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  • 13 May 2012

    In the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea, in close vicinity of the city of Kårehamn, E.ON has ordered the construction of a wind farm consisting of 16 wind turbines. The contract for the design, construction and installation of the 16 foundations was awarded to Jan De Nul in 2011. These foundations are constructed on […]

  • 11 May 2012

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announces the completion of a year-long Bermuda wave study that demonstrates the viability of the Island’s wave regime for a commercial CETO wave energy project. Over the past 12 months, Carnegie, in collaboration with Bermudian company Triton Renewable Energy Ltd, and with the technical support of the Ground […]

  • 10 May 2012

    Jonathan Cawley from West Coast Energy has been appointed the new chairman of RenewableUK Cymru, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine renewables industries in Wales. He is currently planning and development manager at Mold-based West Coast Energy where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s interests in Wales. He is a […]

  • 9 May 2012

    A GBP 200 million wind turbine factory plans are to be discussed by Hull City Council, This is Hull and East Riding news portal writes. If the plans are approved they could create about 800 jobs and lead to 10,000 in the renewables supply chain and support services. Last year in December, Associated British Ports […]

  • 8 May 2012

    Alex Johnstone, North East MSP, expressed concerns that the construction phase of developments off the coast could have a negative impact on the lobster and crab population, reported the Courier. He called for a closer analysis of the environmental considerations raised in the University of Maine’s research from 2008.  University of Maine’s Lobster Institute uncovered […]

  • 7 May 2012

    Nautimus, the new Scottish company, has been established by Vattenfall, with support from leading UK engineering support services firm Babcock and Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors. The company will fulfil the engineering, procurement, integration and construction (EPC) needs of wave power and […]

  • 7 May 2012

    After a trip to the offshore wind farms, councillors have not changed their view regarding the proposed Atlantic Array, according to North Devon. RWE, the company that proposed the Atlantic Array, organized a trip for twelve councillors and officers from North Devon, Torridge District and Devon County Council. County and North Devon Councillor Rodney Cann […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    Utility companies in Europe encourage offshore wind-energy capacity amid rising fossil-fuel prices and political pressure, according to MarketWatch. Utility firms have initiated projects offshore, as the demand for offshore wind farms is set to continue with geopolitical goals to reduce carbon emissions and increase the requirement for clean alternative energy. In 2011, 80 percent of […]

  • 3 May 2012

    At Easter,’s approximately 1600 tonnes heavy top section for the offshore substation was hoisted into position with assistance from a Dutch crane vessel. The substation platform will connect the 111 wind turbines in the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm to the Danish power grid. On Good Friday 6 April 2012, the platform was installed on […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    SRC (Steel River Consultants) has been appointed by E.ON to provide the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm with construction design and management (CDM), as well as health and safety support trough a three year contract, reported Bdaily.  “This latest contract win reflects SRC’s ability to deliver large scale, quality health and safety services to the […]

  • 3 May 2012

    On 1 April 2011, DONG Energy took over two old cold stores at the port of Grenaa, and since then craftsmen have been working hard on rebuilding them to a new operating and service building for the around 50 employees, who will manage the future operation and maintenance of Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. The construction […]

  • 1 May 2012

    A new dedicated rule book for self-elevating units will guide designers and yards to class their designs and newbuilding projects. The rule book clearly explains the DNV and international regulations and standards.  Adaptations from the traditional Offshore Standards include additional class notations and alignment of material and jacking systems requirements based on feedback from industry […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Responding to evidence from The Trump Organization and Communities Against Turbines Scotland to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables said: “Tackling climate change and creating meaningful and sustainable jobs are the two key challenges for this generation – renewable energy is one of the few ways we can […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Ballast Nedam is holding up in the still deteriorating market conditions and has achieved a revenue and profit approximately in line with those for the first quarter of 2011. Excellent results have been achieved on several major multiyear projects and in niche markets, while the regional infrastructure companies and property development made a disappointing loss. […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Effective May 1, 2012, Karlheinz Springer (53) will become CEO of the Power Transmission Division of  Siemens Energy. He was head of the Instrumentation & Electrical business unit since 2005 before he took over the leadership of the Power Transmission Solutions business unit at the beginning of March 2012. He brings with him a wealth of […]

  • 23 April 2012

    Donald Trump will come to Holyrood on Wednesday to state his opinion on the renewable energy proposals of the Scottish Government, both inside and outside the Parliament, reported Scotsman.  He will join anti-wind farm protesters who will gather to join forces against the Government’s strategy to increase the number of turbines across the country. If […]

  • 23 April 2012

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and ECN signed a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) to strengthen their collaboration in the field of wind energy research. This CRADA strengthens the partnership between the two R&D centers and is based on a long standing cooperation in wind energy research that dates […]

  • 13 April 2012

    Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) one of the UK’s leading EPC service providers to the offshore oil & gas and offshore wind energy sectors, announced that four final year apprentices have been hired to complete their apprenticeship at the OGN Hadrian yard facility. The news comes as light relief for the four apprentices (3 Welders and […]

  • 10 April 2012

    On April 9, 2012, three students risked arrest on the steps of the Maryland Statehouse. The students sat down on the steps and held up three Wind Works for Maryland lawn signs, protesting the failure of the state senate to pass the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act. The group’s leader, Johanna Galat stated, “I had […]

  • 29 March 2012

    MAJOR components have begun arriving at new port facilities on the River Mersey in Birkenhead for the construction of Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay. The €2billion (EURO) project, one of Europe’s largest offshore wind farms, 18km off the Wirral coast, is enabling significant new investment into Merseyside, the North West and […]

  • 28 March 2012

    In the aftermath of the decision made by Spanish company Gamesa not to award an 800-job contract to the Tees Valley, but to assign a £125m worth deal for construction of wind turbines to Leith near Edinburgh, Damien Wilson, the assistant director of regeneration and planning at Hartlepool Borough Council remains optimistic. “We always knew […]

  • 23 March 2012
    Grid Connection

    Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited (SHETL), the licensed transmission owner in the north of Scotland, is planning to develop a 109 km subsea electricity cable between Caithness and Moray to transmit the large volume of existing and planned electricity from renewable sources in the north of Scotland. The proposed subsea cable, which will connect to […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Andy Paine, the new program director for Vattenfall, has been cordially welcomed at the East Anglia Offshore Wind joint venture, reports reNews Europe. Upon assuming this new position, he will act as a spokesperson for the development to building stronger relationships with key stakeholders and he will also be in charge of ensuring projects are […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Sir David King, a former scientist, claims that nuclear energy is a cheaper option than offshore wind, reports Telegraph. If the country wants to cut bad emissions, it will be forced to move heating and transport on to electricity. That means it should produce much more electricity than before. Professor King said that huge turbines […]

  • 12 March 2012

    Long-term impacts of turbine noise on the marine life are still poorly understood and the lack of data might have unfavorable impacts on offshore wind projects, reports Vineyard Gazette. However, certain studies have provided some clues about how marine life might be affected by underwater turbine noise while the potential impact on fisheries remains an […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Senator E.J. Pipkin has been unsuccessful in his attempt before the Senate to reject two Public Service Commission nominees who lobbied for Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind proposals last year, reports Marylend Reporter. “I don’t believe these two nominees can be objective enough to protect ratepayers,” Pipkin told the Senate. “They were the governor’s two […]