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The average cost of electricity produced by offshore wind could decrease by 15%, to USD 0.108/kWh, by 2022, or 4% per year, according to a new report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018 report states that offshore wind projects in 2022 would mainly span the range USD 0.06 to USD 0.14/kWh, […]
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the second edition of the Workboat Code, a document aimed at redefining working practices and standards for vessel operators across a number of maritime sectors. Edition 2 of the Workboat Code, developed by an NWA-led working group in cooperation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and with workboat […]
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching a campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs).
The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) has launched the Workboat Crewmember Apprenticeship, dedicated to training future offshore wind crew across England and Wales.
Wave Hub is looking to facilitate floating wind technology testing at its site off Cornwall due to slow progress of the wave energy sector and delays from technology developers that signed up for testing their devices at the site.
Managing the working and rest hours of crews whilst ensuring the successful completion of technician transfers continues to pose a significant challenge in the safe operation of offshore wind crew transfer vessels (CTVs), according to the National Workboat Association (NWA).
With continuous cost reduction, as well as stimulation of innovation and competition, the Dutch government aims at holding the first tender for an offshore wind farm that will not be subsidised in 2026. The information emerged as part of the Energy Agenda, issued by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, which indicates how the Netherlands can […]
The UK’s trade organisation for the renewable energy industries, RenewableUK, has shortlisted NWA Workboat Safety Forum for their “RenewableUK Breakthrough Award”, which is due to be presented to the winner at the RenewableUK Gala Dinner at Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall on 7th October. Philip Woodcock, Chairman of the NWA Workboat Safety Forum said: “I am incredibly proud […]
Australian CETO wave energy technology developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, has set up a base in Cornwall. Carnegie has located in Cornwall having secured a berth at Wave Hub and due to the region’s superb infrastructure, supply chain and suitability for the deployment of the company’s CETO 6 wave technology. "We are delighted to welcome […]
Nordwest Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG (NWA) has developed the insurance concept for the offshore project Nordergründe. The insurance specialist is thus providing a key building block for financing the project, which will cost 410 million euros. The Nordergründe wind farm, which is located 15 kilometres north-east of the island Wangerooge, is owned by wpd […]
On Friday, 22 May, the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (C&IoS LEP), Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly jointly launched their Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Roadmap, which sets out how the public and private sector can work together to deliver the next steps towards the commercialisation of offshore […]
GreenWAVE wave energy device, developed by Oceanlinx, is still in water approximately one kilometre off Carrickalinga Beach in the Encounter Marine Park, South Australia, Victor Harbor Times writes. A year ago, the structure got stranded in Yankalilla Bay after difficulties arose while it was being towed from Port Adelaide to Port MacDonnell, where it was to be situated as a […]
Cornwall Marine Network has announced that its Cornwall Marine Capital Fund, worth GBP 1.85 million is available. It is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, which is operated by the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The key aim of this fund is to support capital project led activities enabling job creation and supporting […]
The Marine Offshore Renewable sector (MOR) has seen £10’s of millions invested in and around Cornwall over the past few years – Wave Hub, FaB Test, Marine Energy Park in Hayle and the COAST test tank at University of Plymouth, etc. Marine renewable energy (MRE) developers from around the world are being encouraged and incentivised to […]
Joe Toland, who proposed a tidal lagoon project in the Bristol Channel, plans to prove the viability of its massive energy project by simulating a shipwreck off Cornwall. “My goal is tidal technology and by developing this artificial ship project using 21st century materials and technology it will replicate what would be in effect a […]
Work has begun on LDD's new, state of the art, BREEAM "Excellent" rated facility in Tolvaddon. This has been made possible through the combined efforts of private sector investment and support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Convergence Programme. The new premises at Tolvaddon Energy Park, Pool, in the heart of Cornwall, will provide over […]
The Isle of Man could see huge benefits from offshore wind development after Tynwald gave its support to the offshore energy strategy, writes Isle of Man (IOM) Today. A report issued by the island's Council of Ministers said that the government could cash in £5m a year from each wind farm they lease off their […]
On Friday 25 October, the Oceanlinx team celebrated with their valued guests the launch of the world's first wave energy converter unit - 'greenWAVE'. Celebrations were held in Adelaide, South Australia, with guests able to walk around and inside the 'greenWAVE' to get a first hand look at this industry leading technology. The event saw […]
Invest in Cornwall, a service of Cornwall Development Company (CDC), has announced the appointment of Amanda Pound to the position of Marine Renewables Business Development Specialist. Amanda will be instrumental in attracting inward investment and will support growth and the global promotion of the indigenous supply chain within Cornwall’s marine renewables sector. Amanda joins the […]
Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon has announced the creation of an Offshore Wind Investment Organisation (OWIO) to boost levels of inward investment and to further stimulate jobs in the UK offshore wind industry, alongside Government support for three offshore wind innovation projects. Energy Minister, Michael Fallon said: “Offshore wind is a major success story […]
To further strengthen Cornwall’s position as a leading centre for marine energy, approximately £2m of Convergence European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) has been made available for marine renewables companies. The GBI (R&D) fund is available to those currently working on concept or prototype development; as well as early stage demonstration or deployment of marine renewable […]
Oceanlinx today unveiled the highly optimised blueWAVE design that is a smaller, lighter and a cheaper wave energy solution for deep water applications. Oceanlinx’s continued development and expertise in the wave energy sector has allowed the company to further improve the blueWAVE design to ensure even better performance and also a reduction in overall costs. […]
Nordwest Assekuranzmakler Gmbh & Co. KG (NWA) has developed insurance programs for the Butendiek offshore wind project. An important component for the financing of the project was laid. Butendiek offshore wind project is located in the North Sea about 32 kilometers west of Sylt. The plan is to install 80 wind turbines with a […]
A politician from Cornwall, Rob Simmons, wrote to Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, saying that the Wave Hub energy project is “lamentable”, the BBC informs. Mr. Simmons told Secretary Cable that Wave Hub could help with employment in the Hayle area, but has now stalled. However, Wave HubLimitedsaid that […]
Cornwall Council has signed a new Protocol of Co-operation with Penghu County Government in Taiwan to jointly promote the research and development of smart grids and renewable energy technologies via an international video link. Smart grids will ultimately allow energy networks to work more effectively, reducing energy costs and usage and allow investment in more […]
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) and The Crown Estate have signed a lease to create FabTest, a new wave energy ‘nursery’ test site inFalmouth Bay on the south coast of Cornwall. The site has also been issued with a marine license by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which allows the mooring of marine energy converter devices. […]