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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 […]

5 December 2011 Grid Connection

Blue Offshore, a specialist subsea construction contractor, have today announced that they have reached agreement to use the former Swan Hunter shipyard facilities at Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK), for assembly and construction of their cable installation system. Blue Offshore will operate the facility by arrangement with North Tyneside Council. The agreement has started with preparation works […]

1 December 2011

The UK government named five sites as a national Centre for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft where among them. New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership earlier submitted application to the government for these two locations. It is hoped that the new status will attract thousands of new jobs to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. […]

30 November 2011 Authorities

RenewableUK, the renewable energy trade association, has welcomed a series of Government announcements giving strong support to the renewables sector. At a business conference in London, the Prime Minister David Cameron declared: “I see offshore wind as a significant energy and industrial opportunity for the UK, and one that I am determined to seize”. He […]

18 October 2011

One of the world’s leading engineering consultancies and energy specialists is targeting the Humber region because of its increasing importance as a renewable energy hub. Parsons Brinckerhoff, part of the Balfour Beatty group, has joined Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) as its latest member ahead of a concerted move by the industry to develop new […]

9 June 2011 Business & Finance

  The Board and Management of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) announces that Mr Chow Yew Yuen (周耀源) has been appointed Managing Director of Keppel O&M with effect from 1 June 2011, reporting directly to Mr Tong Chong Heong, CEO of Keppel O&M. Mr Chow will be based in Singapore. He will assist […]

3 June 2011

  P&O Maritime Services announces the arrival of its Multipurpose DP2 Cable Installation vessel, the CS European Supporter, to Tyneside in the UK. Following an extensive conversion, the European Supporter has been specially equipped to install inter-array power cables in the rapidly expanding European Offshore Renewables market. Furthermore, the vessel has retained its capability to […]

26 February 2010 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Andrew Mill, CEO of Narec, responds to the announcement by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of an £18.5 million grant to fund an offshore wind test site at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland: “We very much welcome this funding award and the continued support we have received from Central Government and Regional Development […]

19 February 2010 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

BWEA (RenewableUK), the UK’s leading trade association, welcomed today’s announcement from US company Clipper Windpower on plans to build the world’s largest turbine blade in Newcastle, for its proprietary 10 megawatt (MW) Britannia wind turbine. Each Britannia turbine will be able to satisfy the annual electricity consumption of over 6500 households. The factory building the […]