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  • 30 August 2012
    Technology

    After being awarded funding by the Scottish Government, Nautricity will make the Mull of Kintyre the first test site for its innovative CoRMaT tidal current turbine (TCT). The GBP 1.4 million of funding will be used towards the GBP 4.9 million cost of deploying its cutting-edge tidal power generation technology. The testing phase can begin […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Vessels

    After a long windy period, BOW Terminal managed to load equipment onto Van Oord’s brand new DP2 Cable Layer “Nexus” yesterday. The lifting of a cable carousel, fabricated by IHC Engineering Business, and a knuckle boom crane, manufactured by SMST, was performed as a tandem lift via BOW Terminal’s cranes. The 126-meter vessel is currently […]

  • 10 August 2012

    Within the next few years, Taiwan’s National Science Council is planning to harness the power of Kuroshio Current, writes DigiTimes news site. The Council has conducted a research in 2011, after which they have decided to invest around USD 100 million in a 30MW tidal wave project. After its completion, the project would send electricity […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Taqa state of the Abu Dhabi Emirate is about to become a majority shareholder in a massive wind farm in the North Sea. According to De Telegraaf, after a difficult search for money, Arabs are willing to invest billions of dollars in the offshore wind farm, though the move came seven months after the intended […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Statnett Group reports profit after tax of NOK 187 million in the second quarter of 2012. The corresponding figure for the same period in 2011 was NOK 126 million. Profit after tax for the first half of 2012 was NOK 452 million, compared to NOK 520 million for the first half of 2011. Profit […]

  • 21 January 2013

    Japan is planning to begin the construction of the world’s largest wind farm in July, placing it 16 kilometers off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, reports RT news portal. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Japan turned off all of their 54 nuclear reactors and turned to renewable resources, […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has delayed the launch of the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round until after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP). This means that instead of the planned launch in October, ScotWind will be opened as soon as is practical following the publication of the draft SMP, expected this Autumn. According to Crown Estate Scotland, […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of US first offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind, is making some safety changes after an independent consultant has identified several health and safety issues. ABS Group, a Houston-based firm listed several concerns during the construction of five foundations at the 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm. In the report for Rhode Island Coastal […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued an executive presentation on the possibility of changing the tenderer in offshore wind tenders in Denmark. The presentation highlights the current limitations that follow from Danish jurisprudence with regard to the possibility of making any subsequent changes in the tenderer after pre-qualification and throughout the duration of the contract. […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Denmark’s HOFOR has bought back a 50% stake in the 40MW Middelgrunden offshore wind farm from Ørsted.

  • 28 January 2018

    Offshore WIND’s weekly overview of the most read news.

  • 14 January 2015

    German utility RWE Innogy is considering options to revive its Galloper offshore wind farm project that was scrapped in October after its project partner SSE decided to pull out. RWE is aiming to bid for the government subsidy contract for difference (CfD) scheme after qualifying in December. “We are eligible to bid and it is our […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Statkraft is expecting to close the divestment in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the first quarter of 2018, after which the company will have terminated its offshore wind engagement.

  • 3 October 2012

    States of Guernsey renewable energy policy advisor Matt Des Forges said that the wind, wave and tidal energy will not replace current electricity sources in Guernsey any time soon, writes BBC. Due to the high cost of renewables, wind energy is expected to be implemented after eight years and tidal and wave after 2020. Des […]

  • 28 January 2014
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    After succesful cable installation for Northwind offshore wind project, vessel Olympic Taurus started demobilization at BOW Teminal. Olympic Taurus was also the first ship to call at BOW Terminal in 2014, when it collected the last cable reels for installation on the Northwind offshore wind farm. The Northwind offshore wind project is located on the […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The French government has approved  General Electric’s bid to acquire Alstom power unit for EUR 12.35 billion. Earlier this year, Alstom board unanimously voted for GE’s bid rejecting Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy offer comprising  EUR 8.2 billion cash and an asset swap. After the deal closes, 65,000 Alstom workers out of 96,000 worldwide will be working for […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    A bill which allows the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to reconsider Fishermen’s Energy’s 24MW Atlantic City Wind Farm project has cleared both houses of the State legislature.

  • 8 April 2014

    After it was recently completed, Meerwind Süd-Ost offshore wind farm is undergoing hot commissioning at the moment. Earlier this month, WindMW announced that they have wrapped up the installation work on this offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Seaway Heavy Lifting’s Oleg Strashnov installed the 3,500-tonne offshore converter substation, which was built by […]

  • 22 November 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    Representatives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a public meeting last week, where they discussed preferred options for offshore wind configurations for the area off the coast of the Vineyard. After BOEM released an environmental assessment and identified five different configurations for the area, its representatives said that the area about 12 […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the publication of its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Effective 30 days after Federal Register publication, all OCS renewable energy lessees and […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall launched the installation of the first wind turbine at the DanTysk offshore wind farm site in the North Sea yesterday. Eleven months after installing the first foundation, the DT 01 turbine is being installed on the very same location. At the moment, the nacelle is in place, and the blades are yet to come. […]

  • 19 December 2012

    Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change will address all delegates in the Opening session of the Wave & Tidal 2013 conference. Greg was a key contributor to the Conservative Party’s ‘Low Carbon Economy’ green paper, launched in January 2009, and ‘Rebuilding Energy Security’, launched in March 2010. […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Offshore support vessel (OSV) Windea La Cour has completed repair and modification works at Niestern Sander Ship Repair in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, prior to returning to the Gemini offshore wind farm.

  • 18 September 2019
    Vessels

    A crew transfer vessel working in Liverpool Bay lost propulsion just north of the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm and was escorted and towed to a dock on the River Mersey by an RNLI lifeboat. The 21m water jet-powered catamaran, Challenger, lost propulsion on 16 September after a rope had fouled its jet drives. Seven […]

  • 26 December 2018
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The 302.4MW Dafeng H3 offshore wind farm has reached full capacity after the final of the 72 wind turbines was connected to the Chinese grid on 20 December.

  • 12 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Siemens AG has revealed that its Energy division will generate EUR 3.2 billion in savings in 2013 and 2014, which is more than a half of the company’s overall planned savings of EUR 6 billion. During an analyst event held at its gas turbine factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, Siemens told analysts that it sees […]