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Lessons learned over the past decade as the UK offshore wind industry has expanded - from around 50 turbines in 2004 to 1,183 turbines today - have not yet contributed to a commensurate reduction in the cost of discharging consent conditions, highlighting that economies of scale have not been achieved as expected, and emphasizing the […]
The world’s largest tidal power development, which will be installed in the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth, secured a funding package of over £50m and the construction of the first phase will now begin. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is backing the MeyGen project with a £3.3m grant. Calum Davidson, HIE Director of Energy and Low […]
In Europe, many offshore projects are planned for deeper waters further from the shore, which requires sailing speeds of up to 13 knots and jacking capabilities for water depths of up to 60 m. Most of the specialised vessels now in operation are classed by GL. GL has accumulated an unrivaled pool of knowledge as […]
The three months Bluewater Wind bought to try to salvage its offshore wind-power contract with Delmarva Power has not brought the change in federal law the developer had hoped for, industry observers say. But it's anyone's guess what will happen when Bluewater and Delmarva reach a key deadline in their power-purchase contract in less than […]
Germany's decision to exit all of its nuclear power plants marks a clear win for renewable energy, according to Matrix, which highlights a... By Benjamin Chiou (sharecast) [mappress] Source: sharecast, May 31, 2011
SeaEnergy plc, formerly Ramco, has revealed that RWE npower renewables wishes to exit the Inch Cape wind farm project.RWE were part of a... [mappress] Source: bfnnews, May 20, 2010;
The last of 84 offshore wind turbines was commissioned at the 588MW Beatrice, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, on Wednesday, 15 May. This marks the end of offshore construction on the project in the Outer Moray Firth which has been completed on time and under budget after three years of construction, SSE said. The final […]
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure New Markets Fund I K/S (CI NMF I), which will invest in renewable energy infrastructure targeting primarily Asia and Latin America. The new fund reached the first close of USD 700 million on 9 May and is expected to achieve its final close with […]
The Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court has upheld Ørsted’s claim that it has the right to use the Ørsted name. To remind, the Danish offshore wind giant changed its name from DONG Energy to Ørsted in October 2017, following the sale of its upstream oil and gas business and the decision to shift to green energy. The name represents the company's reference to […]
The second edition of Offshore WIND Magazine will be out at the beginning of June. As this edition is bound for Seawork 2019 in Southampton and Global Offshore Wind in London, it will have a significant UK focus with an in-depth look at offshore wind developments in the country and the potential threat of Brexit. […]
Senvion GmbH has filed for self-administered restructuring proceedings after refinancing discussions with lenders have so far not come to a positive conclusion. These preliminary self-administration proceedings relate to Senvion GmbH as well as its subsidiary Senvion Deutschland GmbH. The objective of the proceedings is to allow Senvion to proceed with the transformation process that was […]
The long-term success of offshore wind is being put at risk by restrictions on access to wind turbine performance data that prevent operators from reducing operations and maintenance costs by up to 30%, according to ONYX InSight. Better access to turbine data allows operators to not only reduce their operational costs, but to also generate […]
The implementation of U.S. offshore wind targets will not be as simple or, potentially, as green as it may seem since certain issues can "cause a bottleneck in the supply chain", according to research by Yale University. Researchers from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies challenged the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) offshore wind plans, focusing specifically […]
By Stefano Santoni – Product & Market Manager, Wind Energy & Heavy Duty Division – DAVI. According to the report of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the global offshore wind market experienced a growth of 4.49GW of new capacity in 2018. The Global Wind Report acknowledges that nowadays there’s a total of 23GW of offshore […]
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 […]
Wind turbines rated 8MW or higher comprised more than 40% of offshore order capacity in 2018, with MHI Vestas accounting for 64% of this ratings segment, according to new research by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The Global Wind Turbine Order Analysis: Q1 2019 report writes that the industry announced almost 8GW of offshore order capacity in 2018, […]
By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has called on the government of Taiwan to rethink proposed changes to the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for offshore wind projects to avoid the costly lessons made by other markets that pursued a similar approach. GWEC has released new data with supporting examples from the French and German offshore markets that […]
Principle Power The WindFloat technology is an efficient, semi-submersible platform that comprises three stabilising columns with water entrapment plates, and a system to control flow of ballast fluid between internal volumes. The system is designed to work with any commercial offshore wind turbine which is mounted on one of the three columns to minimize material requirements and reduce structural complexity. Due to its shallow draft and […]
The NEMO interconnection link between Great Britain and Belgium is entering the commissioning phase.
MHI Vestas will increase annual production at its nacelle factory in Lindoe, Denmark, to keep pace with offshore wind turbine demand, and is kicking off a recruitment process for 50 new employees.
Britain's total capacity available from renewables has overtaken fossil fuels for the first time, according to the latest Drax Electric Insights report.
The fourth quarter of 2018, is, atypically, seeing surging demand for offshore wind crew transfer, according to offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, as it reports its latest operational figures.
OffshoreWind.biz on Tuesday live-streamed four talk-shows from the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam with the central theme titled “Accelerating energy transition by new functions on the North Sea.” You had a chance to watch the gripping discussions on carbon capture and storage, offshore wind & hydrogen, electrification of offshore platforms, etc… OffshoreWind.biz […]
TenneT has awarded the Oldenburg-based LMR Drilling GmbH with a contract to carry out the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) sea defense work for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore grid.
Predictive analytics provider ONYX InSight has signed a contract with EDF Renewables to provide predictive maintenance services at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm.