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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 […]
SeaEnergy PLC undertakes a study on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and Marine Scotland, into the potential demand for and use of converted fishing vessels to support the offshore wind industry. In support of the Scottish Government's policy of developing the offshore renewable energy capacity in Scotland while providing a sustainable future for the Scottish fishing […]
Vineyard Wind has formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which includes a direct passage through the middle of the company's 800MW offshore wind lease area.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has adopted a procedure designed to prevent impacts to commercial fishing gear from offshore wind energy activities.
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.
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 […]
Fishermen and business people from Kilkeel in Northern Ireland have teamed up and took advantage of the booming offshore wind and tidal energy industries. They formed the Kilkeel Collaborative Network, which represents fishermen and onshore service providers, and secured marine service contracts worth several millions of pounds (GBP) with offshore energy developers. Work that is […]
EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]
Today The Crown Estate is launching plans to conduct a new research study that will explore how the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters wave and tidal projects can proceed in harmony with local fishing activities, ensuring that local communities benefit from both industries. This study will be conducted in partnership with Scottish Government's Marine Scotland […]
As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced it is publishing a Call for Information and Nominations to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in three areas offshore North Carolina and to request comments regarding site […]
A pioneer in Grimsby's offshore wind energy industry has received one of the highest honours from his home nation. Kurt Christensen has been given a first class knighthood, recognising his continued work as a consul for the Grimsby-area, and also highlighting the efforts in an industry that the Scandinavian country is at the forefront of. […]
Seawork 2012 saw a number of major deals being done and several high specification craft being officially handed over. Seawork has become not only an efficient one-stop-shop for seeing what’s new on the market, specifying future requirements and placing orders but also the event of choice for exhibitors to showcase the work they have completed […]
“I was born and studied in Bremerhaven, but when I left in 1996, there were no career opportunities there”, says Ronny Meyer. BY the mid-1990s, the shipping and fishing industries that had traditionally dominated north-west Germany, where Bremerhaven is situated were dying, and there was felt to be no future. “The unemployment rate was very […]
At the EWEA exhibition in Copenhagen the alderman for Port Affairs, Kees Visser, has awarded the extension of the Visserijkade in Den Helder to Ballast Nedam. Reason for a festive moment in the Holland Pavilion. Alderman Visser and Mister Folkerts, director at Ballast Nedam, are pleased to hear that creating space for the offshore industry […]
The NFFO West Coast Committee has made substantial progress in establishing a working dialogue with the growing marine renewables interests in the Irish Sea, following a period of soured relations and misunderstandings. The Committee observed at its recent meeting in Morecambe on 29th March that a new era of dialogue had opened up. The […]
Moray Port could be used as a key base for offshore renewables industry, reports Press and Journal. Green Energy companies think that Buckie is appropriate to use potential of the 400 planned turbines. Buckie harbour consists of four basins which can accommodate vessels up to 80m in length and 4.2m draught at M.L.W.S. tides. It […]
DEVELOPERS are being urged to protect fishing grounds after the Government approved a wind farm off the East Yorkshire coast, reports the Hull Daily Mail. The wind farm, to the north of the Humber estuary, would be developed at Westermost Rough, five miles off Tunstall, near Withernsea. Developer Dong Energy will now press ahead with […]
The New Bedford Port Authority has reached an agreement with all offshore wind developers operating in the Massachusetts/Rhode Island market to serve as the designated Fisheries Representative of the commercial fishing industry to each of the development companies.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is hosting four workshops with the fishing industry to identify priorities for the assessment of impacts offshore wind has on fisheries and ecological conditions.
Vineyard Wind has appointed Crista Bank as Fisheries Liaison to lead the project’s regional engagement with fishing industry representatives on Cape and Islands, the South Coast, Rhode Island, and along the East Coast in the US.
Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has completed the installation of South Korea’s first floating LiDAR, marking the launch of the 1.4GW Ulsan offshore wind project. Located about 60 kilometers east of Seosang-myon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan City, the Ulsan project is being progressed in three separate phases. Development of the first 400MW phase is targeted for completion […]
The U.S. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has formed an alliance dedicated to advancing regional research on fisheries and offshore wind. The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is expected to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in federal waters. The group represents a collaborative effort of fishing industry representatives, offshore wind […]
Vineyard Wind will implement recommendations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to guide the fisheries monitoring studies during the construction of the 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts. The recommendations will also be used to initiate longer-term studies as part of a regional approach to fisheries studies. SMAST’s studies […]
Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), NOAA Fisheries and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fisheries and offshore wind coordination. Under the 10-year agreement, the parties will collaborate on the science and process of offshore wind energy development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. RODA, a coalition of fishing industry […]
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has sent a letter to BOEM expressing concern for the possible negative impacts the Vineyard Wind project could have on fisheries, marine life and habitats. The letter represents NOAA's public comment on BOEM's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. NOAA stated that "the […]