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  • 27 February 2013

    The Obama Administration’s renewable energy program has authorized dozens of renewable energy projects on public lands and will hold the first-ever auctions for commercial wind development in the Atlantic this year, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told offshore wind stakeholders at a conference in Boston. Salazar noted that the rapid progress – as well […]

  • 1 April 2013

    Verdant Power founders are planning to install up to 30 turbines with the total capacity of 1MW in the East Channel of the East River, writes The Day news portal. Ron Smith, co-founder of Verdant Power said for The Day: “The 1 megawatt these will generate is trivial.” “But by 2020 to 2040, these kinds […]

  • 3 June 2019

    By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Grid Connection

    Back in 2011, European leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost offshore wind development and to connect all the renewable energy sources in the EU. The MoU was part of a plan to achieve 20% of renewable energy by 2020, reports Oildprice. The new connections will reduce energy prices, cut waste, secure energy […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Dalby Offshore Services is working with Scarborough Borough Council to promote the Borough – and the ports of Whitby and Scarborough in particular – as a location to establish offshore wind operations and maintenance activity.  Following an open tender process, Dalby Offshore Services Limited were identified as the Councils preferred bidder for the development of Endeavour […]

  • 7 November 2014

    Under the serious pressure of energy shortages and environmental pollution, China has formulated various strategy measures to accelerate the development of renewable energy technologies. Among them the medium and long-term China’s target, increasing the portion of renewable energy in the final primary energy consumption to 15 per cent by 2020, was set in Medium and […]

  • 17 November 2014

    Plans for a quarry in the Lizard, which will aid in the development of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, are advancing. Earlier this year, Shire Oak Energy revealed its plans to reopen Dean Quarry near St Keverne, saying that it would extract at least 1.5 million tons of material in the first year. Following the meeting with […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Construction works on Alstom’s two offshore wind turbine factories in Saint-Nazaire, France, are gaining momentum, the company said via social media. A year ago, Alstom started building these factories for the production of generators and assembly of nacelles for its Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. Facilities will be scaled for a production capacity of 100 […]

  • 16 October 2015

    The dredging campaign at Alexandra Dock in Hull, UK, which will accommodate Siemens and ABP’s offshore wind turbine facility, has provided the foundations for the project as the infill process comes to an end.  Dry land has breached the water’s surface in the dock for the first time since it was completed 130 years ago, after dredger Eke […]

  • 3 February 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    Port of Wisbech has welcomed tugs currently working on a cable laying project for a new offshore wind farm, reports Cambstimes. They are coming every few days to pick up new crew and food supplies. It means a great boost for the port economy and gives the opportunity for the town development in general. Councilor […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    At the end of 2012, New England’s first two offshore wind projects, Cape Wind and the Block Island Wind Farm, each moved steps closer to fruition. Maine’s efforts to stimulate an offshore wind industry comprised of floating wind turbines took several key steps forward, while Statoil, developer of the first planned pilot-scale floating project, awaits […]

  • 11 June 2014
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium behind the Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project has completed  the construction of a three-column semi-submersible floater as part of the second phase of the project. The floater has been moored at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. One 7MW floating wind turbine and subsea cables have also been […]

  • 12 August 2015

    Atlantic Wind Transfers, the commercial wind support services arm of Rhode Island Fast Ferry, today joins local boat builder Blount Boats and offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind for an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony and to tour the first offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel in the US currently under construction. The event at the Blount […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Environment

    After consulting Vincent Manfredi of the Division of Marine Fisheries, anti-fish barriers were installed two weeks ago in New Bedford Harbor, said Assistant Harbormaster Victor Fonseca for South Coast Today news site. “This is the first physical step towards that offshore wind energy future for Massachusetts,” said Catherine Williams, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Clean […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities

    Two bills that could end New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) blocking of wind energy projects offshore Atlantic City have passed the State Senate Environmental Panel, writes South Jersey Times. The first piece of legislation come from Smith and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney who proposed two acts, “Offshore Wind Economic Development Act” (OWEDA) and […]

  • 5 October 2010
    R&D

    Preparing for deployment of monitoring equipment while saving New Jersey $1 million. Garden State Offshore Energy (GSOE) today announced it was moving forward with plans to install state-of-the-art mobile wind resource assessment equipment – SeaZephIR – a patented, floating platformwith an integrated ZephIR LIDAR system powered by solar and wind energy. The New Jersey Board […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Grid Connection, Technology

    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 […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Technology

    Sabella, French tidal energy technology developer, still plans to deploy its D10 tidal energy device next year, in spite failing to win government funds. The company is preparing to transfer various elements to Brest, including the turbine base next month, followed by assembly of nacelle and blades in March 2015. Currently, the generator is undergoing final […]

  • 16 May 2013

    Modus Seabed Intervention, the leading subsea engineering and specialist Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) service provider, has confirmed an investment into a new advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to further enhance its fleet of subsea vehicles. Manufactured by SMD in North East England, the cutting edge 150hp Quasar ROV ordered by Modus will be the first […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    New hydrokinetic energy technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the energy from ocean waves, tides, and river currents are advancing toward commercial development in the United States. They are not expected to add major power supplies anytime soon, but federal regulators this year approved licenses for two hydrokinetic energy projects to produce electricity from wave […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Pacific Orca, the world’s largest wind turbine installation vessel, has arrived to the Belfast Harbour, where DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have built a terminal for the assembly of offshore wind turbines, The Irish News reports. This is another step forward for Belfast Harbour, which dived into the offshore wind market and in that way […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Planning, Derek Mackay yesterday visited the 53 hectare Westway Park in Renfrew, to inspect progress at a £1.3 million dock development project. The project was one of the first locations in the country to receive funding from the Scottish Government’s National Renewable Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF), managed by Scottish Enterprise. […]

  • 5 February 2013

    A further project step for the Trianel wind farm Borkum has been successfully finished. The 40 wind energy turbines which were produced by AREVA Wind have been shipped from Bremerhaven to the Dutch town Eemshaven. In September last year the transport of the 40 nacelles, hubs and (S3) tower sections of the 5 Megawatt (MW) […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance

    Mayor Jon Mitchell praised Governor Deval Patrick, Senator Mark C.W. Montigny, Representative Antonio F.D. Cabral and the New Bedford legislative delegation for their efforts to enact into law Senate 2367 which was filed by Senator Montigny on July 20, 2012 and signed into law by Governor Patrick. The Governor’s signing advances New Bedford’s South Terminal […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is urging the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) to advance offshore wind projects. AWEA issued a statement this past weekend on the one-year anniversary of the record-breaking auction that saw winning bids from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor and Vineyard Wind for three lease areas offshore Massachusetts. “Last year’s auction […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Plans for the Maritime Skills Academy Dover are advancing well since a planning application for the centre has already been submitted and the Viking Recruitment has designated its location at the recently purchased land in Menzies Road. The Academy will provide courses for officers in the navigation and engineering sectors, people aged 14 to 19 […]