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  • 2 December 2014
    Grid Connection

    Ofgem today announced its final decision on the financing and regulatory regime for Project Nemo, an interconnector which, on completion in 2019, will bring an additional 1 gigawatt (GW) electricity capacity to Great Britain. The final decision on proceeding with the project is now with the developers. The total cost of the project is expected […]

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

    Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) has issued a construction and operating license for the OWP WEST offshore wind farm. The decision comes as a result of an eight-year approval process amid which extensive studies on marine safety, environmental protection, geology, as well as technological feasibility, were conducted. The OWP WEST is located […]

  • 7 February 2014

    The joint venture of Vestas Wind Systems A/S of Denmark and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd has been approved by the European Commission (EC). After the examination of the notification, the EC concluded that it falls within the scope of the Merger Regulation. Last year in September, the two companies announced the establishment of a joint […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    European Commission is set to approve GE’s acquisition of French company Alstom for the sum of €12.35bn, reports Agence France-Presse. A source close to the matter said the European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a press conference later today to make the announcement, following the weekly European Commission meeting. The EU was concerned about […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Gamesa’s shareholders representing 99.75% of the company’s share capital ratified the merger with Siemens Wind Power during an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Zamudio, Spain, on 25 October. Through this transaction, Gamesa will absorb Siemens’s wind power assets in exchange for newly-issued shares in Gamesa. Siemens will own 59% of the new company, while Iberdrola will retain […]

  • 11 December 2014

    Dong Energy welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to grant development consent for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Benj Sykes, Dong Energy Vice President of UK Wind Power, said: “Development consent for Hornsea Project One is very welcome. This is an exciting project that will be […]

  • 3 February 2014

    Emera welcomed the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s term sheet consent for Maine Aqua Ventus I offshore wind project, writes the Herald Business. Dina Bartolacci Seely, Emera spokeswoman said: “We’re obviously very pleased.” As Maine Aqua Ventus I is competing against seven other projects for USD 46 million, this approval is very significant for the project […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has approved two floating wind pilot projects as part of the country’s call for tenders for the development of floating wind launched last year. The two project approved by the ministry are the 24MW project in the Gruissan area, some 15 kilometres off the Mediterranean coast, led by the Quadran […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has approved two more floating wind pilot projects as part of the country’s call for tenders for the development of floating wind launched in August 2015. One of the two new winners of the call for pilot floating farm projects is EDF Energies Nouvelles with their 24MW project […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Today, the Danish Parliament’s Finance Committee approved the agreement on capital investment in DONG Energy of approx DKK 13 billion. The investment comes partly from new investors, Goldman Sachs: DKK 8 billion, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension: DKK 2.2 billion and PFA Pension Forsikringsaktieselskab: DKK 0.8 billion, and partly from existing minority shareholders. The combined investment of the existing […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control… (neurope) [mappress] Source: neurope, November 28, 2011

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The European Commission has concluded that a UK scheme called “Contracts for Difference” that promotes the generation of electricity from renewable sources is in line with EU state aid rules. In separate investigations, the Commission has also found that public support worth GBP 9.7 billion (around € 12.3 billion) to five offshore wind farms is […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Training & Education

    heightec to announce that following a recent SGS RUK audit, they now have joint approval from the RenewableUK (RUK) and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for the delivery of work at height safety training. heightec, a leading UK provider of RUK work at height and rescue training for wind turbines, is now the first specialist training […]

  • 23 November 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Public Utilities has approved the $2.7 billion electric rate deal between Cape Wind and National Grid, providing Cape Wind… By Jay Fitzgerald (bostonherald) [mappress] Source: bostonherald, November 23, 2010;

  • 4 February 2014

    German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) rejected the objections against the approval of offshore wind farms. Monika Breuch –Moritz, president of BSH said that the approvals were given under the current legislative framework, and that there were no reasons to deny them. “A permit for a wind farm will only be granted if the […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

    A bill promoting the commercial use of offshore wind in Japanese waters has passed both houses of Japan’s National Diet.

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection

    SHE Transmission, the electricity transmission subsidiary of SSE plc, has welcomed Ofgem’s decision to approve the need for the new transmission link between Caithness and Moray. The new link, which will feature over 100 miles of under ground and subsea cable, is needed to transmit a large volume of electricity from renewable sources in the […]

  • 2 January 2012

    The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has approved 97 wind turbines in German North Sea. 97 wind turbines are planned for the 43 square kilometers area. Dong Energy will build BR2 as the second phase of BR1. Borkum Riffgrund 1 will consist of up to 89 turbines with 3.6MW capacity each from Siemens Wind Power […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Every few weeks, it seems, there’s a new development for offshore wind. It’s an important topic in New Jersey, where several wind farms are… By Sandy Bauers (miamiherald) [mappress] Source: miamiherald, November 30, 2010;

  • 16 August 2012

    After years of careful aeronautical review of Cape Wind, the project received FAA approval in the form of this ‘Determination of No Hazard’. This is the fourth ‘Determination of No Hazard’ Cape Wind has received from the FAA since the agency began its review of the project in 2002. FAA’s review and approvals of Cape […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Energy Health & Safety training experts, Falck Nutec, have become the first company to receive approval to deliver both basic RenewableUK (RUK) courses: Working at Height & Rescue – Wind Turbines – and Marine Safety Training. The additions to the existing training portfolio will mean that the Teesside centre will be one of the most […]

  • 14 September 2015

    Stonehenge Metals Limited has received a formal approval to deploy 30 Protean™ Wave Energy Converter (WEC) buoys within the waters controlled by Bunbury Port off the coast of Western Australia. These 30 Protean™ devices represent the company’s implementation of a demonstration wave farm and signifies the next stage in Stonehenge’s early commercialisation strategy. The company remains […]

  • 20 April 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Council of the Dutch Province of Friesland has approved the proposed EUR 127 million investment in the 320MW Friesland offshore wind farm (Windpark Fryslân), according to local media.

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has not approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Taiwan Generations Corporation’s (TGC) 28-turbine Fuhai Offshore Windfarm off the coast of Changhua County.

  • 29 April 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    A whole new way of generating electricity in the U.S. drew a big step closer to reality Wednesday, and it could look like this: 130… [mappress] Source: cbs4denver, April 28, 2010;

  • 3 January 2013

    Australia’s first 1MW wave energy converter is awaiting for the State Government’s approval, writes The Border Watch. Namely, the New South Wales based Oceanlinx is planning to deploy its wave energy device offshore Port MacDonnell. The wave energy plant will be located approximately 4 kilometres off the coastline, with a 20 square metre concrete unit […]