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6 January 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

There is every reason to believe that 2016 will see a series of developments for renewable energy, especially in new markets in offshore wind, according to Bruce Valpy, Director at BVG Associates. The year ahead of us will see the commissioning of the first offshore farm in the US, at Block Island, off Rhode Island State. 2016 will […]

16 November 2015

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has been recognised as Innovator of the Year by the Banksia Foundation in its annual Sustainability Awards ceremony in Sydney on Friday night. Carnegie was recognised as a national leader in the innovation and sustainability sectors for its Perth Wave Energy Project. Carnegie's Chief Financial Officer, Mr Aidan […]

27 October 2015 Environment

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and collaborators announce the results of a three-year, multi-state project about birds, marine mammals, and sea turtle distributions and movements. The goal of this project was to improve the understanding of species composition and use of the mid-Atlantic marine environment in order to inform sustainable offshore development in the mid-Atlantic United States, […]

21 October 2015

During the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015, Offshore WIND met with Yarco Hoddenbach, Business Analyst at Seaway Heavy Lifting. As the offshore wind market is maturing in Europe, we looked into how government is supporting the further expansion of the industry. Also, we bring you a glimpse of other regions with aspiration towards developing offshore wind. […]

19 October 2015

On 6 September 2013 the Energieakkoord voor Duurzame Groei (the Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth) was signed by (semi) governmental bodies and various other industry parties. The proposal outlines the agreements for the development of renewable energy in the Netherlands. The set goals seemed ambitious and overreaching at the time and unfortunately, due to the […]

24 August 2015

 North Irish Sea Array Sustainable energy company Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and renewable energy group Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a MoU for the joint development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project in the north Irish Sea. NISA is located on the east coast of the Republic of Irelnad in relatively shallow waters with favourable sea bed conditions. […]

12 August 2015

Atlantic Wind Transfers, the commercial wind support services arm of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, today joins local boat builder Blount Boats and offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind for an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony and to tour the first offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel in the US currently under construction. The event at the Blount […]

11 August 2015 R&D

Through the combined effort of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the Marine Institute and Commissioners of Irish Lights, the final piece of equipment has been deployed to give researchers and ocean energy developers unique insight into the Galway bay marine environment. The Galway Bay underwater ocean observatory will enable the use of cameras, […]

28 July 2015

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper joined Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, the state’s congressional delegation and representatives of Deepwater Wind – the project developers – in celebrating an historic “steel in the water” milestone for America’s first commercial scale offshore wind […]

20 July 2015 Business & Finance

Statkraft has welcomed the latest report by BVG Associates, which outlines how advances in technology, the supply chain and policy have combined to put the industry on track to become sustainable without financial support from consumers. BVG's report highlights the costs of offshore wind are starting to fall sharply as a result of the introduction […]

13 July 2015 R&D

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The 4,700m squared five storey building features wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices. Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind […]

28 June 2015

Fukushima’s 7MW Floating Turbine almost There Assembly works of the 7MW oil pressure drive-type wind turbine on the three-column semi-sub floater at Onahama port has been completed and delivery of the floater to testing area is going to start shortly as part of the second phase of the Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project. […]

25 June 2015

A new Carbon Trust report, launched yesterday by Minister for Energy Fergus Ewing MSP at Global Offshore Wind 2015 conference, sets out the current state of the floating wind industry and identifies key technical barriers that need to be addressed to make it a commercial reality. The study, commissioned by the Scottish Government, is the most […]

18 June 2015

The Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales today. With an installed capacity of 576 megawatts, Gwynt y Môr is the world’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm. In total, 160 wind turbines will produce enough power to supply some 400,000 […]

7 May 2015 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Grontmij and Pondera Consult will carry out preparatory studies for the call for tender by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs for allotments III and IV of the Borssele offshore wind farm. When completed, Borssele will deliver sustainable energy to 1.4 million households and will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind energy sites. […]

4 May 2015 Wind Farm Update

The first monopile foundation at Kentish Flats Extension was installed yesterday morning. GeoSea’s offshore wind installation vessel Neptune, carrying two foundations, arrived on site on Friday afternoon, while the construction kicked off later that evening. “This is a great start to the project and puts us nicely on schedule which is a good sign for […]

1 April 2015

Marine South East (MSE) and Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) have concluded the ‘SAMED’ project to develop a novel low cost screw-in subsea anchor technology. SAMED was conceived by Marine South East as a means of reducing significantly the high cost of installing offshore and marine renewable energy devices. Screw piles have for many years been […]

30 March 2015 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

DBB is expanding its business into offshore wind decommissioning and installation support services. The company said that with its track record of more than 370 offshore heavy lift operations, its vessel crew and project teams have the required skills and experience within safe and efficient execution of these kinds of offshore operations. For offshore wind decommissioning operations, […]

10 March 2015 Business & Finance

Alstom has received formal notice to proceed (NTP) from Deepwater Wind, after the US company completed the financing of its 30MW offshore wind project. Deepwater Wind Block Island, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deepwater Wind, plans to install five Alstom Haliade 150 6-MW turbines offshore Block Island. “This is a major milestone and the confirmation that […]

22 December 2014

On a bright Sunday morning August 31st around 450 persons gathered in the Felison terminal of the DFDS Seaways in the port of IJmuiden where the Princess Seaways cruise liner was waiting to take them on a day trip to the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, Dutch utility Eneco's second offshore wind farm in Dutch […]

16 December 2014 Business & Finance

Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), has been named as Insurance Broker for land-connected Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, the project which will harness indigenous, low-carbon electricity that is both affordable and sustainable in the long-term. Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay is the world's first man-made, energy-generating lagoon, with a planned 320 MW installed capacity and 14 hours of reliable […]

28 November 2014 Business & Finance

Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the activities of Ballast Nedam Offshore. The acquisition consists of the assets of Ballast Nedam Offshore, the dedicated EPCI staff (Engineering, Procurement, Contracting and Installation), heavy lift installation vessel Svanen and the Westermeerwind project (144 MW). The activities will be integrated into Van Oord’s Offshore Wind Projects business unit. The acquisition will […]

10 October 2014

The Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference takes place on 29 October in Amsterdam. This educational day provides an overview of wind farm developments, innovations in wind farm installation and maintenance and discusses the challenges of grid integration. The conference addresses the technical, operational, commercial and managerial challenges associated with future industry growth. Setting the […]

6 October 2014

Last Friday, Johan Sandberg, service line leader for offshore renewable energy at DNV GL, held a presentation about a global vision for floating offshore wind power in 2050 at the University of Maine campus at the Advanced Structures and Composite Center. Sandberg said: “As the industry began in 2000, Germany built a turbine that started […]

11 September 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

A European tender call for geophysical and geotechnical soil investigations for offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands was issued on September 5. Contractors are invited to digitally submit an offer for the public tender via TenderNed. The public procurement process is supervised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, a part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs […]

10 September 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

The Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO B.V. and its Danish counterpart have given their final approval for the development of COBRAcable. This new, over 300-km-long subsea direct-current electricity connection (interconnector), will directly connect the Dutch and Danish power grids. Completion of the cable is scheduled early 2019. ‘Green’ cable'  “An important purpose of […]