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  • 20 April 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

    Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm is under construction on sandbanks approximately 25 km off the coast of Suffolk in the UK and is due for completion in 2012. It has a capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) making it the world’s largest offshore wind farm once it becomes operational and Siemens Energy is supplying the 140 […]

  • 9 November 2011

    Falmouth Harbour Commissioners (FHC) and The Crown Estate have signed a lease to create FabTest, a new wave energy ‘nursery’ test site inFalmouth Bay on the south coast of Cornwall. The site has also been issued with a marine license by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which allows the mooring of marine energy converter devices. […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The number of people working in the medium and large-scale sectors of the British onshore wind industry, and offshore wind, has risen by 8% in just over twelve months to more than 15,400 direct, full-time jobs, according to the trade association RenewableUK. This means the number of people directly employed in these key parts of […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Internationally recognized experts with lifelong experience in the wind industry will be among the speakers at the 10 September conference ‘Advanced Testing of Nacelles’. The conference marks the opening of the LORC Nacelle Testing facility, which provides the world’s most advanced and realistic tests of offshore wind turbines. The conference will focus on realistic validation […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    In the first half of 2014, the EnBW Group achieved an operating result (adjusted EBITDA) of 1,271.5 million euros with 19,926 employees and almost unchanged revenue of around 10.4 billion euros. Earnings were 9.9 per cent below the figure for the first half of 2013. The operating result is thus developing in line with our […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Aker Solutions will split into two companies to speed up a streamlining process that will reduce costs and better position all parts of the group to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly competitive global energy industry. The Subsea, Umbilicals, Engineering and Maintenance, Modifications and Operations (MMO) areas will form a new company under […]

  • 27 October 2015

    Based in Antwerp, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors has just celebrated its 20th anniversary as an offshore marine contractor, specialising in transportation and installation works, civil constructions and salvage jobs. Since entering the offshore renewable market in 2007, there has been no looking back for Scaldis. The company has played a role in nearly all […]

  • 14 November 2012

    Novel tripod installation in 37m deep waters to validate wind conditions for the largest independent offshore wind demonstration site proposed in the UK. The National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, has completed the installation of an offshore research and anemometry platform, three nautical miles off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, next to the nearest shore array […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    In their new study entitled “Offshore Wind Toward 2020 – On the Pathway to Cost Competitiveness“, the experts at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants state that they expect Europe to have installed offshore wind capacity of 40 GW by 2020. In the same year, global investment to ramp up offshore wind power will have reached around […]

  • 28 April 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Innovative storage system could enable offshore wind farms to deliver power whenever it’s needed.    Written by David L. Chandler, MIT News Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity — but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that problem, allowing the […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    BLG is 135 years old. “When you have managed to mold the experience and performance of 135 years into a successful concept for the future, you’re on the right path,” stated BLG’s CEO Detthold Aden at the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Bremen on May 31. The present-day BLG LOGISTICS GROUP AG & Co. KG as […]

  • 9 March 2015

    Being awarded the concession to develop three French offshore wind farms is not only a great opportunity for EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) to further expand its renewables portfolio but also a great opportunity for the country’s industrial sector and offshore wind knowledge base. Offshore WIND interviews Béatrice Buffon, EDF EN Deputy Chief Executive Officer, […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Aberdeen City Council is disappointed that the All-Energy conference is moving out of the city, but remains confident that the Granite City continues to be the home of the renewables and broader energy industry. The council, working in partnership with the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) plans to continue promoting the city as a renewables […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    A busy winter with plenty of passenger ships was followed by a spring in which special ships dominated the scene: the half-year report of Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven mirrors the current climate in German shipbuilding. “It’s a changeable market,” says Rüdiger Pallentin in a comment which also describes prospects for the coming months. And yet the […]

  • 16 November 2011

    NRG Bluewater Wind President Peter Mandelstam used the proceeds from the 2001 sale of a wind project he built in Montana to found Bluewater Wind and focus on ocean wind. “I stopped doing on-land projects,” Mandelstam said, “because I could see the market was crowded, all the best sites were going to be taken up […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Authorities

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing will urge industry experts to take advantage of the massive opportunity renewable energy presents to Scotland.The Minister will deliver the opening speech and take questions at a conference on the economics of renewables. And he will tell delegates that not only do the sums on renewable energy add up, but that […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    BARONESS Hanham CBE, Communities Minister from the Department of Communities and Local Government will today (TUESDAY MARCH 8) officially unveil European funding towards a multi-million pound project at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth, placing the North East at the centre of offshore wind turbine developments. Lady Hanham is visiting the North East […]

  • 18 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Vestas, the global leader in wind technology, has signed an agreement with WindPlus for the deployment of the first offshore project worldwide integrating a wind turbine with a full-scale semi-submersible floating structure. This is the first time this floating platform technology is being used. WindPlus is a joint venture company led by the EDP Group […]

  • 14 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX-Venture: NKW) today announced its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2010, a fiscal period during which the Company realized the full impact of its restructuring and continued to progress the new strategies it began during the last quarter of fiscal 2010, all in an effort to […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Authorities

    As part of President Obama’s all of the above approach to energy, the Obama Administration joined with the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will streamline the efficient and responsible development of offshore wind resources in the Great Lakes. This effort […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Authorities

    O’Malley has testified yesterday before the House Economic Matters committee on the legislation to support the offshore wind energy development in Maryland . The governer said: Chairman Davis, Members of the Committee,… thanks for the opportunity to join you here today.  Progress is a choice; job creation is a choice; strengthening and growing our middle class […]

  • 3 June 2019

    By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Industry Contribution

    Pioneering companies within the Oil and Gas sector are adopting Wind Lidar to provide them with valuable wind data to vastly improve their operational efficiency. Lidar is an established tool that provides sophisticated wind assessment and measurements within the wind energy industry. An infrared laser exploits the Doppler effect to provide horizontal and vertical wind […]

  • 25 August 2011
    R&D

      A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the country has asked the administration to take a series of steps to provide a more favorable business climate for the development of wind energy, starting with a seven-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Monday 23rd July, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, SSE, Technip Offshore Wind and Wood Group Renewables were joined by Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for the official public programme announcement of the £33m Efficient Offshore Wind Programme (EOWP) – set up to overcome challenges in the offshore wind industry, create […]

  • 4 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    E.ON released financial result for 2011. “Despite a difficult business environment, we have made very good progress in implementing our strategy and reorganizing our company. We moved resolutely forward on our consolidation course; the worst adverse effects are behind us. E.ON 2.0, our efficiency-enhancement program, is making good. The earnings growth at our renewables business […]