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EDF Energies Nouvelles and Enbridge have applied for funding with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the Saint-Nazaire and Fécamp offshore wind projects in France. EIB has not disclosed the total cost and the approximate amount of the proposed finance that the companies applied for. Saint-Nazaire is being developed by Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture of EDF EN […]
Floating offshore wind turbine Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, has started delivering electricity to the grid.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed agreements with compatriot Enbridge Inc. to acquire 49% of Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects – Hohe See and Albatros.
South Korean wind turbine manufacturer Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has ordered first 5.5MW electrical control systems from Massachusetts-based AMSC.
Wpd’s offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan’s Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according to Taipei Times.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have conducted a study showing that the large majority of the participants support offshore wind off the New England coast.
Palfinger Marine has secured a large scale order of 151 cranes in total for Trianel windpark Borkum II, Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms located in the German part of the North Sea.
The 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm entered full operation in October and has started receiving difference payments on generated electricity.
After the UK government awarded three offshore wind projects with Contracts for Difference (CfDs), RenewableUK and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult commented on the news, highlighting the major decline in the cost of offshore wind.
Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge Inc. will acquire 49.89 percent of the shares in the 112MW EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm project, while EnBW will retain the remaining 50.1 percent.
Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) has shipped out the last six transition pieces built for DONG Energy’s Walney Extension offshore wind farm.
Rentel NV has placed an order with Siemens for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The contract includes the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of 42 SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines and marks the first order of Siemens offshore wind turbines in Belgium. In April, Rentel NV and Siemens signed a contract for the supply and maintenance of 42 offshore wind […]
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper have announced that 79,350 acres offshore New York will be offered in commercial wind lease sale in December. “Today’s announcement not only marks another milestone for the U.S. offshore wind energy program, but also demonstrates how […]
Diamond Offshore Wind Holdings, part of Mitsubishi Corporation, Eneco Wind Belgium and Elnu NV have notified the European Commission of their intent to acquire a joint control over Norther NV, the developer and operator of the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm in Belgian North Sea. Eneco Wind Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of Eneco Holding, and Elnu […]
A paper on the evaluation of the feed-in tariff scheme for offshore wind farms in Greece using a Monte Carlo approach has been published in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. The paper investigates the profitability range of offshore wind energy investments in Greece, taking into consideration the uncertainties faced, which include technical, political, economic and regulatory risks. […]
Two offshore wind-related research projects will receive a portion of a EUR 10 million grant through the Investment for the Future program (EMR ITE 2015) launched jointly by France’s Institute for Energy Transition and National Research Agency (ANR). The first offshore wind-related project that will receive part of the funds is research into modeling the role of […]
CLS Offshore are continuing their recent pattern of success and growth through gaining the highly regarded CE Marking Certification. Currently, the construction industry is facing one of the most significant changes faced for a decade, as CE Marking of construction products becomes mandatory in all Member States throughout the European Union and the European Economic […]
Siemens will organize its own side event at the Global Offshore Wind 2014 in Glasgow. The Siemens Reception will be held on June 11, at the end of Day 1 of the offshore wind conference. Siemens will host the reception at its stand (number 84) in the exhibition hall, giving attendees the opportunity to catch […]
Dong Energy announced that the London Array Phase 2 is not proceeding, while Forewind stated that the capacity of Dogger Bank is being scaled back. Reacting to these announcements, RenewableUK’s Director of Offshore Renewables, Nick Medic, said: “The overall project pipeline for UK offshore wind is still healthy, although obviously it’s disappointing when projects don’t […]
Recent graduate Katie Musgrave is playing a leading role in a young company’s pioneering scour protection technology thanks to the direct support of her university. Katie became product engineer with Scour Prevention Systems only a month after graduating with distinction from her Masters in Energy Engineering with Environmental Management at the University of East Anglia […]
Renewable energy – such as wind – is only competitive thanks to generous UK Government subsidies. Those subsidies are paid for by consumers through higher household energy bills. The TaxPayers’ Alliance can reveal that, even based on conservative projections, those subsidies will rise from just under £2 billion this year to over £5 billion by […]
In the following article, Phil de Villiers, Head of Offshore Wind at the Carbon Trust, looks at why the UK offshore wind industry must embrace cost reduction to reduce uncertainty: It’s been a busy few weeks for the UK’s offshore wind industry. David Cameron provided a welcome boost by generating some long overdue positive headlines […]
The first transition piece (TP) was grouted at the DanTysk Offshore Wind Farm on location DT01 on the 1st of May. Since the Seafox 5 first entered the DanTysk field it has been too cold for the installation of the TPs. Monopiles have been left standing, just barely visible above the waters surface. For the installation of the TPs, grout (concrete) has […]
Pavol Bauer (UHD, Electrical Power Processing section) received subsidies from the top sector Energy for a grand total of three projects. The total subsidy of the projects amounts to one million euros for research and half a million euros for components and equipment. It concerns research on Integrated Offshore Electricity Infrastructure, Electrical Vehicle Supported PV […]
Anholt Offshore Wind Farm has generated so much traffic and growth that DONG Energy has been awarded a ’Baltic Trendsetter Club’ certificate, an award granted annually by the Baltic Transport Journal. The award goes to Anholt Offshore Wind Farm as the infrastructure project in the Baltic region that has had the greatest positive impact on […]
A sensing instrument which can measure ocean parameters such as sea surface roughness has been developed by experts at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL). In its more familiar usage, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System – also known as GPS) pinpoints the geographic location of a user’s receiver anywhere in the world. However, in this small […]