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  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]

  • 24 April 2013

    All-Energy 2013, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference opens in Aberdeen four weeks’ today on Wednesday 22 May. The two-day event, the largest in its 13-show history, has some 580 exhibitors filling 8,000m2 (net) at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC); over 320 speakers from home and overseas in the world-class multi-stream […]

  • 25 May 2011

      A new book from the International Energy Agency (IEA),Harnessing Variable Renewables: a Guide to the Balancing Challenge, presents a novel method of assessing the resources needed to balance supply and demand in power systems with large shares of ‘variable’ renewables, such as solar photovoltaic, wind and tidal energy. The report, which features case studies […]

  • 11 August 2011

      IBERDROLA has surpassed 8,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity in Europe, solidifying its status as the benchmark for this type of energy on the continent. This installed capacity is enough to supply nearly four million Europeans and prevent the emission of around 14 million tonnes of CO2. The company now has renewable facilities in […]

  • 20 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    The global ocean energy sector is at a turning point, with over 45 wave and tidal prototypes expected to be ocean tested in 2010 and 2011, after only a dozen were installed in 2009, according to a new IHS Emerging Energy Research market study. If these initial projects are successful, the global ocean energy project […]

  • 20 June 2013

    With two Ministers both making powerful and highly significant statements, All-Energy got off to a flying start when the thirteenth in the annual series was held 22 and 23 May at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was able to announce […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Press release: General Electric of the US and Vestas of Denmark were tied for pole position among turbine manufacturers in the world wind market in 2012 – a record year that saw 48.4GW of new capacity installed. Research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, published for clients today, finds that a surge of development activity in […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Technology

    Offshore WIND Team spoke to FLiDAR’s Bruce Douglas at EWEA Offshore 2013 held in Frankfurt. Mr. Douglas commented on the company’s latest contracts and growth within the offshore wind industry. He also explained the benefits of using a floating LiDAR over a fixed meteorological mast. Offshore WIND: First of all, I would like to congratulate […]

  • 11 February 2013
    R&D, Technology

    BTM Consult, a leading forecaster and data source for the international wind industry, and part of Navigant’s Global Energy Practice, has announced its preliminary ranking for the top 5 turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), due to be officially released in late March in the World Market Update 2012. Preliminary results show GE Wind dominating the […]

  • 25 November 2011
    Authorities

    Ministers of the governments of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey today called on the European Union to give its full backing to the development of the massive ocean energy resources that exist in these regions. The governments gave their support to a Member State Position Paper […]

  • 9 August 2013

    Offshore wind farms are built in areas where it has been determined, by monitoring with met masts and floating met buoys, that there is enough of the turbine ‘fuel’ under normal circumstances. It is not just the remote location and water depth that determines that you will not find any offshore wind farms in the […]

  • 9 April 2012

    All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, opens in Aberdeen in under seven weeks (Wednesday-Thursday 23-24 May 2012) and it is set to be a true milestone event with world-class speakers in the conference, helpful sector trails around the show and important new zoned feature areas, country specialists from 14 nations on hand […]

  • 2 May 2013
    R&D, Technology

    New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy. Written by Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto  Marine energy – for instance energy from tidal and ocean currents – is the ‘best of the best’ amongst green energy sources: it has the greatest potential (in theory, the planet’s […]

  • 13 March 2011
    Technology

    She perfectly resembles her sister, is just as strong and can be positioned to maximum precision: SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land puts the new building MV ‘Lone’ into service. Just three months after the German-based heavy-lift shipping company has sent the MV ‘Svenja’ – the world’s largest heavy-lift vessel – on its maiden voyage, the company’s […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Technology

    The ability of the Parat electrode boiler to manage fluctuations in renewable energy sources rapidly has brought swift uptake in Denmark since 2011. As the Norwegian company launches in Germany, Parat reflects on the promise its solution offers to efficiency in Europe’s smart electricity grids. Germany’s appetite for renewable energy dwarves other European states, accounting […]

  • 14 September 2018

    Blockchain remains a hard to understand concept. Some say it will change the way we do business, others fear what sharing data will mean for future transactions. Offshore WIND spoke to Tom Fürstner founder and CTO of Riddle&Code, who recently cooperated with Brazilian onshore energy provider EDP. So, let us start with: What is Blockchain? […]

  • 20 March 2012

    On 19 March, Alstom inaugurated the largest offshore wind turbine in the world, at Carnet in the Loire-Atlantique. The ceremony was attended by Eric Besson, Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, and Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom. The 6 MW Haliade 150 wind turbine has been developed in response to a […]

  • 11 February 2016

    European offshore wind saw some big numbers last year, with EUR 13.3 billion invested in the sector and a total of 3,019 MW of new grid-connected capacity added. Even though 7 wind turbines were decommissioned (two at Robin Rigg and all five at Yttre Stengrund), 419 newly installed ones were there to overshadow this.  Fourteen projects were completed in 2015, with work […]

  • 14 March 2012

    Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. China led […]

  • 25 November 2016

    DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]

  • 27 May 2016

    While the European wind energy association (EWEA) welcomes the landmark agreement achieved at the United Nations Paris Climate Summit – known as COP21 – whereby countries will aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will restrict the global average temperature to a rise ‘well below’ a 2°C threshold, the new EWEA Chief […]

  • 20 June 2011

      The primary use of wind power of relevance to climate change mitigation is to generate electricity from larger, grid-connected wind turbines, deployed either on- or offshore wind farm. Wind energy offers significant potential for near-term (2020) and long-term (2050) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. A number of different wind power technologies are available across […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Norway’s energy major Equinor has completed the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia. The Bałtyk I offshore location license allows for development of a wind farm with a capacity up to 1560MW of which Equinor will hold 50%. The company will be the […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    OffshoreWIND.biz‘s Photo of the Day: The WindFloat Atlantic floating wind farm in full array. The WindFloat Atlantic project is almost fully completed, with only the connection of the third turbine left to be done. Bourbon Subsea Services towed the third turbine to its designated location at the end of May, with connection to mooring and […]

  • 28 January 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Poland’s PGE Group has received environmental permits for the construction of the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. The Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection issued a decision on environmental conditions for the two projects on 24 January, which now allows PGE Group to start working on the technical […]