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  • 4 February 2013

    The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures today in Vienna. At the opening of Europe’s leading wind energy event – EWEA 2013 – politicians and high level industry representatives also […]

  • 27 March 2013

    The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), the national body representing the wind energy sector in Ireland has today (27 March) strongly welcomed an opinion poll conducted on its behalf by Ipsos MRBI which revealed that 80% of the Irish public support wind developments. This opinion poll was taken from 916 respondents. Reacting to this opinion […]

  • 14 October 2016

    Research and development play a vital role In renewable energy as well as a steady stream of young engineers geared up to meet the current challenges In the Industry. Enter: the European Wind Energy Master Programme (EWEM) which prepares the world’s future engineers. The programme is a joint effort between the Delft University of Technology, the […]

  • 22 December 2011

    New figures published today for the first three quarters of 2011 show Scotland’s renewable energy output was on track for the best year ever. The figures, which were released this morning by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, point to 2011 being a record year for renewable generation in Scotland, with the first three […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced the appointment of James Leeson to the role of Head of Commercial, Humber. The move follows a number of significant developments for ABP’s Humber operations, including the announcement that Siemens and ABP will be investing more than £300 million in wind turbine manufacturing facilities at the Port of Hull, […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Ambitions are high in DONG Energy when it comes to renewable energy. At the moment, the energy company is constructing Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm between Grenaa and the island of Anholt in the Kattegat. The first LEGO bricks for the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm have now been laid in LEGOLAND®, where both adults and […]

  • 10 August 2011
    Technology

    On June 30, 2011, the SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China was awarded a contract to conduct full-scale Wind Turbine Blade Testing for one of the world’s leading component suppliers in the wind turbine industry. Throughout the entire contract, scheduled to run for approximately 8 months, SGS will perform frequency, static and […]

  • 10 September 2012

    This year HUSUM WindEnergy is expecting high-ranking visitors: Germany’s environment minister Peter Altmaier and H.R.H. Prince Joachim of Denmark will be visiting the world’s biggest wind trade fair. His Royal Highness Prince Joachim’s attendance on 19 September 2012 emphasises Husum’s long association with neighbouring Denmark, which from the very first has been a partner of […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    With a successful financial year 2012, the wind farm project developer, PNE WIND AG, has laid the foundation for continued positive developments. This is clearly illustrated in the 2012 annual report published today and also reconfirms the figures published on 12th March 2013. PNE WIND AG realised an operational result (EBIT) amounting to EUR 20.4 […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) realized a net profit of EUR 253 million in the first half of 2014 (H1 2013: EUR 123 million). Revenue rose 21% in the first half of the year to EUR 1.5 billion (H1 2013: EUR 1.3 billion). Organic revenue growth was 13.4%. EBITDA amounted to EUR 466 million in […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Leading manufacturer of major maritime projects, Nordic Yards, has signed a contract to construct an offshore transformer platform. The client, Alstom, with whom Nordic Yards will be working for the first time, was awarded the tender by transmission grid operator TenneT Offshore GmbH. DolWin gamma is the fourth HVDC transformer platform (High Voltage Direct Current) […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    Ballast Nedam has succeeded in maintaining its position under challenging market conditions. The revenue and results that it achieved were broadly in line with those for the first three quarters of 2010. The order book increased from € 1.7 billion in mid-year to € 1.8 billion. This puts Ballast Nedam on track to achieve the […]

  • 17 April 2015
    R&D, Technology

    A subsea cable laid from the RV Celtic Explorer in Galway Bay this week marks a major milestone in the development of Ireland’s national marine research and development infrastructure. The four kilometre cable, and a frame to which sensors and monitoring equipment will be attached is part of the development of an ocean observatory in […]

  • 14 October 2011

    HUSUM WindEnergy 2014 will go ahead as planned. This statement by Messe Husum & Congress thus directly contradicts reports that the world’s leading wind industry trade fair, which has been held in Husum since 1989, will be moving to Hamburg in 2014. Husum considers the method used by VDMA Power Systems, which is only one […]

  • 24 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    International energy services company Wood Group has acquired a significant equity stake in leading renewable energy services consultancy SgurrEnergy Ltd. (“SgurrEnergy”). SgurrEnergy provides a range of consultancy, engineering and measurement services to the developers and funders of wind farms and other renewable energy projects. The company employs around 100 people mainly based in its Glasgow […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Authorities, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Irish Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, T.D. officially launched the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) SFI Research Centre on November 15 at University College Cork (UCC). The Centre will receive funding of €19million from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) with a further €10.5 million from 45 […]

  • 13 May 2018

    Top five most read articles on Offshore WIND from 7 to 13 May 2018.

  • 13 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    With a strong first half of 2012, E.ON continues its positive performance and confirms its full-year forecast. E.ON’s first-half EBITDA rose by €2.4 billion year on year to roughly €6.7 billion, its underlying net income by €2.4 billion to roughly €3.3 billion.  “Our solid first-half results demonstrate that we’re meeting our existing challenges decisively. We […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Industry Contribution

    by Dario Mulazzani, Davi Product specialist Heavy duty and Wind department. The COVID-19 outbreak is becoming a global stress test. As the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise around the world, uncertainties about global economic growth increase. As an example, China hosted the first outbreak and, after more than 1 month […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    It has been two years since the Government of Ontario announced that it is imposing a cancellation/moratorium on offshore wind, saying that it needed time to perform more scientific studies on the effects of offshore wind turbines on health and environment. This decision affected Trillium Power the most, as the company had plans for four […]

  • 9 June 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Eversendai Offshore cut the first steel for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Beta offshore substation platform on 28 May. The United Arab Emirates-based company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia’s Eversendai Corporation Berhad, is in charge of manufacturing athe jacket foundation and accompanying piles for the platform to be installed at the Hollandse Kust Zuid […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Grid Connection

    The project team working on the jacket foundation for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha offshore substation has completed all the major lifts for the jacket, Petrofac said. The jacket is now getting ready to depart the United Arab Emirates and head to the Dutch North Sea. In September 2019, Eversendai Offshore cut the first steel […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels

    Dubai-based Drydocks World has held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of production on the Bokalift 2 conversion project for Boskalis B.V. Drydocks World will convert a drillship YAN into the offshore installation vessel Bokalift 2. This vessel is designed to carry out offshore operations for wind farm installations in Taiwan. The conversion scope […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The jacket foundation for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha offshore platform has left the Eversendai Offshore shipyard in Ras al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates. The Hua Xing Long vessel is transporting the jacket foundation to the Dutch North Sea and is expected to arrive at its destination mid-August, TenneT said. There, the jacket […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Grid Connection

    Eversendai Offshore has cut the first steel for the jacket foundation destined for the Alpha platform at the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm zone in the Netherlands. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Eversendai Corporation Berhad is in charge of the engineering and fabrication of the six-legged jacket at its fabrication yard in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah in […]

  • 31 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The Offshore WIND staff would like to wish all our readers a happy, prosperous, and offshore wind-powered 2016! Happy New Year! Image source: Marc Pearce