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  • 27 April 2012

    Leaders from the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative today outlined specific commitments by participating countries and private sector leaders which will promote improved energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and increased energy access around the world. The commitments build on two years of work […]

  • 28 June 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced the winners of the association’s inaugural Energy Awards.  More than three-hundred guests, including business leaders and politicians, attended the awards ceremony at the Intercontinental Park Lane last night (27th June). Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive said: “We created these awards […]

  • 29 May 2012

    Some 500 industry experts are expected at the SMM Offshore Dialogue, hosted for the second time by Hamburg Messe, with support from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi). The workshop is to be held in the framework of SMM 2012, the world’s leading maritime industry fair, at the Hamburg Fair site. The focus […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Authorities

      Mike Moen, Consul and Head of Economic Affairs for the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade based in the Canadian Consulate in New York City, will speak at an Offshore Wind Seminar organized by The Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) on August 6 and 7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, together with SAM Electronics, SCHOTTEL and Zeppelin Power Systems, have delivered an integrated power and propulsion package for “M/V Innovation”, one of the largest and most innovative offshore wind turbine installation vessels to date. The consortium of globally renowned marine specialists provided both shipowner and shipyard a single-source solution for all […]

  • 15 June 2015

    In recent years, the shale gas revolution has contributed to the United States surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia in oil production. The surge in oil production worldwide and Saudi Arabia’s strategic decision not to reduce its oil production led to declining oil prices. These lower prices have a contagious effect on the electricity prices, which […]

  • 30 May 2012

    The Offshore Wind China 2012 Conference and Exhibition, Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest wind power event, will take place in Shanghai between 30 May and 1 June 2012, with the aim of promoting offshore wind power development not only locally in the Shanghai area but also worldwide. The exhibition session will take place […]

  • 1 August 2012

    Based on its recent analysis of the wave energy generation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eco Wave Power with the 2012 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for developing and implementing an all-round solution for effective energy harvesting from waves.  “Driven by the energy crisis around the globe, an escalation of activities […]

  • 1 November 2012

    In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, are generating electricity around the world. […]

  • 20 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Austal is the largest aluminium shipbuilder in the world. When it established a new shipyard in Alabama, USA in 1999, specifically targeting future US Defence requirements, the company knew that it would need to adopt “world’s best practice” shipbuilding methodologies in order to successfully cope with multiple vessel contracts and to meet the very stringent […]

  • 10 October 2016

    John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

  • 14 May 2012
    R&D

    MBARI engineer Andy Hamilton looks out his office window in Moss Landing and points at the waves crashing on the beach below. “Pretty impressive, aren’t they? You’d think there’d be a way to make use of all that energy.” Since 2009, Hamilton has led a team of engineers trying to do just that. Their goal […]

  • 18 May 2015

    While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]

  • 10 September 2012

    The exhibitors were satisfied, and there were streams of trade visitors from all parts of the world – SMM impressively confirmed its position again, as the number one stimulus event for the maritime industry in 2012. The 25th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg ended on 7 September, after four days of […]

  • 4 May 2015

    It was only 4 years ago at Seawork International 2011 that a completely new class of offshore wind farm vessels was defined when a new vessel, 26 metres long with a 10 metres beam, was named Marineco Shamal and handed over to the owner Marineco. So began the class of 26. As this article is […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Today, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks at the Second Annual Offshore Wind Power North America Conference in Boston, Mass. Director Bromwich discussed the current status of offshore renewable energy projects, how the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service will affect future offshore renewable energy projects […]

  • 24 January 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

  • 18 June 2013

      The Embassy of Belarus in France reported that the first Belarusian-French offshore wind farm is up and running, writes BelTA news portal. The opening ceremony was held at the Grande Synthe on Saturday under the presence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko and Grande Synthe Mayor Damien Careme. The […]

  • 17 October 2011
    Authorities

    The marine energy projects are a wave energy device at Stewart Island, a cable linking to another device at Wellington’s Moa Point and turbines at Parnell Baths in Auckland. New Zealand’s huge potential for generating electricity through marine energy will be explored with three different marine energy projects. Acting Energy Minister Hekia Parata says they […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Environment, R&D

    As the BBC reports, a new research by Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) shows that the pink-footed geese are avoiding new offshore wind turbines. Namely, Pawel Plonczkier and Ian Simms from Fera monitored pink-footed geese’s migration patterns using radar. The monitoring started in 2007, and lasted 4 years. During the study, researchers monitored around […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    CMS has advised the 50/50 joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens’ Financial Services unit, represented by Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, on the sale to DONG Energy of a 33.3% stake in the first two offshore wind projects in SMart Wind’s Hornsea zone with a potential total capacity of up to 1GW. The sale […]

  • 10 October 2011

       The Acting Minister of Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, has announced that three marine energy projects will receive funding as part of the Government’s Marine Energy Deployment Fund. The projects include a wave energy device for Stewart Island, turbines to generate electricity for Parnell Baths in Auckland, and funding for a cable to link […]

  • 5 July 2013

    The University of Barcelona and Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation organized the second edition of the summer conference “Energy alternatives for a world in crisis”. The conference was held from 1 to 5 July in the Auditorium of the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation and was attended by Manel Sanmartí, IREC’s Head of Electrical Engineering Area. Mr. […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Authorities

    Parliamentary select committee has been informed that there are no hurdles for wind turbines to be built in the hills and offshore Adelaide coast, reports ABC News. However, Andrew Grear from the South Australian Planning Department said that they were considering putting a ban on some hill sites. Greens MP Mark Parnell stated that it […]

  • 14 May 2013

    Researchers at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS) warn of increased risk of ship collisions. The reason for this threat is the increasing number of offshore wind farms, especially in the German Bight region. With approximately 150,000 ships that cross the area each year, this is a very busy part of the sea. The […]