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Ecofys started a trial with the combination of seaweed cultivation and offshore wind energy. Thursday, 01 March, the cultivation module left the NIOZ harbour on the Dutch island of Texel for a disused sand extraction area 10 kilometres west of the island. By late June, Ecofys hopes to harvest the first supply of Dutch seaweed […]
The seminar "Power to the Winds of Change", with keynote speakers Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of Solar Impulse, Mr. Jaak Rutten, CEO of C-Power, Mr. Melchior Wathelet, Belgian Secretary of State for Environment and Mobility, and Serge de Gheldere, CEO of futureproofed and the Belgian Climate Ambassador, will offer a nuanced insight into […]
A replacement wind turbine installation vessel will arrive on site at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in February to help reduce delays to the 317MW project’s forecast schedule following a period of unseasonally poor weather. The state-of-the-art, self-propelled 76m jack-up vessel Seajacks Leviathan, owned by Great Yarmouth-based firm Seajacks and operated out of the […]
Development of Shipping and Ports Facilities will play significant role in supporting growth of ocean energy industry The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in conjunction with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) have published the first report on the future shipping and ports requirements for the Irish marine renewable energy industry. The study […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has completed its detailed site evaluation and conceptual design study of a proposed 5MW CETO commercial demonstration project in Irish waters. The conceptual design and site project study was 50% funded by the Irish Government’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) under the Ocean Energy Prototype Research […]
ESB’s ocean energy project, Westwave, has been awarded a grant of €238,000 by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The grant is awarded under SEAI’s Ocean Energy Prototype Research and Development Programme which focuses on the development and deployment of ocean energy devices and systems, with an emphasis on industry-led projects. The grant is […]
From his office in a converted Victorian schoolhouse, Neil Kermode can see little more than centuries-old stone buildings and narrow streets better suited to horse carts than Land Rovers. Yet Kermode, head of the European Marine Energy Centre in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, will tell you he can also see the future. Orkney, a collection of […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited , Australia's most advanced wave energy company, welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Treasurer the Hon Wayne Swan MP, Senator the Hon Chris Evans and Melissa Parke MP to its Fremantle wave energy research facility . Carnegie’s Managing Director and CEO Dr Michael Ottaviano and its […]
A single EU electricity market may result in higher costs for Irish consumers, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in a paper published today. The paper says incentives for wind and wave and tidal generation should be scrapped. The paper, A Review of Irish Energy Policy (the link to the report […]
EastPort UK today announced the outer harbour had been selected by A2Sea as the reloading base for the installation of wind turbines on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Danish headquartered A2Sea A/S, whose main shareholders are DONG Energy and Siemens, is the most experienced installation contractor in the offshore wind market. Since installing turbines […]
The European supergrid plan will explore linking up green energy projects in the North, Baltic and Irish Seas and enable Europe to meet its... (utilitiesnetwork) [mappress] Source: utilitiesnetwork, January 25, 2011
Ireland must take advantage of the UK's plans to develop invest up to €60bn on offshore wind projects in the Irish and Celtic Seas,... By Rachel Neliigan (insideireland) [mappress] Source: insideireland, October 15, 2010;
SeaEnergy PLC today announces its results for the six months ended 30 June 2010. Operational highlights: Offshore activity on SeaEnergy’s Round 3 Zone 1 site at Moray Firth has commenced, with geophysical, met-ocean and bird surveys all underway. A consent application along with an Environmental Impact Assessment is due for submission in 2012. Arrangements with […]
The Joint Venture Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau Gmbh – GeoSea NV, both of them members of the Belgian dredging, marine engineering and environmental Group DEME, has been awarded two different contracts for prepiling and installation works to construct both the EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm, 32 km north of the island of Rügen, and the Trianel West Borkum II wind farm, 45 km north of the East Frisian Island Borkum in German waters.
SeaEnergy is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusivity agreement with Ampelmann, a high-tech offshore access solutions developer, to secure use of Ampelmann’s ship-based self stabilizing platforms. This agreement takes SeaEnergy an important step closer to the launch of a marine services business aimed at providing support services for the construction, commissioning and […]
Leading European energy company, Vattenfall, has awarded A2SEA a contract to transport 30 5MW RePower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea. In addition to providing the specialist jack-up barge SEA JACK and its experienced crew, A2SEA will take care of all […]
Draka Offshore announced today they have been awarded the array cabling contract for the Walney 2 project from Dong Energy in Denmark. This announcement follows the recent completion of the company's expansion to its subsea production facility. "The Walney 2 project represents our first major wind farm project following our expansion,'' said Martin Dale, commercial […]
SSE has re-issued a contract notice for offshore and nearshore geotechnical survey works at the Arklow Bank offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
NKT has commissioned the high-voltage cable system on the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Walney Extension, a 659MW wind farm in the Irish Sea, is scheduled to become the world's biggest offshore wind farm in a few days and throw the 630MW London Array off the throne.
DONG Energy has appointed Jones Bros to help build new quayside infrastructure for the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm being built in the Irish Sea.
VOS Start, Vroon's walk-to-work vessel, performed 200 transfers facilitating more than 850 persons to transition pieces during its first six weeks of operations on DONG Energy's Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea, Vroon reported.
Van Oord has shared a video of the company's heavy lift vessels - Aeolus and Svanen - installing the 87 foundations on DONG Energy's Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Dutch offshore construction specialist Van Oord has installed all 87 foundations at DONG Energy's 659MW Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
Vroon's newly built VOS Start has arrived to ABP’s Port of Barrow prior to heading out to DONG Energy's Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea, the vessel's first commercial contract.
VOS Start was christened yesterday, 20 July, at a ceremony held at Damen Shiprepair in Amsterdam. The vessel will be delivered to MHI Vestas in August, starting its first charter at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.