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16 May 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) has reached an agreement with the staff of the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) regarding the construction and operation of its Icebreaker Wind energy project. Now that LEEDCo has reached an agreement with staff, the next step is to seek approval from the Siting Board. The agreement has […]

28 December 2018 Business & Finance

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission for its acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA.

19 October 2018 Authorities

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued a Call for Information and Nominations to identify companies interested in commercial wind energy leases within three proposed areas off central and northern California on Friday.

18 October 2018 Business & Finance

German energy company EnBW Energie-Baden-Württemberg AG is opening an office in New Jersey at the end of the year to serve as the base for EnBW’s participation in offshore wind opportunities in New Jersey and New York.

25 September 2018 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Canadian power company Northland Power Inc. has opened an offshore wind operations hub in Germany.

7 September 2018 Authorities, Environment

The US House Committee on Natural Resources has unanimously passed the Offshore Wind for Territories Act that would amend federal law to authorize offshore wind energy development in the Exclusive Economic Zone adjacent to all five US territories. The Natural Resources Committee has unanimously reported the bill to the full House of Representatives for consideration. […]

3 April 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

A consortium comprising Principle Power, EDPR Offshore North America, Aker Solutions, H. T. Harvey & Associates and Herrera Environmental Consultants has been selected to enter into a public-private partnership with Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) to develop a floating wind project offshore Humboldt County in Northern California, US

2 August 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Estonian wind energy developer Nelja Energia and the Hiiu municipality on the Hiiumaa Island have signed a cooperation agreement to build Estonia's first offshore wind farm.

19 April 2017 R&D, Technology

The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.

30 December 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of the application for an order granting development consent for the 1.2GW East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm. The findings and conclusions arising from the examination, together with a recommendation from the Examining Authority (ExA) panel, will be sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and […]

24 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education and ten partners have secured about EUR 5.6 million in subsidies to give sub-contractors in the North Sea offshore wind industry easier access to testing and a framework for new cooperative relationships within the European offshore cluster. Suppliers to the offshore wind industry can now apply to join the Inn2Power project which is funded by a […]

3 August 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Rhenus Offshore Logistics, a Germany-headquartered offshore logistics company and part of Rhenus Group has set up its first UK office at Lowestoft to be closer to the UK's thriving offshore wind industry. The company is among the latest tenants of the OrbisEnergy innovation and incubation centre. The move is expected Rhenus Offshore Logistics to expand its services to the growing […]

27 July 2016 Authorities, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The EUR 11 million FORESEA programme opened its first call for support package applications on 27 July, offering successful applicants a free access to test ocean energy technologies in real sea conditions at the project's network of open sea test centres. The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) project was launched earlier this month […]

4 July 2016

The view at Kalmar Sound in Sweden has changed considerably since November of last year. The five NEG Micon 2MW turbines have been dismantled. It had been operational since 2001 and Vattenfall has had ownership since 2006 when DONG Energy handed over to them. Why was the Yttre Stengrund wind farm dismantled? Offshore WIND magazine delves deeper into this […]

26 May 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Scotland-headquartered renewable energy consultancy Natural Power is transferring its French head office functions to Nantes to be closer to the offshore wind farm projects in the Pays de la Loire, and to take advantage of the region's attractiveness which facilitates the recruitment of executives with key skills.  Although it has had a branch office in the […]

17 March 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Denmark-based offshore aviation consulting and safety assurance provider SeaState Aviation has opened offices in London and Hamburg, reflecting the company’s increased focus on offshore wind and oil & gas markets in the UK and Germany. “We have seen an increasing demand for our project management, audit, certification and inspection services from the offshore wind and […]

10 March 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

Using High Wind's Boom Lock tool to increase the wind speed limit for turbine component lifts from 11m/s to 16m/s leads to an average of 1.3% decrease in the levelised cost of energy (LCOE), a study carried out by BVG Associates on a representative 500MW wind farm has shown. An increase in the wind speed limit for […]

19 November 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

German and Humber offshore wind and ports business developers are meeting today at the University of Hull as part of an inward trade mission organised during the UK's first Offshore Wind Week. The participants will discuss the role of offshore wind for the UK energy system, the importance of offshore wind for the local economy, as well as the […]

18 September 2015 Environment

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has completed an environmental review, allowing it to move forward with its process for considering a renewable energy lease sale offshore North Carolina. BOEM’s revised environmental assessment (EA), which was conducted according to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, found there would be no significant environmental or socioeconomic impacts from […]

10 June 2015

The Local Planning Authority has today given the green light for outline planning for the onshore elements of the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC). A planning application was submitted to the Isle of Wight Council in November last year for a substation and associated infrastructure in Ventnor. The planning committee has today, 9th June 2015, […]

26 August 2014 Grid Connection, Technology

Siemens has released a video about the BorWin beta platform, which will transform the alternating current (AC) supplied by wind turbines from two offshore wind farms, Veja Mate and Global Tech 1, before converting it to the same voltage of direct current.  Check out the following video and find out more about the platform from […]

18 July 2014 Authorities

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank have announced the proposed sale of leases for nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for commercial wind energy leasing. “Responsible offshore wind energy development has the potential to create jobs, expand our domestic clean energy resources, and strengthen […]

2 June 2014

M3 Wave Energy Systems is getting closer to test its wave energy generator in the waters off the Oregon coast, according to NWNews. The Oregon-based company plans to deploy a small-scale Delos-Reyes Morrow Pressure (DMP) device on the seafloor off of Camp Rilea near Astoria for two to six weeks starting late summer. The DMP […]

13 January 2014

The programme for WINDFORCE Baltic Sea is impressive. In two days, more than 100 conference participants will get a comprehensive view of issues related to renewable energy production in the Baltic Sea. Eight theme sessions and 30 international speakers will deal with nearly everything in the value-adding chain, from research, installation and logistics to financing, […]

6 January 2014 R&D, Technology

The main components for the LORC Nacelle Testing facility have started arriving at the site, following the completion of the foundation for the test facility, where LORC will test future offshore wind turbines with a power output of up to 10 MW. The 80-tonne heavy rotor – which is the rotating part of the direct […]

19 November 2013 Technology

Siemens Wind Power has received the Provisional Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) for its 6 megawatt offshore wind turbine. The Provisional Type Certificate is a milestone towards the final certification of the wind turbine. It attests the conformity of the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes for all safety relevant items […]