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  • 25 March 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Anholt offshore wind farm has been turned back on just over four weeks after faulty cable forced it to shut down. The wind farm went offline on 21 February after which NKT and JD Contractors worked to replace the faulty cable section. “It is a mammoth task to find the fault and replace the broken […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Together with the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), eleven of the world’s leading banks have committed to developing analytical tools and indicators to strengthen their assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities.

  • 15 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rampion and the Sussex Community Foundation has announced that the second round of grants has been distributed from the GBP 3.1 million community fund set up by the Rampion offshore wind farm last autumn.

  • 27 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nordic financial services group SEB has decided to shift away from coal and not make further investments in coal mining and new coal power plants, the company said in its revised Climate Change Position Statement. SEB will also aim to increase the share of renewables and decrease the share of fossil fuels-related investments in its […]

  • 22 May 2015

    A federal appellate court has overturned a lower court ruling to dismiss a lawsuit against purchase power between Massachusetts’ utility and Cape Wind offshore wind energy project. In May, U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns ruled against an allegation that the state illegally pressured a utility company to buy power from the $2.6 billion offshore […]

  • 17 October 2016

    As we are gearing up for the Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) we want to take you back a couple of months to how we developed the program together with our OWC advisor and partner Chris Westra. Looking back we asked Westra to reminisce on the initial idea of the program. “Our starting point was to […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Crown Estate Scotland has appointed global engineering and consultancy firm Arup as specialist reviewers for ScotWind, the new leasing round for offshore wind projects.

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (BOWL) has completed the first round of awards to support transformational projects across the north of Scotland from the GBP 6 million Beatrice Community Fund.

  • 29 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind Associates has filed a court appeal against the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board’s decision not to extend the company’s permit for two subsea cables that would connect a 468MW offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound to the mainland. The board decided not to extend the permit by May 2017 based on the developer’s inability to demonstrate that the project will enter construction phase by mid-2017, […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Grid Connection

    ABB has won an order worth around EUR 30.8 million from Belgian electricity transmission system operator Elia for Stevin project. The company will supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors, helping stabilize and expand the country’s power grid to accommodate more wind energy. Elia is undertaking the Stevin project, including a new 47-kilometer, double 380-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has completed the acquisition of a 100% equity interest in Lincoln Clean Energy LLC (LCE) from I Squared Capital.

  • 24 November 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The submarine cable that connects Anholt offshore wind farm to the grid has been repaired. reported that the repair work has gone faster than expected and that DONG Energy’s 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm has been feeding power to the Danish grid since Saturday. The replacement of the two cable sections took 24 days, with a delay […]

  • 13 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Simply Blue Energy (SBE) has appointed the Dublin-based engineering consultancy, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), to provide development support services for the Emerald floating wind project in the Celtic Sea. GDG has been commissioned to provide both technical and consenting support during the foreshore licence process, providing a metocean assessment, conduct a landfall suitability assessment […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) has issued a buyer credit guarantee for the new WaveCraft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Firmus, constructed at Umoe Mandal shipyard. GIEK has guaranteed for loan issued by Export Credit Norway corresponding to 70 percent of the loan amount, while DNB has guaranteed for the last 30 percent. Umoe Firmus, […]

  • 5 November 2014

    A new website has been launched to highlight alternative energy efforts sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Hawaii, which is fast becoming ground zero for the Navy’s push to develop “green” technologies, officials announced Oct. 30. The Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Partnership (APTEP), now online at, focuses its multifaceted approach to […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has handed a welcome financial boost to 22 students from Ulster University and South West Regional College, through a £100,000 Scholarship Fund. Launched by Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA in August, the Scholarship Fund, which is one of the most significant educational bursary schemes […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm yesterday announced that it will scale back the project’s size to reduce its visual impact. In response to feedback received from the public and statutory consultees during the final round of consultation last year, the developer will remove the northernmost part of the development – the […]

  • 3 July 2012

    Sway continues the co-operation with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of Colorado, USA. Early June, NREL re-installed scientific wind, wave and motion measurement equipment on the Sway prototype. This will greatly enhance the value of the Sway testing, and will provide accurate measurement to verify not only the Sway concept, but can also be used […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Grid Connection

    Intertek has helped to support National Grid and Statnett in the development of an infrastructure project linking the UK and Norwegian electricity networks (NSN Link) which, when constructed, will be the world’s longest high voltage direct current (HVDC) undersea interconnector. For the past four years, Intertek has acted as marine consultants for the two companies […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Wind Farm Update

    Lincolnshire businesses have been given an insight into opportunities with Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm and its contractors, thanks to the project’s first ‘Meet The Buyer’ event.

  • 11 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster today reported that both revenue and operating profit were higher in the third quarter of 2016 than the average seen in the first two quarters of the year, with the increase wholly attributable to the contribution from the offshore activities acquired from VolkerWessels, which are consolidated with effect from the third quarter. The […]

  • 23 September 2015

    SgurrEnergy has been involved in 288MW Butendiek offshore wind farm since 2011 and has completed construction monitoring services on behalf of the project lenders. The Butendiek wind farm, located approximately 32 km west of the German island of Sylt, was developed by wpd AG and comprises of 80 Siemens wind turbines which will be a […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Redcar Development Trust (RDT) has hired a community engagement specialist as it bids to secure extra cash that will allow new schemes in the area to get off the ground. Development worker Pippa Ware was appointed after RDT secured extra funding for the post in the form of a grant from the Teesside Offshore Community Benefit […]

  • 10 June 2015

    Tidal Transit’s windfarm service vessels, Eden Rose, has recently been chartered by Great Yarmouth based Dawson Energy, part of the 3Sun Group, to undertake the first 500 hour service of a number of Siemens wind turbines at the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. Situated 8km off the Yorkshire Coast, north of Hull, Westermost Rough Offshore […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The Samsø offshore wind farm has been put back into operation after an incident in which one of the farm’s 10 turbines broke off and fell into the sea, Siemens confirmed to Offshore WIND. The incident in which the nacelle, hub and blades of the 2.3-MW wind turbine fell into the sea happened at around 09:40 am […]

  • 14 December 2016

    EDS HV Management has been appointed to provide HV consulting services, including safety rules consultancy, design reviews and SCADA system review, for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project. Located off Aberdeen Bay, the EOWDC offshore wind test and demonstration facility, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, will have 11 turbines, an installed capacity […]