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  • 9 March 2012

    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 […]

  • 30 November 2016
    R&D

    As a result of major transformations in the global energy system that will take place over the next decades, renewables and natural gas are the big winners in the race to meet energy demand growth until 2040, according to the latest edition of the World Energy Outlook, published by International Energy Agency (IEA). IEA today presented […]

  • 22 September 2016

    Economist Films, part of the renowned magazine The Economist, has produced a documentary investigating how new energy technologies are disrupting the fossil fuel industry. The last part of the documentary shows how the offshore wind technology has advanced and how oil and gas companies are using their offshore expertise to tap into opportunities within the […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    Germany’s ambition is to have 2.500 turbines installed in its territorial waters in the North and Baltic Seas by 2030. This means that on an average of 250 turbines will have to be produced and installed each year. This cannot be handled by one port alone and therefore several German ports are now trying to […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Environment

    As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]

  • 3 April 2010
    Authorities

    Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    Offshore WIND spoke to James Strong, Business Development Director at Reflex Marine, a company looking for new ways of personnel and cargo transfer between wind turbines and vessels, and one of the developers of a guidance document for personnel crane transfer, released this summer.

  • 7 October 2013

    Minimising the impacts of underwater noise from piling activities is an important environmental issue. Foundations for offshore wind farms require piling, either heavy piling for monopiles or piling to a lighter degree for jackets. Up to now the offshore wind industry has used hammers to carry out this work. Dutch engineering company Dieseko Group is […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Ports & Logistics

    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.

  • 15 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    US President-elect Donald J. Trump yesterday announced his intent to name former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which resulted in mixed response from the renewable energy sector.  Some have voiced their concerns about Rick Perry heading the DOE and thus adding another member to the government to […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    In Europe, offshore wind turbines support 58,000 jobs and generate enough electricity to power 6 million homes. Experts from the offshore wind industry gathered at the Capitol Thursday, June 12, to share lessons learned that could help produce similar results stateside. Organized by the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, which fosters collaboration among […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Authorities

    As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau have announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters that covers 96,430 acres […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    Energy Trends and Quarterly Energy Prices publications are published today 27 September 2012 by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes, and now includes a section on renewables. Quarterly Energy Prices […]

  • 2 December 2011

    Sea-based wind turbines, enhanced grids and project financing shared centre stage at the EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 event in Amsterdam this week as it became clear the industry has the potential of becoming a driving economic force for many European coastal areas. Hosted by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), the bi-annual conference was told more […]

  • 11 November 2011

    The Board of Directors of C-Power has appointed the 56 year old Jaak Rutten as CEO of C-Power as from 1 January 2012 as the successor of Filip Martens who passed away recently. Jaak Rutten holds a master degree in agricultural engineering. He held various national and international commercial and management positions in the food […]

  • 11 October 2011
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

     Total, ParisTech and Ecole Polytechnique are introducing the Renewable Energy Science & Technology Master II postgraduate degree program in fall 2011, with the backing of French electric utility EDF, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Saint-Gobain and Schneider Electric. Offering best-in-class instruction and coordinated by Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, the degree program is open to engineering, mechanics and […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Authorities

      The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to end the competitive solicitation process for the proposed Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW), without awarding a contract for project development. The estimated annual cost of GLOW and the current economic conditions were the reasons for the Trustees’ action. Evaluation of […]

  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]

  • 24 April 2013

    All-Energy 2013, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference opens in Aberdeen four weeks’ today on Wednesday 22 May. The two-day event, the largest in its 13-show history, has some 580 exhibitors filling 8,000m2 (net) at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC); over 320 speakers from home and overseas in the world-class multi-stream […]

  • 21 August 2014

    DNV GL (uniting DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification) will offer key insights into the most pressing issues facing the energy industry today and in the future at the CIGRE session for electric power systems in Paris between the 25th and 29th of August 2014 (stand number 355). “At a time of great […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A new report published by the Carbon Trust has highlighted the key areas for policy makers to consider in order to develop a world leading market for floating wind in the UK. Recommendations for policy and regulatory measures include a viable support mechanism to secure the UK’s position as a world leader in floating wind, as well […]

  • 30 May 2012

      The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound urged residents and businesses to speak out against the wildly overpriced Cape Wind project that would cost Massachusetts ratepayers billions during a Department of Public Utilities hearing in Boston on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. NStar is seeking approval to purchase 27.5 percent of Cape Wind’s power […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Authorities

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing today confirmed levels of support for renewables in Scotland for the next four years – including the retention of current rates for hydro, reductions in support for onshore wind and biomass, and a proposal for higher support for offshore wind. Announcing the proposals in a statement to Parliament, Mr Ewing said […]

  • 11 June 2013

    Two Cornish companies have won an international contract to work on a multi-million pound project to develop a floating wind turbine at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility. The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) confirmed earlier this year that Wave Hub had been chosen as its preferred location to develop, build and test a […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    With the support of new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will expand its technological research and environmental monitoring efforts, and add a new partner – the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The center was previously a partnership of Oregon State University and the University of Washington, […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    In the latest issue of the Offshore Wind Accelerator Project’s (OWAP) newsletter, its Project Director Valerie Stori writes about economic benefits and job creation within the U.S. offshore wind industry. Read the article below: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) decision last week to reject the Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind project is another setback […]