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Topaz Energy and Marine's newbuild subsea vessel Topaz Tangaroa has arrived in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, after completing its first offshore wind work. According to DHSS, the vessel has just finished work on the 370MW Norther project in Belgium and is preparing for deployment on the next offshore wind farm. At the beginning of the year, Topaz Energy […]
A consortium led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has secured funding from Interreg North West Europe to test Saipem's floating wind technology offshore Ireland. The Accelerating Market Uptake of Floating Offshore Wind Technology (AFLOWT) project is expected to demonstrate the survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind. Under the EUR 31 million project, a floating wind turbine […]
Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]
Vattenfall's Wind division posted an underlying operating profit of SEK 1.9 billion (EUR 182.5 million) in the first nine months of 2018, a 153% increase compared to SEK 752 million reported for the same period in 2017. The increase was largely attributed to additional capacity, as well as positive price and currency effects. Vattenfall’s latest capacity […]
Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.
Crown Estate Scotland today (21 May) unveiled its proposals for leasing seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in Scotland's waters from late 2020s onwards.
Wind turbine number three and foundation number five are being installed on the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, with the northern cable installation also ongoing, Vattenfall, the owner and developer of the wind farm said.
By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty. But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]
A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-East Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was installed on Monday, 09 April, for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
The UK Government statistics for 2016 have shown that the number of people employed in Scotland's offshore wind sector increased by 300% and equaled 2,000 employees.
According to the latest statistics released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 2016 ended with a total of 14,081MW of offshore wind capacity in the world, 12,471MW of which has been installed in Europe.
Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]
Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled "Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling". Mr. Tongue's current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]
On 29 October 2014 the Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference (OWIM) in Amsterdam will be the place to meet the international offshore wind community. The fifth OWIM Conference addresses the multiple challenges associated with solid future industry growth. This year’s conference theme - In search of solid foundations – hints at the cautiousness players in the wind […]
Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd was granted planning permission for its onshore work for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). In November last year, Aberdeenshire Council refused the planning permission for two substations, access road and installation of an underground cable between the substation compound and Mean Low Water Springs. The council said that […]
Following the announcement by the Chinese government on feed-in tariff for offshore wind earlier this month, Fliss Jones wrote an article about it. Jones is a part of DNV GL, company which became one of the leading global providers of services for managing risk after a merger in September 2013. China’s offshore wind tariffs announced last week […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) have today announced that they are merging to form a national champion for the development and cost reduction of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy across the UK. The move will see the world-class research, development, demonstration and testing facilities of Narec […]
The Scottish Court of Session has rejected Trump's objection to a planned GBP 230 million offshore wind farm. The U.S. billionaire claims that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeenshire would ruin the view from his golf course at Menie. Lord Doherty said that he was “not persuaded that it could be fairly […]
Members of European, national and regional parliaments have signed a Joint Declaration on the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) expressing the need for a stronger cooperation among the 10 NSCOGI countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom). As the parliamentarians point out in their Joint […]
SgurrEnergy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) in Beijing yesterday as part of a research collaboration into wind turbine power characteristics and design improvement. This collaboration marks the first research project by a notable Chinese university using scanning lidar technology to assess wind turbine design and performance […]
TÜV SÜD PMSS has announced that it is completing two important studies for RenewableUK. The first study will investigate the state of preparedness within UK Government departments, statutory advisers and key stakeholders to meet the projected three-fold increase in capacity of offshore wind consent applications from 2015. The successful path through the regulatory system is […]
Specialist overwater drilling and marine construction contractor Fugro Seacore is building a powerful pile top drill, the T120, for the offshore wind farm market to assist with monopile installations of up to 8 metres diameter. Their current big drill has 90 tonnes of rotational torque; the new one will have 120 tonnes. This new addition […]
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has joined labeling organization WindMade as a working member, with a view to contributing to the development of a new overarching renewable energy consumer label. WindMade is a global consumer label for companies that use wind energy and other renewables, which is backed by the […]
Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt AM has visited the proposed site for Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, ahead of its deployment next year. Backed by EU funds of almost £8 million and pioneered by Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd, the DeltaStream device will use tidal flows to generate clean electricity for […]
IBERDROLA and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), are jointly developing a major R&D&I initiative known as the 'Sedar Project (High Resolution Wind Simulation)'. SEDAR is an innovative project aimed at developing a new computer model to improve estimates of electrical energy production in windfarms before their construction. Current models have […]
The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has established a £2.8 million public-private initiative to support SMEs in the North East of England to move into the rapidly developing offshore wind and marine renewable energy supply chain. The Renewable Energy Technology Accelerator (RETA) project will launch with three new collaborations, involving companies developing innovative technologies to […]