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  • 23 May 2018

    Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has begun a research project with Chalmers and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) aiming to investigate how to best design vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) to be as robust as possible.

  • 7 August 2014

    Kirk Tudhope, employment lawyer and partner with the UK North East law firm Ledingham Chalmers, said that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is currently considering whether being substantially overweight is a “protected characteristic” under EU and therefore UK employment legislation. He said: “If the answer is yes from the ECJ then employees who are […]

  • 4 December 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Minesto, together with eight partners, has received EUR 5.1 million to develop the Deep Green technology within a project named PowerKite, financed through EU Horizon 2020. The aim is to develop the next generation of the Deep Green power plant; to give it a better performance, a longer life expectancy and improved reliability, all in order […]

  • 17 April 2012

    GE announced today that its 4.1-113 offshore wind turbine, nicknamed “Big Glenn” and located in Sweden’s Gothenburg harbor, passed its initial trial run. This announcement was made at the European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen. Beginning February 29, the trial lasted 200 hours. GE’s first direct-drive offshore wind turbine passed this reliability run […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Nordic marine energy technology leader Minesto, with a marine power plant that is able to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents, has appointed Dr. Heije Westberg as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Heije Westberg has previously been Manager for the Department of Energy Conversion at Volvo Technology AB […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    SeaTwirl, Unitech Offshore and Novaton Erneuebare Energien have signed a Letter of Intent to offer hybrid offshore wind and solar power solutions to islands, remote seaside villages, fish farms and desalination plants, which will also give a boost to SeaTwirl in reaching its main target of making its floating wind technology part of the future floating wind market.

  • 1 December 2011

    GE  and Göteborg Energi have started installing the first 4.1-113 Offshore Turbine in the Gothenburg harbour, the two companies announced at the European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA Offshore 2011 in Amsterdam. The new turbine will produce enough electricity to supply 3000 Swedish homes per year and reduces 15,000 tons of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent […]

  • 15 March 2011

    GE today introduced its 4.1-113 wind turbine, a four-megawatt (MW) class machine that is optimized for offshore use and is designed to bring a new level of reliability to the offshore wind industry. GE has signed a contract to supply a 4.1-113 wind turbine, along with associated services, to Göteborg Energi for installation in the […]

  • 26 March 2010

    GE announced yesterday plans to invest approximately €340 million to develop or expand its wind turbine manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in four European countries—the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Germany—signaling GE’s deep commitment to the promising European offshore wind sector. “Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for […]

  • 24 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Tests on the 1:5 scaled NEMOS prototype running from July through October in Danish Limfjord have been completed. The company implemented the complex control strategies, the automatisation of the hole systems as well  as all components proved to be reliable. During the testing, funded by Danish Nissum Bredning, the prototype has verified the PTO efficiency of […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Those attending HUSUM Wind in Germany might as well start off the event today with an applause as the wind gave quite a performance yesterday, 13 September, forcing the organiser to evacuate four lightweight halls and to ultimately close the fair for the day. Now that the weather is calmer, the event proceeds as planned.

  • 21 March 2012

    As of 20 March 2012, all array cables connecting the 51 turbines in Walney 2 to the offshore substation have been terminated, and the fibres have been tested. Of these, 41 array cables have been energised, and 34 turbines in Walney 2 have had first power and are in operation. Still, all periods with reasonable […]

  • 10 July 2014

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has announced that it has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites around the UK. Of the 11 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a further tidal […]

  • 2 March 2011

    During 30 years as a commercial diver Bob Durrant was often intrigued by the impact discarded car tyres had on the seabed. So instead of retiring, he launched a company to investigate whether linked tyres could prevent sand scouring which causes problems for turbines, cables and other subsea structures. Now Bob is celebrating the success […]

  • 8 December 2014

    November 2014 was a “big month” for wind power in Scotland, new figures published today reveal.  The figures come as ministers from almost 200 countries gather in Lima, Peru for the second and final week of the UN climate talks, which is aiming to make progress on the draft of a new global deal on […]

  • 15 January 2013

    Construction of Clemson University’s Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility at the Restoration Institute reaches another milestone Friday when the foundation for the larger test rig is poured. Beginning late Friday, engineers with Choate Construction will pour 1,900 cubic yards of concrete into a pit 50 feet wide by 100 feet long by 15 feet deep, […]

  • 21 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Poland is set to become one of the biggest centres in Europe for offshore wind, turbo-charging billions of Euros of investment, the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia has heard. The investment will create a ‘boom’ in the offshore wind sector generating an estimated 77,000 jobs and EUR 14.1 billion for the economy by 2030, the forum has […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    On 30th January, Hafren Power – which plans to build an 18km (11 mile) tidal power station across the Severn Estuary to generate zero carbon electricity – pledged to work with all stakeholders to protect ports and wildlife. Tony Pryor, Hafren Power’s Chief Executive, said: “We will deliver green, safe, secure and ultimately the cheapest […]

  • 19 November 2010

    Polarcus, a leading provider of marine geophysical services, is building two seismic vessels of the new generation type SX134 at the Ulstein Verft shipyard. ULSTEIN has designed and built a number of state-of-the-art seismic vessels the past few years, and the contracts attest to the company’s leading role in designing and building seismic ships. Polarcus […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 January 2015

    In the Netherlands, the government aspires to build new offshore wind farms with a combined output of 3,450MW by 2023. The Minister of Economic Affairs recently decided that Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT will have the responsibility of building the offshore grid to accommodate these wind farms. Offshore WIND asked Mel Kroon, the CEO of […]