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  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The GBP 2.6 billion Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project has been given the green light for construction by owners SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and SDIC Power after the project reached financial close. The 588MW, 84 turbine project, situated in the Outer Moray Firth, was consented by the Scottish government in March 2014 and granted an […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Grid Connection

    The European grid operator, TenneT, has awarded a Nordergründe offshore wind farm contract to German-based Bitek Bergungsdienst. Bitek Bergungsdienst will be in charge of surveying a 28-kilometre cable route for ordnance, as well as for its removal. Namely, TenneT has agreed to install a 111MW grid connection for the Nordergründe wind farm comprising 18 Senvion 6.15MW […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Clir Renewables has optimized the performance of more than 1 GW of offshore wind assets in Europe by the end of the first quarter of 2020. According to Clir Renewables, this milestone follows 2019’s mammoth year of offshore wind construction, with 3 GW installed in Europe alone. The company explains that its artificial intelligence analyses […]

  • 24 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Group TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable Group) has received regulatory approval for its acquisition of JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Ltd. (JDR), a UK-based supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry.

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Galloper Windfarm Ltd (GWFL) has obtained an approval from Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Planning Committee to set up a temporary helipad at Great Oakley Lodge, Great Oakley, to serve the Galloper offshore wind farm.

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Council of State dismissed eight objections filed against the final permits for Windpark Fryslân and thus cleared the way for the construction of the project in the Frisian part of the IJsselmeer near Breezanddijk in the Netherlands.

  • 6 November 2015
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Wave Electricity Renewable Power Ocean (WERPO) has entered into a new agreement with Sunbelt Israel, part of the Sunbelt Business Network capital group, to secure funding for the outstanding projects. WERPO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Israeli sea wave energy technology developer Blackbird International Corporation, and Sunbelt Israel will now start ”an aggressive campaign to raise funds […]

  • 30 January 2014

    Many offshore wind farms have been faced, and will face a problem with the unexploded World War II-era ordnance. As the industry moves further out to sea, there is a growing demand for contractors, who will make sure that the offshore wind farm installation can proceed safely. Former British Army Major Simon Cooke has established […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, which states the project will not have a significant impact on the environment.

  • 1 August 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    From 23-26 September 2014, WindEnergy Hamburg – the global trade show for the wind power sector – will take place for the first time. Across 65,000 square meters of exhibition floor space, more than 1,000 planners, manufacturers, suppliers, financers, operators, energy providers, and service providers will be presenting themselves from the onshore and offshore sectors […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    Eyemouth Harbour Trust has secured planning permission for the construction of a helicopter access facility adjacent to Eyemouth Harbour, Scotland. 

  • 27 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    France’s Loire-Atlantique prefecture has granted approval for the construction of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm. The approval allows for the official start of the construction phase, and establishes the conditions for the installation and operation of the offshore wind farm which is being jointly developed by EDF-EN, Dong Energy, the Lorient-based Nass & Wind Offshore, and GE. The wind farm will […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Authorities, R&D

    The German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) has approved changes in the grid connection for offshore test areas as part of its decision to amend the Grid Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG), allowing the establishment of offshore test centers. The approval means that an offshore test center can be established off the coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in the Baltic Sea, […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a 14-day seabed clearance project on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project, located approximately 13km off the Caithness coast.

  • 23 July 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Massachusetts has passed legislation which would allow an easement for a part of Covell’s Beach to be used for the construction of an interconnection for the Vineyard Wind project. According to Vineyard Wind, the bipartisan legislation authorizes the Barnstable Town Council to grant the easement that will allow the construction of the interconnection between the 800MW wind […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    The European Commission has cleared unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa by Siemens.

  • 24 March 2014

    Ever since Atlantic Marine acquired the Atlantic Explorer, the ship has been constantly on charter. The vessel has moved literally 1000’s of subsea boulders from a large wind farm site on the UK east coast this winter. The site is strewn with heavy boulders and even through the terrible North Sea Storms of 2013/14, the ship […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    Siem Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) Siem Ruby has cleared rocks and boulders along the proposed subsea cable route for the 1.2GW Caithness-Moray transmission project in Scotland.

  • 18 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall can proceed with plans to develop a 350 MW near shore project off Denmark’s west coast after a majority in the Danish Parliament (Folketing) announced on Friday, 18 November, that it will approve Danish Near Shore (DNS) wind farms.  On September 12, the Danish authorities announced that Vattenfall had won the tender to develop […]

  • 2 June 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Today the House Natural Resources Committee will convene a hearing on identifying roadblocks to wind and solar energy on public lands and… (enewspf) [mappress] Source: enewspf, June 02, 2011;

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A group of 25 wind industry executives have called for market scale and visibility on renewables deployment volumes in order to sustain the current cost reduction pathway during the first meeting of the European Commissions’ Clean Energy Industrial Forum dedicated to renewables.

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination Ørsted’s application for the Hornsea Project Three Development Consent Order (DCO).

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Lithuanian Cabinet has approved amendments to the country’s renewable energy law aimed at kick-starting development of offshore wind power generation in the Baltic Sea.  Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičiaus said that this is a long-term project and that the construction of the first wind farms off the country’s Baltic coast is expected to start after 2020. […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The prefect of the Normandy and the Seine-Maritime and the prefect of the Somme region have authorized the construction of the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport offshore wind farm and the accompanying grid link. The decision follows the period of public discussions on the application, which were held from 16 October to 29 November last year. Both Departmental […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ailes Marines, the developer and future operator of the 496MW offshore wind farm project in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, France, has received the three administrative authorisations required to construct and operate the wind farm. The company has now obtained the concession of utilisation of the maritime public domain; the Unique Authorisation for the installations Structures, Works and […]

  • 2 January 2012

      The seemingly never-ending saga of Cape Wind continues to pack in the twists and turns. After years of debate, the massive offshore wind project near By Rav Casley Gera (cleantechnica) [mappress] Source: cleantechnica, January 02, 2012;