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  • 27 March 2013
    Training & Education

    LORC (Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center) is building of one of the world’s most advanced facilities for wind turbine nacelle testing, LORC Test Center. Therefore they are looking for new colleagues. LORC Test Center is moving from design to actual construction of the test facility LNT, Lindoe Nacelle Testing. It will separately test nacelle functions and […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall is set to consider how to proceed with the Thanet Extension offshore wind project after the UK Secretary of State refused its development consent order (DCO) application. Commenting on the decision, Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall, said: “Naturally we’re very disappointed by this decision and will consider how we proceed from here.” […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The French nuclear energy giant, Areva, has ditched its financial outlook for 2015 and 2016 on Tuesday. As a result, Areva shares plunged about 15% the next day in Paris while shareholders tried to ditch the stock due to uncertainties. The state-owned group blamed slow of its Japanese reactors after 2011 Fukushima accident, delays to […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Technology, Vessels

    Following a trial of the UK Electronic Solutions’ Oceanic Dynamics system, Dalby Offshore has decided to install the motion and impact monitoring system on three more crew transfer vessels (CTVs).

  • 3 September 2014

    The master of a wind farm support boat has been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after breaching maritime collision regulations. Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm on 21 November 2012. Whinfrey had been requested by the […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Wind will be at the centre of Europe’s power needs, meeting 50% of electricity demand by 2050, Robert Clover from MAKE Consulting said on February 4. Moreover, “after 2020 wind is the cheapest technology, it is scalable and it has minimal water requirements,” he added. Speaking at EWEA’s 2013 Annual Event in Vienna, Clover said […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Poland’s GSG Towers, a Gdańsk Shipyard Group company, has recently opened upgraded facilities for the production of wind towers and steel structures for the offshore industry. GSG Towers invested around PLN 160 million (EUR 37 million) in upgrading its bending, welding and paining equipment which is expected to double the company’s manufacturing capacity to 300 towers with an 8-meter […]

  • 11 June 2014

    After spending three days in the ABP port of Southampton, MPI Workboats’ two 19m wind farm support vessels will head out to their new assignments. MPI Lucinda and MPI Trifaldi, built by Isle of Wight-based South Boats IOW Ltd, and delivered earlier this year, are currently at Seawork International, one of the largest commercial marine […]

  • 13 April 2015

    MAKE expects more than 55GW of wind power capacity to be commissioned in North America from 2015 to 2024. Policy-driven growth in the near term will subside and LCOE and economic drivers will become increasingly important. In the US, the expired federal PTC underpins 13.4GW of growth in 2015 and 2016, preceding policy uncertainty and […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Danish Energy Association (DEA) has investigated what it costs to set up different types of plants for electricity generation. According to the research, electricity generated by onshore wind turbines is the cheapest with just over 30 ører (4 cents) per kWh. Offshore wind power, new centralised coal and natural gas power plants and decentralised combined […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Innogy has completed the annual maintenance of its 295MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany, including inspection of wind turbine blades and foundations, and maintenance of the offshore substation.

  • 18 August 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens is carrying out essential maintenance work on four offshore wind farms, including the recently opened Gunfleet Sands, after it was… (windpowermonthly) [mappress] Source: windpowermonthly, August 18, 2010;

  • 10 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    * Adjusted EBIT up 9 percent year-on-year * Adjusted net income up slightly * 2010 forecast unchanged with adjusted EBIT expected up 0 to 3 percent and adjusted net income at prior-year level E.ON remains on course after nine months. Its sales were up about 11 percent year on year to roughly €64 billion. Adjusted […]

  • 26 August 2014

    On 19 August 2014 a new catamaran was christened at Knock Jetty in Emden. The ship’s godmother, Insa Stoidis-Connemann from Leer, gave the name “Windea Two” to the “Twin Axe Bow” type catamaran from Damen Shipyards and she wished: “Safe voyages for the crew and always a handbreadth of water under the keel for the […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    UK-based remote intervention equipment manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) plans to cut 70 to  80  jobs  across  the  business.   The news comes as SMD’s largest order in history for two suites of cable laying and burial equipment has been suspended due to the rejection of an export license as a result of current sanctions […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has disclosed its plans for global growth within the energy sector, which it intends to achieve through its joint venture with Hitachi. At an annual company meeting, MHI said that the expansion of its energy business was not reliant on the Alstom bid. The company lost the race for acquisition of […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    LAMPRELL shares were yesterday blown off course after the specialist engineer was forced to take hefty provisions to cover cost overruns… (express) [mappress] Source: express, October 13, 2011

  • 15 August 2014

    Liverpool Coastguard is coordinating the recovery of a ship damaged following an allision with a wind turbine pile at Walney Wind Farm, off Barrow-in-Furness. The Liverpool Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) received a call at 9:05 yesterday morning, reporting that the standby safety vessel OMS Pollux had allided with a pile supporting a turbine. The vessel has since been […]

  • 14 January 2014

    Three crewmen have been rescued off Lowestoft this afternoon after their vessel caught fire in the North Sea. Humber Coastguard coordinated the rescue operation after the crew abandoned the ECC Topaz 10 nautical miles east of the town. The vessel had been heading out to service a windfarm when the blaze struck just before 1pm. […]

  • 30 September 2011

    After Tuesday’s announcement that the New York Power Authority would no longer be interested in buying power from offshore wind projects… (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork) [mappress] Source: indiancountrytodaymedianetwork, September 30, 2011

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. With the approval by the European Parliament, the European Council can now formally adopt the Decision. In parallel the EU Member States will ratify the Paris Agreement individually, in accordance with their national parliamentary processes. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: […]

  • 11 July 2010
    R&D

    A new report on the financial threat posed by Cape Wind to consumers makes it even more clear that Attorney General Martha Coakley is taking the right steps by demanding more answers about the true cost — and true profits — of this beleaguered project. The Attorney General is demanding that Cape Wind and National […]

  • 22 April 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Chris Campbell, Executive Director of Marine Renewables Canada, has written an article after the organization’s participation in Thetis 2014 marine renewable energy conference in France. At France’s Thetis 2014 conference and tradeshow, Marine Renewables Canada was engaged in intensive meetings with local development agencies and in the B2B meetings stimulated by the world’s interest in […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission is proposing to phase out support for renewable technologies after 2020 in a move that pushes its narrow vision for EU energy policy and clouds the future of wind energy. According to state aid guidelines, the Commission recommends removing support mechanisms for renewable technologies that are expected to become “grid competitive” between […]

  • 17 June 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Now that Mason County is out of the Scandia/Havgul wind farm picture, developers will scale back their plans again and concentrate on Oceana…   Kevin Braciszeski(oceanaheraldjournal) [mappress] Source: oceanaheraldjournal, June 17, 2010;

  • 25 November 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    Five personnel were safely brought back to Wells on the personnel transfer vessel Island Panther on Wednesday night after the vessel was involved in a collision in the field with a transition piece. Immediately after the incident the Coastguard was alerted and lifeboats from Wells and Cromer were directed to meet the vessel. The vessel […]