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4 March 2013 Technology

The ability of the Parat electrode boiler to manage fluctuations in renewable energy sources rapidly has brought swift uptake in Denmark since 2011. As the Norwegian company launches in Germany, Parat reflects on the promise its solution offers to efficiency in Europe’s smart electricity grids. Germany’s appetite for renewable energy dwarves other European states, accounting […]

12 February 2013

Offshore renewable energy is evolving rapidly, with offshore wind being one of the pioneer sectors. Energy generated from offshore wind farms needs an efficient transmission system of subsea power cables to connect to the onshore network. Energy transmission networks can form the most expensive components of offshore wind farms. Setting aside the actual manufacturing and installation costs, the potential costs related to a […]

6 February 2013 Business & Finance, Technology

Wind will be at the centre of Europe’s power needs, meeting 50% of electricity demand by 2050, Robert Clover from MAKE Consulting said on February 4. Moreover, “after 2020 wind is the cheapest technology, it is scalable and it has minimal water requirements,” he added. Speaking at EWEA’s 2013 Annual Event in Vienna, Clover said […]

31 January 2013

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will present its state-of-the-art range of products and services for the wind power industry at the 2013 edition of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Annual Event, that will take place in Vienna (Austria) from February 4 to 7, hall B, booth […]

24 January 2013 Authorities, Grid Connection

Mainstream Renewable Power, the global wind and solar company set up by Eddie O’Connor, which is behind the 5,000MW Energy Bridge export plan, has welcomed today’s Memorandum of Understanding between the British and Irish governments to export Irish wind power to the UK. Commenting on the signing, Mainstream’s Chief Executive Eddie O’Connor said: “Today is […]

9 January 2013 R&D

DNV KEMA has analysed changes in Europe and the impact on the Norwegian electricity market. The study is based on ‘Roadmap 2050’ and ‘Power Perspective 2030’ commissioned by the European Climate Foundation (ECF). DNV KEMA has conducted further analysis and simulated three scenarios. “The energy and power situation in Europe is changing. What opportunities and […]

18 October 2012

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Cable, has received a newly refurbished DP2 cable laying vessel under a long term charter agreement from the vessel management company Meriaura. The vessel M/V Aura has been refurbished to the exact specifications of NSW and will greatly enhance its ability to install subsea energy cable. […]

1 October 2012

A few months ago Spanish energy giant Iberdrola was crowned the world's largest wind energy developer with an operating portfolio of more than 14,000MW. The promotion of offshore wind energy is a key platform for Iberdrola's future growth plans. Iberdrola's Offshore Business Division, based in Scotland with offices in London, Berlin and Paris, is busy […]

12 June 2012 Grid Connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is showcasing its capabilities and several innovative technologies for future grid integration of offshore wind power, at the Global Offshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in London, from June 13-14, 2012. ABB is also the core sponsor of the event. Offshore wind integration projects are extremely complex as […]

26 April 2012

The DNV KEMA headquarter for Asia Pacific in Beijing will be headed by COO Bjorn Tore Markussen, and has ongoing operations in Korea, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Mr. Markussen comes from the position as Managing Director of DNV’s Clean Technology Center in Singapore. There will be close cooperation with the Clean Technology Center. […]

23 April 2012 Grid Connection

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to supply an AC (alternating current) power transmission link connecting Nordergründe, an offshore North Sea wind farm, to the mainland grid in Germany. The order was booked in the first quarter. The link has a […]

19 April 2012 Grid Connection

Global Marine Energy Ltd., the largest independent provider of subsea power cable installation, maintenance and related engineering services worldwide, has invested in the refit and development of Cable Enterprise, a barge built specifically for the installation of power cables for offshore wind farms. Cable Enterprise, which will be officially launched in Middlesbrough in the North […]

11 April 2012 Grid Connection

As energy cost reduction has become a buzzword in the renewables industry and a hot topic during European’s major wind fair EWEA 2012 starting from April 16, ABB brings to this event its complete wind portfolio as well as latest technologies to address the issue. One of the highlights of ABB’s booth is its offering […]

10 January 2012

  Progress is lagging behind the Crown Estate's intended timescales for Round 3 of the UK's offshore wind programme. Why is this so and what can be done to put Round 3 projects back on track? The UK is currently the world leader in the generation of offshore wind energy thanks to the first two […]

5 January 2012

In recent times, the attention of project developers, policy makers and energy regulators has started shifting towards the construction of (transnational) large scale far offshore wind farms. This is due to their advantages over conventional energy production facilities, being larger in scale, inducing economies of scale; offering less nuisance related to visual or noise pollution […]

3 January 2012

Delegates of the EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 conference in Amsterdam were left in little doubt that an offshore super grid has to be the way forward if European ambitions are to be realised. But while a super grid may be coveted by the industry, there are still a number of major hurdles to overcome. And if […]

3 January 2012

Jim Gordon explained how the SJC decision to uphold the approval of the Cape Wind contract with National Grid helps propel the project forward. „I think big wind means that there is huge offshore wind resource right off the coast of Massachusetts that we can tap for greater energy independence, more stable electric costs, new […]

11 November 2011

PLANS for a huge wind farm to be built off the East Yorkshire coast have been unveiled to the public reports the Grimsby Telegraph. With the firm behind the scheme promising hundreds of jobs to people in North East Lincolnshire if the scheme goes ahead. Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures are leading the […]

7 November 2011 Grid Connection

  While the high-voltage submarine cable sector remains a niche market, underwater power transmission is becoming more prevalent in the infrastructure plans of countries around the world. The current push for more readily available renewable power has created new opportunities – for grid interconnections and connecting offshore wind farms to nearby landmasses, for example – […]

7 November 2011

Narec was successful in its bid for the second phase of Regional Growth Funding (RGF). Narec will manage the £11 million Wind Innovation Programme, which includes match funding from the private sector to the order of £5 million, to bring together offshore market leaders with world-class technology providers and academia in the UK.  Andrew Mill, […]

20 October 2011

The high-voltage submarine cable market is, by all definitions, a niche market with few purchasers and even fewer manufacturers and installers. The demand for these products is rapidly moving beyond the traditional role slotted for high-voltage submarine cables, connecting islands to nearby national grids. The usage of high-voltage submarine cables for grid interconnections and connecting […]

3 May 2011

  Nordic Yards, manufacturer of technologically sophisticated and innovative special ships and maritime structures, commences production today on BorWin beta, the first self-righting offshore transformer platform in Germany. In the presence of the Minister President of the federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Erwin Sellering, the Minister for Economics, Labour and Tourism of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Jürgen […]

20 April 2011 Operations & Maintenance

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm is under construction on sandbanks approximately 25 km off the coast of Suffolk in the UK and is due for completion in 2012. It has a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) making it the world’s largest offshore wind farm once it becomes operational and Siemens Energy is supplying the 140 […]

5 April 2011 Technology

At this year's Hanover Fair Siemens Energy presented smart, eco-friendly solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution. The highlights included a new 2.3-MW gearless wind turbine for low wind speeds, solutions for the connection of offshore wind farms to the grid using high-voltage direct-current transmission technology (HVDC) as well as a charging point, which can […]

11 March 2011

Meewind, an investment fund, will invest EUR 150 million in the BARD-Nederland wind farm, the largest renewable energy project in the Netherlands. Willem Smelik, director of Meewind, and Michael van der Heijden, managing director of Typhoon Offshore and responsible for financing the wind farm, announced this today after signing a cooperation agreement. “This wind farm […]

24 February 2011 Grid Connection

Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy, based in Fredericia, Denmark, to supply the submarine cables and related accessories for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. The order, worth around 30 million euros, also includes the installation and commissioning of the cables. Roughly 160 km of medium voltage […]