Search results for: SEAI

10455 results

A list of search results

  • 21 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the development of marine economies with thousands of new jobs. Recently, offshore wind power […]

  • 13 June 2012

    A new report launched today by the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force shows that the UK is on course to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind substantially over the next seven years. The report builds on detailed evidence in a study by The Crown Estate, also published today, to show how […]

  • 14 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

      Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended April 30, 2011. Highlights *Contract backlog increased to a record $8.9 million as of April 30, 2011. This reflects $10.3 million of new orders brought in during fiscal year 2011, including recent US Department of Energy (“DOE”) awards for the […]

  • 4 January 2012

    Aside from upfront costs, the maintenance of offshore wind farm assets represents a sizeable cost of any project. It is therefore in the renewable industry’s interests to find ways to drive down this cost – while all the time guaranteeing the integrity of its installations. This article explains how a maintenance regime that borrows from […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Germany’s first offshore wind auction, in April 2017, was a watershed for the industry. Anticipating fierce competition, Ørsted and EnBW both pitched projects that would not require subsidy support, a concept undreamt of at the time. Since then, more than 2.5 GW […]

  • 7 December 2011

    They say that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. And for The Switch, this holds true. They’ve created every bit of their present success by working closely with their customers, shaping the industry by making permanent magnet generators the technology of choice in the wind power industry and then cutting […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Authorities

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond today met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Premier Wen of China and shared his vision of a global society with a secure energy future. The First Minister took part in a majilis – a public audience held by the ruler Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Grouting or bolting of the connection between monopile and transition piece belong to the past with the introduction of Dutch engineering company KCI’s Double Slip Joint. KCI is completely convinced about this after completing intensive research. The company introduced their new concept at the EWEA OFFSHORE event in Copenhagen last month where it attracted a […]

  • 6 August 2013

    Today just over 6GW of offshore wind generation capacity is inst alled world wide, with an equal amount in development or under construction. While the top offshore wind markets are still found in Europe, representing more than 90% of the current installed capacity, a number of Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India, have ambitious plans, some of […]

  • 1 June 2015

    Dutch offshore wind solutions provider Seawind has developed a novel 6.2MW two-bladed upwind turbine with a 126 metre rotor diameter, plus additional technology for bottom-fixed and floating installations together aimed at driving down the cost of energy decisively. Offshore WIND spoke with chief technical officer Silvestro Caruso about product design philosophy, dedicated technology features and […]

  • 12 January 2015

    In the Netherlands, the government aspires to build new offshore wind farms with a combined output of 3,450MW by 2023. The Minister of Economic Affairs recently decided that Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT will have the responsibility of building the offshore grid to accommodate these wind farms. Offshore WIND asked Mel Kroon, the CEO of […]

  • 6 February 2013

    Offshore wind deals are happening and project developers that need money are getting it, but sometimes this is overshadowed by a cloud of negativity from banks and the utilities, which complain all too often that the project finance markets are broke or the regulatory frameworks insufficient.  Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director of Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, says: […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Against a backdrop of sustained cold weather and periods of higher commodity prices, Centrica has performed well in the year to date. This strong performance enables the business to continue to invest in customer service and price competitiveness and full year earnings growth is expected to be in line with market expectations. They have also […]

  • 22 December 2015

    Transfers at sea have long been a problem and the safety of those involved is becoming an increasing consideration particularly because of the rapidly increasing numbers of people involved. The offshore wind farm owners and contractors alike have very strict H&S policies which other industries increasingly feel obliged to adopt as the renewable energy sector […]

  • 10 August 2011

    Bourbon published second quarter 2011 results. “The steady increase in the fleet’s utilization rates, particularly in shallow water offshore, illustrates the recovery of the offshore market and our clients’ recognition of the performance of our vessels. Although significant, the improvement in daily charter rates, expected at the end of the year and in 2012, has […]

  • 15 March 2011

    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Switch Engineering Oy, a power technologies company headquartered in Finland. The 190-million-Euro acquisition (approximately US$265 million based on current exchange rates) is expected to be immediately accretive and support AMSC’s growth to US$1 […]

  • 11 April 2012

    Finance Secretary John Swinney outlined the range of new business incentives that are available to encourage private investment in Scotland’s four new Enterprise Areas, during a visit to the Port of Dundee this morning. Incentives and actions to stimulate investment include: business rate discounts worth up to £275,000 per business or enhanced capital allowances; new […]

  • 9 October 2012

    With offshore wind having become a busy and fast emerging business over the past few years, in which money seems to be present in abundance, the industry seems to be blind for lessons learned. Even to the point that fatal accidents have been accepted at a very early stage, in the development phase. Recent fatalities […]

  • 10 April 2017

    Knowledge of impact forces is an important aspect in the design and subsequent operation of offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines are typically monopile or space frame structures. In addition to their basic operational loading, these structures are designed to withstand the environmental loads experienced offshore from waves, currents and wind.

  • 31 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc remains on course to deliver an increase in the dividend per share, an increase in adjusted profit before tax for the financial year to 31 March 2012 and to deliver on its key operational goals. This Interim Management Statement includes updates on operations, major projects, issues such as household customers’ energy consumption, other […]

  • 21 October 2015

    During the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015, Offshore WIND met with Yarco Hoddenbach, Business Analyst at Seaway Heavy Lifting. As the offshore wind market is maturing in Europe, we looked into how government is supporting the further expansion of the industry. Also, we bring you a glimpse of other regions with aspiration towards developing offshore wind. […]

  • 23 May 2013

    The European Marine Energy Centre – the world’s first and only test centre for wave and tidal energy devices – celebrates its tenth anniversary this month, with the pioneering Orkney based facility planning a host of events to mark its milestone year. The centre, which started off with just four wave test berths at Billia […]

  • 25 May 2010
    Environment

    With the aim of promoting the sound development of China’s offshore wind industry, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd (SIEC), a subsidiary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-council once again join forces to build Asia’s first professional platform focused […]

  • 12 April 2018

    By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty.[1] But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]

  • 11 May 2015

    Servicing around 2,200 wind turbines and 56 substations under fixed maintenance contracts, as well as repairs and assessments for a further 1,500 plants, Deutsche Windtechnik AG has experienced rapid growth since being established in 2007. Last year, the company experienced a near 40% in turnover, which passed the 70 million Euro mark for the first […]

  • 27 February 2011

    The wind energy market is experiencing rapid growth worldwide and has doubled in size every 3 years for the past 30 years. It is expected to have generated 331 TWh in 2010 alone, amounting to 1.6% of global energy consumption. This expansion requires new manufacturing plant including facilities for large composite blades. Applied Market Information […]