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25 April 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

Cumulative installed wind power capacity will top 800GW by the end of 2021, with offshore wind establishing a firmer foothold outside Europe in the next several years, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

18 April 2017 Wind Farm Update

A team of Global Wind Service UK LTD (GWS) technicians is currently working off Sussex on the installation phase of Rampion offshore wind farm, the first wind farm off the south coast of England.

10 February 2017 Grid Connection, R&D

2,219MW of installed offshore wind capacity was added worldwide in 2016, bringing the total to 14,384MW, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). 2016 brought a significant slowdown in momentum when compared to the record-breaking 2015 when 3,443MW of installed capacity was added, almost two thirds of which was commissioned in Germany. However, 2017 is […]

20 January 2017 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The UK’s offshore wind sector is at a “pivotal moment” and has a “unique opportunity” to develop skills to drive a truly world-leading industry, according to Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. Jamieson was speaking ahead of an “Industry Leaders’ Debate” at Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference, which will be held in […]

16 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

A host of political events have had a negative impact on global wind power growth expectations through 2025, MAKE said in its Q4/2016 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update. Anticipated cuts to wind power targets in China under the country’s upcoming Thirteenth Five-Year Plan headline the most impactful of recent decisions that reduce capacity over […]

7 November 2016 Business & Finance

Advanced Global Energy has opened an office in Hull, after identifying the UK's North East as a key region for growth.  The region remains one of the largest providers of offshore wind energy to the UK, with a further GBP 18 billion to be invested in the industry in the next five years, according to the company. Speaking […]

19 October 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Norwegian energy giant Statoil has awarded the compatriot Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering with a master services agreement (MSA). Services covered in the global agreement include platform technology studies, safety studies, marine verification, and warranty surveys. The MSA replaces several previous frame agreements between Statoil and Global Maritime. Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic […]

11 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

The total installed wind capacity is expected to reach 500 GW by the end of 2016 and cover 5% of global power supply, according to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA). The worldwide wind capacity reached 456,486 MW by the end of June 2016, out of which 21,714 MW were added in the first six months of […]

14 September 2016

Norwegian-based Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore wind sector, has established a Technical Authority Board. The Technical Authority Board will promote excellence throughout Global Maritime, ensuring consistent and high-quality technical standards, the company said. Each board member, who will be nominated for a two-year […]

8 September 2016 Authorities, Vessels

Global Marine Systems Limited has achieved an SPS (Special Purpose Ships) notation for its C.S. Sovereign multi-role DPS-2 vessel which can now carry up to 50 people on board over and above the working crew, such as client representatives or project specific personnel.  The SPS Code, introduced in 1983, and updated and revised into the […]

8 September 2016

Siemens Wind Power has awarded Aqualis Offshore UK a global framework agreement for the provision of a range of engineering services required for wind turbine installations. Under the agreement, Aqualis Offshore will provide general engineering and design services including jack-up site specific assessments, geotechnical assessments and design services including marine warranty services and marine consultancy. […]

23 August 2016 Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Fugro has been appointed by Nexans Norway AS for the provision of environmental advisory services as part of its global Environmental Advisor Framework. The global framework agreement with Fugro commenced this month and will be in place for one year. Nexans Marine Installation Department installs high voltage submarine cables around the globe using a variety […]

15 August 2016

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised Erste Nordsee-Offshore-Holding GmbH, a joint subsidiary of STRABAG SE and, indirectly, Etanax GmbH, on the legal and tax aspects of the Global Tech II sale to Vattenfall. Malte Jordan, who led WFW's Hamburg team that advised on the project's sale, said: “We are delighted to have advised STRABAG on another […]

10 August 2016

Vattenfall has acquired Global Tech II offshore wind project located in the German North Sea some 85 kilometres north of the island of Borkum. The project is currently under development with up to 79 wind turbines in an area of 47 square kilometres. The realization of the project depends on obtaining a capacity contract in the […]

10 August 2016

The ranked top 25 global wind asset owners owned 170GW of grid-connected capacity at the end of 2015, comprising 41% of global cumulative capacity, a decline from 42% in 2014 and 47% in 2012, as global ownership continues to become more fragmented due to smaller owners outside of the top 25, according to MAKE Consulting's […]

14 July 2016

Global Wind Service (GWS) is starting up the Block Island Wind Farm project after making the preparations to deliver manpower, tools and safety equipment. “We are very proud to be a part of bringing offshore wind to the U.S. and we see great future opportunities for their growing offshore wind industry,” said Chief Commercial Officer […]

11 July 2016

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has signed a contract with Deepwater Wind to provide marine warranty services for the Block Island Wind Farm, America’s first offshore wind farm. Services that will be provided include a technical review of all installation procedures and calculations, the survey and inspection of installation vessels, the witnessing of the installation […]

15 June 2016

Siemens will present technologies and services that will help lowering the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) at the Global Offshore Wind 2016 (GOW) trade show, to be held on 21 and 22 June in Manchester. The company will showcase new technologies in wind turbines, grid connection, and operations and services and present its enhanced portfolio of services […]

23 May 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance

Eddie O’Connor, the founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power, has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new Global Ambassador. In his new role, O’Connor will work with GWEC to ensure that the wind sector’s voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the industry can bring […]

19 May 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Vessels

Global Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) has appointed Francois Richard as head of its new office in Paris, France. “The expansion in France provides us with many new opportunities and is a major step in our growth strategy,” said GRS Managing Partner Matthias Mross. From Paris, Francois Richard is expected to further strengthen the relationships he has developed in his […]

6 May 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Emden-based Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) has won a contract to transport crews working on the 400MW Global Tech I far shore wind farm in the German Bight. NHC, an ambulance and air rescue services specialist, has bought an Airbus H155 helicopter specifically for providing the new service. Crew changes at the wind farm take place once a week, scheduled […]

5 May 2016 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, the online renewable energy mapping platform, which now allows users to download resource data for offline analysis, and to print and export map images. The enhancements include an online GIS interface, datasets for five renewable energy technologies that cover […]

25 April 2016

Global Marine Systems has made some changes to its senior management team. Mikkel Gleerup will assume the role of Director, Sales & Commercial at Global Marine, while Darren Lam will join SBSS as Managing Director. Ian Douglas, CEO, Global Marine said: "I am delighted to announce these two appointments, both Mikkel and Darren bring extensive […]

22 April 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

The 400MW Global Tech I far shore wind farm marked a milestone of delivering one terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy to the German grid earlier in April, some seven months after its official commissioning. In January alone, the month of strongest winds, Global Tech I's 80 Adwen 5MW turbines fed over 150 gigawatt-hours of power into the German grid. […]

16 March 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

GE has chosen Global Wind Service (GWS) and BMS Heavy Cranes to install its 6MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine prototype at the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines in Osterild, Denmark. “GWS has been awarded the Installation contract for our Osterild project based on the good experience we had with this company at the Belwind project […]

16 March 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

Steep growth in the offshore wind market, rise in wind energy trade, and significant increase in technology research investment are key emerging trends that will impact the wind automation market growth through 2020, according to Technavio. In its latest market research study, Technavio said it defines emerging trends as something that has potential for significant impact on […]