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Critical Software Technologies (UK), Critical Software (PT) and Critical Materials (PT) are working with Floating Power Plant to help the company adopt a proactive approach to monitoring the condition and structural health of its Poseidon off-shore plant. Critical's work on the Poseidon prototype, situated off the coast of Lolland in Denmark, will open up […]
Earlier this month, Blackstone, leading investment and advisory firm, announced the financial closing for “Meerwind,” the largest German offshore wind farm to complete its full financing process. The Meerwind project was made possible by the German regulatory framework for offshore wind, which is one of the best designed and practical renewable programs in the world. […]
It is often assumed that offshore wind farms have a negative impact on marine animal populations but researchers from Denmark and the Netherlands have found that, in some cases, wind farms can act as a haven for certain species. The researchers, from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands and Aarhus University in Denmark, monitored […]
Advanced composites of glass fibre and polyester will be employed by LM Wind Power in the creation of the longest to date wind turbine ... (ecocomposites) [mappress] Source: ecocomposites, February 24, 2011
Offshore renewable energy could kick off the next billion-dollar “gold rush” in the continent’s coastal waters, and that could be good news... (cnbc) [mappress] Source: cnbc, October 28, 2010;
According to the research report “China Wind Power Market Outlook 2014” by TechSci Research, The wind power installation in China has been... (newswiretoday) [mappress] Source: newswiretoday, August 04, 2010;
Last week’s approval of a wind farm off the Massachusetts shore has wind energy developers in other states riding a wave of new momentum,... [mappress] Source: stateline, May 06, 2010;
WindEurope, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (European Composites Industry Association) have joined forces to advance recycling of turbine blades. The parties have created a cross-sector platform with an aim to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Learnings are then expected to be transferred to other markets to enhance the […]
US Senators Bill Cassidy and Brian Schatz (D-HI) have introduced the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, bipartisan legislation authorizing offshore wind energy development in the exclusive economic zones adjacent to US territories American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Currently, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) does not allow […]
Vattenfall has made an official offshore wind turbine order with Siemens Gamesa for its Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms, according to the turbine manufacturer, which would otherwise report no order intake in its offshore segment for the second quarter of the year.
A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-East Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was installed on Monday, 09 April, for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited has issued an application to Marine Scotland to remove the capacity limit on the Section 36 consents and Marine Licences for the 525MW Seagreen Alpha and the 525MW Seagreen Bravo offshore wind farms.
The UK offshore wind industry has committed to working with the UK government on a sector deal which would see offshore wind deliver one third of the UK's electricity and reach the connected capacity of 30GW by 2030.
After a two-day meeting in Den Helder, the directors of Aberdeen International Airport, Emden Airport, Esbjerg Airport, Humberside Airport, Stavanger Airport and Den Helder Airport have agreed to set up a North Sea Heliports Alliance (NSHA) in preparation for the upcoming roll-out of large-scale offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the exclusive supplier of wind turbines for the 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has contracted the Teesside-based EEW OSB (formerly OSB) and Denmark's Bladt Industries to manufacture 30 and 28 transition pieces respectively for the 174-turbine Hornsea Project One.
Stephen Blaikie has announced that he will retire from his role as CEO at Bibby Marine Services at the end of November.
Nexans Boosts Cable Laying Fleet with High Capacity Newbuild Nexans has announced the start of construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable systems installation. Analysis: Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm to Have GBP 827 Million Impact on Scottish GDP The 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project is estimated […]
MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test Centre An MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the Østerild – National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Denmark. E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT Højgaard The UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind […]
Oleg Strashnov Installs First Beatrice Jacket Foundation Seaway Heavy Lifting’s vessel Oleg Strashnov has installed the first of 86 jacket foundations on the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth, Scotland. Boskalis Buys Gardline Group Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has acquired all shares of the UK-based Gardline Group. U.S. Oil & Gas […]
Norwegian energy company Statoil will take over the operatorship of the 317MW Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm from compatriot Statkraft on Saturday, 1 April.
The global wind power industry added 52.4GW of capacity in 2016 and 627GW could be added from 2017 to 2026, as MAKE expects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% for the period. However, the global outlook is heavily dependant on policy transitions and LCoE.
Damen Shipyards Galati has completed the bow of Bibby Wavemaster 1, the first ever Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV) ordered by Bibby Marine Services, and moved it from the covered shed to alongside the quay from where the SOV will be launched. The vessel is being built in two main sections. The aft section is being finished and will […]
Norway's Statkraft has started preparations for the divestment of its offshore wind assets which include the company's shares in the operational Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, as well as the Dudgeon and the Dogger Bank projects in the UK. A divestment of all shares in Sheringham Shoal requires Statkraft to transfer its operatorship. Statkraft and Statoil already signed a […]
Norway's Statkraft is preparing a possible divestment of its shares in the operational Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, as well as the Dudgeon and the Dogger Bank projects. The revised strategy follows the announcement in December 2015 that Statkraft would make no new investments in offshore wind. Preparations for the divestment will be carried out in […]
Bibby Offshore has purchased a power cable lay carousel from Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), which will enable Bibby Offshore to lay offshore wind power cables from its vessels. The two companies have also reported that they entered into strategic alliance, joining Bibby Offshore's subsea project management and engineering experience and ESS's trenching expertise. The companies said they will collaborate […]