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  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The European Patent Office (EPO) has granted SeaTwirl a patent for a dynamic floating offshore wind turbine.

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    SKF reported today that it has developed a new generation of shaft seals specifically designed to meet the challenges of the wind energy industry.  The machined polyurethane seals from the HRS range weigh less and take up less space than labyrinth seal designs. They are available in three different designs to suit different applications. The […]

  • 22 February 2010

    While offshore wind farms are an important source of the world’s future renewable energy supply, the sea is a hostile environment for wind turbines, wearing down their parts with saltwater and high shaft speeds. The cost and effort to replace these components is high. That’s why a German parts manufacturer is now using Hydrin® epichlorohydrin […]

  • 23 May 2013

    The Surface Effect Ship (SES) – Offshore Service Vessel concept from Umoe Mandal (Stand R11 at Seawork 2013) is part of the next generation of offshore wind farm service vessels. The SES is lifted by an air cushion enclosed by side hulls and flexible rubber sealing aft and in the bow. By utilising this air […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Severn Subsea Technologies, part of the Severn Glocon Group, has developed an integrated telemetry and control system for wave power company Seatricity’s Oceanus 2 wave device, now moored at the Cornish Wave Hub. The SST system will enable researchers to correlate wave movement with power generated, and thus optimise power generating conditions offshore. Briefly, Seatricity […]

  • 1 July 2011

    This past Sunday 26th of June a major milestone was reached regarding the market introduction of XEMC Darwind’s XD115 5MW wind turbine. Installation of the prototype was completed at the test site in the Wieringermeer, Province of Noord Holland, The Netherlands. The XD115 is one of the world’s first 2nd generation Direct Drive Permanent Magnet […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    The UK has launched the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Under the new deal, the number of jobs in the industry is expected to rise to 27,000 by 2030, up from 7,200 today. The deal […]

  • 14 August 2012

    The Danish knowledge center for the offshore sector, Offshore Center Danmark, has been acknowledged in a very distinguished way for its efforts in helping to create collaboration through networks and for making visible Danish competences in the oil, gas and offshore wind turbine sectors. In its capacity as a cluster organization, Offshore Center Danmark has […]

  • 29 July 2014

    Aquaseal Rubber Ltd, the North East England-based rubber products specialist, has secured a prestigious project as part of the development of the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. The company, which has its operation in Longbenton, North Tyneside, was awarded the project by Rotherham-based MTL, which is a specialist metal products manufacturer. An experienced supplier of […]

  • 19 September 2019

    Figure 1. Submarine cable overboarding during repair operations Given the inherent risks associated with submarine power cables, it is essential for their operators to have a rock-solid contingency plan for dealing with the rare event of a cable failure. As those plans become increasingly common and repair timelines are condensed, the criticality of flawless execution […]

  • 14 January 2013

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy sector, has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Call for Views for its Industrial Strategy, which identifies the offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth in Britain. By 2021, more than 47,000 people will be working in the offshore wind […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The Marine Institute in collaboration with SEAI, the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (UCC) and SmartBay Ireland Ltd have been awarded consent from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government to install a subsea fibre optic cable form the shore in Spiddal Co. Galway to an underwater hub that will link to the existing […]

  • 31 October 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched a new national Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence to drive forward the development of next-generation offshore wind technologies. The initiative is backed by up to GBP 500,000 funding each from the Scottish Government and the Catapult’s Welsh-based Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE), match […]

  • 24 March 2015

    SAFETY seal manufacturer Roxtec has provided its waterproof sealing solution to the largest and most powerful tidal turbine in the world. Manchester based Roxtec UK managing director Graham O’Hare said the deal with Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited (SRTP) involved Roxtec supplying the new SR2000 2MW floating turbine which is 65m long, 3m diameter and weighs […]

  • 6 August 2014

    Scotland’s largest marine energy conference has been awarded Scottish Cities Global Excellence status as part of the Commonwealth Games legacy programme. Scottish Renewables’ Marine Conference, Exhibition and Dinner, to be held in Inverness on September 23 and 24, will showcase the world-leading wave and tidal energy technologies and expertise being developed in Scotland’s seas. The […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    CWind has won a contract to provide a team of technicians to support Siemens’ operations and maintenance services at offshore wind farms in Germany. The recent contract win with Siemens further expands the company’s growth in the O&M phase, starting with service provision at the 288MW Meerwind offshore wind farm in the North Sea. CWind […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Five Humber Colleges have come together with the Humber LEP to build on their current offer to create a Humber Energy Skills Centre of Excellence. Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, Hull College Group and North Lindsey College are working with the Humber LEP through the Hull and […]

  • 14 June 2012

    Tideland Signal, Dabbrook Services and Tranberg Systems of Denmark have joined forces to present a comprehensive service for specifying, supply and installation of navigation warning systems and all other low-voltage equipment on offshore wind farms on stand 321 at Global Offshore Wind, ExCel London from 13 to 14 June. Tideland Signal is a leading global […]

  • 7 December 2011

    TEESSIDE has been named as a national centre of excellence in offshore wind power.   By Jez Davison (nebusiness) [mappress] Source: nebusiness, December 07, 2011; Image: teesvalleyunlimited

  • 9 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Roxtec has secured a contract to deliver its safety seal solutions for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm project. Roxtec UK managing director Graham O’Hare said the firm will deliver cable transit systems to safeguard workers, structures and equipment on the wind farm’s substation platform. The deal will see a wide range of sealing solutions used […]

  • 20 October 2015

    Severn Offshore Services’ crew transfer vessel (CTV) Severn Provider is scheduled to complete work at the Meerwind offshore wind farm this month, but the owner already reported that the vessel had shown an exceptional performance at its first job. Severn Provider has been working in the German part of the North Sea since April 2015, following the delivery from Damen Shipyards a month […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy has taken over more than 1,000MW development project rights off the coast of New Jersey from RES Americas Developments Inc (RES). The companies finalised the deal during Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) New Jersey Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting held in Trenton on 19 May. The New Jersey lease area, which was […]

  • 20 February 2014

    By embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal, according to a new report from WWF-US. As a result, China’s carbon emissions from power generation could be 90 percent less than currently projected levels […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the University of Hull have established a collaboration which will see the launch of an offshore wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Centre of Excellence in the Humber region, UK.

  • 4 March 2013

    The UK Secretary of State for energy and climate change has hailed subsea services company ROVOP as ‘a leading specialist in its field’ and one which is ensuring that the country remains at the global vanguard of the energy industry. The Rt Hon Ed Davey was speaking as ROVOP announced that it had further bolstered […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The Belgian consortium behind Rentel NV has officially signed a contract with Siemens for the supply and the 17-year servicing and maintenance of 42 7MW offshore wind turbines. The signing of the contract follows the announcement made in October 2015 that Rentel chose Siemens as the preferred turbine supplier for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in the Belgian North […]