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Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change will be commissioned in May 2019, the offshore wind developer said. The 83m long vessel is currently under construction at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey. The SOV features diesel-electric propulsion and dynamic positioning (DP2) and is capable of accommodating more than 60 wind farm technicians. Once delivered, the Wind of […]
Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard has shared a timelapse video showing the construction of Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change.
Turkey’s Cemre Shipyard has shared a video showing the launch of Ørsted’s service operation vessel (SOV) Wind of Change.
The two figures of “100 million” and “10 million” are extremely meaningful to each Chinese people. By the end of October, the total installed capacity of China Guodian Corporation surpassed 100 million kilowatts, among which wind power 10 million kilowatts, the symbolic WTG is located at Jiangsu Rudong Offshore (Intertidal) 150,000 kilowatts Large-Scale Demonstration Wind […]
Expanding wind power. Restricting septic system use. Increasing the “flush tax.” by Margie Hyslop (gazette) [mappress] Offshore WIND staff, December 23, 2011
Winds of change have swept through South Carolina, and they carry the seeds of a revolution. A decade into the 21st Century, the United… (thesunnews) [mappress] Source: thesunnews, January 14, 2011
The US is looking for clean, renewable energy sources to keep up with the country’s increasing energy demands. As such, wind energy… By Jessica E. DeMonte and Rebekah M. VanDrake (lexology) [mappress] Source: lexology, January 05, 2011
Research published today shows huge support for renewable energy among young people with 94 per cent of those questioned saying that offshore wind was the ‘fairest’ energy technology, 81 per cent saying onshore wind, and 94 per cent supporting solar energy. This is compared to 2.2 per cent for coal energy. These figures are part […]
The Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable (TOWER) and the Offshore Wind Law (OWL) conferences come ashore in Houston on Oct. 19-22, 2010 at… (prlog) [mappress] Source: prlog, August 13, 2010;
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. GWEC has released new data with supporting examples from the French and German offshore markets that […]
The Dutch Gould Services has reached an agreement to take over all activities of compatriot Total Wind Benelux, including a contract for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm.
International recruitment company Atlas Professionals and The Wind Technicians have signed a five-year cooperation agreement for the exchange of technical personnel for the wind energy sector.
Offshore wind was one of the topics at a meeting between Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Governor of California Edmund G. Brown held in Sacramento on 3 April, when the two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to tackle climate change.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and its partner Oil Management and Services (OMS) have carried out oil exchange on wind turbines at Belgian Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. The operation involved the removal and disposal of oil from three Senvion wind turbines with JFMS Ship-to-Turbine oil exchange system for direct extraction and refill of offshore […]
Recently, it was announced that oil and gas giant Shell would unveil their ‘New Energies’ division, initiating their first move into the renewables market. With their latest bid already on the table with Eneco and Van Oord, if successful, the oil and gas corporation is set to build its first two offshore wind farms in the […]
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT) has amended the country’s existing Port and Harbour Law to promote development of offshore wind projects, the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) reports. The amendments allow developers to lease designated water zones in port areas for a period of up to 20 years. The newly changed law also sets up a bidding system […]
The wind energy market continues to mature, with dramatic technology shifts remaining focused on offshore turbines, market analyst MAKE says in its latest research note. The note, titled ”Global Wind Turbine Trends 2015,” says that despite long product cycles, offshore wind defines the innovation horizon, as the most radical technological approaches continue to be applied to this segment. […]
At least nine floating projects are likely to come online by 2020, claims Douglas-Westwood. These projects will total to 225MW with a further six projects in the pipeline provide upside potential, according to their database. “We’re not competing with fixed foundations, we’re just creating the future. And that future’s not that far away,” said CEO […]
Forewind has started a consultation on two minor proposed changes to the development consent order application for Dogger Bank Teesside A&B. Dogger Bank Teesside A&B comprises two 1.2 gigawatt wind farms located 165 kilometres from the UK coast at their closest point and is planned to connect to the national grid at the existing Lackenby […]
Peter Lonsdorfer was the first company worldwide to carry out a vessel mounted combined gear and hydraulic oil change on an offshore wind turbine using its specialised vessel mounted pumping system. This self-contained method is proving to be of huge benefit to the industry as the system makes the essential process of offshore wind turbine oil exchange […]
It has been two years since the Government of Ontario announced that it is imposing a cancellation/moratorium on offshore wind, saying that it needed time to perform more scientific studies on the effects of offshore wind turbines on health and environment. This decision affected Trillium Power the most, as the company had plans for four […]
Participation in wind energy component cargo from global markets since 2006 has made Port Corpus Christi a leader in import facilities for all major manufacturers. The Port had a record-breaking volume year in 2012. However, new wind energy market trends have created a reverse trade in 2013. On Saturday, May 18, wind components destined for […]
Mr. Carl Erik Gurrik has been appointed Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Marine Services and will effectively withdraw from his current position as Commercial Manager in Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS handling all commercial activities towards its Jack-Up Installation Vessels, the ‘Brave Tern’ and ‘Bold Tern’. Carl Erik will be replaced by Mr. Hans Christian Opsann, […]
According to the plans of the German federal government, offshore wind power is to make a crucial contribution to the national and international energy balance in the future. Work has already commenced on building up the capacity in the North and Baltic Seas for the production of regenerative energies, with new wind farms being added […]
Thomas Welch, Chairman of the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), changed his standpoint on Statoil’s proposal for the Hywind Maine offshore wind project and has now expressed his support for its development, according to Bangor Daily News. Last month, the PUC approved the project with Mr. Welch’s deciding vote, thus allowing the company to sell […]
BTM Consult, a leading forecaster and data source for the international wind industry, and part of Navigant’s Global Energy Practice, has announced its preliminary ranking for the top 5 turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), due to be officially released in late March in the World Market Update 2012. Preliminary results show GE Wind dominating the […]