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18 April 2019 Business & Finance

Europe invested EUR 10.3 billion in new offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 4.2GW in 2018, according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report. Investments in new offshore wind projects increased by 37% from 2017 but were still some way off the record EUR 18.2 billion seen in 2016, according to the […]

10 April 2019 Environment

Equinor Wind US, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have launched a joint project to expand the detection and monitoring of whale species found in the waters of New York Bight. The partners will deploy two acoustic buoys designed to provide near real-time monitoring of species such as […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is developing an online supply chain registry for the local offshore wind market. The New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry will be a free portal where investors exploring offshore wind-related projects in New Jersey will be able to find local companies to partner with or purchase from. NJEDA is […]

9 April 2019 Business & Finance

Decisions on how US offshore wind farms will be financed are needed quickly to ensure smooth sailing for a growing number of offshore wind projects, according to a white report released by the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW). “We may hit some windy financing turbulence with the loss of tax equities and safe harbor provisions […]

5 April 2019 Business & Finance

A Norfolk County Council project to alert SMEs in the region to supply chain opportunities in the offshore wind industry has been approved for GBP 22,000 funding from New Anglia LEP’s first revenue fund. Delivered in conjunction with Vattenfall and Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, this project seeks to build the skills and capabilities of SMEs […]

4 April 2019 R&D

The Crown Estate Scotland has issued a new study said to help coastal and island communities across Scotland benefit from local offshore renewable energy solutions. Carried out by Everoze, the study looked at six scenarios linked to a number of renewable technologies such as floating wind, wave, and tidal energy, aiming to provide a potential way […]

4 April 2019 R&D

A new Monmouth University Poll has found that the vast majority of New Jersey residents support the development of wind farms off this US state’s coast. Three-quarters of New Jersey residents (76%) would favor placing wind farms off the coast of the state, while just 15% would oppose this action. Past support for offshore wind […]

3 April 2019 Business & Finance

40GW of new offshore wind capacity will be installed over the next five years, according to the latest edition of the Global Wind Report issued by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Overall, offshore wind would represent 15% of total installations each year, GWEC said. GWEC expects increasing offshore installations first in Asia and then in North […]

1 April 2019 R&D

GBM Works, a TU Delft spin-off, is set to conduct pilot tests of a new method for installing turbine monopile foundations in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together with project partners, GBM will conduct the pilot at Maasvlakte beginning in May or June by using a vibro drill method in which foundation piles are […]

1 April 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rowan University in New Jersey for research on offshore wind. Under the agreement, Ørsted will support innovative offshore wind engineering clinics for Rowan University students and collaborate with them on research opportunities. Rowan University said that the MoU was signed on 27 March at its annual Faculty Research Day, which […]

29 March 2019 Authorities, R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is allocating up to USD 28.1 million in funding for wind energy research, of which more than half will be awarded for offshore wind. DOE will give up to USD 7 million for projects conducting testing in support of innovative offshore wind research and development using national-level testing facilities, including […]

28 March 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW has reported a 10.3% decrease in the operating result of its renewables division in the 2018 financial year, said to be partly due to poor wind conditions which had a negative impact on the output of offshore wind farms. EnBW also attributes the EBITDA drop to low water levels which negatively influenced the output from run-of-river […]

27 March 2019 Environment, R&D

DNV GL is inviting wind industry stakeholders to join a new project dedicated to developing recommended practice on turbine design methodologies for cyclones and earthquakes. The aim of the Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms (ACE) Joint Industry Project is to develop a new guide to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones […]

27 March 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), NOAA Fisheries and the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fisheries and offshore wind coordination. Under the 10-year agreement, the parties will collaborate on the science and process of offshore wind energy development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. RODA, a coalition of fishing industry […]

27 March 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW North America, EDF Renewables, and Vineyard Wind have joined the New York Offshore Wind Alliance (NYOWA). NYOWA gathers environmental, business, labor, wind industry and community organizations supporting the responsible development of offshore wind power for New York. The New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a target of 9GW of operational offshore wind capacity […]

25 March 2019 Business & Finance

U.S. Berger Geosciences and Integral Consulting and France’s Akrocean have established BIA Offshore Studies to deliver site characterization services for the U.S. offshore wind market. According to the parties, the global ambition of BIA Offshore is to support and accelerate U.S. offshore wind development by providing tailor-made services through a single structure. The partnership is […]

21 March 2019 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

U.S. port developer Atlantic Offshore Terminals LLC has acquired a port site in the state of New York which would be used for the offshore wind industry. Atlantic Offshore Terminals is proposing to develop the Arthur Kill Terminal, the first offshore wind pre-assembly port facility in New York State, said law firm Sive, Paget & Riesel […]

21 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

Offshore wind developers Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have partnered with the University of East Anglia, Nautilus Associates and The Bridge Trust to improve learning and career opportunities in East Anglia, the UK. The parties have joined forces to form the STEM Coordination Hub dedicated to developing a solution to improve the learning experience […]

19 March 2019 R&D, Technology

Spanish energy engineering company Norvento has begun conducting validation tests of a new offshore wind turbine prototype. According to Norvento, the prototype represents a more efficient and smaller generator that allows the reduction in the weight and size of offshore wind turbines. The prototype is being tested in the technology premises at Norvento Enerxía Innovation Centre […]

19 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

NKT’s Board of Directors has appointed ABB’s Alexander Kara as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. The new executive will join the Danish company on 1 August, when he will take the place of Roland M. Andersen, who is interim CEO. At ABB, Kara is currently holding the position of Senior Vice President, HUB Business […]

18 March 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The Danish government has allocated DKK 50 million (circa EUR 6.7 million) for new wind turbine testing facilities at the Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC). According to the government, the award will contribute to the establishment of testing facilities for 16MW turbines, which will overall cost approximately DKK 300 million. The Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF), […]

18 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Texo Group has opened a new office in the Port of Blyth with the aim of supporting the needs of the offshore wind sector and focusing on back-of-deck and mechanical equipment projects. Texo has also made three new appointments to its engineering leadership team to head up the new office in the North East of England […]

15 March 2019 Business & Finance

EnBW North America has signaled its interest to develop offshore wind in the U.S. state of New Hampshire by becoming the member of Clean Energy NH (CENH). According to CENH, EnBW represents the first offshore wind industry member in the organization’s portfolio. “EnBW North America is excited to partner with Clean Energy New Hampshire – the […]

14 March 2019 Business & Finance

German energy company RWE plans to add between 2GW and 3GW of capacity annually to its renewable energy portfolio in three core markets: Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific. The portfolio will be managed by RWE Renewables and the technologies in focus will be onshore and offshore wind, as well as photovoltaics and storage. The capacity […]

13 March 2019 Business & Finance

E.ON has reported an increase in earnings in the renewables segment for the 2018 financial year, principally due to the commissioning of a new offshore wind project in the UK and the inclusion of wind farms in the U.S. The company’s renewables segment saw EUR 521 million in adjusted EBIT, a EUR 67 million rise, […]

12 March 2019 Authorities

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is planning to continue advancing renewable energy through an aggressive leasing program if the proposed USD 193.4 million Fiscal Year 2020 budget request is approved. Proposed by President Donald Trump, the budget request focuses on the execution of BOEM’s plans for offshore renewable energy, offshore oil and gas exploration and leasing, […]