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The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a competition to accelerate the development of technologies with the potential to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption. The OWA Low Emission Vessels competition will focus on innovations for crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Designs submitted to the competition will be assessed for overall cost, operations, and […]
The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition. The RFI is the first […]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has issued a solicitation seeking 800MW or more of new offshore wind projects, which will lead to the state having its first large-scale offshore wind development contracts in place in the spring of 2019.
There are no local content requirements in offshore wind tenders in the Netherlands because the Dutch government sees competition as key to achieving cost reductions, Ruud de Bruijne, Project Manager Offshore Wind Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) said during the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has issued a call for expressions of interest in its new innovation competition, aiming to develop and enhance black start capabilities for offshore wind turbines.
On 24 April, the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst competition will open, making available up to GBP 13 million for highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market.
Innovate UK will launch a new innovation competition that will also allow entries from offshore wind on 16 January. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to GBP 15 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in infrastructure systems. There are 4 priority areas: ‘smart’ infrastructure energy systems (including nuclear fission and offshore […]
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to GBP 15 million to deliver transformational innovations with potential for impact on the UK economy, after Innovate UK launched the funding competition yesterday, 5 December. The aim of the competition is to help businesses develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. Proposals should […]
A second Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) application has recently been submitted by a second developer in Maryland, USA, the Business Network for Offshore Wind reports. This application will compete with US Wind, who filed in an OREC application in February. The window for any additional applications will close on 18 November. At that […]
Nova Scotia start-ups have a chance to compete for up to $225,000 through Innovacorp's provincial I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition. The I-3 competition, finds and supports high potential, early stage knowledge-based companies, and encourages entrepreneurial activity across the province. "More and more people now see how empowering it is to be an entrepreneur," said Stephen Duff, […]
The Scottish Energy Minister has today launched a competition run by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) offering free Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) to successful technology developers. In his keynote address at the All-Energy conference in Glasgow, Fergus Ewing announced that the winner of the competition will be taken through the full ETV process, and […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a Wave Energy Prize competition with a prize purse totaling more than $2 million available for top ranking teams. In a keynote presentation yesterday during the joint opening session of the annual National Hydropower Association and International Marine Renewable Energy Conferences, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]
Wave Energy Scotland (WES), a new research and development body funded by the Scottish Government, is open for business with the launch of its first international technology innovation competition. Part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, WES is issuing a competitive project call for innovative power take-off (PTO) systems. Applications are invited from innovative technology developers […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Marine Farm Accelerator (MFA) initiative, in collaboration with Carbon Trust, may shortly launch a competitive design competition. The objectives of the competition are to reduce the cost of the installation processes for seabed mounted tidal turbine foundations and to standardise the mechanical interface between the foundation structure and turbine.The […]
Ricardo has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to administer a unique ocean Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prize challenge, aimed at helping to bring this important potential source of clean energy to commercial scale. Wave energy conversion is technology that uses the motion of ocean […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Technologies Competition. Carnegie announced in May 2014 that it had been selected as a semi-finalist from 228 entries. It has now been informed that it has been selected as one of 3 finalists in the Energy Technologies Award […]
The Norstec Academy, a community showcasing the offshore renewables industry to future industry employees, has prolonged the deadline for competition entries from 09 June to 13 June. The academy is organising a competition where winners will attend a week-long tour of the offshore wind industry where they will gain an unrivalled insight into the nature, […]
Vestas confirmed today that its offshore wind joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received final approval from the Chinese competition authorities. Consequently, all relevant approvals from both European and Asian competition authorities have now been received and final closing of the joint venture is expected to take place in the beginning of the […]
With an expected compound average growth rate of 28.3% from 2013-2020, the growth for the offshore wind industry remains solid. Short term demand in Europe – the main market region for offshore wind – is set to stabilise pending policy clarification and implementation. The outlook beyond 2020, however, remains highly dependent on timely clarification of […]
The Carbon Trust, as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), has launched a new competition to fast track the development of new 66kV cables to be used by the offshore wind industry. The goal is to ensure that new 66kV cables are developed in time to be used on Round 3 projects in the […]
Ofgem yesterday announced that 23 projects can go through to the final stage of its three innovation competitions for the regulated network companies. This is the first year of the network innovation competitions (NICs), which make available up to £27 million of funding per year for onshore and offshore electricity transmission companies and up to […]
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition - 'Discover the stories behind wind energy'. Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can share through a […]
MeyGen is today announcing its entry into the Saltire Prize and welcomes the opportunity to challenge for this significant accolade. Meygen’s entry coincides with the launch of the Saltire Prize Grand Challenge Period, which is being formally announced today in Orkney by Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond. The MeyGen project is the largest tidal energy […]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a meeting with state premiers next week to discuss regional competition in producing electricity from renewable sources that could cause overcapacity in the future. The point of the meeting is to achieve better collaboration in coordinating the transition process from nuclear and coal power to renewable energy, says the Bloomberg. Namely, […]
London Array is announcing challenge to come up with a name for the third and final crew transfer vessel being supplied by Gardline to service the wind farm from the base at Ramsgate Port. The 17m aluminium catamaran, or Alicat - specifically designed to transfer technicians to offshore sites – is due to enter service […]
The jury decided that the WindPowerCluster is not among the winners in the competition organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). "It's a shame because we had a good chance to win this competition. Nevertheless, the application process for the cluster partners paid off, because there were numerous networks, which gave new […]