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C-Ventus Offshore Windfarm Services BV has merged with 4SEAS BV to jointly service the offshore wind industry. The merger, concluded on 3 June, will see all 4SEAS personnel and activities, including ongoing projects and opportunity pipeline, handled by the new company which will trade under the C-Ventus name. “Since 4SEAS main focus appeared to be the […]
Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]
Taiwan International Ports Corp (TIPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese Nissui Marine Kogyo (NMK) to cooperate on offshore wind safety training. Under the deal, the two parties said they will work together to cultivate international talent for the sector by mutual exchanges, as well as focus on improving the global competitiveness of […]
Fred. Olsen Ocean has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% ownership in United Wind Logistics GmbH (UWL) through the contribution of new equity in the amount of EUR 12 million. UWL is a Hamburg-based company offering transport solutions for offshore wind turbine components from manufacturing sites to pre-assembly ports. The company has a […]
DEME Group has integrated the activities of its subsidiaries GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea into one business. DEME Offshore will combine renewable energy and oil & gas activities, as well as other offshore related activities. Hugo Bouvy is the Managing Director of the new business, with Bart De Poorter assuming the role of General Manager […]
The BorWin gamma topside has been installed onto its jacket foundation at the offshore site in the German North Sea.
Gulf Marine Services' Self Elevating Support Vessel (SESV) GMS Evolution has joined her sister vessel GMS Endeavour in the Port of Blyth to undergo mobilisation for operations at the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Green Giraffe has been mandated as lead international financial advisor alongside Taiwan's Cathay United Bank for the Hai Long 2 &3 offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The Fred. Olsen related companies, led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and with Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar, have joined forces to create a single operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operators.
Canada's Atlantic Premiers have established the Atlantic Clean Energy Partnership to support the development of renewable and non-emitting energy sources and enhance Atlantic Canada's capacity to generate and export clean energy.
During the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) SNS2017 conference, RenewableUK chief executive Hugh McNeal said the UK energy industry needed to represent itself as one sector containing different technologies, instead of pushing for one technology over others, to maximise job and business opportunities.
Thirty-nine Dutch business community leaders, including initiators Siemens, Van Oord, Eneco, Shell, and Rotterdam Port Authority, have joined forces in a Transition Coalition to request the Dutch government to draw up climate legislation to implement the agreements reached at the Paris summit. The Transition Coalition is calling on the government to draw up climate legislation […]
Denmark's ALL NRG has merged all of its units and is heading into the future as a united service provider for onshore and offshore energy industries. “ALL NRG enters the market as one of the largest service partners to the energy industry onshore and offshore – and combines more than 85 years of experience,” said Ken Sorensen, Group CEO, […]
A wind farm construction project should be meticulously planned involving, as near as possible, the complete supply chain from the very start if the execution is to be as successful as possible. On top of the large Tier 1 organisations involved, delivery of a project often involves a significant number of small to medium sized companies each with their […]
Operators of alpha ventus, Riffgat, Global Tech I and Trianel Borkum offshore wind farms have joined to cooperate in emergency rescue at sea. For the first time, different operators have developed a unified rescue plan for four North Sea wind farms, located 15-95 kilometers off the island of Borkum. The aim is to create a high-quality emergency care from […]
Robert E. Derecktor Inc. (Derecktor Shipyard) and Damen Shipyard Group (DAMEN) have entered into a license agreement authorizing Derecktor to act as an official builder of DAMEN designs. Derecktor will now offer its customers Pilot Boats and Wind Farm Support Vessels (WFSVs) by combining the wide range and international experience of DAMEN designs with its […]
Three of the biggest names in the offshore wind industry have initiated a joint declaration - called 'United Industry' - as part of a commitment to reducing costs in the sector. Dong Energy, MHI Vestas and Siemens Wind Power and Renewables have pledged to undertake joint and individual actions across the whole of the value […]
A consortium of five international energy companies has taken the initiative to launch the DEPONS (Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea) research project, which aims to study how the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea is affected when new offshore wind farms are built. Spearheading the consortium is […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has brought together eight of the industry’s major owner/operators to improve performance in operating and maintaining offshore wind farms. It is a move aimed at driving the industry a considerable way towards the goal of £100/MWh for energy generated from offshore wind. Owner/operators Eon, SSE, EDF Energy Renewables, Scottish […]
Development of the offshore wind industry in North-West Europe was the central topic at the Dutch - German - American Offshore Wind Summit held on 19th of May 2014 in Hamburg. The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster (EEHH) alongside the Dutch network Cleantech Holland, organized the workshop, which was attended by over 100 company representatives from […]
Heavy engineering specialists Sheffield Forgemasters have joined a body of senior business owners and directors in Wales working to maximise the potential of a new tidal lagoon industry in the UK. The Wales Tidal Industry Advisory Group was established in January 2014 to realise the commercial benefits of the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Chaired […]
On Tuesday, Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French renewable energy producer UNITe to join forces in responding to the Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the installation of demonstration tidal energy projects off Cotentin and Finistère. Under the MoU, the two companies will participate actively in the development of marine energy […]
Fred. Olsen United is one of those few players that plays a role in almost all aspects of the offshore wind industry and is able to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution. This diverse company has been active in the offshore wind industry since the early days and is now uniting capabilities to provide a single interface with the client. In 2007, installation […]
In 2012, CPM Constructors was the contractor on an innovative clean energy project in Eastport, Maine. CPM constructed and deployed the first licensed, grid connected tidal generator in the United States. This was a successful project and is sure to have a great impact on the industry as it seeks new sources for clean, reliable […]
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "United Kingdom Infrastructure Report Q3 2012" report to their offering. News that UK construction output fell by the sharpest pace in three years in Q112 highlights the detrimental effect the government's austerity measures are having on the industry. On a local scale, small and medium sized […]
In Britain, the power clock is ticking. Key decisions must be made and new policies implemented. Nuclear is to be a key plank of electricity supply strategy, but does not have public support. Investment in renewables has been rising fast, with wind power the chosen option. Proposed changes to planning rules may help accelerate the […]