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  • 25 June 2012

    Swiss researchers came to the conclusion that ”the larger the turbine is, the greener the electricity becomes,“ UPI news portal reports. Namely, the study was conducted by Marloes Caduff and his associates at the Zurich Institute of Environmental Engineering in Zurich, Switzerland. The wind power is getting more and more popular, currently providing 2 percent […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The French government has opposed General Electric’s (GE) current bid of USD 16.9 billion for Alstom, describing it as “not good enough.“ In a letter to the American company, French economy minister Arnaud Montebourg wrote: “As it stands, we unfortunately cannot support the proposals you have made.“ He also stressed the importance of the country’s […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Global wind power capacity has reached a total of 318,137 MW, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) informed in its market statistics released today.  Even though this marks an increase of nearly 200,000 MW in the past five years, the annual market dropped by almost 10 GW to 35,467 MW. According to GWEC, this is a […]

  • 17 December 2018

    U.S. Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, and Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, of Rhode Island, have called on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to consider fishermen’s interest earlier in the siting process for offshore wind.

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    German coordinator for the Maritime Industry and State Secretary for Economy and Energy, Uwe Beckmeyer, yesterday opened the “OffWEA” specialist conference “The Future of Offshore Wind Energy According to the EEG amendment 2014” in Berlin.  The specialist conference was organized by Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie, under the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy’s “Technical support of the Federal Government in developing and implementing […]

  • 9 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Dr. Niels Diepeveen (Civil Engineering and Geosciences) has engaged in studying the future of offshore wind turbines in his PhD-research, conducted under the supervision of Professor Gijs van Kuik, both working at TU Delft, the Netherlands.  Dr. Diepeveen claims that hydraulic pumps will replace gearboxes in the next generation of offshore wind turbines. As a […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    The installation of the offshore transformer substation topside for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea has been postponed, DEME Group told Offshore WIND.

  • 4 October 2010

    For the wind turbine supply chain the past 12 months have been about component redesign, reconfiguration of component production lines,… (7thspace) [mappress] Source: 7thspace, October 04, 2010;

  • 25 February 2014

    With industry experts gathering in Belfast for the Renewable UK Wave & Tidal conference, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Nova Innovation Ltd have launched a joint project to better understand tidal resource in order to maximise energy generation from tidal devices. Nova Innovation Ltd, supported by the ORE Catapult, is launching the Tidal […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    Harsh Vardhan, Indian Union minister for science, technology and earth sciences stressed out the need for a better exploration of ocean energy. During his talk at the inaugural programme of the Golden Jubilee year celebration of National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Vardhan said: “We must move fast to grab India’s legitimate share in the […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Peter Kydd, chairman of the South West Marine Energy Park, claims that tidal lagoons would be a more feasible solution for harnessing tidal power from the Severn Estuary than a barrage, WalesOnline informs. “Having a structured plan to develop the Severn’s tidal power resource in this way could produce as much or more power than […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The UK-based Better Risk has begun providing unexploded ordnance (UXO) risk management support for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. Better Risk is providing quality assurance of planned explosive risk-management support throughout the project lifecycle, while James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) is in charge of carrying out UXO removal and boulder clearance […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Industry and research communities from five different European countries have launched a project aiming to develop composite materials expected to allow a 30% increase in wind turbine blade durability and a considerable reduction in blade-related costs.

  • 8 December 2014

    Tomorrow, EU energy ministers meet in Brussels to discuss the internal energy market. The first blueprint of an EU Energy Union will be presented in early 2015, with the goal of addressing one of Europe’s key challenges: energy security. Vestas believes that wind energy should be an integral part of an Energy Union on par […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Environment, R&D

      Conditions for offshore wind power production in Sweden are better than earlier believed, a report by Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) and the Swedish Energy Authority (Energimyndigheten) has shown. By compiling data on water depth and seabed conditions new potential areas for offshore wind farms have been identified, especially in the counties of Södermanland […]

  • 8 January 2013

    The U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against three anti-nuclear groups, after they filed a petition against 20- year extension of the operating licence for the NextEra Energy Seabrook’s nuclear power plant, writes Newburyport News. Last year, Maryland-based Beyond Nuclear, Exeter’s Seacoast Anti-Pollution League and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Sierra Club […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Met Office and WindSim AS have announced a new partnership with the objective of generating more accurate Wind Resource Assessments and Wind Power forecasts to meet increasing industry demand for improved short term power forecasting and longer term power yield analysis. Accurate short term power forecasts are becoming increasingly important as balancing costs are […]

  • 4 January 2012

    CEO of Siemens thinks that German government is not investing enough in energy reform. Energy reform project demands a clear strategy with tight timing and control. It is still unknown who is responsible for this situation, according to Siemens CEO. The offshore wind farm needs to go through 40 procedures from the beginning to the […]

  • 9 January 2013

    CARIS and EIVA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on providing offshore survey organizations with a tightly integrated and streamlined solution. Both companies develop state-of-the-art software for the marine offshore market. CARIS is a world leader in software for hydrographic organizations, marine GIS, and geospatial data management, and EIVA is a world […]

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Tractebel has acquired Germany-based Overdick, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International, with an aim to grow in the offshore wind industry and reinforce its position in the energy transition.

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, has written to Energy Minister Fergus Ewing calling for urgent answers to growing concerns about the future of the wave energy industry in Scotland. The Greens are calling for the Scottish Government to use some of the money it received from last week’s UK Autumn Statement to support jobs […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following UK Government’s decision to re-examine EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, offshore wind has emerged as a potentially better solution for the country than nuclear power.  Namely, after the board of EDF approved Hinkley Point C, which would be built together with China General Nuclear (CGN), and was ready to enter into an agreement with […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Thorsten Jalk, Chief Executive Officer of DBB Jack-Up Services A/S, has written an article on reducing costs of offshore wind energy. The article was published by, a new online platform for operations and maintenance professionals in the offshore wind industry, powered by DBB Jack-Up:  Reducing costs of operation is critical to the long-term future of offshore […]

  • 5 January 2012

    Two weeks after the Department for Energy and Climate Change announced that 2011 was the best year ever for renewable energy in Scotland, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called for the industry to get even better results in 2012.  Mr Ewing said: “Last week’s figures showed that 2011 was a spectacular year for renewable energy […]

  • 31 January 2011

    Charles Meneveau, a Johns Hopkins fluid mechanics and turbulence expert, working with a colleague in Belgium, has devised a new formula… (newsfeedmaker) [mappress] Source: newsfeedmaker, January 31, 2011

  • 12 September 2014

    Horizon Geosciences are currently undertaking a site investigation of the seabed just off the UK South Coast, as Navitus Bay Development Limited has contracted the geotechnical survey specialists to take samples of seabed material that will help determine the most suitable type of foundation for the turbines at the proposed wind park. While carrying out geotechnical surveys, […]