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  • 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 […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire will retire in June after 13 years with the company. Matthew Wright, who comes from a position as CEO of Southern Water, has been appointed to succeed Brent Cheshire and will become the new Managing Director of DONG Energy UK effective of 1 June 2017. Brent Cheshire was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the recently elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on the promised 40GW of offshore wind by 2030 commitment. In their letter, CCC Chairman Lord Deben and Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee Baroness Brown called on the Prime Minister to ensure that any market reforms […]

  • 27 January 2012

    Following a competitive pitch process, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has been appointed as the communications agency for RenewableUK, the leading trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. The campaign which incorporates media relations, digital campaigning and research will particularly aim to promote the benefits of offshore and onshore wind energy in […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ray Thompson, Head of Business Development at Siemens Wind Power UK, spoke with GROW:OffshoreWind about the opportunity for UK manufacturing, following the recent decision  by Siemens and the UK’s Associated British Ports to invest £310m in UK wind farm turbine factories. There is a number of current opportunities for UK manufacturers with Tier 1 contractors. […]

  • 9 July 2014

    The trade association representing the wind and marine energy industries, RenewableUK, has welcomed announcement by The Crown Estate of further opportunities to develop the UK’s wave and tidal resources. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK’s seabed, has announced 6 new wave and tidal stream demonstration zones, as well as 5 new wave and tidal […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    RenewableUK is today hailing the announcement that funding has been secured to build the first phase of the world’s largest tidal energy array in the Pentland Firth region in North Scotland. The MeyGen project has a capacity of up to 398MW and will provide clean electricity for 175,000 homes and 100 jobs in the area […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

    The UK offshore wind industry has committed to working with the UK government on a sector deal which would see offshore wind deliver one third of the UK’s electricity and reach the connected capacity of 30GW by 2030.

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The global market for offshore wind has grown by 16% in the last twelve months, with the largest gains coming from the USA, new figures from RenewableUK show. The biggest single growth market over the last year has been the USA, which accounted for nearly half (48%) of growth globally, RenewableUK said. Globally, the portfolio […]

  • 4 June 2015

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier UK’s new general manager, David Matthews, has been elected to the board of RenewableUK in his second month in post. Matthews becomes one of 12 influential industry leaders elected to the board to represent the UK wind and marine energy industry. “It’s a real honour to be elected to the RenewableUK board. […]

  • 23 September 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    The world’s largest offshore wind farm will be unveiled today (September 23rd) off the eastern coast of the UK. Located in Thanet, Kent, the… (rapidonline) [mappress] Source: rapidonline, September 23, 2010;

  • 5 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK government has confirmed which parts of the country have successfully won Assisted Area status. The status makes local businesses eligible to bid for additional funding and tax breaks to create jobs, invest in new premises or machinery and grow. Manufacturing centres including Derby, Huddersfield, Portsmouth and Scunthorpe have now been added to the […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Asset consultants at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), have been appointed to sell a major subsea asset formerly operated by Reef Subsea UK Ltd, currently in administration. An SMD Heavy Duty Inter Array Flexibles Plough, that has a multi-depth capacity of up to 2.4 metres burial, can handle power cables and flexibles up to 200mm diameter, was delivered in […]

  • 22 September 2015

    Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership to monitor the ‘soundscape’ in UK waters. The Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has teamed up with Marine Scotland Science and the University of Exeter to analyse underwater noise data from subsea sound recorders located around […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) today announced a significant investment in the UK’s offshore wind sector. GIB is purchasing a 20 per cent stake from Statkraft and Statoil in Scira Offshore Energy Limited (Scira), the owner of Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, for an agreed valuation of £240m. The investment is part of a wider […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched its new website which includes an evidence-based identification of UK offshore wind innovation priorities, supply chain growth opportunities and a view of the funding landscape.

  • 27 December 2012

    RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Update states that the UK is on track to meet its first interim target on the way towards generating 15% of all energy (electricity, heat and transport) from renewable sources by 2020. This means […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    In recent months, global shipping company dap UK Ltd, has seen a massive increase in the number of movements awarded to the group that are directly related to the oil, gas and renewable energy industries. Dap UK Ltd has highlighted that it is well qualified to assist during the construction phase for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind […]

  • 25 September 2015

    UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed two new members to the governing board of Innovate UK, the UK government’s innovation agency. Tim Edwards, an entrepreneur in the biotechnology and charitable sectors and John Latham, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Coventry University have been appointed for a 3-year term on the board. The […]

  • 23 April 2012

    TAG Energy Solutions has signed up to industry body RenewableUK’s new Wind Energy Charter, which has been created to highlight how the industry will benefit the UK economy. The Charter sets out how the wind energy industry is delivering significant benefits to the UK and its economy as well as the industry’s intentions to deliver […]

  • 17 June 2014

    RenewableUK says today’s announcement that East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has gained planning consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change is a boost for the UK’s offshore wind sector. The joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall has the capacity to generate clean electricity for 820,000 homes, creating 1,800 jobs locally in […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK has commented on the announcement by HM Treasury and Department for Communities and Local Government of allocation of the latest round of funding from the Coastal Communities Fund. The Fund, which was set up in 2012 by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has […]

  • 5 June 2012

    The United Kingdom’s track record of expertise and leadership in the wind energy industry is demonstrated this week during WINDPOWER 2012, the world’s largest annual gathering of wind power professionals. The UK – the world leader in offshore wind power capacity – will lead two panel discussions, while a number of British wind companies will […]

  • 10 August 2016

    RenewableUK has named Emma Pinchbeck as its new Executive Director, with the appointment effective as of mid-November. Pinchbeck, who will be responsible for leading RenewableUK’s vital policy and communication work, will be joining the organisation from WWF-UK where she is Head of Climate Change and Energy. Previously she has worked in consultancy across the energy and financial sectors as […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Following yesterday’s announcement by the UK Government that it will allocate GBP 46 million to projects in seaside towns across England and Scotland, RenewableUK issued a press release to highlight the fact that the Coastal Communities Fund is partially financed by the UK’s offshore wind industry, using revenue from The Crown Estate, which leases the seabed to offshore wind farm developers. RenewableUK’s […]