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  • 3 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    On Friday 14th March 2014, it was confirmed that FoundOcean had completed grouting operations on the 48th turbine, of RWE Innogy’s 295 MW capacity Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm is located 35 kilometres north-east of the island of Helgoland in the German North Sea and sits in water depths of up to […]

  • 4 November 2013

    CEOs from Atlantis Resources Corporation, Andritz Hydro Hammerfest, Siemens Marine Current Turbines, Alstom Tidal Generation, and Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies, ScotRenewables Ltd, Tidal Energy Ltd among others have again committed in 2013 to help push forward the tidal energy industry by continued collaboration and information sharing. With over 450 attendees expected this year, the […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has filed a petition to initiate a regulatory proceeding asking the New York Public Service Commission to authorize the 2020 offshore wind solicitation. As reported earlier this month, NYSERDA plans to issue the New York State’s second-ever offshore wind solicitation in 2020. The solicitation will […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Seven years ago Dr Peter Poon made a judgement that renewable energy generation was set to be a big issue for business and society in general. So, he got his company Romax Technology to initiate two new and related areas of R&D (research and development). One concerned the drive-train efficiency of vehicles; the other was […]

  • 9 October 2017
  • 15 April 2013

    Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the newly established Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORECAT), visited EMEC earlier this week along with his colleagues David Currie and David Arnold. Whilst in Orkney they met with representatives of EMEC, Orkney Renewable Energy Forum (OREF), and Orkney Islands Council, visited the EMEC Billia Croo wave test site, and were […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland Project, the world’s largest floating wind project.  The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120 meters. For the new Hywind Scotland Project, assembly in West Coast Norway is scheduled for first half […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Environment

    Biologists from the University of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and other agencies have implanted satellite transmitters in sea ducks to learn about the birds’ daily movements and identify important wintering locations. The baseline data the scientists collect will be used when government officials and offshore wind farm developers make decisions […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first electricity from the Nordsee Ost (North Sea East) offshore wind farm off the German coast is flowing shore-ward. The first of a total of 48 wind turbines has commenced trial operation in the past few days and is already feeding its green electricity into the grid. Grid operator TenneT had connected the wind farm […]

  • 27 July 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Although there are no signs of actual offshore wind farm proposal for Lake Michigan, scientists from the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) are operating a research buoy and collecting information on its wind conditions. Currently, scientists are analyzing the information they have got from the first set of data cards, the Michigan Radio […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Early August saw an initial training session in the North Sea involving Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH’s new service operation vessel (SOV) Windea La Cour, chartered out to Siemens Wind Power, and the Northern Rescue 01 offshore rescue helicopter, Northern HeliCopter GmbH reports. The training was focused on the communication between the bridge of the SOV and the […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    The growth in off-shore wind farms has helped environmental consultancy APEM achieve rapid growth in the last year. The Stockport-based company’s turnover jumped 48 per cent to £4.3m last year and it is set to repeat the feat with revenues of £6.1m this year. The success has seen the company open two new offices in […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Scottish Renewables has responded to news that the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, which aims to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10%, has been awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government. Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Offshore wind holds huge opportunities for Scotland, and the industry […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of wind energy companies has launched Offshore Wind California (OWC), calling on the state to set a goal of reaching a minimum of 10GW of offshore wind by 2040. Founding member companies include Equinor, Ørsted, Northland Power, Principle Power, Aker Solutions, Magellan Wind and Mainstream Renewable Power, as well as the nonprofit Pacific Ocean Energy Trust. OWC urged California to […]

  • 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 August 2015
    Training & Education

    This year, NORCOWE hosted its summer school in cooperation with NOWITECH at Hardingasete, Hardanger, Norway. The 26 participants from 15 countries represented ten different universities, two R&D institutions and one industry company. In the sixth edition of the NORCOWE summer school, non-NORCOWE members counted more than half of the participants. From 17th to 21st of August, seven […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Grid Connection

    Array and export cables have been installed at 49.5MW Kentish Flats Extension offshore wind farm. Following the completion of the work, Nostag was demobilised and has left the site. Meanwhile, “our vessels are gathering components for the next stage of the project,” said Vattenfall spokesperson. Neptune has returned to Esbjerg in Denmark to collect three […]

  • 16 January 2011

    With an exciting battle between a brother and sister, the Breath of Fresh Air campaign’s ‘Tell a friend’-contest came to an end on 20 December 2010 midnight. Over 10,000 people have participated in the Breath of Fresh Air campaign since its launch in April 2010, adopting turbines all over Europe or voting for those their […]

  • 24 June 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Half of the total 30 wind turbines at the Riffgat offshore wind farm have already been set up. “Currently, the colleagues aboard a crane vessel are already working on the installation of the first turbine of the second half, so we will have the wind farm fully established in mid-July,” announced Irina Lucke, Technical Project […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Jobs & Recruitment

    FairWind is sending the first group of prospective Taiwanese wind turbine technicians to Europe this month to train at European Wind Academy ahead of their deployment on the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind power project. Under the terms of a Letter of Intent signed between FairWind and Siemens Gamesa to collaborate on pre-assembly work for the […]

  • 13 December 2013

    A quarter of the participants attending OWIB 2013 represented foreign companies. Many new contacts were made and some of them led to new orders. A new alliance or simply a new contact? The results differed, but the participants did have one thing in common after having attended a great number of meetings in Esbjerg Performing […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has opened a new regional base in Taipei in support of Taiwan’s offshore wind projects.

  • 6 March 2013

    Even though offshore wind plans got moving more rapidly in the last few months, there are still no offshore wind turbines “blowing” energy into the United States’ homes. While Europe and China are leading in this energy sector, there are top four reasons why the U.S. did not put any wind turbines off its shores […]

  • 12 June 2014

    The Dutch maritime technology company Micanti has designed a 100% environmentally friendly antifouling foil. Its working is based on small fibers, which make it very unattractive for organisms to attach to the hull of a ship. The innovative nature of this invention and the successful launch of it within the global professional shipping industry has […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Authorities

    Benj Sykes, Head of DONG Energy’s UK Wind business will be one of eleven industry members sitting on the Offshore wind programme board. The board has been set up as recommended in the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce’s report this year as part of their action plan to reduce the costs of offshore wind. The […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch offshore contractor for suction pile anchors and foundations SPT Offshore is engaged in a project to perform research and consulting works on the wind turbine suction foundation design for two offshore wind projects in China.