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  • 5 January 2012

    In recent times, the attention of project developers, policy makers and energy regulators has started shifting towards the construction of (transnational) large scale far offshore wind farms. This is due to their advantages over conventional energy production facilities, being larger in scale, inducing economies of scale; offering less nuisance related to visual or noise pollution […]

  • 6 August 2013

    Today just over 6GW of offshore wind generation capacity is inst alled world wide, with an equal amount in development or under construction. While the top offshore wind markets are still found in Europe, representing more than 90% of the current installed capacity, a number of Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India, have ambitious plans, some of […]

  • 5 April 2012

    With wind farms getting bigger and bigger it means that the need for materials and personnel is also growing. The previous article described this growth in the need for support vessels sailing to and from wind farms under construction, or needing maintenance, transferring materials and personnel. But when do the support vessels stop being the only solution for transferring […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc remains on course to deliver an increase in the dividend per share, an increase in adjusted profit before tax for the financial year to 31 March 2012 and to deliver on its key operational goals. This Interim Management Statement includes updates on operations, major projects, issues such as household customers’ energy consumption, other […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    David Martin, Director at Offshore Marine Academy (OMA) looks at where the skills gap lies within the offshore renewables sector and what the industry must do to ensure the gap is closed by the time Round Three construction gets underway. RenewableUK has said that the offshore wind and marine energy sector could support 88,000 jobs […]

  • 19 January 2011

    World energy growth over the next twenty years is expected to be dominated by emerging economies such as China, India, Russia and Brazil while improvements in energy efficiency measures are set to accelerate, according to BP’s latest projection of energy trends, the BP Energy Outlook 2030. BP’s ‘base case’ – or most likely projection – […]

  • 13 August 2012

    This is key to a responsible realisation of the Energiewende” says Lex Hartman, Director Corporate Development of TSO TenneT. “After all, the German ambition implies building one turbine every day.” The recent Atomausstieg and the subsequent Energiewende brought about a revolution in the German offshore wind sector. Over the next ten years, 13GW of offshore […]

  • 1 October 2013

    Although the offshore wind industry has not necessarily grown as fast as Belgium’s DEME Group originally expected, the sector is now responsible for 10% of its business. The company is continuing to eye targets for possible acquisitions and weighing up fleet expansion possibilities in the offshore wind sector. Alongside this, DEME is striving to seek further cuts in Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) in order to ensure that […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]

  • 11 May 2015

    Servicing around 2,200 wind turbines and 56 substations under fixed maintenance contracts, as well as repairs and assessments for a further 1,500 plants, Deutsche Windtechnik AG has experienced rapid growth since being established in 2007. Last year, the company experienced a near 40% in turnover, which passed the 70 million Euro mark for the first […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Total and Simply Blue Energy have established a partnership to develop floating offshore wind projects in the Welsh waters of the Celtic Sea. The newly established joint venture, Blue Gem Wind, will focus on developing some of the first floating offshore wind projects with pre-commercial size, Green Giraffe, Simply Blue Energy’s sole financial advisor for […]

  • 9 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MY), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter 2010 Financial Highlights * Total wind turbine generators (“WTGs”) commissioned reached a historical high of […]

  • 25 May 2015

    Events such as the EWEA OFFSHORE that took place in March, are providing excellent opportunities to hear all about the latest developments and challenges to overcome in the vibrant industry that is offshore wind. But reading and hearing is one thing… Experiencing the real thing is another. To give Offshore WIND and the articles we write as […]

  • 8 October 2012

    On 27 September, Offshore WIND was present, along with other press and 250 industry representatives, at the official inauguration of the Large Climate Test Chamber which forms part of the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), strategically located in a warehouse on the Churchill Dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. This public testing and […]

  • 27 February 2011

    The wind energy market is experiencing rapid growth worldwide and has doubled in size every 3 years for the past 30 years. It is expected to have generated 331 TWh in 2010 alone, amounting to 1.6% of global energy consumption. This expansion requires new manufacturing plant including facilities for large composite blades. Applied Market Information […]

  • 1 October 2012

    A few months ago Spanish energy giant Iberdrola was crowned the world’s largest wind energy developer with an operating portfolio of more than 14,000MW. The promotion of offshore wind energy is a key platform for Iberdrola’s future growth plans. Iberdrola’s Offshore Business Division, based in Scotland with offices in London, Berlin and Paris, is busy […]

  • 5 August 2013

    As Gamesa sees its prototype offshore wind turbine produce its first kilowatt hours in the next few weeks what are the Spanish company’s expectations for the offshore wind industry? Headquartered in Vizcaya, Spain and with its offshore wind base in London, Gamesa now employs 6,500 people world wide and it has a presence in more than 50 countries, along with manufacturing centres in Spain, China, India, […]

  • 20 November 2014
    R&D

    As most renewable energy systems are located outdoors, sometimes in harsh conditions ranging from the extreme cold of Inner Mongolia, Scandinavia, Canada and North Dakota to the scorching hot deserts of the United States and Australia, critical attention must be paid to the suitability and robustness of equipment in such hostile environments. Mitigating the risk […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Authorities

    United States President Barack Obama released a presidential memorandum on December 5, in which he guides all federal agencies to pursue a target of generating 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. In order to create a clean energy economy that will increase our Nation’s prosperity, promote energy security, combat climate change, protect the […]

  • 5 January 2016

    Giant technology and scaling steps The world’s first close to shore offshore wind farm, Vindeby, built in Denmark in 1991, features 11 semi-standard 450kW Bonus B35/450kW turbines (now Siemens) and is still in operation today. From today’s perspective the look of these tiny three-bladed turbines in shallow water is largely similar with today’s 6 to […]

  • 17 October 2011

      Wind turbines operating in Spain show important seasonal behavior. Total electricity generated by wind power was more than 42,702 GWh. The promotion of renewable energies has been a stable national policy for several years. All political parties have similar policies regarding support of renewable energies. The main tools within this policy at a national […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Today, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered remarks at the Second Annual Offshore Wind Power North America Conference in Boston, Mass. Director Bromwich discussed the current status of offshore renewable energy projects, how the reorganization of the former Minerals Management Service will affect future offshore renewable energy projects […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2014

    Year:   Type: Workboat  Length (m): 19,50  Classification: MCA area 2  Deck Area (m2): 30  Max. Load (t): 1  Crane:   Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D12, [email protected]  Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l): 3.700  Sleeping Berths: 6 

  • 15 August 2014

    Year: 2014  Type: Alicat 21m  Length (m): 21,00  Classification: MCA2  Deck Area (m2): 54  Max. Load (t): 7  Crane:   Engines: 2 x MAN V12 1400 of 1, 400 HP each  Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l): 8.500  Sleeping Berths: 4 x crew in port 

  • 3 May 2016

    Year:   Type:   Length (m):   Classification:   Deck Area (m2):   Max. Load (t):   Crane:   Engines:   Propulsion:   Fuel Load (l):   Sleeping Berths: