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  • 16 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Statoil has officially changed its name to Equinor as part of a commitment to developing as a broad energy company. 

  • 7 May 2019

    DEME Group’s new DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has been outfitted with a helideck. Orion was launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China in November last year, while the 216.5m long vessel is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019. The vessel will be deployed for the construction of the largest offshore wind farms, servicing […]

  • 18 December 2013

    The UK’s Energy Act received Royal Assent today, i.e. it became a law. This Act will establish a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change introduced the Energy Bill to the House of Commons alongside the Annual Energy Statement last year. RenewableUK’s Chief […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Environment, Training & Education

    Danish offshore wind developer DONG Energy will be taking 4,500 compatriots on offshore wind safaris this September to showcase how the company’s offshore wind farms are contributing to the country’s green energy transformation. According to a survey conducted by Megafon, eight out of ten Danes support the conversion of the energy supply from fossil fuels to […]

  • 23 March 2012

    Ireland is on the threshold of becoming an exporter of energy. Having traditionally imported fuel or burned locally-produced peat to provide energy, Ireland is now looking at bringing in €6bn a year in export revenues in less than a decade. The source of this potential “windfall” is the increasing number of wind farms around the […]

  • 3 July 2018

    Van Oord’s vessel Aeolus has been outfitted with an aluminium helideck from Bayards Aluminium Constructions, as part of the modification of the vessel that started last year.

  • 7 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Marubeni Corp. now owns 55% of Seajacks International Ltd. In 2012, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Marubeni acquired Seajacks with 50:50 ownership stakes. Marubeni has now bought 5% from INCJ and became the major shareholder of the company that owns and manages jack-up vessels for offshore installation of energy projects. Marubeni and INCJ […]

  • 9 October 2013

    With 270GW of wind installations worldwide, wind has clearly entered the mainstream. Over 70% of top owners view wind as a key part of a diversified generation portfolio strategy, while 85% of these owners seek to add value throughout the development value chain all the way to O&M; demonstrating that wind is now seen as […]

  • 9 October 2014

    The Dutch National Energy Report reveals that the objectives for renewable energy and energy savings have not yet been achieved, but the climate objective has, and employment in the energy sector is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy and savings.  Thanks to energy savings and the increasing production of renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D

    US-based Brand Industrial Services (BrandSafway) has acquired the Dutch Venko Groep BV, a portfolio company of Mentha Capital.

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    His Majesty King Willem-Alexander has awarded the honorary title of Koninklijk (Royal) to IHC Merwede. In a special ceremony today, the Mayor of Sliedrecht, Mr van Hemmen, presented this accolade to IHC Merwede’s CEO, Bram Roelse. In light of this honour, the company has decided to change its name to Royal IHC and will also include […]

  • 21 January 2011

    DUNDEE could be in line for hundreds of jobs with the development of a manufacturing base for offshore wind turbines. Spanish wind energy…   By Frank Cassidy (pressandjournal) [mappress] Source: pressandjournal, January 21, 2011

  • 3 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has joined the Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA), becoming the non-profit organization’s 250th member.

  • 4 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    As of today (4 April), Dutch consultancy and engineering company Grontmij goes under the name Sweco Nederland. Grontmij was acquired by Sweco on October 1, 2015. ”We were already part of the Sweco family and are proud that we now carry the name,” said Ton de Jong, CEO of Sweco Nederland. Sweco said that, through the acquisition, it can […]

  • 21 December 2015

    Seatower has welcomed the Carbon Trust’s recent report on the potential of gravity based foundations for offshore wind. Petter Karal, Seatower CEO, commented on the report saying: “We are satisfied that the Carbon Trust highlights the benefits provided by concrete gravity offshore foundations. With the bigger turbines that are coming, we expect this to become […]

  • 26 September 2011

      The new Siemens Wind Power Division headquartered in Hamburg will start operations on October 1. “Hamburg is a highly attractive location and at the same time one of the world’s most important wind power centers. For that reason we will in the future be running our fast-growing wind power business from this city,” said […]

  • 23 May 2019

    Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), recently passed by the state’s General Assembly, is set to become law, but without the signature of governor Larry Hogan. In a letter to President of the Maryland Senate Thomas V. Miller Jr., Hogan states that Senate Bill 516 is not clean and affordable enough and will not produce the […]

  • 13 September 2012

    Lord Deben has resigned from his role as chairman of Forewind  following his appointment as the new chairman of the government’s climate change advisory body, Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The former environment secretary takes up the chairmanship of the committee from September 12 and he will therefore leave the Forewind consortium he has chaired for the […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    IHC Lagersmit BV, a subsidiary of IHC Merwede, has changed its name to IHC Sealing Solutions BV. This change, which came into effect on 6 July, is the result of the continued international growth that the company has experienced in recent years. Additionally, the company’s focus has shifted in past decades from the manufacture of […]

  • 2 December 2013

     Going offshore could be the answer for wind energy hiccups as getting planning permission for onshore wind farms becomes harder. Solicitors Coles Miller warn that it’s getting harder to find onshore sites that are not covered by some form of planning protection. Even though the offshore wind is one of the solutions, it also faces […]

  • 18 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Maritime Tidal Energy Corporation (MTEC), a marine renewable energy consulting company based in Nova Scotia, Canada, announced yesterday that it has exceeded necessary measurements and has become a certified B Corporation. Only companies that exceed rigorous social and environmental measurements can become a Certified B Corporation. MTEC was certified by an independent, non profit US […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    MPI Offshore will provide its vessel MPI Adventure and its services in general for the Sandbank offshore wind farm, developed by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München. The company will perform the offshore transport and installation of all 72 Siemens 4MW wind turbines, together with a wide range of related services. MPI’s work on the wind turbine installation at the Sandbank construction site is […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Investors who traditionally focus solely on big-ticket mergers and acquisitions are showing interest in offshore wind projects as returns on investments in more conventional infrastructure assets are pushed lower and lower, according to Macquarie. Pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurers that invest in infrastructure have typically been attracted to assets such as regulated utilities and availability­-based Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) that […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    China will become a global leader in environmental technology as the sector becomes more globally important, said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC. “China leapfrogged certain technology, going to the advanced stuff more quickly and that’s a positive product from China’s anti-pollution policy,” Neumann said for Xinhua. He believes China’s move will […]

  • 30 May 2014

    Specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry 3sun Group has been awarded full operator membership to International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA). This accreditation certifies that the Group’s personnel have the required procedures, skills and techniques to safely work at height. IRATA is the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access, […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ulstein Group has reported a good result for 2014 with an operating turnover of NOK 2.7 billion (approx. EUR 323 million) and an operating profit of NOK 184 million (approx. EUR 22 million). There was a good market for design and equipment packages during 2014, the company said. ULSTEIN entered into contracts for the construction of […]