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  • 1 February 2011
    R&D

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Industry Primer: Wind Energy 2010” report to their offering. This comprehensive primer on the wind industry covers the entire wind value chain, from components manufacturers to wind farm owner/operators. The 122-page report is intended to help institutional investors, lenders and private equity professionals quickly get up […]

  • 16 July 2013

    EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Global Renewable Energy Company Mainstream Renewable Power (Mainstream) has announced the successful signing of a corporate facility for up to EUR 60 million provided by Macquarie Group (Macquarie). Under the terms of the transaction Mainstream will receive an initial EUR 40 million corporate-level facility, with provision for an additional EUR 20 million of capital at […]

  • 20 February 2017

    By Britta Rollert, Director Marketing and Communication, Fraunhofer IWES Before the market launch of newly developed or modified prototypes for offshore applications, the need for extensive tests and feedback from experience gathered in the field is essential. Testing is an opportunity to improve the turbines and technologies in use further and faster in the future. […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Jeroen de Haas, chairman of the Board of Management: “We are proud of this result. It was achieved in a year in which great uncertainty affected economic activities and the confidence of businesses and consumers. In that context, it is satisfying to note that Eneco is able to realise further growth with its sustainability strategy. […]

  • 14 February 2013

    It was 40 years ago, in the time of the international oil crisis, that some of the first initiatives were undertaken by, what the Dutch now would call, ‘goat-hair wool sock men’ taking a look at wind as a source for generating energy. Reason enough for one of these ‘pioneers’, Chris Westra, to organise a day where the […]

  • 25 April 2013

    By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that Tom Kiernan has been named as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kiernan has served as President of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) since 1998. On May 28, he will officially take the helm at AWEA, the […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      A boat with suspension, a giant robotic arm and a vessel resembling a seahorse are just three of the innovative concepts shortlisted by the Carbon Trust as part of a competition to solve the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely on to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in wave heights up […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Grid Connection

    The creation of hundreds of jobs and production of huge amounts of home grown renewable energy is one step closer today as RWE npower renewables makes a series of announcements about the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm. The company, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy developers, is announcing a consultation on the wind farm’s […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    In a bid to help reduce offshore wind energy costs by 40% by 2020, Tata Steel recently delivered 400 tonnes of 3D profiled and submerged arc welded (SAW) tubular steel to Bladt Industries.  The Danish wind turbine foundation manufacturer will use the steel to build an innovative suction bucket foundation that will be tested at […]

  • 27 March 2017

    Fourteen years ago in 2002 the Sif Group made 80 monopiles for the Horns Rev wind farm off the Danish coast near Esbjerg. These piles were four metres in diameter, the thickness of the steel was five centimetres, and they weighed between 180-230 tonnes depending on their length. In 2016, Offshore WIND was invited to visit the new Sif Group production, storage and load-out terminal built on Maasvlakte 2, the new area of reclaimed land extending the Port of Rotterdam even further out into the Southern part of the North Sea.

  • 23 March 2015

    In the design phase of an offshore wind farm, met data will be one of the influencing factors that play a part in the choice of WTG. The meteorological services that can be involved in the decision at this stage are detailed model data sets of wave and wind conditions to input into Computational Fluid […]

  • 25 January 2016

    Adwen’s 8 MW turbine is already competitive in the offshore wind market, which is continuously working on lowering the Cost of Energy (CoE), Rémi Coulon, Chief Commercial Officer of the joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, told Offshore WIND in an interview. Meeting the goal of €100/MWh by 2020 for offshore wind power is attainable, […]

  • 7 August 2013

    Offshore wind energy continues to experience an increasing share of the electricity generation market in Europe. Both the UK and Germany have set up ambitious goals to further expand their offshore wind energy capacity. Relatively smaller countries such as Belgium for example are also stepping up their offshore capacity and are investing in research projects […]

  • 6 October 2015

    The offshore wind industry is not really doing anything exceptional when it comes down to the basics. Wind turbine generators, WTGs, have been around onshore since one of the first electricity-generating wind turbines was built to power a holiday home in 1887 in Marykirk, Scotland. Offshore platforms were built in the early 20th century for […]

  • 8 October 2012

    On 27 September, Offshore WIND was present, along with other press and 250 industry representatives, at the official inauguration of the Large Climate Test Chamber which forms part of the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), strategically located in a warehouse on the Churchill Dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. This public testing and […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling”.  Mr. Tongue’s current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

  • 21 October 2015

    During the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015, Offshore WIND met with Yarco Hoddenbach, Business Analyst at Seaway Heavy Lifting. As the offshore wind market is maturing in Europe, we looked into how government is supporting the further expansion of the industry. Also, we bring you a glimpse of other regions with aspiration towards developing offshore wind. […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The UK currently has the largest offshore wind market in the world, with an installed capacity amounting to over 3.6GW, and a currrent development pipeline of up to almost 40GW capacity in the future. There are two development rounds in progress and an ambitious third round waiting to kick off. However, this third round is […]

  • 4 May 2015

    It was only 4 years ago at Seawork International 2011 that a completely new class of offshore wind farm vessels was defined when a new vessel, 26 metres long with a 10 metres beam, was named Marineco Shamal and handed over to the owner Marineco. So began the class of 26. As this article is […]

  • 8 June 2017

    Markets Outlook: NWEA NWEA actively promotes the utilisation of wind power in the Netherlands, on land and offshore. By initiating and supporting policy change to optimise wind energy deployment throughout the entire value chain, NWEA is actively involved in liaising with the national government. Moreover, NWEA supports companies in their endeavors to get foothold in the […]

  • 30 October 2012

    The Conbit team delivered major tools to the new jack up vessel of Seajacks. Conbit supplied monopile handling tools for the Meerwind installation campaign, which the British wind farm installation specialist will execute with the new vessel “Zaratan”. Seajacks awarded Conbit to supply seafastening and deck transport equipment for monopiles. Conbit proposed a saddle construction […]

  • 30 May 2017
  • 10 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Dutch DOB-Academy has signed two agreements in Japan for cooperation on offshore wind. DOB-Academy signed a contract with Nagasaki Marine Industry Cluster Promotion Association (NAMICPA) for an Ocean Human Resources Development Center (OHRDC) in Nagasaki which will organize a new academy to provide education for future local offshore engineers. Furthermore, the Dutch academy signed a Memorandum of […]

  • 30 May 2017

    Windcat Workboats The design of a Windcat is constantly evolving with the experience gained over the last 17 years. Windcat Workboats values the input from technicians and charterers which has led to the most practical vessel available, giving great accommodation and required facilities for the passengers. The combination of the design and specialized bow fender […]