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  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities

    Energi Coast took part in a Tees Valley Unlimited-hosted visit by Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon MP, who saw first-hand how the area is capitalising on new business opportunities. During his time in Tees Valley, Mr Fallon toured the UK’s largest advanced gasification energy-from-waste plant and a leading safety training facility, as well as […]

  • 24 February 2012
    R&D

    UK wind farm service provider Enviroserve Ltd announces that it has ordered two 24 metre wind farm catamarans, from French work boat builder Navalu. The first boat will be named Sea Fox in keeping with the theme on Enviroserve’s other vessels. The first vessel is to be launched in January 2013. Working in close collaboration […]

  • 18 October 2011

      The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US, Inc. and the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse were proudly gathered in the main auditorium after the 2nd Texas Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable (TOWER) Conference had been carried out successfully. Rounding up top industry leaders and experts, the 2nd annual TOWER Conference was enhanced by […]

  • 16 September 2011

      New York City Offshore Wind Collaborative, consisting of Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison), the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) today took the next step to advance the offshore wind project by filing a lease application with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation […]

  • 13 September 2011

      On October 19-21, 2011, SGS will be attending China Wind Power 2011 in Beijing, China. Throughout the event, SGS will showcase a wide portfolio of Renewable Energy services, including Wind Turbine Blade Testing, Manufacturing Inspection, In-Service Inspection, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) at stand EB27. SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, […]

  • 10 January 2012

    Building on its initial success in the renewable energy market, Austal has confirmed a contract for a fourth wind farm support vessel for Turbine Transfers Limited. The order is the first for a new Austal design which will enable safer and more efficient offshore wind turbine service. Welcoming the follow-up order from the UK-based company, […]

  • 16 December 2011

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd. (“Yudean”) to foster off-shore wind power development in Guangdong province and to localize the production of multi-megawatt wind turbine generators […]

  • 16 January 2012

    The countdown is on for the world’s leading maritime exhibition – the 25th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology, international trade fair hamburg, which will be fully booked again this year. “We are already better placed than at the highly successful SMM 2010,” says Peter Bergleiter, Project Director at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC), the […]

  • 10 May 2011

    The growth in revenue that commenced in the second half of 2010 continued, as expected, in the first months of 2011. This was despite somewhat lower utilisation of the vessel fleet due to such factors as a higher number of planned dry dockings for regular maintenance and the unexpected cancellation of a large offshore project […]

  • 27 December 2010

    A bill requiring utilities to enter into long-term purchasing agreements for wind-generated power is in the works for the 2011 General Assembly, with supporters and opponents getting ready to air the issue. Prince George’s County Sen. Paul Pinsky and Montgomery County Del. Tom Hucker, both Democrats, are planning to refile legislation similar to the ones […]

  • 9 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    Team Developing 5 MW Wind Turbine for Rapidly Growing Global Offshore Market, HHI to Begin 5 MW Wind Turbine Production for the Offshore Market in 2011 DEVENS, Mass., U.S. and ULSAN, South Korea – June 9, 2010 – American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, and South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., […]

  • 24 May 2011

      ForWind, the Center for Wind Energy Research of the Universities of Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) have joined forces to form the “National Wind Energy Research Association”. This was announced today by ForWind Managing Director Dr. Stephan Barth and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Reuter, […]

  • 12 November 2014

    The main interview in this edition covers Van Oord Offshore who has recently taken delivery of their new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Aeolus. We now look at what three other companies operating these types of vessels are thinking about now and for in the future. Depending on your definition of a WTIV there are […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    David Martin, Director at Offshore Marine Academy (OMA) looks at where the skills gap lies within the offshore renewables sector and what the industry must do to ensure the gap is closed by the time Round Three construction gets underway. RenewableUK has said that the offshore wind and marine energy sector could support 88,000 jobs […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Following the recent announcement that Barge Master and Bayards are working together on designing a Motion Compensated Helideck (MCH), the system has already raised quite an interest from the offshore energy industry. Engineer on the MCH project, Robert Valk and Karien Hofhuis, Barge Master’s Marketing Manager, provided Offshore WIND with details about the system and the […]

  • 15 October 2012

    Spanish Mercurio Group found that attending the SeaWorks trade fair in Southampton lead to dedicated shipbuilding for the offshore wind industry. In 2011 they were commissioned by offshore logistics provider Tidal Transit to build two purpose built support vessels for this sector. The Ginny Louise arrived in December 2011 and started work on Greater Gabbard […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Do you really know how OEMs are running your wind farm? The fast-approaching expiry dates of many five-year equipment service warranties could spell uncertainties, opportunities and strategic decision-making for many offshore asset operators. Fortunately, there are attractive alternatives.  Article by Green Marine Solutions Time flies  The shape of O&M services could soon change quite radically […]

  • 29 August 2012

    Award-winning energy services company ROVOP has bolstered its rapid growth by investing in two new innovative ROVs (remotely-operated vehicles) to add to its fleet of high-performance vehicles. Both new ROVs, which represent an investment of more than £2million, are powerful vehicles for the subsea sector with each capable of operating in deep and shallow waters […]

  • 15 November 2011

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Guangdong Yudean Group Co., Ltd. (“Yudean”) to foster off-shore wind power development in Guangdong province and to localize the production of multi-megawatt wind turbine generators […]

  • 3 October 2011

      Gamesa meets with its major Spanish suppliers tomorrow in Navarre, rallying them under the slogan “The challenge of international development.” Gamesa will discuss its international expansion plan and convey to vendors the need for continuing to work together on this strategy for global expansion. The 80 supplier firms attending the meeting account for nearly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 August 2012

    This is key to a responsible realisation of the Energiewende” says Lex Hartman, Director Corporate Development of TSO TenneT. “After all, the German ambition implies building one turbine every day.” The recent Atomausstieg and the subsequent Energiewende brought about a revolution in the German offshore wind sector. Over the next ten years, 13GW of offshore […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Goldwind) announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2011 (the “reporting period”). In 2011, volatility in the domestic and global economies presented great challenges for China’s wind power industry. During the reporting period, to the Group generated revenues of RMB12,755.97 million and net profits of […]

  • 10 December 2015

    On 1 July the Dutch offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen became fully operational. On 21 September this milestone will be celebrated with an official opening ceremony in IJmuiden, the port town from where the main construction activities have taken place and from where the wind farm will be maintained throughout its lifespan. The wind farm […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched, after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed. German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Authorities

    The expansion of green power is essential for Scotland’s energy security, economic prosperity, and environmental sustainability, First Minister Alex Salmond said yesterday as he unveiled a new target to keep the country at the forefront of the sector.  The First Minister told the RenewableUK conference in Glasgow that a refreshed Renewables Routemap aims to see […]