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The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]
The Dutch government has introduced the ‘Roadmap to wind energy at sea 2030’ (‘Routekaart windenergie op zee 2030’, source: Rijksoverheid.nl) which states where new offshore wind farms can be developed. New to be developed offshore wind farms that should generate 7.000 MW of electricity. However, is the emerging offshore wind industry ready for this major […]
The Danish Energy Agency is holding a technical meeting on site investigations for the Thor offshore wind farm tender. The event will take place on 13 May from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. local time at Denmark’s National Aquarium and will gather potential developers and relevant experts for the project. According to the Danish Energy Agency, the dialogue will […]
Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is expanding into the floating offshore wind sector with two new devices said to offer a solution to wind energy generation challenges in deep waters. The UK company stated that R&D of its wave energy device WaveSub brought to the development of the DualSub device, which captures […]
Explosive growth in the offshore wind sector and aggressive renewables targets in India are expected to drive a ten-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2% in the Asia Pacific region, excluding China, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. “Target compliance in India is likely to bifurcate the next decade’s outlook, […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]
Saipem has signed an agreement with KiteGen Venture to support the development, construction and commercialization of a high altitude energy kite. Patented by KiteGen, the technology facilitates the harnessing of airborne wind to produce clean energy with kites connected to a ground‐based generator that will produce up to 3MW of electricity. According to Saipem, the aim […]
Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]
DNV GL has awarded the University of Malta’s new offshore energy storage system with a Statement of Feasibility certificate. Before the allocation, the Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) concept underwent a high-level study, including an assessment of technical and commercial feasibility. According to DNV GL, the certificate confirms the technology to be feasible and thus suited for […]
The festive Opening Gala Dinner and Awards show will be back on 7 October 2019. With each edition the event becomes a greater staple in the industry. Join 450 high-level members from the whole offshore energy industry – it is a must attend event for all. The three Offshore Energy Awards will be handed out […]
Development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the 2GW Star of the South, has been stalled by Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s failure to sign off on an exploration license allowing a detailed assessment of the wind resource to commence, according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA). The Department of the Environment and Energy confirmed […]
An estimated 5-10% of the global workforce in wind energy is trained to GWO standards, according to the Global Wind Organisation (GWO). At the end of 2018, 74,432 persons, which represents a 65% increase, held a valid certificate for the training, the non-profit reported. In addition, 68 new GWO certified training sites were added last year, a 31% […]
Everyone who is interested or curious about a career in the maritime, offshore and energy sector can register for free as of 19 February to visit the Navingo Career Event on 23 May 2019. At the Navingo Career Event, career and development in this innovative sector come together. Visitors meet leading employers, participate in case […]
Experimental wind power developer Makani, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has partnered with the energy giant Shell to bring its energy kites to offshore environments. After five years of development at X and more than a decade of development in total, Makani is now an independent company and is partnering with Shell to expand […]
Wind energy has hit new records in Great Britain as 15.32GW of capacity was produced on Friday, 8 February, according to the UK National Grid. The 15.32GW provided 36% of Britain’s electricity demand between 12:15 and 1:45 p.m. local time beating the previous record of 15.04GW set on 18 December 2018. “At one of the […]
The potential for the use of blockchain within the energy sector is in focus of the third video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way. Blockchain remains a hard to understand concept. Some say it will change the way […]
Ørsted is the most sustainable energy company in the world and the fourth most sustainable company overall in Corporate Knights’ 2019 index of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Toronto-based Corporate Knights analysed more than 7,500 companies, mainly from the industrials, financial IT, consumer and health care sectors, against their global industry […]
Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, according to the new research by the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. Engineers and geoscientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde used mathematical models to assess the potential of the process, called compressed air energy storage (CAES). […]
Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a new public consultation on energy financing to better reflect energy industry trends and to enhance its support for the European Union’s 2030 energy and climate targets. Over the next three months, EIB will engage with stakeholders, including shareholders, industry associations, civil society and the private sector to develop […]
New Hampshire Governor Christopher T. Sununu has requested the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to establish an intergovernmental offshore renewable energy task force for the state. The purpose of the task force would be to facilitate coordination and consultation among federal, state and local governments on renewable energy commercial leasing proposals in federal waters […]
Just two to three offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 2GW could contribute to over two-thirds of Wales’ 70% renewable energy target by 2030 and putting Wales on course to achieve its carbon reduction goal of at least 80% by 2050, according to a new report released by the Carbon Trust. The scaling up […]
Siemens, Shell, and TenneT have proposed a new tendering model for offshore wind power in Germany which would be used to produce hydrogen.
Danish renewable energy specialist European Energy Group has ordered a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which once delivered will service the 21MW Sprogø offshore wind farm.
The Danish Government has appointed DNV GL CEO Ditlev Engel as Denmark’s special envoy for Climate and Energy until the end of September 2019.
Port of Cromarty Firth will invest GBP 30 million in a new quayside expansion, the port announced shortly after revealing its GBP 10 million contract for Moray East offshore wind farm.