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  • 4 May 2015
    Technology

    Space-based radar technology could be harnessed by the renewable energy sector to drive down costs, according to academics at the University of Strathclyde. The SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) technology is currently used to help protect and manage marine environments, to detect illegal logging in tropical forests, and to aid disaster relief efforts. However, its use […]

  • 8 October 2012

    On 27 September, Offshore WIND was present, along with other press and 250 industry representatives, at the official inauguration of the Large Climate Test Chamber which forms part of the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), strategically located in a warehouse on the Churchill Dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. This public testing and […]

  • 7 June 2013
    R&D

    GL Garrad Hassan has launched an ambitious project to bring fresh thinking to the design of offshore wind turbines. Project FORCE (turbine optimisation FOr Reduced Cost of Energy) will build on GL Garrad Hassan’s expertise in turbine design, control system engineering and structural modelling. The project will systematically consider new technologies that can be applied […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    The Swedish Energy Agency has, on behalf of the government, examined two different models to remove the grid connection costs for offshore wind power.

  • 30 May 2012

    Cost calculation will be easier now with an online tool developed by the European Wind Energy Association which instantly calculates electricity costs, allowing users to type in their assumptions on prices. Furthermore, the calculator includes any fuel and carbon risks for gas, coal, nuclear, onshore and offshore wind. Besides the current prices, it can show […]

  • 8 May 2014

    FTI Consulting, Inc. released an FTI Intelligence report, the first of a series of data-driven publications evaluating competitive markets, policy, finance, technology and business models across the energy spectrum. The report, Innovative Financing of Offshore Wind, focuses on renewable energy and explores the significant potential for cutting the cost of energy from offshore wind power […]

  • 25 May 2015

    With an average cost overrun of 20 per cent, offshore wind parks perform well in comparison to other large-infrastructure projects. The average large-infrastructure project in Germany is 73 per cent more expensive than planned. This was one of the key findings of a study by the Hertie School of Governance, under the leadership of Genia […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Authorities

    Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) has responded to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) by writing a letter to Rt Hon Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, after the news published a few days ago, where DECC was quoted as saying that REF’s figures regarding the future subsidy income for the […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Companies hoping to win contracts in the GBP 25 billion UK offshore wind farm investment must be innovative and cut their costs to be part of it, over 250 supply chain representatives heard during an event to celebrate Offshore Wind Week held in Lowestoft. Businesses supplying services, products and skills to help meet the target of […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    ReportLinker has added a new report, named “The Future Cost of Wind Power : Capital costs, the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), economics, costs and future outlook for wind power generation”, to its offering.  The report covers future cost of wind power generation and technology types that will be used, as well as its cost and […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The TKI Wind op Zee (Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Offshore Wind) has released a report which demonstrates the 40% cost reduction targets committed by both government and market parties in the Green Deal 2011 is within reach. The report, made by PwC and DNV GL, with support of Ecofys, identifies potential of cost reduction in the […]

  • 6 July 2011
    R&D, Technology

      The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator is a £40m collaborative RD&D project to reduce the costs of offshore wind by 10%. Run in partnership with 8 developers that have 30GW of licensed development capacity in the UK the team is working across four key areas; foundations, access, electrical systems and array design. The team […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Grid Connection

    Danish marine technology company MacArtney has developed a wet-mate connector, which is a new way to connect and disconnect power. The wet-mate connector is a 1kV device that enables two power cables to be linked together underwater. According to Social.tidaltoday.com, the project was successfully demonstrated and completed in April 2012. A MacArtney spokesman stated: “The […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The net support costs for society of offshore wind in Belgium is lower than in neighbouring countries. Gross income for the various projects also lies below the European average. This appears from a comparative report by an independent consultancy firm, 3 E, in which the various support systems of 6 European countries were compared. Pursuant […]

  • 9 October 2019
    R&D

    Developing nearshore wind farms brings significant savings to the community compared to offshore wind projects located more than 20km from the coast, according to an analysis done by KPMG for the Danish HOFOR and European Energy A/S. According to the study, nearshore wind farms can help Denmark achieve a reduction of CO2 emissions by 70% […]

  • 7 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Sustainable Marine Energy and a team of academics headed by Dr Florent Trarieux, Lecturer in Offshore Engineering at Cranfield University have recently completed a 12 month project developing an innovative deployment platform, PLAT-O, that substantially reduces the cost and risks associated with deploying tidal energy devices. Dr Trarieux said: “The Low Carbon KEEP gave us […]

  • 8 May 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The Siemens-led research partnership in Denmark has demonstrated that there are significant benefits to gain from introducing a simpler plug-and-play connection for offshore wind turbines, Offshoreenergy.dk reports. To improve offshore wind energy competitiveness, Siemens Wind Power, Øglænd System and ALL NRG are working on a project that seeks to reduce the cost of offshore transformer modules by […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    At this year’s EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen, Gordon McFadzean represented TNEI where he was selected as a poster award winner in the “Grids” topic. His poster tackled Medium Voltage Direct Current technology for offshore wind farms. TNEI Services has been commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, which is working in partnership with SP Energy Networks (SPEN), […]

  • 10 August 2011
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Offshore wind power as an industry is set to undergo intense growth over the next 10-20 years. The EWEA (European Wind Energy Association)… (cleantechies) [mappress] Source: cleantechies, August 10, 2011

  • 8 December 2011

    UK offshore wind energy development costs are rising as sites move into deeper waters with bigger turbines, those in the industry say.   (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, December 08, 2011; Image: principlepowerinc

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A new funding of GBP 57.5 million was announced for the UK’s energy and infrastructure, biomedical and quantum technology sectors, with GBP 28 million set aside for innovation in infrastructure systems and first of a kind deployment of innovation, both including offshore wind projects.  A series of competitions will open over the next 2 weeks and be run […]

  • 4 March 2011

    In light of the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Middle East and North Africa, it’s no surprise that the world’s attention has focused… By David Fessler (stockhouse) [mappress]   Source: stockhouse, March 04, 2011    

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2011

    Floating hotels and sea-going hovercraft capable of safely ferrying maintenance teams to the UK’s next generation of offshore wind farms… By James Murray (businessgreen) [mappress] Source: businessgreen, September 14, 2011

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    French energy company, Areva, was hit by the loss of EUR 373 million from discontinued renewables activities. It comes as a result of provisions for losses at completion on wind, including offshore, and solar contracts. Chief Executive Officer Luc Oursel said: “The group continues to restructure its operations in renewable energies by entering into partnerships […]

  • 12 June 2011

    Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear energy by 2022 will transform Europe’s largest economy into a multibillion-dollar laboratory … By Peter Behr (nytimes) [mappress mapid=”3965″] Source: nytimes, June 13, 2011;