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  • 17 January 2017
    R&D

    Deutsche WindGuard Consulting and Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services have been approved as testing laboratories for the power performance and anemometer calibration competence areas within the IECRE scheme. WindGuard, an independent measuring institute for the wind industry, is one of the first test labs to have successfully finished the approval process, Deutsche WindGuard said. The […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Triton, a private equity investment company, will become the largest shareholder of DeepOcean, after the funds advised by Triton signed an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the subsea services provider. The transaction is expected to close around 1 January 2017, subject to regulatory approval in the relevant jurisdictions. The parties have agreed not to disclose the […]

  • 9 November 2016
    Authorities

    Renewable energy as a vital part of the future US energy mix has been put under a question mark after the announcement that Donald Trump won the presidential elections, given that his energy policy is most likely to revolve around fossil fuels. If this will affect the country’s offshore wind industry in any way is […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    South Korea received first electricity generated by an offshore wind farm on Thursday, September 29, 2016, KBS World Radio reports. The first power was generated by three out of the ten 3MW turbines installed at the 30MW Tamra offshore wind farm off Geumdeung-ri in Jeju Island, located about 0.5 – 1 km from the shore. The power produced by the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The global wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is estimated to increase from USD 10 billion in 2015 to USD 17 billion by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 11.2%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest viewpoint states that technological developments have paved the way for more effective and reliable equipment and […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education, Vessels

    Northern Offshore Services’ 27-metre crew transfer vessel (CTV) Detecter has become the first Danish-flagged vessel of its kind to be certified by the Danish Maritime Authority to carry up to 24 offshore wind technicians. The certification marks the initiation of a new practice in Denmark, which gives Danish shipping the same opportunities as its competitors from Germany, according to […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Karlsruhe-headquartered energy company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG has reached an agreement to acquire the Denmark-based wind turbine service and maintenance provider, Connected Wind Services A/S (CWS). EnBW expects to reach new customers in the Nordics and Germany through the acquisition of CWS, and establish itself as a full-service provider for the planning, construction, operation, maintenance and service […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The official inauguration of Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats Extension (KFE) offshore wind farm is being held today, with the ceremonial ribbon cut on board the MV Balmoral, 7km off Herne Bay and Whitstable.  Vattenfall is ahead on the low cost energy challenge, according to Gunnar Groebler, Vattenfall’s Vice President of Business Area Wind, who highlighted important innovation on Kentish […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Renewable generation will become the safest investment choice in the power market and dominate power generation new builds in the next ten years, DNV GL predicts in its Technology Outlook 2025. DNV GL identified ten technology trends in materials, wind, solar, electricity storage, data-communications and power electronics that will unleash a ‘perfect storm,’ creating a new power […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senvion, a manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, is starting operations in India as of 22 February with former Commercial Country Manager at Vestas India, Amit Kansal, leading the Senvion office in Delhi as CEO and Managing Director. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: “India is a market where Senvion can offer the right products and […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Schneider Electric has joined KIC InnoEnergy as a shareholder and formal partner. Schneider Electric has been an associate partner of KIC InnoEnergy since it was launched in 2010. This change of partnership status will see Schneider Electric taking an increased commitment in the activities and the governance of the company. Sylvain Paineau, Schneider Electric’s Innovation […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    SeebaWIND Service GmbH will trade under the new name of Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service GmbH as of 01 January 2016. This means that the company, which has has been a part of Deutsche Windtechnik AG since June 2015, is now fully affiliated to the independent provider of wind technology. The renaming does not entail any structural changes; the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 October 2015
    R&D

    Floating offshore wind has the potential to deliver cost effective, secure and safe low carbon energy for the UK from the mid 2020s according to the latest insights report published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). With continued technology and supply chain development there is a clear and credible route to delivering commercial offshore wind […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Statkraft has welcomed the latest report by BVG Associates, which outlines how advances in technology, the supply chain and policy have combined to put the industry on track to become sustainable without financial support from consumers. BVG’s report highlights the costs of offshore wind are starting to fall sharply as a result of the introduction […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Contracts totalling €1.5billion have been awarded to build the NSN link – the first electricity link between UK and Norway. NSN Link has contracted two cable suppliers, Prysmian and Nexans, to deliver the cable needed for the 740 kilometre route length. The converter stations in both UK and Norway will be delivered by ABB. The […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Authorities

    The UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd today chose to mark World Environment Day by visiting the Thames Barrier, where she commented on today’s announcement on ScottishPower Renewables and Siemens’ deal for East Anglia ONE. Commenting on the deal, Amber Rudd said: “This massive financial investment is great news for East Anglia and for Hull, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    GDF SUEZ, which announced at the beginning of this year that it plans to double its renewable energy generation capacity in Europe, has changed its group name to ENGIE. The new brand name adopts the rising sun as its logo, symbolizing a new day in the world of energy, the company said in its official press release. […]

  • 2 April 2015

    The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed DNV GL as the newest member of its Global Partner programme. DNV GL delivers testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, […]

  • 23 March 2015
    R&D

    Cobscook Bay could become a site for marine hydrokinetic research and development. Namely, Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), alongside European Marine Energy Center, submitted a request for information (RFI) to the U.S. Department of Energy. ORPC President and CEO Christopher Sauer spoke at Eastport City Council meeting where he pointed out that the bay has […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 66.66% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development Hornsea Project One from its joint venture partner SMart Wind. Hornsea Project One has a total capacity of up to 1.2GW, which will make it the world’s largest offshore wind farm once completed. DONG Energy entered into the joint venture […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report. The landmark report, Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014, concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and […]