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12 September 2016 R&D

Ecofys WTTS has performed the first ever full uncertainty assessment of a floating LiDAR to support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( in their preparations of the next round of Dutch offshore tenders. The aim of the study was to quantify the certainty with which the wind data, currently measured at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse […]

16 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Failure to understand the implications of Britain leaving the European Union on the country's offshore wind and nascent wave and tidal industries could be costly, Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has warned as it is preparing to deliver a study on the effects of the so-called Brexit on UK's offshore renewables industry. Whilst estimates suggest UK level regulation is […]

11 March 2016

MAKE has published an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2025.  Global energy markets are undoubtedly changing, the breadth of divestments in fossil fuel assets is a testament to the fact that the private sector considers investment in these technologies a losing proposition, MAKE said. The consultancy company expects the political […]

22 July 2015

A further delay in providing much-needed clarity on support for renewables could "cause damage to Scotland’s offshore wind and islands renewable energy projects" according to Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has postponed announcements on Contracts for Difference until at least the autumn. DECC had previously committed to […]

7 July 2015

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Frazer-Nash Consultancy have produced a standardised approach to assessing and reducing uncertainty associated with energy yield assessment for wave and tidal energy projects. This approach will ultimately help to reduce risk and make projects more attractive to investors. Until now, there has been no standardised methodology or common […]

13 April 2015

MAKE expects more than 55GW of wind power capacity to be commissioned in North America from 2015 to 2024. Policy-driven growth in the near term will subside and LCOE and economic drivers will become increasingly important. In the US, the expired federal PTC underpins 13.4GW of growth in 2015 and 2016, preceding policy uncertainty and […]

13 January 2015 Business & Finance

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm, released latest renewable energy publication, Global Wind Supply Chain Update 2015. This report is part of a series of data-driven publications evaluating competitive markets, policy, finance, technology and business models across the energy spectrum. The report, Global Wind Supply Chain Update 2015, examines the supply chain situation […]

2 September 2014 R&D

The expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report.  According to the report, power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly in 2013, reaching almost 22% of global […]

17 June 2014

Building on its significant technical advisory expertise, leading renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy, has launched specialist risk advisory services, which uniquely join best practice risk management techniques with world-class renewable energy experience. With extensive sector knowledge gained from an established track record of exposure to all facets of the project lifecycle, SgurrEnergy will use its significant […]

27 March 2014

Responding to news that SSE has decided to significantly narrow the focus of its near term development plans for its offshore wind development portfolio,Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “These decisions reinforce the uncertainty which developers have about the future of the offshore wind sector, and reinforce that continued, strong support from […]

26 March 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

German wind industry network (WAB) criticized the proposal presented by German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel to reform the Renewable Energy Act (EEG). The reaction was triggered by the recent decision of Siemens to build a blade factory and offshore services facilities in Hull, the United Kingdom, which will create some […]

15 January 2014 Business & Finance

East Anglia has become the “epicentre” of the UK’s oil, gas and renewables industry over the past five years, according to EEEGR member Cooper Lomaz. In its latest Recruitment Salary Survey, which provides a regional barometer of employment and remuneration, Cooper Lomaz found that the jobs market for oil and gas workers in the region […]

29 November 2012

Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Group, has welcomed the Government’s commitment to supporting offshore wind projects in the Energy Bill published today, but warned that the failure to establish a cap on Carbon Emissions by 2030 will only prolong the uncertainty of the supply chain. It was announced ahead of the Bill that £7.6billion […]

6 November 2012 Authorities

This year, only Siemens among three largest wind turbine manufacturers had taken orders for the UK’s offshore wind farms. This is a consequence of an “investment freeze” due to the Government’s attempts to change subsidies for green energy, Keith MacLean from SSE is cited by the Financial Times as saying. Mr. MacLean said: "The simple […]

12 October 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

Instability in the political approach to the offshore wind power development, especially the one in the UK, is shaking the European intention to make this renewable source the largest part of its planned climate change goals. The economic  crisis has made an impact on political views about the viability of investing in offshore wind development, […]

9 October 2012 Authorities

Steve Brady, Leader of the Hull City Council, expressed his concerns over the Government’s uncertain support for the renewables. Since Siemens is one of the signatories of the letter sent to the British Government regarding energy policies, Mr. Brady is worried about the company’s plan to build a GBP 60 million offshore wind turbine assembly […]

5 October 2011

There was a contrast last week in UK renewables, with the Scottish government announcing fresh investments north of the border... (climatespectator) [mappress] Source: climatespectator, October 05, 2011

25 May 2011

A report this month from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Offshore Proof, delves into the challenges of offshore wind power, its...   By Zachary Shahan (cleantechnica) [mappress] Source: cleantechnica, May 25, 2011;

5 April 2011 Authorities, Business & Finance

Uncertainty about wind subsidies could cost the UK thousands of green jobs, the head of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer has...   By Kiran Stacey (ft) [mappress] Source: ft, April 05, 2011

29 December 2010

The biggest headlines for the U.S. wind industry in 2010 held promise and foreboding for 2011. 1. Triumphant 2009 U.S. growth turns dismal.   By Herman K. Trabish (greentechmedia) [mappress] Source: greentechmedia, December 29, 2010

14 June 2019 Business & Finance

U.S. coastal states must compete, but also cooperate, to develop an offshore wind industry that benefits everyone, according to a new report by the Business Network for Offshore Wind. The Leadership 100 report writes that the priority areas include the development of an industry road map, recommendations on advancing grid and transmission projects, and launching of a […]

12 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]

15 April 2019 Industry Contribution

The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]

9 April 2019 Vessels

Offshore energy support vessel operator, Seacat Services, has signed a multi-million-pound contract to build a catamaran for deployment in the offshore wind sector. Seacat Weatherly, designed by Southampton-based naval architect Chartwell Marine, will be constructed by Isle of Wight firms Diverse Marine and Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) in Cowes. Scheduled for completion in March 2020, […]

8 April 2019 Grid Connection

TenneT is set to deploy two 2GW direct current connections for the IJmuiden Ver offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, the first ever time this capacity is to be used. The connection will see two 525kV cables used, which allows lower costs, smaller space requirements and fewer routes on land, TenneT said. According to the […]

27 March 2019 Environment, R&D

DNV GL is inviting wind industry stakeholders to join a new project dedicated to developing recommended practice on turbine design methodologies for cyclones and earthquakes. The aim of the Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms (ACE) Joint Industry Project is to develop a new guide to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones […]