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  • 23 December 2010

    DONG Energy and Siemens Wind Power (”Siemens”) have entered into an agreement under which Siemens will supply test turbines for research and development purposes to DONG Energy.The agreement is part of DONG Energy’s establishment of a new demonstration programme for offshore wind turbines. Siemens will supply two newly developed 6.0 MW offshore wind turbines.Besides generating […]

  • 8 December 2010

    Power conversion specialist Converteam and SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) have entered into an agreement to jointly develop innovative fully direct current (DC) technologies to reduce total cost of ownership of offshore wind power generation and distribution by 10-20%. The partners aim to demonstrate the benefits of Converteam’s advanced DC technologies (4) in the reduction […]

  • 6 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    New Jersey is far out in front of other East Coast states with its plans for offshore wind power — and could become a front line in the gathering political battle between old and new energy industries. Four proposed projects would build up to 1,750 megawatts of wind-driven power off New Jersey. One early demonstration […]

  • 6 December 2010

    In May 2006, the Danish Government presented a report on promoting environmentally effective technology and established a number of innovative partnerships. The partnerships intend to strengthen public-private cooperation between the state, industry, universities and venture capital to accelerate innovation for a number of green technologies. The partnership for wind energy is called Megavind. Megavind’s vision […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Leading international renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has been appointed as the environmental impact assessment (EIA) co-ordinators for the offshore elements of the Narec Offshore Wind Demonstrator Scheme after a competitive tendering exercise run by Turner and Townsend on Narec’s behalf. The Demonstrator will be located offshore from Narec’s Blyth headquarters, and will enable turbine […]

  • 26 November 2010

    REpower to deliver 48 turbines of the 6M type for phases 2 and 3 Biggest project financing in the offshore wind industry Installations planned for 2012 and 2013 respectively REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) and the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power have signed a contract agreeing the delivery of 48 wind energy turbines of […]

  • 26 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    C-Power is pleased to announce that it has closed the financing of the second and third phases of the offshore wind farm on the Thornton Bank (located about 30 km in the North Sea off the Belgian coast). A group of 7 commercial lenders: KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale, KfW Ipex-Bank, Commerzbank, Dexia and ASN Bank […]

  • 17 November 2010

    ABB Power Systems UK has become the first engineering company to use cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) technology to showcase an example of critical energy infrastructure. Among the first people to try out the new animation were Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne. Produced by leading […]

  • 11 November 2010

    Floating wind turbines producing at least 20 MW each: this is the vision that is to be explored in an exciting new collaboration between DTU and international partners from both industry and the research community. The 4-year project called DeepWind has a €3m grant under the European FP7 programme for future emerging technologies. DeepWind was […]

  • 10 November 2010

    Statoil has resolved to concentrate even more strongly on offshore wind turbines as part of its strategy for renewable energy. This decision reflects the strong international growth in this segment, combined with the group’s unique offshore experience from the oil and gas industry. As part of its commitment to marine turbines, the group will make […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 October 2010
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    Narec, the national centre for the UK dedicated to advancing the development, demonstration, deployment and grid integration of renewable energy and low carbon generation technologies, is developing an offshore wind farm site in the North Sea comprising up to 20 pre-consented “pods”, at which tenants may deploy their prototype or pre-commercial turbines and foundations. As […]

  • 22 October 2010

    Solve the problem of accessing wind farms 160 km offshore and you could land a £2billion opportunity. Offshore wind farms are in the right places to capture wind resource but challenging to access for operations and maintenance. So we need solutions for transporting and transferring personnel and equipment to turbines in far-shore sites around the […]

  • 29 September 2010
    R&D, Technology

    Carbon Trust launches global challenge to improve access to offshore wind turbines and improve Round 3 economics The Carbon Trust today launched a global competition to find world-leading solutions to the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely from boats to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in 3 metre wave heights. The project […]

  • 13 September 2010

    In a joint project with other companies and organisations, the energy company is working on the development of an international R&D station off the Catalan coast to carry out research into offshore wind energy. GAS NATURAL FENOSA has signed an agreement with the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) to develop and build an international […]

  • 3 September 2010

    Today the Maine Public Utilities Commission announced the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for off-shore wind and tidal renewable energy projects. During its 2010 session, the Maine Legislature passed a law based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Ocean Energy Task Force designed to facilitate the development of such off-shore wind or tidal […]

  • 20 August 2010

    Fishermen’s Energy is coming to Atlantic City and will more than likely have employees and offices in Gardner’s Basin. This is the company that will develop six wind turbines 2.8 miles off the coast of Atlantic City as a demonstration project.

  • 3 August 2010
    Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Blyth will host a major renewable energy festival in mid August aimed at bringing the renewables agenda to the wider community on a mass scale and showcasing the growing cluster of sector organisations around the Blyth estuary. Organised in conjunction with Northumberland County Council, Blyth Renewables Festival 2010 has attracted one of […]

  • 21 July 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    A testing field for offshore wind turbines may be in the future for Virginia. Such a demonstration center could pave the way toward making… (newsadvance) [mappress] Source: newsadvance, July 21, 2010;

  • 11 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    Today, the outgoing Economic Affairs Minister Van der Hoeven granted funding of €19.5 million for the Far and Large Offshore Wind (FLOW) innovation project. The subsidy matches the same level of funding previously announced by the companies in the FLOW consortium. The budget will be spent on the first phase of the FLOW project. This […]

  • 8 June 2010

    The World Bank launched two new reports on wind power today. The reports, titled “Regulatory Review of Offshore Wind in Five European Countries” and “Strategic Guidance,” present examples and options for consideration by China in meeting the challenges of offshore and large scale onshore wind power development. In recent years, China’s achievements in wind power […]

  • 28 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

    Postgraduate student Nathalie Kolasa who is currently studying for an MSc in Management at the Ashcroft International Business School (AIBS) at Anglia Ruskin University has secured a research project with a difference – she is set to work with the London Array offshore wind farm project. Nathalie approached the London Array project and has successfully […]

  • 25 May 2010

    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 […]

  • 26 March 2010

    GE announced yesterday plans to invest approximately €340 million to develop or expand its wind turbine manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in four European countries—the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Germany—signaling GE’s deep commitment to the promising European offshore wind sector. “Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for […]

  • 19 March 2010
    Training & Education

    Yesterday, David Kidney MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Helen Goodman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Work and Pensions, attended an event at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland to officially open a new 27 metre high training facility – the UK’s first Wind Turbine Training Tower. […]

  • 26 February 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Andrew Mill, CEO of Narec, responds to the announcement by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of an £18.5 million grant to fund an offshore wind test site at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland: “We very much welcome this funding award and the continued support we have received from Central Government and Regional Development […]