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Maersk Training in Newcastle has been allocated funding by the European Social Fund (ESF) programme for its courses which introduce and qualify young people to work in the wind energy sector. The aim of the funding is to deliver education and training services to support young people who are 15-24, who are not in education, […]
Newcastle College has launched a new Higher Apprenticeship to support the development of skilled personnel for the energy sector. Devised by the College’s School of Applied Science and Technology, the Higher Apprenticeship focus on the key growth areas in the energy sector supply chain, Wind Generation and Marine, which will require a substantial skilled and […]
Energi Coast and NOF Energy, the business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors, and North East England’s renewables group, are working with The Crown Estate to deliver a major UK Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event in Newcastle. Taking place on 17 May at Newcastle United Football Club, the event sponsored by […]
More than 60 new jobs are to be created in the North-east of England by Technip Offshore Wind Ltd after the company announced today that it intends to set up a new projects and engineering centre in Newcastle, located at the heart of the region’s emerging renewables hub. The move bolsters Technip’s rapidly-evolving renewable energy […]
The Port of Tyne in the UK is nearing the final phase of a GBP 3 million investment program to infill Tyne Dock and increase its offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers. The program will result in an additional 30ha of land with deep-sea quayside access to support offshore wind, Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received expressions of interest from 14 developers in the call for information and nominations for obtaining commercial wind energy leases offshore California. The list of interested parties includes Equinor Wind US, EDF Renewables Development, EDP Renewables North America, Northland Power America, wpd Offshore Alpha, Avangrid Renewables, Castle Wind, US Mainstream […]
California Assembly Member Jordan Cunningham has called on the U.S. Interior Department's Acting Secretary David Bernhardt to lease parts of the state's coastline for offshore wind development. In his letter, Cunningham explained that due to the expected closing of San Luis Obispo County's largest private employer, the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, in 2025, around 1,500 […]
With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]
A UK consortium led by the University of Hull has won a GBP 5.5 million funding for the Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) aimed at boosting offshore wind skills and investment. The bid, which the university's Energy & Environment Institute secured from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), […]
The UK Newcastle College has installed a virtual reality system for offshore wind training at its Energy Academy. Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with Scotland’s Energy Skills Partnership, Heriot Watt University and Animmersion VR, the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training facility replicates working conditions experienced by turbine engineers operating on offshore […]
The Morro Bay City Council has approved an exclusive Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Castle Wind LLC to support the development of the planned 1GW Castle Wind Offshore floating wind project off the coast of Central California.
Dutch company Royal Boskalis and UK-based Tekmar Energy have announced a framework agreement to support the global offshore wind market, covering new product development and innovation.
The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is partnering with China’s Tus-Wind to establish the TUS-ORE Catapult Technology Research Centre in Yantai, Shandong Province.
A consortium comprising of the R&D UK Centre of EDF Energy, UTEC, an Acteon company, and Partrac Ltd completed an offshore trial designed to assess the performance of a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for mapping seabed bathymetry.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed UK Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis, at the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) Offshore Wind Turbine.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is holding three workshops in the UK in order to inform local companies on how to be involved in projects for the Chinese offshore wind market.
UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, China’s Tus-Wind and TusPark Newcastle have signed a collaboration agreement to work together to advance offshore wind technology co-operation between the two nations.
Smulders has published a photo of its Newscastle site at night, housing jacket foundations for the Beatrice and Aberdeen Bay offshore wind farms that find their mirror in the Tyne river.
Osprey Construction and Marine Logistics has posted a photo of the Osprey Carrier II barge entering the Tyne, Newcastle, with the first two jacket top sections for the 92.5MW Aberdeen offshore wind farm on 30 September.
Mandora Logistics has loaded out the first two jacket top sections built at Smulders fabrication yard in Hoboken, Belgium, for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Danish electrical company Scanel International has chosen Hull as the location for its first fixed office in the UK, following major contract wins with energy companies based in the Humber region.
JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has officially opened its European service centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
A report published by RenewableUK shows for the first time that UK-based companies working in the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors are exporting goods and services worldwide on a massive scale.
Maersk Training in Newcastle is hosting its first open evening of 2017 on 1 February to promote a training course which helps people looking to start a new career in the wind industry. The training experts, based in Newcastle, have been running the Level 2 Diploma in Staying Safe in the Wind Industry for over […]
Maersk Training in Newcastle has invited North East residents aged 15 or over to attend an Open Evening event on 18 January and learn more about the company's range of accredited Career Transition Training Programmes. The Open Evening will be held at Maersk Training Newcastle Ltd, 2 Mercury Court, Orion Business Park, from 4 pm to 6:30 […]
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 […]