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  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    RPS Group has secured Level 2 certification from DNV GL for its Floating LiDAR technology. According to RPS, the certification qualifies the RPS Lidar 4.5 buoy type to collect bankable wind resource data for the development of offshore wind farms. The news comes after a six-month validation deployment of the buoy offshore Blyth in the UK, which, […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    RPS has confirmed that the UK Planning Inspectorate will be holding the Preliminary Meeting for Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm on the 10th of December 2013. Hornsea Project One, comprises up to 332 offshore wind turbines in the North Sea located103km from Yorkshire Coastline, 140km of offshore cable coming ashore at Horseshoe Point, Lincolnshire, and 40km […]

  • 24 January 2020
    Environment

    RPS Group has been appointed to carry out environmental studies for Start of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project. RPS will undertake marine mammal and bird surveys to support the project’s offshore planning approvals. The deal was signed by Star of the South Chief Executive Casper Frost Thorhauge and RPS Executive General Manager for Place and […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Grid Connection

    German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded UK companies RPS Energy Limited and Ordtek Limited with contracts to provide consultancy and QA/QC services for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey campaigns on two separate projects.

  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Legislators of the U.S. state of Maryland have introduced a bill that would allow at least 1,200MW of additional offshore wind capacity to be built by 2030. If enacted, the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 (S.B. 516) would require 50% of energy supply to come from renewable energy sources by 2030, doubling the current renewable portfolio standard (RPS) […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority will now compile a report comprising conclusions and recommendations in respect of the application. The report is then sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    Norway’s Equinor (formerly Statoil) has contracted RPS engineers and scientists from Australia and the US to develop a long-term meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) measurement program for a potential wind farm development off the east coast of the US.

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Maryland needed to pass a piece of legislation that would create a larger carve-out for offshore wind in order to stay competitive in attracting the supply chain, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind commented on Maryland passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA). In an interview held with Offshore WIND at […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Environment

    The next phase of environmental research at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the Aberdeenshire coast is scheduled to start next week after Vattenfall appointed a Scottish specialist to carry out the studies. The Edinburgh-based team of RPS Consulting and Danish-based DHI Group will deploy radar-camera based digital technology to monitor the flight patterns and […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    UK port owner and operator Forth Ports is investing GBP 10 million to construct a new quayside at the Port of Dundee in order to put the port at the forefront of the North Sea oil & gas decommissioning and offshore wind sectors.

  • 28 September 2011
    Authorities

      The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to end the competitive solicitation process for the proposed Great Lakes Offshore Wind Project (GLOW), without awarding a contract for project development. The estimated annual cost of GLOW and the current economic conditions were the reasons for the Trustees’ action. Evaluation of […]

  • 14 September 2015

    Last Friday, the California Assembly passed a bill to increase the state’s renewable portfolio goal to 50% by 2030. The American wind energy industry hailed California’s intention to get half its electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within 15 years as it steps up its efforts to fight climate change, saying wind can help get the job done […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Maryland State Senate, in conjunction with the House of Delegates earlier this week, voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The bill, which was vetoed last May, will increase and accelerate the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 20 percent by 2022 to 25 percent by 2020, […]

  • 7 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Star of the South Wind Farm has partnered with Curtin University and Deakin University to assist with offshore site investigations for Australia’s first offshore wind project. Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology is helping understand marine mammals in the project area, while Deakin University is supporting the seabird, seabed biodiversity and fish surveys. Both […]

  • 15 September 2011

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited today released the results from its environmental monitoring and assessment program undertaken as part of the recent deployment of its commercial scale CETO unit (CETO 3) off Garden Island, Western Australia. These results were presented today by Carnegie’s Site Development Manager, Tim Sawyer at the Asia Pacific Clean […]

  • 6 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT has awarded RPS Energy Ltd with a contract to provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) consultancy services covering zones in the Dutch North Sea identified in the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030. The tender covers six offshore wind zones, the 700MW Hollandse Kust Noord, the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Alpha, the 700MW Hollandse Kust (west) Beta, […]

  • 14 May 2015

    Australian renewable energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited, has commenced with offshore geophysical survey activities for the CETO 6 project off Garden Island, Western Australia. The findings of these activities will influence elements of the CETO 6 Project, such as foundation selection, cable route and overall installation methodology. Marine GeoSolutions and RPS Energy, in conjunction with Carnegie, are […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, R&D

    The European Commission has appointed Ecofys and RPS to prepare a Baseline Environmental Assessment for a meshed grid in the Irish and North Seas. The results may be used to inform any future plans for renewable energy generation, energy storage, power cables and associated equipment in the North and Irish Seas. Focussing on Belgium, Denmark, Germany, […]

  • 15 June 2018
    Authorities, R&D

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has opened a tender for geophysical soil investigations at the Hollandse Kust (west) offshore wind farm zone.

  • 16 May 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded BLIX, together with its partners Reynolds International, Wind Support, RPS, Periplus and Marine Geological Advice, with a contract for expert support for soil investigations for the offshore wind farm zone Hollandse Kust (West).

  • 9 April 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of Australia’s first offshore wind farm have started environmental assessment process and referred the Star of the South project to state and federal planning and environment ministries.

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded a group of 13 Dutch companies and research bodies a framework contract to support RVO.nl with collecting site data for future offshore wind farm zones in the Netherlands.

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    A Massachusetts energy plan containing a requirement that utilities contract for approximately 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 would position the state as a national leader in offshore wind, allowing it to capture first-mover economic advantages, according to a new study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). If the state positions itself as a leader in […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    As the 2015 Maryland General Assembly kicked off Wednesday, activists packed Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House to call for action in 2015 to double the state’s use of clean electricity like wind and solar. The rally was headlined by a broad array of social justice, environmental, faith, labor and business leaders, who […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed an omnibus energy bill which requires electric distribution companies to solicit long-term contracts for at least 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind by 2027. The Senate bill was offered as an amendment to the energy bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier in June, which called for 1,200 MW of […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Principle Power has withdrawn its lease request for a site approximately 25 kilometres west of Oregon’s Port of Coos Bay, where the company had planned to set up its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. The project was proposed by Principle Power in May 2013 and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave its approval in early 2014. […]