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11 August 2010 Business & Finance, Technology

Components for the wind power industry will be produced on a site of 37,300 m² in the future. Gräfenhainichen/Dessau: the growth of AMBAU GmbH continues. Following the opening of its fourth plant in Cuxhaven at the end of 2008, the management board has decided to incorporate a fifth plant into the AMBAU group, to be […]

2 August 2010 R&D

Even though 2.1 GW of offshore wind power has already been installed in European water with a further 1.5 expected to be constructed by the end of the year [2010], reaching targets of 40-50GW by 2020 will be a struggle and will require a significant increase in developments costing roughly £550 billion There are huge […]

19 July 2010

China’s National Energy Bureau (NEB) and State Oceanic Administration (SOA) jointly promulgated that the Interim Measures on the Administration of Offshore Wind Farm Development will regulate every aspect of the offshore wind farm construction in April 2010. Meanwhile, NEB issued circulars to the authorities of 11 provinces of Tianjin, Shanghai, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang Guangdong, Hainan, […]

8 July 2010 Technology

Aberdeen-based firm signs co-operation agreement with major Chinese manufacturer. First Minister Alex Salmond today welcomed a strategic co-operation agreement signed between SeaEnergy Renewables and Nantong COSCO Ship Steel Structure Company (NCSC) to develop and market steel structures for the offshore wind industry. The agreement – the first of its kind between a Scottish firm and […]

6 July 2010 Technology

JDR has been awarded a £2million grant to develop high voltage cables. The award forms part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC's) plans to help UK companies invest in the equipment and technology required to support the country’s transition to a low carbon future. As a leader in the renewable energy market, […]

6 July 2010 Business & Finance
5 July 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance
2 July 2010 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ruukki has agreed with the Norwegian company Aker Verdal AS on the delivery of steel structures for the Nordsee Ost wind farm project to be built offshore from Germany in the North Sea. Steel structure deliveries for the jacket foundations of offshore wind turbines are a new entry for Ruukki. Offshore wind turbine towers are […]

30 June 2010 Training & Education

Exclusive from Offshore wind 2010 conference in Liverpool. David Still, managing director of CBE talked today on Offshore Wind 2010 Conference about building the industry and offshore wind supply chain. Supply chain is all about timing, we can't relie on given time frames. He also added they are building the Britannia 10MW turbine which is […]

30 June 2010 Business & Finance, Technology

Business prospects in the Energy Sector of Siemens AG have improved. “There are signs of an upturn in sections of the market for infrastructure in the field of energy technology. Our customers are again increasing their investments in new projects and placing orders. The number of invitations to tender, for which we have submitted bids, […]

17 June 2010 R&D, Training & Education

Aarkstore announce a new report "World Offshore Wind Market Report 2008-2012 " through its vast collection of market reserach report. This major new report examines the current and future prospects, technologies and markets for the offshore wind energy sector. Key industry issues are discussed in detail assessing the relative impact of factors such as costs, […]

31 May 2010 Business & Finance

Leading European energy company, Vattenfall, has awarded A2SEA a contract to transport 30 5MW RePower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea. In addition to providing the specialist jack-up barge SEA JACK and its experienced crew, A2SEA will take care of all […]

25 May 2010 Environment

With the aim of promoting the sound development of China's offshore wind industry, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd (SIEC), a subsidiary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-council once again join forces to build Asia's first professional platform focused […]

22 April 2010 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

April 20, 2010 Rockwell Automation's EtherNet/IP-based Wind Park Management solution offers a speed of response so fast that not only does it remove the need for millions of euro's worth of capacitor banks, but it also surpasses the requirements of proposed 2013 utility-end-user requirements

20 April 2010 R&D

April 20 – His Royal Highness Prince of Orange paid a working visit to KEMA this afternoon, Tuesday April 20. During the visit, the Prince was informed about efficient and distributed power generation, in which smart grids play an prominent role.

7 April 2010

Siemens Energy has been contracted by EWE AG and ENOVA GmbH & Co KG to supply 30 wind turbines for the Riffgat wind farm in the North Sea. With a total installed capacity of 108 megawatts (MW) the wind farm will supply approximately 100,000 German households with ecofriendly electricity starting in late 2012. Siemens has […]

3 April 2010 Authorities

Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]

2 April 2010 Authorities

Britain is tempting offshore wind turbine manufacturers to invest in its factories with a multi-million pound fund for transforming ports, but it may not be enough to lure all major turbine makers. Britain's ports need revamping if it wants to be an offshore wind manufacturing hotspot, with marine infrastructure essential for importing thousands of huge […]

26 March 2010

GE announced yesterday plans to invest approximately €340 million to develop or expand its wind turbine manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in four European countries—the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Germany—signaling GE’s deep commitment to the promising European offshore wind sector. “Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for […]

11 March 2010 Authorities

The House and Senate have voted final unanimous passage of legislation that would promote the offshore wind industry in Virginia. SB 577 sponsored by Senators McEachin and Wagner, and HB 389 sponsored by Delegate Janis, create the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority, an entity of the state that would help promote the development of the […]

26 February 2010 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Andrew Mill, CEO of Narec, responds to the announcement by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of an £18.5 million grant to fund an offshore wind test site at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland: “We very much welcome this funding award and the continued support we have received from Central Government and Regional Development […]

19 February 2010 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

BWEA (RenewableUK), the UK’s leading trade association, welcomed today’s announcement from US company Clipper Windpower on plans to build the world’s largest turbine blade in Newcastle, for its proprietary 10 megawatt (MW) Britannia wind turbine. Each Britannia turbine will be able to satisfy the annual electricity consumption of over 6500 households. The factory building the […]

16 February 2010

GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN A GROWING INDUSTRY AT THE See who's attending. To find out which companies are participating in the product display area, click here. For a list of companies attending the seminar, click here. Offshore Wind Installation and Maintenance Seminar Topics Offshore Wind Development Forecasts. Learn what will be installed and when - and what it could […]