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  • 25 March 2020
    Technology, Vessels

    Fugro and SEA KIT International have entered a strategic partnership to develop a new range of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) that can deploy remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for marine asset inspections.

  • 11 June 2015

    ASV in association with Planet Ocean will hold an Autonomous Surface Vehicle demonstration next week at Stokes Bay Sailing Club, Gosport. With the demonstration of two vehicles, the C-Worker and C-Enduro, they will showcase the potential uses of ASVs in offshore wind farm industry to reduce the cost of tasks related to the construction, operation […]

  • 22 January 2020

    XOCEAN’s XO-450 unmanned surface vessel (USV) has carried out survey work at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. The XO-450 conducted seabed surveys on seven of the project’s 140 turbines over the weekend at the site located 23km off the coast. The vessel was remotely controlled from shore, representing a first for […]

  • 24 September 2013

    An unmanned aerial device designed at Clarkson University that flew near Lake Erie’s shores this summer may help determine the best locations to site wind turbine farms. A team of Clarkson faculty, staff and students traveled to Sandusky, Ohio, to fly the Golden Eagle, a nearly 40-pound UAV carrying a sonic anemometer that records wind […]

  • 21 November 2017

    Innovate UK has awarded GBP 1.2 million to a consortium developing a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. The consortium is led by Perceptual Robotics, a company based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), and Bristol University’s Visual Information Lab, who have partnered with ASV Global and VulcanUAV for the project.

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Energy Department has  announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. In the United States, waves, tides, and ocean currents represent a largely untapped renewable energy resource that could provide clean, affordable energy to homes and businesses across the country’s coastal regions. […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) announced that it has won a $1.0 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to enhance the commercial viability of its PowerBuoy® wave-energy systems through mechanical component design changes to maximize power-to-weight output ratios and reduce overall installed capital costs. Under the award the […]

  • 16 July 2014

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted a bill which would see USD 9 million returned for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects funding. This lowers the earlier proposed USD 20 million cut to the Department of Energy. The bill still needs to get the green light from the Senate and the President of the USA. […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) has announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter and the full year ended April 30, 2013. Some of the highlights from the report are: – Ocean Power Technologies reported a net decrease in cash and investments of $11.4 million for the twelve months ended April […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    luor Corporationannounced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Net earnings attributable to Fluor for the third quarter were $135 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, compared with a loss of $54 million, or $0.30 per diluted share a year ago. Segment profit for the third quarter of 2011 was $236 million, […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Cumulative investment in new wind power capacity will cost a total $820 billion between 2011 and 2017 as wind… By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku (thisdaylive) [mappress] Source: thisdaylive, November 15, 2011

  • 18 October 2011

    Grady Koch is not a weatherman but he knows which way the wind blows.   By Cory Nealon (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, October 18, 2011

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Resources, the developer of an offshore wind project proposed to be installed off the coast of Virginia, USA, met with industry experts, academics, and others involved in the offshore wind sector to find a way to bring down the cost of its project, Richmond Times-Dispatch news site reported. In April, the company announced that it had […]

  • 10 May 2012

    This Department of Energy’s (DOE) FOA is part of President Obama’s “All-out, All-of-the-Above” energy strategy. This is a six-year, $180 million initiative to help the United States achieve energy independence, with only $20 million of this that has been appropriated for 2012. The focus of this FOA is on the deployment of up to four […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) has resumed the auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts.

  • 7 March 2012

    Verdant Power, a private company which is going to realize its first tidal project in New York City’s East River, has raised $530,000 investment. On January 23, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a pilot commercial license to Verdant Power’s RITE Project and it accounts for the first commercial license for tidal power […]

  • 7 June 2011

    Liquid Robotics®, developer of the award-winning Wave Glider® self-powered hybrid sea-surface/underwater robotic vehicle, and cloud-based data service provider, has closed a Series D $22 million financing round led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, the company’s first institutional investor, together with participation by oilfield services provider Schlumberger. The company has additionally announced the appointment of Bill Vass, […]

  • 14 March 2012

    The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has fined the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound with$22,500 for improperly engaging in and failing to properly report ‘electioneering activities’. In 2010, the anti-wind farm group emitted radio ads before gubernatorial election that advocated against Cape Wind proposal. The ad stated that if Gov. Deval Patrick had […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that the Icebreaker offshore wind project, planned for the Ohio waters of Lake Erie, will utilize Mono Bucket foundations, developed by Denmark-based Universal Foundation (UF). “Universal Foundation’s Mono Bucket foundation recently emerged as one of the most promising technology developments in the European offshore wind industry,” […]

  • 22 July 2012
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lab in Seattle is using a robotic device, called wave glider, to find out more about what lays in ocean depths. The SmartPlanet explains characteristics of the device in its online news, saying that the glider reminds of a simple surfboard, but beyond what the eye meets lays […]

  • 10 October 2019

    The U.S. Department of Energy has allocated a circa USD 1.3 million grant to Rutgers University to develop a software for the design of floating offshore wind turbines. The university’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering secured the funding through ARPA-E’s  Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program. According to Rutgers University, Assistant Professor Onur Bilgen […]

  • 31 July 2012

    The Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development (IAWIND) has awarded a $300,000 research grant to Eugene S. Takle, professor of agricultural meteorology and director of the climate science program at Iowa State University.  The grant – to be matched by Anemometry Specialists, Alta and Cedar Crest, IA — will be used by Takle, the […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Baltimore-based offshore wind developer US Wind Inc. has signed an agreement with EPIC Applied Technologies for the installation of its meteorological tower at the site of the proposed 268MW wind farm offshore Maryland. Installation of the MET Mast tower is scheduled to begin on 14 July, with installation anticipated to be completed by 8 August, […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, makes a major investment in the growing Mining, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy cable markets.  Nexans has agreed to acquire AmerCable Holdings Inc. (“AmerCable”), the #1 producer of primarily Mining, Marine Oil & Gas and other industrial cables, including Renewable Energy, in North America for […]

  • 15 October 2012

    North Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is working on a program to develop offshore wind power, with 12 wind turbines along its coastline and a plan to set more of them out in the sea. These turbines are the first step of an ambitious plan to turn the city into a demonstration site for coastal […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.