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28 October 2014 Business & Finance

Offshore Energy 2014 Exhibition & Conference opened its door to this year's participants and visitors this morning in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Mr. Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord, Dr. María de Lourdes Melgar Palacios, Under Secretary Hydrocarbons of Mexico, and Coert van Zijll Langhout, Director of Navingo BV, were the keynote speakers at the official opening of […]

24 October 2014

The world’s most experienced offshore wind companies are visiting Baltimore to share their knowledge and meet with Maryland companies who are looking to enter the offshore wind energy industry. The Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s (BizMDOSW) is a 3-day gathering of European and American business executives, government officials, technical experts and academics brought together […]

14 October 2014 Authorities

The UK Planning Inspectorate is holding the first open floor hearing for the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm in Bournemouth. In six open floor sessions, 84 speakers will comment on the offshore wind proposal and after each session the applicant will have an opportunity to respond. Due to the high level of interest, each interested party that has […]

10 October 2014 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

Canada’s test center for in-stream tidal energy technology FORCE has secured a power cable to a barge as part of its trials in the Minas Passage in Bay of Fundy, Canada.  FORCE is performing a series of marine trials to support the deployment of up to four underwater power cables in the near future. These cables are […]

7 October 2014 Business & Finance

Zeeland Seaports recently made a start on work to extend the Westhofkade. BOW Terminal, Zeeland Seaports will extend the existing 300-metre quay by around 175 metres. The quay is expected to be ready for use in mid-2015. The Zeeland ports occupy a prominent position when it comes to the storage and handling of project cargo […]

9 September 2014

The SMM international trade fair has officially opened last night in Hamburg. More than 2,100 exhibitors and over 50,000 visitors are expected, more than ever in the history of this fair. "This is a very special SMM," said Bernd Aufderheide, CEO and President, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. The enormous interest shown by exhibitors and visitors […]

3 September 2014

OWIB opened this morning in Esbjerg with delegates from all over Europe attending the networking and the conference sessions over the next 2 days. A special focus on the British market is being emphasized by the British Ambassador, Vivien Life, who opened the speaking after the opening of the event by Morten Holmager. The Ambassador […]

1 August 2014 Wind Farm Update

Van Oord kicked off the construction works on a 129MW wind farm located in the Dutch area of the North Sea. Yesterday, the wind turbine construction jack-up vessel  Aeolus commenced the foundation installation at Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm. The wind energy project will comprise 43 Vestas V112 wind turbines installed 23 kilometers off the […]

21 July 2014

The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) is planning to conduct a barge anchoring project in the Minas Passage between July 21 and August 7, 2014. A number of vessels will be involved in this operation, including a barge and tugs. The vessels will maneuver and hold station in the Minas Passage while activity […]

4 July 2014

Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Tidal Energy Ltd (TEL) commenced work in Ramsey Sound, Wales' first tidal energy test site. The company will install a single DeltaStream unit off the coast of Pembrokeshire. The project will be used to demonstrate the capability of DeltaStream as a tidal stream generator and will provide evidence on […]

1 July 2014

With the foundation of a joint venture between REEDEREI NSB and offshore specialist OFFCON GmbH, the MPOV (Multi-Purpose-Offshore-Vessel) project with the newly developed vessel types MPOV-62 and MPOV-32 takes a major step towards becoming reality. The MPOV-Wind family is tailor-made to the requirements of the offshore-wind market and offers a highly efficient and cost-optimized concept […]

17 June 2014

WINDFORCE 2014, the Germany’s key event of the offshore wind industry, is taking place in Bremen from 17th to 19th of June. The event comprises International Trade Fair, which is held every two years, and WAB’s 10th offshore conference. International experts will discuss markets, projects, environmental protection and research at the WINDFORCE conference which will […]

4 June 2014

The 9th edition of the Barcelona Global Energy Challenges 2014 will be held on June 19. The conference is supported by the Government of Catalonia and the City Council of Barcelona, as well as the centres of research and investigation of the IREC and the MIT. This 9th edition is structured in 5 plenary sessions led […]

2 June 2014

Global Offshore Wind 2014, taking place from June 11 to June 12 at Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, is now in its 13th year.  The UK’s installed offshore wind capacity is greater than the rest of the world’s combined, and the country has an active, well established, local offshore wind industry, complemented by strong involvement from key […]

27 May 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

As an innovation promoter, KIC InnoEnergy is interested in evaluating the impact of visible innovations on the cost of energy from various renewable energy technologies. For this purpose, KIC InnoEnergy is developing credible future technology cost models for four technologies using a consistent and robust methodology. KIC InnoEnergy has released the first in a series of […]

16 May 2014

The ground-breaking ceremony for the onshore converter station took place at the Dörpen West site in Heede, Germany, yesterday. Representatives of Transmission System Operator TenneT, contractor Alstom and the mayors of the joint municipalities of Dörpen and Heede, together with local and regional politicians and public figures attended the event. The onshore station is a key […]

6 May 2014

Reflecting the busy pace of wind turbine construction this year, North America’s biggest wind energy conference and exhibition started ramping up yesterday with a packed schedule of educational sessions, installation of new board leaders for the American Wind Energy Association, and an expansive exhibition show-floor that will turn into a bustling marketplace when WINDPOWER 2014 […]

2 April 2014 R&D

DNV GL is returning with its annual offshore wind event, the Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference, on 2nd and 3rd April 2014. Now in its twelfth year, the event brings industry leaders together in Hamburg to examine the technical, governmental and financial progress of the German offshore wind market. Following the recent review of the German […]

1 April 2014

All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition (AEC) is the third in the All-Energy series, preceded by conferences in the UK and Australia. AEC focuses on fostering international business relationships, financing and managing risk and powering prosperity for companies now and into the future. The conference brings together experts from the entire spectrum of the renewable energy […]

25 March 2014

All-Energy 2014 will get off to a flying start on Wednesday 21 May with a plenary session featuring both the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, with other speakers including Rob Cormie, Group Operations Director, UK Green Investment Bank and Angela […]

19 February 2014

Wind Energy Asia 2014 has kicked off today on Jeju Island, South Korea and it will last until 21st of February. The WEA 2014 is organized by Creativity Institute, Asia Wind Energy Association, International Convention Center Jeju, KOTRA and the Korea Wind Energy Industry Association. The nation’s leading wind generator manufacturers, power companies, and developers […]

6 February 2014

Crowd Energy, having completed construction and successful testing of its first generation prototype of the Ocean Energy Turbine, will launch a major Kickstarter campaign in March 2014 to construct a second generation turbine and move the project to (SNMREC) Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Florida Atlantic University for verification and open water testing. […]

18 November 2013

EWEA Offshore 2013 Conference and Exhibition will kick off tomorrow morning in Frankfurt, Germany. EWEA Offshore is among the leading pan-European events opening up international business opportunities. The exhibition, attracting participants from more than 60 countries, presents an international platform for the offshore wind energy industry to showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services. […]

17 October 2013 Grid Connection

Survey work has commenced on the new Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. Mainstream Renewable Power will survey the 30km-long cable route with the survey vessel MV Coastal Discovery. The underwater cable will connect to the onshore National Grid connection at Crystal Rig in the Lammermuirs. This survey is expected to be completed in the […]

15 October 2013

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2013 has officially began this morning at 09.30 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Taking place for the sixth time, Offshore Energy continues with the steady growth with over 500 offshore companies showcasing their products. During the opening ceremony the key-note speech was given by Ko Colijn, General Director of Clingendael, who […]

11 September 2013

Industry, policy makers and the public will meet today in North Charleston for a two-day conference to talk about wind energy development in the region. The 2nd Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference will build on the tremendous success of the last year's event. The main topics of this event will be onshore and offshore wind development. […]