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International marine and engineering consulting firm LOC has appointed ex-Head of Engineering at BP, Ian Cummins as its new Energy Projects Development Director.
The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 is now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies.
UK-based consultancy companies ITPEnergised and Xero Energy informed on 31 May that they had merged to provide environmental, grid, electrical and engineering services to the energy, transport, property and construction sectors in the UK and overseas.
The changing energy climate offers challenges for all industries within the whole energy mix. Tackling these challenges will mean new technologies, more (cross-sector) collaboration and increased innovation. Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference offers companies from oil, gas, marine energy and offshore wind a platform to meet, discuss and showcase in an international environment. Offshore wind naturally plays an important part in the event.
China Merchants Heavy Industry will start building OOS Energy’s two newly designed jack-up vessels later this year. The new multi-activity units (MAUs) will be capable of handling offshore wind installation and oil & gas decommissioning operations.
North Highland Initiative has posted a photo of a batch of Beatrice wind turbine towers lined up and the Ro-Ro vessel Rotra Mare anchored alongside the Nigg Energy Park site, where Siemens Gamesa has set up its pre-assembly area for the project.
ScottishPower Renewables has awarded UK-based CPower Energy with a preferred supplier contract for the provision of commissioning personnel for the 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm.
The annual Offshore Energy Awards, which will be presented during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 (OEEC) in Amsterdam, are officially open for nominations.
Boskalis has presented its integrated service portfolio for the offshore energy market under one single brand name.
GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies.
Ampyx Power, a Netherlands-based developer of airborne wind energy technology, has published a report with the results of a research into the offshore floating application of its system, performed by a consortium of Ampyx Power, ECN (Energy Research Centre Netherlands), MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and Mocean Offshore. The consortium researched the offshore application of floating […]
Ørsted and Good Energy Group have signed a renewal of an agreement under which Good Energy Group will source offshore wind power from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm for its customers for a further two years.
Sierra Club’s New Jersey chapter has voiced its opinion over the 24MW Atlantic City Wind Farm after a bill reviving the pilot project was approved by the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee on 22 March. The organisation is looking at the project as not being the best option to reach the state’s offshore wind targets.
On Saturday, 17 March, wind farms across the UK reached a record output of around 14GW, supplying approximately 37% of the country’s electricity at one point during the day, according to data from Drax Electric Insights.
Bay State Wind has entered into a Letter of Intent to work collaboratively with Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions on developing an energy storage solution for its 800MW wind / 55 MW – 110 MWh energy storage combined project offshore Massachusetts, US.
Copenhagen-based European Energy Group has acquired the 21MW Sprogø nearshore wind farm in Denmark.
SeaRenergy has completed a two-year contract for the Veja Mate offshore wind farm, under which it had provided construction site safety services including the provision, installation, maintenance and recovery of five cardinal marker buoys and three mooring buoys.
The largest European event covering the whole offshore energy mix, Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference recently opened the floorplan for 2018. Interested parties can go online to book the best spot on the floor. With oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy all assembling at this event, OEEC creates the ideal place to display […]
WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has said that developing 10-20MW offshore wind turbines will be key to unleashing Europe’s offshore wind energy potential and will help the EU meet its Climate and Energy objectives. WindEurope’s central scenario projects 70GW of offshore wind energy in Europe’s energy mix by 2030, which would meet 9.7% of electricity consumption.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) has voted to modernize Europe’s electricity markets by approving the recast Electricity Directive & Regulation, two of the main files in the Clean Energy Package. According to WindEurope, priority dispatch, which guarantees renewables are injected first into the grid, will continue to apply to existing wind […]
The former UK Defence Secretary and former Energy Minister, Sir Michael Fallon MP, will look into local content in the UK offshore wind sector and evaluate the effectiveness of the Government’s UK content policy, with the analysis and conclusions on the matter to be published in a report commissioned by Wilton Engineering.
MHI Vestas has awarded Boston Energy with three Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Statutory Inspection contracts in the UK, commencing in early April 2018.
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo has directed the Office of Energy Resources to work with the state’s utilities to issue a procurement for up to 400MW of clean energy by this summer.
A start-up from the University of Malta is developing a floating energy storage system that uses pressurised seawater and compressed air, and can be integrated directly into a platform of a floating renewable energy device such as a floating wind turbine.
Ørsted and the US utility Dominion Energy have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the 12MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.
On 24 January, Maine Governor Paul LePage issued an executive order setting up the Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission and placing a moratorium on new permits to wind energy projects until the newly-established commission releases its report after studying the economic impact wind turbines have on tourism.