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  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Essex County Council, together with Tendring District Council, have set out their vision for Harwich to be an innovation and incubation hub for the offshore renewable energy sector, attracting dynamic businesses to the area and creating new employment opportunities. The councils have commissioned energy industry consultancy Nautilus Associates to undertake the first stage feasibility study […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Training & Education

    South Wales based RenewableUK accredited safety training provider, Safety Technology Ltd, has been selected as an official trainer for the EU Skills’ new Low Carbon Energy and Marine Power Institute. This new initiative, developed by EU Skills Cymru and part funded by the Welsh Government, has been established with the aim of providing a gateway […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    UTV1200, an SMD built cable burial tool will be ready for operation in the new year. The vehicle has undergone extensive modifications that have enhanced the configuration to provide a more effective post-lay trenching burial vehicle. The previous configuration of UTV1200 (LBT1) allowed for concurrent trenching (mechanical and jetting) of a pre-loaded product, however after […]

  • 10 December 2013

    Offshore WIND Team spoke to FLiDAR’s Bruce Douglas at EWEA Offshore 2013 held in Frankfurt. Mr. Douglas commented on the company’s latest contracts and growth within the offshore wind industry. He also explained the benefits of using a floating LiDAR over a fixed meteorological mast. Offshore WIND: First of all, I would like to congratulate […]

  • 4 December 2013

    With an expected addition of 221GW of new wind capacity from 2013-2020, wind development in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region remains solid. The lion’s share of capacity growth will continue to be supplied by China and India, but high growth rates will be expected from emerging markets in South-East Asia and the Pacific. Energy produced […]

  • 3 December 2013

    Global Wind Organisation (GWO) has chosen Denmark and the Danish Wind Industry Association as home for their new coming global secretariat. From Denmark the organisation will work for better, safer and more homogenised training standards in the global wind industry. Safety is the number one priority for the companies in the global wind industry and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 November 2013

    Great Yarmouth is set to become a home to dedicated business park for firms in the energy industry. The plan is led by Great Yarmouth Development Company, a new joint venture between Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk County Council, which aims to pool skills and resources to unlock and accelerate economic development opportunities. Great […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc is getting right behind Swansea Bay’s bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2017. “Swansea has a proud history, amazing people and strong cultural traditions all of its own. We would love to see that showcased to the world during the 2017 Year of Culture at the same […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Harwich has all the potential and advantages to make it a major player in the offshore wind energy industry – it just needs a level playing field to compete on with its competitors. That was the message to Greg Barker, Government Minister for Energy and Climate Change, from a business delegation in the town on […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Statkraft will take over responsibility as Operation and Maintenance (O&M) operator of Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in January 2014. The current operator, Scira Offshore Energy Ltd, will remain as the legal entity while employees will be transferred to Statkraft. The joint venture company is owned 50/50 by Statkraft and Statoil. Both owners of Sheringham […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Power from the last five turbines of the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm is scheduled to begin flowing this month.  The project’s 22 turbines are already producing power, while engineering work is underway to put the last 5 in operation so that the Teesside offshore wind farm would become fully operational by the end of the […]

  • 21 June 2013

    The Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy criticises many legislators in Europe for still lacking full commitment to the transformation to renewable energy. At the European inauguration of the new Alliance in Munich, member organisations stated that renewable energy has become the key to Europe’s future economic and industrial development. However, according to the Alliance, […]

  • 13 June 2013

    Two of NORCOWE’s research partners, Christian Michelsen Research AS and the University of Bergen, have recently become associated members of  the EERA Joint Programme on Wind Energy. One of the sub-programmes of the EERA JP on Wind Energy is offshore wind, and this was the theme of the workshop hosted by Sintef Energy Research in […]

  • 10 June 2013

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer IWES) has verified the accuracy of Galion Lidar’s groundbreaking “remote mast” functionality.  This is the first independent validation of this novel wind measurement methodology within the industry. The leading research institute states that Galion Lidar, a remote wind measurement device developed by international renewable […]

  • 12 December 2012

    Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen has been invited to become a member on the EWEA Board of Directors. His responsibilities in this new role began already at the start of November 2012. This gives The Switch a stronger opportunity to influence European policies and communicate with other main players within the wind power industry.  “We have always had […]

  • 3 December 2012

    Polish Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, Slawomir Nowak, was speaking about the country’s plans for offshore wind development at the 7th Energy Forum in Sopot.  “Plans of coastal countries are impressive and offshore wind power is likely to become a significant part of the energy mix in coming years,” said Sławomir Nowak, Minister of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 September 2012

    CLS Offshore’s financial director Sid Anverali is moving on to take up a new challenge as commercial manager, offshore wind, for SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy). The move was announced yesterday by Scott McMillan, managing director of Great Yarmouth-based energy sector services company CLS, who said it had been amicably agreed. “Sid goes with our […]

  • 9 August 2012

    Critics, who argue that both on and offshore wind energy will remain cost intensive, will be proven wrong. That is the opinion of Andreas Reuter, Director at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems North-West. The research institute for wind energy and energy system technology is focussed on wind and solar energy and the integration of renewable energies into energy supply […]

  • 1 August 2012

    Mobil Industrial Lubricants, ExxonMobil’s leading international brand of lubricants for the wind energy sector has been announced as HUSUM WindEnergy 2012 trade fair’s Diamond sponsor. This is the second time that the industrial lubricant supplier has taken the lead sponsorship of the event, signifying its commitment to helping to facilitate best practice in the industry. […]

  • 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 July 2012

    1 January 2011, transport and logistics company Blue Water Shipping acquired ship broking company Oestship in Grenaa on the east coast of Jutland in Denmark. Since then, Oestship has been a part of Blue Water Shipping under its own name. As from 1 July 2012, this has changed, with the office officially changing its name […]

  • 20 June 2012

    The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has become a limited company and relocated to a new office in Hull’s Fruit Market The LEP has moved into the ground floor of 48 Queen Street, the building which is home to the World Trade Centre Hull & Humber. The move was agreed recently by the LEP Board […]