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  • 13 November 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ocean Tech Services (OTS) has deployed an AXYS WindSentinel buoy based LIDAR system near offshore wind development areas along the coast of New Jersey as part of a contract to install, operate and maintain the buoy for a 1-year data collection mission signed with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). OTS relocated the buoy from Port Angeles, Washington, to their […]

  • 7 December 2010

    Carrying banners that read “Maryland: Got Wind?,” a small group of environmental activists marched down West Street toward the State House… By Tina Reed (istockanalyst) [mappress] Source: istockanalyst, December 07, 2010

  • 6 June 2012

    Parliamentary select committee has been informed that there are no hurdles for wind turbines to be built in the hills and offshore Adelaide coast, reports ABC News. However, Andrew Grear from the South Australian Planning Department said that they were considering putting a ban on some hill sites. Greens MP Mark Parnell stated that it […]

  • 20 March 2014

    The German Wind Energy Association (BWE) has stated its position on proposed amendments to the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), saying that they are not addressing what the Energiewende needs. “Despite a large majority in the Bundestag and the Bundesrat, the German government apparently lacks the courage to give the Energiewende new momentum. Now that renewables […]

  • 1 April 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    As part of a report, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), an exhaustive analysis was conducted to understand what the wind industry in the U.S. could look like decades from now based on changing electricity demand, fuel prices, wind power costs and transmission infrastructure. The report explores the potential growth of wind energy […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Aibel employees doing their job on the DolWin beta converter station.  “Small people, great effort,” says Aibel AS in a description of the photo that shows work on the DolWin beta offshore converter station outside the company’s yard in Haugesund, Norway. With a capacity of more than 900 MW, the converter station will host […]

  • 30 May 2016

    United States Senators from the State of New Jersey, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, have responded to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement on Fishermen’s Energy Atlantic City Wind Farm (FACW). The project has been granted a no-cost extension until the end of the year to secure a power offtake agreement and continue to receive funding as one […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Talk of long-term funding dominated the agenda item at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind and Supply Chain Conference last week, as the sector stands poised for the results of CfD deliberations this month. Discussions about the future of the sector were prompted in part by the upcoming decision on the first CfD allocation round, and in […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Yesterday the Department of the Interior released its environmental assessment of offshore wind sites along the Mid-Atlantic coast. The DOI found that these sites would create no significant impact to the environment, paving the way for accelerated wind energy development off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. In response, Vanessa Pierce, Eastern […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Continuing its significant momentum supporting offshore wind energy and transmission, the Department of Interior declared there to be no competitive interest for the use of certain areas of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to construct an offshore transmission system being proposed by the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC). After a year of intensive internal and […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Windreich GmbH continues driving the development of the offshore wind farm MEG I and targets the financial close within this year. Negotiations on the new management with suppliers, potential investors and the advisory banks were positive. “We are pleased by the constructive feed-back which we got from our most important partners in developing our second […]

  • 14 December 2012

    American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has welcomed DOE’s investment in offshore wind industry. “AWEA applauds the winning teams and Secretary Chu and his staff at the Department of Energy for today’s announcement, which is a significant milestone in efforts to launch the first generation of offshore wind projects in the United States,” said Christopher Long, AWEA’s […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum is seeking a provider of marine, flight, and emergency response coordination services at the Trianel Windpark Borkum I wind farm in the German North Sea. The tender is divided into two lots. Lot 1 covers the marine, flight, and emergency response coordination services, plus operations control at the 200 MW wind farm. […]

  • 1 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    The following is a statement from Jim Gordon, President of Cape Wind, on the agreement in principle reached today with the Attorney General,…   (bostonherald) [mappress] Source: bostonherald, August 02, 2010;

  • 17 December 2013

    This year’s EWEA Offshore in Frankfurt served as an excellent opportunity for Offshore WIND team to meet with industry leaders, including Bladt Industries. The company recently joined DONG Energy’s Gode Wind project, and we wanted to find out a little bit more about this large contract from Bladt Industries’ Tenna Horby. When asked to give […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    The first steel to be used in the construction of DolWin beta was cut at the yard in Dubai yesterday. “DolWin beta is our first wind platform and an important project for Aibel. A lot of people have done a tremendous job in planning and designing the platform. This reflects a good relationship between Drydocks […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Environment, R&D

      In the parking lot of Coastal Carolina University’s Center for Marine and Wetland Studies (CMWS) in Conway, South Carolina, sit six buoys just back from sea. For 14 months, they were floating miles off the coasts of Myrtle Beach and Winyah Bay, as part of the Palmetto Wind Research Project in South Carolina, taking […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Orkney’s marine energy industry has been the focus of a fact-finding visit by Japanese politicians and business leaders. The 10-strong party from the Nagasaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu, toured the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Stromness at the weekend to learn more about Orkney’s role at the forefront of the global wave […]

  • 29 December 2011

    In part to determine how planned offshore wind farms could affect maritime navigation, the U.S. Coast Guard is undertaking a large-scale study of government, commercial and pleasure boat traffic up and down the Atlantic coast. While the Coast Guard routinely looks at vessel traffic on a port-by-port basis, the study that’s now under way is […]

  • 9 August 2011

    A proposal to build one of the world’s largest tidal power plants is back on the agenda for the Kimberley region of Western Australia, eight years after the project was abandoned because of cost blowouts. Tidal Energy Australia has reapplied for environmental approval for a project which it says would cost around $400 million. Managing […]

  • 23 November 2011

    This time next week Amsterdam will be a hive of activity for anyone interested in the offshore wind energy sector. EWEA spoke to Heiko Ross from Windreich to uncover what he thinks will be the hot topics at his session at EWEA’s OFFSHORE 2011 conference…  Why is offshore wind energy expensive compared to onshore wind […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Grid Connection

    DC Netz BorWin5 GmbH is seeking contractors for 2 separate windfarm projects – BorWin5 and DolWin4. BorWin5: System for transmission of electric power (approximately 900 MW) between offshore wind farms in the cluster BorWin and a grid connection point on land. In particular, the transmission power, the losses, the availability and compliance with the Grid […]

  • 28 January 2016

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has hired former senior adviser for offshore wind technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, Gregory Matzat, to assist in the development of large-scale wind projects. The New York state’s governor Andrew Cuomo recently committed to creating a USD 5 million New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, which […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Following the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to award up to $46.7 million of funding to Fishermen’s Energy, the company hopes that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will recognize the importance of its demonstration offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, which could be the first offshore wind farm […]

  • 1 October 2012

    Northwest Energy Innovations (NWEI) has announced the receipt of a competitive funding award from the US Department of Energy to deploy the WET-NZ device at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Hawaii. The project involves conducting grid-connected testing of the wave energy converter in Kaneohe Bay. The second generation, ½ scale WET-NZ […]

  • 10 September 2012

      The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has approved the converter platform “DolWin alpha” and the subsea cable system “DolWin1” for connection of “Borkum West II”,” MEG Offshore 1″ and “Borkum Riffgrund 1” wind farms to the grid. The approval covers the installation and operation of the converter platform “DolWin alpha” and the laying […]