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  • 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 […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The WindConnector concept -an offshore grid infrastructure solution that can transmit electricity generated by offshore wind farms and interconnect electricity markets in the North Sea – holds the potential to lower the cost of energy for consumers by reducing need for, and making more efficient use of, offshore grid infrastructure, according to a study carried out by Pöyry.

  • 8 July 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has raised more than £1 million from a panel of local business angels and the Welsh Government. The company, co-founded by Swansea University graduates Dr Gareth Stockman and Dr Graham Foster in 2009, will use […]

  • 22 July 2011

    The latest phase in the debate over an off-shore wind farm in Lake Michigan was played out in a City Council meeting on Monday, when the council reviewed a report from the Mayor’s Wind Farm Committee. City Council voted 5-2 to keep pursuing the wind farm, attempt to place someone on the state wind farm […]

  • 20 November 2014
    R&D

    As most renewable energy systems are located outdoors, sometimes in harsh conditions ranging from the extreme cold of Inner Mongolia, Scandinavia, Canada and North Dakota to the scorching hot deserts of the United States and Australia, critical attention must be paid to the suitability and robustness of equipment in such hostile environments. Mitigating the risk […]

  • 4 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      Vestas generated first-quarter revenue of EUR 1,060m, an increase of 25 per cent relative to the first quarter of 2010, and as announced realised a loss. The EBIT margin fell from (4.6) per cent to (6.5) per cent. The development confirms that revenue and earnings may show major quarter-onquarter fluctuations depending on the capacity […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    Davis Langdon director Peter Sell said yesterday that the UK Round 3 offshore wind programme could achieve significant cost savings… By Declan Lynch (nce) [mappress] Source: nce, October 19, 2011

  • 16 October 2014
    R&D, Technology

    ASV and Planet Ocean are investigating how Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) can be used to reduce the cost of tasks related to the construction, operation and maintenance (O&M) of offshore wind farms. The project, funded by GROW:OffshoreWind and supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), will seek to both identify and demonstrate the applications of ASVs […]

  • 10 March 2015

    A new study, offering a roadmap of key strategic steps New York State can take to reduce costs of offshore wind power over the next decade, has been published. Conducted by the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the study finds that […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    ECN has developed an O&M System, which helps to reduce offshore wind farm maintenance costs and increase yields. The system incorporates strategic deployment of manpower, vessels and materials.  “We’re talking about huge sums,” declares Peter Eecen of ECN. “About a quarter of the total energy costs of an offshore wind farm are associated with maintenance. That’s […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A large collaboration, which aims to reduce costs of offshore wind by decreasing the amount of steel used in foundations, has emerged under the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) scheme. Led by DONG Energy, the partners working on this research project intend to find a solution to design foundations that will require less steel […]

  • 3 April 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Pavol Bauer (UHD, Electrical Power Processing section) received subsidies from the top sector Energy for a grand total of three projects. The total subsidy of the projects amounts to one million euros for research and half a million euros for components and equipment. It concerns research on Integrated Offshore Electricity Infrastructure, Electrical Vehicle Supported PV […]

  • 25 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    The Energy Technologies Institute has completed its third offshore wind energy project, has found that offshore wind energy costs… [mappress] Source: earthandindustry, April 25, 2011;

  • 26 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc will today hold its Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth. This Interim Management Statement summarises SSE’s performance since the start of the current financial year, which began on 1 April 2012, and includes updates on operations and investments in SSE’s Networks, Retail and Wholesale businesses and on the financial outlook. Operations In the three […]

  • 10 September 2012

    The exhibitors were satisfied, and there were streams of trade visitors from all parts of the world – SMM impressively confirmed its position again, as the number one stimulus event for the maritime industry in 2012. The 25th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg ended on 7 September, after four days of […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    On the way from the generator to converter, a wind system generates substantial losses in the transmission of electrical energy. In order to reduce these losses, especially in offshore wind turbines, scientists at the Technical University Dresden want to increase the electricity voltage.  If the generator voltage is doubled, losses on the way from the generator […]

  • 30 January 2012

    The knowledge and expertise developed in Scotland’s world-leading oil and gas sector could reduced offshore wind costs by at least 20 per cent according to a guide published by Scottish Enterprise. The Guide to Offshore Wind and Oil and Gas Capability highlights the benefits of the oil and gas sector getting involved in offshore wind […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Environment

      Europeans take climate change seriously, as today’s Eurobarometer survey results show. Nearly nine in ten of us think it is a serious problem. One of the major causes of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has pledged to reduce its emissions by 80-95% by 2050. To get there, we will need a […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Government today announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables, sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    ACCIONA obtained a net profit of 314 million euros in 9M 2011, tripling the 101 million euros reported in the same period of 2010. Group EBITDA amounted to 934 million euros, a 14.8% increase vs. 9M 2010 and revenues grew 5% to 4,796 million euros. EBITDA growth was mainly due to the positive performance of […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Environment

    The No Tiree Array (NTA) campaign, which opposes to Scottish Power Renewables’ proposal for Argyll Array offshore wind farm, warns about the company’s latest update on the proposal. The NTA published the following on its website: SPR announced ,at their 30th Oct Update that  they are considering a revision to the design of the proposed Array […]

  • 12 March 2012

    Marine South East will host “Offshore Wind Farm Logistics Event – Reducing Cost through Optimisation” in Ostend, Belgium. Reducing the cost of construction, operations and maintenance is a priority for all wind farm developers. This event will bring together developers, contractors, universities and logistics providers to examine the issues and consider how optimising logistics can […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Global clean energy investment surged to $63.6bn in the second quarter of 2014, up 33% compared to the first quarter and 9% compared to Q2 2013, according to the latest authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Q2 2014 was the strongest quarter for investment since Q2 2012 which reached $69.6bn, and was […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved today the Company’s consolidated financial statements and separate financial statements for 2011 .  ” Technological innovation and production flexibility have enabled the Group to achieve more than satisfactory results even in a market where signs of recovery are still weak – comments CEO Valerio Battista. Financial […]

  • 24 October 2011

    Last week’s renewable energy subsidy review once again emphasised the government’s commitment to driving investment in offshore wind energy.   By Jessica Shankleman (businessgreen) [mappress] Source: businessgreen, October 24, 2011

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Against a backdrop of sustained cold weather and periods of higher commodity prices, Centrica has performed well in the year to date. This strong performance enables the business to continue to invest in customer service and price competitiveness and full year earnings growth is expected to be in line with market expectations. They have also […]