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  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Recently, Pronomar received three orders from Van Oord, a leading contractor for dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects (oil, gas, wind), headquartered in Rotterdam/NL and operating in more than 50 countries worldwide.  Among their many vessels is their new cable laying vessel NEXUS, which will be used to install the export cables for connecting […]

  • 21 January 2011

    Britain has stepped up its support of plans for a “supergrid” to share Europe’s green energy. Energy ministers working on plans for an… (telegraph) [mappress] Source: telegraph, January 21, 2011

  • 14 July 2016

    ABB has won an order worth more than USD 30 million (approx. EUR 27 million) from Statnett for two substations that will strengthen Norway’s grid reliability, boost power supplies, and facilitate the integration of new renewable energy sources. The substations will also play a key role in connecting the Norwegian grid to those of the UK […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The German government is negotiating increase of financial support for the grid operators that are working on connections, reported Bloomberg. The negotiations are a part of an effort to fight delays in connecting turbines to the power grid. As a result, the state may increase a program worth EUR 5 billion through KfW Group in […]

  • 5 June 2012

     ABB, the wind industry’s leading power technology solutions provider, recently announced several major technological developments from the floor at the annual AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 conference and exhibition. Roger Rosenqvist, ABB vice president, business development, will be making the case for offshore wind and HVDC in the US with a presentation highlighting ABB’s successful offshore wind […]

  • 1 May 2012

    Energy representatives, including RWE AG (RWE), headed by Juergen Grossmann will meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on May2 in Berlin in order to discuss the development of power plant-construction, a spokeswoman from Essen, Annett Urbaczka confirmed to Bloomberg. The holding of the meeting was also confirmed by Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert at a […]

  • 21 April 2013

    VIDEO: EWICON ‒ Bladeless Windmill ecanoo Architects designed the model EWICON (Electrostatic WIndenergy CONvertor) using technology developed by researchers Johan Smit and Dhiradj Djairam from the Delft University of Technology in a consortium with Wageningen UR and commercial companies in an economy-ecology-government partnership program context. EWEA: Is German Offshore Wind Under Threat? European Wind Energy […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Chinese government’s energy and other regulatory agencies have obliged all transmission system operators (TSOs) to grid-connect all renewable energy facilities that meet technical requirements of their networks.  The requirement has been issued by National Development and Reform Commission and National Energy Administration. According to the document, the new rules are helping secure the proportion of non-fossil energy consumption […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Grid Connection

    Back in 2011, European leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost offshore wind development and to connect all the renewable energy sources in the EU. The MoU was part of a plan to achieve 20% of renewable energy by 2020, reports Oildprice. The new connections will reduce energy prices, cut waste, secure energy […]

  • 30 August 2012

    After long delays caused by harsh winter conditions and ice around their shipyard in Turku, Finland, Mobimar’s trimaran wind farm support vessel. Wind Servant, is at last able to prove its worth. After the final completion of the sea trials the vessel will be handed over to the Finnish shipping company Meriaura also based in […]

  • 4 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    Last week an initial breakthrough was made to further accelerate Germany’s shift to renewable energy. The country’s four major grid operators provided the German government with a new plan for a major grid expansion. The government is reviewing the plan and has recently intensified high-level meetings among national and state-level players. Germany Trade & Invest […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Delegates of the EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 conference in Amsterdam were left in little doubt that an offshore super grid has to be the way forward if European ambitions are to be realised. But while a super grid may be coveted by the industry, there are still a number of major hurdles to overcome. And if […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Grid Connection

    ABB has won an order worth around EUR 30.8 million from Belgian electricity transmission system operator Elia for Stevin project. The company will supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors, helping stabilize and expand the country’s power grid to accommodate more wind energy. Elia is undertaking the Stevin project, including a new 47-kilometer, double 380-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage […]

  • 3 October 2011

    The European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) will hold its first public event on Tuesday 4 October 2011. The conference of around 150 EU wind energy researchers, experts and other operators and stakeholders will focus on EU grids – including grid integration of renewable energy. The event is targeted towards wind energy, oil & gas […]

  • 20 July 2011

    Clean energy entrepreneurs are exploring how to turn tidal power into zero-emissions electricity with very little environmental impact. The motion of the rise and fall of the tides carries enormous potential energy to the coasts twice a day, like clockwork. However, harnessing that power has long proved problematic. At the Bay of Fundy — near […]

  • 6 May 2010
    Authorities, Environment

    New York Power Authority representatives Sharon Laudisi and Lou Paonessa will present information on offshore wind generation, while Tom… [mappress] Source: metrowny, May 05, 2010;

  • 10 February 2015

    With Denitsa Tineva recently joining German Renewables Shipbrokers, the company is now offering additional service of analytical market research. “Due to the rapid growth of the offshore market, market participants are increasingly required then to react quickly and adapt to the new market conditions,“ said GRS-Managing Partner, Matthias Mroß. GRS sees the potential of increasing demand […]

  • 24 January 2013

    State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), Stefan Kapferer, opened the conference held in the BMWi on Development of the North Sea offshore grid. The event focused on the current issues and regulatory approval of such network. In addition, the initial results of the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 September 2015

    The Sea Slice is currently being shipped by the Hamburg based shipping company SAL Heavy Lift Vessel Frauke from San Diego, USA, to Rotterdam. Transportation of the specialist vessel, which is 34 metres long and weighs 137 tonnes, will take about 30 days. The Sea Slice will then be handed over to its new owner, […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    German Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) remains on a course for growth, thus the company is moving to considerably larger premises at Stadthausbrücke 7. “Over the past 3.5 years, we have seen a positive development that makes us very proud,” says Philippe Schönefeld, managing partner of GRS. “Our understanding of a professional shipbroker’s role is borne out […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    When fed into medium-voltage power grids, large loads of renewable or other decentralized energies – which are generated when winds are strong or the sun is very bright – can produce short circuits that endanger the power supply. Superconducting network technologies can ensure reliable grid operation even under these conditions. Siemens is installing a superconducting […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    TenneT announced that it expects to be able to connect the Riffgat offshore wind farm as planned last year, i.e., by mid-February. Initial connection tests have already proved successful and the final works are taking place at the moment. Therefore, a mandatory connection date it still not set. Once the exact connection date is known, […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola has connected its 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm to the German power grid. 

  • 18 April 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Narec’s  new 3MW Turbine Drive Train Facility will be commissioned very soon. The steel structure of the test hall is 15M high and is constructed over an existing dry dock. The dry dock needed three mass concrete pours to cover an area of 45x15x6.5m (approximately 7000m3) and is reinforced with large grade steel to withstand […]

  • 29 June 2012

    As of mid July 2012, Mr Jos Goris will actively take up the post of managing director for Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSB). Mr Goris succeeds Mr André Hollander, who managed the yard (formerly known as Sobrena) from the moment Damen Shipyards Group took over its operations three months ago. He will remain at DSB as […]