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The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has selected BVG Associates to help develop strategies to strengthen Virginia’s position in attracting the offshore wind supply chain and service industry to the Commonwealth.
Cost reductions in the offshore wind industry will continue and we expect to see a further 30 percent cut to the current Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) by 2030, Mike Blanch, Associate Director, BVG Associates, said.
Several offshore wind farm projects planned in the Southern North Sea open up a sea of opportunities for UK suppliers who can demonstrate their value proposition and long-term commitment to the industry, Bruce Valpy of BVG Associates said today during the SNS2016 conference held in Norwich. Companies such as DONG, RWE, ScottishPower Renewables and Statkraft are […]
Following the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement that the government will hold three Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions before 2020, the first of which will kick off this year, Chris Willow, Senior Associate at BVG Associates, has selected front runners in the race to win the first auction. In terms of projects that could win the auction, […]
There is every reason to believe that 2016 will see a series of developments for renewable energy, especially in new markets in offshore wind, according to Bruce Valpy, Director at BVG Associates. The year ahead of us will see the commissioning of the first offshore farm in the US, at Block Island, off Rhode Island State. 2016 will […]
NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors, has entered a new partnership with BVG Associates to support supply chain development. As one of NOF Energy’s Consultancy Partners, BVG Associates will assist NOF Energy members’ activities in the offshore wind industry. As part of its support to NOF Energy […]
BVG Associates, a highly respected consultancy with expertise in wind and marine energy technology and supply chain development, has chosen to locate their new Scottish office in Burntisland, Fife. The renewable energy sector is set to become one of Scotland’s major growth areas in the next decade and Fife is perfectly located on the East […]
BVG Associates (BVGA) has published an updated report on future costs of energy for offshore wind for InnoEnergy, examining how technology innovation is anticipated to reduce the cost of energy from European offshore wind farms up to 2030.
BVG Associates (BVGA) and Renewable Resources International (RRI) have formed a partnership that will see RRI's Managing Partner Andy Geissbuehler leading BVGA’s offshore wind business in the U.S.
BVG Associates (BVGA) and Green Port Hull have launched a guide to the potential job opportunities available in offshore wind to people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic Intelligence Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have developed a benchmark standard in measuring local and national value added from offshore wind developments. Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global, BVGA said. For continued growth and to build local and government […]
Virginia's unique infrastructure and geographical advantages are key to developing 2GW of offshore wind by 2028 and turning the Commonwealth into a national leader in the growing US offshore wind industry during the next decade, according to a new report released by BVG Associates.
The second day of the Offshore WIND Conference, chaired by Mike Blanch – Associate Director at BVG Associates – started with this morning's session called "Future forecast: reading the map", which addressed the path and challenges on the offshore wind road towards 2023, as well as up to 2050 and beyond.
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 […]
With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]
The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have published an updated and extended version of ‘A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm’. The guide is intended to help a range of stakeholders and potential new market entrants understand how an offshore wind farm is built, operated and maintained. It is said to […]
Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released a report providing a roadmap for the state to develop an offshore wind supply chain to serve emerging offshore wind projects along the US East Coast.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) Offshore Wind Strategic Plan Team is holding a supply chain networking event in Princeton, U.S.
Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam has released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan which calls for the development of 2,000MW of offshore wind capacity by 2028.
The offshore wind industry could support an annual average of 847 jobs in the U.S. state of South Carolina through 2035, according to The South Carolina Jobs Project: A Guide to Creating Jobs in Offshore Wind report.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has appointed Julian Brown as its UK country manager.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind has partnered with New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland in the United States to help them develop offshore wind projects.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) has selected the Copenhagen-headquartered engineering, design and consulting firm Ramboll to coordinate and facilitate the development of the state’s Offshore Wind (OSW) Strategic Plan.
Offshore wind could support 2,144 Maine jobs annually through 2030, according to a report released by the American Jobs Project.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
Throughout the year behind us, we witnessed numerous business moves within the industry from mergers and takeovers to companies securing their positions in non-domestic markets where offshore wind is about to take off. Here, Offshore WIND is reminding of only few of the big business news from 2017.