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23 February 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Three projects under the H2020 priority Blue Growth will receive nearly €14.5 million EU funding to develop tools for the exploration of the underwater world, as well as to advance the Blue Growth economy. BRIDGES, a four year-long project bringing together research partners from 9 countries, will improve the European underwater glider SeaExplorer to adapt […]

28 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

According to Bournemouth Borough Council, Navitus Bay Development Limited (a joint venture between Eneco and EDF) should pay GBP 975 million over 30 years to compensate for an adverse impact of the Navitus Bay on local tourism, should the project be built.  Mark Smith, Bournemouth's Service Director for Tourism, has presented a report which says that the local economy […]

5 June 2013 Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

The latest seabed survey contract award by Forewind means the consortium's spend on offshore surveys, primarily carried out by UK contractors, is almost £45 million. Since being awarded the rights to develop Dogger Bank in January 2010, Forewind has undertaken a huge range of geotechnical, geophysical and fish ecology surveys to understand and characterise the […]

20 May 2013 Business & Finance, Technology

International marine engineering company SeaRoc have announced updated contract figures for their marine monitoring and management system SeaPlanner - the web-based software designed specifically for the offshore industry by a team of leading software designers and marine construction professionals. The SeaPlanner system is a suite of modules that enable clients to efficiently control spatial information […]

18 March 2013

Proponents of the Cape Wind project have submitted a petition signed by nearly 1,200 people, supporting a Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee for the project. Cape Wind Now reported about this on its blog: From California to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod, nearly 1,200 people joined together over the past week to  voice their […]

5 June 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional association for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change showing a significant increase in the amount of electricity generated by wind in the first quarter of this year. Figures for the first three months of 2012 show a 46.8% […]

29 September 2011 Grid Connection

The developer of an offshore wind transmission system says it is not seeking to qualify for $100 million in tax credits offered under... By Tom Johnson (njspotlight) [mappress] Source: njspotlight, September 29, 2011

18 January 2011 Business & Finance

CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced that the agenda is almost... (compositesworld) [mappress] Source: compositesworld, January 18, 2011

27 October 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents […]

17 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

"Almost" half of Ming Yang Smart Energy's turbines have been installed at the Datang Jiangsu Binhai offshore wind farm in China, the turbine supplier reported. According to Ming Yang Smart Energy, nearly 25 out of 50 MySE3.0-135 turbines have been installed at the project site until 15 June. The 300MW project will also comprise 46 3.3MW turbines provided by Jinfeng Technology. CCCC […]

14 June 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

France has selected the consortium of EDF Renouvelables, innogy and Enbridge to construct and develop the Dunkirk offshore wind project. The tariff proposed by the consortium ''was significantly lower than EUR 50/MWh'', François de Rugy, said during the launch of the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind project in Saint-Nazaire. The strike price for this tender was initially expected […]

14 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

German offshore foundations manufacturer Steelwind Nordenham has received an order to provide monopiles and monopile sections for the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Following its selection as the preferred supplier in December 2018, Steelwind Nordenham received the firm order from YunNeng/wpd-Taiwan at the end of May 2019. The order includes the supply of […]

12 June 2019 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

A bipartisan group of US Senators has introduced legislation to create a grant program for offshore wind educational and career training. The legislation, the Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act, would direct the Energy Department to work with stakeholders to identify the offshore wind industry’s educational and career training needs before setting up a grant program to […]

3 June 2019 Industry Contribution

By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

29 May 2019 R&D

The global offshore wind power market size will grow by more than USD 17 billion during the period 2019-2023 at a nearly 18% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to a research report by Technavio. The forecasted growth of the global offshore wind market in the next five years is due to wind power registering […]

28 May 2019 Business & Finance

Poland's state-run utility Tauron is planning to optimize investments and limit operations in the mining and heating segments to focus on renewable energy, including offshore wind. Tauron plans to increase the share of low and zero emission sources in its production mix by involving in the construction of offshore wind farms and investing in onshore […]

22 May 2019 R&D

The UK Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a new task force dedicated to finding innovative solutions to make the best use of electricity generated by renewable sources, including offshore wind. The Solving the Integration Challenge research project is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal announced in March, RenewableUK said. A group of experts and […]

20 May 2019 Wind Farm Update

Baltimore-based offshore wind developer US Wind Inc. has signed an agreement with EPIC Applied Technologies for the installation of its meteorological tower at the site of the proposed 268MW wind farm offshore Maryland. Installation of the MET Mast tower is scheduled to begin on 14 July, with installation anticipated to be completed by 8 August, […]

16 May 2019 Vessels

Manor Renewable Energy’s (MRE) recently purchased crew transfer vessels (CTVs), the MPI Cervantes and MPI Cardenio, have arrived at the Manor Marine site in Portland, Dorset for extending, re-engining and refit works. Once reconditioned, the two MPI vessels will be new additions to the MRE fleet, destined for work on offshore wind projects. “In just over […]

16 May 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW North America has officially opened its first US office in Jersey City, New Jersey. The office will serve as the base for EnBW’s participation in offshore wind opportunities in New Jersey and New York. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop cut the ribbon, alongside NJ Economic Development Authority Senior VP for Economic Transformation Brian Sabina, EnBW […]

10 May 2019 Business & Finance

The Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court has upheld Ørsted’s claim that it has the right to use the Ørsted name. To remind, the Danish offshore wind giant changed its name from DONG Energy to Ørsted in October 2017, following the sale of its upstream oil and gas business and the decision to shift to green energy. The name represents the company's reference to […]

19 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

The Chinese GD Power Development has officially commissioned its Liuheng offshore wind farm in the Zhejiang province. According to the company, the project's 63 4MW typhoon-proof offshore wind turbines were put into operation on 12 April, after two years of project construction. The 252MW project is GD Power Development's first offshore wind farm, as well as the first […]

4 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

Grimsby’s Royal Dock has been confirmed as the home for Triton Knoll’s offshore construction and operations and maintenance facility after the project signed a port lease with ABP in Grimsby. A new construction and longer-term Operations and Maintenance base will be constructed across nearly four acres. Tendering for a contractor to build the facility is […]

27 March 2019 R&D

Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2019 report writes that the industry announced almost 8GW of offshore order capacity in 2018, […]

26 March 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

French energy company EDF has signed an agreement with the Chinese utility China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) to jointly deliver two offshore wind power projects in China. The Dongtai IV and V offshore wind farms account for a total installed capacity of 500MW and will be the EDF Group’s first offshore projects in China. Through […]

12 March 2019 Authorities

US Wind Country Manager Salvo Vitale has urged Maryland's House and Senate committee members to incentivize the development of 1,200MW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland. In testimony before Senate Finance Committee and House Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland General Assembly, Vitale called on House and Senate committee members to support […]