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  • 21 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the development of marine economies with thousands of new jobs. Recently, offshore wind power […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Dr Richard Yemm, inventor of the Pelamis wave energy device has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the development of the marine renewables sector. The iconic red ‘sea-snake’ wave energy converter has gained international recognition since Dr Yemm founded Pelamis Wave Power in Edinburgh in 1998. First Minister Alex Salmond presented Dr Yemm, now […]

  • 15 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Oil and gas offshore service vessel operators are becoming increasingly interested in the offshore renewables industry as their main market deteriorates; however, vessel operators that specialize in the renewables sector such as Chevalier Floatels have an edge over the new competitors in that their vessels are finely tuned to serve the renewables market with streamlined execution and cost-efficiency, Marcel Roelofs, the Dutch company’s […]

  • 26 February 2013

    The OWI-Lab team attended the EWEA 2013 event in Vienna this month, the largest wind energy conference in Europe. More than 8000 participants and nearly 400 companies attended the conference and exhibition this year. Although 11.000 MW of wind energy capacity was installed last year, the wind industry is in fact facing tough times just […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 28 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Progress in internationalisation together with efficiency and sustained performance in all business lines placed Gamesa in a strong growth position in the first half of 2011, with results in line with annual guidance in terms of volume, profitability and debt. Gamesa’s consolidated revenues amounted to 1,297 million euro (+26%) in 1H11, EBIT was 62 million […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    The complex economic environment, volatility in many of the main wind markets, the new product launches and the industry’s seasonality had a temporary impact on Gamesa’s profitability and debt. Nevertheless, the company’s market and business diversification and the synergies between the wind turbine and farm activities enabled it to increase sales in the period, with […]

  • 20 March 2012

    On 19 March, Alstom inaugurated the largest offshore wind turbine in the world, at Carnet in the Loire-Atlantique. The ceremony was attended by Eric Besson, Minister of Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, and Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom. The 6 MW Haliade 150 wind turbine has been developed in response to a […]

  • 11 May 2012

    Centrica has published an interim management statement. “Overall, Centrica is trading in line with expectations, with the benefit of higher wholesale gas and power prices upstream broadly offsetting the impact of mild weather in the first quarter on the downstream business. We are beginning to see a contribution from our recent acquisitions, in both UK […]

  • 27 October 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    Ballast Nedam has performed well, certainly considering the bleak market conditions, increasing competition and price pressure. This situation will persist in the coming years. The operating profit achieved of € 19 million was in line with the forecast issued in March last year of between € 15 million and € 20 million. The profit for […]

  • 5 February 2017

    The free deck area on board a wind farm installation vessel is, of course, a finite space which is defined by the length and beam of the vessel when it was built. The area that is accessible to the vessel’s cranes installed in the shipyard is also finite, defined by the position of the crane […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Minimising the impacts of underwater noise from piling activities is an important environmental issue. Foundations for offshore wind farms require piling, either heavy piling for monopiles or piling to a lighter degree for jackets. Up to now the offshore wind industry has used hammers to carry out this work. Dutch engineering company Dieseko Group is […]

  • 22 June 2015

    To quote the British Government: “Enterprise Zones create jobs and boost businesses…. They are great places to do business for both new and expanding firms, benefiting from government backing.” The largest Enterprise Zone in the UK is on the Humber Estuary – both sides, North and South of the River Humber. The zone includes the […]

  • 19 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (Ming Yang), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, has announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. Chuanwei Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ming Yang commented: “Our financial performance in the third quarter continued to improve over the previous quarter, with […]

  • 6 August 2012

    In April 2012 the French Government under President Sarkozy announced the results of the first round for offshore wind energy licences. Companies and consortia had been invited to tender for the licences following the terms and conditions set out by the Commission of Energy Regulation (CRE). The tenders were for a total maximum power of […]

  • 29 August 2011

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved the consolidated results for the first half of 2011. “The first half of 2011 has confirmed the signs of recovery in demand seen from the second half of last year, resulting in a volume increase for the majority of businesses”, states CEO Valerio Battista. “The half-year […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    SeaEnergy, an innovative energy services group, has announced half year results for the six months ended 30 June, 2012. In the Annual Report for 2011, SeaEnergy’s Chief Executive and Chairman have described in some detail the changes made to the  strategic direction and governance of the Company. In this Interim Report, for the period to 30th […]

  • 9 May 2013

    Siemens, German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company, released a half-yearly report. Peter Löscher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG commented: “Results for the second quarter show a mixed picture. While we were able to clearly increase orders, we still have challenges regarding revenue and profit. Even more we’re focusing on the factors that […]

  • 25 November 2016

    DNV GL-led WIN WIN joint industry project (JIP) results indicate that, especially for marginal oil & gas fields supplying production to a major field, floating wind-powered water injection is technically feasible in general. This specific application is claimed to offer an excellent business case too. A major contributing factor favouring the positive overall outcomes is […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved the Group’s consolidated results for the first quarter of 2012 (which are not subject to audit). ” The integration with Draka has led to a significant growth in size – comments CEO Valerio Battista -, allowing sales to be better distributed geographically and the range of […]

  • 30 May 2017

    Braveheart Marine B.V. By deploying fast, high performance vessels for this purpose, they are able to operate very competitively. The vessels are equipped to gather data at a speed of no less than 20 knots, with a maximum wave height of 3.50 metres. Special depth measurements are done allowing clients to effectively manage working processes […]

  • 1 September 2017

    Offshore WIND 2 – 2019  Offshore WIND magazine founded in 2010, was the very first, and remains to this day, independent international magazine exclusively dedicated to the global offshore wind industry. Published four times a year, the magazine successfully provides readers with an in-depth look at the development of and developments in the offshore wind industry. […]

  • 30 May 2017

    Huisman Offshore wind installation cranes  The product range for customised offshore wind installation cranes is a result of decades of experience in designing and building heavy lift offshore cranes, complemented by operational know how of Huisman’s clients, which is incorporated to improve our designs. Huisman’s range includes pedestal cranes and mast cranes for both jackup […]

  • 30 May 2017

    Windcat Workboats The design of a Windcat is constantly evolving with the experience gained over the last 17 years. Windcat Workboats values the input from technicians and charterers which has led to the most practical vessel available, giving great accommodation and required facilities for the passengers. The combination of the design and specialized bow fender […]