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Developing cross-border solutions in the offshore wind sector will be key to meeting the target set by the European Commission, said Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General for Energy at the European Commission.
Statoil's board of directors and Chief Executive Officer Eldar Sætre have agreed that Sætre remains the company's CEO after he turns 62 in February 2018, and will not use his contractual right to retire at that age.
Stephen Blaikie has announced that he will retire from his role as CEO at Bibby Marine Services at the end of November.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting on 3 October in Riverhead, New York.
The turbine installation phase on the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind project is nearing completion with 52 out of 54 Senvion 6.2MW turbines now installed in the German North Sea, according to Reetec, one of the companies involved in the project.
Vattenfall has gained the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm project as its newest direct marketing customer.
The first offshore wind turbine with Elisa technology is expected to be installed soon at Grand Canaria, the second most populous island of the Canary Islands.
Four out of five upper steel shafts have been lifted onto the gravity based foundations built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project at the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne in Newcastle, EDF Energy Renewables said.
On 24 April, the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst competition will open, making available up to GBP 13 million for highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market.
Today, 13 April, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will join the State of California in sharing information on current planning activities for possible wind development off the state's coast during a public meeting in San Luis Obispo.
DONG Energy's UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire will retire in June after 13 years with the company. Matthew Wright, who comes from a position as CEO of Southern Water, has been appointed to succeed Brent Cheshire and will become the new Managing Director of DONG Energy UK effective of 1 June 2017. Brent Cheshire was […]
Offshore wind could potentially be fully integrated into the market on a competitive basis in some European countries within the next decade, according to a new report published by the International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Technology Deployment programme (IEA-RETD).
What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.
Statoil plans to set up a competitive portfolio including new energy solutions with a focus on offshore wind, low carbon solutions, ventures and R&D.
German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) today issued an invitation to tender as part of the first competitive bidding process for offshore wind under which the bidders with the lowest offered prices will be awarded contracts.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has recommended more emphasis to be placed on floating foundations in order to access the best offshore wind resources in the UK and pave the way to subsidy-free offshore wind farms in 2050 energy mix. Floating platform solutions should be further derisked, as at the moment, investors and developers still favour […]
US Wind, which plans to build a large-scale offshore wind farm off Ocean City, hosted a third meeting for offshore wind supply chain companies in Salisbury, Maryland on 9 January.
Innovate UK will launch a new innovation competition that will also allow entries from offshore wind on 16 January. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to GBP 15 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in infrastructure systems. There are 4 priority areas: ‘smart’ infrastructure energy systems (including nuclear fission and offshore […]
Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, the company that merged with GL in 2009 and then as GL Garrad Hassan merged with DNV in 2014, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016. Garrad co-founded Garrad Hassan in 1984 and became President of GL Garrad Hassan after Germanischer Lloyd (GL) […]
French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea has started the so-called ''competitive dialogue'' procedure to select potential developers and define an area best suited for development of offshore wind farms off Dunkirk. Dunkirk is part of France's third round of tenders for the development of offshore wind selected for its favourable conditions and supported […]
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to GBP 15 million to deliver transformational innovations with potential for impact on the UK economy, after Innovate UK launched the funding competition yesterday, 5 December. The aim of the competition is to help businesses develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. Proposals should […]
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Office of Coastal Zone Management and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will host public information meetings to discuss recent and upcoming planning and assessment activities related to future offshore wind projects in federal waters off Massachusetts. Topics will include an overview of the state's new energy […]
A second Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) application has recently been submitted by a second developer in Maryland, USA, the Business Network for Offshore Wind reports. This application will compete with US Wind, who filed in an OREC application in February. The window for any additional applications will close on 18 November. At that […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified 14 companies as legally, technically and financially qualified to participate in the upcoming commercial wind lease sale of 79,350 acres offshore New York, including industry leaders such as DONG Energy, innogy and Iberdrola's Avangrid Renewables. The lease sale has also attracted EDF Renewable Development, Statoil Wind US, wpd offshore Alpha, Deepwater […]
Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public information meeting on the proposed 21MW Project Icebreaker offshore wind farm on 3 November, Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the developer of the project, said. LEEDCo has invited all parties interested in the project to attend this event and submit comments that will help the company prepare its certificate application […]
European Commission Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic met with 11 chief technical officers (CTOs) from the wind industry at the beginning of this month at the WindEurope Summit 2016 in Hamburg. CTOs from ABB, Iberdrola, Vestas, DONG Energy and Siemens presented Sefcovic with a new study on research and innovation (R&I) – known as the […]