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Osbit has delivered a hybrid monopile cleaning tool to Van Oord, designed to support the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has appointed Michael Simmelsgaard as head of the newly formed Business Unit Offshore Wind.
Statkraft is set to commence the formal divestment processes for its 40% share in the Sheringham Shoal and 30% share in the Dudgeon offshore wind farms. The company will commence the sale this month, with an aim to complete the transaction early next year, according to Reuters.
RenewableUK has urged the new UK government and opposition parties to put the development of renewables at the heart of energy policy, so that consumers can benefit from cheaper power.
Natural Power, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and SubC Partner have joined forces to launch www.Offshorewindspect.com – a new collaboration in offshore wind turbine inspections dedicated to reducing downtime.
Seacat Services and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have signed a 2-year charter deal to support early Operations & Maintenance (O&M) activity at the 336MW Galloper wind farm off Suffolk.
Mukran Port More than 210 wind turbines, 280 jacket piles, 70 jacket foundations, 60 transition pieces and 76km subsea cables have been transhipped via Mukran Port since 2014. During construction of the wind farms EnBW Baltic II, Wikinger, and Arkona, the port contributed with its infrastructure and extensive know-how to more than 1000MW of green offshore energy harvested in the Baltic Sea. Tailor-made solutions […]
Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) has started the first stage of export cable works for the Beatrice offshore wind farm at Portgordon near Buckie, as it plans to install the export cables beneath Portgordon Beach.
Integrated shipping services provider Clarksons Platou has consolidated its renewables experts into a dedicated global division to provide ship broking, market intelligence and commercial services specifically to the offshore renewables market.
German offshore wind farms generated 4.8 billion kWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2017, a 36.7 percent jump compared to 3.5 billion kWh of electricity generated offshore Germany in the first quarter of 2016.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has opened a new technology centre in Cumbernauld that will allow the energy industry to simulate real life conditions to test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in Great Britain.
The first stage of works for the Beatrice offshore wind farm's export cable is scheduled to start on 13 April at Portgordon, near Buckie, and will include installation of horizontal cable pipes, as well as underwater operations including diving, tunnelling and seabed preparation, according to the developer's notice to mariners.
After fulfilling one of the prerequisites for the sale of its 40% share in the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm by transferring the operator role to Statoil, Statkraft will commence the formal divestment process in June, together with that for its 30% share in the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.
International law firm Eversheds Sutherland acted for the Forewind consortium as Statoil and SSE increased their shares in the 4.8GW Dogger Bank offshore wind project after acquiring additional stakes from exiting consortium partner Statkraft.
Norway's Statkraft is pressing on with the strategy to sell its offshore wind assets; however, the energy company plans to continue to participate as an enabler of the development and operation of offshore wind projects in the UK through entering into power purchase agreements.
Scottish energy company SSE and Norway's Statoil have increased their share in the Dogger Bank offshore wind development after the companies acquired and equally divided a 25% stake from former consortium partner Statkraft.
Copenhagen-based engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll ended 2016 with a net profit of DKK 176.9 million (EUR 23.7 million), a 132% jump compared to DKK 76.3 million net profit reported a year earlier.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a EUR 38 million loan to Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority for investments improving the seaports’ nautical access and quay infrastructure.
DONG Energy yesterday revealed its ambition to increase the installed offshore wind capacity to 11-12GW at the end of 2025.
DONG Energy has decided to entirely phase out the use of coal as fuel at its power stations by 2023. Since 2006, DONG Energy has reduced its coal consumption by 73% and will replace it at the power stations with sustainable biomass to achieve the zero point.
DONG Energy expects to divest its activities within exploration and production of oil and gas before the end of this year.
Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures have announced the sale of their combined 75% stake in the 270MW Lincs offshore wind farm to UK Green Investment Bank Financial Services managed entities and the UK Green Investment Bank plc. The remaining stakeholder, DONG Energy, will keep its ownership share in the wind farm. Centrica holds a 50% […]
International classification society Bureau Veritas has published a set of guidelines to reduce and manage risk as ocean engineering requirements develop in the growing marine renewable energy sector. The guidelines, NI 631 “Certification Scheme for Marine Renewable Energy Technologies”, cover floating offshore wind turbines, current and tidal turbines, including sea and river turbines, wave energy converters, and ocean thermal energy converters […]
Ernst & Young (EY) has found that an average power and utility megaproject is delivered 35% over budget and two years behind schedule, with offshore wind and gas-powered generation projects suffering significantly less delays and cost overruns than water, hydropower, nuclear and coal projects. In its latest research on cost and schedule overruns on big infrastructure […]
Following the appointment of J.P. Morgan to asses the market conditions for a potential sale of its oil and gas business, DONG Energy is now reportedly in negotiation with Maersk over a merger of their fossil fuel units, as DONG is focusing fully on offshore wind and Maersk on transport and logistics. The merger would result in a […]
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) will launch its 20-point action plan to revitalise the UK coast in Parliament this afternoon. Called the Blue New Deal, the action plan identifies 20 priorities and outlines measures that could support up to 160,000 additional jobs and create GBP 7.2 billion of additional income in coastal Local Authorities. Marc Stears, Chief […]