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13 June 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Offshore crew transfer specialist Rix Sea Shuttle has doubled the passenger capacity of one of its vessels to fulfil a contract at Scotland’s largest wind farm.

15 August 2016 Business & Finance, R&D

UK participants of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme can rest assured that the approved projects applied for before the UK leaves the European Union will not be affected by the so-called Brexit, as the UK Treasury will underwrite funding for those Horizon 2020 projects. British businesses and universities will have certainty over future funding and should continue […]

22 July 2016 Wind Farm Update

Even though Vattenfall yesterday informed it made a final investment decision to build the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), this did not mark an end of the fight against the project for Donald Trump, whose company Trump International Golf Links said it will file “formal written objections” in an effort to stop the project's construction.  Trump plans to start another […]

24 June 2016 Business & Finance

With the UK referendum result to leave the European Union, along came reactions discussing effects of the country's move, including those from the offshore wind sector, where the UK is at the forefront. According to BVG Associates' Director, Bruce Valpy, the implications for the UK as a whole will be known after the exit negations, which could take at least […]

29 September 2015 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

On August 31, Fabricom completed the Offshore Wind Modification Services for the Princess Amaliawindpark. All 60 wind turbines have been provided with a bearing package, which consists of 2 steel supports, a rubber bearing, a top and bottom plate. The steel supports have been welded to the inside of the foundation of the wind turbines. […]

6 April 2015

The threat of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the marine environment never completely goes away. The types of munitions that might be encountered in the North Sea today consist of High Explosive (HE) bombs and sea mines, which are there not only as a result of military activities associated with both World Wars, but also extensive […]

25 February 2015 Environment, R&D

Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea (DEPONS) project has yielded some preliminary findings on the effect of offshore wind farm construction on harbour porpoises. "Although the results should be considered preliminary, the patterns generated by the current version of the DEPONS model did not suggest any clear, long-lasting effects of pile-driving […]

30 October 2014 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

In the North Sea, off the Belgian coast, Alstom has installed its first Haliade turbine within the Belwind facility. Jan De Nul Group earlier installed the rock scour protection around the jacket foundation of the turbine with its Fallpipe Vessel ‘Simon Stevin’. This time, the ‘Simon Stevin’ returned to the wind farm to install a 33kV […]

6 March 2013

Even though offshore wind plans got moving more rapidly in the last few months, there are still no offshore wind turbines “blowing” energy into the United States’ homes. While Europe and China are leading in this energy sector, there are top four reasons why the U.S. did not put any wind turbines off its shores […]

7 February 2013 Business & Finance

The wind industry is facing tough times, as many industries in the ongoing economic crisis are, but what do industry leaders think are the consequences of this difficult period? The question of whether or not consolidation is or will be taking place in wind energy was key for the six CEOs sitting on the high-level […]

10 January 2013

Canadian tidal turbine developer Clean Current Power Systems continues with its effort to develop tidal energy projects in Nova Scotia, after the recent announcement that the company and its partner Alstom terminated their licensing agreement to install a 1MW tidal test turbine near Parrsboro in the Bay of Fundy. Clean Current Power Systems is developing […]

21 December 2012 Authorities

Governor Martin O'Malley said that he has delivered on some goals, unfortunately energy and transportation are not on that list, writes Maryland Reporter. Energy use per capita has declined by 5% due to recession, but the goal was not to bring it down by 15% by 2015. Renewable energy targets of 25%by 2022 are also lagging. […]

16 August 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a “Does Not Exceed (DNE)” determination for the proposed construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. The FAA completed an aeronautical study and has determined that the proposed construction of the 130 wind turbines, individually and as a group, has no effect on aeronautical operations. Therefore, the […]

21 February 2012 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The wind farm proposal introduced by Gov. Martin O’Malley has not been supported by the Senate Finance Committee since its members believe offshore wind will impose financial challenges on the consumers. O’Malley perceives wind as one of Maryland’s most abundant sources of energy and according to his estimations ratepayers will not have any increases in […]

2 June 2010 Authorities

The wind off of the Atlantic coast of the U.S. is considered the “Saudi Arabia of Wind.” Virtually all the East Coast governors have joined... [mappress] Source: projo, June 01, 2010;

28 May 2010 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

Postgraduate student Nathalie Kolasa who is currently studying for an MSc in Management at the Ashcroft International Business School (AIBS) at Anglia Ruskin University has secured a research project with a difference – she is set to work with the London Array offshore wind farm project. Nathalie approached the London Array project and has successfully […]

27 May 2010 Authorities

There is nothing to suggest that Denmark lags behind other countries as an investment country for offshore wind turbines as Børsen wrote the19 May 2010. Within the last to three years we have commissioned or committed to new wind farms, which more than triples our electricity capacity at sea, Climate and Energy minister Lykke Friis […]

18 July 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind industry must quickly respond to a changing global risk profile in order to avoid large-scale financial losses, GCube Insurance said. As the offshore wind sector expands globally, prices fall, and technology evolves, asset owners and investors are becoming increasingly exposed to technical and supply chain risks, alongside natural catastrophe and extreme weather, the renewable […]

17 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

German offshore wind industry associations have called on the government to launch a special tender before the end of the year and offer up to 2GW in capacity to be developed. The industry representatives from BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB said that ''the industry now needs reliable, long-term framework conditions. This involves […]

26 June 2019 Business & Finance

The global offshore wind sector has the potential to grow to 200GW of capacity by 2030, according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The Global Offshore Wind Report includes a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario which does not incorporate further technical development or opportunities and an upside scenario which captures the additional market potential. […]

18 June 2019 Technology

GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today's offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]

10 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Cowes-based offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has secured long-term extensions to its vessel support contracts with Siemens Gamesa at the Galloper wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. Building on a pair of two-year operations and maintenance (O&M) charter agreements signed in 2017 for vessels Seacat Vigilant and Seacat Liberty, Siemens Gamesa has now […]

7 June 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved the increase in the maximum generating capacity of the East Anglia THREE offshore wind project from 1,200MW to 1,400MW. The Secretary of State has also approved the requests made by East Anglia Three Limited for the number of gravity base foundations at the […]

4 June 2019

We are proud to announce Offshore Wind Conference 2019 will officially be opened by DEME Offshore Managing Director Hugo Bouvy. As the world transitions to lower-carbon energy solutions the energy industry needs to determine: what makes commercial and environmental sense and how does offshore wind fit in? Find out during Offshore Wind Conference. Join the […]

3 June 2019 Industry Contribution

By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

23 May 2019 Authorities

Maryland's Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), recently passed by the state's General Assembly, is set to become law, but without the signature of governor Larry Hogan. In a letter to President of the Maryland Senate Thomas V. Miller Jr., Hogan states that Senate Bill 516 is not clean and affordable enough and will not produce the […]