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  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    China-based wind turbine manufacturer Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (Goldwind) ended the Fiscal Year 2015 with CNY 2.85 billion (EUR 398 million) net profit, a near 56% increase compared to a year earlier, making 2015 the company’s best year ever in terms of wind turbine sales and overall financial results. Goldwind became the world’s largest […]

  • 2 February 2016

    In 2000, the offshore wind industry was pioneering ways of installing 2MW turbines in water depths of just 15 meters, only a few miles off the coast. Today, 15 years later, a single turbine can produce a higher output than all the turbines combined in earlier wind farms, the blades are at least 4 times […]

  • 7 December 2016

    Kinewell Energy’s KLOC software has been Highly Commended at the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) annual international innovation awards, in two categories; Power Engineering and Model-Based Engineering. The Kinewell Layout Optimisation of Cable (KLOC) software designs and optimises the geographic electrical connections that link offshore wind turbines to a substation with subsea cables, saving […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    The fourth quarter of 2018, is, atypically, seeing surging demand for offshore wind crew transfer, according to offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, as it reports its latest operational figures.

  • 24 May 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Prysmian Group has announced the successful development and testing of its new 700 kV MI-PPL (Mass Impregnated) and 600 kV extruded (XLPE) cable systems for high voltage direct current (HVDC) applications.   “It is the first time in the cable industry that voltages at these high levels have been achieved,” said Massimo Battaini, Senior Vice President Energy […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    Almost 1,000 people have submitted their applications for the first batch of Green Port Hull jobs. A month ago, Siemens kicked off recruitment for a total of fourteen jobs, which include six land-based stores and servicing jobs and eight offshore wind turbine commissioning technician positions. Project director Finbarr Dowling said: “We have been delighted with the volume of […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Atlantic Pioneer, the first US-built offshore wind service vessel, will be delivered next week, after recently undergoing sea trials in gale force winds, according to Rhode Island Fast Ferry. The 21-meter crew transfer vessel was built by the Rhode Island-based Blount Boats to service a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for its 30MW Block Island offshore […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted reported DKK 3 billion (EUR 402.7 million) net profit in the first quarter of 2018, a 150% spike compared to the same period last year, largely due to a strong performance of operating wind farms in the UK.

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Poland’s GSG Towers, a Gdańsk Shipyard Group company, has recently opened upgraded facilities for the production of wind towers and steel structures for the offshore industry. GSG Towers invested around PLN 160 million (EUR 37 million) in upgrading its bending, welding and paining equipment which is expected to double the company’s manufacturing capacity to 300 towers with an 8-meter […]

  • 19 October 2016
    R&D, Technology

    Dutch subsea technology company Seatools completed the upgrade of a HighWire survey grade taut wire system for its compatriot Boskalis. The upgraded position reference system will be deployed to determine the position of a subsea cable plough during a subsea cable installation project executed by Boskalis. The wire orientation for the new HighWire system needed to […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Indian wind energy producers and related research organisations are eying the high-seas to harness wind power for electricity generation.   By Amit Mitra (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline, November 30, 2010;

  • 16 January 2014

    In December, wind power for the first time reached a level corresponding to more than half of the electricity consumption (54.8 per cent). The Danish politicians have set the objective of 50 per cent wind power in relation to the electricity consumption by 2020. During the Christmas week (week 52), where the electricity consumption traditionally […]

  • 22 June 2018
    R&D

    The Germany-based SkySails Power, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, EWE Offshore Service & Solutions and Leibniz University Hannover are developing and testing a fully automated airborne wind energy system.

  • 26 June 2015

    Renewables’ share of electricity generation increased from 19.6 per cent in 2014 Q1 to a record level of 22.3 per cent in the same period this year. Offshore wind increased generation by 6.3 per cent to 4.7 TWh while onshore wind was up by 4.7 per cent in totalling at 7.0 TWh, according to the […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind in Germany produced 12 billion kWh in the first half of 2019, which is a 30% increase compared to 9.2 billion kWh in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary calculations. The research is being conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following reports on Naval Energies (former DCNS Energies) cutting 100 jobs, the company issued a statement saying it is now at a decisive crossroad, with challenges in the marine renewables market leading it to focus its financial and human resources on the highest-priority projects in tidal, floating wind and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC).

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, risk management and engineering consultancy, will showcase its portfolio of high performance vessels at this year’s Seawork International exhibition at the ABP Port of Southampton next week. BMT continues to be at the forefront in the design of high performance, […]

  • 11 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    A2SEA earned DKK 276,5 million (EUR 37 million) in 2013, which is the largest ever profit for the company in the 14 years of its operation. “We secured a very large occupancy of our vessels in 2013 including our new vessel SEA INSTALLER operating throughout the entire year. This has resulted in an impressive revenue […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    Smulders sent off the jacket foundation for the EnBW Hohe See offshore substation (OSS) from its yard in Vlissingen on 29 May and the structure is now travelling to the German project site in the North Sea, where it will be installed on 31 May or 1 June. 

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Lasswade High School students keen to explore careers in the burgeoning marine and offshore renewables sector demonstrated work undertaken using an innovative pilot on marine renewables called ‘Clean Energy from the Sea’. Described by Scotland’s Schools Minister as “a hugely impressive project”, the resource is being used as a springboard for learning about the different […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Strong interest has been expressed in the enterprise zone currently being finalised to help Grimsby realise its ambitions to become a hub for offshore wind farm operations and maintenance. Two areas on the North Wall have been selected, after the application was made to increase the zones already confirmed in the Humber region, following the […]

  • 18 October 2011
    Technology

      Leading renewable energy consultancy group, Natural Power, has released results showing the performance of the first batch of ZephIR 300 units manufactured and deployed earlier this year, following the launch of the product in November 2010. The sample of fifteen ZephIR 300s show all units exceeding industry recognised standards across measurement heights from just […]

  • 14 March 2012

    A public exhibition on plans for a wind turbine stretching to 196 meters in height is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Bayview football stadium between 3pm-7pm, reports Fife Today. Scottish Enterprise is going to submit a planning application to build a single offshore prototype wind turbine at the Fife Energy Park in Methil, for […]

  • 10 November 2015

    RenewableUK today highlighted new official Government statistics which show that more than three-quarters of the British public support using renewable energy. The Public Attitudes Tracking Survey published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change shows an increase in the percentage of people supporting renewables to 76%. The level of support has remained consistently high as […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    DONG Energy and National Grid have both joined the growing tenant community at Discovery Park in Kent, Europe’s largest science and technology park. The site had just five tenants when it was taken over by Discovery Park Ltd, a private consortium, two years ago. Since then, it has attracted a host of companies locally, nationally […]

  • 28 July 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    JDR, the UK based supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the offshore energy industry, has showcased its new high-voltage inter-array cable and accessories at its latest customer technology day held at Hartlepool College of Further Education. The company says that its new 66 (72.5) kV cable technology ”will be critical to support the offshore wind […]