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  • 21 February 2012
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is investigating whether it could use Wave Hub, the world’s largest wave energy test site, to accommodate floating offshore wind turbines as part of a demonstration project valued at over £25 million. Plans for the offshore wind floating system demonstration project, which would open up new areas off the coast […]

  • 5 November 2010

    SMart Wind, the consortium lead by Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, has appointed GL Garrad Hassan to act as Independent Engineer for the first two 500MW projects in the 4GW ‘Hornsea’ zone located off the coast of Yorkshire. Last month the consortium announced it has secured grid connection for the first two 500MW […]

  • 11 July 2010
    R&D

    A new report on the financial threat posed by Cape Wind to consumers makes it even more clear that Attorney General Martha Coakley is taking the right steps by demanding more answers about the true cost — and true profits — of this beleaguered project. The Attorney General is demanding that Cape Wind and National […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Global training provider Maersk Training confidently expects hundreds of job seekers to attend an Open Day event, which is held in conjunction with DONG Energy, highlighting career opportunities in the wind energy and renewables sector. Taking place on Friday 9th January 2015, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, it follows on from similar open days held earlier […]

  • 29 March 2012
    Technology

    OSBIT Power (OP), Siemens Wind Power and Statoil announced that they have successfully completed offshore trials of OP’s innovative offshore wind turbine access system, MaXccess. The trials were conducted with the backing of Siemens Wind Power and Statoil, at the Hywind Demo floating offshore wind turbine off the coast of Norway. MaXccess was installed on […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Authorities

    The Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for clean energy in the UK and globally as he addressed delegates at the Clean Energy Ministerial being held in Central London. Speaking to energy ministers from 23 leading economies, and alongside a series of government and commercial announcements, the Prime Minister said:  “There are huge challenges […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    The year 2012 started with improved performance compared to the same period in 2011. The oil price remained on average around USD 120 per barrel (Brent). The sustained high levels of exploration and production spending by the oil and gas industry result in continued improvement of Fugro’s related activities. Geoscience Fugro has built good backlog […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Authorities, Environment

    Warning that the world is not on track to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency (IEA) today urged governments to swiftly enact four energy policies that would keep climate goals alive without harming economic growth. “Climate change has quite frankly slipped to the back burner of policy priorities. […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau yesterday joined Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to announce the proposed notice of sale for nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for commercial wind energy leasing. BOEM identified the Maryland Wind Energy Area in consultation with members of its […]

  • 29 August 2011

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved the consolidated results for the first half of 2011. “The first half of 2011 has confirmed the signs of recovery in demand seen from the second half of last year, resulting in a volume increase for the majority of businesses”, states CEO Valerio Battista. “The half-year […]

  • 24 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Austal has taken further steps in implementing its strategy to regionalise its operations to better serve and grow its international client base. Following the acquisition of its Philippines shipyard last year, the company has now broadened its sales and support organisations in the key Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew […]

  • 26 February 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from almost £5 million as the distribution of funding from two initiatives to be announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference and Exhibition in Belfast today. Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Ewing said five marine energy innovation projects are to benefit […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Authorities

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) have announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The auction, scheduled to take place on July 31, will offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing. […]

  • 7 May 2013

    Inna Braverman, 27, Co-founder and Marketing Director of Eco Wave Power, an advanced and promising wave Energy Company from Israel, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Business Green Leaders Awards of 2013 in the category of ‘Young Sustainability Executive of the Year’. Inna Braverman has been shortlisted, along with only three other nominees from a […]

  • 9 September 2011

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) announces financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter ended July 31, 2011.  “In the past few months, Ocean Power Technologies has continued to make strides towards the commercialization of its PowerBuoy technology in our target markets around the globe,” said Charles F. Dunleavy, Chief Executive Officer […]

  • 11 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Wind Farm Update

      45 km to the north of the island of Borkum, twelve sets of rotors blades are driving a special wind power project. The first German offshore wind farm, “Alpha Ventus”, is situated in the North Sea. For transporting the huge installations, numerous SCHEUERLE heavy-duty vehicles were used. The development of offshore wind turbines naturally […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    As the need for energy security drives investment in renewable energy, the insurance industry is responding by providing innovative products to mitigate some of the potential volatility. Global investment in renewables fell by 14% during 2013, but the percentage of electricity generated by renewable sources still grew, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Renewables […]

  • 11 September 2014

    At the international maritime trade fair, SMM, one of our reporters made an exclusive interview with Martin Van Leest, Managing Director of ROG Ship Repair. Hereby we are bringing you a part of their conversation. How did it come to a cooperation between Serdijn Ship Repair and Zwagerman Offshore Services? I joined Serdijn Ship Repair […]

  • 7 November 2011

    Narec was successful in its bid for the second phase of Regional Growth Funding (RGF). Narec will manage the £11 million Wind Innovation Programme, which includes match funding from the private sector to the order of £5 million, to bring together offshore market leaders with world-class technology providers and academia in the UK.  Andrew Mill, […]

  • 11 October 2011

    With expectations high and excitement palpable for an emerging segment of the wind power industry that has continued to make big strides this year, the second-annual AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition begins today in Baltimore. Hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and produced in partnership with the Offshore Wind Development Coalition, the […]

  • 25 April 2011

      South Boats Special Projects Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch and commissioning of its 43rd offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘MPI Dorothea’. The vessel is a first of class South Catamaran 17m and is the first of a two boat order from MPI Workboats Ltd. to be delivered. This vessel compliments the […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    GE, which took over Alstom’s power and grid businesses last year, has its eye on another company developing offshore wind technology – Adwen – a joint venture between Gamesa and Areva that arose as a stumbling block during Gamesa’s merger talks with Siemens.  On Tuesday, Reuters quoted Jerome Pecresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy, as saying that […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St Andrews and SMRU Marine, a university spin-out company. The tool – known as the Interim PCOD (Population Consequences of Disturbance) Model – […]

  • 25 March 2013

    Almost 200 senior figures from across the UK’s offshore wind industry descended upon Suffolk last week to debate the future of managing operational wind projects. Delegates assembled to hear what lessons can be learnt from pioneering wind farm operators off the East of England coast, and the sharing of experiences and thoughts from past and […]

  • 11 February 2013
    R&D, Technology

    BTM Consult, a leading forecaster and data source for the international wind industry, and part of Navigant’s Global Energy Practice, has announced its preliminary ranking for the top 5 turbine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), due to be officially released in late March in the World Market Update 2012. Preliminary results show GE Wind dominating the […]

  • 3 February 2013

    The port services provider Cuxport has issued an upbeat assessment of its business operations in 2012. The company handled about 1.6 million tonnes of goods that entered or left the port. Cuxport particularly enjoyed high growth rates in its automobile logistics operations. But it was also able to expand its business in project logistics for […]