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14 January 2019 Business & Finance

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Midi-Pyrénées region (CCI Occitanie) in France is organizing meetings regarding the EolMed and Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind projects. The aim of the business-to-business (B2B) meetings is to allow regional companies to better understand the opportunities for collaboration in the two projects. The event will […]

25 June 2018 Business & Finance

Vattenfall, the developer of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has invited local businesses to register their interest in the projects and provide more information about what they can do, especially installing onshore electrical infrastructure.

31 January 2018 Business & Finance

More than 40 UK offshore wind supply chain companies and the key Belgian offshore wind players met on 25 January in Brussels to discuss opportunities for collaborating in the framework of three future Belgian projects: Mermaid, Seastar and Northwester 2.

16 August 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

A coalition of organisations that are supportive of the GBP 2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project has joined forces to appeal to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland to abandon further court action aimed at delaying the project.

25 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

Thirty-nine Dutch business community leaders, including initiators Siemens, Van Oord, Eneco, Shell, and Rotterdam Port Authority, have joined forces in a Transition Coalition to request the Dutch government to draw up climate legislation to implement the agreements reached at the Paris summit. The Transition Coalition is calling on the government to draw up climate legislation […]

24 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

East of England companies looking at investing and expanding into the German offshore wind market can meet experts from Germany Trade and Invest at a ”Doing Business in Germany” event which will be held at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft on 3 November. Germany Trade and Invest has partnered with OrbisEnergy to help establish itself as a partner for […]

29 September 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has called on local businesses in East Anglia, UK, interested in joining the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm project to register online with the company, advising “it’s important to start early”. The Swedish company is at the early stages of developing the Norfolk Vanguard. The project, if consented, is scheduled to start construction and operation […]

21 September 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

NKT has decided to split the Holding company into two separately listed companies, with the timing of this decision being linked to NKT Cables’ acquisition of ABB’s high-voltage cables business. NKT is the active and long-term owner of three industrial businesses including Nilfisk, NKT Cables, and NKT Photonics. With the acquisition of ABB’s high voltage […]

17 August 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

After the launch of a GBP 6 million grant fund in July, OrbisEnergy today emphasised the opportunity for oil and gas businesses to use the fund to diversify into the renewables industry amidst the downturn in their main playing field, through adapting their ideas to offshore wind, wave and tidal power. “We know we have some amazingly talented […]

18 July 2016 Business & Finance

With global offshore wind expenditure expected to reach GBP 210 billion over the next ten years, Subsea UK is encouraging companies to expand into the renewables sector to sustain long-term growth. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “While oil and gas remains the dominant energy industry in the UK, companies are quickly beginning […]

5 May 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

Scottish Enterprise (SE), Highlands & Island Enterprise (HIE) and BVG Associates (BVGA) are continuing their collaboration within the Offshore Wind Expert Support framework, and are launching a new phase of this programme designed to support Scottish companies in making the most of renewable energy opportunities, valued at GBP 60 billion. The Offshore Wind Expert Support framework was developed by SE and […]

28 April 2016 Business & Finance

DONG Energy will cover additional costs of UK businesses “going green”, so that they can access renewable electricity and achieve their sustainability ambitions without commercial disadvantage, the offshore wind developer informed today. “We are taking this bold step because we believe that all businesses should have access to renewable electricity supply without paying a premium,” said Jeff […]

14 March 2016 Business & Finance

With the development of offshore wind industry on the United States’ horizon, the country is embarking on a journey Europe has been on for a while now, and is facing the same challenges, especially when it comes to reducing the cost of electricity generated by turbines at sea. On the other hand, companies with expertise gained […]

2 March 2016 Business & Finance

Several offshore wind farm projects planned in the Southern North Sea open up a sea of opportunities for UK suppliers who can demonstrate their value proposition and long-term commitment to the industry, Bruce Valpy of BVG Associates said today during the SNS2016 conference held in Norwich. Companies such as DONG, RWE, ScottishPower Renewables and Statkraft are […]

24 February 2016 Business & Finance

The Northern Powerhouse offshore wind trade mission, led by Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will visit the US this week. Northern businesses, which will land in the eastern US on 27 February, will meet US wind farm developers and supply chain companies, and attend an offshore wind networking event […]

27 November 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Eurochambres have called on the EU to lead by example and accelerate the cost-effective uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. The organisations, representing 44 million European citizens and 20 million businesses, believe that EU must put every effort in the climate negotiations in Paris and ensure the adoption of a comprehensive, […]

26 November 2015 Business & Finance

More than 20 businesses from Denmark visited Hull and the East Riding this week to help establish and strengthen networks across Europe between companies involved in the renewable energy sector supply chain. On Monday 23 November, Delegates embarked on a tour of the Port of Hull, visiting the Green Port Hull site at Alexandra Dock, […]

30 January 2015 Business & Finance

SSE took part in Scotland’s largest offshore wind and supply chain conference organised by Scottish Renewables. The conference in Aberdeen saw more than 800 people come together to discuss the future of Scotland’s offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for businesses. Sandy Biggar, SSE’s Director of Procurement and Logistics, told delegates that all […]

13 January 2015 Business & Finance

FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm, released latest renewable energy publication, Global Wind Supply Chain Update 2015. This report is part of a series of data-driven publications evaluating competitive markets, policy, finance, technology and business models across the energy spectrum. The report, Global Wind Supply Chain Update 2015, examines the supply chain situation […]

8 January 2015

The World Ocean Council (WOC) will hold the 3rd Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) from 9th till 11th November 2015 in Singapore. This is the first time this business event, dedicated to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, will be organized in Asia. It is being developed in collaboration with stakeholders in Singapore, Hong Kong and responsible business leadership […]

7 October 2014

Cornwall Marine Network has announced that its Cornwall Marine Capital Fund, worth GBP 1.85 million is available.  It is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, which is operated by the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills. The key aim of this fund is to support capital project led activities enabling job creation and supporting […]

15 August 2014 Business & Finance

The Marine Offshore Renewable sector (MOR) has seen £10’s of millions invested in and around Cornwall over the past few years – Wave Hub, FaB Test, Marine Energy Park in Hayle and the COAST test tank at University of Plymouth, etc. Marine renewable energy (MRE) developers from around the world are being encouraged and incentivised to […]

26 June 2014 Business & Finance

Businesses across the UK’s south coast are being called upon to develop innovative technologies which will provide renewable energy for the UK. More than 100 firms have been invited to an event today (Thursday 26 June) to identify new methods and opportunities for harnessing the power of the English Channel/Manche. The conference, held at Butlin’s in […]

5 June 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

On May 8, one of three offshore wind supply chain workshops for the Moray offshore wind farm was held. The workshops are organized by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise on behalf of Moray Offshore Wind Limited (MORL).  Those attending the event could hear about the contracting strategy and meet key suppliers for the MORL’s […]

6 May 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc – the UK’s marine services provider, has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Mammoet Salvage B.V, a division of Mammoet. This provides an opportunity for combined capability and expertise, providing enhanced customer-driven service in the marine salvage and decommissioning markets […]

5 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The UK government has confirmed which parts of the country have successfully won Assisted Area status. The status makes local businesses eligible to bid for additional funding and tax breaks to create jobs, invest in new premises or machinery and grow. Manufacturing centres including Derby, Huddersfield, Portsmouth and Scunthorpe have now been added to the […]