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Baltic InteGrid, a project exploring the potential of meshed offshore grids in the Baltic Sea region, is in focus of the second video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way.
To bring the industry easily digestible, in-depth and on-topic market information Offshore WIND and the DOB-Academy have started to co-produce HORIZONS. These are two minute (tops) animated explanation videos on various topics like technology, market developments or finance. Offshore WIND and DOB-Academy strive to bring overview in this fast paced and growing industry. Follow this link for the first edition.
Following multiple not yet realised 10MW+ concept plans, there is already much wind industry talk about the next-generation 12-15 MW turbines. The question is whether especially new concepts in the latter category will be mainly evolutionary scaling of current technology, or a radical departure to new concept solutions.
Exciting opportunities to export to countries like China, Brazil and South Korea have been identified and must be grasped by the British marine industry to help them deliver growth, Business Minister Michael Fallon said. Mr Fallon was speaking at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show as he unveiled a joint Government and industry-led plan to […]
Boskalis has presented its integrated service portfolio for the offshore energy market under one single brand name.
Taiwan to Sign 5.5GW of Contracts with Offshore Wind Developers by July Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) […]
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 […]
Gamesa's shareholders representing 99.75% of the company's share capital ratified the merger with Siemens Wind Power during an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Zamudio, Spain, on 25 October. Through this transaction, Gamesa will absorb Siemens's wind power assets in exchange for newly-issued shares in Gamesa. Siemens will own 59% of the new company, while Iberdrola will retain […]
A consultation is being launched on a plan that will be used to guide development activity in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters. Members of the public will soon have the opportunity to give feedback on the draft plan. The Marine Spatial Plan has been developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney […]
In "Beyond Integration: Three dynamics reshaping renewables and the grid", a recent global industry research initiative, DNV GL gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across more than 70 countries. The study addressed key questions on how to best move forward the integration of renewables into the global electricity grids to ensure the future […]
From 9th to 12th September 2014, Alnmaritec will be exhibiting at SMM in Hamburg on stand B1.OG/602 for the first time. Alnmaritec joins over 2,100 exhibitors at the leading international trade fair within the maritime industry. “We have always exported our range of boats, and exhibited at shows outside of the UK, however SMM (shipbuilding, […]
As part of the site investigation works, Navitus Bay Development Ltd recently kicked off works on soil sampling at the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm site, which will help with choosing the right design of wind turbine foundations. To figure out the foundation design, fifteen samples of soil will be taken by drilling boreholes in […]
Horizon Geosciences is performing site investigation works on behalf of Navitus Bay Development Limited. DP II vessel Horizon Geobay commenced work on 30th June and was expected to stay at the site for up to three weeks. The proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park is being developed by joint venture between Eneco Wind UK Ltd (Eneco) […]
The offshore renewables industry has launched a bid to attract the UK’s top talent. Further and Higher Education students are being given a chance to find out about the wealth of opportunities the offshore wind industry has to offer in a competition announced today by Norstec. Norstec is a network that brings together key players […]
On her visit to Germany’s Hannover Messe 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a glimpse of ABB’s new hybrid HVDC (high-voltage direct current) circuit breaker, a critical technology in enabling the transition to renewable energy. “Let’s get started with building the new power grid!” Merkel told ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who was briefing her on how […]
AXYS Technologies Inc. has deployed one of its WindSentinel Land Stations on a man-made island at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay as part of a project headed by WeatherFlow Inc. The project is funded by the Virginia Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) with the objective, “Developing an Anchored Wind Monitoring and Forecasting System for […]
As one of the leading offshore wind players, Siemens Wind Power faces the challenges of recruitment more than most. In 2004, when Siemens acquired Danish wind turbine manufacturer Bonus Energy AS, it began with only 800 staff. Since that time huge investments have been made and now nearly 8,000 people are employed globally. Between October 2010 and October 2011, an astonishing 2,000 […]
It was 40 years ago, in the time of the international oil crisis, that some of the first initiatives were undertaken by, what the Dutch now would call, ‘goat-hair wool sock men’ taking a look at wind as a source for generating energy. Reason enough for one of these ‘pioneers’, Chris Westra, to organise a day where the […]
DHI has embarked on a new two-year project in partnership with the Strategic Initiative for Ocean Energy Development (SI OCEAN). The project, supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Program, aims to: Identify practical solutions to remove a range of barriers to large scale wave and tidal energy deployment To deliver a common strategy for maximising […]
DCNS participates in the 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy. This conference gathered global industry and academic experts in marine renewable energy. They share on this growing new industry. DCNS, a world leader in naval defence and an innovative player in energy, showcases its developments in the emerging world market of ocean energy, in which […]
3TIER®, a global leader in renewable energy risk analysis, announced it has been recognized by three organizations for continued, strong growth. For the fourth consecutive year, 3TIER was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State. For the second consecutive year, 3TIER ranked on Deloitte’s Technology Fast […]
Energy consultancy Xodus Group has signed a £10 million investment deal to focus on further growth in the UK and internationally. The major cash boost from Dutch based Sunrise Energy Group and Simmons Parallel Energy Fund signals a period of significant expansion. Xodus, which was launched by chief executive Colin Manson and chief operating officer […]
ODS-Petrodata today announces the release of the International Offshore Wind Vessels Market Report. Covering the growth of the global offshore wind vessel market, this report examines market dynamics such as the events leading us to an oversupply of installation vessels in the near future. With 23 new and specialised installation vessels due to be delivered […]