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  • 19 August 2016

    Below, we bring an article on the UK’s offshore wind energy status and potential, written by Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough University, and originally published by The Conversation. In 1993, nine 300kW turbines were installed on the eastern pier at Blyth Harbour, near Newcastle on England’s east coast. One can question whether this […]

  • 15 August 2016

    University of Delaware (UD) researchers, who studied wind conditions at the Cape Wind offshore site, have found that offshore wind in the northeastern United States may be more powerful, yet more unstable than expected.  The findings could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the assessment of how much […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Ministers have lodged an appeal against the Scottish Court of Session’s decision in favour of the petition filed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to review the consent by the Scottish Ministers for four offshore wind farms in the Firths of Forth and Tay, Mainstream Renewable Power, the developer […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy has secured an operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for the Inch Cape Offshore Met Mast off the coast of Angus, Scotland. The scope of the 16 month contract includes offshore inspection and maintenance, recertification, project management, weather forecasting, data recovery and detailed reporting through SgurrDataPortal. In addition, the role includes the […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The European offshore wind industry attracted a record EUR 14 billion in new investments during the first six months of 2016, WindEurope reports. Seven projects reached final investment decision this year, financing a total of 3.7GW of new capacity, with the UK accounting for nearly three-quarters of the new investments. However, the volume of new grid-connected […]

  • 20 July 2016

    Scottish Court of Session has ruled in favour of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in a legal challenge against four offshore wind projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay, which received consents from the Scottish ministers in 2014.  After a judicial review of the Scottish Ministers’ approval, the court ordered that […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]

  • 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, […]

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

    Cape Wind Associates will not get a two-year extension on its permits for two underwater power lines in Nantucket Sound, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board decided on Wednesday. The final decision follows the board’s recommendation that the permits should not be extended by May 2017, as earlier requested by Cape Wind Associates. The board justified the decision by […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind Associates might suffer another setback in their efforts to build a 468MW offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, after the state’s energy agency recommended that the company’s permit for two underwater power lines should not be extended for two additional years, according to The Boston Globe. The developer said that the decision reached by the […]

  • 23 March 2016

    Following a record 2015, the offshore wind industry will see fewer additions in 2016. However, the level of projects entering construction and the diversity of locations expected in 2016 bodes well for a larger global market in the years to come, Douglas-Westwood (DW) said. Capacity additions will grow significantly post-2016, peaking at 9.2GW in 2022, according to DW’s […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    The most compelling action to encourage offshore wind development in the United States is to have real live examples of successful offshore wind projects, Charles Nordstrom, a Senior Associate and Head of the US team at BVG Associates, told Offshore WIND in an interview. The first offshore wind farm in US waters, currently under construction off […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Authorities, Environment

    The U.S. Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management (BOEM) held the first two of the three meetings scheduled for this week to gain insight in public opinion on the development of offshore wind energy off the coast of South Carolina.  BOEM identified four areas for offshore wind development off South Carolina, which include Grand Strand, […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    New Jersey may have lost the race to build the first offshore wind facility in the nation, but the potential for offshore wind power production is still highest off the Jersey Shore, according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center report. Using data from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Offshore wind has the potential to provide offshore service vessel (OSV) operators with an alternative market and an opportunity for specialisation, offering an escape from other sectors hit hard by low prices of oil and gas, according to shipping and offshore markets analyst Clarksons.   If the developments in November are an indication of things to come, the offshore […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over €200bn of Capital Expenditure will be invested in the offshore wind sector over the next decade, resulting in forecast cumulative capacity of ~74GW by 2025. This will be driven by a large number of developments taking place in the UK, Germany and China and strengthened by the growth of new entrants to the offshore […]

  • 14 September 2015

    With a reserved maximum of €18bn for offshore wind development the Dutch Government’s ‘Energie Akkoord’ outlines the instructions and deadlines for the future of this industry in the Netherlands. In the same agreement it states that a cost reduction of 40% should be achieved. Included in this is Operation & Maintenance (O&M) which takes up […]

  • 15 June 2015

    Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has taken possession of a CAPE Holland Tandem CV-320 Vibro Lifting Tool. On Friday, May 22nd, CAPE Holland officially handed over a Tandem CV-320 Vibro Lifting Tool (VLT) to Seaway Heavy Lifting during the CAPE Holland Product Launch. This new acquisition replaces the tandem vibro set which Seaway Heavy Lifting purchased […]

  • 15 June 2015

    In recent years, the shale gas revolution has contributed to the United States surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia in oil production. The surge in oil production worldwide and Saudi Arabia’s strategic decision not to reduce its oil production led to declining oil prices. These lower prices have a contagious effect on the electricity prices, which […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board has said no to Is-Sikka l-Bajda offshore wind farm. The Board agreed with the Planning Directorate’s recommendation that the detrimental consequential effects on the environmental protection, in particular the avifauna and marine ecology, of the surrounding area over ride the benefits achieved through the generation of renewable […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    What was set out to be the US first offshore wind farm raised more doubt in the last week. The 468-MW Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts has been suspended from participating in New England’s wholesale electricity markets by ISO New England. A New England ISO spokeswoman said: “In general, suspensions are a […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D has added Global Wind Turbine Value Chain – Production, Market Share, Competitive Landscape and Market Size to 2020 industry research report to the energy and power section of its online business intelligence library. According to the wind power market and wind turbine industry report, more blades are being outsourced than are being produced in-house, […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Head of Deepwater Wind, Jeff Grybowski, appeared before Rhode Island’s Public Utilities Commission to give an update about the wind project offshore Block Island, according to Providence Journal. The company is developing a USD 225 million project comprising five Alstom’s 6 MW turbines that will produce enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. Grybowski revealed the […]

  • 13 January 2015

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has launched a legal challenge against approval of four wind farms off Scottish coast. Namely, the Scottish part of the wildlife charity is seeking a judicial review against Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, claiming they could have serious implications for the wildlife in […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cape wind was dealt a significant setback by both NStar and National Grid yesterday. Namely, the two Massachusetts’ utilities decided to terminate the power purchase agreement as the wind farm developer failed to meet the deadline to obtain financing and begin construction by the end of 2014. Northeast Utilities spokeswoman Caroline Pretyman said: “Unfortunately, Cape […]