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  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities

    The German Climate Cabinet has agreed to increase the country’s 2030 offshore wind capacity target from 15GW to 20GW.  A group of economic and energy ministers, senators of five northern German states, representatives of the coastal cities and the industry signed the Cuxhaven Appeal 2.0 last year calling for an expansion goal of at least 20GW of offshore wind in […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Association of German Wind Farm Operators (BWO) and WAB are calling for a long-term reliable investment and financing framework for offshore wind projects in Germany that would require the introduction of contracts for difference (CfD) and dialogue on a long-term expansion target until 2035.  In their joint letter sent to the German Federal Ministry […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The German government is set to instruct the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to assess the ways of increasing the country’s 2030 offshore wind capacity goal from 15GW to 20GW.

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    German offshore wind industry associations have once again called for a special tender to be launched for the development of up to 2GW of capacity. As reported in July, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB are urging the government to raise the expansion targets and set up a reliable framework for the development […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Germany’s WAB, Greenpeace Energy and H2BX are calling for the special 2 GW offshore wind tender to be implemented quickly and that areas be put out to tender before the end of the year. In a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier, the parties claim that long-term framework […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    German offshore wind industry associations have called on the government to launch a special tender before the end of the year and offer up to 2GW in capacity to be developed. The industry representatives from BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB said that ”the industry now needs reliable, long-term framework conditions. This involves […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Germany’s leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]

  • 23 January 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The representatives have once again urged the federal government to increase the 2030 offshore wind expansion target to at least 20GW, and to establish an expansion strategy beyond that.

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels

    With the latest contract for two offshore wind service vessels for Bernhard Schulte/WINDEA Offshore, ULSTEIN has achieved 100 sales of the X-BOW hull line design. The milestone was achieved 10 years after the launch of the X-BOW design in 2005. “We can now see that X-BOW has been a huge success in the more recent […]

  • 15 November 2012

    Australian wave and tidal energy developer, BioPower Systems, has completed the designs for its bioWAVE Pilot Demonstration Project off the coast of Victoria and will begin contracting for the project over the next few months. Local businesses and people will be contracted as much as possible, Tim Finnigan from BioPower Systems is cited by the ABC […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The second GE’s Haliade 150-6MW wind turbine was installed off Block Island in the United States last night, according to a Twitter post by Deepwater Wind’s CEO Jeff Grybowski.  All five wind turbines are expected to be installed by early September, with the Block Island Wind Farm planned to be put into full operation by the end of the […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Vessels

    SCHOTTEL has provided propulsion units for Bibby Marine Services’ new service operations vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. According to SCHOTTEL, Bibby WaveMaster Horizon is driven by three rudder propellers and two bow thrusters. With two Rudderpropellers type SRP 460 FP featuring an input power of 2,150kW each and a propeller diameter of 2.6m at the […]

  • 9 November 2010

    Statkraft has entered into long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with two independently owned wind farms in Scotland and Wales. The agreements mark the launch of Statkraft’s Renewable Power Purchase business in the United Kingdom and was announced at the RenewableUK 2010 Conference in Glasgow. Both wind farm projects secured bank debt finance and the agreements […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Technology

    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 […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Training & Education

    Dalby Offshore have recruited two apprentices to gain a ‘Workboat Apprenticeship’ working in conjunction with Whitby Fishing School & Jobmatch, Scarborough. Many candidates came forward and two were chosen to work offshore on the Dalby Fleet with onshore training given by Whitby Fishing School. Josh Goodwill 20, from Scarborough and Lewis Wright 18, from Whitby […]

  • 15 October 2012
    Technology

    Ocean energy company, BioPower Systems, has announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with the major Chinese industrial group, Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group. The alliance between the two companies is aimed at collaborating on technical developments to advance the bioWAVE ocean wave energy system to the commercial stage. Speaking at the All-Energy conference […]

  • 15 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm is awaiting the last two monopile foundations to be installed as 172 out of 174 have been put in place. GeoSea’s installation vessel Innovation installed the first monopile at the project in January 2018 and thus marked the beginning of offshore construction. EEW SPC produced all the monopile foundations for the […]

  • 18 July 2014

    Siemens Wind Power has been shaken up by two senior executives’ resignations. Chief executive for onshore wind, Jan Kjaersgaard, is leaving Siemens to take the CEO position with an undisclosed Danish company. Henrik Stiesdal, chief technology officer, will also leave the company “to devote most of his time to family and private life.“ Morten Rasmussen, […]

  • 22 May 2015

    Protea, a global manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, will be launching heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo on 2-5 June (stand C01-20). “The target of any marine crane design is to provide high lifting performance whilst minimising overall weight. Over the past three years we have been developing the technology and construction methodology […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Tekmar Energy has signed a contract with Ørsted to provide Cable Protection Systems for the 1.4GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm. Tekmar will provide their patented Tekmar Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the wind farm, which when constructed will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The contract is valued in excess […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has contracted Bladt Industries to produce 135 transition pieces for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in the UK. The fabrication of the transition pieces is planned to begin this year at Bladt’s site in Aalborg, Denmark, with delivery expected to take place from mid-2020 to mid-2021. “We are proud that Ørsted have trusted Bladt Industries as […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Swire Blue Ocean’s jack-up vessel Pacific Orca has installed two-thirds of a total of 84 turbines at the Beatrice offshore wind farm. The vessel installed 56 of the 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbines last week and has 28 to go, according to Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL). ***MILESTONE*** We’re ending the week with two thirds of […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    From 23-26 September 2014, WindEnergy Hamburg – the global trade show for the wind power sector – will take place for the first time. Across 65,000 square meters of exhibition floor space, more than 1,000 planners, manufacturers, suppliers, financers, operators, energy providers, and service providers will be presenting themselves from the onshore and offshore sectors […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The last few days have been challenging for the installation teams of RWE’s offshore wind farms. The last of the 160 wind turbines has now been installed successfully off the Welsh coast, and cabling and commissioning works continue at pace to ensure the wind farm becomes fully operational this winter. The construction of the German […]

  • 2 January 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    From the commissioning of the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, to the dismantling of the world’s first offshore wind farm, 2017 was a year of major industry milestones. Here we bring you a list of wind farms that were put into operation last year, as well as those that disappeared from the horizon. Sandbank […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The offshore wind energy industry is growing and several European ports have prepared, or are preparing, to provide the necessary logistics and storage services and facilities related to different construction & installation, O&M, and production phases of this industry. The wind farms are getting larger and moving into deeper waters further offshore resulting in bigger […]