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  • 6 August 2012

    Beckhoff will present its PC- and EtherCAT-based automation solutions for wind turbines from September 18 to 22, 2012 at Husum WindEnergy, Germany, the world’s largest wind energy trade show. Beckhoff has automated 7,000 wind turbines with a total output of 11.2 GW in 2011 alone. Worldwide, more than 20,000 wind turbines are equipped with Beckhoff […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Van Oord’s turnover for 2012 amounted to EUR 1.676 million (2011: EUR 1,715 million), and net profits for 2012 were EUR 98 million (2011: EUR 118 million). Its order portfolio is well filled, rising to EUR 1.9 billion at the end of 2012. ‘Our net results are in line with our expectations’, says CEO Pieter […]

  • 16 July 2013

    EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

  • 31 October 2012
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    A five-year scientific study has revealed the first offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands has positively impacted life in and around the sea, and has had hardly any adverse effects. The wind farm was constructed in 2006 by NoordzeeWind – a joint venture between Shell and Nuon – and has been […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investigating whether it could use Wave Hub, the world’s largest wave energy test site, to accommodate floating offshore wind turbines as part of a demonstration project valued at over £25 million. Plans for the offshore wind floating system demonstration project, which would open up new areas off the coast […]

  • 8 December 2011

    Experts from Scotland’s world-leading wave and tidal testing hub the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) are to collaborate with their marine energy counterparts from the Ocean University of China (OUC) in Shandong Province under a new partnership announced by First Minister Alex Salmond. Staff from the Orkney-based facility will assist OUC to develop a wave […]

  • 5 November 2010

    SMart Wind, the consortium lead by Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, has appointed GL Garrad Hassan to act as Independent Engineer for the first two 500MW projects in the 4GW ‘Hornsea’ zone located off the coast of Yorkshire. Last month the consortium announced it has secured grid connection for the first two 500MW […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Authorities

    Despite significant advancements in 2013, continued uncertainty regarding federal tax policy and lack of state-level incentives will, if left unchecked, present significant barriers to US offshore wind success. This is according to the North American division of PMSS, an experienced European offshore wind consultancy firm and a part of the TÜV SÜD group – one […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Technology

    Babcock’s innovative floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system to provide critical meteorological data for offshore wind farm developers at reduced cost, has been deployed to start a six month trial of the new system in the Irish Sea. The floating LiDAR system is being trialled at RWE’s Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, off […]

  • 21 October 2015

    The East of England’s unique all-energy coast is key to the East Anglian powerhouse alongside new technology and science, the Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis told energy leaders at the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) annual general meeting. “The opportunities are here – in decommissioning in the Southern North Sea offshore wind and nuclear. There is […]

  • 5 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    The amount of venture capital entering cleantech will decline in 2012 for the first time since the global economic downturn in 2008, according to cleantech analysis and consulting company Kachan & Co. The firm, with offices in San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, has published a set of predictions for the cleantech sector in 2012.  In […]

  • 17 June 2013

    The proposed £650 million tidal lagoon has taken another step forward with the announcement that formal consultation will begin on Thursday 4 July 2013 with a series of public exhibitions throughout Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. With the £2million community share offer open until 15 July, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc has published their statement […]

  • 5 December 2012
    R&D

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd, based in Orkney, Scotland, has announced another major international collaboration agreement, in which the world-leading test facility will assist in the development of a marine energy test centre in Taiwan. Speaking at the inaugural Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC-2012) on Jeju Island, Korea, EMEC’s commercial director […]

  • 11 October 2012

    ReportsnReports.com has added “Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) – Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030” market research report to its offering. Governments are embracing marine power as they attempt to combat climate change & an increasing dependence on fossil fuel and the UK has […]

  • 14 June 2012

    It has been announced today that Fendercare Marine and Strainstall, members of James Fisher and Sons plc, in conjunction with Maritime International have launched two new exciting products – the Eco-Fender™ range and the Vessel Motion Monitoring System™, both specifically targeted to assist in the safe transfer of personnel during offshore wind farm operations.  Vessel […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Installation of the first offshore components at Gwynt y Môr, one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, has begun off the north Wales coast yesterday. Work to install two steel jacket foundation structures was started earlier yesterday the Seaway Heavy Lifting crane vessel ‘Stanislav Yudin’, and is continuing approximately 10 miles off the […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ignacio Galán, the chairman and chief executive officer of Iberdrola, has outlined a strategy for further multi-billion pound investments in renewables in the UK, with a strong focus on Scotland, in a lecture at the University of Strathclyde.  Mr Galán was delivering the fourth James Blyth lecture at the university, in which he gave a detailed […]

  • 25 March 2014

    All-Energy 2014 will get off to a flying start on Wednesday 21 May with a plenary session featuring both the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, with other speakers including Rob Cormie, Group Operations Director, UK Green Investment Bank and Angela […]

  • 10 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has provided an update on the recent progress of the Perth Wave Energy Project.  Carnegie has made significant progress on the assembly and testing stage of the Perth Wave Energy Project in advance of the Project’s final commissioning and operation phase. Noteworthy recent progress includes the completion of […]

  • 18 October 2011

      The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc. and the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse were proudly gathered in the main auditorium after the 2nd Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable (TOWER) Conference had been carried out successfully. Rounding up top industry leaders and experts, the 2nd annual TOWER Conference was enhanced by […]

  • 10 May 2011

    The growth in revenue that commenced in the second half of 2010 continued, as expected, in the first months of 2011. This was despite somewhat lower utilisation of the vessel fleet due to such factors as a higher number of planned dry dockings for regular maintenance and the unexpected cancellation of a large offshore project […]

  • 28 June 2013

    Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd. in Belfast, a Fred. Olsen related company specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, recently completed a contract to build the world’s first commercial offshore suction Bucket Foundations. Three Bucket Foundations have left the Harland and Wolff fabrication yard in the past months on board the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessel […]

  • 27 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      Wave energy company Aquamarine Power took another major step towards the commercialisation of its Oyster technology with the announcement today [27 September 2011] of £7 million of new funding and a commitment of further investment in the company from its existing shareholders over the next two years. The company has closed a funding round […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    It takes a daring attitude to invest €4.5m in a 410m quay length, suited for oversized cargos, when one’s annual turnover does not exceed €600,000. The Port of Rama did exactly that two years ago, in anticipation of the Butendiek wind farm project starting just 40km from the port. The port’s Md Kristen Zedergaard is […]

  • 15 August 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    The port of Emden is one of the largest ports in the federal state of Niedersachsen in Germany and located furthest west on the German coast, strategically near the deep waters of the North Sea and easily accessed by road and rail. Its main activities are the import and export of automobiles, forest products and […]

  • 6 May 2014

    Although it currently represents only a fraction of global energy supply, ocean energy has picked up momentum recently, albeit not in U.S. waters. Mr. Kron wrote his view of current ocean energy development in the USA, where he believes that policymakers need to speed up the permitting procedures, as well as to give more financial support […]