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Members of the newly-formed World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) association have signed a ''500 by 50'' Mission Statement to pave the way to utilising the industry’s potential to build additional 500GW of offshore wind capacity by the year 2050. This mission is based on the latest projection by the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) transformation roadmap […]
The Canada-based Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has invited local firms to consider the offshore wind industry as an avenue for business growth.
Developers of the Bay St. George demonstration wind project off western Newfoundland, Canada, have met with the Mayors of Corner Brook, Burgeo, Deer Lake, Stephenville and Port Aux Basques to discuss the impact the offshore wind industry could have on the region.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) has released a study identifying the supply chain associated with offshore wind energy development, and analyzing the capacity within this Canadian province to meet development requirements.
Canadian offshore wind developer Beothuk Energy will hold two informal information sessions next week to inform stakeholders and the general public about the company's western Newfoundland and Labrador offshore wind, manufacturing, and service port projects. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, 24 February, in Stephenville, and Thursday, 25 February, in Corner Brook. Executives of Beothuk Energy and some of […]
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, today announced the re-appointment of Crawford Gillies as Chair of Scottish Enterprise. Scottish Enterprise is the Scottish Government’s main agency for economic development in North East, Central and Lowland Scotland. The Scottish Government provides Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise with a clear […]
The UK Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offshore wind. Under the MoU signed in Aberdeen, the two parties agreed to cooperate on offshore wind supply chain project activities. "We work extensively with supply chain companies and especially those diversifying from oil […]
The World Ocean Council (WOC) has joined the recently launched World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) as its newest member. WOC brings together industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, as well as the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others to address ocean sustainable […]
Utility ROV Services (URS) has won a contract to provide boulder relocation services on the 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm in the Scottish waters. The Fife-headquartered company plans to begin the work in the first quarter of the year using its load bearing ROV system UTROV. “This contract is a welcome start to 2019 for […]
World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO), the first organization dedicated to fostering and promoting the global growth of offshore wind, has officially been launched.
UK company Utility ROV Services (URS) and Cyprus-based EDT Shipmanagement have signed an agreement to provide boulder clearance services to the offshore renewable energy industry using their combined resources. The agreement is based on an initial one-year period with options for extension.
Danish fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has initiated the fundraising process for its new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S, which has already received commitment of DKK 8.8 billion (around 1.2bn EUR).
DONG Energy has awarded JDR with a contract to supply subsea power cables for the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, the largest array cable award in the company’s history. The contract will see JDR design and manufacture 242km of array cables, covering two thirds of the total wind farm capacity. JDR will also provide terminations, […]
Danish offshore wind investor Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has entered into a partnership with the Canadian-based developer Beothuk Energy to develop the 180MW St. George's Bay project off the coast of Newfoundland. Beothuk Energy will continue to lead the development until a power purchase agreement has been obtained. After obtaining a power purchase agreement, CIP will […]
Nexans has given a boost to its high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable portfolio with cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insulation designs now fully qualified for 320kV and type-tested at 525kV, and mass impregnated paper insulation now ready for 600kV. HVDC power links are now able to utilize Nexans XLPE cables that are qualified to 320kV, while type testing at […]
Guernsey-based investment company, The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG), has received approval from its shareholders to partly shift its focus from onshore wind and solar PV and invest up to 20% of its portfolio in a broader array of projects including offshore wind. Looking ahead, TRIG believes that politically-driven constraints mean that the next Contracts-for-Difference (CfDs) in the […]
Canada's Beothuk Energy has chosen Fugro GeoSurveys to carry out bathymetric and geologic compilation, hydrographic data reprocessing, assessment of stability and seismicity, GIS analyses of seabed morphology, and routing options for the proposed 180MW demonstration offshore wind farm in St George's Bay off Newfoundland and Labrador. The wind farm is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, off western Newfoundland and […]
DNV GL has won a contract to provide the Canadian offshore wind developer Beothuk Energy with the constraints analysis, wind resource and energy assessment, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) modeling and a preliminary wind farm layout for the 180MW St. George’s Bay project off western Newfoundland and Labrador. Beothuk awarded the contract to DNV GL through its engineering […]
Canada's Beothuk Energy has revealed plans to build a 1 gigawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Nova Scotia. The project is estimated to cost CAD 4 billion (USD 2.87bn). Beothuk is proposing to manufacture and install the wind farm in shallow waters off Canada's southwest coast. The power generated by the wind farm will be exported to New England via a […]
Canadian Beothuk Energy Inc. (BEI) has retained Jacob Securities Inc. (JSI) to identify project financing for the company's previously announced demonstration offshore wind park. BEI’s plans include developing, owning and operating a portfolio of large-scale offshore wind energy projects in the Atlantic Provinces and northeastern United States. The arrangement with JSI of the project equity and project […]
Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth- Review of Progress 2014 report has been published at SeaFest 2015. The report provides an update on key activities undertaken to the end of 2014 and focus for 2015. It sets out the work done in 2014 to implement the actions outlined in the Integrated Marine Plan. The Integrated Marine Plan identified […]
With members from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), the US Department of Energy-funded wave energy converter (WEC) modeling team won the Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER) Hydrodynamic Modeling Competition. Through the competition, researchers were challenged to predict the dynamic motion of a floating body in an irregular wave […]
Black Rock Tidal Power (BRTP), a SCHOTTEL HYDRO company, has brought Dr. Sue Molloy on board as General Manager. Dr. Molloy, who received her doctorate in Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, is a Canadian expert in tidal power representing Canada on a number of standards and research committees. “When Black Rock Tidal […]
Canadian offshore wind energy developer, Beothuk Energy, has discussed benefits of wind energy projects proposed off the western Newfoundland coast. In a report on the socioeconomic impacts, published by the company, the proposed wind energy project in St. George’s Bay would also include manufacturing of substructures as well as the operation and servicing of the […]
Canadian College of the North Atlantic’s Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC) was one of six research projects highlighted during a presentation to more than 50 federal ministers and dignitaries on Parliament Hill on Monday. The event was the fifth in a series of successful gatherings organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of […]
The governments of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera, participated in a ground-breaking ceremony at the Bottom Brook construction site in Newfoundland and Labrador to recognize the start of construction of the Maritime Link Project. Nova Scotia Energy Minister, Andrew Younger, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of […]