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  • 30 January 2013

    German offshore wind projects – the current accomplishments, technical challenges and future opportunities, these topics and many others surrounding them will be discussed at GL Garrad Hassan’s 11th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference (HOW) on 20-21 February 2013. The conference invites developers, manufacturers, and operators of wind turbines, engineering consultants, investors, energy companies, as well as […]

  • 21 January 2013

    Many eyebrows have been raised by the Celtic Array’s Rhiannon offshore wind farm, including that of Mark Menzies, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Fylde, who raised concern about the impact of the proposed offshore wind development in the Irish Sea on the fishing industry in Fleetwood. Nevertheless, as the process pushes forward the biggest […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Authorities

    Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the top Democrat on the committee that oversees the Interior Department, praised the leadership of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar following his announcement that he will be leaving the department in March. Under Secretary Salazar’s leadership, more renewable energy was permitted on public lands, the iconic Grand Canyon National Park was protected […]

  • 18 January 2013

    Nick Harvey, MP for North Devon, has welcomed a huge cash boost for marine energy projects. The Crown Estate, who own the UK’s seabeds, have announced they will invest £20million in the expansion of wave and tidal projects around the UK. The funding will come as a huge benefit to the growth of the marine […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Authorities

    Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has secured the ranking member position on the Energy and Water Subcommittee of House Appropriations. Congresswoman Kaptur called the subcommittee position “a good fit” for Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, which stretches along the Lake Erie coast from Cleveland to Toledo. Among other areas, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over: renewable energy initiatives nationally […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Grid Connection

    TenneT and  Mitsubishi Corporation officially closed their partnership with respect to two German offshore high-voltage cable projects, BorWin1 and BorWin2. Mitsubishi’s voting interest will be 49% with aggregate maximum equity commitment of EUR 240 million. At the same time both partners signed a contract for an investment in two more offshore projects named HelWin2 and DolWin2 in which Mitsubishi also will acquire a […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    It is ever more evident that Windreich AG has turned out to be the cornerstone of the energy transition’s success. Willi Balz, CEO of Windreich AG said: “While BARD, EnBW, Dong and, most recently, RWE announce delays or project halts, our projects, led by Global Tech I and MEG 1, are running as planned. All […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Technology

    SgurrEnergy’s 2nd generation wind Lidar, the Galion, has produced the first image of multiple offshore wind turbine wakes ever captured by a scanning Lidar device. The unique image was revealed by the wind Lidar research group at the Stuttgart Wind Energy Department (SWE) at Stuttgart University in Germany, which is using SgurrEnergy’s Galion Lidar in a ground-breaking […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Authorities

    Wind energy will be one of the topics at this year’s General Assembly in Maryland which starts today. Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller supports O’Malley’s wind energy bill which failed twice to reach the Senate floor. Recently, Miller has made a committee change in order to pass the bill. Senator Muse, who swaped […]

  • 3 January 2013

    E.ON has awarded Great Yarmouth based Alicat Workboats a contract to build four new state of the art vessels to support offshore wind generation. The first to be built will serve E.ON’s Robin Rigg Wind Farm off the Solway Firth. Alicat Workboats was established in 2009 in response to a growing demand for vessels to […]

  • 28 December 2012

    Trump Organisation executive vice president George Sorial has revealed that he had instructed UK lawyers Dundas & Wilson to officially request a public inquiry from Marine Scotland regarding the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project, according to Herald Scotland. After calling for an inquiry for a year, Donald Trump has made this last move […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group awarded a contract to supply a 5,400 tonnes capacity cable turntable to offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems. The turntable, including a 5 tonnes and 10 tonnes deck tensioner, is destined for the vessel Willem de Vlamingh. In addition to this turntable, Caley is supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Authorities

    The Windreich AG has welcomed the new regulations relating to the offshore wind farm connections. Balz, CEO of Windreich AG said: “It is good news for renewable energy in Germany that now the Federal Council approved the new rule on the liability issues in offshore wind farms grid connection. The existing provisions improve planning security […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    The second report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) assessing the impact of carbon budgets on energy bills confirms that annual household energy bills could increase by GBP 100 in 2020 to support development of low-carbon technologies. The report, Energy prices and bills – impacts of meeting carbon budgets, says expected bill increases beyond […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    London Array today announced that the 175th and last turbine at the first 630MW phase of the London Array Offshore Wind Farm has been installed, marking the end of major construction activities. Turbine installation began in January 2012 and has been completed by MPI Discovery, A2SEA’s Sea Worker and Sea Jack. With all turbines in […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Authorities

    The Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller strongly supports the offshore wind energy bill. He said that he is willing to make changes to the Senate Finance Committee to pass the offshore wind bill for a debate at Senate, writes the Associated Press. “I might have to do that in terms of getting out […]

  • 12 December 2012

    Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen has been invited to become a member on the EWEA Board of Directors. His responsibilities in this new role began already at the start of November 2012. This gives The Switch a stronger opportunity to influence European policies and communicate with other main players within the wind power industry.  “We have always had […]

  • 12 December 2012

    An offshore wind test turbine has been erected behind the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus to evaluate sensor systems and controls in preparation for the installation of a floating turbine in the Gulf of Maine this spring as part of the DeepCwind Consortium project. The temporary 1:8 scale wind turbine […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Authorities

    David Morris, Member of the UK Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale has supported the residents of Isle of Man regarding disapproval of the Celtic Array’s Rhiannon offshore wind farm, which is proposed to be built in the Irish Sea. After Mr. Morris met with House of Keys Speaker Steve Rodan to discuss concerns about the […]

  • 11 December 2012
    R&D

    Today DONG Energy and Vestas Wind Systems have entered into a cooperation agreement on the testing of Vestas’ V164-8.0 MW wind turbine at Test Centre Østerild in Denmark. Through this agreement, DONG Energy becomes involved earlier in Vestas´ development of the V164-8.0 MW offshore wind turbine than previously envisaged. This ensures DONG Energy a detailed […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Authorities

    In his attempt to reintroduce the energy bill, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, last week asked a higher authority, i.e. the U.S. President Obama, for support, MD Coast Dispatch reports. The legislation aimed to spur wind power development offshore Maryland failed twice to come before the Senate. Governor O’Malley said that he will introduce a similar […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Following the business development of Windreich AG with a particular consideration of the end customers, Dr. Peter Vest was appointed to the Board on marketing and business development. Willi Balz, founder and CEO of Windreich AG says that Dr. Vest brings his many years of experience as a managing partner of marketing agency InterCom, as […]

  • 10 December 2012

    Lars Kessler is the new man in charge of sales at Messe Husum & Congress. As senior sales manager his primary focus will be on the leading international wind industry trade fair, HUSUM Wind. With this newly created position the HUSUM organising company is enlarging a strategically important area of business, and will be concentrating […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Grid Connection

    Willi Balz, CEO of Windreich AG welcomed the signing of the agreement between TenneT TSO, Stattnet and KfW on a submarine cable between Norway and Germany. He said that this is an important first step towards establishing a genuine European interconnection network. Thus, the integration of efficient base load generation from wind power in the […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    Development of offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea has raised a myriad of concerns for the local residents, voiced during Celtic Array’s public consultation period, one of them being cutting off of ferry routes. Centrica and Dong Energy consortium, Celtic Array, launched a public consultation process in November, so as to receive feedback on […]

  • 4 December 2012

    [email protected] and ATO are organizing the offshore wind conference for the third time and it will be held at the Holiday Inn in IJmuiden on Thursday 6th December 2012. Since the last Dutch conference in 2010, there are many new facts: A new government Need for cost cutting (40% ??) New regulations developments (i.e. streamlining […]