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  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Pelamis Wave Power, which went into administration in November 2014, had owed almost GBP 16 million before most of its assets were taken over by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  The largest amount that Pelamis owed was £12.86 million to Scottish Enterprise. An additional £3.5m were owed to unsecured creditors: Edinburgh Council, the University of Dundee, the University of Edinburgh, […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Donald Trump has submitted planning applications to Aberdeenshire Council for the next development phase of his Aberdeenshire golf course, including a ballroom and a 30-bedroom staff accommodation building, Scotland Now informs. Even though the businessman vowed not to take his plans forward unless the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) was rejected, he now claims that the offshore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Work has commenced on the onshore sites of the Moray East offshore wind project in Scotland after a break due to the coronavirus crisis. At the end of March, Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd announced the demobilization of work at the project’s onshore sites, including the new underground cable and substation in Aberdeenshire. Following the […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    ScottishPower is actively pursuing future offshore wind projects in England and Scotland as part of its GBP 6 billion investment plan, to ensure one third of the UK’s electricity can be produced by wind by 2030. The energy company said it plans to engage with The Crown Estate and The Crown Estate Scotland on seabed […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    HOCHTIEF went through many challenges in 2011: The Group’s strong operating business with a new record order backlog of almost EUR 49 billion was countered by severe setbacks in two projects and its Habtoor Leighton joint venture (Dubai). The Group was unable to offset them in full and incurred an overall consolidated net loss of […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Heinen & Hopman has secured a five-year contract from Eneco to supply 24/7 service and maintenance for the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system at the 129 MW Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm. The company also supplied the HVAC system for the wind farm. The HVAC is especially important for the Offshore High Voltage Station […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Technology

    MHI Vestas took down its V164 prototype in Østerild on 15 August, after the wind turbine caught fire on 4 August and the turbine manufacturer started an investigation to determine the root cause of the incident.

  • 17 April 2012

    The Chief Executive of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Hugh Williams, 59, has announced his intention to stand down at the end of 2012 after 10 years in post. IMCA is the international trade association for offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies with about 850 members in over 60 countries all around the world. […]

  • 10 June 2014

    Following completion of inaugural sea trials in May, Seacat Ranger will embark on a string of European offshore wind farm charter contracts that will keep her under continuous, active charter until May 2015. Seacat Ranger is the latest 24-metre catamaran to join Seacat Services, a class leading offshore energy support vessel operator that now operates […]

  • 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;

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 June 2014

    Tidal Transit’s newest personnel transfer vessel (PTV), Kitty Petra, began the first of her planned charter contracts after making her debut at Seawork International earlier this month. She started working for RWE Innogy UK at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm on 20th June 2014. Gwynt y Môr is a £2 billion+ project consisting of […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Following the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to award up to $46.7 million of funding to Fishermen’s Energy, the company hopes that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will recognize the importance of its demonstration offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, which could be the first offshore wind farm […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    The UAE-based Lamprell plans to close its Sharjah facility after completing the portion of work on the Moray East offshore wind project currently carried out at the location. Lamprell already mothballed the Jebel Ali facility in January 2020. The Sharjah yard will close later this year. The Hamriyah yard, the company’s largest facility, will remain […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Authorities

    Plans to develop an ocean-based renewable energy industry in Massachusetts took some positive steps forward last month with the successful… By Beth Perdue (southcoasttoday) [mappress] Source: southcoasttoday, August 29, 2011

  • 8 November 2011

    Lake Michigan waters provided Grand Valley State University’s wind assessment buoy a challenging welcome…  (mlive) [mappress] Source: mlive, November 08, 2011; Image: gvsu

  • 15 January 2018
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway Heavy Lifting’s (SHL) vessel Oleg Strashnov has returned to the Beatrice project after having installed the substation topside at the Merkur offshore wind farm site in German part of the North Sea.

  • 4 April 2011
    Authorities

    Beginning April 1, members of Homer Electric Association can vote for a candidate from their district to serve a three-year term on the… By Molly Dischner (peninsulaclarion) [mappress] Source: peninsulaclarion, April 04, 2011

  • 3 October 2013

    Since spring 2012, DONG Energy has systematically established the operations organisation, which has gradually taken over operation and maintenance of the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. In the first five-year warranty period, DONG Energy will operate and be responsible for maintenance of the wind farm in cooperation with turbine supplier, Siemens Wind Power, but after the […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive of Tidal Lagoon Power, wrote a message to the public, after the company submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for its Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon energy project: It’s been three years since we first began work on the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. In that time, we have […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    RES Offshore has been awarded a one year extension to the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services contract with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the met mast installed approximately three nautical miles off Blyth. RES will continue to deliver scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance and 24/7 remote operations for the structures, equipment and instrumentation systems […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Statnett Group reports profit after tax of NOK 265 million for the first quarter of 2012. The corresponding figure for the same period in 2011 was NOK 394 million. The reduction was due to downward adjustment of tariffs for 2012 and lower congestion revenues in the period. In the first quarter of 2012 total […]