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German-based offshore wind developer innogy has reached financial close for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK, worth around GBP 2 billion, and moved the project towards construction that starts with the onshore electrical system in September.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.
World’s First Floating Wind Farm Outdelivers The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said. Ørsted Streamlines Hornsea Project Three Ørsted has published updated plans for the proposed Hornsea Project Three offshore wind […]
Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science Corporation on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind turbine blade life.
German energy company RWE plans to launch the initial public offering (IPO) of shares in its renewable energy, retail and grid spin-off, innogy SE, on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on 7 October. As reported last week, RWE intends to place 55.6 million of innogy's newly issued shares on the stock market, representing roughly a 10 percent stake in the […]
Wind turbine makers are set to benefit from the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) as the call for increased investments to meet a targeted reduction in CO2 emissions is expected to positively impact their sales figures, according to Moody's Investors Service. The increased investment, particularly in emerging markets, directed towards renewable energies such as wind and solar energy […]
Three Chinese companies have signed an agreement to invest in a 300MW wind farm off the coast of Chinese province Hebei. China Suntien Green Energy Corporation Limited, HECIC and JEI will invest in Laoting Wind Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Suntien Green Energy which is developing the Puti Island Offshore Wind Power Farm project. The offshore wind farm […]
Adwen has signed an agreement with the US-based Sentient Science to validate the drivetrain for the Adwen 8MW offshore wind turbine. Under the terms of the agreement, Sentient Science’s DigitalClone computational testing software will be used to further validate the Adwen 8MW platform drivetrain’s design and standards. Sentient Science says that DigitalClone provides ''an exhaustive and comprehensive validation strategy […]
The East of England’s unique all-energy coast is key to the East Anglian powerhouse alongside new technology and science, the Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis told energy leaders at the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) annual general meeting. “The opportunities are here – in decommissioning in the Southern North Sea offshore wind and nuclear. There is […]
Canadian offshore wind energy developer, Beothuk Energy, has discussed benefits of wind energy projects proposed off the western Newfoundland coast. In a report on the socioeconomic impacts, published by the company, the proposed wind energy project in St. George’s Bay would also include manufacturing of substructures as well as the operation and servicing of the […]
At a podium half-submerged in the Baltimore Harbor, public-interest leaders launched a broad-based campaign aimed at doubling Maryland’s clean energy goals for wind and solar power in the 2015 legislative session. Representatives from faith, health, social justice, student, business and environmental groups began Friday’s press conference standing up to their hips in water along Baltimore’s […]
At first sight perhaps conventional shipping would appear to be the most obvious means of getting out to and supporting wind farm installations. A helicopter being employed on such slim structures as wind turbines with long blades does not seem to be the most obvious candidate. But nevertheless an industry has grown up that is […]
Staff at the award winning Kelling Heath Holiday Park now have use of an all-electric utility vehicle to help carry guests' luggage and meet on-site transport needs following the recent presentation of the "green machine" to the park by wind farm operator Scira Offshore Energy. Scira General Manager Einar Strømsvåg handed the keys of the […]
REpower Systems SE yesterday signed an agreement with a consortium of banks headed by BayernLB, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft and Deutsche Bank AG for a syndicated loan of EUR 750.0 million. This move enables REpower to secure follow-on financing early for the credit facilities of EUR 600.0 million agreed in May 2009. The loan has a term […]
From the first Alicat appearing at Seaworks 2010, Alicat Workboats have gone from strength to strength with boat number 9 nearing completion and boat 14 going into production. The state of the art luxury crew transfer vessel produced by Alicat Workboats are now working around the UK Coast and are well received by contractors, the […]
After securing the preferred supplier status on projects with a combined capacity of 1.5GW in Taiwan, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signed a series of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with local companies covering tower and blade manufacturing, as well as the supply of materials for blade production.
France's Minister of Ecology François de Rugy has signed the letters approving re-negotiated feed-in-tariffs for six offshore wind projects selected in the country's first two tendering rounds.
As offshore construction and maintenance projects move further out to sea, crew and personnel transfer times lengthen. This not only presents a requirement for innovative transfer vessels, but also the need for medical care to be available in situ in the event of an emergency.
SSI Energy has won contracts to provide paramedics on the Greater Gabbard and East Anglia One offshore wind farms in the UK.
Belgian offshore wind developer Norther NV has announced the start of offshore construction works on the 370MW Norther offshore wind farm.
EnBW has selected the WINDEAcare medical care concept to be used during the construction of the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in the German North Sea.
The results of the call for offshore wind tenders in the Dunkirk area in France will be released in March, said French Secretary of State Sébastien Lecornu.
Beijing-based Huadian Heavy Industries has signed a contract with Hebei Construction & Investment Offshore Wind Power for the construction of the 300MW Laoting Body Island offshore wind farm in Tangshan, China.
The Floatgen wind turbine is currently being prepared for deployment off Croisic at the École Centrale de Nantes SEM-REV demonstration site in France. This is both the first offshore and floating wind turbine to be installed off the French coast.
The 54th and final turbine was installed at the Nordsee One construction site today, 22 September. The 332MW offshore wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations by the end of this year.
Business, council and public sector leaders have set out reasons why Great Yarmouth deserves a third bridge.