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  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The results of the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round have shown that offshore wind has now become the cheapest source of electricity in the UK, RenewableUK said. RenewableUK estimates that the 5.5GW of offshore wind projects selected in the CfD Allocation Round 3 will support over 7,000 jobs on the six projects and […]

  • 4 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Subsea UK launched its annual scholarship initiative which is aimed at boosting the number of highly skilled subsea engineers in the industry. The scholarship programme, which enables successful candidates to study towards a post-graduate MSc in subsea engineering, was introduced last year by Subsea UK and has a number of students currently on the programme. […]

  • 16 January 2015

    As energy security rises up the agenda across Europe this winter, a report by independent analysts Cambridge Econometrics shows additional wind power would make the UK’s energy supply more resilient by cutting costly imports of fossil fuels. In 2013, wind energy reduced the UK’s need to import coal by an estimated 4.9 million tonnes and […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a competition seeking proposals that can provide future offshore wind farm mitigation for UK Air Defence surveillance. The GBP 2 million innovation competition seeks to reduce and remove impact wind farms have on UK’s Air Defence systems to boost green energy growth. It includes alternative technologies […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK and China signed the Clean Energy Partnership agreement on Friday, vowing to work together to transition to the low carbon economy. This follows a number of other collaboration agreements announced at last week’s UK-China Fourth Annual Energy Dialogue. Along with the first ever Chinese investment in the UK offshore wind market with China Three Gorges (CTG) agreeing to […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Falck Nutec Teesside is celebrating after becoming the world’s only industrial training facility to hold approval to deliver all five Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training modules as well as both of the Renewable UK wind industry specific training courses. The landmark has been reached after Falck Nutec achieved approval to deliver the GWO Basic Safety […]

  • 26 October 2010
    Operations & Maintenance

    This week REpower UK, a subsidiary of REpower Systems AG, a leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, reached an historic milestone of 500 megawatts of power installed across UK wind farms. REpower UK is currently the fourth wind turbine manufacturer in the UK to achieve the 500 megawatt watershed. REpower UK is one […]

  • 1 August 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed the launch of the Government’s Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. The joint Government/Industry plan to consolidate the UK’s position as the global leader in offshore wind energy was hailed by RenewableUK’s Chief Executive as “a blueprint for green-collar job creation”. Speaking at the official launch of […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s state-backed renewable energy company, have confirmed that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tomorrow to explore project investment opportunities in the UK’s clean energy sector. The MoU will be signed on the occasion of a state visit to the UK by His […]

  • 15 May 2012
    Training & Education

    A2SEA has signed up to the Renewable UK’s Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Safety Accord. A2SEA has always supported and been a member of Renewable UK actively campaigning to establish safety standards in Offshore Wind by utilising voice at events and conferences, ensuring a safe working environment and participating in working groups with Renewable UK […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Swedish energy company Vattenfall and Scotland-based wind turbine tower manufacturer CS Wind UK will today sign a co-operation agreement on the potential supply of components for Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore wind projects in the UK. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will allow CS Wind UK to tender for Vattenfall’s future UK-based wind projects, is […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK and The Crown Estate have published a report highlighting a “once in a generation” chance to attract major companies to the UK to build factories to supply the fast-growing offshore wind energy sector. However, the study warns that unless the UK seizes this unprecedented opportunity, the manufacturing advantage will be lost to its European […]

  • 5 February 2013

    A record amount of electricity has been generated by wind energy in Great Britain, according to National Grid. The new high was reached on Sunday morning, when wind generated more than 5 gigawatts for the first time – more than 12% of the nation’s electricity needs for industry, businesses and households – enough to power […]

  • 25 February 2014

    With industry experts gathering in Belfast for the Renewable UK Wave & Tidal conference, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Nova Innovation Ltd have launched a joint project to better understand tidal resource in order to maximise energy generation from tidal devices. Nova Innovation Ltd, supported by the ORE Catapult, is launching the Tidal […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Grid Connection

    RenewableUK says a record high of 22% of the UK’s electricity was generated by wind on Sunday (17th August), beating the previous 24-hour record of 21% set earlier this month (Monday 11th August). Before that, the record stood at 20%, set on 20th December 2013. The UK’s onshore and offshore wind turbines generated an average […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has commented on the UK Parliament’s decision to review plans for Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP).  “ABP are pleased with today’s decision that it is right for Parliament to review Able UK’s plans for AMEP. “We also welcome the view expressed by the committee chairman at today’s hearing that both parties […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    During the Business Hive Questions event held last week in Grimsby, UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) parliamentary candidate Victoria Ayling and Dr Vicky Dunn from the Green Party had a heated discussion about local content in the UK offshore wind industry, especially when it comes to Grimsby.  “The Humber is being used as a base to put these [wind turbines] up […]

  • 29 May 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed a new study by financial analysts Ernst and Young which places the UK at the very top of the global list of countries in which to invest in offshore wind energy. Ernst and Young’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index places the UK’s offshore wind sector above Germany, which had previously held the […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    RenewableUK has urged the new UK government and opposition parties to put the development of renewables at the heart of energy policy, so that consumers can benefit from cheaper power.

  • 10 May 2012

    Jonathan Cawley from West Coast Energy has been appointed the new chairman of RenewableUK Cymru, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine renewables industries in Wales. He is currently planning and development manager at Mold-based West Coast Energy where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s interests in Wales. He is a […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Speaking at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind Conference in Manchester, the Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Michael Liebreich, said the fact that the UK is now generating more than a quarter of its electricity from renewables is “a huge success and should be celebrated as such”. “You have been very good at managing costs. […]

  • 24 February 2012

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited welcomes the UK House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee report on ‘The Future of Marine Renewables in the UK.’ The report highlights the opportunities and benefits of developing a world leading marine energy industry and the need for the UK to adopt a visionary approach to […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Danish offshore wind energy service provider All NRG has opened its first office in the UK. From its new base at the Port of Grimsby, off the Humber Estuary in North England, the company will provide dedicated preassembly, installation, operations and maintenance services to its clients developing offshore wind projects off the British coast. The […]

  • 22 June 2015

    RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind and marine energy industries, is highlighting the fact that 5.054GW is now installed in UK waters, which is a significant milestone in the sector. The threshold was crossed when Gwynt y Mor wind farm, off the coast of North Wales, was officially inaugurated last week. The wind farm […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    UK-based Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) Ltd, suppliers of temporary power generators, vessels and personnel to the offshore renewables sector, have appointed Manor Marine UK Limited to construct their new Wind Farm Service Vessel (WFSV). MRE contracted Offshore Ship Design, working in conjunction with Lloyd’s Register, to design this large capacity, UK-flagged vessel. The vessel will have a maximum […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Donald Trump has taken the fight against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project to the Supreme Court in London, which held a hearing today.  After losing a couple of times in the Scottish courts, the Trump Organization decided to file a lawsuit against the 11-turbine project to the UK’s Supreme Court, saying that it was “impossible to have […]