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29 February 2016 R&D, Technology

KIC InnoEnergy has recently made a number of new appointments in Poland and Germany, as part of its ongoing drive to connect industry with innovative products and solutions across east and west Europe. In Poland, Jakub Miler has been appointed as CEO and Marcin Lewenstein has been appointed as Clean Coal and Gas Thematic Leader. […]

19 February 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

National Grid has started installing the cofferdams for the subsea cables which will connect the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in US waters, developed by Deepwater Wind, with Block Island. The next step involves a process called horizontal directional drilling (HDD), which creates a boring through which a conduit, and ultimately the submarine cables, […]

1 February 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Schneider Electric has joined KIC InnoEnergy as a shareholder and formal partner. Schneider Electric has been an associate partner of KIC InnoEnergy since it was launched in 2010. This change of partnership status will see Schneider Electric taking an increased commitment in the activities and the governance of the company. Sylvain Paineau, Schneider Electric’s Innovation […]

22 January 2016 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

National Grid has begun working on the infrastructure that will connect the first American offshore wind farm to the network. The utility, which will own and operate the USD 107 million connection, has started with test borings on both Block Island and Rhode Island, where the onshore infrastructure will be built to connect Deepwater Wind's Block Island offshore wind […]

15 January 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

KIC InnoEnergy has launched the Call for Innovation Proposals 2016 in their bid to propel new innovations from the sustainable energy field to market. The Call is seeking European businesses – start-ups, SMEs or larger, that have an innovation in sustainable energy but that need support commercialising their new service or product. The aim of […]

5 January 2016 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Onshore works for the Hornsea Project One wind farm are scheduled to start this month with the construction of an onshore substation at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire.   This will be followed by burying an onshore cable underground and works around the landfall site where the onshore cable meets the offshore cable. The cable route on land will run approximately […]

30 October 2015 Wind Farm Update

RWE will start building the Galloper offshore wind farm next month, after the final investment decision was made with three new partners on board for the project. UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital have joined RWE Innogy in becoming 25% joint equity partners of the 336MW offshore wind project off the coast […]

12 October 2015

A conference dedicated to the offshore wind industry kicked off today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Those attending the Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) 2015, held by Dutch company Navingo BV, will get to hear some of the most prominent industry professionals discussing the most important topics in the offshore wind sector.  The theme of this year's conference is […]

15 September 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

HUSUM Wind trade fair, where industry businesses and representatives have came together to showcase their innovations and services – onshore and offshore – along the whole supply chain, has officially opened. During the opening ceremony representatives of government, industry and associations emphasised the importance of wind power for the success of the transition to renewable energy […]

20 August 2015 Wind Farm Update

The installation of offshore wind turbines has started at Dutch 144MW Westermeerwind site with the erection of turbine tower. The towers are transported from the port of Amsterdam to the construction site in Ijsselmeer in two parts, with a height of 50 and 40 metres, via ‘De Schelde’ pontoon. Equipped with the 11350 Liebherr crane, […]

21 July 2015 Wind Farm Update

Block Island Wind Farm, the U.S. first offshore wind project, has entered the offshore construction phase, according to Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's CEO. "Heading offshore - ready to build," Grybowski wrote on his social media page today. The main installation vessel, the Weeks 533, was mobilized for work this weekend following the arrival of wind turbine foundations at the […]

8 July 2015 Wind Farm Update

Pile driving of the monopile "SB 62" at Sandbank offshore wind site has begun, marking the start of construction of the wind farm 90 km off the coast of Sylt. Seventy two Siemens 4 MW wind turbines will be set up, providing an installed capacity of 288 MW. The offshore wind farm is planned to be fully commissioned in […]

1 July 2015 Contracts & Tenders

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc will today begin the tendering process for three main operations and maintenance (O&M) contract packages to support the £1billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Having previously named General Electric and Andritz Hydro as preferred bidders to manage the operations and maintenance of the lagoon’s turbines and power generation facilities, Tidal Lagoon […]

16 June 2015 Vessels

Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition and conference, Seawork International 2015, has opened its doors again for the eighteenth year running. Over 600 exhibitors have filled the halls, quayside and marina to the gunnels at the ABP Port of Southampton, with over 10,000 products and more than 7,350 visitors due on site over the three days […]

19 May 2015

The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has welcomed news that E.ON has confirmed it will invest in and build the £1.3 billion, Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, which will be situated 13 km off the Sussex coast, alongside its partner in the project, the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB). Huub den Rooijen, Head […]

18 May 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

KIC InnoEnergy has launched Delphos, a revolutionary online tool, which is now available on KIC InnoEnergy website. Delphos aims to make it easier for innovators to bring products to market by predicting the impact that innovation will have on the cost of energy. Currently available for innovations in the field of wind energy (onshore and offshore), it will soon […]

6 May 2015

All-Energy conference and exhibition opened its doors today at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow.  The move from Aberdeen to Glasgow has been greeted with enthusiasm by exhibitors, visitors and speakers. The event plays an important role for Glasgow during its Green Year. All-Energy is expected to bring a GBP 4.6 million boost to Glasgow's economy, […]

6 May 2015 Authorities

The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be taken through the full ETV process, and […]

27 April 2015 Wind Farm Update

Today, Deepwater Wind is set to officially start the construction phase of its Block Island offshore wind farm, according to Providence Journal. The construction start will be celebrated at Specialty Diving Services, a company which will manufacture components of the foundation substructures for Block Island OWF's wind turbines. Steel jacket structures for five offshore wind foundations are being built […]

15 April 2015

KIC InnoEnergy, the European company for innovation, education and business creation in sustainable energy, has nominated five innovators for the 2015 European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Awards. The winners will be announced at INNOVEIT 2015 in Budapest, Hungary on 6th May. “Our goal is to support innovation in Europe’s sustainable energy sector, and […]

20 March 2015 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

ANTS Offshore has started its new service for the supply of the North Sea offshore wind farms with the chartered DP II ship ABIS Dundee. It offers constant and unscheduled supply and waste disposal of the offshore stations, the wind parks of the different North Sea wind clusters and the offshore construction sites. The settlement is […]

4 March 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

KIC InnoEnergy has announced the 2014 results of its sustainable energy innovation project support programme, which recorded 28 newly enrolled high potential project consortia in just one year, adding up to 65 new projects since 2013, for which KIC InnoEnergy mobilized 80 million euros of investment. The success of this investment programme, which aims to boost […]

13 February 2015

A special interest group for the marine industry in the east of England energy sector is to be launched next month. The group will examine how the industry uses the diverse range of vessels across the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors in the Southern North Sea – from catamarans to huge jack-ups used to […]

9 February 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

KIC InnoEnergy, the European company for innovation, education and business creation in sustainable energy, has announced the launch of a new call for proposals to develop innovative products and services, as part of their ambitious support programme dedicated to boosting sustainable innovations in Europe. KIC InnoEnergy’s objective is to offer comprehensive support to public and […]

22 January 2015

Danish energy company, Dong Energy, welcomed today's ground-breaking ceremony of Siemens' wind turbine manufacturing and assembly facilities in Hull. Brent Cheshire, UK Country Chairman of DONG Energy commented: "As the market leader in offshore wind energy, we are delighted to see that construction is underway for Siemens' project construction, assembly and service centre at Green Port Hull. […]

14 January 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

KIC InnoEnergy has published, together with Questel Consulting, a unique report on innovation to provide an in-depth understanding of the global competitive energy landscape. The Top 10 Energy Innovators in 100 Energy Priorities report is the first to identify and rank the top industry and academic players worldwide at the same time according to their […]