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25 May 2016

The North and Irish Sea hold great offshore wind potential, but its development is being hindered by a lack of collaboration in the region, according to a new study published by the European Commission.  The best way to tap into this potential is for EU countries bordering these seas to work together, the "Study on regulatory matters […]

10 May 2016

Canadian energy company Enbridge has agreed to acquire a 50% interest in Éolien Maritime France SAS (EMF), a French offshore wind development company, for an investment of CAD 282 million (approx. EUR 191 million). Following the acquisition, which is expected to be finalized around 19 May, Enbridge will co-own EMF with EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN). Enbridge […]

5 May 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

International law firm Pinsent Masons has been appointed to advise DONG Energy on the Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm. The Pinsent Masons' multidisciplinary team, led by energy and planning partner, Gareth Phillips, has been instructed to assist DONG Energy in securing development consent, with construction expected to take place between 2022 and 2025. "We […]

22 April 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA) has held the first meeting within the Offshore 2025 project which gathers offshore wind industry representatives in creating a strategy for development of full scale offshore wind demonstration sites in Norway. The project was initiated as a response to a recent white paper on the country's energy policy presented by the government, which according […]

20 April 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Galloper Wind Farm Limited (GWFL), the developers of the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm, have teamed up with EDF Energy’s Sizewell B nuclear power station to launch a new community fund in Suffolk. The Leiston and Sizewell Community Fund will be distributed over a seven year period. Over GBP 85,000 will be made available for community projects in […]

12 April 2016 Business & Finance

Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd (SMC) has appointed Sebastian Rae as its Business Development Manager. This is a new role for SMC, who provides marine consultancy services to the offshore energy, oil & gas and marine sectors, and Rae will be tasked with continuing to develop SMCs core business offering whilst also investigating potential new streams […]

7 April 2016 Business & Finance, Technology

Hexicon AB have secured new funds for the development of their floating offshore wind platform by receiving SEK 25 million (approx. € 2.7 million) through an oversubscribed issue of new shares. The share issue amounted to SEK 20 million (approx. € 2.2 million), and the company's Board has decided to execute an over-subscription option that amounted to […]

24 March 2016 R&D

A research by the University of Cape Town and Plymouth University suggests there is an appetite for renewable energy projects within island communities, but public and private sector bodies could face opposition if they fail to take local distinctiveness into account at the beginning of the planning process. The study, published in the International Journal of Marine […]

17 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

French researchers gathered around the Omdyn R&D project are working on developing dynamic umbilical cables which will find particular application in floating turbines. The project is dedicated to the development of the dynamic cables used in floating marine energy applications. The cables, which can be up to several hundred meters long, pose considerable technical challenges, notably biofouling, […]

16 March 2016

The engineering company BIIR has developed and supplied new equipment for the assembly of nacelles of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's 8MW turbine.  In connection with MHI Vestas' sale of offshore wind turbines, BIIR has developed various mounting wagons, which ensure that cases of the turbine nacelles can be placed correctly. The assembly takes place in Lindø Industrial Park, which […]

15 March 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

ESNA, a Norwegian designer of air cushioned catamarans and Surface Effect Ships (SES), has received grants totalling NOK 3.5 million (approx. EUR 370,000) to develop the next generation SES for offshore service operations. ESNA received a NOK 3 million grant from the Regional Research Council Agder, and a NOK 500,000 grant from Sørlandet Knowledge Foundation. The grants run from […]

14 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Sweden-headquartered Vattenfall has started development of the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm project off the coast of Norfolk, following the recent agreement with The Crown Estate to take the project into the planning process. Vattenfall and The Crown Estate have also agreed to develop the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas, with the development of this project expected to start in […]

10 March 2016 R&D, Technology

A team of US-based researchers has teamed up with industry representatives in developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines that uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in industrial-scale, offshore wind farms. Civil and environmental engineers Sanjay R. Arwade and […]

8 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Crown Estate has announced agreements with offshore wind developers ScottishPower Renewables, Vattenfall and DONG Energy, which have reconfigured or identified new projects within their respective Round 3 offshore wind development zones in UK waters. Following ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall’s announcement in August 2015 to independently take forward projects within the East Anglia Zone, both […]

26 February 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

The United States and Mexico have signed several agreements to strengthen ongoing cooperative activities on energy development, conservation and preparation for the impacts of climate change on the two countries’ shared natural resources. The agreements were signed on 25 February during the third round of the US-Mexico High-level Economic Dialogue (HLED) held in Mexico City. In […]

23 February 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The Carbon Trust is working as part of a consortium set up to progress the development of a tidal and floating wind energy test centre in the Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The Nagasaki Prefecture has been identified as a potential location for the offshore renewable test site, to not only take advantage of the region’s abundant […]

22 February 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

A British engineering consortium led by Kite Power Solutions Ltd (KPS) has secured a GBP 1 million grant from the UK Government’s Innovate UK Energy Catalyst to accelerate the development of its kite power generation technology. The GBP 1m Innovate UK grant will be used to scale-up KPS’s technology to a 500kW kite turbine and validate the […]

22 February 2016 Authorities

Representatives from the US offshore wind industry last week visited the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to offer their views on how BOEM could improve its renewable energy program. Representatives from Deepwater Wind, RES Americas, Fishermen's Energy, U.S. Wind, and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) requested the meeting to discuss industry comments responding to BOEM's Request for Information […]

28 January 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

The Lyngby-based start-up CEKO Sensors Asp is launching an optical accelerometer which could detect early signs of malfunctions in blades and potentially lead to reduced O&M costs, according to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The sensor can withstand extreme environments, and it contains no electrical components, which makes it ideal for the wind turbine market, DTU […]

28 January 2016 Authorities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has hired former senior adviser for offshore wind technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy, Gregory Matzat, to assist in the development of large-scale wind projects. The New York state's governor Andrew Cuomo recently committed to creating a USD 5 million New York Offshore Wind Master Plan, which […]

28 January 2016 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding a project under which a consortium of three British consultancies will support the Government of India in setting up its offshore wind industry. IT Power Consulting, CmY Consultants and SeaChange Offshore will deliver a 10-month long project that is focusing on the delivery of a concession competition process for new offshore wind […]

22 January 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has acquired project rights for OWP West offshore wind farm from Erste Nordsee-Offshore-Holding GmbH, a company owned by STRABAG and Northern Energy Projects. Information about the acquisition first appeared in late December 2015, after DONG Energy took over the project on 16 December, 2015, according to STRABAG OW EVS website. DONG Energy today confirmed to Offshore WIND that it had acquired […]

21 January 2016 R&D, Wind Farm Update

Whilst undertaking detailed seabed scanning for the development of wind farm projects in the East Anglia Zone, off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk, wind farm developers ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall uncovered something they weren’t expecting – an ‘uncharted’ wreck of a WWI German submarine, missing in action since 1915. At first it was […]

15 January 2016 Technology

GE Power Conversion has created a higher density power stack that will enable wind converters to remain small in size while delivering more power. The LV3 power stack has increased density, reaching 1250 amps compared to previous offerings of 1000 amps. Looking at the wind sector in particular, when implanted at the heart of GE’s LV3 converter, it […]

13 January 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) and Japan Wind Development (JWD) are planning to establish a JPY 50 billion (USD 423 million) fund to finance large-scale wind power generation projects, DBJ said in a statement. The fund, provisionally named Japan Wind Development Co., Ltd., is a 50:50 joint venture between DBJ and JWD, and it will […]

30 December 2015 Business & Finance

Swedish utility Vattenfall plans to invest EUR 5.5 billion in on- and offshore wind energy development by 2020, the company's Head of Business Area Wind Gunnar Groebler was quoted by German media as saying. The amount is equal to what the state-owned power company invested in wind power development in the past ten years. Vattenfall expects this investment […]