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  • 11 June 2015

    The total worldwide installed wind capacity in 2014 was 7GW, which is expected to grow to as much as 140GW in 2040. The coming years will see the realization of new projects in many new locations. And with a 35% of companies attending Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in 2014 who were engaged in both […]

  • 28 September 2015

    Although it is nothing new for countries and companies to invest in renewable energy, it seems like this ‘alternative’ form of energy production grows faster  than ever. The IEA reported recently that renewable energy could surpass coal, nuclear power, and natural gas as the world’s largest source of electricity within only 15 years. That’s one […]

  • 28 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Innovative storage system could enable offshore wind farms to deliver power whenever it’s needed.    Written by David L. Chandler, MIT News Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity — but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that problem, allowing the […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Grid Connection

    The central theme of the sixth annual Offshore WIND Conference held last month in Amsterdam was “Building an industry without borders.” According to a study published by the European Commission titled “Study of the benefits of a meshed offshore grid in Northern Seas region,” a meshed offshore grid would cut costs by between EUR 30 […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Vessels

    A crew transfer vessel deployed at Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark, ANHOLT WIND, celebrated 1,000 days without an Lost Time Injury (LTI) on February 2. Also Kirsten Bank Christensen, A2SEA Vice President, Group HSEQ, was very satisfied with the achivement: “At A2SEA we are very proud of ANHOLT WIND who has achieved a benchmark of 1,000 […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Svea Vind Offshore, a recently established Swedish company, plans to build six new wind farms off the coasts of Gävle and Oxelösund in Sweden.

  • 4 September 2013

    InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has operated for more than six years without a lost time incident (LTI). InterMoor UK Operations includes Acteon companies InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo. This is a significant achievement in safety when considering the businesses have conducted more than 2,000 projects during […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Intermediate Electrical Compound (IEC), originally planned for construction near Orby, Lincolnshire, with a footprint of around 1.8 hectares, will not be built for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, the developers announced. 

  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities

    Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), recently passed by the state’s General Assembly, is set to become law, but without the signature of governor Larry Hogan. In a letter to President of the Maryland Senate Thomas V. Miller Jr., Hogan states that Senate Bill 516 is not clean and affordable enough and will not produce the […]

  • 14 November 2011

    Energy will become “viciously more expensive” and polluting if governments don’t promote renewable and nuclear power in the next two decades… By Lananh Nguyen (journalgazette) [mappress] Source: journalgazette, November 14, 2011

  • 22 January 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, an Acteon company, has achieved 1,000 consecutive days without a lost-time incident. Aquatic’s president, Chris Brooks, said: “I am proud to announce that, on Sunday, 14 December 2014, Aquatic reached the health and safety milestone of 1,000 days without a lost-time incident.  “1,000 days without an incident means we have […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S’s Bayard vessels celebrated 500 days without a lost time injury (LTI) on 2 June 2016. With a total exposure of 115,617 hours, the fleet of seven Bayards have been active at Walney 1+2, Butendiek, Baltic 2, Femern Belt, Borkum Riffgrund, Gwynt y Môr and the Gode Wind 1. During this time, the Bayards […]

  • 7 March 2011

    Northland hapu Te Uri o Hau has decided not to appeal against an Environment Court ruling that clears the way for a tidal power scheme in Kaipara Harbour. The court has recommended that the Conservation Minister approve Crest Energy’s plan to place up to 200 tidal turbines at the harbour mouth. Te Uri o Hau’s […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has surpassed eight years and more than 2,520 projects without a single lost-time incident (LTI). The safety record is held by InterMoor UK Operations – InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo. Company operations span three bases, five storage yards and numerous quayside locations […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Authorities

    West Cornwall MP Andrew George today congratulated the Government on its support for the marine renewable sector but urged Ministers to step up support for wave energy, including the West Cornwall Wave Hub located off the North Coast of his constituency. In the Commons this morning Mr George asked Green Energy Minister, Greg Barker MP, to […]

  • 7 May 2013

    A French delegation visited Alderney to discuss the tidal energy project which could have a total capacity of up to 6GW, channelonline.tv informed. Among many visitors, Alderney politicians and the directors of Alderney Renewable Energy welcomed the president of the General Conseil de la Manche, Jean-Francois Le Grand and representatives from renewable energy industry. Francois […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Environment

    According to a new research by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the UK’s 2050 climate targets can be achieved using high levels of renewable energy, with low risk for wildlife and protected areas.  ‘The RSPB’s 2050 Energy Vision’ shows for the first time how renewable technologies could meet the majority of […]

  • 27 March 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    Seajacks reported that on February 26th 2012, Seajacks Kraken completed 1000 days without a lost time incident. This achievement marks a significant milestone in Seajacks’ goal to create an incident and injury free environment and demonstrates the company’s on-going commitment to promote best working practices in the offshore industry. Seajacks Kraken, a self-propelled jack-up vessel, […]

  • 21 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The Danish Energy Agency has published an energy-scenario report and five sub-analyses on the energy system of the future and the challenges that need managing up to 2050 as fossil fuels are phased out and replaced with renewable energy.  It is technically possible to construct an energy system which is not based on coal, oil […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    The North Seas contain vast and largely untapped renewable energy resources. Whether or not these resources are ultimately exploited remains a matter of great uncertainty. However, important decisions on grid development in the North Seas will need to be taken before the amount of offshore wind and other renewable generation is fully known.  If the […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The Netherlands will allow companies interested in developing the 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid I and II offshore wind farm zones without government subsidies to submit their bids prior to the subsidy and permit tender planned for this autumn.

  • 29 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Yeovil-based Atlantas Marine has recently completed a week long project at an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, undertaking an array of underwater inspection and de-fouling tasks. Pertinent to this project was the ability to clean marine growth from the seal glands and sacrificial anodes without causing any damage to the structure, for which […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Technology

    Bladt Industries is to deliver a lightweight foundation to Dong Energy in cooperation with NLMK DanSteel. The foundation is designed by Dong Energy under their offshore Wind Project PISA, which is part of the Carbon Trust’s offshore wind accelerator project. The aim of the project is to lower the weight and costs of offshore foundations […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Lazard Ltd has released its Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis – Version 8.0, an in-depth study comparing the cost of generating energy from conventional and alternative technologies. Lazard’s Global Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group has been publishing the study since 2008.  The study shows the acceleration of an ongoing trend: Utility-scale solar and wind power […]

  • 16 September 2014

    InterMoor UK Operations, part of Acteon’s foundations and moorings business, has completed seven years and more than 2,300 projects without a single lost-time incident (LTI). The safety record includes the companies comprising InterMoor UK Operations – InterMoor Ltd, InterMoor Marine Services Ltd and ChainCo – and operations at three bases, five storage yards and numerous […]

  • 16 October 2018

    Building offshore wind parks without subsidy has hailed a new phase in the development of offshore wind. Next to that, the LCOE of offshore wind has dropped dramatically in the last ten years.