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  • 4 June 2013

    Fred. Olsen United is one of those few players that plays a role in almost all aspects of the offshore wind industry and is able to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution. This diverse company has been active in the offshore wind industry since the early days and is now uniting capabilities to provide a single interface with the client. In 2007, installation […]

  • 7 June 2012

    Prime Minister David Cameron and the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg agreed a landmark energy partnership between the UK and Norway designed to secure affordable and sustainable long term energy supplies. The Norway-UK Energy Partnership for Sustainable Growth heralds closer collaboration between the two countries across a wide range of energy activities, including safe and […]

  • 23 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      AN ENERGY company developing a North Sea wind farm has signalled its commitment to local contractors by becoming the latest member of a networking organisation. RWE npower renewables, which is responsible for the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm project, has demonstrated a wish to meet suppliers across the Humber and Lincolnshire areas through its […]

  • 28 June 2013

    Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd. in Belfast, a Fred. Olsen related company specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, recently completed a contract to build the world’s first commercial offshore suction Bucket Foundations. Three Bucket Foundations have left the Harland and Wolff fabrication yard in the past months on board the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessel […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    SSE has disclosed its intention to narrow significantly the focus of its near term development plans for its offshore wind projects. Following the conclusion of a strategic review of its offshore wind development portfolio, the company decided to focus its efforts and resources on progressing the Beatrice project. Beatrice In view of the fact it […]

  • 10 April 2012

    Imagine an area 93km by 93km and then fill this area with 3000 wind turbines. Some of the turbine foundations will have only one hole penetrating in the seabed, some will have 3 holes penetrating and some will even have 4 holes. This is what can happen in an area the size of the Dogger […]

  • 6 October 2015

    The offshore wind industry is not really doing anything exceptional when it comes down to the basics. Wind turbine generators, WTGs, have been around onshore since one of the first electricity-generating wind turbines was built to power a holiday home in 1887 in Marykirk, Scotland. Offshore platforms were built in the early 20th century for […]

  • 19 August 2016

    Below, we bring an article on the UK’s offshore wind energy status and potential, written by Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough University, and originally published by The Conversation. In 1993, nine 300kW turbines were installed on the eastern pier at Blyth Harbour, near Newcastle on England’s east coast. One can question whether this […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 8 August 2013

    Offshore wind power is about as pure as energy generation gets. However, it is frustrating that statutory regulations in a key area, the deployment of novel vessels that service the industry, muddy these crystal waters. While a wind farm is rooted to the seabed, generating clean energy for decades to come, owners and operators may wish to transport their valuable project experience […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The UK currently has the largest offshore wind market in the world, with an installed capacity amounting to over 3.6GW, and a currrent development pipeline of up to almost 40GW capacity in the future. There are two development rounds in progress and an ambitious third round waiting to kick off. However, this third round is […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    Scotland’s Secretary for Economy Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, has written to the UK Government to discuss concerns over the progress of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) privatisation. “I am extremely disappointed with the approach that the UK Government has adopted around the sale of the Green Investment Bank, which has been characterised by […]

  • 10 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank may raise the price of loans to renewable energy projects to bolster capital as demand for funds rises, the bank’s climate chief said. “You could say that this year’s projects have to pay a bit more for next year’s borrowers, but it all goes back into the business,” Chris Knowles, head […]

  • 21 December 2015

    The UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has warned the Government that its proposed privatisation of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) must not go ahead unless Ministers can ensure that the Bank’s guiding green objectives are protected and strengthened. GIB invests on a commercial basis primarily in areas such as non-domestic energy efficiency, waste, and […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    After last year proved to be above expectations for HSH Nordbank’s Renewables business division, the bank wants to build on this success in 2013 and further expand the business. HSH Nordbank is one of Germany’s leading financiers in this segment. “We have supported about 20 new projects in the past year. The volume of our […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, has received assurances from the UK government that the strategic importance of the Green Investment Bank  (GIB) to Scotland will be fully considered as part of ongoing discussions around its privatisation. “The Green Investment Bank plays a unique strategic role in funding innovative and […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Together with the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), eleven of the world’s leading banks have committed to developing analytical tools and indicators to strengthen their assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities.

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Deutsche Bank plans to invest EUR 1 billion into a portfolio of high quality liquid assets in the form of Green Bonds. These will be held as part of the Bank’s Liquidity Reserve investments. Deutsche Bank has already made EUR 200 million in eligible Green Bond investments and plans for this portfolio to reach EUR […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Australian wave energy technology developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) have completed the country’s first wave energy financing deal by a commercial bank. CBA is providing a five-year, AUD 20 million loan facility as part of the financing required for the next stage of CETO technology development and commercialisation, the CETO 6 Project. […]

  • 1 August 2012

    As the Bloomberg writes, Lloyds Banking Group is ready to invest around GBP 333 million in renewable energy, out of GBP 1 billion grant to help implement the government’s Infrastructure Plan. Chris Heathcote, global head of project finance at the bank, said the bank is hopping to invest all the money within 18 months. The […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Kite Power Systems (KPS), the company developing kite power technology in Scotland, has secured GBP 2million equity investment from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

  • 18 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment

    A consortium comprising Macquarie Group Limited, Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has successfully completed the acquisition of the Green Investment Bank from the UK government for GBP 2.3 billion.

  • 14 March 2012

    The Association for Consultancy and Engineering has called on the Chancellor to use his budget to strengthen the green economy and expand the role of the Green Investment Bank. The UK is a world leader in offshore wind and the opportunity to maintain and enhance this position must be taken. With the welcome publication of […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK government has today launched the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) sale process to move the bank into the private sector. The transaction will involve both the sale of existing shares owned by the government and also the commitment of additional capital for GIB by new investors. The GIB sale process will involve […]

  • 25 June 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The government has pledged to back a Green Investment Bank in what should be seen as the most positive measure to come out of this week’s…   Jasper Cullen [mappress] Source: northerngasheating, June 25, 2010;