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12 October 2016

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 […]

4 October 2016 R&D

The Massachusetts Research Partnership (MRP) members have attended their first meeting at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), where a two-day workshop on offshore wind energy resource characterization was held. Representatives from the offshore wind industry, government agencies and universities came together to discuss the state-of-the-art in site characterization research and how to transition that science […]

22 September 2016

The US Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) is holding the Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting today at Virginia Beach to discuss the current status of activities offshore Virginia. Participation during the meeting will be limited to Task Force members only. Task Force is an intergovernmental group, including federal officials and elected state, local, and […]

20 September 2016 Authorities

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is hosting a public auction seminar in Raleigh, North Carolina, today to describe the format, explain the rules, and demonstrate the process of the auction for an offshore wind lease off North Carolina. Tomorrow, BOEM will hold a public information meeting in Nags Head, North Carolina, to provide an overview of […]

20 September 2016

Fugro has utilised its new track base unit in cable lay touchdown monitoring operations at the Rampion offshore wind farm. The unit, fitted to Fugro's work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), has been introduced to ensure highly accurate cable positioning during cable lay operations in strong currents. The unit ensures the continuation of operations in strong currents by enabling the […]

23 June 2016

Community leaders, elected officials and dozens of local residents attended two public hearings this week in Long Island where they reinforced the critical need for New York to invest in large-scale offshore wind to meet Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals. Notably, the Governor has committed to sourcing 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewables […]

14 June 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MaggHD™ magnetic crawler developed by Inuktun, a Canada-headquartered manufacturer of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and modular robotic systems, has recently delivered a wind turbine inspection of an 80m high tower in France. "When you consider the options for wind turbine inspection, the MaggHD really just makes the most sense. I’m convinced of that especially after this […]

23 May 2016 Vessels

On Thursday, 19 May, the last turbine was erected at the Gode Wind site in the German part of the North Sea from A2SEA's installation vessel Sea Challenger.  With all 97 Siemens 6MW turbines installed at the offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and Gode Wind 2, the project's total capacity of 582MW will deliver enough green […]

17 May 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Adwen has obtained the type certificate of its AD 5-132 offshore wind turbine awarded by the independent certification body DNV GL. The AD 5-132 has been designed and certified as special class, covering the most demanding offshore sites worldwide. This wind turbine is tailored for subtropical monsoon climates typical of Asian offshore markets and it […]

15 May 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Oil and gas offshore service vessel operators are becoming increasingly interested in the offshore renewables industry as their main market deteriorates; however, vessel operators that specialize in the renewables sector such as Chevalier Floatels have an edge over the new competitors in that their vessels are finely tuned to serve the renewables market with streamlined execution and cost-efficiency, Marcel Roelofs, the Dutch company's […]

6 May 2016 R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

An advanced spar floater built for the 14 MW Fukushima Forward floating wind farm demonstration project started its journey to the port of Sumoto, Awaji Island, on 2 May, where it will be connected to a 5 MW downwind turbine manufactured by Hitachi Ltd, and transported off Fukushima Prefecture for installation.  Following the mounting of the wind turbine to the 51-metre wide […]

6 April 2016

DNV GL has developed a standard for safe operations and service specification for certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines beyond their original designed lifetime. Taking into account the different perspectives and needs of operators, manufacturers and energy suppliers, DNV GL said it further developed its approach to extend turbine’s lifetime that has been introduced […]

18 March 2016 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Competitive tendering is cutting the costs for connecting offshore wind farms to British high voltage grid by at least £700m, according to new figures published by Ofgem today.  Maxine Frerk, acting senior partner, networks, Ofgem, said: “The figures published today show that competition is helping to deliver savings for consumers for connecting offshore wind.”   The […]

15 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Commitment by Massachusetts to develop offshore wind energy at a scale of 2,000 MW, combined with ongoing technology and industry advances, will lower previously projected costs for the clean energy source by as much as 55 percent in the next decade, according to a new study by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW). […]

15 March 2016 Wind Farm Update

The offshore substation for the 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm is almost complete and should be ready for load out by early April, Martin Zappe, the project's Technical Manager said in a video interview shared by Vattenfall. The substation is undergoing final onshore tests in Aalborg, Denmark, Zappe said. The video also explains the role of an […]

30 December 2015 Authorities, Environment, R&D

The U.S. Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management (BOEM) will hold three public scoping meetings in the first week of January to inform stakeholders of its environmental review process for the proposed wind energy development in federal waters offshore South Carolina. The first meeting is scheduled to take place on 5 January in Charleston, the second meeting will be held […]

9 December 2015 Technology

Paul Floren, Global Communication Leader at GE Power Conversion, said that technology innovation plays a key role in reaching global climate change targets, which are being discussed at the ongoing COP21 summit in Paris. Read the full article: With the United Nations COP21 meeting in full swing, all eyes are on global climate change targets […]

2 December 2015

The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold the first meeting of the BOEM standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy and mineral resources on Tuesday, December 8, at the historic National Academies building. BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper will welcome the new committee, whose members were selected through […]

21 October 2015 R&D

Floating offshore wind has the potential to deliver cost effective, secure and safe low carbon energy for the UK from the mid 2020s according to the latest insights report published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). With continued technology and supply chain development there is a clear and credible route to delivering commercial offshore wind […]

15 October 2015

With 658 exhibitors, 23,000m2 floor space and visitors representing 86 nationalities, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2015 (OEEC) was not only a big success, the event also grew compared to last year. A remarkable achievement in this turbulent and challenging year for the offshore industry. 11,865 visitors came to Amsterdam RAI to meet up with […]

23 September 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to hold a North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on October 7, 2015. The purpose of the Task Force meeting is to provide an overview of renewable energy planning efforts offshore North Carolina to new and existing Task Force members. Also, the Task Force will be […]

18 September 2015

Cape Sharp Tidal will hold four open house meetings over the next few weeks, in preparation for its upcoming turbine deployment. Cape Sharp Tidal, a joint venture between Emera and OpenHydro, plans to install two 2 MW tidal turbines at the FORCE test site and connect them to Nova Scotia's grid. Those who will be attending the meetings will get […]

14 September 2015

Alastair Brown, Commercial Manager of Alnmaritec in Blyth, Northumberland, has announced his retirement at the end of his career. With a family background in engineering, Alastair followed in his father’s footsteps to become an engineer, starting his working life as an apprentice draughtsman with Vickers-Armstrong Shipbuilding and Swan Hunter Shipbuilders in Newcastle. When he joined […]

9 September 2015 Grid Connection

 Advanced Global Energy and Dynamo Electrical have formed a new engineering company Inter Array Engineering. Inter Array Engineering will offer a OWF package for clients with services including all of the following, MV/HV/EHV termination and testing, fibre optic services, wind farm management, wind farm consultancy and full training facilities and packages. Both of Inter Arrays […]

4 September 2015

Nova Scotia start-ups have a chance to compete for up to $225,000 through Innovacorp's provincial I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition. The I-3 competition, finds and supports high potential, early stage knowledge-based companies, and encourages entrepreneurial activity across the province. "More and more people now see how empowering it is to be an entrepreneur," said Stephen Duff, […]

10 July 2015

Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH has signed a direct marketing agreement with Vattenfall for promotion of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm. The 400 megawatt (MW) Veja Mate offshore wind farm will operate 95 km North West from the island of Borkum and will be connected to the power grid via the existing Borwin 2 offshore […]