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7 April 2017 Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has found the application submitted by the Icebreaker Windpower Inc. for a certificate to construct the 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie not to be in compliance with certain chapters of the Ohio Administrative Code.

17 February 2017 Authorities

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the motion for preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the final ratification of a lease for a wind energy site off New York, provisionally won by Statoil.

15 February 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy will start the offshore construction at the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm off Cumbria next week with initial preliminary installation works on the seabed. The project, located next to the 367.2MW Walney 1 & 2 offshore wind farms, will be the largest wind farm in the world when built and is expected to be generating […]

15 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The European Commission has selected two new projects for funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) which will tackle the corrosion on offshore platforms and look into the development of multi-use offshore platforms. The first project, the North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy (NeSSIE), seeks to deliver new business and investment opportunities […]

10 February 2017 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., is expected to deliver a ruling on a motion for a preliminary injunction against the lease sale of 127 square miles of ocean off the coast of Long Island, New York, for wind energy development.

11 January 2017 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Training & Education

U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a workshop on Atlantic offshore wind activities and marine protected species. BOEM's Office of Renewable Energy Programs will host a three-day "Best Management Practices Workshop for Atlantic Offshore Wind Facilities" on 7-9 March. The workshop will discuss best management practices for preventing, reducing, and monitoring impacts […]

1 January 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

GeoSea Installs First Foundation at Galloper Offshore marine engineering specialist GeoSea installed the first of fifty-six turbine foundations at the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm on Wednesday, 28th December. Block Island Turbine Out of Action Until Second Half of February One of the General Elecetric’s (GE) Haliade turbines installed at America’s first offshore wind farm […]

26 December 2016 Authorities, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

One of the General Elecetric's (GE) Haliade turbines installed at America's first offshore wind farm will be out of action at least until the second half of February, according to a statement issued by Block Island Wind Farm's Fisheries Liaison, Elizabeth Ann Marchetti. The wind farm's turbine number two did not go online together with […]

22 December 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded the Peterborough-based Royal HaskoningDHV with an GBP 8 million contract to carry out environmental assessments for East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore wind farm projects. The contract is said to be one of the largest of its kind in the offshore wind industry. The team at Royal HaskoningDHV […]

12 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

The US Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing to hold the auction of the wind energy lease area off the coast of New York on 15 December, as planned. Namely, the wind lease sale was said to be delayed last week following a complaint filed to the federal court by fishing groups. However, BOEM […]

9 December 2016 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The auction of the wind energy lease area off the coast of New York has been delayed after fishing groups filed a complaint to the federal court yesterday, based on a concern about the impact a large-scale wind project will have on the access to prime fishing areas. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was set to […]

17 November 2016 Business & Finance

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) will launch its 20-point action plan to revitalise the UK coast in Parliament this afternoon. Called the Blue New Deal, the action plan identifies 20 priorities and outlines measures that could support up to 160,000 additional jobs and create GBP 7.2 billion of additional income in coastal Local Authorities.  Marc Stears, Chief […]

28 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

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 […]

28 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper have announced that 79,350 acres offshore New York will be offered in commercial wind lease sale in December.  “Today’s announcement not only marks another milestone for the U.S. offshore wind energy program, but also demonstrates how […]

1 August 2016 Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Clinton Marine Survey AB, on behalf of Nexans Norway AS, has started a survey for unexploded ordnance (UXO) along the Beatrice offshore wind farm export cable routes in the Moray Firth, Scotland, according to Brown and May Marine, the fisheries liaison for the survey. The UXO survey commenced at the end of July and will continue over a […]

13 July 2016

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has set up a new webpage that serves as a single point of entry for updates on Atlantic offshore renewable energy planning and leasing efforts. The webpage, dedicated to the commercial fishing industry, will provide users with status updates, charts and maps, and project-specific developer contact information for fisheries liaisons and fishery representatives. The fishing […]

4 November 2015

Tidal energy developments will provide a significant opportunities for the fishing sector in North Wales according to a recent Marine Services Supply Chain Study. Menter Môn is the third party manager for the Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone and commissioned the study in order to identify local supply chain opportunities. The findings of the study were […]

20 October 2015

Europe’s ocean energy industry will meet with key political leaders at a high level summit in Dublin today to present a game plan for commercialising the ocean energy sector. The summit marks the start of the two-day Ocean Energy Europe Conference & Exhibition. “With leading companies, world class research facilities and great offshore resources, Ireland […]

12 October 2015 Authorities, R&D

Plans to grow the Manx economy by harnessing the Isle of Man’s natural resources to generate renewable energy have taken a significant step forwards. The Isle of Man Government has granted a survey licence to a local company to explore the possibility of developing a tidal array on an area of the seabed off the Point […]

22 September 2015 Environment

Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership to monitor the ‘soundscape’ in UK waters. The Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has teamed up with Marine Scotland Science and the University of Exeter to analyse underwater noise data from subsea sound recorders located around […]

24 July 2015 R&D

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth- Review of Progress 2014 report has been published at SeaFest 2015. The report provides an update on key activities undertaken to the end of 2014 and focus for 2015. It sets out the work done in 2014 to implement the actions outlined in the Integrated Marine Plan. The Integrated Marine Plan identified […]

17 July 2015 R&D, Technology

SmartBuoy, an integrated marine data acquisition platform developed and operated by the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas, UK), is celebrating 30,000 cumulative days of deployment in its 15th year of operation. In addition to providing essential calibration and verification of satellite acquired marine data and ecosystem models, SmartBuoy is assisting the development […]

21 May 2015 Business & Finance

The Dutch maritime technology sector has had a good year. Turnover increased by 17%, from € 6.4 billion in 2013 to € 7.5 billion in 2014. The sector employed 31,680 FTEs, up from 29,361 in 2013. “Overall we see a nuanced picture, with ups and downs,” said Hans Voorneveld, chairman of trade association Netherlands Maritime […]

18 May 2015

Following the retirement of Mike Waldock in June of this year, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has appointed Rear Admiral Tom Karsten as the Chief Executive of Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). Karsten takes up the role, on leaving the Royal Navy, from 7th September. Karsten has a broad maritime […]

1 May 2015

BSI, a business standards company has published, together with Innovate UK, has published a guide called PD 6900 Environmental impact assessment for offshore renewable energy projects. The guidance was developed by BSI using a consensus-based approach, and has had input from key organizations such as RenewableUK, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Marine Scotland among others. […]

3 April 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline have announced over $1.6 million in federal funding from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program. Rhode Island Sea Grant will use the funds to continue work on the state’s Shellfish Management Plan. In […]