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Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference has an overall theme for the new year. The OEEC 2018 theme is “Explore. Inspire. Transform.” The theme gives guidance to the conference program and serves as a conversation starter at various meeting places on the exhibition floor.
Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) has requested a permit from the Australian Government to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed offshore wind farm off the coast of south-eastern Victoria, which would have up to 250 turbines and a capacity of at least 2GW.
The UK Department for International Trade and NOF Energy will take 38 delegates from 24 companies from UK's offshore wind supply chain to Taiwan, aiming to build relationships between UK and Taiwanese companies and organisations.
The Danish Energy Agency has granted a permission to Sønderborg Forsyningsservice A/S to explore the possibility to develop an offshore wind farm in an area between Als and Helnæs in Funen.
This week, a Dutch offshore wind mission visited the Chinese provinces Guangdong and Fujian, as offshore wind in China is becoming more and more economically attractive.
A consortium of MARIN, Deltares, Witteveen + Bos, Vuyk Engineering and ECN has set up a Joint Industry Project to investigate the critical aspects in the transportation, installation and project logistics of gravity-based support structures for offshore wind turbines.
East of England companies looking at investing and expanding into the German offshore wind market can meet experts from Germany Trade and Invest at a ''Doing Business in Germany'' event which will be held at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft on 3 November. Germany Trade and Invest has partnered with OrbisEnergy to help establish itself as a partner for […]
115 participants from more than 60 companies from all parts of the offshore wind supply chain have gathered at the U.S. Offshore Wind Academy in Boston. Many Danish suppliers have also joined the two-day event which ends today, 30 September, to get an overview and understanding of the supply chain potential, and to link up with potential North American partners […]
Scottish SMEs have an ‘enormous opportunity’ to develop wind farm technology and exploit global markets thanks to a new programme giving access to the country’s leading researchers and testing facilities, according to Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. The Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of 12 Scottish universities offering Scottish SMEs and SMEs interested […]
Plans to grow the Manx economy by harnessing the Isle of Man’s natural resources to generate renewable energy have taken a significant step forwards. The Isle of Man Government has granted a survey licence to a local company to explore the possibility of developing a tidal array on an area of the seabed off the Point […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) to explore opportunities for commercial wave energy plants in Mauritius. Following on from the recently announced MOU with the Government of Seychelles, the collaboration agreement focusses on identifying the opportunities and development pathways for commercial wave energy plants in Mauritius, including their integration […]
Multi purpose support vessel, Stril Explorer, is set to arrive at Gwynt y Môr wind farm over the Easter weekend. The vessel is scheduled to undertake the removal of the 3 FLIDAR moorings on the seabed used as part of Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme. Since September 2012, Carbon Trust has conducted trials […]
Suzlon Group is about to start a study off the coast of Gujarat, India, to determine feasibility of setting up an offshore wind farm there, according to the country's media. The company plant to install an offshore wind farm of a total capacity between 100MW and 300MW. Furthermore, Suzlon could use offshore wind turbines from its subsidiary […]
ECN, XEMC-Darwind, TU Delft and Avent Lidar Technology are exploring the application of LIDAR technology for wind turbines. With a LIDAR system it is possible to accurately determine the speed and direction of the wind before it reaches the rotor of a wind turbine. Beside the validation of wind turbine performance, it is also possible to link […]
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a series of technology papers exploring the potential for power generation and other sustainable applications from ocean energy. The papers cover the main features and current status of four technology types: tidal energy; wave energy; ocean thermal energy conversion; and salinity gradient energy. Describing ocean thermal energy […]
FTI Consulting, Inc. released an FTI Intelligence report, the first of a series of data-driven publications evaluating competitive markets, policy, finance, technology and business models across the energy spectrum. The report, Innovative Financing of Offshore Wind, focuses on renewable energy and explores the significant potential for cutting the cost of energy from offshore wind power […]
An independent consultancy company Xero Energy has prepared a report, commissioned jointly by the UK and Scottish governments, which helps to unlock the huge renewable energy potential of the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland Islands. The new report identifies a series of actions to help deliver necessary electricity grid connections. It is part of ongoing, collaborative […]
SRM Projects, a Nanaimo based energy engineering firm, has recently been awarded investigative licenses for south Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows to explore the potential for tidal power development in the region. “We have been working with SRM for the past couple years, and the award of investigative licenses is a natural next step in the progression of […]
Ever since Atlantic Marine acquired the Atlantic Explorer, the ship has been constantly on charter. The vessel has moved literally 1000's of subsea boulders from a large wind farm site on the UK east coast this winter. The site is strewn with heavy boulders and even through the terrible North Sea Storms of 2013/14, the ship […]
The Isle of Man Government announced yesterday that they are seeking a consultant to assist with forthcoming expressions of interest and tenders for offshore wind farms in the Isle of Man’s territorial seas. In May 2013, Tynwald agreed that the Isle of Man Government would explore opportunities to develop potential offshore energy production in Isle […]
A group of Caithness and Sutherland businesses, including Wick Harbour Authority and Scrabster Harbour Trust, have travelled to Suffolk to look in detail at the services and facilities offered at the extensive offshore wind operations base which has been established there. The visit to Lowestoft was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) as part […]
North Devon Council and Torridge District Council are to explore the opportunities that a proposed large offshore wind farm, called the Atlantic Array, could make to the local area. During executive and committee meetings held this week at North Devon Council and Torridge District Council, approval was given for officers to go ahead and make […]
BLRT Grupp, one of the biggest industrial holdings in the Baltic States, and Gamesa, global technological leader in design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, through the intermediary of Energy Worldwide Holding, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore cooperation opportunities. The document confirms both companies' mutual interest in further detailed exploration of […]
Health Wales is highlighting the work of Welsh Crucible researchers – the cream of Welsh research talent. Dr Simon Neill explains his research into the impact of tidal energy and other sources of marine renewable energy " ANYONE living by the sea will be familiar with the twice daily rise and fall of the tides. […]
The pieces of what could one day change the whole electrical power industry in Florida don't look impressive. By James Kirley (tcpalm) [mappress] Source: tcpalm, October 17, 2011
It boasts the second highest tidal range in the world - now the speed and strength of the waters in the Severn Estuary are being examined... Read more (BBC) [mappress] Source: bbc, October 03, 2011