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  • 5 March 2014
    Training & Education

    E.ON has announced it is to pilot a Customer Service Apprenticeship scheme, helping to support the UK’s youth unemployment agenda and nurturing talent of the future, with up to 50 apprenticeships on offer. This new innovative programme, announced during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, will provide 16-24 year olds with the opportunity to undertake a […]

  • 13 January 2012

    A global subsea engineering firm is working on a major North Sea contract worth in excess of £2million. Rotech Subsea, which is headquartered in Aberdeen and owned by Norwegian firm Reef Subsea, is involved in a subsea excavation project with marine construction firm Red7Marine on what will be the UK’s largest operating wind farm. The […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Business & Finance

    Dawn is beginning to break in Cornwall and the Leviathan and Kraken, two grand vessels, sit patiently awaiting their departure from the… By Ellie Zolfagharifard (theengineer) [mappress] Source: theengineer, May 23, 2011;

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK, the trade body for the wind and marine energy industries, has issued its Manifesto ahead of the 2015 General Election in United Kingdom. The document, which lays out its policy asks from the next Government, was launched at the association’s annual Parliamentary Reception in Westminster on 25th June. The manifesto outlines the contribution that wind, […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The UK company Aon, through its arm UK Aon Taiwan Ltd, signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwan’s Changhua County today, 19 October, while another UK business – ODE – officially launched its Taiwan office. 

  • 1 December 2014

    RenewableUK has released a video presenting their wave and tidal potential. UK is now leading in developing cutting edge technologies to harness the power of the oceans for clean, secure renewable energy. According to them, the potential of wave and tidal energy is to provide 20% of their electricity needs. Check out this interesting video for […]

  • 24 April 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A report published by RenewableUK shows for the first time that UK-based companies working in the wind, wave and tidal energy sectors are exporting goods and services worldwide on a massive scale.

  • 15 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The offshore renewables industry has launched a bid to attract the UK’s top talent. Further and Higher Education students are being given a chance to find out about the wealth of opportunities the offshore wind industry has to offer in a competition announced today by Norstec. Norstec is a network that brings together key players […]

  • 28 November 2014

    RenewableUK has published a short video about offshore wind in the UK. The UK has the best wind resource in Europe. By developing offshore wind, the country is improving its energy security, cutting polluting carbon emissions and building a new manufacturing and export industry that could employ over 40,000 people. According to the video, bigger and […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    A growing number of UK companies are getting involved in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms in British waters, with 43% of the expenditure incurred in planning, building and running offshore projects already going to local companies, according to a new report issued during the UK’s first Offshore Wind Week. During the Offshore Wind Week, the […]

  • 8 February 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed new figures showing that the UK is moving up the European league table in terms of wind energy capacity, as well as holding its own near the top spot in terms of new capacity installed in 2012. The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has released new statistics showing that the UK now […]

  • 16 August 2016

    RenewableUK has welcomed the news that DONG Energy’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm has gained planning consent from the UK Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark.  Wind power is currently delivering over 12% of the UK’s electricity, which is expected to increase to 20% by 2020 with offshore wind alone providing 10%. Offshore wind’s costs have […]

  • 10 August 2010
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Join 3,000+ people at RenewableUK’s 32nd annual 3-day conference and exhibition, 2-4 Nov 2010 in Glasgow, UK. The event features more than… (lowcarboneconomy) [mappress] Source: lowcarboneconomy, August 10, 2010;

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities

    The UK’s Energy Act received Royal Assent today, i.e. it became a law. This Act will establish a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change introduced the Energy Bill to the House of Commons alongside the Annual Energy Statement last year. RenewableUK’s Chief […]

  • 15 December 2016

    DONG Energy is making a a multi-million pound investment in CS Wind’s new offshore tower manufacturing facility in Campbeltown, Scotland, which will give DONG Energy preferred access rights to towers for its offshore wind farms. The factory will be able to produce at least 50 towers a year and 70 jobs will be safeguarded as a result, […]

  • 23 July 2018

    RenewableUK has welcomed the announcement by the UK government on new Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for offshore wind, emphasizing that it means the UK’s offshore wind capacity is set to nearly double over the next decade.

  • 1 November 2019
    Technology

    The UK Government should use the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction framework to create a specific pot of funding for innovative technologies like floating wind, according to a report released by RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables. This will secure an increase in new capacity from 32MW now to up to 2GW by 2030, making floating wind […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of CSR Corporation Limited of China, has acquired Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) group.  SMD is organised across a number of business streams, including Work Class ROVs, Subsea Trenching, Submerged Mining and Marine Renewables. Andrew Hodgson, CEO of SMD, commented: “Becoming part of CSR will be a key step […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ignacio Galán, chairman of IBERDROLA and ScottishPower, today told the UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey in London that the company’s ambitious investment programme in the UK will help ensure security of energy supply and was optimistic on bringing its major offshore wind programme to fruition. Secretary of State Davey was visiting IBERDROLA’s […]

  • 6 August 2015

    RenewableUK, the wind, wave and tidal energy trade association, says figures from the International Monetary Fund show that fossil fuels are still getting billions of pounds in subsidies every year from the UK Government while it is cutting financial support for renewable energy. The IMF figures include the costs of air pollution and the impact […]

  • 7 November 2011
    Authorities

    Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister for Trade and Investment, visited Taiwan on 3-4 November to further bilateral trade and investment links. During the visit, Lord Green supported UK companies keen to participate in renewable and infrastructure projects in Taiwan, led the UK side at the UK-Taiwan bilateral trade talks, and promoted investment opportunities to Taiwanese […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The UK has more offshore wind turbines than the rest of the world put together and a pipeline of investment opportunity of up to £21 billion by 2020.  The UK is the biggest market in the world for offshore wind, on track to deliver over 10GW by 2020. A new report ‘UK Offshore Wind: Opportunities […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Vattenfall has signed a Framework Agreement with two UK and one Danish company to provide up-tower blade maintenance and repair at the company’s wind farms for a minimum period of two years. The Swedish energy company selected GEV Wind Power, James Fisher Marine Services, and Danish Blade Service to provide the blade maintenance and repair […]

  • 25 February 2015
    R&D

    RenewableUK is highlighting a new study which calls for a fresh approach by the UK Government and devolved administrations to the way funding is allocated to the wave and tidal energy sector, to ensure the industry realises its enormous potential. The report “Capitalising on Capability” by the Marine Energy Programme Board, which advises the Government […]

  • 28 February 2013

    The UK’s two Marine Energy Parks (MEP) will today (Thursday 28 Feb) sign a milestone agreement to work together to support the development of the wave and tidal industry in the United Kingdom. The collaboration agreement, which will be signed at the Renewable UK Wave and Tidal Conference in London, will be witnessed by Greg […]

  • 1 December 2013

    National Grid has confirmed that a record-breaking amount of clean electricity was generated by wind power in the UK on November 29 – achieving more than 6 gigawatts (over 6,000 megawatts) for the first time. From 2.30 till 3pm, wind power produced an average of 6,004 megawatts (MW), which accounted for 13.5% of the UK’s […]