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THEMA Consulting Group, in cooperation with COWI and EA Energy Analyses, has conducted a study on offshore wind potential in the Baltic Sea and the barriers to its development. Carried out for the European Commission, the study identifies potential offshore wind sites and examines the impacts of different levels of both offshore wind deployment and […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to continue advancing renewable energy through an aggressive leasing program if the proposed USD 193.4 million Fiscal Year 2020 budget request is approved. Proposed by President Donald Trump, the budget request focuses on the execution of BOEM's plans for offshore renewable energy, offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing, […]
Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]
The UK-based engineering consultancy AgileTek has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Blue Wind Engineering to cooperate on expanding within the offshore wind industry in South Korea.
Spanish energy company Iberdrola has initiated a geotechnical campaign on the 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea.
New York power agencies and partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study of successful offshore wind transmission models with a specific focus on largescale European projects.
LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, has acquired a 70% stake in the French marine energy engineering company Innosea.
The Netherlands-based Pondera Consult and the Scottish Oldbaum have established a partnership dedicated to offshore and onshore wind measurements.
The Port of Rotterdam has joined the North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium, which has thus far comprised TenneT TSO B.V. and Gasunie from the Netherlands, Energinet from Denmark, and TenneT TSO GmbH from Germany.
Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]
Canada's Beothuk Energy has chosen Fugro GeoSurveys to carry out bathymetric and geologic compilation, hydrographic data reprocessing, assessment of stability and seismicity, GIS analyses of seabed morphology, and routing options for the proposed 180MW demonstration offshore wind farm in St George's Bay off Newfoundland and Labrador. The wind farm is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, off western Newfoundland and […]
The DNV GL-led WIN WIN (WINd-powered Water INjection) project, which gathered industry players from oil & gas and offshore wind sectors, including ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., Statoil, VNG Norge, PG Flow Solutions and ORE Catapult, is on the right track to make the best use of both offshore energy industries in a single project. The WIN […]
By Dr Ali Mehmanparast REMS CDT Manager The rapid growth of the wind energy sector relies on engineering know-how as much as it does on planning and regulatory changes. But the growth of the industry could be stunted if the sector doesn't get enough doctoral-level graduates able to deliver the innovations needed. Thankfully, the UK […]
The European Commission is due to publish its ‘winter package’ of Energy Union proposals tomorrow, which are likely to show that Europe is counting on gas imports to improve its energy security, despite the fact that domestic renewable energy and energy efficiency are the most effective ways of doing so, according to World Wildlife Fund's European […]
The Guidance for the tidal energy industry on turbulence in marine environment, formulated from the TiME (Turbulence in Marine Environments) project, has been released. The project, funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Carbon Trust through the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) Array Technology Innovation Programme, was developed to improve the understanding of […]
Principia, a French engineering and software development company, has launched DeepLines Wind™, a finite element analysis (FEA) software for offshore wind turbines. The software results from joined development efforts of Principia and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), a public research, innovation and training center, active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Simulating the dynamic […]
During August and September 2015, Sound & Sea Technology, Inc. (SST) has managed and participated in the assembly and systems integration of the first Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) device for the U.S. Navy’s Kaneohe Bay Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Hawaii. Since May 2015, SST has been assembling and integrating components for the Fred. Olsen Ltd. Lifesaver Energy […]
To help DONG Energy gain a better understanding of the effects of wave loads on offshore wind turbine foundations including secondary structures, DHI has performed physical model tests and conducted numerical simulations to analyse wave-structure interaction. DONG Energy wanted to gain a better understanding of the hydrodynamic loading on wind turbine foundations with secondary structures attached and improve […]
A team of European experts, led by WavEC- Offshore Renewables (Portugal), has been awarded €3.450 millions in the scope of the European Commission’s competitive Horizon 2020 programme, to develop a new project – WETFEET. Using as a starting point the identification of the major constraints that have been delaying wave energy’s progress, WETFEET analyses key pressing issues (technical, economic, […]
With construction activities for the Rampion offshore wind farm slated to commence this month, DHI has announced that it performed an extensive Metocean assessment of the wind farm. DHI established an 18-year database of Metocean conditions at the site, including information on wind, waves, and tides, which are necessary for determining the design of wind turbine […]
New technologies in the last decade have shown slow but steady progress of ocean and sea energy power. About 30 tidal and 45 wave energy companies are currently at an advanced stage of technological development worldwide, many of them nearing pre-commercial array demonstration and others deploying full-scale prototypes in real-sea environment, according to a new […]
In order to reduce costs and increase competitiveness for offshore wind farm developments, Dong Energy wanted to be able to establish local certified MetOcean criteria in less than four months. To do this, they needed to establish MetOcean conditions for the structural design and operation of offshore wind turbines, substations, and related infrastructure. In close […]
Following yesterday's CfD awards, Regen SW, an energy-focused independent not for profit organisation that uses its expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector, issued an article that analyses offshore renewables sector: Two offshore wind farms have been awarded contracts in the first allocation round of the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) subsidy mechanism brought in under […]
With Denitsa Tineva recently joining German Renewables Shipbrokers, the company is now offering additional service of analytical market research. “Due to the rapid growth of the offshore market, market participants are increasingly required then to react quickly and adapt to the new market conditions,“ said GRS-Managing Partner, Matthias Mroß. GRS sees the potential of increasing demand […]
Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA), an organization supporting the development of Irish marine renewables, has issued a discussion paper on maritime infrastructure development priorities to support Ireland's future ocean energy industry. Ireland’s wave energy resource is off the west coast. It should be possible to support the development of the resource, at least at the southern […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the publication of its environmental assessment (EA) of proposed wind energy related research activities offshore Virginia. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) has submitted a research activities plan that describes the proposed construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning of the Virginia Offshore Wind […]