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20 December 2016 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has teamed up with compatriot drone company Sky-Watch to develop a drone with magnetometers capable of mapping mines in former war zones, which will initially be used to identify potential unexploded ordnance (UXO) along the power cable routes of future offshore wind farms. Mines are usually made of magnetic steel, and the search […]

14 December 2016 Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy is teaming up with Eversource Energy, a transmission builder from New England who has acquired a 50% ownership interest in Bay State Wind, to jointly develop the project planned off Massachusetts, the United States. The proposed offshore wind farm would be located approximately 15-25 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in an area that […]

28 November 2016 Authorities, Grid Connection

German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has confirmed a plan for the offshore grid development by 2025 (Offshore-Netzentwicklungsplan 2025), which regulates the connections of wind farms in the North and Baltic Seas to the German transmission network. "Electricity generation from wind farms in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is a central component of the energy […]

25 November 2016 Technology

SeaTwirl, a Swedish company developing a new floating wind turbine, has informed it applied for listing on Nasdaq First North as it plans to place 600,000 shares, valued at SEK 40 (EUR 4.1) each, on the market to raise money for the development of a full-scale unit of its floating wind turbine.  The company said […]

23 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance

Joan Bondareff has been elected the new chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA). Bondareff, who previously served as the authority's Vice-Chair, will replace Robert Matthias as VOWDA's Chair. Deborah Miller, who has so far served as a member of Virginia’s Offshore Wind Advisory Committee, has been selected as the new Vice-Chair. VOWDA was established […]

22 November 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Board of Directors of the New Development Bank (NDB) has approved a CNY 2 billion (EUR 273.3 million) loan for the Putian Pinghai Bay offshore wind power project in China. Under the framework of Putian Pinghai Bay project agreement, the NDB will provide the Chinese government with the sovereign project loan for the 250MW Phase […]

18 November 2016

Following Japan s 2011 Fukushima disaster, the German government decided to move away from largely nuclear power and carbon-based energy toward clean renewables such as wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. Offshore wind energy will play a great role in this transition. Last year alone Germany connected 2,282.4MW of new offshore wind power capacity representing 75.4 […]

11 November 2016 Authorities

Offshore wind is a state-level matter in the United States and Donald Trump will not have any real impact on its development, the Danish Wind Industry Association said.

2 November 2016 Business & Finance

Hjelmsted Consulting and NIRAS will act as strategic advisors to the State of New York to secure that a significant part of the state's electric supply will come from offshore wind in 2030. The two companies said they are among the first European advisors to expand their consulting activities in offshore wind to North America. They […]

17 October 2016

As we are gearing up for the Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) we want to take you back a couple of months to how we developed the program together with our OWC advisor and partner Chris Westra. Looking back we asked Westra to reminisce on the initial idea of the program. “Our starting point was to […]

7 October 2016 Wind Farm Update

Statoil Wind US has emerged as a new company interested in the development of offshore wind energy off Oahu, Hawaii. The company submitted an expression of interest for the entire lease area off Oahu during the Call for Information and Nominations period. The lease area identified for wind energy development comprises two sites covering approximately 485,000 acres, located some 3 nautical miles offshore Hawaii. […]

5 October 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

W3G Marine is working on a drone-based erosion inspection technology concept for offshore wind farms, with an aim to contribute to operations and maintenance cost reduction. As one of the companies predominantly working in offshore oil and gas and moving into offshore renewables, W3G Marine met with ORE Catapult to discuss potential innovation challenges for offshore wind to find an avenue […]

4 October 2016 Environment, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT have partnered with industry experts to develop thermoplastic foams and composites that make the offshore wind turbine blades lighter and recyclable. The new materials are expected to help operators expedite and simplify the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of the ever-increasing offshore wind rotor blades, according to Fraunhofer. Since […]

29 September 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Dutch design and engineering company GustoMSC, South Korean offshore wind developer Halla Wind Energy, and Korean Maritime Consultants (KOMAC) signed a three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention to mutually develop and design the GustoMSC Tri-Floater, a floating foundation for wind turbines. The companies will jointly develop and design GustoMSC Tri-Floater for the Dongbu […]

23 September 2016 Authorities, R&D

A 12-week public consultation on two draft Guidance documents to help support the development of offshore renewable energy in Ireland has opened yesterday, 22 September. The draft documents aim to provide Guidance on the preparation of Environment Impact Statements (EIS) and Natura Impact Statements (NIS) for offshore renewable energy projects and Guidance on Marine Baseline […]

21 September 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

TÜV SÜD has developed a smart solution for inspecting onshore and offshore wind turbines which enables results to be recorded on site using mobile devices and saved in a database in a structured manner in accordance with the RDS-PP® industry standard. A total of over 25,000 wind turbines are in operation in Germany. All are subject to […]

20 September 2016 Technology

SeaRoc Group has launched SeaHub, a new communications and logistic data solution and an industry-first for the offshore wind sector, according to the company. The SeaHub system utilises the latest enhancements of its SeaPlanner software, which sets out to centralise, standardise, automate and make equipment easily deployable, subsequently reducing costs and ensuring safety for the people […]

16 September 2016 Authorities

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the release of the New York State Offshore Wind Blueprint that creates a framework for the development of wind energy generation off the coast of New York through a comprehensive Offshore Wind Master Plan. The Blueprint has been developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the […]

16 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has received development consent from UK's Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm project. The wind farm would create up to 1,960 construction jobs and 580 operational and maintenance jobs, the government said in a statement. If built to the full capacity, the investment would total […]

9 August 2016 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Ministers have lodged an appeal against the Scottish Court of Session's decision in favour of the petition filed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to review the consent by the Scottish Ministers for four offshore wind farms in the Firths of Forth and Tay, Mainstream Renewable Power, the developer […]

27 July 2016 Authorities, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The EUR 11 million FORESEA programme opened its first call for support package applications on 27 July, offering successful applicants a free access to test ocean energy technologies in real sea conditions at the project's network of open sea test centres. The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) project was launched earlier this month […]

8 July 2016

German parliament today approved an amended Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2016), which replaces feed-in tariffs with competitive auctions and limits wind energy deployment to allow for the grid development to catch up. The offshore cap, which will apply from 2021-2030, will vary from year to year to ensure that Germany reaches its 15GW wind energy target in the next […]

30 June 2016 Authorities

More than 60 groups representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday, calling for "a large-scale, long-term, megawatt-certain offshore wind power commitment from the Governor". Groups are specifically calling on the Cuomo Administration to include an offshore wind tier in the soon-to-be finalized Clean Energy Standard, in order […]

29 June 2016

Boston-based company Inexhaustible has introduced a method of over-the-water energy transport for offshore generation projects. The method eliminates the high cost and high risk subsea transmission cable while greatly improving the value of the electricity generated, according to the company. It uses marine vessels or articulated tug-barges laden with utility scale energy storage systems, such as Battery Energy […]

6 June 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) has announced intention to open consultation on the development of offshore wind on the remainder of its zone in the Outer Moray Firth off Scotland this month. In 2010, The Crown Estate awarded MORL development rights for offshore wind development in Zone 1 (Moray Firth). MORL split the site into […]

6 June 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

SeaPlanner has hired three new software developers and two new test analysts to meet the needs of its growing project portfolio. The news follows the recent announcements of SeaPlanner being awarded two significant contracts. In April, Dong Energy selected SeaPlanner as the system provider for their Marine and Helicopter Coordination Centre, acting as a centralised hub for […]