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  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Dutch government did not just single-handedly decide to go forward with zero-subsidy tenders, serious developers tell and show it is possible, and as long as this is the case the government will not provide unnecessary subsidies or other forms of market protection, Ruud de Bruijne from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 10 December 2015

    On 1 July the Dutch offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen became fully operational. On 21 September this milestone will be celebrated with an official opening ceremony in IJmuiden, the port town from where the main construction activities have taken place and from where the wind farm will be maintained throughout its lifespan. The wind farm […]

  • 29 December 2010

    Life on the green front has been admittedly glum in 2010. A series of deadly spills and explosions, only the least of which was the BP Gulf mess, haven’t yet led to serious reforms; what’s more, the climate bill died a tortured death in the U.S. Senate this summer. All while we are on track […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector for 2014. Global venture capital (VC) funding in the wind sector decreased to $311 million in 2014 compared to $455 million in 2013. Total funding into the wind […]

  • 3 October 2012

    Dutch engineering and fabrication company Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) was already a well known player in the oil & gas industry, when around five years ago, the offshore wind industry was just really setting off. Then HFG was asked whether they could build some small platforms for this new industry. With the company’s vast experience […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Authorities

    The wind industry worldwide will be watching very closely what happens in Hamburg in almost exactly four months’ time – WindEnergy Hamburg has its premiere at the Hamburg Fair site from 23 to 26 September.  “Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, will open WindEnergy Hamburg. That underscores the importance of this leading industry fair […]

  • 19 April 2012

    The first wave device installed in the waters at Cornwall’s marine energy test site has been manufactured by A&P Falmouth. Fred Olsen’s “BOLT Lifesaver” project, which is capable of operating and producing electricity, is now being tested in the sheltered FabTest site off Falmouth Bay, with easy access to the port. Renowned throughout the world […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    Reflecting its renewed competitiveness in the international market for small and medium sized commercial vessels, Austal has secured a new contract for the design and construction of three wind farm support vessels. The 27 metre catamarans will be used by UK-based Turbine Transfers to support wind turbine installation and maintenance activities in European waters. Austal […]

  • 8 November 2010

    The wind farm developer, PNE WIND AG, continued on its successful course during the first nine months of the 2010 financial year. The company was able to increase the operating result (EBIT), the definitive key value for the wind farm project developer, to 7.9 million euros after having posted an EBIT of 5.1 million euros […]

  • 27 June 2013

    The Crown Estate announced another record financial result, posting a profit of £252.6 million which they pay entirely to the UK Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. Profit for the year was up by 5.2 per cent on last year and capital value rose by over 7 per cent to more than £8.6 […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Technology

    On her visit to Germany’s Hannover Messe 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a glimpse of ABB’s new hybrid HVDC (high-voltage direct current) circuit breaker, a critical technology in enabling the transition to renewable energy. “Let’s get started with building the new power grid!” Merkel told ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who was briefing her on how […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Technology

    SGS Global Renewables QHSE Manager, Jim Green was a guest presenter at the January 2013 Renewable UK (RUK) Health and Safety Conference held in the English city of Sheffield. The presentation focused on quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) in wave and tidal projects specifically regarding safety in the marine environment and highlighted the need […]

  • 25 June 2013

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are available in all sizes and are applied to various fields of services including aerial mapping, surveying, security, inspections, etc. When it comes to the wind energy market the UAVs or drones are already being used for blade inspections on land based turbines. The idea has been picked up by a few companies to apply the […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Construction works to enhance port infrastructure at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth for several high profile offshore wind projects have begun, Peel Ports Group reports. A multi-million-pound co-investment has been agreed to support the construction of primary infrastructure and ground works for the Galloper Wind Farm and East Anglia ONE Wind Farm projects. Construction work will […]

  • 27 November 2015

    UK renewables and wind expert David Still lives in a country with huge onshore and offshore wind resource and additional major potential for exploiting waves and sea current energy. Still firmly believes in a sustainable future energy supply based upon renewables and provided as an essential public service to the people in the UK. Availability […]

  • 12 September 2012

    Aberdeen Harbour Board has commenced a major feasibility study into the potential expansion of facilities at the port. Continued growth in traffic and cargos, as well as an increase in the size of the vessels has prompted the study, as projections indicate that Aberdeen Harbour will remain the principal port for the oil and gas […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    With a strong first half of 2012, E.ON continues its positive performance and confirms its full-year forecast. E.ON’s first-half EBITDA rose by €2.4 billion year on year to roughly €6.7 billion, its underlying net income by €2.4 billion to roughly €3.3 billion.  “Our solid first-half results demonstrate that we’re meeting our existing challenges decisively. We […]

  • 10 October 2013

    Final preparations are underway for a major international ocean energy conference, set to take place in Orkney next week. The two-day Global Ocean Energy symposium – part of a programme of events aimed at celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Orkney based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) – will see wave and tidal power experts […]

  • 10 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has provided an update on the recent progress of the Perth Wave Energy Project.  Carnegie has made significant progress on the assembly and testing stage of the Perth Wave Energy Project in advance of the Project’s final commissioning and operation phase. Noteworthy recent progress includes the completion of […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ignacio Galán, the chairman and chief executive officer of Iberdrola, has outlined a strategy for further multi-billion pound investments in renewables in the UK, with a strong focus on Scotland, in a lecture at the University of Strathclyde.  Mr Galán was delivering the fourth James Blyth lecture at the university, in which he gave a detailed […]

  • 10 August 2015

    Gwynt y Môr The 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located 8 miles offshore in Liverpool Bay in water depths of over 28 metres, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales on 18 June. The offshore wind farm is the world’s second largest, with 160 Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines on monopile foundations and 2 offshore substations in an area of over 80km². […]

  • 14 June 2012

    It has been announced today that Fendercare Marine and Strainstall, members of James Fisher and Sons plc, in conjunction with Maritime International have launched two new exciting products – the Eco-Fender™ range and the Vessel Motion Monitoring System™, both specifically targeted to assist in the safe transfer of personnel during offshore wind farm operations.  Vessel […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Technology

    At the SMM 2012, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair, 4 to 7 September 2012 in Hamburg, four Fraunhofer Institutes are exhibiting solutions that make it easier to plan and build seaports, termi­nals and ships – Hall B6, booth 317. As global flows of goods continue to rise, the demand also rises for […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA) will introduce itself as a major European port in the offshore-wind-farm and tidal-energy field of renewable marine energies at Multimodal 2012, in Birmingham (UK), from 1 to 3 May 2012. More particularly, Cherbourg is set to be used as the industry-and-assembly hub for the wind-farm consortium led by EDF and Alstom, […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Authorities

    As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to move economy toward domestic clean energy sources and begin to slow the effects of climate change, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau announced that BOEM will hold its second competitive lease sale for renewable energy on […]

  • 5 December 2012
    R&D

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd, based in Orkney, Scotland, has announced another major international collaboration agreement, in which the world-leading test facility will assist in the development of a marine energy test centre in Taiwan. Speaking at the inaugural Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC-2012) on Jeju Island, Korea, EMEC’s commercial director […]