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  • 13 March 2012

    UK industry needs to pick up the challenge of providing the right kinds of green energy skills, or lose the opportunity of a lifetime, according to Tim Balcon, chief executive of Energy & Utility Skills. Mr Balcon, who is also chairman of the cross-government Green Economy Steering Group, and a speaker at the New Energy […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK renewable electricity projects will compete for £300 million in support this autumn – an increase of £95 million from the indicative budget published in July, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey announced today. The funding for Contracts for Difference, which provide long-term certainty for investors, are a cornerstone of the Government’s […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Industry Contribution

    COLLABORATION gain knowledge – get attention – make contact In three weeks the 14th edition of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference opens its virtual doors! Enough said about the challenges and limitations that Covid-19 poses to all of us and our industry. Much can be done –  especially online – to connect with our peers, have experts inform […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Some of the leading companies, entrepreneurs and policy makers in the cleantech sector are among the headline speakers at nextgen, Britain’s fastest growing event showcasing emerging renewable energy technologies. Held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 10-11 October, the speaker programme will feature dozens of presentations and topical panel discussions in six seminar theatres at […]

  • 23 November 2011

    A full-size prototype of the floating LIDAR offshore resource assessment system, known as FLIDAR™, has been successfully tested 15km off the Belgian coast. It has been located next to a stationary LIDAR (WINDCUBE®v2 LIDAR from Leosphere) on a fixed communication mast for the month of October, in order to test survivability and validate the accuracy […]

  • 29 March 2012

    Tens of thousands of jobs are on the horizon in the new renewables, energy and chemicals process workforce over the coming few years, and many of them will be on the Humber, say industry experts. The massive potential for jobs in the region came under the spotlight at a Hull conference organised by Humber Chemical […]

  • 16 August 2013

    HUSUM Wind remains the unconventional meeting place for the wind industry that it has been since it was established in 1989 on the German North Sea coast – literally in the middle of what is a regional wind farm. And nothing has changed, even after it was announced in April 2013 that Messe Husum & […]

  • 22 April 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Chris Campbell, Executive Director of Marine Renewables Canada, has written an article after the organization’s participation in Thetis 2014 marine renewable energy conference in France. At France’s Thetis 2014 conference and tradeshow, Marine Renewables Canada was engaged in intensive meetings with local development agencies and in the B2B meetings stimulated by the world’s interest in […]

  • 16 November 2012
    R&D

    Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE) this week successfully deployed a state-of-the-art offshore research buoy 23 miles off of the coast of Atlantic City. The 25-ton buoy, equipped with sophisticated meteorological measurement devices, will measure atmospheric and sea conditions offshore for up to two years in support of GSOE’s evaluation of a potential offshore wind farm […]

  • 15 October 2012

    An awards event dedicated to recognising excellence in the region’s renewable energy industry is returning for the second time. The Humber Renewables Awards 2013 will be bigger than its first outing, earlier this year, with the addition of two new categories. The awards are the only event of their type dedicated to the emerging green […]

  • 18 March 2013

    POLITICIANS, business leaders and environmental groups in the Humber are to debate how the Government’s Energy Bill could affect the area’s renewables ambition. An influential panel of speakers is to use an event in Hull to explain how the legislation may shape the potential of a new, green, economy in the region. The Energising England: […]

  • 28 August 2012

    At 7:00 p.m. on Monday 3 September, German Federal Secretary of Commerce and Technology Dr Philipp Rösler will officially open the SMM, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg at the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg. Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Board of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, will welcome some 800 invited guests from […]

  • 30 January 2013

    On February 24 the Environment/Energy Zone of the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum, established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in Yokohama in 1994, will reopen following a complete renovation of its exhibits. Organized under the theme of “energy diversity,” the newly refurbished zone will feature actual exhibits, scale models and video presentations introducing MHI’s various […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    A consortium of five international energy companies has taken the initiative to launch the DEPONS (Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea) research project, which aims to study how the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea is affected when new offshore wind farms are built. Spearheading the consortium is […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Technology

    Designs for an iconic offshore visitor, operations and maintenance building have been finalised, providing an educational, cultural and leisure base for local people and the 100,000 visitors expected to want to come and see Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon each year once it is up and running in 2018. The 3,500 m2 landmark building has been […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    BGF (Business Growth Fund), the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has announced that it has made a £10m investment in energy-focused firm – 3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry.   Founded in 2007 by Graham Hacon, 3sun Group operates in the oil and gas onshore […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Technology

    Siemens has developed an automatic fire detection and extinguishing system for offshore wind turbines. The first of these systems was recently installed at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the North Sea. A fire in a wind turbine can quickly turn dangerous for people and the environment, particularly if the nacelle or rotors catch fire, […]

  • 21 November 2011
    R&D

    For a second consecutive year, Gamesa’s Patents and Inventors Contest has honored the hard work and effort of its employees in the area of invention and patents, two cornerstones for developing and safeguarding the company’s technological innovations. The judges’ panel reviewed a total of 26 patents based on the following criteria: generation of value for […]

  • 8 January 2014
    R&D

    A body of senior business owners and directors in Wales have come together to form an independent industry advisory group focused on realising the commercial benefits of the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.  Led by Roger Evans MBE, Managing Director of Schaeffler (UK) as Chair, the Wales Tidal Lagoon Industry Group includes: •    Roger Evans […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Grid Connection

    Siemens has installed the BorWin2 offshore platform in the North Sea northwest of the island of Borkum. This marks Siemens’ achievement of the second crucial milestone in the German grid connection projects under contract with the German-Dutch network operator TenneT. Siemens had already erected its first converter platform for the HelWin1 connection off Heligoland in the […]

  • 5 August 2013

    Eco-friendly electricity from wave energy: in a Bosch laboratory, a first demonstrator model shows how wave energy can be converted into electricity. A research network made up of four companies and two universities aims to establish sustainable power generation along the world’s coastlines. Until January 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is […]

  • 29 March 2012

    The Elbehafen Brunsbüttel, a universal port in private ownership of Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH / SCHRAMM group, is going to be extended this year. Brunsbüttel Ports GmbH, port operator and owner of the infrastructure, invest a total of about 15 Million Euro to improve the middle berth in the multi-purpose port Elbehafen. Today a building contract […]

  • 25 January 2012

    The Masdar Headquarters (“HQ”) reflects the agility and mission of the organization, promising carbon neutrality and a modular design that will ensure that the building adapts to the requirements and needs of partners, announced Hamad Al Matrooshi, Senior Project Manager for the Masdar City Headquarter building. The Facade of the HQ connects two separate buildings […]

  • 20 May 2013

    Babcock has commenced construction of its innovative floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system, designed to provide critical meteorological data for offshore wind farm developers safely, reliably and more cost-effectively than has previously been feasible. While met monitoring systems, including LiDAR, are commonly used on-shore by the renewable energy industry and by military and aviation […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A £10m fund, backed by the Government, has been launched by Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) to help companies bid for work to further strengthen the local economy. The Tees Valley Catalyst Fund is the first of its kind anywhere in the UK and is uniquely available to Tees Valley companies and projects. It will enable […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Technology

    Babcock’s innovative floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system to provide critical meteorological data for offshore wind farm developers at reduced cost, has been deployed to start a six month trial of the new system in the Irish Sea. The floating LiDAR system is being trialled at RWE’s Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, off […]