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26 March 2015 Business & Finance

Since entering the renewables market, H&Askham has been extremely active at a number of GROW:OffshoreWind events, taking full advantage of the advice and strategic support available. Claire Cooper, Business Development Manager, said: “Over time, the programme has really picked up momentum and become increasingly more useful for us as a business. The events hosted and facilitated […]

8 January 2015 Authorities

The Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Isle of Wight Council (as Local Planning Authority) for permission to construct and operate a tidal energy demonstration site off St Catherine’s Point to the south of the Isle of Wight. If consent is granted, PTEC will be the first […]

2 December 2014 Grid Connection

SSE’S networks business, SHE Transmission, has awarded £460million contract for the 1.2GW subsea cable system to engineering firm ABB Limited. The contract is part of the Caithness to Moray Transmission Project, the vital new subsea link which will allow more renewable energy to join up to the network in the north of Scotland. It is Scotland’s largest […]

13 November 2014 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

After successful testing, grid operator TenneT and Siemens have now initiated the trial run of the BorWin2 direct current link. After several weeks of trial operation, the grid link will be able to go into controlled operation in the first few months of 2015. With a transmission capacity of 800 megawatts (MW), the BorWin2 grid […]

28 October 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

ABB has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to design, engineer, supply and install an Alternating Current (AC) power transmission cable system that will connect Butendiek, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high voltage direct current) converter platform SylWin alpha. The cable will link […]

13 October 2014 Grid Connection

Drydocks World has signed an agreement with Petrofac to build the BorWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform in the North Sea, named BorWin gamma. When completed, this will provide an essential renewable offshore resource to meet increasing energy demands. Drydocks World has successfully secured the contract for the fabrication, commissioning and load out […]

22 September 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

Prysmian Group will showcase its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the wind power industry at the 2014 edition of the WindEnergy Hamburg event in Hamburg (Germany) from September 23 to 26, hall A1 booth 122. Long term growth perspectives in the renewable sector and business development strategy have taken the Group to further […]

9 September 2014 Grid Connection

ABB has won an order worth over $800 million from Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc to provide the Caithness-Moray high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link, which will connect the electricity grid on either side of the Moray Firth in northern Scotland. This follows a favorable decision by Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity […]

2 September 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Internationally recognized experts with lifelong experience in the wind industry will be among the speakers at the 10 September conference ‘Advanced Testing of Nacelles’. The conference marks the opening of the LORC Nacelle Testing facility, which provides the world’s most advanced and realistic tests of offshore wind turbines. The conference will focus on realistic validation […]

26 August 2014 Grid Connection, Technology

At the Cigré conference in Paris, Siemens today presented the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current applications. Within the framework of the energy transition, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is gaining in significance as it allows low-loss transmission of large amounts of electricity over long distances. The new 320-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear […]

24 July 2014

The offshore wind energy industry has shown a considerable growth over the years which in turn has resulted in an increase in jobs. As the growth continues in the years to come so will the number of jobs. In the UK alone, there are 7,000 full time jobs in the sector, growing to a possible […]

9 July 2014 Grid Connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was […]

17 June 2014 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced financing of EUR 125 million for Toronto-based clean energy company Northland Power, the largest loan EDC has ever provided in the wind power sector. The financing will be used by Northland to purchase a 60 per cent ownership stake in Project Gemini, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in […]

16 May 2014

The ground-breaking ceremony for the onshore converter station took place at the Dörpen West site in Heede, Germany, yesterday. Representatives of Transmission System Operator TenneT, contractor Alstom and the mayors of the joint municipalities of Dörpen and Heede, together with local and regional politicians and public figures attended the event. The onshore station is a key […]

28 April 2014 R&D, Technology

Orion Energy Centre (OEC) has recently completed a project for one of its first commercial customers, Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. (RME), a US-based wave technology developer with headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.  OECs facilities and expertise will be used to carry out scale model wave tank testing on RMEs new ‘submerged flap wave energy converter’ - […]

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 […]

15 April 2014

Prysmian Group has been awarded a major project worth in excess of € 250 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT for the grid connection of offshore wind farms in Germany. The project involves supply, installation and commissioning of a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) 320 kV extruded submarine and land power bipole connection with […]

10 February 2014

Despite announcing a substantial divestment programme, which included selling off several onshore wind farms, Spanish energy giant Iberdrola is still believed to be the world's largest wind energy developer, with an operating portfolio of more than 13,830MW. In 2012, Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán, announced that its onshore wind assets in 'non-core' countries and other businesses […]

5 December 2013

German Renewables Shipbrokers presented their animation film about Offshore Brokerage. Following their company’s principle ‘Any Vessel Anytime’ GRS is able to provide all kind of offshore vessels due to their vessel database and worldwide network. The brokers from Hamburg combine detailed technical expertise with in-depth understanding of the needs and requirements of their clients in […]

19 November 2013 Business & Finance

MAKE – a leading strategic advisor to the wind power industry – expands its global footprint with the establishment of a Hamburg based branch office. This office will be managed and led by MAKE’s newly appointed Managing Consultant – Jean Huby – former CEO of AREVA Wind and an accomplished expert in the field of […]

21 October 2013 R&D, Technology

Siemens the world leader in offshore wind energy solutions is collaborating with the Newcastle University and offshore specialist ALE in an innovative offshore R&D programme. Focused on ensuring the future energy transmission needs of the offshore wind industry are met effectively, wave tank modeling is part of the wider Offshore Platform Reference Design (AC and […]

15 October 2013

With four decades of experience, and providing a wide portfolio of Operations & Maintenance services in the oil & gas industry, Fabricom Offshore Services B.V. is still a relative newcomer to offshore wind. But it has been taken by hand by sister company Cofely Fabricom - which pioneered the Offshore High Voltage Substation (OHVS) - and has adapted very quickly. The company, which is part of the Benelux Division […]

14 August 2013 Grid Connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has delivered the East West Interconnector to EirGrid, the Irish transmission system operator. The 500-megawatt (MW) transmission connection is the highest capacity link of its kind, based on voltage source converter (VSC) technology, to go into commercial operation. The interconnector establishes an important link between the Irish […]

12 August 2013

The Swedish port of Karlskrona is the home to the ABB High Voltage cables division. This is where HVDC and HVAC cables for the offshore industry are designed and produced since mid of last century. Today the infield and the export cables for offshore wind farms are part of the portfolio. The offshore cable installation works are also coordinated from […]

2 May 2013 Business & Finance

More than fifteen leading manufacturers of wind farm components and transmission technology met on April 30 in Tullamore to discuss the potential of setting up a local supply chain in the midlands worth at least 7 billion euro. More than 400 delegates attending the event hosted by Offaly County Council in partnership with Mainstream Renewable […]

17 March 2013 Grid Connection, Technology

Recent technological advances by leading engineering companies to improve the integration of renewable energy, especially wind energy, within Europe’s power grid by 2020, will bring a pan-European electricity grid closer to reality. Last year, the Swiss-based engineering company ABB announced the development of the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). “This […]