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20 January 2014

The wind industry needs to optimize its supplier base in order to reduce costs and improve turbine performance and reliability.  Written by Borje Axelsson from ABB: You have too many suppliers! Don’t worry, you are not alone. This is typical for a fast changing industry like Wind, where just finding suitable components is a higher […]

8 January 2014 Business & Finance

Kent firms are being called on by a wind farm developer to go for new business as an offshore scheme gears up for construction. Vattenfall, developer of the 15 turbine Kentish Flats Extension is working with the scheme’s main contractors to connect with the regions businesses at a supply chain event in Canterbury later this […]

30 October 2013 Business & Finance

More than 100 Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) members and Scottish businesses attended an innovative Offshore Wind Meet the Buyer event aimed at bringing together the Scottish supply chain and the firm behind the world’s first floating wind turbine. AREG, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, welcomed suppliers from across the country to meet senior project […]

10 July 2013 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has established a £2.8 million public-private initiative to support SMEs in the North East of England to move into the rapidly developing offshore wind and marine renewable energy supply chain. The Renewable Energy Technology Accelerator (RETA) project will launch with three new collaborations, involving companies developing innovative technologies to […]

9 July 2013 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Pioneering marine renewable energy company Tidal Energy Limited (TEL) has announced the completion of the supply chain for its DeltaStream prototype, Wales’ first full-scale tidal turbine, with the confirmation of its three remaining contracts: •    Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd will provide fabrication services, constructing the DeltaStream device at its Pembroke Port headquarters, •    marine contracting […]

13 June 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Supply chain companies are being urged to tap into opportunities in the UK’s growing offshore wind industry - worth a potential £2 billion a year between now and 2025.  The figures are highlighted in a new guide from Scottish Enterprise and the Crown Estate - The Guide to UK Offshore Wind Operations & Maintenance - […]

8 May 2013

Comments from a representative of one of Europe’s largest offshore wind foundation manufacturers on the potential for investing at the planned Able Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber have been described as ‘very significant—and clear evidence of the Marine Energy Park’s potential to become a word-class centre for the renewable energy […]

2 May 2013 Business & Finance

More than fifteen leading manufacturers of wind farm components and transmission technology met on April 30 in Tullamore to discuss the potential of setting up a local supply chain in the midlands worth at least 7 billion euro. More than 400 delegates attending the event hosted by Offaly County Council in partnership with Mainstream Renewable […]

18 April 2013 Training & Education

All participants of the“Rettungskette Offshore Wind” research project, which entails emergency rescue actions for offshore wind, led by Prof. Christian Jurgens and coordinated by Dr. Nils Weinrich, can look back on an eventful and exciting first year of the project. To discuss the findings of this project, a symposium will be held on 26 and […]

7 February 2013

Leading Scottish engineering company, Steel Engineering has selected Tymor Marine as a supply chain partner to support the delivery of major renewable contracts for Samsung at The Energy Park at Methil in Fife and for ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall at the East Anglia offshore wind zone off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. With offices in […]

29 January 2013

Today, Offshore Wind and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition kicks off at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) for the third year running. The conference will debate, discuss and define the next chapter of the industry. The two-day conference runs this week on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th January 2013 and over 1000 delegates […]

13 December 2012 Authorities, R&D

The Navigant Consortium released the "U.S. Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development" report, prepared under an award by DOE in order to provide objective economic analysis and reporting of market activities and progress related to offshore wind energy in the United States. The "U.S. Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Supply Chain Development" report provides an […]

30 November 2012

The Scottish Offshore Wind and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is Scotland’s premier offshore wind event, which will be held  from 29 January  - 30 January 2013. With around 25 percent of Europe’s offshore wind resource and over 10GW of projects already in the pipeline, Scotland is at the forefront of Europe’s growing offshore wind industry. […]

20 November 2012 Technology

Regen SW, the renewable energy experts, has published the sixth edition of their pocket sized supply chain directory for the Offshore Wind and Marine Energy sector. The guide features over 350 south west companies from manufacturing through to professional services who have expertise and capability which will be needed to support the growing offshore sector. […]

11 November 2012 Training & Education

Narec in collaboration with the Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies (Semta) and the Manufacturers Advisory Service (MAS) is hosting a breakfast briefing at Caterpillar Ltd on Thursday 29th November. This event will address opportunities for up-skilling and training requirements for the offshore renewables sector as well as other business support opportunities […]

6 November 2012 Training & Education

Shortages in key areas of the German offshore wind supply chain will be the focus of a high profile seminar in Grimsby later this month. The German offshore wind market is set to grow from a current 200MW to 25,000MW in 2030, with forecasts of installed offshore output of between 7,000MW and 12,000MW by 2020. […]

30 October 2012 R&D

The cost of delivering offshore wind schemes could be reduced by up to 15% by the end of this decade through more effective supply chain engagement, according to research by global built asset consultancy, EC Harris. With the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) estimating that by 2020, €10.4bn could be invested in Europe’s offshore wind […]

29 October 2012

The Scottish business, the Renewables Directory Ltd, to announce that today RWE Npower Renewables has chosen to adopt the directory as part of its procurement processes. On reacting to the news Michael Sinclair, Managing Director of the Renewables Directory, said “This is important news for us. We have spent the last 2 years working with […]

25 October 2012 Business & Finance

Offshore wind industry in the North East UK has been recognized by many companies as one which will play a huge role in the future energy mix. Therefore, the companies from the subsea industry are developing their businesses to follow the benefits of the offshore wind market. When it comes to supply chain, the region’s […]

25 October 2012 R&D

The wind turbine market is becoming increasingly global.  Asia accounted for nearly half of the orders announced globally in the first half of 2012. Latin America continues to generate interest, while the offshore market in Europe shows significant potential. Wind turbine OEMs and component manufacturers along the supply chain face overcapacity and challenging market conditions. In […]

14 October 2012

On Thursday the Lake Superior College will host Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop. This workshop has been created for those who want to elarn about current market trends and supply chain opportunities in the wind energy industry. The workshop presenters have toured the world's largest OEMs, both here and in Europe, interviewed wind farm developers […]

14 September 2012 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) are to invest up to £11.2m in technical feasibility studies; development and demonstration of component technologies; and knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP) to stimulate innovation in the UK offshore wind sector and to strengthen the supply chain.  The deployment of wind farms […]

31 August 2012

Renewables Network Ltd & BCG Bridgepoint are running a series of workshops targeted at SME’s looking to benefit from the continued growth of the offshore wind marketplace. The first workshop ‘Know the Market’ takes place on Wednesday 12 September at the World Trade Centre in Hull. This workshop will not be a technical explanation of […]

30 August 2012

MAKE Consulting will be attending the 4th Annual Wind Turbine Supply Chain Conference in Berlin where Steen Broust Nielsen, a partner at the company, will chair the conference and deliver a presentation on “The Global Supply Chain-Predictions for the Future”.   The Conference will be held from Tuesday, 4th September – Wednesday, 5th September. The […]

6 August 2012

The economic crisis has had a knock on effect on the supply chain over the past five years, but since the economy has grown in strength, so has the faith in the wind supply chain. Such faith has left the industry at over capacity with regard to turbine components. As a result there is now […]

2 August 2012

The North Carolina Wind Energy Supply Chain Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 18 at NC State University, where the future of America’s onshore and offshore wind industry will be discussed, reports Mfrtech news site. This workshop is organised by the NC State University Industrial Extension Services, BlueGreen Alliance Foundation, GLWN, NIST Manufacturing Extension […]