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  • 16 January 2012

    “Oceanology International is a unique event; there is nowhere else where such a broad range of providers of technologies and users of technologies and the applications of technology come together,” says the event’s Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics; and Sector Director, Energy and Environment for the BMT Group. “It […]

  • 4 October 2012

    On 27 September, in the presence of 250 industrial players in the wind energy sector and a sizeable press delegation, the OWI Lab was inaugurated with the official opening of the climatic test chamber at Churchill Dock in the Port of Antwerp by Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters. Naturally, the focal point of the inauguration was […]

  • 27 October 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents […]

  • 3 November 2013
    R&D

    Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013. Written by J. Matthew Roney, Earth Policy Institute  Developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, expanding the world total by 20 percent in just six months. Fifteen countries host some 6,500 megawatts […]

  • 22 December 2015

    Transfers at sea have long been a problem and the safety of those involved is becoming an increasing consideration particularly because of the rapidly increasing numbers of people involved. The offshore wind farm owners and contractors alike have very strict H&S policies which other industries increasingly feel obliged to adopt as the renewable energy sector […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling”.  Mr. Tongue’s current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

  • 6 February 2013

    Offshore wind deals are happening and project developers that need money are getting it, but sometimes this is overshadowed by a cloud of negativity from banks and the utilities, which complain all too often that the project finance markets are broke or the regulatory frameworks insufficient.  Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director of Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, says: […]

  • 12 May 2016

    Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program.  The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]

  • 13 February 2014

    The announcement of the cancellation of the proposed Argyll Array on 11 th December last year, following on from similar news two weeks previously, concerning the Atlantic Array, in the Bristol Channel, both principally due to adverse ground conditions, has highlighted the critical importance of necessary, but ever-more cost effective, site investigation solutions for these […]

  • 25 July 2014

    The number of women working in the offshore wind industry might not be growing in proportion to the growth of the industry itself, but there is a significant minority of women who are to be found in the engineering related jobs and actually going offshore. Offshore WIND met Annelie Doedens who is one of this […]

  • 14 May 2012
    R&D

    MBARI engineer Andy Hamilton looks out his office window in Moss Landing and points at the waves crashing on the beach below. “Pretty impressive, aren’t they? You’d think there’d be a way to make use of all that energy.” Since 2009, Hamilton has led a team of engineers trying to do just that. Their goal […]

  • 19 January 2015

    With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries. Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Vessels

    To remind you of just how interesting the first half of 2017 was, the Offshore WIND editorial staff compiled a list of the most read articles published during first six months of this year. Even though the industry has been notably active since the beginning of July as well, our team has decided to set the time parameter to end with 30 June and thus provide a new overview in addition to our annual Offshore ReWIND.

  • 25 May 2010
    Environment

    With the aim of promoting the sound development of China’s offshore wind industry, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd (SIEC), a subsidiary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-council once again join forces to build Asia’s first professional platform focused […]

  • 16 October 2017

    Marine Energy Event, held on October 11, 2017, as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2017 in Amsterdam, gathered a great number of industry experts who discussed the latest in marine energy with a focus on conditions for commercial success which was also the topic of this year’s event.

  • 29 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      SeaEnergy, the energy ventures company focused on growing oil and gas and renewables businesses, today announces half year results for the six months ended 30 June, 2011. Commenting on today’s announcement Steve Romp, Executive Chairman, said: “SeaEnergy is in a strong position. Following the successful and highly value accretive disposal of SERL to Repsol, […]

  • 21 October 2015

    During the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015, Offshore WIND met with Yarco Hoddenbach, Business Analyst at Seaway Heavy Lifting. As the offshore wind market is maturing in Europe, we looked into how government is supporting the further expansion of the industry. Also, we bring you a glimpse of other regions with aspiration towards developing offshore wind. […]

  • 26 August 2012

    At first sight perhaps conventional shipping would appear to be the most obvious means of getting out to and supporting wind farm installations. A helicopter being employed on such slim structures as wind turbines with long blades does not seem to be the most obvious candidate. But nevertheless an industry has grown up that is […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jason Deign, for New Energy Update There is one subject that all commentators on the US offshore wind industry agree on: the sector is going to undergo rapid expansion over the next decade. What does provoke argument is the likely scale of this growth, and the relative importance of the factors that are going to […]

  • 18 June 2013

    Cost reduction is the number one priority for the offshore wind industry and operations and maintenance (O&M), representing about a quarter of overall costs, is a significant opportunity for delivering savings. As wind farms get bigger and are built further from shore, in harsher met ocean conditions, the challenge of undertaking O&M will become even greater. To illustrate this challenge, if today’s […]

  • 11 October 2012

    The bulk of the current plans for European offshore wind power are intended for construction in the relatively shallow North Sea. However, many European countries, including Portugal, do not border shallow seas. Their sea beds have steep descending slopes and much greater water depths not suited for current techniques. If a viable technique can be […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    David Martin, Director at Offshore Marine Academy (OMA) looks at where the skills gap lies within the offshore renewables sector and what the industry must do to ensure the gap is closed by the time Round Three construction gets underway. RenewableUK has said that the offshore wind and marine energy sector could support 88,000 jobs […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Authorities

    Pat Rabbitte, Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources this morning addressed the Irish Wind Energy Asssociation (IWEA) Conference with the following speech:  Thank you for your invitation to deliver the keynote address at today’s Autumn Conference of the Irish Wind Energy Association on the occasion of your organisation being in operation for 20 […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    SeaEnergy, an innovative energy services group, has announced half year results for the six months ended 30 June, 2012. In the Annual Report for 2011, SeaEnergy’s Chief Executive and Chairman have described in some detail the changes made to the  strategic direction and governance of the Company. In this Interim Report, for the period to 30th […]

  • 20 June 2011

      The primary use of wind power of relevance to climate change mitigation is to generate electricity from larger, grid-connected wind turbines, deployed either on- or offshore wind farm. Wind energy offers significant potential for near-term (2020) and long-term (2050) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. A number of different wind power technologies are available across […]