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The King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have reviewed the concept and plans for the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) as part of the German-Dutch trade delegation meeting. At the meeting, held on 6 March in Bremerhaven, TenneT CEO Manon van Beek presented the vision and current plans for the hub based on an interactive virtual model. […]
The first of the three 800MW offshore wind farms to be constructed in Danish waters will be built off Nissum Fjord in the North Sea, the country’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate said. The Thor offshore wind site, to be located at least 20 kilometres offshore, was selected over the second proposed option at the […]
Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, according to the new research by the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. Engineers and geoscientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde used mathematical models to assess the potential of the process, called compressed air energy storage (CAES). […]
Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnov has started installing the jacket foundation for Elia’s Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.
Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports AYOP, East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), North Sea Energy Gateway Den Helder NSEG and Team Humber Marine Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam.
Vattenfall and North Sea Hagland Shipbrokers have signed a framework agreement for the provision of various shipbroking services for Vattenfall’s offshore wind farms.
The six largest European offshore helicopter airports have officially established the North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) dedicated to servicing the offshore wind market.
DNV GL has been contracted by Transmission System Operator TenneT to deliver the complete project certification for two offshore substations (OSS) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.
Van Oord and Eneco, together with the North Sea Foundation and the Natuur & Milieu organization, are launching the Rich North Sea project dedicated to restoring natural underwater features around offshore wind farms.
BARD Offshore 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany, marked five years of service on 26 August.
International energy company innogy and Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT have signed a Letter of Intent to jointly investigate the opportunities and challenges of offshore wind cross-border interconnectors across a North Sea Wind Power Hub system. Sea.
The NeSSIE project (North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) has launched a competition seeking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.
First calculations show that cost-reduction of up to 30% could be achieved by the North Sea countries cooperating on offshore wind roll-out in comparison to each country connecting its own wind farms, according to Lars Barfoed, Board Chairman at Energinet.
Offshore wind potential offers opportunity to redesign the North Sea and increase marine biodiversity, according to the latest white paper from Ecofys, which also pointed out that there is an urgent need to improve collaboration and understanding to facilitate the development of a net-positive approach towards the future offshore wind roll-out across the North Sea countries.
Navingo has embraced another event, aside from Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference and Maritime & Offshore Career Event, dedicated to companies from the oil, gas and wind industry: North Sea offshore (NSO) which will take place on 7 June 2018 in Den Helder.
After a two-day meeting in Den Helder, the directors of Aberdeen International Airport, Emden Airport, Esbjerg Airport, Humberside Airport, Stavanger Airport and Den Helder Airport have agreed to set up a North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) in preparation for the upcoming roll-out of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
Norway-based RG Hagland AS and Denmark’s North Sea Shipbrokers ApS have agreed to combine their shipbroking activities within the renewables market.
Zeeland Seaports and Ghent Port Company signed a merger agreement on Friday, 8 December, after all eight shareholders of both ports agreed with the merger in recent weeks. The name of the cross-border merger port will be North Sea Port.
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has decided to build an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base on an airfield in Emden, Germany, for the company’s offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
The Port of Rotterdam has joined the North Sea Wind Power Hub Consortium, which has thus far comprised TenneT TSO B.V. and Gasunie from the Netherlands, Energinet from Denmark, and TenneT TSO GmbH from Germany.
Dutch researchers are working on a new atlas featuring accurate information about North Sea winds for use in wind energy applications.
Dutch energy infrastructure company Gasunie has joined a consortium of TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany and Denmark’s Energinet formed to develop the North Sea Wind Power Hub.
Transmission system operator TenneT transferred 7.77 terawatt hours (TWh) of energy from offshore wind farms in the North Sea to the mainland grid in the first half of 2017, a 50% jump compared to 5.18 TWh transferred from the North Sea in the first half of 2016.
PanGeo Subsea has secured a contract to carry out an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey on an offshore wind farm in the North Sea.
Prysmian has awarded Canyon Offshore with a multi-million pound contract for the provision of offshore cable trenching services on the North Sea Link interconnector, the 1.4GW subsea HVDC system with cables linking the UK and Norway.
Standardised working practices, regulations and shared resources for the UK and Netherlands would bring much needed savings and operational excellence in the “small basin” of the Southern North Sea, industry experts were told.