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  • 19 October 2016
    R&D, Technology

    Dutch subsea technology company Seatools completed the upgrade of a HighWire survey grade taut wire system for its compatriot Boskalis. The upgraded position reference system will be deployed to determine the position of a subsea cable plough during a subsea cable installation project executed by Boskalis. The wire orientation for the new HighWire system needed to […]

  • 5 November 2013

    At tomorrow’s RenewableUK annual conference in Birmingham, Vestas will bring its innovative global campaign to the UK and Ireland, with an aim to separate rhetoric from reality and to channel public support towards actions that help wind energy. “The public debate about wind energy and green levies in the UK is too often being distorted […]

  • 8 April 2020

    ACT Blade, a spin-off company from UK yacht-sail developer SMAR Azure, has completed the first test of its new lightweight blade for wind farms at ORE Catapult’s Blade Test Facility in Blyth. This first of two static tests was carried out in three weeks and saw a full-length 13m blade withstand the toughest simulation of […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Although Aberdeen firm SeaEnergy identified Dundee as the ideal site for a factory to make offshore wind turbine jackets — the large… By Stefan Morkis (thecourier) [mappress] Source: thecourier, September 26, 2011

  • 18 December 2013

    The UK’s Energy Act received Royal Assent today, i.e. it became a law. This Act will establish a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change introduced the Energy Bill to the House of Commons alongside the Annual Energy Statement last year. RenewableUK’s Chief […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    Climate change represents a serious threat to our welfare society, the business community and individual citizens. However, with the Climate Change Act – passed by the Danish Parliament on January 12 – Denmark is taking its share of responsibility for limiting climate change, according to Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen.  The Climate […]

  • 13 July 2015

    U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which would provide critical financial incentives to encourage investment in offshore wind energy. The legislation would create an investment tax credit that is redeemable for the first 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind facilities placed into service, amounting to […]

  • 6 December 2019

    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to Vard for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV). The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation, transferring technicians to installations, as well as storing spare parts […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch engineering and consulting company Enersea will take care of the owner’s engineering for the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm located in the Belgian part of the North Sea.

  • 11 December 2018

    A bill that would authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to US territories has passed the US House of Representatives.

  • 15 April 2019

    The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. Democratic Senators Edward Markey, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressman Jim Langevin have reintroduced legislation that would extend tax credits for the offshore wind industry beyond 2019.

  • 4 December 2012

    In November, Blue Water Shipping acted as agent for the world’s largest wind turbine installation vessel “Pacific Orca”, which was undergoing minor adjustments at Lindoe Industrial Park before duty calls. Blue Water Shipping was responsible for coordination with the port authorities as well as with the customs authorities, transport of the ship’s crew in connection […]

  • 26 November 2014

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Renewable Energy Act of 2013 (S. 1419), and the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability Act of 2014 (S. 1971). S. 1419, sponsored by Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR], amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The […]

  • 8 October 2010

    Governor Chris Christie recently signed the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act. One of the Act’s goals is to spur economic growth in New… (enviro) [mappress] Source: enviro,October 08, 2010;

  • 25 February 2013

    The Maryland Climate Coalition commends Chairman Derrick Davis, Speaker Busch, and members of the House of Delegates for passing HB 226, the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, with a vote of 86-48. “Today was a great day for democracy. With 72% of Maryland voters in support of investing in an offshore wind economy, […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Senator of Massachusetts Edward J. Markey, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin have reintroduced legislation said to spur the growth of offshore wind in the U.S. by extending tax credits for the renewable energy industry. The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act would extend the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind through 2025. Offshore wind […]

  • 20 February 2019

    US Senators Bill Cassidy and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, bipartisan legislation authorizing offshore wind energy development in the exclusive economic zones adjacent to US territories American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Currently, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) does not allow […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A recent reduction in feed-in-tariffs for offshore wind projects was a surprise to many, but the industry was ready for it, Barbara Zuiderwijk, Founder and director of Green Giraffe, said during the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.

  • 20 January 2020

    The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has passed the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, legislation to educate and train a new generation of U.S. offshore wind workers. The H.R. 3068 legislation would provide financial support for educational institutions to develop and implement curriculum and training programs that support the creation of a workforce […]

  • 4 March 2011
    Ports & Logistics

    Governor Martin O’Malley today appeared before the House of Delegates’ Economic Matters Committee to testify in support of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2011, which will require that public utilities leverage Maryland’s outstanding offshore wind resources by entering into long-term purchase agreements with wind power generation facilities off of the Mid-Atlantic coast. The […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US Democratic senators Edward J. Markey, representing Massachusetts, and Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island, have introduced The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (WIND) Act which would extend the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind through 2025. Last year’s omnibus bill extended the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for wind until 2019, but […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Maryland State Senate, in conjunction with the House of Delegates earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill, which was vetoed last May, will increase and accelerate the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, […]

  • 13 May 2014

    Over 12,000 people united in Berlin on May 10, on a demonstration against planned reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), proposed by the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The protest march started at Berlin’s central station, continued through the city center and ended in […]

  • 11 February 2011
    Grid Connection

    “We must act today to prepare the electricity highways of tomorrow”, urged EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger at a recent conference in Brussels. He also deplored the length of time new grid lines currently take to get approved and built, saying it was “unacceptable”. The Commissioner particularly underlined the need to integrate the offshore wind […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    GustoMSC and Barge Master have joined forces to develop a motion-compensated feeder solution for the first wave of US offshore wind projects.