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  • 16 September 2016
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch government’s call for tenders for Borssele III and IV offshore wind sites is set to be launched today, with the period for submitting bids ending at 5 p.m. on 29 September.  As of this tender round, turbines used for projects must have a nominal capacity of 6MW at least, in line with market trends, according […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall has invited applications for funding under a EUR 3 million scientific research programme at the company’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland, to understand the impacts of offshore wind on the environment. A scientific panel has been assembled to advise on the allocation of the funding to study the environment around […]

  • 19 July 2016

    Principle Power and KIC InnoEnergy have entered a partnership which includes a EUR 4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy in bringing Principle Power’s WindFloat to the market. The partnership encompasses advanced technology development and commercialisation, including engineering, third party analysis and certification, business development and dissemination. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018, following a […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Vattenfall has launched Qualification System Wind 2016, an online tool for selection of candidates suitable to carry out specific works for the company’s offshore wind projects off the Netherlands and Denmark. The qualification system applies to the supply and maintenance of wind turbines with at least 6MW of nominal power, as well as geotechnical and geophysical site investigation works to acquire the geological, […]

  • 21 June 2016

    RenewableUK’s event dedicated to the offshore wind industry opened its door this morning. The Global Offshore Wind 2016 exhibition and conference is being held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Manchester.  Offshore WIND, located at stand 169, is exhibiting alongside companies such as Siemens, MHI Vestas, and DONG Energy, which position Global Offshore Wind 2016 as a high-profile industry […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels

    Seawork International, a three-day commercial marine and workboat exhibition, opened its doors for the nineteenth successive time in Southampton on Tuesday, 14 June. The exhibition has been moved to its new permanent home at Mayflower Park, which was unveiled today. The new location has enabled Seawork to expand its offerings to the anticipated 7,500 attendees, which includes over […]

  • 1 June 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The construction of the first wind turbine to be installed off the French coast – Floatgen – was officially launched today. The 2MW offshore wind turbine, set to be put into operation for the first time in 2017, will feature the first full-scale demonstrator of the ring-shaped floating foundation developed and patented by Ideol and built by Bouygues […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Ofgem has launched a tender to enable prospective bidders to compete to own the transmission assets of the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in the Bay of Liverpool. The Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) Tender Round Four (TR4) started on 7 April, Ofgem said. Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm is indirectly owned by DONG Energy A/S (50%), KIRKBI […]

  • 23 March 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Nobelwind has announced the beginning of construction works for Belgian Nobelwind offshore wind farm, also known as Belwind 2 or Bligh Bank II. The first activities will be performed in the port of Oostende, on the REBO site, where the first foundation components are expected to arrive today (March 23). As of the end of […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Port of Odense has launched a comprehensive port extension at Lindø, which will cost around DKK 358 million (approx. EUR 48 million). LINDØ port of ODENSE – named to represent Lindø Industrial Park and its owner, the Port of Odense – will have at disposal additional 500,000 square metres of harbour area, new quays extending more than 1,000 metres, and […]

  • 8 March 2016

    The Wind Power Poland 2016 event, organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and supported by EWEA, opened its door today.  GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland has installed a total of 1.3GW in new capacity as developers pushed forward on projects. To date, the wind industry in Poland supports […]

  • 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

    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 […]