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18 November 2010 Contracts & Tenders

Transmission links to 2.8 GW of offshore windfarms to be put out to competitive tender Winning tenders for the first links will be announced in summer 2011 First tender round for £1.1 billion of links attracted almost £4 billion of investment appetite and delivered savings of around £350 million Ofgem today launched the second tender […]

10 November 2010

Vestas latest turbine wins the Gold Award for Most Innovative Power Technology of the Year award competing with technology across all sources of energy. Vestas latest product offering – the V112-3.0 MW turbine was judged and awarded by independent judges as the "Most Innovative Power Technology of the Year." in the 2010 Asian Power Awards […]

29 October 2010 Training & Education

At a glittering ceremony in Singapore last night, Sea Asia 2009 won the prestigious ‘Exhibition of the Year’ award at the Singapore Experience Awards hosted by the Singapore Tourism Board. Sea Asia is the region’s premier maritime gathering, organised jointly by Seatrade and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF). Michael Chia, the Chairman of the SMF, […]

27 October 2010 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

Thousands of civil engineering jobs and other jobs in construction will be created thanks to a newly announced £60m fund to develop offshore... William Hobson (randstadcpe) [mappress] Source: randstadcpe, October 27, 2010;

19 October 2010 Business & Finance

- Ebitda rose 25.3% and net earnings by 25.2% due to diversification and solid assets   - Ebitda rose 19.4% driven by an increased contribution from wind, higher production and capacity, as well as greater efficiency, offsetting the negative impact of gas   - Installed capacity exceeded 12,000 MW while operating capacity stood at 11,434 […]

12 October 2010 Technology

The greatest potential for wind energy is on the high seas. Over the coming years, thousands of wind turbines will be erected there. But how... (pdcem) [mappress] Source: pdcem,October 12, 2010;

16 September 2010

Dave McConnell and Ian McCormack were chugging back into Whitehaven Harbour aboard the Solway Spirit on July 29 when they noticed the stricken yacht trapped by rough seas against the pier. They acted quickly and towed the yacht out to sea with the three men on board and then into the safety of the harbour. […]

16 September 2010 Wind Farm Update

E.ON has today (15 September) officially opened its largest UK offshore wind farm in Cumbria. Robin Rigg, the 180MW 60 turbine offshore wind farm located in the Solway Firth, began generating power earlier this year and is now celebrating the completion and full operation of the site. Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State […]

18 August 2010 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens is carrying out essential maintenance work on four offshore wind farms, including the recently opened Gunfleet Sands, after it was... (windpowermonthly) [mappress] Source: windpowermonthly, August 18, 2010;

13 August 2010

Corus today unveiled plans to construct a new £31.5-million manufacturing plant in Teesside which would potentially create 220 jobs. Preliminary engineering work is underway at the Corus Redcar site to develop a new facility to produce steel foundation structures – called monopiles – used to secure offshore wind turbines to the seabed. Jon Bolton, Corus […]

6 August 2010 R&D

The Crown Estate today has announced that four companies have been awarded offshore wind demonstration sites. The awards follow an application process conducted in response to the UK offshore wind industry’s need to demonstrate new offshore wind turbines and other technologies in the marine environment. These demonstration projects will play a key part in addressing […]

3 August 2010 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Blyth will host a major renewable energy festival in mid August aimed at bringing the renewables agenda to the wider community on a mass scale and showcasing the growing cluster of sector organisations around the Blyth estuary. Organised in conjunction with Northumberland County Council, Blyth Renewables Festival 2010 has attracted one of […]

21 July 2010 R&D

118 new offshore wind turbines were fully connected to the grid in the first half of 2010 according to new statistics released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Those 118 turbines have a capacity of 333 MW – well over half the 577 MW installed offshore last year - showing continuing strong growth […]

21 July 2010 R&D

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES, global wind energy leader(1)(1) See explanation , recorded gross operating income of €706.7 million in the first half of 2010, a rise of 21.5% over the same period last year. This increase was driven by the Company’s geographical diversification which enabled it to offset uneven performance across its markets, as well as by […]

6 July 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

The development of offshore wind and linked infrastructure is vital to the UK meeting its EU 2020 renewable energy targets, the country's Department of Energy and Climate Change said in a 2009 Renewable Energy Strategy report handed to the European Commission late Monday. Up to 33 GW of offshore renewable generation may be developed and […]

22 June 2010 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Earlier today, the Danish Energy Agency awarded DONG Energy the concession to build the next major offshore wind farm in Denmark off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat. The construction of the wind farm will represent a total investment of approximately DKK 10 billion. With a capacity of 400 MW, the wind farm […]

15 June 2010 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Today, Danish energy company DONG Energy inaugurates its latest British offshore wind farm, Gunfleet Sands. The wind farm, located in the Thames Estuary off the Essex coast, will supply green power corresponding to the annual power consumption of some 125,000 British households. Thus, Gunfleet Sands will contribute significantly to the British ambition of markedly increasing […]

21 May 2010 Authorities, Ports & Logistics

Washington, DC - In an effort to expand and diversify American energy resources, improve our environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of new, clean energy jobs, U.S. Senator Susan Collins is urging Senate Appropriators to allocate federal funding to support the development of deepwater offshore wind technology. The University of Maine […]

13 May 2010 Wind Farm Update

RESIDENTS in Blundellsands have hit out against plans to more than treble the size of the Liverpool Bay wind farm. The owner of the Burbo...   [mappress] Source: icseftonandwestlancs, May 13, 2010;

2 May 2010 Environment, R&D

With thousands of gallons of crude oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico every day from an oil rig explosion, and the threat that it could... [mappress] Source: aolnews, May 01, 2010;

3 April 2010 Authorities

Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]

2 April 2010 Authorities

Britain is tempting offshore wind turbine manufacturers to invest in its factories with a multi-million pound fund for transforming ports, but it may not be enough to lure all major turbine makers. Britain's ports need revamping if it wants to be an offshore wind manufacturing hotspot, with marine infrastructure essential for importing thousands of huge […]

25 March 2010

Thousands of offshore wind turbines are planned by the government to meet EU targets on renewable energy, and Greenpeace says it expects the   [mappress] Source: guardian, March 24, 2010;

22 March 2010 Wind Farm Update

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES has bought 100% of the rights to build the Ventotec Ost 2 offshore wind complex in the German zone of the Baltic Sea from a German joint venture comprising DEE Deutsche Erneuerbare Energien GmbH (Deutsche Bank Group) and Ventotec GmbH (GHF-Group). They were awarded the permit in 2007.

19 March 2010 Training & Education

Yesterday, David Kidney MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Helen Goodman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Work and Pensions, attended an event at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland to officially open a new 27 metre high training facility – the UK’s first Wind Turbine Training Tower. […]

2 March 2010

IBERDROLA RENOVABLES has created a Offshore Wind Division to develop a major portfolio of offshore wind projects awarded the Company that totals close to 10,000 MW around the world.