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  • 10 February 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    Offshore WIND spoke to James Strong, Business Development Director at Reflex Marine, a company looking for new ways of personnel and cargo transfer between wind turbines and vessels, and one of the developers of a guidance document for personnel crane transfer, released this summer.

  • 5 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    The amount of venture capital entering cleantech will decline in 2012 for the first time since the global economic downturn in 2008, according to cleantech analysis and consulting company Kachan & Co. The firm, with offices in San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver, has published a set of predictions for the cleantech sector in 2012.  In […]

  • 16 July 2013

    EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

  • 23 February 2012

    DONG Energy has today signed an agreement to sell 50 per cent of the German offshore wind Borkum Riffgrund 1 to the LEGO Group’s parent company, KIRKBI A/S, and the Oticon Foundation, via its investment company, William Demant Invest A/S for a total sum of DKK 4.7 billion. When completed Borkum Riffgrund 1 will consist […]

  • 29 April 2013

    Energi Coast, in conjunction with NOF Energy, Subsea North East and Tees Valley Unlimited, showcased North East England’s impressive offshore renewables capabilities at an event at the House of Commons. Sponsored by Redcar MP, Ian Swales, the event was held on the prestigious Terrace Pavilion at the Palace of Westminster. Members of Parliament representing constituencies […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gamesa has presented its Business Plan 2013-2015, with the goal of addressing the immediate situation while laying the foundation to emerge stronger, in a position of leadership in the wind industry, through the following strategies and actions:  recovering and maintaining profitability, reducing fixed and variable costs (structure size and an industrial and procurement strategy), while […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Grid Connection

    Grid infrastructure and transmission networks need to continue to develop if Europe is to hit its 40GW offshore wind target. Germany is making headway and recently passed a draft law on offshore wind. The law, due to take effect later this year will give more leeway to grid operators such as TenneT and 50Hertz.  Julia […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    ScottishPower Renewables is to help fund courses at Dumfries and Galloway College and Ayr College that will allow students to gain industry recognised qualifications and help them on their way to becoming wind turbine technicians. The company’s funding and support will aid the introduction of courses in 2013. For more than 2 years ScottishPower Renewables […]

  • 22 October 2012
    R&D

    As voters contemplate who will occupy the White House and Congress in the years ahead, The Center for the Next Generation and the Center for American Progress released “Regional Energy, National Solutions,” a new report that argues that the United States needs a long-term strategy to achieve climate stability, economic prosperity, and energy security using […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Training & Education

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global maritime industry, has established the American Bureau of Shipping Endowed Chair in Ocean Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Professor Ronald W. Yeung has received the inaugural appointment to this chair for a five-year term, […]

  • 17 April 2012
    R&D

    The global challenge in the field of energy is increasing. Prices on traditional fossil energy are increasing and governments are constantly looking for alternatives with a sustainable profile. This puts wind on the agenda as an energy source that is an operational alternative, and it demands for wind energy to become competitive compared with other […]

  • 23 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Wind energy can create economic activity and jobs, while saving money – that’s one of the conclusions Christian Kjaer, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), reaches in an opinion article published today in advance of the beginning of the European Council informal growth summit. Kjaer also said in the Windpower Monthly article that […]

  • 20 March 2013
    R&D

    Research led at the University of Strathclyde could be set to improve the availability of windfarms and reduce the need for expensive, reactive maintenance. The novel research testing for wind condition monitoring technologies is now underway as engineers at the University work together with industrial partners, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and […]

  • 9 December 2010
    Technology

    Sietas is to be the first German shipyard to develop and build a jack-up vessel used for offshore wind farm installation. The order, which was signed today in Hamburg, comes from prestigious Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, working on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide. In addition, Van Oord has placed an option for […]

  • 8 December 2015

    Huisman recently delivered the cranes for the Seajacks Scylla, the new build wind turbine installation vessel for Seajacks UK Ltd. This jack up vessel is currently nearing completion at the yard of Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The Seajacks Scylla, based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design, has been specifically designed to meet the […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Technology

    Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Technology

    Most mechanical constructions that are 14 meters long, 8 meters tall and weigh 78 metric tons are not described as fast or flexible. Especially when the thing it lifts is 75 meters long and weighs 25 metric tons. Then again, the new B75 lifting yoke from the Siemens Wind Power Division is no average construction. […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    HOCHTIEF Solutions and Ventizz Capital Partners together want to acquire concessions, develop and sell farms With economic effect from February 1, 2012, HOCHTIEF Solutions and Ventizz Capital Partners have set up a joint venture for the development of offshore wind farms. The two partners each hold a 50 percent interest in the company HOCHTIEF Offshore […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Hundreds of new jobs are set to be created in North East Lincolnshire after Danish utility giant DONG Energy was awarded up to  £1.1m from the ‘Growing the Humber’ Regional Growth Fund. The fund is run by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and North East Lincolnshire Council and supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. […]

  • 21 December 2010

    Wind-energy projects are starting to pop up in New Hampshire, but people hoping to see off-shore wind farms are still treading water. And if coastal development ever does ever occur, it will come with a sizable price tag. Projects proposed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are expected to cost billions of dollars to build, as […]

  • 12 December 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    35 Minnesota business leaders, elected officials, sportsmen, and environmental groups delivered a letter to Congress asking them to extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Offshore Wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) before they expire at the end of the year.  “Clean energy, including wind power, is an important part of our state […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The final rotor blade of the 24th wind turbine was successfully installed at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm over the weekend. This marks the halfway milestone of the total 48 wind turbines at RWE’s offshore wind farm, three months after the installation kicked off. “In a football match we would now have reached halftime. […]

  • 18 January 2012

    On January 16-19, the annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will gather in Abu Dhabi for the fifth time key political, business, academic and industry players from different parts of the world committed to satisfy our growing need for sustainable energy. As this year’s summit program is focusing on Powering Sustainable Innovation, the global wind […]

  • 20 December 2012

     As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Granite Staters to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment New Hampshire released a new Environment New Hampshire Research & Policy Center report that shows that New Hampshire’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    The constant drive to innovate has taken the wind industry from its humble beginnings to its current prominence as the state of the art in energy generation. For the industry to continue to develop and lead the globe to a new era of sustainable energy, innovation must be ongoing, global, and part of every facet […]

  • 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 […]