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  • 14 May 2013

    The first of Austal’s revolutionary TRI SWATH wind farm support vessels has arrived in Europe. The 27 metre Cable Bay was built for Turbine Transfers at Austal’s shipyard in the Philippines. The vessel was offloaded in Southampton, with the process and handover to the owner overseen by technical staff from Austal’s UK office. Austal says […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    The German government’s plan to improve the storage capacity of the present grid by installing approximately 1,800 kilometres of new, high voltage power lines by 2012 resulted in only 214 kilometres of installed power lines until June 7, writes the cospp.com news portal. After renouncing nuclear power, Germany’s process to shift to renewables will require […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    A 4-year project investigating the benefits of a meshed offshore transmission grid has been launched recently under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Program, and is currently the biggest energy project within the program. A meshed offshore grid connecting offshore wind farms to land could provide significant financial, technical and environmental benefits to the European electricity market, […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D

    A recently published Ecofys’ report investigates options for enhancing the so-called ancillary services that offshore wind farm could provide to the grid, and the additional earnings that this may bring. Offshore wind farms, having a relatively stable feed-in, are particularly suitable for the provision of control reserve, an ancillary service that helps to maintain system […]

  • 7 June 2013

    Information, data and lessons learnt by the renewable energy industry will be shared in a $60 million initiative launched today by Resources and Energy Minister Gary Gray. The goal is to overcome barriers and increase the use of renewable energy. Mr Gray said the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) was driving a range of knowledge […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are inviting the public to provide comments on the infrastructure for connecting the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind project to the grid. The parties said that by gathering feedback on the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) project now, most promising routes are included in […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Water-based recreationists around Lake Erie have widespread support for offshore wind development in the U.S., according to a study conducted by the University of New Hampshire and Pennsylvania State University.

  • 22 July 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    National Grid, which will build, own and operate the majority of the new electrical infrastructure needed to connect the Block Island Wind Farm to the electric grid on Block Island and mainland Rhode Island, is progressing with cabling works required to connect the first American offshore wind farm to land. In Narragansett, Rhode Island, all of the […]

  • 20 October 2015

    The German Government has set a target to have 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020. In Germany the offshore grid network has been beset with problems and delays but is eventually taking off and 2015 will prove to be a major link up year for TenneT the Dutch/German TSO responsible for […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The move by Associated British Ports to launch another attempt to block the Able Marine Energy Park on the south bank of the Humber has been described by the project developers as showing ‘a blatant disregard for the planning process, for Parliament, the overwhelming views of the local community–and is seriously damaging the economic development […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    An Indian state-owned electric utilities company, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), announced plans to install a system which would connect offshore wind turbines to the grid, according to DNA India news site. “Integration of electricity generated from renewable energy resources with the grid is our focus area. As part of this initiative, we […]

  • 16 September 2013

    U.S. real estate mogul Donald Trump is yet again ready to resort to legal action against offshore wind development offshore Aberdeen coast, The Press and Journal writes. Namely, Trump has already tried to block the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) by saying that he will halt the development of his second golf course, five-star […]

  • 23 July 2012

    IMDC has been appointed by Elia as Marine Consultant for the realization of the Belgian Offshore Grid (BOG). The BOG consists of 2 OHVS platforms, 1 submarine interconnection cable and 4 submarine cables to the onshore grid, of which the connection point is the Stevin location near Zeebgugge. One of the OHVS will be integrated […]

  • 25 November 2011

    BORD GÁIS ASSETS: The name may be associated with natural gas, but with the “Big Switch” campaign, Bord Gáis launched… (irishtimes) [mappress] Source: irishtimes, November 25, 2011; Image: openhydro

  • 30 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 50MW Fujian Putian City Flat Bay offshore wind farm in the Strait of Taiwan has been connected to the grid and fully commissioned this summer. Fujian Putian City Flat Bay is the first wind farm in China with 5 MW wind turbines. It consists of 10, 5MW XE/DD128 wind turbines from XEMC Windpower Co. […]

  • 28 July 2014

    EMEC is exhibiting at the Grand Renewable Energy (GRE) International Conference & Exhibition 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, next week. The GRE Conference is being held jointly with the 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC). Oliver Wragg (Commercial Director) and Allan Davidson (Director Asia) will be attending the conference. AWTEC focuses on wave and […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Vessels

    The new self-propelled DP2 crane vessel Gulliver, owned and operated by Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors, is undergoing mooring trials in Alexiahaven in the Netherlands, according to Royal IHC’s social media pages.

  • 2 July 2019
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Bibby HydroMap has appointed Gary Collins as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Collins, who took over the position on 1 July, will lead the business through its next phase of growth, as well as development into new territories, Bibby stated. “I’m excited to be joining the Bibby HydroMap team and proud to be part of […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has found the application submitted by the Icebreaker Windpower Inc. for a certificate to construct the 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie not to be in compliance with certain chapters of the Ohio Administrative Code.

  • 2 October 2013
    R&D

    John Reed, an entrepreneur who established ChannelWind, wants to build an offshore wind farm in the Santa Barbara Channel. Mr. Reed says that constant winds from Point Conception through the Channel make these places viable for developing floating offshore wind projects, KCOY news site writes. Mr. Reed created ChannelWind as a wind energy startup company […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Environment, R&D

    The Southern New England Offshore Wind Energy Science Forum is taking place on 11 and 12 December at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) in Narragansett to discuss developments related to the Block Island offshore wind farm.

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    DONG Energy has added a new category covering geotechnical investigation services in Northern European waters to the DONG Energy’s Tendering System (DETS). DETS has been established as a scheme in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs of sourcing various services related to offshore wind farms. The system was originally launched in April 2014 as the […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Authorities

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem launched its Decarbonisation Action Plan on 3 February 2020. The plan aims to ensure a path to UK’s net zero future, which includes supporting the development of an offshore grid to accommodate the UK offshore wind ambitions. The Decarbonisation Action Plan comprises nine actions that would lead to building a […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Grid Connection

    The converter for 50Hertz and Energinet’s Combined Grid Solution interconnector in the Baltic Sea is ready for energization. The energization will include all converter components as well as the expansion in the substation in Bentwisch, and control technology, 50Hertz said. Developed by Denmark’s Energinet and Germany’s 50Hertz, the Combined Grid Solution is the world’s first […]

  • 11 September 2019
    Grid Connection

    Elia has inaugurated its Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) in the presence of His Majesty the King of Belgium. MOG is expected to begin gathering the electricity generated by the Rentel, Northwester 2 and SeaMade offshore wind farms and transmitting it to the mainland via joint subsea cables in 2020. It features the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform, constructed by Heerema Fabrication […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Resources, the developer of an offshore wind project proposed to be installed off the coast of Virginia, USA, met with industry experts, academics, and others involved in the offshore wind sector to find a way to bring down the cost of its project, Richmond Times-Dispatch news site reported. In April, the company announced that it had […]