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The Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) is launching a new initiative aimed at giving Scottish businesses a head start in developing offshore wind products and services with the help of academic expertise. The initiative features the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), an alliance of 13 Scottish universities offering resources in energy technology development to provide developers with access to academics and […]
Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind is sponsoring a project led by the Wetlands Institute (TWI) dedicated to rescuing stranded horseshoe crabs. The two parties will together execute this year's ReTURN the Favor NJ project, an annual campaign implemented by TWI and partner organizations to support the recovery of New Jersey's horseshoe crab population. According to TWI, each spring horseshoe […]
A Norfolk County Council project to alert SMEs in the region to supply chain opportunities in the offshore wind industry has been approved for GBP 22,000 funding from New Anglia LEP’s first revenue fund. Delivered in conjunction with Vattenfall and Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, this project seeks to build the skills and capabilities of SMEs […]
Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power.
Vineyard Wind plans to invest USD 2 million in training locals for work at its proposed wind farm offshore Massachusetts, US, if the project secures a contract to deliver power to the state's utilities, according to local media.
An initiative led by the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is investigating how to cut offshore wind costs even more by looking at how offshore services can be shared with the oil & gas sector, including supply vessels and helicopters, like in Dutch waters.
The Carbon Trust has launched a new collaborative initiative, the Energy Systems Innovation Platform (ESIP), to solve key issues currently preventing a more effective transition to a low cost and low carbon energy system.
DONG Energy was amongst of 20 major companies, science centres and technical upper secondary schools from all over Denmark that invited approximately 1,000 primary, lower secondary and upper secondary school girls for a visit on Wednesday, 30 November, as part of an initiative that aims to attract more women into engineering studies. 44 second-year female students […]
Following a recent opening of its US office and multiple tender wins within the wind industry, GEV Group, which comprises four subdivisions (GEV Wind Power, GEV Offshore, Oxifree UK and Subsea Masters), has launched a bespoke 1st4Safety initiative. Since the company’s inception in 2008, GEV Group has accumulated over 650,000 working hours without a lost working time incident […]
ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, an initiative of funding programmes from 21 European countries and regions, will open the second call for proposals for European transnational projects on smart grids on 18 April, offering over EUR 20 million in funding for RDD projects. European RDD consortia are invited to submit project proposals by 15 June. This initiative will, […]
3sun Group has won the Best Skills Initiative Award and the Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) Offshore Wind Award at this year’s EEEGR Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the East of England’s energy industry, honouring the achievements and developments of companies over the past 12 months. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on […]
Prontoport a supplier of engineering services to the wind sector, recently launched it's own RUK/GWO and ECITB Accredited Training Academy in cooperation with North Ayrshire Council and the Department of Works and Pensions. The new initiative will aim to provide the medium to long term unemployed with new skills that will open up job opportunities for […]
The European Commission's Energy Union proposal to establish post-2020 legislation for renewables is a clear signal to investors that Europe is open for business on zero-carbon energy, said the chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association. The Vice President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic plans to put forward a Renewable Energy Package as soon […]
A2SEA’s Zero Harm Safety Coach initiative has been nominated for the Renewable UK Health & Safety Award 2015. The award aims to promote the development, implementation and sharing of best practise in health and safety across the offshore renewables sector. An A2SEA Zero Harm Coach acts as a safety ambassador for our safety principles and values, […]
Proper resource mapping is vital for identifying current barriers to the deployment and commercialisation of wave and tidal energy technology. To assist with this, DHI has worked with several partners to develop the Strategic Initiatives for Ocean Energy (SI OCEAN) Data Portal – a GIS-based web client that uses DHI's MIKE CUSTOMISED platform. Funded by the European […]
MERIKA (Marine Energy Research Innovation and Knowledge Accelerator) is an initiative by UHI (University of the Highlands and the Islands), located in Scotland and the UK’s outermost region. Funded by the European Union FP7 (REGPOT) programme, the project seeks to establish a marine energy research and innovation hub in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, […]
The most extensive science and engineering research project to take place in Caithness for many years is occurring this month (September, 2014) from a base at Gills Harbour, on the shores of the 's Inner Sound. Expensive high-tech equipment, under the TIME initiative, has been laid on the Sound's seabed from the 25-metre-long 'multi-cat' vessel […]
John Macaskill, Head of Renewables (Europe) at Bureau Veritas has given his view on the Norstec Academy, launched on May 15. "I am proud to be part of this industry, helping to create a sustainable clean energy sector and exploiting our significant natural resources. However we are only at the start of this evolution and it will have […]
Offshore Wind Denmark has launched a new initiative to improve the competitiveness in the Danish offshore wind sector. Innovation groups will push developments, where companies in the offshore industry can meet and cooperatively develop new commercial and technical solution. "The innovation initiative is aimed at all companies affiliated with offshore wind energy in Denmark. This […]
The University of Delaware will steer the way toward making offshore wind turbines a reality in the United States through a new initiative announced yesterday at a major industry conference. The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, housed at the University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will serve as an independent catalyst for offshore wind […]
Members of European, national and regional parliaments have signed a Joint Declaration on the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) expressing the need for a stronger cooperation among the 10 NSCOGI countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom). As the parliamentarians point out in their Joint […]
As part of the implementation of the Government’s Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark, 21 initiatives are now being launched in order to target education and training in the offshore sector, as well as to further qualify the labour force and create growth and jobs. The offshore industry is one of Denmark’s commercial positions […]
Teachers from Hull, East Riding and Teesside schools are being sought to become wind energy champions as Forewind launches the next stage of its innovative education initiative, Champions for Wind. Ten teachers will be awarded bursaries to develop and implement wind energy careers related activities for their students as part of the initiative being run […]
President Obama launched a new initiative for the United States to lead the world in mitigating climate change and to create new jobs and obtain a cleaner environment that will accompany the shift to cleaner energy sources. Offshore wind is a substantial resource the United States can tap as part of this clean energy transition. […]
The bi-partisan Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is calling on the Obama Administration and Congress to make a "national investment" in offshore wind "through adequate and stable financial and tax incentives" to "position us as leaders in an emerging global industry". Their new report, 'Charting The Course, Securing the Future of America's Oceans', states: "The Administration's […]
A concerted campaign across the East of England to generate the skills needed for the region’s future energy sector is beginning to bear fruit. Demand for skilled workers is rising dramatically with the new projects and development for the extended life of the Southern North Sea gas industry, the prospect of a new nuclear power […]