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  • 17 August 2012

    Hamburg has developed into Europe’s wind energy capital. It has attracted leading manufacturers and component suppliers, and other companies involved in the wind industry to settle in this international port and trading city. These companies are playing a major part in implementing Germany’s energy transformation. The international energy markets are watching Germany’s progress very carefully […]

  • 15 August 2012

    The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West hosted a visit from ICE President Richard Coackley in Cornwall on 6th and 7th August. The President’s trip included a visit to the Wave Hub Project, an offshore electrical infrastructure system off the North Coast of Cornwall. The aim of the facility is to support the development […]

  • 14 August 2012

    RWE improved its earnings performance in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period in the previous year. While revenue remained almost constant at 27.1 billion Euro, the operating result increased by 9 percent to 3.6 billion Euro and EBITDA also rose by 9 percent to 5 billion Euro. However, the first half […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    The planed project in the Aberdeen Bay could give a blow to Trump’s anti-wind intentions due to the fact that the development companies have announced great interest of manufacturers in the project, reports Business Green news portal. Namely, Vattenfall, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and Technip confirmed they have signed Memoranda of Understanding with six […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Significant global interest from wind turbine manufacturers to deploy at a cutting edge offshore wind demonstration centre, off Aberdeen, was confirmed today with the scheme’s backers announcing that they had signed working agreements with six potential suppliers. As a result of these Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), the partners behind the more than £230 million, 11-turbine […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Fishermen from the South West will now be able to access new marine training opportunities in the region. A £300,000 grant from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and European Fisheries Fund (EFF) has helped the Western Training Association to install a full ship’s bridge and radar simulator at its centre in Crownhill, Plymouth. The new […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s growing reputation for the development of pioneering wind and wave and tidal renewable technologies is attracting many major global players who are establishing research and development bases in the country.  Over the past 12 months, international companies such as Gamesa, Mitsubishi, Samsung, ABB and Alstom have all announced plans to invest in Scotland to […]

  • 1 August 2012

    Scotland’s flagship International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) is starting to take shape following the start of construction on Scottish Enterprise’s £10 million Industry Engagement Building in Glasgow – the future headquarters of the UK’s new Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC).  The ITREZ, which already incorporates Strathclyde University’s £89 million Technology Innovation Centre, aims […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Grid Connection

    In January 2012, Cable Consulting International (CCI) was engaged by The Crown Estate (TCE) to study the supply chain for offshore windfarm power export cables with particular emphasis on the requirements of the UK’s developers. Now, The Crown Estate has issued a study highlighting the opportunities that exist for suppliers to address the current gap […]

  • 26 July 2012

    The South West marine energy industry has welcomed the announcement by the Crown Estate that it is to begin an industry engagement exercise to chart future development plans for wave and tidal energy around the coast of the UK, including the South West of England. Speaking on behalf of the South West Marine Energy Park […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc will today hold its Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth. This Interim Management Statement summarises SSE’s performance since the start of the current financial year, which began on 1 April 2012, and includes updates on operations and investments in SSE’s Networks, Retail and Wholesale businesses and on the financial outlook. Operations In the three […]

  • 26 July 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed the Government’s announcement on levels of financial support for onshore and offshore wind, and wave & tidal energy, following the long-awaited conclusion of the Renewables Obligation Banding Review. The additional certainty this announcement provides could help the Onshore Wind sector grow […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Wave Hub has welcomed a UK Government announcement that will see financial support for wave and tidal stream technologies more than double from next year. The Department of Energy and Climate Change confirmed today that it will increase support for wave and tidal stream projects from two Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) to five per megawatt […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Oceanlinx is searching for local contractors who will build and launch the greenWAVE concrete structure for their1MW wave energy plant. As written in an article of The Border Watch Newspaper, featured on Oceanlinx’s official website, the company’s CEO Ali Baghaei and project analyst Sean Barrett visited the region a few days ago to discuss the […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    IHC Lagersmit BV, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede, has changed its name to IHC Sealing Solutions BV. This change, which came into effect on 6 July, is the result of the continued international growth that the company has experienced in recent years. Additionally, the company’s focus has shifted in past decades from the manufacture of […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Grid Connection

    TenneT is working to connect renewable energy projects to the grid in the Netherlands and Germany. Over the next few years, the largest wind farm in the Netherlands will be constructed in the Noordoostpolder, an area of reclaimed land in the north-east of the country. A total of 86 wind turbines will be erected, some […]

  • 17 July 2012

    Figures will soon become facts for the East of England energy sector as international manufacturers start searching for suppliers to service the UK’s multi-billion pound offshore windpower business. Areva and Dong Energy were among major companies at the EEEGR2012 flagship conference at Trinity Park, Ipswich, urging local supply chain members to stake their claim and […]

  • 16 July 2012

    A&P Falmouth has employed a full time marine renewables business development manager, demonstrating the company’s commitment to working at the forefront of the sector. Amanda Pound joined the company in 2010 as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Exeter University, just days after finishing her degree. After working for two years as Marine […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) advises that major shareholder Renewable Energy Holdings Plc (REH) has sold 53% of its shareholding via off market transfer to a small consortium of Australian investors led by 88 Green Ventures (Australia). In addition to the sale of half its shareholding, REH has also agreed to distribute […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    ScottishPower Renewables has committed to a £10,000 annual investment in skills training and education for Tiree people to help gain qualifications linked to employment in renewable energy. The Tiree Renewable Energy Skills, Education and Training (RESET) Fund will be used to provide financial support to eligible candidates pursuing post-school education or training and was developed […]

  • 9 July 2012
    R&D, Technology

    The first call results relating to a €9 million EU funded FP7 MARINET (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network) Project  were announced in May this year. Tempest (German applicant) and Spar Buoy Wave Energy Converter (Portuguese applicant) were successful and will result in the projects being allowed access to Narec’s marine test facilities, specifically the large-scale wave test tank and 3MW turbine drive […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    Oceanlinx announces that the Australian Government has awarded funding of $3,970,450 from the Emerging Renewables Program for a $7,242,550 project, “Oceanlinx 1MW Commercial Wave Energy Demonstrator”. The project cost includes one year of operations post the grid connection. The unit with a foot print of 20m by 20m will be the most cost effective and […]

  • 2 July 2012

    Cornish MP George Eustice pledged his support behind marine renewable energy opportunities for the South West at a recent workshop hosted by industry leaders. The MP for Redruth, Camborne and Hayle heard how the emerging sector holds huge potential for businesses to enter the supply chain, conduct device development and testing and create job opportunities […]

  • 27 June 2012

    The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Renewable Energy, could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The study was carried out by a […]

  • 26 June 2012

    Renewables links between Scotland and Germany will be strengthened today by a visit from Energy Minister Fergus Ewing to Bremen and Bremerhaven. On the first day of a three-day visit, Mr Ewing will today visit Areva Wind, Europe’s second largest offshore wind company, in Bremerhaven and attend a meeting on the wind supply chain also […]

  • 20 June 2012

    Three new board members have been appointed to oversee the operation of Wave Hub, the offshore marine energy project in Cornwall. Bill Russell takes on the role of chairman while Niamh Lamond and Richard Parkinson have been appointed as non-executive Directors. Welcoming the appointments, Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “Wave Hub is a cornerstone of […]