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  • 13 June 2012
    Technology

    Caterpillar announced it has been selected to supply generator power to Principle Power, a renewable energy technology developer, for its WindFloat Prototype project. The grid-connected floating structure supports a Vestas V80-2.0 MW turbine, with an Olympian™ GEP 88-4 generator set for standby power, rated at 88.0 kVA. The deal was handled by Cat® dealer Barloworld […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    China’s Hengtong has been awarded a contract by REN – Rede Electrica Nacional, S.A., the operator of transmission grids in Portugal, to design, manufacture and install the submarine export power cable system for the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project.

  • 12 March 2012

    Maria McCaffery, chief executive of trade body Renewables UK, will use the opportunity on wave and tidal conference in Edinburgh to warn that The Green Investment Bank needs to think again about its strategy of avoiding investment in early-stage renewable energy projects. That strategy could be unfavorable for reaching the UK government’s 2020 renewable energy […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Technology

    AXYS Technologies will be exhibiting with its partner Planet Ocean Ltd at the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference from May 21-22 in Aberdeen, UK. The companies will be located at stand A81, where the visitors can meet the team and learn about their offshore renewable energy monitoring platforms. AXYS has been chosen by the Timmons Group as a member […]

  • 12 August 2011
    R&D

    Twenty-three university students of 21 different nationalities are currently studying tidal movement in the protected Ria Formosa nature… By Carrie-Marie Bratley (theportugalnews) [mappress] Source: theportugalnews, August 12, 2011

  • 3 February 2015

    The RiCORE (Risk Based Consenting for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects) project has been awarded €1.4 million from the European Commission’s competitive Horizon 2020 programme. Led by Robert Gordon University (RGU), a group comprising teams from Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France and Scotland will look at ways of accelerating and streamlining the environmental requirements associated with consents for […]

  • 27 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third-largest wind energy producer, today announced that an additional 1.37 GW of capacity were installed over the last 12 months, of which 486 MW were added in 1H 2011 (around 60% of the expected installation for FY 2011). Electricity output in 1H […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Maria van der Hoeven has warned that Europe could lose its role as a leader in renewable energy. She will give a keynote speech at the EWEA 2014 Annual Event on 10-13 March, where she will elaborate on this issue. Van der Hoeven will be joined by Portugal’s Minister […]

  • 18 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Vestas, the global leader in wind technology, has signed an agreement with WindPlus for the deployment of the first offshore project worldwide integrating a wind turbine with a full-scale semi-submersible floating structure. This is the first time this floating platform technology is being used. WindPlus is a joint venture company led by the EDP Group […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Finnish company, AW Energy, announced it will invest EUR 25 million in wave energy project off Peniche coast. According to John Lilijelund, executive chairman of the company, the funds will be used for the construction, assembly and installation of 16 wave energy devices with total capacity of 5.6 megawatts. “The next step is to […]

  • 30 June 2014

    The OCEANERA-NET programme has launched its new website. OCEANERA-NET is the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (ERA-Net), a project funded by the European Union through the Framework Programme 7. The objective of OCEANERA-NET is to coordinate funding programmes between European countries and regions to support research and innovation in the ocean energy sector. Ocean […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Senvion has contracted TÜV Rheinland to oversee the production of wind turbine blades for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II offshore wind farm.

  • 26 April 2010
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Vestas has won the largest single order ever in Vestas’ history for delivery of up to 2,100 MW. The order placed by EDP Renováveis (EDPR), the world third largest wind power company, has been awarded to Vestas after a competitive process launched more than one year ago in Chicago, USA. Today on 26 April, the […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following media reports from April saying ASM Industries (ASMI) had been planning to boost its involvement in the offshore wind sector and had pinpointed the port of Aveiro as a location for its new plant, the Portuguese company confirmed to Offshore WIND that it had decided to invest in the new facility, specialised in bigger products – mostly for offshore application.

  • 23 March 2015

    At least nine floating projects are likely to come online by 2020, claims Douglas-Westwood. These projects will total to 225MW with a further six projects in the pipeline provide upside potential, according to their database. “We’re not competing with fixed foundations, we’re just creating the future. And that future’s not that far away,” said CEO […]

  • 2 January 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The structure comprises a floating platform developed by Principle Power and an MHI Vestas 8.4MW turbine, the largest wind turbine ever installed on a floating structure.

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The European Commission yesterday awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving force behind developing new low-carbon […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Principle Power, Inc. has merged with Marine Innovation & Technology (MI&T), an offshore engineering consulting firm and long time partner of Principle Power in the development of the WindFloat technology. The merger of MI&T and Principle Power ensures that all the know-how and key staff members reside under one corporate roof, resulting in increased operational […]

  • 19 July 2016

    Principle Power and KIC InnoEnergy have entered a partnership which includes a EUR 4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy in bringing Principle Power’s WindFloat to the market. The partnership encompasses advanced technology development and commercialisation, including engineering, third party analysis and certification, business development and dissemination. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018, following a […]

  • 3 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The termination and testing of the export and array cables at the Windfloat Atlantic project has been completed, JDR Cable Systems said via social media. The third and final floating wind turbine was towed to the project site at the end of May, with connection to mooring and electrical lines then left to be carried out. […]

  • 17 January 2012

    Wavebob Ltd is planing to raise 10 Million Euros by the end of March, Bloomberg reports. Waves with the best energy profile are typically found in deep offshore waters, such as the west coast of Europe and the US. Wavebob is optimized to capture the power from waves with this profile. There are already some […]

  • 3 November 2011

    Tideland Signal has supplied Principle Power with a comprehensive package of LED warning lights to warn shipping when the revolutionary “WindFloat” floating wind turbine is stationed off the coast of Portugal. Windfloat is the focal point of a US$23 million programme for testing the potential of the design in a location with plenty of wind […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]

  • 5 February 2016

    Third international conference dedicated to floating offshore wind turbines will be held in Marseilles from 10 to 11 March this year.  Representatives from a large number of French and international companies and organisations involved in the sector will discuss their activities, present recent research and analysis and exchange information on the principal challenges in this domain. French Environment and Energy Management […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Demowfloat will have its second workshop (English spoken) in Ostend, Belgium today (July 2), in the frame of the event Clustering the Future – a new opportunity for business development: current practices & strategies (Flemish spoken) organized by Greenbridge and Power-Link Universiteit Gent.  The Demowfloat project was set up by a consortium of 12 entities who […]

  • 10 January 2013

    Reportlinker.com announced a new market research report “Marine Power (Wave and Tidal) – Installed Capacity, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), Profiles of Technology Developers and Key Country Analysis to 2030.” This is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the marine energy industry. The report provides […]