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13 March 2014 Environment, R&D

A report published yesterday by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) highlights the fact that traditional power stations use vast amounts of water to generate power – and calls for this to be taken into account by Governments when they set energy and climate change policy. EWEA’s report “Saving Water with Wind Energy” says nuclear, […]

23 January 2014 Grid Connection

ABB said its fourth-quarter 2013 results were adversely impacted mainly by charges for storm-related project delays and some operational issues in the Power Systems (PS) division. Additional restructuring-related charges were taken in response to the division’s soft order intake in 2013. The company also booked non-operational charges related to certain Group legacy issues. “While the […]

24 October 2013

The Energy Department released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in 2012, including the completion of two commercial lease auctions for federal Wind Energy Areas and 11 commercial-scale U.S. projects representing over 3,800 megawatts (MW) of capacity reaching an advanced stage of development. Further, the report highlights global trends […]

3 October 2013

New figures from the UK Government have shown that more than 10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions were displaced by renewable electricity generation in Scotland – up by almost a quarter from the previous year. Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Last week’s climate change report reinforced the need for concerted action to […]

23 August 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has today (23 August 2013) announced that next year’s Coastal Communities Fund will be worth £29 million, an increase of 5% from last year. The Coastal Communities Fund was launched in 2012 to invest in seaside towns and villages, helping them achieve their economic potential, reduce unemployment and […]

14 September 2012

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy association, is celebrating new figures from National Grid which show that a record-breaking amount of electricity was generated by wind this morning. Wind turbines fed an all-time high of 4.131 gigawatts into the National Grid at 09.56am this morning – enough to power more than 3 million British homes. […]

24 July 2011

Climbing temperatures have pushed the demand for electricity yesterday and today to the highest this year just as Cape Wind would be producing large amounts of clean power according to records from Cape Wind’s data tower in Nantucket Sound. Cape Wind’s offshore wind farm planned for Nantucket Sound would have been running at its full […]

16 July 2019 Grid Connection

German offshore wind farms delivered 11.64 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity to the grid in the first half of 2019, a 28.8% increase compared to the same period last year when the wind farms delivered 9.04TWh of electricity. The wind energy transmitted from the North Sea to land by the transmission grid operator TenneT rose to […]

15 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa for the Albatros offshore wind farm, under which MRE will provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel, and vessels. Working out of the base port of Esbjerg in Denmark, MRE will commence work on the Albatros project in August 2019. “We have […]

11 July 2019 R&D

The first half of 2019 saw a 14% decrease in global renewable energy investment compared to H1 2018, according to the latest report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). The H1 2019 global investment in renewables amounted to USD 117.6 billion, said to be mainly caused by the plunge in activity in China as it shifts away from government-set tariffs to […]

3 July 2019 Business & Finance

Energia Group is implementing a EUR 3 billion investment program in Ireland's renewable energy sector, which will include the offshore wind market. In addition to offshore wind, the Positive Energy program will include investments for onshore wind, solar power, hydrogen fuel, bio-energy and smart grids. The five-year program is expected to create 200 new jobs across Energia […]

27 June 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK government has passed the law to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The UK has become the first major economy to pass the net zero emissions law committing to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. According to the government, net zero means any emissions would be balanced […]

26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global offshore wind sector has the potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Global Offshore Wind Report includes a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario which does not incorporate further technical development or opportunities and an upside scenario which captures the additional market potential. […]

25 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Wind turbine maintenance company GEV Wind Power will make Rhode Island the home of its US headquarters. GEV will create approximately 125 jobs consisting of blade technicians, support staff and management. "Rhode Island is a national leader in offshore wind, and I'm thrilled that GEV Wind Power is choosing our state for its U.S. headquarters,'' said […]

18 June 2019 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

A new eight-kilometer cable link between Horns Rev 2 and Horns Rev 3 wind farms in the Danish North Sea has recently been used for the first time while one of the export cables was undergoing scheduled maintenance, Vattenfall said. Energinet recently shut down the export cable connecting Horns Rev 2 to the grid for […]

12 June 2019 Training & Education

President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Chris Hart has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources calling for workforce development for the local offshore wind industry. The hearing, Building a 21st Century American Offshore Wind Workforce, focused on the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, which […]

6 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

EDS HV Group has completed cable sentry trials at the Teesside offshore wind farm in the UK. According to EDS, significant amounts of data have been gathered and will be compared with the original data collected in early 2018. The trials are part of an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project which is expected to be completed […]

6 June 2019 Business & Finance

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has raised EUR 850 million in its Clean Energy Fund III which will see investments in European offshore wind projects for the first time. Over 70% of Clean Energy Fund III will be invested in projects in the Eurozone with the UK also being an important market. This is the […]

30 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

China's Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW. The value of the contract is CNY 8.587 billion (EUR 1.12 billion), the turbine manufacturer said. In total, Mingyang will manufacture and deliver 255 MySE5.5MW wind turbines to […]

29 May 2019 Business & Finance

The average cost of electricity produced by offshore wind could decrease by 15%, to USD 0.108/kWh, by 2022, or 4% per year, according to a new report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 report states that offshore wind projects in 2022 would mainly span the range USD 0.06 to USD 0.14/kWh, […]

29 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is opening the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round today, 29 May. The third CfD round has attracted offshore wind bids with a combined capacity of 8.4GW from major developers such as SSE, Equinor, Scottish Power, innogy, and Red Rock Power Ltd. A total of […]

24 May 2019 Business & Finance

The U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind has expanded its membership with the addition of more than 90 new members. The new members range from large international companies to small businesses and include both offshore wind veterans and new entrants into the industry, the Network said. Some of the new members are Atlas Professionals, Dominion Energy, […]

17 May 2019 Environment

The World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member. WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable […]

15 May 2019 R&D

Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist HR Wallingford is conducting physical model testing for a new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod. The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed […]

10 May 2019 Industry Contribution

  For a long time, the development of offshore wind was little contested by other sea uses in the North Sea. Whilst there were objections from fishermen due to limiting their access to sea space and tourism representatives concerned by visual impacts on the coast, few spatial conflicts were the order of the day. But […]

7 May 2019 Business & Finance

Siemens Gamesa has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to EUR 4,651 million in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, said to be supported by strong performance in the Offshore and Service segments. The company saw a 7% increase in revenue in the second quarter of FY 2019, to EUR 2,389 million, also […]