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  • 24 June 2015

    FORCE has released its second Environmental Effects Monitoring Report, containing summary information on data collected from 2011 to 2013. The report will be used to help design an enhanced program to monitor effects from tidal turbines deployed at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. “We need to understand what effects tidal technology may have […]

  • 21 June 2017

    Standardised working practices, regulations and shared resources for the UK and Netherlands would bring much needed savings and operational excellence in the “small basin” of the Southern North Sea, industry experts were told.

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Alstom is part of a team to receive a $47M grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for phase II of the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Advancement Project (VOWTAP) led by Dominion Virginia Power. This next phase includes the completion of Front End Engineering Design (FEED), installation and testing of two Alstom Haliade 150-6MW (megawatt) offshore wind turbines […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) has completed the supervision of the inter-array cable installation at the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

  • 18 May 2016
    Grid Connection

    PFISTERER, an energy transmission and distribution specialist, has started the onshore work for equipping the DolWin gamma converter station.  The 900MW DolWin gamma converter platform is currently being constructed as the third link within the DolWin wind farm cluster. PFISTERER is in charge of laying all high-voltage and medium-voltage cables, both within the platform and over the […]

  • 10 May 2016
    R&D, Vessels

    Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs) have increased in size in the last twelve months following the changes to the UK and German codes and regulations which allowed the vessels to be longer than 24-metre load line and to carry more than 12 technicians, and the trend is set to continue, according to Ed Dudson, Technical Director at […]

  • 21 December 2010

    Well more than 100 fishermen and their supporters turned out at the Portuguese-American Club Saturday night for the first Fishermen’s Night Out, a chance to socialize and compare notes about how to protect the rights of commercial fishermen in nearby waters. Hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard/Dukes County Fishermen’s Association, the event’s goal was to raise […]

  • 14 November 2012

    Redcar MP Ian Swales has expressed the Coalition Government’s commitment to the offshore wind industry. The Liberal Democrat MP met with Alex Dawson, Chairman of Energi Coast, close to the new Teesside Wind Farm ahead of the Government’s new Energy Bill, which is expected to be published before the end of November. Ian Swales MP […]

  • 27 June 2016

    TRG Wind, a wind turbine support company, has chosen Hull as the base for its European offshore operations.  The company has already added three technical staff to its team since opening an office at The Deep Business Centre earlier this month. Managing Director David Elcombe said the availability of experienced people plus the close links to the […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Louisiana-based Keystone Engineering Inc. will supply the engineering and design works for its patented Inward Battered Guide Structure, or “twisted jacket”, a wind turbine support structure for two of the three projects selected by the US Department of Energy to receive up to $47 million in US government funding grants over the next four years. Keystone’s innovative […]

  • 22 February 2012

    GREEN energy is set to change the landscape of Hull forever. With Green Port Hull and its creation of jobs, the city is standing at the forefront of the green revolution. An event has been held in Hull to help people understand what green energy means to them and how they can make changes in […]

  • 3 September 2014

     A leading wind turbine blade manufacturer delivered a 56 meter blade to the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center last week. The turbine blade will undergo rigorous testing at the lab that has the longest structural reaction floor in the U.S. According to UMaine spokesman Josh Plourde, the UMaine Composites Center is one […]

  • 27 May 2013

      Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts have promoted an anti-wind campaign in three Massachusetts newspapers on Thursday, writes State House News Service. Namely, those two business groups took full-page color ads in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Cape Cod Times, displaying words of warning and the phone […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Despite not winning federal government grant, a Cleveland-based non-profit group which plans to build a wind farm in Lake Erie is keen on advancing with the project. Although Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) did not qualify for the USD 47 million grant, the Department of Energy (DOE) gave LEEDCo USD 3 million to complete […]

  • 14 May 2013

    The governor of the Greek island of Crete Stavros Arnautakis met with representatives of the Russian company Ocean RusEnergy. The question of the possible construction of the first on the Mediterranean sea wave power. The island of Crete is interested in alternative sources of energy as tourism on the island is the main source of […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 20 March 2020

    The coronavirus is turning our daily lives upside down. Contact with colleagues, customers and suppliers has completely changed and many people are in isolation. One thing is certain; only together we can recover. Our editors can work “almost” as normal in this situation. From home the reporting continues as usual in combination with children who […]

  • 16 January 2011

    With an exciting battle between a brother and sister, the Breath of Fresh Air campaign’s ‘Tell a friend’-contest came to an end on 20 December 2010 midnight. Over 10,000 people have participated in the Breath of Fresh Air campaign since its launch in April 2010, adopting turbines all over Europe or voting for those their […]

  • 14 December 2012

    Sierra Club applauds new Energy Department investments in offshore wind projects. The Obama Administration’s Department of Energy announced investments in seven offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf and East Coast. Initially, each project will receive up to $4 million, and three projects could receive as much as $47 million each over four years. […]

  • 13 February 2012

    One year ago, DOE, in partnership with the Department of Interior (DOI), released the National Offshore Wind Strategy. The Strategy addresses two critical objectives: reduce the cost of energy through technology development to ensure competitiveness with other electrical generation sources; and reduce the deployment timelines and uncertainties limiting U.S. offshore wind project development. To realize […]

  • 18 May 2015

    Dalby Offshore’s latest addition to the fleet – a 23m jet vessel the Dalby Don – is on schedule for her launch in October 2015. The Don is the sister to the Dalby Swale delivered in June 2014 from Alicat Workboats. The Swale has worked on the Greater Gabbard and London Array offshore wind farms. Whit […]

  • 4 March 2010
    R&D, Technology

    The White House is seeking more than $12 million in the fiscal 2011 budget for a project to drive down the cost of electricity from shallow…   [mappress] Source: DOE, March 04, 2010;

  • 15 January 2016

    Investing in clean energy and thus reducing reliance on fossil fuels, especially imported, was one of the major points U.S. President Barack Obama focused on in his State of the Union address delivered on January 12. Obama said the country needs to accelerate the transition away from “dirtier” energy sources and increase its level of commitment in developing […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    US Department of Energy’s grant for the development of an offshore wind farm off New Jersey’s coast was celebrated yesterday on Steel Pier in Atlantic City. In May, Fishermen’s Energy Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW) project was selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as one of three projects that will receive up to $46.7 […]

  • 31 May 2012

    A tidal and wave testing facility that is currently under construction is expected to make testing of tidal prototypes easier. According to, the FloWave TT test center is being built at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. The facility will contain the first water tank in the world capable of simulating waves of […]

  • 15 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US President-elect Donald J. Trump yesterday announced his intent to name former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which resulted in mixed response from the renewable energy sector.  Some have voiced their concerns about Rick Perry heading the DOE and thus adding another member to the government to […]