet IEC I standard or GL I […]

  • 20 October 2011

    The high-voltage submarine cable market is, by all definitions, a niche market with few purchasers and even fewer manufacturers and installers. The demand for these products is rapidly moving beyond the traditional role slotted for high-voltage submarine cables, connecting islands to nearby national grids. The usage of high-voltage submarine cables for grid interconnections and connecting […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering giving a EUR 500 million loan for RWE’s Innogy Nordsee 1 offshore wind farm, the Bank said yesterday on its official website. The EIB noted that the loan is currently under appraisal and negotiation, after which it needs to be approved by the Board of Directors. Regarding procurement, […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the Ostwind 1 offshore cable system that will link the 385MW Arkona and the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farms in the German part of the Baltic Sea to an onshore substation in Lubmin is progressing as planned, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH reports. The UK-flagged cable lay vessel Cable Enterprise laid a 27-kilometre segment of […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Siem Offshore’s recent additions to the fleet, the installation support vessel Siem Moxie and the cable lay vessel Siem Aimery, are expected to install all of the 59 inter-array grid cables for the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm by the end of August. Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Siem Offshore, […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    German renewable energy developer, RWE Innogy , is expected to submit a planning application for the electrical system components of its wind farm offshore Lincolnshire this month. After receipt of the application, Planning Inspectorate will have 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it. RWE Innogy, together with Statkraft, […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The Crown Estate and Network Rail have announced the agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Two of the largest land owners in the UK have signed an agreement which will clarify the process for installing cable crossings that connect marine renewable projects to the national grid across the Network Rail estate. This will be […]

  • 19 April 2012

    The first wave device installed in the waters at Cornwall’s marine energy test site has been manufactured by A&P Falmouth. Fred Olsen’s “BOLT Lifesaver” project, which is capable of operating and producing electricity, is now being tested in the sheltered FabTest site off Falmouth Bay, with easy access to the port. Renowned throughout the world […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    A north west based commercial diving and specialist offshore services company has been awarded a major contract to support the construction of Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay. Hughes Sub Surface Engineering (HSSE), with offices in Bootle, Mostyn and Staines, won a £5million contract for diving and cable installation support services, creating […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    TenneT invested EUR 904 million in Dutch and German high-voltage grids in the first half of 2018, which represents an increase compared to EUR 750 million in the first half of 2017, according to the company’s latest financial report.

  • 27 September 2015

    Two-Bladed Turbine to Be Tested in Eemshaven An offshore wind turbine with a capacity of 6MW will be installed and tested in Eemshaven. Wind Energy Veteran Forms New Company Peter Jorgensen, former managing director of offshore services provider CWind, is investing 20+ years of renewable energy and offshore wind sector experience into his own company, […]

  • 17 July 2014

    Last week, HelWin bèta platform reached its final destination in the German North Sea, where the platform will supply more than half a million households with sustainable energy. Imtech Marine is responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the HVAC system, being the heating, ventilation and especially the cooling of all high-quality equipment on […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Offshore renewable energy is evolving rapidly, with offshore wind being one of the pioneer sectors. Energy generated from offshore wind farms needs an efficient transmission system of subsea power cables to connect to the onshore network. Energy transmission networks can form the most expensive components of offshore wind farms. Setting aside the actual manufacturing and installation costs, the potential costs related to a […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Authorities

    According to Care2 news portal, Maine’s Public Utilities Commission recently approved ORPC’s power purchase agreements (PPAs). The 20-year agreements with the tidal energy developer will generate electricity from its Cobscook Bay site in the Gulf of Maine. The company’s Maine Tidal Energy Project began to develop in March, when the bottom support frame for the first grid-connected […]