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  • 20 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has appointed Ben Backwell as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

  • 1 August 2018

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has become a member of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the trade body representing the global wind industry, whose board of directors MHI Vestas representatives will soon join.

  • 26 October 2018

    Dutch energy major Shell has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as a board level member.

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects.

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have launched a joint Offshore Wind Task Force in Japan. The task force will address key bottlenecks to the growth of Japan’s offshore wind industry such as providing input to streamline the regulatory process for project development and building a local supply […]

  • 26 February 2019

    The global offshore wind market has grown by 0.5% as 4.49GW of new capacity was installed in 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) reported. According to the latest Global Wind Report, there is now 23GW of offshore wind capacity installed, which represents a 20% boost compared to the end of 2017. The main contributor was […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. GWEC has released new data with supporting examples from the French and German offshore markets that […]

  • 26 September 2018

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has created a new Offshore Wind Taskforce to accelerate the development of offshore wind technology in non-European markets such as Asia and North America.

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

    Europe remains the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and is ready to offer its expertise and know-how to emerging high-potential markets like the USA and Taiwan, panelists at a conference session discussing global market developments at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London said.

  • 16 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The offshore wind industry will need 77,000 GWO-trained on-site workers to deliver forecast installations in six key emerging markets for offshore wind between 2020-2024, a new report has found. Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO), Powering the Future: Global Offshore Wind Workforce Outlook 2020-2024 provides a qualitative analysis […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have revealed plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets. This follows the World Bank Group’s launch of a new programme to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries, supported by funding from the government […]

  • 4 March 2019

    By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

  • 2 April 2019

    By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]

  • 17 October 2011

    The one company that holds a signed contract to build a wind farm in the Great Lakes is going ahead with plans for the project,… By Richard Blackwell (ctv) [mappress] Source: ctv, October 17, 2011

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck has made a case for wind, wave and tidal energy to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Select Committee, which is now considering the findings of Professor Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy Review.

  • 2 May 2011

    The town and the Municipality of Digby “are spending our own money to show we are the port of choice” when industry looks for a repair…   (digbycourier) [mappress] Source: digbycourier, May 02, 2011;

  • 12 June 2015

    The Joint Plenary Panel Discussion took place June 10 at the POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe show and conference. The discussion encompassed the key show idea of Europe’s energy transition, with varying points of view from the industry itself represented at time heated debate. The panel was hosted by the nternationally-renowned journalist Stephen Sackur. Martin Giesen, […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Grid Connection

    Atlantis has completed the laying of four subsea cables at MeyGen. The four cables are housed in individual bore holes of approximately 0.5km each, drilled earlier this year, which run from the foreshore into the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth and down to the seabed. From the exit of the borehole, the cables then […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The government of Canada’s province of Ontario has extended the moratorium on offshore wind projects imposed in 2011, according to local media. The province’s environment ministry said that after recently receiving results of two studies, one on the decommissioning requirements and the other on the above-water noise produced by offshore wind farms, it was decided that […]

  • 24 July 2015

    Atlantis Resources reported yesterday that all of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) works for MeyGen Phase 1A tidal project have now been completed on time for the cable installation. Four bore holes were drilled at a distance of 570 meters underground to within 2m of their exit target offshore. The installation of the offshore submarine […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted’s Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm has marked a ten year anniversary since its official inauguration by HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark on 17 September 2009. At the time of the inauguration, the 209MW Horns Rev 2 was the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Located in the Danish North Sea at a distance […]

  • 25 November 2014

    After more than seven years of planning and design, the MeyGen tidal energy project is now entering the construction phase for the first 6MW tranche of capacity in what is believed to be the world’s largest planned tidal stream project. Now that the financing package has been agreed for the first four turbines, Atlantis Resources has entered into all the major construction contracts. […]

  • 26 January 2011

    A late comer to the wind turbine manufacturing industry, Siemens AG entered the wind business six years ago when it purchased the veteran… By Peter Asmus (matternetwork) [mappress] Source: matternetwork, January 26, 2011

  • 1 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Under Section 105 to 114 of the UK’s Energy Act 2004, the responsible parties of offshore wind and marine energy installations are required to submit and eventually carry out a decommissioning programme. Accordingly, MeyGen Ltd. has submitted a document that constitutes the MeyGen Tidal Energy Project Phase 1 Decommissioning Programme to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) for […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    MMT has won ten new contracts within the offshore wind, renewable energy and oil & gas industry during the past two months.

  • 28 October 2015

    Uptime International has entered into three new contracts for motion compensated gangways during summertime. One of the involved companies in this transactions is the Dutch company C-bed. C-bed will mount the gangway inclusive a stepless adjustable pedestal on their new build accommodation vessel “M/S Wind Innovation” which is customized to operate as walk to work […]