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  • 25 August 2016

    Very soon, postmen will be carrying the 2016 summer edition of the Offshore WIND Magazine in their bags. This is the same edition that will be distributed at the WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition next month.  But that is not the only thing that makes this edition interesting. DONG Energy broke the pattern when they tendered the lowest […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Vessels

    CWind will be exhibiting the third of its aluminium catamarans, the Typhoon TOW, at Seawork this month, together with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), the vessel’s manufacturer. The Typhoon TOW has started its contract off the coast of Kent since joining the fleet in mid-May. This is the third aluminium vessel purchased by CWind from AMC under a multi-vessel […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A trade and technology mission from the UK is visiting Taiwan from 30 May to 1 June to share the UK’s experience on renewable energy, especially on the offshore wind energy industry. With the largest ever number of UK renewable energy delegates to Taiwan, this mission is the first major event of the British Office’s 6-month […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education, Vessels

    BVG Associates (BVGA) has, on behalf of Scottish Enterprise, produced a guide to highlight the opportunities for the oil and gas supply chain in the GBP 210 billion global offshore wind CAPEX and OPEX expected by 2025. The global oil and gas downturn continues to significantly impact the North Sea oil and gas industry. To help companies […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    The former university library of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is set to become a Dutch offshore energy knowledge hub following the opening of the De Oude Bibliotheek Academy (DOB-Academy). DOB-Academy is described as the new education centre and meeting place for professionals in the offshore energy industry. The academy offers training sessions, workshops, seminars for the […]

  • 31 March 2016

    ORE Catapult delivered the second Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) to the UK Offshore Wind Programme Board this month. According to the report, offshore wind costs are falling fast with 12 of 13 cost indicators on or ahead of target. The industry is confident of driving costs below £100/MWh by 2020 on the back of long-term market […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    After reaching the Final Investment Decision for the 1.2 GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm earlier today, Dong Energy has published this short video to put into perspective the size of what is to be by far the largest offshore wind farm ever built. Once completed, Hornsea Project One will be able to meet the electricity […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has released a video showing what level of precision was needed to install 48 foundation posts at the 144MW Westermeerwind offshore wind farm, situated in the Ijsselmeer, an artificial lake in the central Netherlands. Siemens installed the first monopile foundation in March 2015, and proceeded to install the remaining 47 throughout April and May. The 35-meter long foundation piles, […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    DEME is wrapping up a series of nationwide offshore wind supply chain events in the UK with a closing event in London today. Each of the 13 events, organised between November and December 2015, were well attended with over 500 delegates registered in total, the company informed. DEME’s offshore wind roadshow event has been organised in […]

  • 23 November 2015
    R&D

    Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method generates less noise and is up to ten times faster, compared to the impact hammering. The project, carried out by RWE Innogy, Bilfinger Offshore, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall under the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, involved a comparison of the conventional method of impact hammering with […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Offshore wind services provider CWind has completed a week of cable team demonstrations at its training facility in Barrow-in-Furness, where wind farm owners, cable-laying companies and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) service providers from the UK, Benelux and Germany, were given the opportunity to observe the company’s pull-in of an offshore wind power cable. The […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Six operators constructing and operating wind farms off the Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex coasts will come together to emphasise the industry’s importance on 19 November at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft. Offshore Wind Works, one of a series of events around the UK in Offshore Wind Week, facilitated by EEEGR, will see the six major offshore wind […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Energy Department yesterday released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market, including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. Of these 21 projects, 13 projects totaling nearly 6,000 MW, enough to […]

  • 28 September 2015
    R&D

    ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) has released results of a test campaign that took place in June 2014 in the Bremerhaven where IHC IQIP, together with other industrial parties, measured the behaviour of monopile foundations under different driving methods in onshore conditions. Three piles were driven in the soil by hydraulic hammers of […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Technology

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) will hold an open house event for its underwater platform on Monday. The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platform is in its final testing and sea trials after being deployed last month. The FAST platform recoverable instrument platform is designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site. […]

  • 14 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The University of Dundee is to lead a major research project to determine whether cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more effective foundations can be developed for the offshore renewables industry. The project, funded by a £ 1 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will look at the use of screw piles […]

  • 25 June 2015

    Some of the access equipment set up at the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms has recently deemed not fit for purpose by the Health & Safety team at DONG Energy, after which the developer contacted JECS Offshore with a request for scaffolding materials and two teams of scaffolders to work in shifts so that they […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Grid Connection

    The Danish energy company is set to unveil plans for the development of wind energy project offshore Cumbria. Namely, Dong Energy will host a community exhibition where they will present plans for onshore substation which will connect Walney Extension offshore wind farm to the grid, writes In-Cumbria. “This exhibition will be a great opportunity for […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Technology

    Alstom took part in the Thetis exhibition in Nantes, north-western France. The company showcased its two principal technologies, the Haliade offshore wind turbine and the Oceade tidal turbine platform. Alstom has both tidal and offshore wind facilities in the area, so the occasion was also used to organise visits to see the Haliade offshore wind […]

  • 28 May 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The OCEAN WAVE POWER STATION (OWPS) will be presented at “Our Ocean Challenge” demo day in Dordrecht, the Netherlands today. OWPS consists of two large vessels that support a framework with floating standard 45 foot container-sized pontoons. Continuous long ocean waves (so-called swell) move the pontoons that activate huge wing pumps. The pumps circulate a […]

  • 22 May 2015
    R&D, Technology

    In the last couple of days, a wind energy innovation has attracted so much attention that it has not gone unnoticed on Offshore WIND either, even though it involves only small-scale wind. Vortex Bladeless, a Spanish start-up, has developed a bladeless wind turbine and is set to launch its crowdfunding campaign on June 1 to fund part of its commercialization […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    During his visit to Swansea yesterday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has a “real transformational potential” for Swansea, the Evening Post writes.  Along with the clean, green energy, the project could be a major economic boost for the region, Cameron explained. Tidal Lagoon Power Ltd, the company behind the […]

  • 12 May 2015

    The Swedish tidal energy developer, Minesto, is to hold a public consultation event about its plans for 1.5MW project off the coast of Holy Island, Anglesey next week. The tidal energy project will feature underwater ‘kite’ technology. “The DG Holyhead Deep project design and environmental impact assessment are progressing,” said the company in a statement. […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    MarketResearch.com has added a recent report by GlobalData to its offering, which covers the latest developments in the global wind turbine market. GlobalData’s report, Wind Regains Momentum in 2014 and Industry Outlook Improves, reveals that the global wind turbine market is expected to see increased growth in the coming years. In 2014, the global market experienced […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Vessels

    CTruk will bring its latest MPC22 to berth V25 on the Seawork pontoon. The CTruk MPC22 was conceived with round 3 offshore wind parks in mind and is designed to safely deal with rougher seas, longer transits and tougher assignments whilst not neglecting the comfort of passengers and crew. The CTruk MPC22 is a 22m […]