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  • 6 April 2020
    Industry Contribution, Jobs & Recruitment

    TWD develops the methods and designs the equipment contractors need to efficiently realize major construction projects. Through the years we have built up a track record full of engaging projects. We are, amongst other, active in the heavy civil industry. A project we are proud of is the ‘walking piling gate’, a piling solution which […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    LocalGrid Technologies has partnered with National Instruments (NI) to develop a smart grid-ready platform that can be customized to meet the needs of different grid applications. At the heart of the innovative platform is embedded database technology from Raima. As countries across the world look to secure their energy supplies and reduce reliance on traditional […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    For CT Offshore, planning Borkum Riffgrund 1 from a cabling installation point of view has required more than a little creativity. For A2SEA, getting to and from DONG Energy’s Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm development, located 45 km off the German coast, is pretty much a straight-lined round trip from the port of Esbjerg in Denmark, […]

  • 20 April 2010
    Business & Finance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bipartisan group of five U.S. Senators introduced legislation today that would spur research on potential offshore wind projects, expand incentives for offshore wind development, and require the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a comprehensive roadmap for the deployment of offshore wind.

  • 11 July 2013
    Ports & Logistics, R&D

    The New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) yesterday released a comprehensive study on the physical, biological, wildlife and geographic characteristics of the Atlantic Ocean impacting New Yorkers. The results of the New York Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study will lay the groundwork for selecting offshore areas where wind development could be most suitable and appropriate […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities

    Governor McDonnell announced that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission has voted unanimously to approve proposed construction of a 479-foot-tall, five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype in the lower Chesapeake Bay, three miles off the Eastern Shore town of Cape Charles. The construction of the prototype turbine is scheduled to be completed in late 2013, which would […]

  • 12 December 2010
    Technology

    Responding to demand from the rapidly expanding European wind energy market, the shipping entrepreneurs J.R. Arends and S. Schakelaar decided to establish SeaZip Offshore Service BV. Started in December 2010, the company focuses on the development and operation of specialised service vessels, mainly for the transfer of personnel and goods to and from offshore wind […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Siemens has analyzed the electrical power producing systems across Europe and identified considerable potential for optimization, especially in connection with plans to expand power generation from renewable energy sources. The crux lies in the choice of location: If installations were built at the sites in Europe that offer the highest power yields, some EUR 45 […]

  • 29 December 2010

    Life on the green front has been admittedly glum in 2010. A series of deadly spills and explosions, only the least of which was the BP Gulf mess, haven’t yet led to serious reforms; what’s more, the climate bill died a tortured death in the U.S. Senate this summer. All while we are on track […]

  • 26 January 2015

    One of the major cost elements in developing an offshore wind farm is to be found in the area of cabling and grid connection. There are significant costs incurred with the production of the inter array and export cables, their installation and the related connection activities ensuring the transfer of the energy produced to the […]

  • 15 March 2010
    Grid Connection

    Elia System Operator (Elia), the Belgian transmission system operator (TSO), and Industry Funds Management (IFM), one of the largest global infrastructure investment managers, announced on 12 March the signing of an agreement under which they will acquire the German regional transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (50Hertz) from Vattenfall Europe AG, Germany’s third largest electricity […]

  • 22 July 2011

    Cape Wind, the offshore wind farm famous for its 10-year fight against Cape Cod’s most prominent NIMBYs, will likely be the first U.S. project in federal waters. But there are three smaller pilot projects slated for state waters off Rhode Island, New Jersey and Ohio that are more likely to settle regulatory, permitting and finance […]

  • 2 February 2012
    Business & Finance

      Binani Industries Limited, the holding company of USD 1.6 billion Braj Binani Group, today announced the acquisition of 3B – The Fibreglass Company (‘3B’), a Europe-based major in fibreglass products and technologies. Binani Industries Limited is one of India’s leading global diversified business houses, with interests in cement, zinc, glass fibre, composites and ready-mix […]

  • 14 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

      Following the launch of Austal’s Wind Express series in mid 2010, Austal announces the award of a contract for the design and construction of three purpose-built 21 metre offshore support vessels (OSVs) for Turbine Transfers Limited, based in Holyhead, United Kingdom. The Austal built OSV catamarans will be used to transport service crews and […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Authorities

    As part of President Obama’s all of the above approach to energy, the Obama Administration joined with the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will streamline the efficient and responsible development of offshore wind resources in the Great Lakes. This effort […]

  • 29 December 2014

    While the industry is looking at ways to assemble a turbine onshore so it can be installed at sea in one operation, at the moment the common method still is to install it in several stages at sea. The foundations are installed first and followed by the tower and the WTG. Whether the foundations are […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Baker Consultants Limited, a seven year-old ecological consultancy that recently began work on Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind sites, has experienced significant growth in the last few years and proved its competence within the offshore wind industry by working on two major projects, including Borkum Riffgrund 1. In an interview with Offshore WIND, […]

  • 12 February 2015
    R&D

    In the energy industry there is a tendency to present the future of energy production as an “either or” situation. Many think of specific energy sources as the only possible solution to the future of energy production while ignoring the realities of a large and complicated industry.

  • 12 November 2012

    On the second day of the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference held in Amsterdam RAI, one of our reporters made an exclusive interview with the Director Industry of Bureau Veritas Mr. Yvo Jansen. Hereby we are bringing you a part of their conversation. – What is the process behind acquiring a regulatory certificate in the […]

  • 15 December 2015

    The young offshore wind energy sector is making a far greater use of vessels than the older oil and gas sector ever did. Following the self-elevating crane vessels, or selfpropelled jack platforms with cranes, or Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIVs), this sector has taken the lead in the development of a second innovative vessel, namely the walk to work vessel. There are people […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.

  • 12 December 2012
    Environment

    In a first of its kind collaboration, a coalition of leading environmental organizations and offshore wind developers has agreed to a series of voluntary measures that will protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, while helping to expedite responsible offshore wind development, in the Mid-Atlantic. Building upon proposed federally mandated protections, the Conservation Law Foundation […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    IBERDROLA projects average Ebitda and net earnings for the 2012-2014 period in line with the €7.65 billion and €2.8 billion recorded in 2011, enabling it to continue remunerating shareholders at a gross annual average of about €0.3 per share. The Group will achieve this through a strategy focused on moderating investments, which will be directed […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    E.ON released financial result for 2011. “Despite a difficult business environment, we have made very good progress in implementing our strategy and reorganizing our company. We moved resolutely forward on our consolidation course; the worst adverse effects are behind us. E.ON 2.0, our efficiency-enhancement program, is making good. The earnings growth at our renewables business […]

  • 25 September 2011
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

      American Superconductor Corporation, a global power technologies company, reported financial results for fiscal year 2010 ended March 31, 2011, and the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 ended June 30, 2011. The company’s fiscal 2010 results include previously announced restatements of results for the second and third quarters of fiscal 2010. The company has […]

  • 29 May 2012

    Some 500 industry experts are expected at the SMM Offshore Dialogue, hosted for the second time by Hamburg Messe, with support from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The workshop is to be held in the framework of SMM 2012, the world’s leading maritime industry fair, at the Hamburg Fair site. The focus […]