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  • 14 September 2018

    Blockchain remains a hard to understand concept. Some say it will change the way we do business, others fear what sharing data will mean for future transactions. Offshore WIND spoke to Tom Fürstner founder and CTO of Riddle&Code, who recently cooperated with Brazilian onshore energy provider EDP. So, let us start with: What is Blockchain? […]

  • 13 February 2013

    Any activity underwater and on or under the seabed in the various offshore energy sectors can usually be prefixed by the word “subsea”. Subsea activities began in earnest in the 30’s and 40’s of the last century with the first offshore oil wells. It was, however, the Victorian engineers laying communication cables across the seas and building ports to […]

  • 6 August 2013

    Today just over 6GW of offshore wind generation capacity is inst alled world wide, with an equal amount in development or under construction. While the top offshore wind markets are still found in Europe, representing more than 90% of the current installed capacity, a number of Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India, have ambitious plans, some of […]

  • 29 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      SeaEnergy, the energy ventures company focused on growing oil and gas and renewables businesses, today announces half year results for the six months ended 30 June, 2011. Commenting on today’s announcement Steve Romp, Executive Chairman, said: “SeaEnergy is in a strong position. Following the successful and highly value accretive disposal of SERL to Repsol, […]

  • 26 August 2012

    At first sight perhaps conventional shipping would appear to be the most obvious means of getting out to and supporting wind farm installations. A helicopter being employed on such slim structures as wind turbines with long blades does not seem to be the most obvious candidate. But nevertheless an industry has grown up that is […]

  • 19 January 2016

    HBB Hanseatic Break Bulk is a marine logistics company acting as an independent shipbroker and Heavy Lift Agency based in Hamburg, Germany. An integrated part of HBB’s business is to develop coastal concept studies for transportation of Offshore Wind foundations and components. Foundation installation likely to become bottleneck The installation part of Offshore Wind turbines, […]

  • 22 June 2015

    To quote the British Government: “Enterprise Zones create jobs and boost businesses…. They are great places to do business for both new and expanding firms, benefiting from government backing.” The largest Enterprise Zone in the UK is on the Humber Estuary – both sides, North and South of the River Humber. The zone includes the […]

  • 24 December 2010

    With Rhode Island Sound now looming as the next frontier for wind development near the Vineyard, the Ocean State’s Gov. Donald Carcieri summed up his state’s energy policy this month with a single phrase: “Spin, baby, spin!” The governor spoke at Roger Williams University on Dec. 10 at a meeting of the Rhode Island/Massachusetts joint […]

  • 5 October 2015

    The concept of using vessels as hotels, or floatels, accommodation vessels, or recently, SOVs, or whatever name you give them, has been available in the market for a while. With some of the current and more future projects being built further at sea in harsher sea states this concept is now gaining ‘ground’. Not only […]

  • 25 November 2016

    DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]

  • 12 November 2014

    The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Goldwind) announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2011 (the “reporting period”). In 2011, volatility in the domestic and global economies presented great challenges for China’s wind power industry. During the reporting period, to the Group generated revenues of RMB12,755.97 million and net profits of […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved the Group’s consolidated results for the first quarter of 2012 (which are not subject to audit). ” The integration with Draka has led to a significant growth in size – comments CEO Valerio Battista -, allowing sales to be better distributed geographically and the range of […]

  • 2 April 2012

    Being known as one of the world’s biggest classification societies within the offshore and maritime sectors, DNV has also been a major player in the wind industry for over 25 years. After the recent acquisition of KEMA, the new company, DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, is today undoubtedly one of the world’s largest wind energy […]

  • 2 August 2012

    Now recognised as one of the world’s leading wind developers and Independent Renewable Power Producers (IRPP), wpd group has a staff of about 700 people around the world. Founded in 1996, wpd has been one of the key players in the wind sector right from its very inception, wpd has constructed and financed more than […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Institute for Energy Research (IER), based in Washington, D.C., recently published an article on offshore wind energy’s financial viability in New Jersey, appraised through Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW) project, which had been rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for being too expensive. Written by Landon Stevens, IER Policy Associate: […]

  • 14 January 2019

    Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]

  • 25 July 2011

    Best practices for creating wind developments in the Great Lakes region are identified in a report that’s been in the making for more than a year and was just released earlier this week. The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) — which is a public/private coalition of interests advancing sustainable wind energy development within the Great […]

  • 19 June 2013

    Currently most of the licences for offshore wind farm development zones are granted with a lease period of 20 to 25 years. As a consequence the turbines have to be built to last for at least that period. There are several elements that can affect the life span of a turbine once it is installed […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

  • 5 January 2016

    Giant technology and scaling steps The world’s first close to shore offshore wind farm, Vindeby, built in Denmark in 1991, features 11 semi-standard 450kW Bonus B35/450kW turbines (now Siemens) and is still in operation today. From today’s perspective the look of these tiny three-bladed turbines in shallow water is largely similar with today’s 6 to […]

  • 24 January 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Today, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks at the Second Annual Offshore Wind Power North America Conference in Boston, Mass. Director Bromwich discussed the current status of offshore renewable energy projects, how the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service will affect future offshore renewable energy projects […]

  • 28 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Operating and financial overview: *On track to deliver full year earnings growth in 2011, despite commodity price volatility, challenging economic environment and higher UK upstream gas and oil tax rates *shift in profits from the downstream to the upstream *UK residential energy operating profit* halved from the exceptional levels recorded in 2010 *progress in challenging […]

  • 6 March 2018

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  • 19 February 2020

    Global Wind Energy Council Offshore wind has been a hot topic over the past few years, and it is no surprise why. The International Energy Agency expects that offshore wind will be a $1 trillion industry by 2040, with offshore wind capacity forecasted to grow to 1 TW by 2050 according to IRENA. It is […]