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5 December 2011

Richard Yemm was presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry at Thursday evening’s Scottish Green Energy Awards in Edinburgh. The award from Scottish Renewables was sponsored by Highlands & Islands Enterprise and recognises exceptional contribution to the renewables industry. In the announcement of the award, Scottish Renewables recognised Richard’s long standing and […]

20 July 2018 Authorities

German offshore wind industry has urged the country’s government to ramp up its offshore wind energy game if it wants to achieve the goal of covering 65% of Germany’s power generation with renewable energies by 2030. 

28 June 2018

Global business means global coverage 24/7 and, over the last eight years, OffshoreWIND.biz has been working on positioning itself as the number one information source for everyone active in or connected to the offshore wind industry.

20 July 2016

European renewable associations have issued a joint statement saying legislative proposals must now deliver on the binding renewable energy target.  In October 2014, 28 EU Heads of State agreed that a binding target for renewables should be set at the EU level to meet their collective climate and energy ambition. Since then, the European Parliament […]

20 July 2016

The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. The number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first half of the year, […]

10 June 2016

The offshore wind industry will soon launch its latest reference guide: the Offshore WIND Vessel Directory 2016. The third edition of the directory, produced in close cooperation with the vessel builders and operators in the industry, offers an updated overview of the available vessels in the market and, for the first time includes the Multicat […]

9 May 2016 Business & Finance, Vessels

The offshore wind industry will soon launch its latest reference guide: the Offshore WIND Vessel Directory 2016. This third edition of the directory, produced in close cooperation with the vessel builders and operators in the industry, offers an updated overview of the available vessels in the market and, for the first time includes the Multicat […]

28 September 2015

Although it is nothing new for countries and companies to invest in renewable energy, it seems like this ‘alternative’ form of energy production grows faster  than ever. The IEA reported recently that renewable energy could surpass coal, nuclear power, and natural gas as the world’s largest source of electricity within only 15 years. That’s one […]

14 July 2015 Training & Education

In conjunction with Hull College and Jobcentre Plus, Maersk Training is hosting an Open Day on Tuesday, 21 July, to showcase the Level 1 Certificate in Safe Working Practice in the Wind Turbine Industry (QCF). The open day will take place from 13:00 to 16:00 at Hull College, Room QG413, Queens Gardens, Wilberforce Drive, Hull […]

14 April 2015 Authorities

Following today’s launch of the UK Conservative Party’s election manifesto, RenewableUK released a response to its content. RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive Maf Smith said: “The Conservatives’ manifesto spectacularly fails to recognise the high level of support among ordinary voters for onshore wind, which stays consistently at two-thirds of the British public. The Tories have also failed to acknowledge the […]

18 March 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) was well represented at the EWEA Offshore exhibition by several partner stands, three presentations and four posters – of which Yngve Heggelund’s poster was declared the best in the category “Resource assessment”. The poster “A fast reduced order method for assessment of wind farm layouts” competed against almost forty other […]

14 March 2015 Training & Education

Companies working in the oil, gas and renewables industries across the East of England have signed a special covenants to support and employ ex-military personnel. They promised to continue to employ people leaving the Army, Royal Navy and RAF by signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant at the East of England Energy Group’s (EEEGR) energy conference and […]

9 December 2014 Business & Finance

Major international energy companies remain enthusiastic about wind farm prospects off the East of England coast despite recent setbacks like the shelving of the Galloper project off Suffolk. That was the message from James Gray, inward investment director for EEEZ (the East of England Energy Zone), back from the Renewable UK 2014 Conference and Exhibition […]

1 October 2014

Cost reductions are a huge industry focus. I am confident that we can lower the levelized costs of energy by 30 to 40  percent for those projects that will achieve FID in 2020. Of all the possible reductions in CapEx and OpEx, one of the innovations that needs to come forward is standardization of offshore […]

25 August 2014 Business & Finance

German Wind Energy Association (BWE) will be present at WindEnergy Hamburg from 23 to 26 September as the event’s partner, representing its 20,000 members. One month before the opening of the trade fair, BWE’s CEO Henning Dettmer said: “Some 119,000 workers in the onshore and 18,800 employees in the offshore sector put every effort into […]

10 June 2014

Samuel Leopold, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Wind Power, has addressed the issue of safety in the offshore wind industry. A2SEA has published Mr. Leopold’s article on this subject: The offshore wind industry is facing two must-win battles. We need to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind turbines; and we need to improve […]

4 April 2014 R&D

Ocean energy can make a significant contribution to European energy security, but the EU and its Member States must act now in a coordinated manner to make this happen, according to the ocean energy industry. This call to action comes ahead of the first convening of the Ocean Energy Forum today in Brussels, which brings […]

10 March 2014 Authorities

The East of England’s crucial role in helping meet the UK’s future energy needs won praise from Energy Minister Michael Fallon at the SNS2014 Conference gala dinner at Norfolk Showground, Norwich, last week. He said it was important for Government and industry to work together to maximise benefits from vast energy potential in the region […]

23 December 2013 R&D, Technology

The managing director of the world’s leading marine energy test facility has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the renewable energy industry at the Scottish Green Energy Awards, held on December 6. Neil Kermode, managing director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, was presented with the ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award at the […]

31 October 2013 Authorities

Recent political messaging risks undermining the new jobs and investments the renewable energy industry stands poised to deliver, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) warns. The REA’s latest twice-yearly members’ business confidence survey reveals that businesses are more confident now that they will boost turnover, new business and employment over the next six to twelve months […]

23 October 2013

Owned and operated by two international leaders in offshore engineering expertise, Pelagian and Pioneer Consulting announced their new joint venture: P2 Offshore Consulting. Based on its owners’ worldwide expertise in subsea cables, P2 Offshore Consulting offers specialist marine consulting and management services to U.S. offshore renewable energy projects. Currently attending the AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER 2013 […]

16 July 2013

EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

11 July 2013

New research from Oxford University says Pentland Firth promises to be one of the best sites in the world for tidal power. Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager for Scottish Renewables, said:  “This latest report confirms what the industry has known for some time; the Pentland Firth is one of the best sites in the world […]

13 June 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Supply chain companies are being urged to tap into opportunities in the UK’s growing offshore wind industry – worth a potential £2 billion a year between now and 2025.  The figures are highlighted in a new guide from Scottish Enterprise and the Crown Estate – The Guide to UK Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance – […]

22 May 2013

Aquamarine Power has received full consent from the Scottish Government for the world’s largest wave energy site off the north-west coast of Lewis. The 40MW project will see the deployment of up to 50 Oyster devices along the coast at Lag na Greine, near to Fivepenny Borve. Responding to the announcement made at the All-Energy conference […]

16 May 2013 Authorities

The first meeting of the new offshore wind sector council will take place today co-chaired by Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) of ScottishPower and Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon. The meeting comes as government and the industry prepare to deliver the offshore wind industrial strategy which will be published in the coming months. […]