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  • 27 February 2015

    Following yesterday’s CfD awards, Regen SW, an energy-focused independent not for profit organisation that uses its expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector, issued an article that analyses offshore renewables sector: Two offshore wind farms have been awarded contracts in the first allocation round of the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) subsidy mechanism brought in under […]

  • 21 May 2012

    The Highlands and Islands of Scotland will once again have the largest regional presence at the All Energy exhibition and conference in Aberdeen this week (Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th May). Seventy six companies are to come together under the banner of HI-Energy to showcase the region’s world-leading renewable energy expertise and supply chain capabilities. […]

  • 6 May 2011

    Europe’s love affair with offshore wind may at last be venturing across the Atlantic as the first approved project in the US continues apace. However, the switch to this large-scale renewable energy form – which has the potential to displace both coal and nuclear in providing the bulk of energy consumed by coastal populations – […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based EDS HV Group has been appointed to act on behalf of Vattenfall at the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind project in Denmark as high voltage (HV) consultants.

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Swedish design and engineering company Hexicon AB has, through Dounreay Trì Limited, awarded the construction contract for a novel floating wind farm off the northern coast of Scotland to Scottish energy sector service company, Global Energy Group. The works will be carried out at the Group’s Nigg Energy Park facility in the Highlands, and the […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ABB has won an order worth around $55 million to supply a submarine AC (alternating current) power cable system for a new wind farm, located off the coast of Norfolk. The underwater cables will feed the electricity generated by the 400-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm into the UK national grid. The order was received […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted will host a series of local information events across the East Riding of Yorkshire this month to introduce early-stage proposals for the Hornsea Project Four offshore wind farm.

  • 27 July 2011
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Minas Basin Pulp and Power Co. Ltd. (MBPP) is paving the way for coastal communities in Nova Scotia to compete in a growing industry. In 2008, the provincial government gave MBPP, a Hantsport-based pulp and power production company, the go-ahead to develop North America’s first tidal power observation facility — a multi-million dollar project that […]

  • 10 June 2015

    DONG Energy has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred supplier for the proposed delivery of the V164-8.0MW wind turbine for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany. Borkum Riffgrund 2 with an awarded grid capacity of 450MW is located in the North Sea, approximately 57km off the north-west coast of Germany and […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The German energy company, E.ON, has posted half-year EBITDA of €4.3 billion, 13 per cent lower than the same period last year, and underlying net income dropped 21 per cent year-on-year to €1.2 billion. The reduction in EBITDA is primarily attributable to a further decline in wholesale electricity prices, lower oil prices, and a weak […]

  • 1 June 2011
    Grid Connection

      AMP Capital Investors, through its European infrastructure business, has been named by OFGEM as the preferred bidder to become the Greater Gabbard offshore transmission owner (OFTO) as part of a consortium including Equitix and Balfour Beatty. AMP Capital and its Green Energy Transmission (GET) consortium partners will own and operate the high voltage transmission […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Authorities, Technology

    The Welsh Government has given its approval to the development of the Skerries Tidal Stream Array, which will be Wales’ first commercial tidal energy farm. The Skerries tidal array, one of the largest of its kind to be consented in the UK, will be developed by Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines (MCT) and will supply up […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Ørsted has announced the winners of the first round of its new GBP 75,000 Skills Fund, a part of the company’s GBP 465,000 East Coast Community Fund.

  • 28 June 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Innovation Norway has decided to continue the support for wind clusters in the Arena Network. Windcluster Mid-Norway (WMN), based in central Norway, and Arena Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW), based on the west coast, have both renewed confidence from Innovation Norway. While WMN cluster works with both onshore and offshore wind power, Arena NOW points towards […]

  • 31 July 2018

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on the US Department of Interior to delineate and lease at least four new wind energy areas recommended by the state’s Offshore Wind Master Plan.

  • 29 June 2015

    Block Island Block Island wind farm has successfully reached financial close, marking it the first offshore wind project in the USA to get realised. The mile stone was reached after over $290m investment was secured in project financing by Mandated Lead Arrangers Societe Generale of Paris, France, and KeyBank National Association of Cleveland, Ohio following […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    DONG Energy and Nexans Deutschland yesterday signed a supplementary contract for the delivery and installation of medium-voltage cables for the German offshore wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2. This new agreement is part of an outline contract for the delivery of up to 900 km of offshore cables for internal farm cabling. The order […]

  • 22 October 2012

    As voters contemplate who will occupy the White House and Congress in the years ahead, The Center for the Next Generation and the Center for American Progress released “Regional Energy, National Solutions,” a new report that argues that the United States needs a long-term strategy to achieve climate stability, economic prosperity, and energy security using […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has today (23 August 2013) announced that next year’s Coastal Communities Fund will be worth £29 million, an increase of 5% from last year. The Coastal Communities Fund was launched in 2012 to invest in seaside towns and villages, helping them achieve their economic potential, reduce unemployment and […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    US offshore wind developer Bay State Wind has revised a turbine layout pattern on a New England offshore wind farm in response to feedback from fishermen and community members. The change will accommodate historical fishing patterns, and help to provide greater ease of fishing within, and transiting through, the wind farm, Bay State Wind, a partnership […]

  • 27 September 2012

    The European Union has passed the milestone of 100 GigaWatts (GW) of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants. It […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Italian offshore energy contractor Saipem will manufacture and deliver 32 wind turbine jacket foundations for the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. As reported earlier, Jan De Nul, the EPCI contractor for the project’s foundations and subsea cables, selected Saipem and Sembcorp to deliver the pile jacket foundations for the wind farm. At […]

  • 20 June 2011

    If you’ve ever been surfing, or gone swimming in choppy water, you’ve experienced first-hand the striking power of waves. In fact, further offshore, wave activity becomes even more powerful, making it an excellent resource for generating clean, renewable energy. That’s exactly what the Department of Energy and its partner Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) are working […]

  • 17 February 2011
    Wind Farm Update

    The location for a proposed offshore wind park off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts and to the west of the Isle of Wight, which will provide enough renewable power for between 615,000 and 820,000 homes, has been announced by Eneco, developers of the project. In January 2010, The Crown Estate awarded Eneco a 279 square […]

  • 12 April 2018

    By: Jason Deign, for New Energy Update The US offshore wind sector ended 2017 on a slightly ironic note. Plans for Cape Wind, which was supposed to have been the country’s first offshore wind farm, were finally shuttered after a long period of uncertainty.[1] But prospects for the rest of the market looked better than […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The wind energy industry, one of the key growth engines amongst renewable energy technologies slipped into a slowdown in 2012 plagued by Europe’s and other developed countries’ economic woes, its first since witnessing double digit growth rate y-o-y since 2009. Amidst this, the wind energy industry is likely to regain its lost sheen back in […]