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  • 31 March 2016

    ORE Catapult delivered the second Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) to the UK Offshore Wind Programme Board this month. According to the report, offshore wind costs are falling fast with 12 of 13 cost indicators on or ahead of target. The industry is confident of driving costs below £100/MWh by 2020 on the back of long-term market […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    RenewableUK commented today on the release of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s ‘Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework’ on behalf of the Offshore Wind Industry Council. This is the most substantial and comprehensive look at what progress is being made in reducing offshore wind costs. A backward look at how costs have fallen between 2011 and 2014, the […]

  • 26 February 2015

    Following today’s news about the award of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) by the UK Government and release of the Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) report, The Crown Estate commented on these two big news for the offshore wind industry in the UK. Huub den Rooijen, our Head of Offshore Wind, said: “With over 4GW in operation, […]

  • 3 April 2016

    Hydrohammer S-4000 Installs First Monopiles The S-4000 Hydrohammer pile-driving system installed its first monopiles at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea, IHC IQIP, a business unit of Royal IHC which recently launched the system, reports. Siemens to Buy Adwen as Part of Gamesa Merger? Reportedly, Siemens is likely to buy Adwen, a joint […]

  • 5 March 2015

    The Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB) set up to remove barriers to deployment and deliver a programme for industry cost reduction in the UK offshore wind sector, has published its Annual Report for 2014. In 2014 the OWPB commissioned the Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF). The first CRMF Report, published last Friday, shows that the […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has added three new categories under the Operations & Maintenance and Windfarm Lifecycle challenge area in Offshore Wind Innovation Hub’s (OWIH) guide.

  • 1 August 2013

    The Crown Estate welcomes the publication of the Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy and its long-term vision for the UK offshore wind industry. In 2012, offshore wind contributed 2.3 per cent to national electricity needs and this number is set to quadruple according to the latest scenarios presented in the strategy. The strategy is key to […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A report issued today by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult reveals that the cost of energy from offshore wind farms has fallen by almost 11% over the past three years, ahead of schedule on its path to delivering the UK Government’s target of £100/MWh by 2020, and providing clear evidence that offshore wind can play a significant […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The cost of energy from offshore wind has fallen by 32% since 2012 and is now below the joint UK government and industry target of GBP 100 per megawatt hour (MWh) four years ahead of schedule, according to a report delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult on behalf of the Offshore Wind Programme […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched a guide to the future priorities and opportunities for innovation that will help the sector achieve the goal of having 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the UK by 2030.

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A report published today has provided strong evidence that the cost of energy from offshore wind in UK continued to fall through 2015 and remains on track to deliver the target of GBP 100/MWh by 2020. Of the 13 cost reduction indicators, all but one are ahead or on target with the milestone set for 2015, the second annual […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Using High Wind’s Boom Lock tool to increase the wind speed limit for turbine component lifts from 11m/s to 16m/s leads to an average of 1.3% decrease in the levelised cost of energy (LCOE), a study carried out by BVG Associates on a representative 500MW wind farm has shown. An increase in the wind speed limit for […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Offshore wind is the lowest cost means of decarbonising the UK’s energy sector and the industry ticks every box in the government’s new Industrial Strategy, ScottishPower Renewables’ Jonathan Cole said during Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow. This week marked something of a turning point for the UK’s offshore wind industry, Scottish Renewables said, after the latest […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Ricardo and KONGSBERG today announced that they have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of other industrial sectors. The Kongsberg WFMS is a turbine independent decision support system. It surpasses the functionality […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    French Energy Minister Ségolène Royal and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron have announced state support for four new projects in the marine renewables sector within the framework supplied by the French public sector investment programme “Investing for the Future”. Among the initiatives supported by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, the Ademe, three of them […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has received a contract to supply, install and commission 84 7MW wind turbines, and provide grid access solution for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project, which will feed the power to the grid through Nexans’ export cable. The Beatrice offshore wind farm will be located around 14 kilometers off the Scottish coast. The SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines […]

  • 31 May 2013

    WINDFORCE has been a fixed date in the calendars of national and international experts in the offshore wind energy industry for the past nine years. Many have registered again this year to attend the German offshore wind conference. “We are very pleased that we can welcome more than 650 participants to this year’s WINDFORCE in […]

  • 5 August 2013

    As Gamesa sees its prototype offshore wind turbine produce its first kilowatt hours in the next few weeks what are the Spanish company’s expectations for the offshore wind industry? Headquartered in Vizcaya, Spain and with its offshore wind base in London, Gamesa now employs 6,500 people world wide and it has a presence in more than 50 countries, along with manufacturing centres in Spain, China, India, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 19 June 2013

    Currently most of the licences for offshore wind farm development zones are granted with a lease period of 20 to 25 years. As a consequence the turbines have to be built to last for at least that period. There are several elements that can affect the life span of a turbine once it is installed […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Danish company Global Lightning Protection Services A/S has developed the Lightning Key Data System that can measure the presence and extent of a lightning strike in wind turbines. The system is designed and tested especially for the harsh environmental conditions under which a wind turbine operates. The Lightning Key Data System can be mounted on […]

  • 5 April 2013

    In the global search for renewable energy sources wind energy continues to experience an increasing market share. This growth drives new technological improvements which aim at increasing capacity, improving reliability and reducing the overall cost of wind turbines and correspondingly of the energy. One of the critical subsystems in this regard is the drive train […]

  • 19 July 2016

    BMO Offshore has introduced engine monitoring for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), which brings vessel motion, behavior and fuel figures together. Additionally, the data can be used for fleet management and maintenance planning, the company said. CTV motion monitoring systems enable recording of information on sea state and motion of the vessel to monitor seasickness, vessel impacts on turbines […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    EU Heads of State have agreed upon a climate and energy framework, which fails to provide industrial leadership for Europe. The framework’s new targets for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency will do little to capitalise on the security, employment and export potential of new sectors such ocean renewable energy, according to Ocean […]

  • 7 August 2013

    Offshore wind energy continues to experience an increasing share of the electricity generation market in Europe. Both the UK and Germany have set up ambitious goals to further expand their offshore wind energy capacity. Relatively smaller countries such as Belgium for example are also stepping up their offshore capacity and are investing in research projects […]

  • 2 December 2013

    On November 13, eight European companies (Gamesa, Acciona Energía, Alstom, Dong Energy, EnBW, ERG, Res and Vestas) called for a strong 2030 EU climate and energy framework based on mutually reinforcing tools and targets, including an ambitious and legally binding target for the share of renewable energy in the energy mix of more than 30%.  […]