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Emden. The Bard Group and the Spanish Gamesa have terminated their negotiations over a possible co-operation. This was communicated by both companies in corresponding declarations. “We have learned from the talks, that our positions on the conditions of a co-operation in the offshore area were too far apart”, said Heiko Ross, Managing Director of BARD […]
Ørsted has entered exclusive discussions regarding a 50% farm-down of the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Mainstream Renewable Power is currently in arbitration with the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) over the terms of its CfD contract for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the outer Firth of Forth, Scotland. The project has supposedly lost the CfD due to an ongoing judicial review requested by the Royal Society for […]
In its annual results for 2015, Mainstream Renewable Power marked the sale of the Hornsea Project One to DONG Energy in Q1 2015 as part of its strategy to exit the offshore wind market. The company, which reported a profit after tax of € 96.0 million in 2015 (compared to a loss of € 46.6 million in […]
Mainstream Renewable Power is in exclusive discussions with a consortium led by power company InterGen to take its 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to financial close and into construction. The consortium also includes Siemens Project Ventures, The Marguerite Fund and Infrared Capital. Speaking today at the Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow, Mainstream’s […]
Mabey Bridge has proposed closure of its Renewables division in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, after failing to sell it since December 2014. "Following contact with over 50 companies from the UK and abroad, receiving expressions of interest from a number of them, we have been in exclusive discussions with one organisation for the last 3 months. However, […]
For a long time, the development of offshore wind was little contested by other sea uses in the North Sea. Whilst there were objections from fishermen due to limiting their access to sea space and tourism representatives concerned by visual impacts on the coast, few spatial conflicts were the order of the day. But […]
Ørsted and Naikun Wind Energy Group have decided not to pursue further a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia, Canada, and to end partnership discussions.
Tokyo-based Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) and ENGIE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to a non-exclusive collaboration for power projects, particularly in large-scale commercial offshore wind projects.
UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services Limited (GIBFS) has announced that it executed a Second Close on new commitments of £355m for the Offshore Wind Fund, bringing total committed capital to £818m and nearing its £1bn target. This makes the GIBFS-managed fund the largest renewable energy fund in the UK. Second close investors include Swedish […]
ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall have agreed to independently take forward offshore wind farm projects within the East Anglia Zone. This follows on from industry-wide changes agreed with The Crown Estate, which will see ‘zone development agreements’ replaced with project specific agreements. ScottishPower Renewables intends to focus on developing projects in the southern area of […]
The Crown Estate has announced today the first series of agreements reached with offshore wind developers, including EDF Energy Renewables, Eneco Wind UK Limited (Eneco) and Forewind Limited, to replace their previous zone development agreements with project specific agreements. Since the award of zone agreements in 2009, developers have had exclusive rights to areas of UK […]
Dr Katelijn Van Hende from the University College London in Australia has published a book on offshore wind in the European Union. In the book titled "Offshore Wind in the European Union. Towards Integrated Management of our Marine Waters" Van Hende talks about the issues behind the planning, permitting and licensing of offshore wind farms and grid […]
Being awarded the concession to develop three French offshore wind farms is not only a great opportunity for EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) to further expand its renewables portfolio but also a great opportunity for the country's industrial sector and offshore wind knowledge base. Offshore WIND interviews Béatrice Buffon, EDF EN Deputy Chief Executive Officer, […]
Stonehenge Metals Ltd has successfully completed its due diligence in relation to the option agreement with Protean Energy Limited. The only completion pre-condition remaining is the execution of the formal transaction documents, which along with final completion, is expected to occur within the next 7 days. The agreement with PEL grants Stonehenge an exclusive 24 […]
Alstom signed an exclusive partnership agreement with BFG France yesterday at the Thétis trade fair in Cherbourg. The agreement covers the supply of composite structures to produce the nacelle casings for Alstom’s Haliade™ 150-6MW wind turbine. The agreement was signed within the framework of the second call for tenders to manufacture offshore wind turbines and […]
It is official: Areva and Gamesa are entering into exclusive negotiations to create a 50/50 joint-venture company in the field of offshore wind power. The companies announced this yesterday via official press release, just a couple of days after the rumors about their joint venture had come out in the media. They stated that, from […]
More than 200 senior level wind industry executives – already comprised of operators, OEMs, ISPs and technology specialists – have begun to engage with one another in preparation for their arrival at the 6th International Onshore and Offshore Wind O&M Forum (27-28 January 2014). Delegates are geared up to gain exclusive insight into the very […]
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, together with SAM Electronics, SCHOTTEL and Zeppelin Power Systems, have delivered an integrated power and propulsion package for “M/V Innovation”, one of the largest and most innovative offshore wind turbine installation vessels to date. The consortium of globally renowned marine specialists provided both shipowner and shipyard a single-source solution for all […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (CWE) announces that it has been advised by Water Corporation that it wishes to progress discussions for up to 2MW of renewable energy supply for Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) exclusively with Carnegie. The Water Corporation is open to either a short term or long term electricity supply […]
Community councillors in Dunbar have been updated on the progress of a proposed £1.2 billion offshore wind farm in the outer Forth estuary. Mainstream Renewable Power plans to start construction on the Neart na Gaoithe (Gaelic for 'strength of the wind') wind farm about 30 kilometres north of Torness by 2015. having been granted exclusive […]
The Crown Estate and SeaEnergy PLC are pleased to confirm developments concerning SeaEnergy Renewables Limited’s (SERL) interest in the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm (Inch Cape). In February 2009, The Crown Estate awarded the Inch Cape site to a consortium comprised of SERL, SeaEnergy’s 80% owned subsidiary, and RWE npower renewables as a part of […]