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  • 29 March 2012

    Building and maintaining an offshore wind farm requires extremely accurate predictions of the weather windows available for each operation. Navigating a specially built vessel with a wind-sensitive load of turbine parts on its deck, jagging up the vessel to prepare for turbine installation, positioning and fastening turbine foundations, towers and rotors, and accessing turbines from […]

  • 5 April 2017

      By André van der Mout, Managing Director at Oil Control Systems “How can electricity be brought to the mainland safely, undamaged and quickly?” It’s a question many offshore companies have asked with the increasing focus on wind energy as a sustainable source of energy. It’s one of the world’s fastest growing sustainable energy sources; […]

  • 14 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc has announced half year results for the six months to September 2012. Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of SSE, said:  “SSE’s focus is always on full-year results, because the potential for volatility is always much greater in a half year period, but it is obviously encouraging that adjusted profit before tax in the […]

  • 24 February 2017

    What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.

  • 15 March 2010
    Environment, R&D

    MIT analysis suggests generating electricity from large-scale wind farms could influence climate — and not necessarily in the desired way. Wind power has emerged as a viable renewable energy source in recent years — one that proponents say could lessen the threat of global warming. Although the American Wind Energy Association estimates that only about […]

  • 10 August 2012

    As the UK prepares for the future development of the Round Three leases for larger wind farms in deeper waters, the techniques and experience that have been perfected will now need to be adapted to cope with the harsher conditions of working further offshore. The German renewables market has vast experience of this type of working […]

  • 14 May 2012

    All-Energy, the UK’s largest exhibition and conference dedicated to renewable energy being held in Aberdeen on Wednesday 23- Thursday 24 May, is just over a week away. Not surprisingly in a city – The Energy City – where offshore interests (oil, gas and fishing) are so important, marine renewables in the form of offshore wind, […]

  • 4 April 2012

    With the unenviable task of selecting the right boat goes the privilege of leading the designers and yards to build the boats they want. While the hulls are built in different materials and with beam and lengths in various dimensions, the engines, propulsion systems and the fittings remain the choice of the buyer. Even then […]

  • 9 March 2012

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. today announces financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2012. Recent Highlights Operating loss at $12.4 million was significantly reduced for the nine months ended January 31, 2012, compared with $15.8 million for the nine months ended January 31, 2011, primarily reflecting a 33% […]

  • 16 January 2012

    “Oceanology International is a unique event; there is nowhere else where such a broad range of providers of technologies and users of technologies and the applications of technology come together,” says the event’s Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics; and Sector Director, Energy and Environment for the BMT Group. “It […]

  • 12 April 2013

    European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) spoke to Andreas Wagner, CEO of the Offshore Wind Foundation (Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie) and part of the team negotiating with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, trying to find out what is the future of German offshore wind power, as the country is said to be facing support cuts, besides the already known […]

  • 30 March 2015

    In the previous article we spoke about the importance of accurate wind measurement for an optimum wind farm design. But also underwater there are elements that need to be taken into consideration when designing the foundation and cable structures for each wind turbine. Waves and currents can cause erosion of the seabed around a fixed […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Authorities, R&D

    The Interior Department has announced that the administration will hold the nation’s first offshore wind lease sale in late July. The area scheduled for lease consists of 164,750 acres off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In response to this announcement, Institute for Energy Research (IER) published a fact sheet on offshore wind energy development […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling”.  Mr. Tongue’s current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Seawork 2012 saw a number of major deals being done and several high specification craft being officially handed over. Seawork has become not only an efficient one-stop-shop for seeing what’s new on the market, specifying future requirements and placing orders but also the event of choice for exhibitors to showcase the work they have completed […]

  • 3 April 2012

    The one sector of the whole offshore wind energy industry where the British Isles stand in a commanding position is in the building of wind farm support vessels, of all shapes and sizes. The name “British Isles” is used because it includes the Republic of Ireland, and the yards there, including Arklow Marine, and Safehaven Marine, are just as much […]

  • 10 October 2016

    John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

  • 3 November 2013
    R&D

    Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013. Written by J. Matthew Roney, Earth Policy Institute  Developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, expanding the world total by 20 percent in just six months. Fifteen countries host some 6,500 megawatts […]

  • 11 April 2012

    Finance Secretary John Swinney outlined the range of new business incentives that are available to encourage private investment in Scotland’s four new Enterprise Areas, during a visit to the Port of Dundee this morning. Incentives and actions to stimulate investment include: business rate discounts worth up to £275,000 per business or enhanced capital allowances; new […]

  • 14 September 2010
    R&D

    Gamesa, a global leader in the manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines, continues to strengthen its position in China, where it will triple its investment through 2012 to expand and adapt its manufacturing centres for the development of its new turbine systems. Gamesa, which by 2009 had invested a total of 42 million euros on […]

  • 1 June 2015

    Dutch offshore wind solutions provider Seawind has developed a novel 6.2MW two-bladed upwind turbine with a 126 metre rotor diameter, plus additional technology for bottom-fixed and floating installations together aimed at driving down the cost of energy decisively. Offshore WIND spoke with chief technical officer Silvestro Caruso about product design philosophy, dedicated technology features and […]

  • 10 October 2016

    Brandt’s passion for the renewables business was evident before he started his career. In 1999, he decided to do his masters in wind farm development focusing on large-scale wind farms. Then after managing several wind technology servicing units he joined Deutsche Windtechnik in 2004 becoming director of the Management Board in 2007. Established around 15 […]

  • 30 December 2011

    The two figures of “100 million” and “10 million” are extremely meaningful to each Chinese people. By the end of October, the total installed capacity of China Guodian Corporation surpassed 100 million kilowatts, among which wind power 10 million kilowatts, the symbolic WTG is located at Jiangsu Rudong Offshore (Intertidal) 150,000 kilowatts Large-Scale Demonstration Wind […]

  • 14 January 2019

    Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]

  • 14 April 2014

    In just four years Damen Shipyards’ presence in the offshore wind market has grown exponentially and the sector continues to be a key focus of the Dutch group. Headquartered in Gorinchem in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship and repair yards, employs 8,000 people world wide and has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in over 100 countries. While Damen’s survey vessels, Shoalbusters and […]

  • 25 November 2016

    DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]