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The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 is now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies.
The changing energy climate offers challenges for all industries within the whole energy mix. Tackling these challenges will mean new technologies, more (cross-sector) collaboration and increased innovation. Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference offers companies from oil, gas, marine energy and offshore wind a platform to meet, discuss and showcase in an international environment. Offshore wind naturally plays an important part in the event.
The 400+ attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards were last night. The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Viktoria Koblenko, served a culinary dinner and offered sultry musical interludes by Jennifer Ewbank. The evening was officially opened by executive Vice President Shell, Bart van de Leemput, and Managing Director of Navingo, Coert van Zijll Langhout.
The jury has reviewed all submitted nominations for the Offshore Energy Awards and has chosen for each category three nominees that obtained the highest number of points.
The annual Offshore Energy Awards, which will be presented during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 (OEEC) in Amsterdam, are officially open for nominations.
The largest European event covering the whole offshore energy mix, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference recently opened the floorplan for 2018. Interested parties can go online to book the best spot on the floor. With oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy all assembling at this event, OEEC creates the ideal place to display […]
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 […]
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]
Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, is launching the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge in May. The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge aims to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry and is open for companies that are looking for an innovative solution to the technical […]
India’s Union Cabinet has given its approval for a cooperation agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind. The Cabinet has also approved a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence for renewable energy in India. The areas of […]
The Danish Energy Agency is holding a technical meeting on site investigations for the Thor offshore wind farm tender. The event will take place on 13 May from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. local time at Denmark’s National Aquarium and will gather potential developers and relevant experts for the project. According to the Danish Energy Agency, the dialogue will […]
The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) which will incentivize the development of 1.2GW of additional offshore wind capacity off this US East Coast state by 2030. The assembly has subsequently sent the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. The bill aims to accelerate Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) to […]
German offshore wind developer wpd has signed a share purchase agreement with Starwind Offshore GmbH to sell a 27% stake in the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. Starwind Offshore GmbH is a German holding company established jointly between the Japanese companies Sojitz; JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation; The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and Chudenko […]
Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]
Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese Nissui Marine Kogyo (NMK) to cooperate on offshore wind safety training. Under the deal, the two parties said they will work together to cultivate international talent for the sector by mutual exchanges, as well as focus on improving the global competitiveness of […]
The U.S. National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium is allocating up to USD 7 million in funding for offshore wind technology projects. The announcement represents the consortium’s first comprehensive solicitation for offshore wind technology projects as called for in its Research and Development Roadmap. Under the solicitation, the consortium seeks proposals that foster reductions in the […]
The Massachusetts distribution companies have jointly submitted a request for approval of a new request for proposals (RFP) for offshore wind energy generation to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. The new RFP was developed by the distribution companies in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and in consultation with the Massachusetts Attorney […]
Offshore wind generation in the UK rose by 28% percent in 2018, providing a record-breaking 8% of the UK’s electricity, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UK’s offshore wind capacity increased by 1.2GW due to several large projects opening or continuing to expand, including the 659MW Walney Extension […]
Wind turbines offshore Scotland generated 1,369 GWh of electricity in 2018, a 122.2% increase compared to 616 GWh of electricity generated in 2017, according to the latest figures from UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Scotland’s operational offshore wind capacity grew by 153% year-on-year, from 246MW in 2017 to 623MW in 2018. “Last year […]
The benchmark levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for offshore wind has fallen 24% since the first half of 2018, according to the latest analysis by BloombergNEF (BNEF). Auction programs for new offshore wind capacity, combined with much larger turbines, have produced sharp reductions in capital costs, taking BNEF’s global benchmark for this technology below USD 100 per […]
EOM Offshore has acquired the assets and operations of Ocean Tech Services, the New Jersey-based provider of marine monitoring systems and surveys. According to Ocean Tech, the acquisition marks an important milestone for EOM Offshore as it wants to expand its role as a key provider of oceanographic technology and marine services. “With this acquisition, Ocean […]
Explosive growth in the offshore wind sector and aggressive renewables targets in India are expected to drive a ten-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2% in the Asia Pacific region, excluding China, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. “Target compliance in India is likely to bifurcate the next decade’s outlook, […]
The 5MW Elisa prototype, Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, has officially been put into operation. According to the Canarian Association for Renewable Energy, the turbine was commissioned yesterday, 17 March, at the Plocan test site. To remind, the installation of the full-scale Elisa prototype was completed at the site offshore Gran Canaria at the beginning of July last year. […]
Pioneering companies within the Oil and Gas sector are adopting Wind Lidar to provide them with valuable wind data to vastly improve their operational efficiency. Lidar is an established tool that provides sophisticated wind assessment and measurements within the wind energy industry. An infrared laser exploits the Doppler effect to provide horizontal and vertical wind […]
TenneT and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) are inviting the public to provide comments on the infrastructure for connecting the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind project to the grid. The parties said that by gathering feedback on the 700MW Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW) project now, most promising routes are included in […]
Dutch transmission system operator TenneT has selected Arcadis and Pondera to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and provide permit applications with associated investigations for high-voltage connections which will link the IJmuiden Ver wind farm to the grid. The two subsea high-voltage connections will each have the capacity to bring 2GW of energy to land, the […]