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24 March 2015 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Last week, Seajacks Hydra joined other installation vessels working on the Global Tech I site for Adwen GmbH to support the commissioning of the eighty 5MW turbines located at the offshore wind farm site. Hydra began supporting commissioning services on the 15th March and is expected to be onsite for approximately 3 months. Having Hydra in […]

18 March 2015 Business & Finance

Global expenditure for wind turbine Operations and Maintenance (O&M) will rise from $9.25 billion in 2014 to an estimated $17 billion by 2020, driven by increasing numbers of installations and aging turbines, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that on average, offshore O&M is two to four times more […]

12 March 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

MAKE has released its Q1/2015 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update, where the consultancy company presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2024. MAKE projects more than 25% reduction in wind energy LCOE for some regions by 2025. The combination of innovation, supply chain maturation, carbon regulations and rising electricity […]

9 March 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

Siemens and GE led a group of multinational industrial conglomerates that improved their positioning within MAKE’s top 15 global rankings, according to MAKE’s Global Wind Turbine OEM 2014 Market Share analysis. Multi-industrial turbine OEMs accounted for 37% of the global market in 2014, an increase of twelve percentage points YoY. All pure play turbine OEMs […]

11 February 2015

The OffshoreWindManager GmbH will deliver the Permit-to-Work Software for an operational phase of Global Tech I offshore wind farm. The OWM is a web-based application of a Permit-to-Work system for windfarm owners and operators ensuring a safe and efficient management of all wind farm operations. It is developed to support all phases (commissioning, construction, operation […]

9 February 2015 R&D

According to preliminary figures gathered by World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), the year 2014 brought a new record in wind power installations: More than 50 Gigawatt of capacity were added during the year 2014, bringing the total wind power capacity close to 370 Gigawatt. The market volume for new wind capacity was 40 % bigger […]

3 February 2015 Business & Finance, Training & Education

CWind has created a new role in business to ensure that it continues to develop and maintain the highest levels of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) as it expands its global footprint. Mr Kevin ‘Pat’ Paton has been appointed to the role of Global Head of SHEQ, making him responsible for the SHEQ functions […]

27 January 2015 R&D

Research and Markets has added the "Global Offshore Wind Power Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. The global offshore wind power market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17.5% (by Revenue) over the period 2014-2019. The increased fiscal benefit provided by the installation of offshore wind power is a major trend in the market. […]

20 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

Global wind power installed capacity is set to rise from approximately 364.9 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to 650.8 GW by 2020, increasing the demand for wind turbine components across the value chain, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that due to future demand growth, global investment in wind power projects […]

20 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D has added Global Wind Turbine Value Chain - Production, Market Share, Competitive Landscape and Market Size to 2020 industry research report to the energy and power section of its online business intelligence library. According to the wind power market and wind turbine industry report, more blades are being outsourced than are being produced in-house, […]

15 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

A wind turbine rotor blade is fundamental component of a wind turbine. The rotor forms the central part of the turbine and consists of multiple rotor blades attached to a hub. The rotor blades act as a motor in the turbine and extract energy by capturing wind energy and converting it into the rotation of […]

9 January 2015 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Global Wind Service (GWS) has recently completed a contract with AREVA supporting the cold commissioning of the 5MW wind turbines on the Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The scope of work covered the mechanical and electrical completion works. The contract was a continuation of the successful work already completed […]

11 December 2014 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Crown Estate has welcomed the news that the consortium SMart Wind has been granted development consent for Hornsea Project One by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The project is scheduled to commence operation by 2020 when it will become the world’s first gigawatt scale far from shore wind farm. Huub […]

28 November 2014 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH is reorganizing its management team. With the completion of the construction phase, Arjen Schampers finished his activities as Technical Managing Director in early November. Dr. Jan Podbielski, the former General Project Manager for installation and commissioning has been appointed by the shareholders to the position of Technical Managing Director and will […]

24 November 2014

At the end of August the construction of the 400MW Global Tech I wind farm was completed with the installation of the last of the 80 Areva M5000-11 6 turbines. The construction has been within budget. Global Tech I is located approximately 180km northwest of Bremerhaven, in the German North Sea in water depths of […]

24 November 2014

LORC plays a central role in Danish wind industry supplying state-of-the-art testing of wind turbine nacelles. The non-profit and independent commercial foundation was founded in 2009 by the major players in the offshore renewables sector with an aim to improve product reliability and consequently lower the Cost of Energy extracted from green offshore sources. In 1991, […]

19 November 2014 Business & Finance, Environment

The Global 100% RE campaign, co-initiated by WWEA, and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have signed an agreement to jointly facilitate and foster the progress towards 100% Renewable Energy among local governments around the globe. The partnership is aimed at speeding up the transition to a sustainable energy future, with a focus on optimizing the […]

5 November 2014 Business & Finance, Environment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered representatives from over 90 countries in Abu Dhabi to review and recommend actions to scale-up renewable energy around the world. The two-day meeting opened on the heels of the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which recommended the decarbonisation of the world’s […]

3 November 2014

The ocean energy pioneers of tomorrow have been offered the chance to compete for a week of free testing – worth £38,000 ($61,000) – at FloWave, the world’s most sophisticated ocean energy simulator. The FloWave Prize – or ‘FPrize’ – is aimed at young researchers studying for PHDs and beyond, who must put forward their […]

30 October 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

Extensive government support and wind turbine technology modernization will assist the continued growth of Denmark’s cumulative offshore wind power installed capacity, from 1.27 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 2.24 GW by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s report states that Denmark, excluding Greenland, is one of the leading wind power markets […]

29 October 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

MAKE identifies several market dynamics since the analysis in Q3/2014 that in aggregate result in a 0.4% downgrade in the ten-year outlook for grid-connected capacity. Adjustments in China, the Middle East and Africa have influenced a net downgrade, but the outlook for installed capacity is maintained with a slight upgrade of 0.2%. Demand has been […]

28 October 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Q2 2014 Global Wind Market Update - Growth Continues" report to their offering. Global new firm order inflow for Q2 2014 increased by around 80% over Q1 2014 levels while the same increased by around 3% over Q2 2013 levels. The Global market has improved with […]

21 October 2014 R&D

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International have released the 2014 edition of the Global Wind Energy Outlook in Beijing. The report shows that wind power could reach 2,000 GW by 2030, and supply up to 17-19% of global electricity, creating over 2 million new jobs and reducing CO2 emissions by more than […]

13 October 2014 Business & Finance

The Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference takes place on 29 October in Amsterdam. The afternoon program of the discusses the challenges in supply chain and operational management and paints a picture with global business opportunities. The conference addresses the technical, operational, commercial and managerial challenges associated with future industry growth. Supply Chain management Optimization […]

10 October 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Tidal Energy Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. The Global Tidal Energy market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24% over the period 2013-2018, the report says. Tidal energy is a form of hydropower generation, which converts the energy from tides into […]

8 October 2014 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Reef Subsea has been awarded a contract with AREVA Wind GmbH to provide field support in the Global Tech I wind farm. The charter commences early October and is anticipated to continue until at least February 2015, with the option to extend the contract further. This significant project will utilise the Reef Despina, a multi-purpose, […]