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Germany’s leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]
The Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts has received a USD 15.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will be used for expanding and improving the infrastructure.
Shell New Energies has selected Taylor Hopkinson as the preferred recruitment partner for global offshore wind activities.
The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) has approved the expansion of the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test centers.
The Danish parliament will discuss the expansion of the Høvsøre and Østerild wind turbine test centers on 5 April, according to DTU Wind Energy.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Vestas Wind Systems have appointed Philippe Kavafyan to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Lars Bondo Krogsgaard to Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO) of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
The Port of Blyth is investing GBP 12 million in terminal infrastructure and the construction of new warehousing, as well as strengthening quays and installing new cranes.
World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and Korean Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) have signed an agreement which includes joint research on which success factors are important in order to boost the onshore and offshore wind market in Korea.
Scottish Enterprise has announced that it is contributing GBP 11.7 million to the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour, in addition to a loan of up to GBP 175 million from the European Investment Bank and the support of up to GBP 11 million provided by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils via the Aberdeen City Region Deal.
The Port of Esbjerg, a Danish offshore wind hub, expects increased activity towards 2030, both within existing and new business areas and is looking into the possibilities of further expansion to meet the demand.
Four German transmission system operators (TSOs) have presented the second version of the Offshore-Network Developement Plan 2030 (Offshore-Netzentwicklungsplan – O-NEP).
Cumulative installed wind power capacity will top 800GW by the end of 2021, with offshore wind establishing a firmer foothold outside Europe in the next several years, according to a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
German transmission system operators 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW have submitted the first drafts of the onshore and offshore network expansion plans (NEP and O-NEP) covering the period up to 2035 to the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).
In 2016, 818MW of offshore wind capacity went online in Germany, bringing the total capacity of offshore wind turbines connected to the grid to 4,108MW. However, further momentum could be inhibited by the federal government which has limited expansion to 500MW a year after 2020, according to a new report.
Aberdeen Harbour Board officially approved a GBP 350 million development plan to expand the habour last month, after receiving construction and dredging operations licenses from the authorities. Following the project go-ahead, Aberdeen Harbour signed a contract with Dragados UK for the construction of additional facilities at Nigg Bay to the south of the existing harbour. HR Wallingford, […]
Senvion Group is planning a listing of its shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange during the first half of 2016 to improve the company’s visibility as it moves into new markets, the German offshore and onshore wind turbine maker said in a statement today. The listing of the company’s shares on the regulated market segment (Prime […]
Aberdeen Harbour has appointed Pinsent Masons as legal adviser for its proposed Harbour Expansion Project. Pinsent Masons will advise on procurement, construction, funding, planning, environmental and property issues relating to the £410 million proposed project located south of the existing Aberdeen Harbour. The Nigg Bay facility is included in the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework 3 […]
With offshore wind farms DanTysk, Nordsee Ost, Borkum and Global Tech I alone, more than 2,000 MW of German offshore wind energy has been installed in the North and Baltic Seas. End of this year will see the installed capacity rise to more than 3,000 MW. This corresponds to the capacity of more than two large nuclear power […]
Mainstream Renewable Power, which has wind and solar farms across four continents and was recently granted permission to build two multi-billion pound offshore wind farms in the UK, has appointed former SIAC CFO Terry Ryan as Finance Director of its global operations. Ryan will oversee the company’s Finance and Corporate Finance functions as it sets out to […]
Nova Scotia Government is exploring adding another berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE). Energy Minister Andrew Younger made the announcement yesterday, Nov. 4, at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in Halifax. The province is in discussions with Ireland-based renewable energy development company DP Energy about installing a 4.5-megawatt tidal stream […]
Minesto has signed a Letter of Intent with Green Elements, a Chilean company that will develop a commercial plan for Minesto in the South Pacific region of South America. The purpose for 2014 and 2015 is to identify possible sites for electricity production and develop commercially viable projects together with Minesto focusing on private and […]
Proposed expansion of a Liverpool Bay offshore wind farm could trigger the setting up of an annual £250,000 community fund as well as investment and new jobs in Wirral’s energy sector. Dong Energy, one of Europe’s leading energy groups, has submitted proposals to expand its existing Burbo Bank wind farm. If the proposal is approved […]
50Hertz plans to invest billions of euros by 2023 to bring offshore wind power from Germany’s north, which is not quite industrialised, to the country’s south, which is very much industrialised but also powered by nuclear energy. Along with improvement and expansion of German onshore electrical network, the transmission system operator also plans to build […]
On Friday 20 June, Fendercare Marine opened the doors of its Great Yarmouth base to showcase its expansion of lifting products and services over the last two years. The Fendercare Marine Equipment and Lifting Services Open Day was attended by a wide array of existing and new customers, as well as members of the local […]
Merseyside marine firm SeaKing Electrical is spearheading an international export drive after signing a strategic partnership with a Spanish shipyard. The Birkenhead business, which has an £11million turnover, is globally renowned for its marine electrical engineering services. SeaKing Electrical managing director Dave Gillam said the firm has witnessed strong overseas growth in the last 12 […]
The wind farm project developer, PNE WIND AG, sees further prospects for an expansion of offshore wind energy on Germany’s coastline. In PNE WINDs opinion, the prolongation of the acceleration model for electricity generated by offshore wind farms as agreed in the coalition agreement concluded by the possible new governing coalition signals a will to […]