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Kyushu University (President Setsuo Arikawa) has announced that it has established a new Department of Ocean Energy Resources with support from leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda). This new department will join the Graduate Faculty of Engineering at Kyushu University and will be supported by ClassNK for two years from 1 April […]
John Anderson, Director of Siting Policy at the American Wind Energy Association, commented today on the release by the Department of Interior of draft Wind Energy Guidelines and Eagle Conservation Guidance: “The wind energy industry shares the goals of the Department of Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service to responsibly site projects and protect wildlife. […]
The Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts has received a USD 15.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will be used for expanding and improving the infrastructure.
The Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, has applied for a USD 15 million government grant to make room for an increase in activities, including offshore wind.
Massachusetts State Representatives Sean Garballey and Marjorie Decker, and State Senator Jamie Eldridge have filed a bill that would commit Massachusetts to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind by 2035. The bill, An Act to transition Massachusetts to 100 per cent renewable energy, would require the state […]
Baltimore County, located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Maryland, has applied for a USD 26 million federal grant to support infrastructure upgrades at the former Sparrows Point shipyard to accommodate assembly, fabrication and shipping for the offshore wind industry. The grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation makes the case […]
Seawork Asia, held in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition ended successfully on November 6. The exhibition attracted 68 exhibitors from 12 countries and over 120 well-known brands were exhibited. UK Trade and Investment representative, Stewart Gorman, commented that Seawork Asia was of a high standard, in part due to the experience co-organisers had gained from […]
A research on an idea to develop a hybrid vessel for Digby County, partially powered by the tides, is under its way with a tidal energy developer from Nova Scotia Fundy Tidal Inc. leading the project. Greg Trowse, the company’s chief technology officer, confirmed this to The Chronicle Herald: “The evaluation is in the early […]
While South Terminal will be the first port built specifically to support wind industry shipping and fabrication, there are other ports in the region that can handle the massive components. According to the South Coast Today, Port of Davisville at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, is one such option. It offers two 1,200 ft piers, a […]
Holland & Knight announces that Daron T. Threet has joined the law firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office. He is a member of the firm’s Energy & Clean Technology Team. Threet focuses his practice on the permitting and development of complex energy infrastructure projects and has extensive experience in matters related […]
The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for a more integrated offshore energy sector which includes closer links between oil & gas and offshore renewables, including offshore wind. The new project, for which OGA secured a GBP 900,000 grant, will focus on the mix of energy sources and storage solutions necessary for […]
Virginia’s unique infrastructure and geographical advantages are key to developing 2GW of offshore wind by 2028 and turning the Commonwealth into a national leader in the growing US offshore wind industry during the next decade, according to a new report released by BVG Associates.
On 26 June, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources will hold a legislative hearing on a bill that would amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for a leasing programme for offshore renewable energy.
Dutch heavy transportation and lifting company ALE has lifted the second section of a telescopic tower of the first self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine at the Arinaga port, Gran Canaria. The works are being carried out under the Horizon 2020 Elisa/Elican project, which will result in installing the structure with a 5MW wind turbine off Gran Canaria next year.
An owner of a U.S. Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) needs a pipeline of at least 3,500MW of confirmed offshore wind projects on the U.S. East Coast to achieve a reasonable rate of return, a report by GustoMSC has shown.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly USD 32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for commercialisation and job creation.
Technip has hired Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) for the provision of transportation services for the 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park. Torgeir Ramstad, CEO of OHT, said: “This marks our entry into the offshore wind business, a market with enormous needs for logistical and transportation services. OHT has a long track record of providing a timely, predictable […]
U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has set aside over USD 8 million for two offshore wind-related projects. USD 3.57 million will go to a team led by the University of Virginia for the design of a 50 MW wind turbine featuring downwind morphing, expected to reduce blade loads and allow ultralight segmented blades. They will […]
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) has deployed its APB350 A1 PowerBuoy approximately 14 miles northeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The APB350 A1 contains an improved Power Takeoff (PTO) system compared to the APB350 that was deployed in 2011 in connection with the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Expeditionary Autonomous PowerBuoy (“LEAP”) Program and then redeployed in 2013 […]
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy highlights how the growth of the U.S. wind industry could lead to even more highly skilled jobs in many categories. The Energy Department’s recently released Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from wind through 2050. As […]
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars that the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is issuing its third open funding opportunity announcement, OPEN 2015, for up to $125 million. OPEN 2015 will support energy research and development projects from America’s top innovators […]
MMT Sweden AB and Reach Subsea ASA have jointly invested in developing a new special underwater tool for seabed mapping and pipeline inspection with the Norwegian ROV manufacturer Kystdesign AS. The potential market for pipeline inspection and survey in the North Sea is 2 Billion NOK yearly. This new remotely operated vehicle (ROV), called Surveyor […]
APM Terminals has signed a two-year, €5 million contract with Amsterdam-based NV Nuon Energy for the supply of environmentally-sustainable wind-generated electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment. The new deep-water terminal, scheduled to receive its first commercial vessel call later this month, will be the world’s first container […]
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 […]
United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton last week issued rulings against Cape Wind’s opponents in their four lawsuits that had challenged the project’s permitting approval by the U.S. Department of Interior. In his rulings, Judge Walton upheld the Department of the Interior’s review and approval of Cape Wind, a thorough and comprehensive permitting process […]
The offshore wind energy industry is growing and several European ports have prepared, or are preparing, to provide the necessary logistics and storage services and facilities related to different construction & installation, O&M, and production phases of this industry. The wind farms are getting larger and moving into deeper waters further offshore resulting in bigger […]