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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to AUD 20 million for a new research and development (R&D) round dedicated to industry-partnered projects that seek to develop and commercialise renewable energy technologies. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht was joined by founder of Suntech Power Dr Zhengrong Shi to officially open the new funding round […]
Research in the growing renewable energies sector has received a national boost with a $770,000 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant to develop modelling on the performance of wave energy farms. A collaborative project between Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Maritime College will identify the impact of wave energy converters on each other […]
Science Meets Industry Bergen took place on Tuesday September 9. The event was organized by NORCOWE in collatoration with Bergen Council of Commerce and industry, and took place at Hotel Grand Terminus in the centre of Bergen. With 80 participants, this event is becoming an established arena for the offshore wind branch. People from the industry and research […]
Germany’s EnBW has launched a subsidiary in Taiwan, which is said to represent its official entry into the Asia-Pacific energy market. Based in Taipei, EnBW Asia-Pacific Ltd. is expected to allow EnBW to find a bigger arena for renewable energy in order to expand its development. EnBW said it plans to share its experience by participating […]
Becoming a leading player in the offshore energy arena means supporting oil and gas, offshore wind, and the emerging marine energy market says Rob Boer, Managing Director at Acta Marine.
Aberdeenshire-based remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and tooling engineering firm, Aleron Subsea, has won its first contract for its new hybrid TRACKROV technology which will see it supporting unexploded clearance work on an offshore wind project in the Netherlands.
GeoSea’s multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo completed the full-height testing of its jacking system on 25 June 2018 at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, rising above the city and its ancient landmarks such as the Pula Arena amphitheatre and Temple of Augustus.
Siemens Gamesa has unveiled its 3-year strategic plan, with the L3AD2020 program, which includes a series of measures that will unlock EUR 2 billion of cost reductions.
Offshore WIND has confirmed it will take part in this year’s Southern North Sea Conference & Exhibition (SNS2018), to be held on 28 February and 1 March in Norwich.
Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore Business Unit CEO Michael Hannibal has decided to leave the company. The company’s Board of Directors announced today, 20 October, that Andreas Nauen will start as the new Offshore CEO on 1 November.
Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea centre, will be developed at Royal Air Force (RAF) base site in Bedfordshire.
A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel SEA POWER has been sold to Karpowership Americas Company, A2SEA informed on 12 April.
Bibby Offshore has purchased a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable Bibby Offshore to lay offshore wind power cables from its vessels. The two companies have also reported that they entered into strategic alliance, joining Bibby Offshore’s subsea project management and engineering experience and ESS’s trenching expertise. The companies said they will collaborate […]
Offshore wind industry could potentially create 10,000 jobs in the Spanish region of Galicia in the coming years, Enrique Mallon, the Secretary General of the association of metal workers of Galicia (ASIME), said during Galician Offshore International HUB 2016 forum held in Ferrol on 12 and 13 May. “If we do things right, both the administration […]
The former university library of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is set to become a Dutch offshore energy knowledge hub following the opening of the De Oude Bibliotheek Academy (DOB-Academy). DOB-Academy is described as the new education centre and meeting place for professionals in the offshore energy industry. The academy offers training sessions, workshops, seminars for the […]
The Australian Government is establishing a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support the commercialisation of emerging technologies, such as large-scale solar with storage, offshore energy, biofuels and smart grids. The fund will be jointly managed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and will provide both debt and equity […]
BioPower Systems has completed the final preparation of the bioWAVE wave energy device. The unit is ready for installation offshore Victoria, Australia. It will be loaded onto the transport vessel, and moved to the deployment site near Port Fairy, the company wrote in a statement. The deployment is scheduled to occur in early December. The […]
Graham Hacon, CEO of 3sun Group, has been named Director of the Year at this year’s EDP Business Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the south east of England’s business community and have been honouring the achievements and successes of local companies for 25 years. Winners were announced at a ceremony on 5 November […]
After Red7 Group went into administration, Mike Jones and Martin Spurr have launched Red7 Offshore and Red7 Inshore Diving, aiming to win important diving and marine contracts on oil & gas and wind farm projects and inland/inshore work. They believe lower overheads, a leaner operation and Great Yarmouth’s reputation for providing more cost-competitive services than other energy […]
Offshore geophysical site surveys and associated data analysis have been completed at Carnegie Wave Energy’s CETO 6 Project at Garden Island. The geophysical survey activities used a number of different methods, including single and multi-beam echo sounding, side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiling to determine the composition and features of the seabed across the potential […]
Ocean energy company, BioPower Systems (BPS), has completed the construction and onshore testing of a 250kW bioWAVE pilot demonstration unit. The project is supported by an CAD 11 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), a CAD 5 million grant from the Victorian Government and CAD 5 million equity from BPS. The structure is scheduled for […]
The ASV Pioneer, an accommodation barge managed by Dalby Offshore, is assisting in cable works on the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm for the summer and is supported by a spread of two tugs and a number of specialist personnel. The vessel mobilised from the UK in February and is expected to remain in the Baltic area […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has received approval for $1.5 million in milestone payments from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for completion and deployment of the CETO units and commissioning of the Perth Wave Energy Project (Perth Project). Carnegie will receive milestone payments from ARENA of $1.5m for the manufacture, completion and deployment of the […]
DNV GL has awarded Siemens Wind Power with offshore prototype certification for its new 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine SWT-7.0-154 which will now undergo field testing in Østerild, Denmark. The prototype certificate confirms the compliance of the wind turbine design with the mandatory prototype requirements of the IEC 61400-22 standard and the Danish Executive Order (DEO). […]
Nor-Shipping has announced the nominees for the 2015 Nor-Shipping Awards. The awards recognize achievements in three areas – energy efficiency, innovative ship design and young entrepreneurship. From the offshore wind industry, X-STERN™ has been nominated for the Next Generation Ship Award and CEO of Northern Offshore Services (NOS), David Kristensson, is one of the four nominees for Young […]
Australian renewable energy company, Carnegie Wave Energy, has received a AUD 1.3 million payment from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for completion of the onshore power plant for the Perth Project. As previously announced on 21 January 2015, Carnegie received AUD 0.05 million for completion of the onshore plant through the WA Government’s LEED fund. […]