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Paul Rich, the public face of Deepwater Wind’s proposal to build two wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island, has left the company to… By Alex Kuffner (projo) [mappress] Source: projo, September 09, 2011
US Wind has signed a letter of intent with Devreco to establish and operate an O&M facility in Ocean City, as well as a laydown and handling facility at Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to two projects to be built off the state’s coast, enabling US Wind and Deepwater Wind (Skipjack Offshore Energy) to install 368MW of capacity.
US Wind has received its final air emissions permit from the Maryland Department of the Environment to install a meteorological tower in the Maryland Wind Energy Area, with the company set to begin the installation process immediately.
US Wind sent a letter to the Ocean City Council on 7 April, offering to discuss the potential relocation of its proposed Maryland offshore wind project further eastward to address the Council’s desire to lessen the visibility of the project.
Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Breakfast attracted more than 150 local companies who met with representatives form Deepwater Wind and US Wind to discuss their potential involvement in the two projects currently in contention for the state’s Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC), the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the organiser of the event, said.
Following the news that Deepwater Wind applied for building an offshore wind farm off Maryland’s coast and the start of a 6-month application evaluation period, US Wind, the company which was first to submit an application to develop an offshore wind project in the state, made a case for its Maryland offshore wind project. The developer […]
Maryland-based offshore wind developer US Wind, Inc. partnered with Tradepoint Atlantic (TPA), the firm overseeing the 3,100-acre redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill, to host offshore wind supply chain manufacturers at TPA’s Port of Baltimore facility on 2 November. Representatives from turbine, electrical cable and steel manufacturing, vessel construction and local marine support services […]
US Wind, Inc., has announced the start of an export cable route survey to prepare the final layout design for an 80,000 acre wind power project off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. US Wind contracted with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc. and their vessel R/V Shearwater to conduct data collection along the 35-mile cable […]
Global training provider Maersk Training confidently expects hundreds of job seekers to attend an Open Day event, which is held in conjunction with DONG Energy, highlighting career opportunities in the wind energy and renewables sector. Taking place on Friday 9th January 2015, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, it follows on from similar open days held earlier […]
Two developers want the same approximately 45 square miles of ocean as a place for wind farms, a federal agency said Tuesday. In December, Providence-based Deepwater Wind and Massachusetts-based Neptune Wind told the U.S. Department of Interior they were interested in leasing an area roughly between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard. But Neptune never […]
The R.I. Supreme Court is asking those suing to stop a wind farm proposed off Block Island to prove they have legal standing to bring the case. In an order issued Monday, the court directed the Conservation Law Foundation, Toray Plastics (America) and Polytop Corp. to file briefs defending their legal standing no later than […]
Deepwater Wind, the developer planning two offshore wind farms in Rhode Island, has moved its corporate headquarters here from New Jersey. The company announced Monday that it is now based out of what was a satellite office at 56 Exchange Terrace in Providence. The office, which opened in April 2009 with only one employee based […]
Swedish energy company Vattenfall, the developer of the 92.5MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the Aberdeen Bay, is creating an annual cash fund scheme to support the communities in Aberdeen and the Aberdeenshire.
Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, will host a ribbon cutting and office warming reception at its facility on 700 Pleasant Street in New Bedford.
DONG Energy’s Race Bank recently accommodated trials of a new product aiming to eradicate the problem of seabird droppings, or guano, that is costing the global wind industry millions of pounds a year in delays and clean-ups.
Marine renewables developer Atlantis Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French floating foundations designer Ideol to collaborate on a floating wind project off the UK. The collaboration will seek to initiate the development of a floating offshore wind project of up to 1.5 GW, with a pre-commercial phase of up to 100MW […]
On December 15, 2014, a launching ceremony was held at the terminal in Emden’s outer harbour for a further Windea catamaran that is entering service under the German flag. The ship’s godmother Miranda van Laar-Prikkel, wife of co-partner Paul van Laar from IJmuiden in the Netherlands, gave the “Twin Axe Bow” type catamaran from Damen […]
Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has raised more than £1 million from a panel of local business angels and the Welsh Government. The company, co-founded by Swansea University graduates Dr Gareth Stockman and Dr Graham Foster in 2009, will use […]
Two Pelamis P2 machines, currently deployed at the wave test site of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, have this week collectively reached a milestone 10,000 hours of grid connected operations. The machines, which are undergoing a progressive test programme at the Billia Croo wave test site, hit the 10,000th hour on Tuesday […]
A group of scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States have developed a method to assess the potential impacts of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammal populations, particularly the noise made while driving piles into the seabed to install wind turbine foundations. “Pile-driving during the construction of offshore wind farms produces an […]
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today launched England’s first draft marine plans for the seas from Flamborough Head in the north to Felixstowe in the south. The public consultation was announced this morning to Parliament in a written ministerial statement from Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon. These are the first two of 11 marine […]
Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the industry […]
The business of major British work boat company South Boats Special Projects Limited has been sold out of administration – saving a significant number of jobs on the Isle of Wight. The leading manufacturer of service vessels for the offshore wind power industry, which is based out of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has […]
Cornish MP George Eustice pledged his support behind marine renewable energy opportunities for the South West at a recent workshop hosted by industry leaders. The MP for Redruth, Camborne and Hayle heard how the emerging sector holds huge potential for businesses to enter the supply chain, conduct device development and testing and create job opportunities […]
RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced a shortlist of nominations for the association’s inaugural Energy Awards. More than five hundred guests, including business leaders and politicians, will attend the awards ceremony at a hotel in central London on 27th June. A member of the panel […]