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John Best, Head of Sustainable Energy from James Fisher and Sons plc, spoke about future offshore wind turbine foundation needs at Offshore Energy Conference today. Starting his presentation, Mr. Best pointed out that there is a vast amount of information on this “fascinating and huge subject” and people are prepared to share it. The key […]
At the invitation of German Bundestag member Veronika Bellmann, high-ranking representatives from politics and business made their way to the 3rd Annual Central Saxony Business Forum in Freiberg to discuss the topic of the German transition from fossil to renewable energy production and its implications. During the Forum, German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier explained the […]
SeaEnergy, an innovative energy services group, has announced half year results for the six months ended 30 June, 2012. In the Annual Report for 2011, SeaEnergy's Chief Executive and Chairman have described in some detail the changes made to the strategic direction and governance of the Company. In this Interim Report, for the period to 30th […]
The OE2012 conference which runs parallel to the Offshore Energy exhibition on 23 & 24 October in the Amsterdam RAI features an international faculty of expert speakers. They will offer perspectives on new North Sea oil and gas discoveries, challenging hydrocarbons and future offshore vessel concepts. The sessions on renewable energy will address the challenges […]
The North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at NC State University, where the future of America’s onshore and offshore wind industry will be discussed, reports Mfrtech news site. This workshop is organised by the NC State University Industrial Extension Services, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, GLWN, NIST Manufacturing Extension […]
RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced the winners of the association's inaugural Energy Awards. More than three-hundred guests, including business leaders and politicians, attended the awards ceremony at the Intercontinental Park Lane last night (27th June). Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive said: “We created these awards […]
Leaders from the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative today outlined specific commitments by participating countries and private sector leaders which will promote improved energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and increased energy access around the world. The commitments build on two years of work […]
Gemini, the largest offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, located 55 kilometers above the island Schiermonnikoog in the North Sea, will generate an additional 250.000MWh annual green electricity. This is 10% more than was originally expected, and is sufficient energy to meet the consumption of approximately 75,000 extra households. This is the direct result of […]
Energy Minister, Pat Rabbitte, welcomes the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on offshore renewable energy research cooperation with the United States Department of Energy. The memorandum was signed on his behalf in Washington last week during the Taoiseach’s visit to the US. Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute signed on behalf […]
SCOTLAND'S world-leading marine and tidal energy development facility, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), today (Friday, March 9, 2012) announces a major international collaboration to develop Japan's first marine energy test centre. EMEC has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ocean Energy Association of Japan (OEAJ), with the potential for EMEC to provide advice […]
Ecofys started a trial with the combination of seaweed cultivation and offshore wind energy. Thursday, 01 March, the cultivation module left the NIOZ harbour on the Dutch island of Texel for a disused sand extraction area 10 kilometres west of the island. By late June, Ecofys hopes to harvest the first supply of Dutch seaweed […]
Gov. Bev Perdue today released the final report of the Governor’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy providing effective guidance to address North Carolina’s offshore potential energy resources – oil, natural gas, wind, thermal and hydrokinetic technologies. “Our state and nation have critical energy needs if we are going to compete and win in the […]
Fishermen’s Energy has retained Chris Wissemann as its new Chief Executive Officer. Wissemann is one of the leading executives in the North American offshore wind industry, having been a founder of Deepwater Wind and recently having led Great Lakes Wind Energy, LLC. Wissemann brings his 29 years of experience as a manager, executive and developer […]
On January 16-19, the annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will gather in Abu Dhabi for the fifth time key political, business, academic and industry players from different parts of the world committed to satisfy our growing need for sustainable energy. As this year's summit program is focusing on Powering Sustainable Innovation, the global wind […]
The following is a statement from Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director of the National Hydropower Association, on the passage of the fiscal year 2012 budget over the weekend. “NHA commends Senate and House appropriations leadership on putting together a package that invests in hydropower technologies, both conventional and new marine and hydrokinetic. The bill passed […]
Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), an Acteon company, has won the Regen SW 2011 South West Green Energy Award for Best Business Innovation. The award acknowledges the best new product, process or service. The judging criteria included a requirement for exceptional innovation with the potential to positively affect the growth of renewables or energy efficiency. “This […]
IBM and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity. This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring underwater noise generated by wave energy conversion devices, represents a significant step toward the ability to successfully and sustainably […]
On Tuesday 2 August 2011, UK Energy Minister Chris Huhne will visit Vestas' brand new 60 million EUR test centre at West Medina Mills on the Isle of Wight in the UK. The visit will give the Energy minister an opportunity to see the success of the UK’s green energy policies in creating jobs […]
The UK's leadership in the development of wave-generated power continued apace as wave energy developer Aquamarine Power invited Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond MSP to unveil the Oyster 800, the company's next-generation hydro-electric wave energy converter. 800kW device At a ceremony at Burntisland Fabrications' yard at Methil, Fife, the First Minister welcomed the advancements […]
HVC, the Alkmaar-based energy provider to municipalities and water districts, is acquiring a 15% interest in the 600 MW BARD-Nederland wind farm in the North Sea located 55 kilometres to the northeast of Schiermonnikoog. The deal was announced today by HVC General Manager Wim van Lieshout and Typhoon Offshore board member Dirk Berkhout, who has […]
Today, the outgoing Economic Affairs Minister Van der Hoeven granted funding of €19.5 million for the Far and Large Offshore Wind (FLOW) innovation project. The subsidy matches the same level of funding previously announced by the companies in the FLOW consortium. The budget will be spent on the first phase of the FLOW project. This […]
Poland's Foundation for Sustainable Energy (FNEZ) is currently finalising a report that includes an analysis and conclusions on the potential of offshore wind in Poland, for which FNEZ hopes it will become a basis for industry and political discussion that will ultimately lead to realisation of the full potential of offshore wind energy in Poland.
Poland could have 4GW of installed offshore wind capacity in the Baltic Sea by the end of 2030 and 8GW by the end of 2035, according to the Foundation for Sustainable Energy (FNEZ).
Poland's Foundation for Sustainable Energy (FNEZ) has, in cooperation with entities from the maritime industry, offshore energy, wind energy, steel industry and manufacturers of offshore constructions, ships, and cables, established a Memorandum of the Polish Offshore Energy Sector (PPPEM).
Poland has the highest unidentified offshore wind potential in the Baltic Sea, Janusz Gajowiecki, President of the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) said during a session at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.
Poland’s biggest oil and gas company, PKN Orlen, will sign a contract with a technical consultancy company for its offshore wind project in the Polish sector of the Baltic Sea by the end of July, according to Rzeczpospolita.