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3 December 2013 Training & Education

RenewableUK approved training provider Safety Technology Ltd have been announced this week as project partners on the Energy Skills Partnership (ESP) drive to deliver demand-led training to the Wind Energy sector in Scotland. The ESP is a collaboration of colleges across Scotland, with the main aim of establishing a high performing energy community. A new […]

28 October 2013 Training & Education

In 2009 A&P North East was approached by London Offshore Consultants Limited to see if the company could help them with work-placed visits for graduates. By providing young people with this opportunity it is seen to bridge the gap between education and working sites. A&P North East therefore welcomes different graduates each year at the […]

28 October 2013 Business & Finance

Green Marine Solutions (GMS) has opened a new office at the Scottish Enterprise Inovo building in Glasgow, Scotland, as it strives to harness the benefits of the offshore wind industry, Herald Scotland reports. The company is headquartered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and the Glasgow base is now established to allow GMS to be in the place where […]

25 October 2013

Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN), one of the UK’s leading EPC service providers to the offshore oil & gas and offshore wind energy sectors, has been awarded the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) “Made in Britain” Award. The honour was jointly awarded to Chase Distillery, an independent, family run distillery in Hertfordshire. Business leaders from around […]

16 September 2013 Training & Education

Leading provider of safety training to the Wind Energy Sector, Safety Technology, have announced the opening of their new training facility in South Shields this week. With world class training facilities already located in South Wales and Great Yarmouth, Safety Technology has now expanded their operations to the North East in response to the growing […]

16 August 2013

Houlder has installed 650t pile gripper arms on the MPI Discovery jack-up vessel. “The challenge of handling offshore wind turbine piles has grown along with their size,” commented Frederic Perdrix, Chief Technical Officer, as Houlder delivered its latest piece of bespoke equipment. The pile Gripper Arms, installed this week, stabilise 6m diameter 650t steel piles […]

31 July 2013

Oceanflow Energy’s Evopod is a tidal turbine with a difference. A semi-submersible turbine design, it has shown excellent seakeeping performance in tests, and it incorporates Siemens gear and inverter units. As a floating, tethered device, it has lower deployment costs than seabed mounted devices, and it is claimed to impose less disturbance on sensitive seabed […]

28 June 2013

SMD has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear. The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Nigel Sherlock, presented the Award in the Innovation Category, as part of a visit to SMD’s head office and manufacturing facilities in Wallsend, North East England. This is the third Queen’s Award the company […]

23 May 2013

Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) announced (Wednesday 22 May 2013) that it is to build and test a new generation systems integration platform aimed at enabling tidal energy to become a cost effective green source of energy. The technology development company will be using its unique PLAT-O platform, together with STG 50 tidal turbines it is […]

3 December 2012 Business & Finance

Leading independent offshore survey company UTEC has announced the acquisition of Geomarine Ltd. UTEC – which is based in Houston, Texas and has offices around the world including Aberdeen, Scotland – has acquired Geomarine Ltd which is headquartered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with operational offices in Bath, England and Singapore. The move will capitalize on a natural […]

14 November 2012

Novel tripod installation in 37m deep waters to validate wind conditions for the largest independent offshore wind demonstration site proposed in the UK. The National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, has completed the installation of an offshore research and anemometry platform, three nautical miles off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, next to the nearest shore array […]

12 November 2012

Reef Subsea announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power and Umbilical Ltd., with offices in Stockton-on-Tees and Aberdeen, has successfully completed a series of offshore trials on its recently launched Q1000 subsea trenching ROV. The capabilities of both the trencher and its Launch & Recovery System (LARS) have been tested rigorously to prove they […]

21 October 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

OGN, already a major player in the oil and gas offshore construction sector, has received a vote of confidence from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills as part of Round Three of the Regional Growth Fund for its expansion into the offshore wind industry. The North East economy will share in the benefit with […]

5 October 2012 Grid Connection, Technology

Reef Subsea has announced that its subsidiary company, Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical, based in the North-East of England, with offices in Aberdeen, has launched a new innovative subsea Trench ROV in Newcastle upon Tyne. Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical’s new Q1000 Jet Trencher was unveiled yesterday (4 October) in front of many clients and […]

7 August 2012 Grid Connection

In just a few weeks, a remarkable new Fugro trenching system will start its first offshore deployment, working for Centrica on the 270MW, 75-turbine Lincs offshore windfarm. Fugro-Salt Subsea of Aberdeen has already run a series of successful jetting and cutting trials with the first of its state of-the-art Q1400 machines built by Soil Machine […]

31 July 2012 Operations & Maintenance

Based in two North East England locations, an area known for its deep industrial heritage, A&P North East is a company with ship repair and conversion yards on the rivers Tyne and Tees. Part of the A&P Group which also includes A&P Falmouth where ship repair and conversion services have been taking place for more […]

28 June 2012

SMD has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear. The Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Nigel Sherlock, presented the Award in the International Trade Category as part of a visit to SMD’s head office and manufacturing facilities in Wallsend, North East England. The company is one of the world’s […]

18 June 2012 Business & Finance

French turbine manufacturer Areva Wind has announced it is considering four possible sites along the northeast coast of Britain for a new factory, and the Humber is understood to be on the shortlist of possible locations, the Yorkshire Post writes. The Humber is competing against other port sites on the east coast on the Tyne, […]

17 May 2012

Incat Crowther announced the launch of ASP Tyne and ASP Thames, two 18 metre Catamaran Wind Farm Service Craft. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames were constructed by Topaz Marine at their Abu Dhabi yard in the UAE, and will be delivered to ASP Holdings in the UK. ASP Tyne and ASP Thames are the latest […]

14 May 2012 Training & Education

Newcastle College recently unveiled a unique centre dedicated to developing higher level skills training for the energy sector. The Energy Academy is a multi-partner, cross collaboration between Newcastle College, local authorities, Sector Skills Councils and strategic stakeholders in the sector. Based on the North Banks of the Tyne, it provides a centre of innovation, training and development for […]

9 May 2012 Business & Finance

Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) has submitted the planning application for a GBP 50 million wind turbine factory, reports NeBusiness. The 36,000 square metre facility would replace the company’s existing factory at Hadrian Yard and create thousands of jobs in Tyne. Construction of the prototype Triton jacket is to begin later this year. Investing in construction […]

15 April 2012

OGN, already a major player in the oil and gas offshore construction sector, has received a vote of confidence from the Department of Energy and Climate Change for its move into offshore wind technology. And the North East economy shares in the benefit with the creation of up to 1000 long term jobs. OGN subsidiary, […]

13 April 2012

Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) one of the UK’s leading EPC service providers to the offshore oil & gas and offshore wind energy sectors, announced that four final year apprentices have been hired to complete their apprenticeship at the OGN Hadrian yard facility. The news comes as light relief for the four apprentices (3 Welders and […]

12 April 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

Three innovative UK businesses are the latest companies to secure funding from a major Government scheme to support the development of next generation offshore wind technology. NGenTec Ltd, OSBIT Power Ltd and OGN North Sea Ltd will each receive grants under DECC and the Technology Strategy Board’s Offshore Wind Component Technologies Innovation scheme. Launched last […]

20 February 2012 Authorities

Facing the lack of incentives that could attract and invite major firms to the North East, representatives of renewable energy manufacturers will attempt to influence the Secretary of State to take a desired action. Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne strongly believed last year that major companies would show interest in the banks of the River […]

9 December 2011

NOF Energy, the UK business development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors, has celebrated the stars of the industry at its Annual Awards and Dinner. Hosted by TV presenter, Wendy Gibson, the event at the Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham showcased some of the energy sectors’ success stories and rewarded […]