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  • 14 June 2016
    Grid Connection

    Prysmian has awarded MMT with a cable route survey contract for the COBRAcable, a subsea HVDC interconnector that will link the Dutch and Danish power grids. MMT will start working on the project this July, and will carry out the surveys with its own ROTV, ROV & survey vessels Franklin, Seabeam and Ping. The survey contract includes inshore and […]

  • 11 March 2015

    UK government body has closed an examination of the application for the project comprising up to 194 turbines capable of producing electricity for around 700,000 homes. The examination that started six months ago saw impact on tourism as the main concern. Bournemouth Borough Council is claiming 4,923 jobs would be lost while GBP 6.3 billion […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The Planning Inspectorate has announced that the application from Channel Energy Ltd for the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm has been accepted, by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for examination. The application for the proposed offshore wind farm was submitted on 14 June 2013 and the decision to accept the […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently looking into concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.  The MMO regulates development in the seas around England, this includes offshore wind farms construction with a capacity of up to 100 megawatts. The organization licensed DONG Energy to […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    SMart Wind’s application for Hornsea Project Two has been accepted for examination by the UK Planning Inspectorate. The Inspectorate now has approximately three months to prepare for the examination, during which residents will be able to register to become an interested party on the application. The Hornsea 2 offshore wind project has been proposed for an area approximately 89km […]

  • 5 August 2019
    R&D

    Xodus Group has begun investigating the integration of offshore renewables into localized energy systems off the Scottish coast. Commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland, the five-month offshore generation energy study will focus on two main areas, including project landscaping and the value case. “We are seeking to further understand the potential to communities across Scotland of utilising offshore […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Training & Education

    To improve the services towards their clients, Falck Safety Services in the Netherlands will be offering medical examinations at the training centre at the Maasvlakte-Rotterdam as of January 13th 2014. Delegates to an offshore, maritime or working at heights training can book a medical examination prior to the training. Recent medical examination is required for […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    A preliminary meeting of a panel forming the Examining Authority (ExA) for East Anglia Three’s Development Consent Order (DCO) application will be held on 28 June, to discuss the examination procedure. On 29 June, an Issue Specific Hearing will be held, relating to the definition of the project and draft Development Consent Order (DCO) matters. The application was […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The six-month examination of the Dogger Bank Teesside A&B development consent order application by the Planning Inspectorate concluded yesterday. Dogger Bank Teesside A&B comprises two 1.2 gigawatt wind farms located 165 kilometres from the UK coast at their closest point and is planned to connect to the national grid at the existing Lackenby substation near […]

  • 22 August 2014
    R&D

    Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd (MESL) has been appointed to undertake regional seabed monitoring, consisting of over 2,500 samples, on behalf of eight marine aggregate operators with licensed interests in the southern North Sea through a contract being coordinated by the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA).  MESL were identified as the preferred consultancy to collect, […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    A 4-year project investigating the benefits of a meshed offshore transmission grid has been launched recently under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Program, and is currently the biggest energy project within the program. A meshed offshore grid connecting offshore wind farms to land could provide significant financial, technical and environmental benefits to the European electricity market, […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination Ørsted’s application for the Hornsea Project Three Development Consent Order (DCO).

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The six-month examination of the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development consent order application by the Planning Inspectorate concludes today (August 18). The examination started in February this year and included one open floor public hearing and an additional nine days of issue-specific hearings plus two site visits to the proposed landfall and onshore cable route. The […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of Vattenfall’s application for the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Thanet Extension offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority informed that the findings, conclusions and recommendations from the examination will be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by 11 September. GoBe, […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Registration to become an interested party on the application for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, developed by SMart Wind, will close tomorrow, April 22.  During this pre-examination stage at the Planning Inspectorate, all those who registered can have their say on the proposal and comment on the views that other people have provided. Also, they […]

  • 5 April 2012

    According to EDP 24, the High Court ordered the Breckland Council to re-examine the decision to reject planning application for construction of a huge electricity substation, to be located 0.5km south of Little Dunham. As a result of resolute protests of the villagers, in October 2010 the Breckland councillors supported the voice of the people […]

  • 6 February 2012

    On 19 December, the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) confirmed acceptance for examination of a Development Consent Order application for Galloper Wind Farm – an up to 504 megawatt (MW) extension to the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm that is currently under construction – with much of the environmental assessment work completed by Royal Haskoning on […]

  • 18 January 2012

    The Infrastructure Planning Commission announced recently (Thursday 12 January) that it accepted for examination, an application from Able Humber Ports Ltd for proposed port facilities located at Killingholme, Humberside. It comprises the construction of a new quay approximately 1,320m long, together with associated onshore facilities accommodating wind turbine manufacture, assembly and commissioning. The application was […]

  • 10 February 2011
    Authorities

    Fresh on the heels of Barack Obama’s call for clean energy development in his latest State of the Union address, Secretary of Energy Steven… By John Romano (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, February 10, 2011

  • 20 September 2011

    In a letter sent last week to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Delaware Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons,… By Thomas Peracchio (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, September 20, 2011

  • 3 September 2015

    UK planning inspectors will host a meeting today about the plans to install 40-mile onshore cable. About 200 landowners would be affected by 60-meter wide trench which would host a cables connecting Triton Knoll offshore wind farm to the grid at Bicker Fen, writes ITV. “The preliminary meeting is procedural and it is for the […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Anyone wishing to register a relevant representation for Dogger Bank Teesside A&B now has one month to go until the registration is due.   Having accepted Forewind’s development consent application for the 1.2GW offshore wind proposal, the Planning Inspectorate has started its pre-examination phase in advance of the formal examination process. Organisations and individuals wishing […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has appointed the Examining Authority for Vattenfall’s application for the Thanet Extension development consent order (DCO).

  • 23 April 2015

    The German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) has renewed the accreditation of Deutsche WindGuard for inspection of wind turbines. Every five years, an accreditation must be renewed based on a fundamental re-examination by the DAkkS. “We see ourselves confirmed in our work,” said Jan Wallasch, Deutsche WindGuard. “Our reports are accepted without problems by all licensing authorities and insurers.” As part of […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd will have additional two months to decide whether or not to give DONG Energy the approval to build the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two wind farm after the deadline was extended to allow further examination on the project’s impact on marine life.  More specifically, the deadline was extended until 16 […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of the application for an order granting development consent for the 1.2GW East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm. The findings and conclusions arising from the examination, together with a recommendation from the Examining Authority (ExA) panel, will be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and […]