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  • 2 January 2017

      The first Offshore WIND Expertise Hub was set up during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC), held in October 2016 in Amsterdam. With a spotlight on cost reduction, transferable knowledge from oil & gas, and forecast for the future, more than 20 companies shared their insights with Offshore WIND. Here, we bring you five most watched […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK, the trade body for the wind and marine energy industries, has issued its Manifesto ahead of the 2015 General Election in United Kingdom. The document, which lays out its policy asks from the next Government, was launched at the association’s annual Parliamentary Reception in Westminster on 25th June. The manifesto outlines the contribution that wind, […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The so-called finance gap could be a drag on UK offshore wind deployment, according to a poll conducted at the RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2012 Conference in London. The survey, which was conducted by global renewable energy consultant GL Garrad Hassan, revealed that 59% of participants thought that it will have a detrimental effect on […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    UK innovator, North Sea Systems, completed the first full scale trial of its novel CableFish in December, which was put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the turbulent waters around Orkney. The technology was welcomed by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing who said: “I am very pleased that we were able […]

  • 25 February 2013

    The ninth WINDFORCE 2013 offshore conference will be held from 4 to 6 June in Bremerhaven. During the three days of the conference, participants can choose from 60 presentations, listen to a high-level panel discussion, enjoy the Maritime Wind Dinner, visit a boat show, and still have plenty of time for professional exchanges and networking. […]

  • 2 April 2014

    DNV GL is returning with its annual offshore wind event, the Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference, on 2nd and 3rd April 2014. Now in its twelfth year, the event brings industry leaders together in Hamburg to examine the technical, governmental and financial progress of the German offshore wind market. Following the recent review of the German […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    With continuous cost reduction, as well as stimulation of innovation and competition, the Dutch government aims at holding the first tender for an offshore wind farm that will not be subsidised in 2026.  The information emerged as part of the Energy Agenda, issued by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, which indicates how the Netherlands can […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind industry needs to be refreshed with new business models, innovative technologies, as well as new alliances throughout the supply chain in order to drive down costs and have a secure and sustainable future, the industry’s players heard during an event in Rotterdam. “Governments are struggling more and more with the subsidies for offshore […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued a call for applications for a new offshore wind technology test scheme of 50 MW. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2015 and the first commitments are expected to be assigned within the end of the year. The test scheme aims to develop new and innovative wind turbine projects which have the […]

  • 22 June 2016

    Siemens stated that its offshore wind projects from 2025 onward will be capable of generating electricity at a Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) level below eight euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), with the price also including the costs for grid access to shore.  The company said it is confident that the current goal of generating offshore wind […]

  • 19 October 2012

    Adam Bruce has accepted the position of Chairman of the new Offshore Wind Programme Board. The Offshore Wind Programme Board has been established following the recommendations in the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force report. It will comprise a small number of senior representatives from industry (including developers and supply chain), Government and Statutory Nature […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Crown Estate has published two reports at this year’s Global Offshore Wind conference, painting a picture of an industry maturing and on course to double its capacity by 2020 to 10 GW or more – around 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity demand. ‘Offshore wind operational report 2014‘ highlights the sectors continuing growth […]

  • 13 June 2012

    Scottish Enterprise director of energy and low carbon technologies, Adrian Gillespie, welcomes two new reports published today (13 June) by the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force and The Crown Estate which shows the UK is on course to reduce the cost of generating electricity and details of how the reductions can be achieved. […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) have launched a joint Offshore Wind Task Force in Japan. The task force will address key bottlenecks to the growth of Japan’s offshore wind industry such as providing input to streamline the regulatory process for project development and building a local supply […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster has completed a study into the costs of its head office organisation, and will target total cost savings of EUR 30-35 million, resulting in the loss of around 230 jobs.

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The European offshore wind sector installed 277 turbines, with a capacity of 1045MW in the first half of 2013 according to a report by the European Wind Energy Association.  However, despite this growth the industry has noticed a slowdown in investments in new projects. This slow down can be attributed to the high cost of […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed Nick Clarke to the post of Strategy Manager, Offshore Renewables. Nick will be responsible for the strategy of its offshore wind and marine technology programmes. He will work closely with Simon Cheeseman, the ETI’s Marine programme manager and Andrew Scott, the ETI’s Offshore Wind programme manager. He will […]

  • 30 September 2012

    Following a review of internal systems at the company’s Tubes Division, the recent report from the Crown Office, ‘Offshore Wind Cost Reduction, Pathways Study’, and demand from the market, the Barrett Steel Group has created the Barrett Offshore Tubes business to provide a dedicated and focused service to the offshore market for oil, gas and […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate is kick-starting the search for a developer to take forward the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstrator, the UK’s largest consented offshore wind demonstration site. The decision to offer the site to the market has been taken in consultation with Government and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which recently merged with the National Renewable […]

  • 28 November 2012

    Ron Cookson, Technip Offshore Wind’s Senior VP has joined the Board of the OWPB, yesterday.  He stated: ‘It is a great honour to be asked to join the Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB). ‘We are tasked with the delivery of solutions which will reduce the cost of energy cost to the consumer and bring benefit […]

  • 25 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO) has launched the Floating Offshore Wind Committee to promote the acceleration of commercial-scale floating offshore wind.

  • 20 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Rob van der Hage, Business Manager Offshore at TenneT Netherlands, will be one of the panellists in the closing discussion on short and long term potential at the Offshore WIND Conference and has provided an insight into the sector from an interesting point of view – that of an electricity transmission system operator. Regarding his […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    A new system for wind farm operations and maintenance is set to significantly reduce the maintenance costs. The system has been developed by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) using data from energy company Essent/RWE. It efficiently collects and analyses data from offshore wind farms and is used in order to continuously improve […]

  • 18 November 2011

      With less than two weeks to go until the European Wind Energy Association’s OFFSHORE 2011 conference and exhibition, EWEA found out what Heiko Ross from Windreich and Erwin Coolen from OutSmart will be discussing at their session…  Why is offshore wind energy expensive compared to onshore wind energy? We all are aware that at […]

  • 26 April 2016

    Royal Dutch Shell, the oil and gas company and one of the owners of the Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm, has given the Dutch government something to think about ahead of the general election in 2017, asking the country’s leaders to boost offshore wind ambitions. Shell emphasised the importance of developing the large-scale offshore wind potential in […]

  • 24 June 2015

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has issued interim findings from a report into a technology assessment of floating wind, reviewing in excess of 30 devices across various levels of technology readiness and providing a detailed appraisal of the three most established concepts. The interim report highlights where these devices are on the technology and […]