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20 October 2015

The German Government has set a target to have 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020. In Germany the offshore grid network has been beset with problems and delays but is eventually taking off and 2015 will prove to be a major link up year for TenneT the Dutch/German TSO responsible for […]

23 September 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is to hold a North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force meeting on October 7, 2015. The purpose of the Task Force meeting is to provide an overview of renewable energy planning efforts offshore North Carolina to new and existing Task Force members. Also, the Task Force will be […]

31 August 2015

Nordergründe The 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm reached financial closure. The project developer WPD announced that it has secured funding for the next €410m phase of the wind farm. The funding includes loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB) and equity from WPD. Nordergründe will have 18 Senvion turbines installed 16km off the German coast in the Weser Estatuary, in water depths varying from […]

24 August 2015

 North Irish Sea Array Sustainable energy company Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and renewable energy group Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a MoU for the joint development of the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind project in the north Irish Sea. NISA is located on the east coast of the Republic of Irelnad in relatively shallow waters with favourable sea bed conditions. […]

12 August 2015 R&D

A new report on tidal energy has been published. The report contains the latest update on Meygen, Bay of Fundy, La Rance, Raz Blanchard, Swansea Bay and Bristol Channel, as well as individual perspectives for commercialising the sector and its supply chain. Numerous pre-commercial projects are being spearheaded by France, Canada and the UK in 2015. How […]

10 August 2015

Gwynt y Môr The 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located 8 miles offshore in Liverpool Bay in water depths of over 28 metres, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales on 18 June. The offshore wind farm is the world’s second largest, with 160 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines on monopile foundations and 2 offshore substations in an area of over 80km². […]

5 August 2015

  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy demand will rise by almost 40 percent in 2040. But at the same time, the energy industry faces challenges with a changing climate which requires a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. So, it’s no surprise that renewable energy will be a very important part of the […]

20 July 2015

Borkum Riffgrund 1 Turbine installation work is ongoing at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, located 54km off the German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum. The installation, performed by A2SEA’s SEA INSTALLER, reached half way in mid-March. The first of the 78 Siemens SWT-4.0-130 turbines was installed back in August 2014 and the first electricity was already produced mid-February. […]

17 July 2015 Authorities

As part of the Energy Union strategy, the European Commission yesterday presented proposals to deliver a new deal for energy consumers, to launch a redesign of the European electricity market, to update energy efficiency labelling and to revise the EU Emissions Trading System. The package is an important step towards implementing the Energy Union strategy with […]

13 July 2015

Race Bank DONG Energy signed a contract with Belgian contractor Jan de Nul during the EWA OFFSHORE event in March for the installation of the export cables for the 580MW Race Bank offshore wind farm. The full scope includes around 148km of cables to interconnect the 2 offshore substations and to connect each of them […]

6 July 2015

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Work has started in Norfolk on the onshore connection for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm with the national grid. The wind farm, located 20 miles off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk in water depths of 18-25m is a project by Norwegian companies Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%), and […]

1 July 2015

Delft University of Technology (DUT) has kicked-off a new Ocean Energy Platform in order to increase research and education in Ocean Energy. DUT aims to play a major role in this upcoming renewable energy technology, including Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). The primary focus of this effort is the development and provision of knowledge needed […]

29 June 2015

Block Island Block Island wind farm has successfully reached financial close, marking it the first offshore wind project in the USA to get realised. The mile stone was reached after over $290m investment was secured in project financing by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio following […]

31 May 2015

Queen’s Speech Confirms Conservatives’ Energy Plans Her Majesty The Queen today delivered the speech to the UK Parliament as part of the State Opening of Parliament 2015. The speech sets out the government’s policies and proposed legislative programme for the new parliamentary session. Kentish Flats Extension Foundations Done The last foundation at Kentish Flats Extension […]

14 May 2015 Authorities

On May 12, seven U.S. democrat senators introduced a bill to create a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), which would require utilities to generate 30 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. The legislation, according to senators Tom Udall, Edward Markey, Martin Heinrich, Michael Bennet, Jeff Merkley, Sheldon Whitehouse and Mazie K. Hirono, would create […]

12 May 2015 Authorities

Hawaii State Legislature has passed a bill that sets the state on course towards being fully powered by renewable energy.  The bill increases renewable portfolio standards to 30 percent by December 31, 2020, 70 percent by December 31, 2040, and 100 percent by December 31, 2045. "The purpose of this Act is to update and […]

12 May 2015 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The third BOEM/Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center located at Pier 2, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii. BOEM will present information on two unsolicited lease requests for wind energy projects proposed offshore Oahu received in January, and […]

27 April 2015 Authorities

Edwina Hart, Welsh Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has written a statement on energy in Wales, in which she announces the establishment of new Energy Wales Unit that focuses and consolidates Welsh Government energy policy and its effective and well coordinated delivery. The Unit will update and develop energy policy, including low carbon generation, infrastructure, demand […]

22 April 2015 Business & Finance

Siemens submitted further reserved matters planning application for its Green Port Hull project, developed in partnership with Associated British Ports (ABP), to Hull City Council’s Planning Department on March 27. The new application confirms the company’s plan to build wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities at Alexandra Dock, instead of the originally planned […]

21 April 2015 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

The Port of Oostende organised the BEPPo (Blue Energy Production in Ports) closing conference “Ports as hubs for marine renewable energy projects” at the Greenbridge Incubator centre. BEPPo is a transnational collaborative project between public and private organisations from Belgium, Denmark, Scotland and Norway, 50% co-funded by European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) within the Interreg […]

14 April 2015 Business & Finance

Baker Consultants Limited, a seven year-old ecological consultancy that recently began work on Gode Wind 1 & 2 offshore wind sites, has experienced significant growth in the last few years and proved its competence within the offshore wind industry by working on two major projects, including Borkum Riffgrund 1. In an interview with Offshore WIND, […]

12 April 2015

Dong Enters US Offshore Wind Market DONG Energy has taken over RES Americas Developments Inc.’s (RES) more than 1000MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of Massachusetts. First 8 Eneco Luchterduinen Turbines Onboard ‘Aeolus’ With the first days of April, Van Oord’s Aeolus arrived in Esbjerg, Denmark, to pick up parts of the […]

1 April 2015 Authorities

Maine Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology has unanimously voted to give the bill LD 295, intended to promote tidal energy projects, an ought not to pass recommendation. The rejection followed mostly negative testimonial on behalf of Washington County residents and organizational leaders. Only three out of 20 testimonials was in favour of tidal energy. […]

26 March 2015 Business & Finance, R&D

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has provided an update to its activities in South America. Carnegie has been investigating opportunities in South America generally and Chile specifically in the past years through its local 100% owned subsidiary, CWE Chile. According to the company, Chile is one of South America’s fastest growing and strongest […]

24 March 2015 Authorities

Carl Sargeant AM, Welsh Minister for Natural Resources, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Renewable Wales Conference and Exhibition. Organised by RenewableUK Cymru and sponsored by Welsh Government, Renewable Wales will take place on Thursday, 21 May, in the Parc Thistle Hotel, Cardiff. Hundreds of delegates are expected to attend Renewable Wales […]

23 March 2015

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing wave energy technology, presented an update of its developments at the 6th Annual Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) Industry Seminar held on Thursday, March 19. MPS provided the audience an update of its plans to manufacture and deploy its quarter-scale WaveSub Wave Energy Converter this year […]