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13 May 2015 Business & Finance

RWE Innogy improved its operating result to EUR 151 million in the first quarter of this year, which is a 56% increase compared to the same period in the previous year. This was largely due to the commissioning of new wind turbines, the company said. For example, the Welsh offshore wind farm Gwynt y Môr already produced […]

26 March 2015 Business & Finance

MacArtney Group has  hired experienced engineer and underwater technology specialist, Tom Zezou, as it aims to bolster its system sales focus in Australia and New Zealand. According to Managing Director of all MacArtney Asia Pacific Operations, Steen Frejo, MacArtney Australia has come a long way since its inauguration in 2012. “While the Australia and New […]

16 March 2015 Business & Finance

Van Oord has released financial information for 2014, saying that the company achieved a record turnover of EUR 2.104 billion (2013: EUR 1.641 billion). It is the first time in Van Oord’s history that its turnover has exceeded EUR 2 billion. This year, with the award of the Gemini project (EUR 1.3 billion in turnover), […]

27 January 2015 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

CWind has appointed Ben Hooker as Sales Manager UK and Stefan Marschner as Sales Manager Germany. Both Ben and Stefan will play key roles in developing CWind’s customer relationships and will support the delivery of the business’s portfolio of services, which includes continuing the development of integrated solutions across the development, construction and O&M phases […]

22 January 2015 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

The number of offshore-related sea ships mooring in the Port of Den Helder rose in 2014 to 2,776, representing a 7 % growth compared to 2013. These numbers were revealed in the annual report of the Port of Den Helder.  “Thanks to sound agreements with the offshore companies, the fishery sector and the Royal Dutch Navy, […]

6 January 2015

Stormy and unpredictable weather in the past few weeks has brought German wind energy to a new record. With a total of 8.9 billion kWh of wind power, the record from 2011 (8.4 billion kWh) was exceeded in December 2014, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) has announced. The values are based on an analysis of preliminary data on the […]

15 December 2014 Vessels

Alicat Workboats Ltd has received a £2.1 million order from a local company, Iceni Marine Services Ltd. of Lowestoft for a Global Marine-designed Alicat 21m Catamaran. The new vessel is to be delivered to Iceni Marine Services during Q1, 2015 from Great Yarmouth. The Alicat 21m vessel, yet to be named, is a third of […]

14 November 2014 Business & Finance

After consulting with its partners Associated British Ports, Siemens has announced plans to incorporate a leaner, more efficient wind turbine blade manufacturing facility at Green Port Hull, by developing on a single site at Alexandra Dock in Hull. The commitment to create 1,000 direct jobs through the £310 million investment on the Humber is unchanged.  The […]

10 November 2014 Grid Connection

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide GBP 1.5 billion (EUR 1.92 billion) for investment by National Grid plc across its national electricity transmission network. This new support for connecting new power generation, upgrade ageing assets and improve network resilience to climate and security risks represents the largest ever single loan made by […]

17 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Research in the growing renewable energies sector has received a national boost with a $770,000 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant to develop modelling on the performance of wave energy farms. A collaborative project between Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Maritime College will identify the impact of wave energy converters on each other […]

5 September 2014 Business & Finance

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has boosted its team with three new members of staff. Andrew Grabham is the new Design/Development Engineer. Andrew brings with him 14 years’ experience in mechanical design and project management roles having previously worked for […]

24 July 2014

  Local communities are set to benefit from offshore wind development in Massachusetts' waters, writes South Coast Today news site. This is the first time the Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) will include community benefit agreements (CBA) in an offshore wind energy lease auction. The 5 percent credit will be given to developers who […]

23 June 2014

Offshore cable protection specialist, Tekmar Energy, has reinforced its senior management team with the appointments of a non-executive technical director and a technical sales manager. Dr Terry Sheldrake and Charlie Sullivan have taken up the respective roles which further underpin Tekmar’s engineering-led technical expertise. Dr Sheldrake, a specialist in developing technology strategy, will support the […]

17 June 2014

RenewableUK says today’s announcement that East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has gained planning consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change is a boost for the UK’s offshore wind sector. The joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall has the capacity to generate clean electricity for 820,000 homes, creating 1,800 jobs locally in […]

22 May 2014 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Great Yarmouth-based GEV Offshore is taking advantage of the booming offshore wind industry. “We worked on over 30 wind farms last year, both onshore and offshore, and 40 this year,“ said Managing Director David Fletcher, according to the Norwich Evening News 24. However, as the work scope increases, so does the need for skilled workforce. […]

1 November 2013 Business & Finance

As a consequence of Bonheur ASA holding more than 50% of the shares of Ganger Rolf ASA, Ganger Rolf ASA is fully consolidated for accounting purposes as a subsidiary of Bonheur ASA. As Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA have a joint ownership (50% / 50%) of their major investments, the ownership structure entails full […]

8 May 2013 Business & Finance

In the first quarter of 2013, Statkraft achieved an underlying operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) of NOK 4180 million, on par with the corresponding quarter in 2012. Negative currency effects resulted in a net profit of NOK 443 million, compared with NOK 3430 million in the first quarter last year.  "Increased production capacity and higher […]

25 October 2012 Business & Finance

Tocardo, the leading producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, has strengthened its UK operations with a senior appointment; Paul Morris joins the UK subsidiary as Managing Director of Tocardo Tidal Energy Limited.  This appointment is part of the company’s strategic plans to become the leading producer of tidal and free-flow energy in the UK. […]

8 August 2012 Business & Finance

A rapidly evolving and award winning new subsea business has secured £60,000 in public sector funding to support its business growth and expansion overseas. The cash boost from Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International will help ROVOP, based in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, to both explore international business growth opportunities and undertake business improvement activities. Specifically, the […]

29 May 2012 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

The UK Government’s investment in offshore wind industry gives a chance for marine sector companies to take advantage of the opportunities that the industry provides.  Millions of pounds being invested in new offshore wind farms that need servicing and maintenance give the Hampshire-based marine sector companies the opportunity to boost their business, the Andover Advertiser […]

18 May 2012 Operations & Maintenance

London Array’s Operations & Maintenance (O&M) base at the Port of Ramsgate was officially opened by local MP Laura Sandys on Friday 9 March. The base will be home to around 70 wind farm technicians and up to 20 support staff, who’ll be responsible for operating and maintaining London Array for the next 20 years. […]

15 April 2012

OGN, already a major player in the oil and gas offshore construction sector, has received a vote of confidence from the Department of Energy and Climate Change for its move into offshore wind technology. And the North East economy shares in the benefit with the creation of up to 1000 long term jobs. OGN subsidiary, […]

6 April 2012

The project partners behind Shetland’s first wave power scheme said that the Scottish Government decision to approve a major wind farm on the island gives the proposal a significant boost. The 10 megawatt (MW) Aegir Wave Power scheme, backed by European energy company Vattenfall and Edinburgh based technology developer Pelamis Wave Power (PWP), could only […]

9 February 2012 Technology

The UK Government today confirmed that the UK-wide consortium bid from Ocean Energy Innovation, Carbon Trust and the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), has been selected to set up the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, a £50 million technology innovation project funded by the Technology Strategy Board. Scottish Enterprise has worked intensively leading the Ocean Energy […]

30 November 2011 Grid Connection

The planned construction of offshore wind power parks in the North Sea and Baltic Sea can only prosper if specialist port services providers, suppliers and manufacturers work together closely and if the public sector provides the necessary financial support. That was the conclusion reached at the Rhenus Midgard press conference at the "2011 EWEA OFFSHORE" […]

20 October 2011 Authorities

The U.K. government cut support for onshore and offshore wind farms while boosting aid for wave and tidal plants under its Renewables Obligation, which compels electricity suppliers to get a proportion of their power from alternative energy. Each megawatt-hour of electricity generated from onshore wind power will be rewarded with 0.9 tradable certificates, down from […]