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21 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

Offshore wind developers Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have partnered with the University of East Anglia, Nautilus Associates and The Bridge Trust to improve learning and career opportunities in East Anglia, the UK. The parties have joined forces to form the STEM Coordination Hub dedicated to developing a solution to improve the learning experience […]

23 August 2018 Training & Education

The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching a campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs).

1 February 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Offshore renewable energy sector in Europe – including offshore wind, wave and tidal energy industries – could create up to GBP 72 billion of supply chain opportunities in anti-corrosion solutions and the development of new materials by 2050.

21 September 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

A group of fishing organizations, businesses, and communities, led by the Fisheries Survival Fund (FSF), has moved forward with its lawsuit to halt the leasing of a planned wind farm off the coast of New York.

9 August 2016 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Ministers have lodged an appeal against the Scottish Court of Session’s decision in favour of the petition filed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to review the consent by the Scottish Ministers for four offshore wind farms in the Firths of Forth and Tay, Mainstream Renewable Power, the developer […]

26 May 2016 R&D

Danish researchers have developed a new coating system which increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. Currently, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust to overcome blade erosion caused by heavy rain in harsh offshore environment.  LM Wind Power developed a new polyurethane coating protection system, and said the system significantly increases the reliability of blade […]

29 April 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Cape Wind Associates has filed a court appeal against the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board’s decision not to extend the company’s permit for two subsea cables that would connect a 468MW offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound to the mainland. The board decided not to extend the permit by May 2017 based on the developer’s inability to demonstrate that the project will enter construction phase by mid-2017, […]

4 February 2016 Technology

High Wind tested the Boom Lock system on a 6MW Senvion wind turbine blade, helping the blade be completely still in wind conditions of 15m/s average wind speed and gusts up to 20m/s. The test also proved the benefit of the intelligent guidance system on heavy loads like nacelles and towers, High Wind said. The Boom Lock is […]

15 January 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

Ireland can tackle its heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels by developing own indigenous and renewable energy resources, according to Dr. Eimear Cotter, Head of Low Carbon Technologies at Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).  According to the “Energy Security in Ireland” report published by SEAI, Ireland imported 85% of its energy in 2014, at a cost of […]

28 August 2015 Business & Finance

A group of Swedish onshore wind power companies have raised their voices against a separate new support system for offshore wind power. According to them, it is an expensive and unnecessary way to increase the share of renewable energy in Sweden, since the same benefits can be achieved through onshore wind power. Arise, Swedish developer of onshore […]

24 June 2015

The USA offshore wind developer, Fishermen’s Energy, will try its luck at the state Supreme Court to save its pilot project. The company is trying to build a 25MW wind farm comprising five turbines located three miles offshore Atlantic City. The project has already been rejected twice by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities […]

10 February 2015 Business & Finance

Associated British Ports (ABP) has decided not to challenge the Government’s approval of plans for the development of the £450million Able Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber. Able UK Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson said: “I am sure that across the whole region there will be a sigh of relief that this saga, […]

20 January 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Donald Trump is going to fight European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) again at the Scottish Court of Session, local media report.  Following last year’s rejection by the court, Mr Trump’s team filed an appeal, which is scheduled to be heard tomorrow and on Thursday. The U.S. billionaire claims that the EOWDC, comprising 11 wind turbines […]

19 December 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

On the recommendation of the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), in consultation with the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), have entered into an arrangement with respect to the capacity allocation for German offshore wind farms. The reason for this decision was an urgent motion by […]

18 December 2014 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

A major new collaborative project has been launched between ORE Catapult, wind farm owner/operators, wind turbine manufacturers, and academics at world-leading research institutes.  The Blade Leading Edge Erosion Programme (BLEEP) will coordinate industry wide initiatives to reduce the adverse impact of blade leading edge erosion on the operational performance of offshore wind turbines. The programme […]

28 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Stephen Kirkwood, an East Yorkshire wheat producer, has filed a complaint against Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) to the European Commission. The development of AMEP, which will be built to accommodate the deployment of large components for offshore wind farms in the North Sea and beyond, requires a site that will compensate for the loss of estuary land. For this purpose, 100ha […]

1 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Fluor has taken a second legal action in relation with Greater Gabbard offshore wind project, as the engineering company recently filed a lawsuit against Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC), requesting a compensation in an amount of GBP 250 million.  Fluor claims that it suffered significant financial losses due to low quality of ZPMC’s work, which reflected in delivery delays […]

14 July 2014 Wind Farm Update

North Coates Flying Club launched a petition to fight SMart Wind’s plans to build work compounds near the Club’s facilities, which would serve the cable-laying work at the Hornsea offshore wind project. The Club explained on its website: “The proposed development by Smart Wind would mean the erection of work compounds at the end of […]

4 June 2014 Business & Finance

While the East of England energy industry is poised for a massive portion of the £50bn capital investment over the coming decades, there are signs that the region’s businesses are already spending a small fortune to ensure they are properly prepared to fight for a slice of the cake. “There’s clearly tremendous confidence and professional […]

3 June 2014 Authorities, Environment

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held the 7th meeting of its Council in Abu Dhabi with a record number of country representatives. Delegates from 96 countries travelled to Abu Dhabi to discuss climate change, the socio-economic benefits of renewable energy, and ways to accelerate its deployment in developed economies. The Honorable Governor Deval Patrick […]

16 May 2014 Business & Finance

CTruk recently cemented its support of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association with a donation of £20,000 following the delivery of its second CWhisper SWATH workboat. The late naval architect Nigel Warren was heavily involved in the design of the first-in-class CWhisper SWATH, CWind Astute. Nigel fought bravely against MND but lost his battle before […]

16 May 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Donald Trump arrived in Aberdeen yesterday and once again vowed to fight European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, the STV news site writes. Mr. Trump has been leading a battle against the EOWDC for years, saying that it would ruin the view from his golf course at Menie. He said that the work […]

15 April 2014 Wind Farm Update

Opponents of the Navitus Bay offshore wind project claim that the project’s developers have given “incomplete, unclear and even misleading information” about the offshore wind farm during the consultation, The Telegraph writes. An application for Navitus Bay, a joint development of Eneco Wind UK Ltd (Eneco) and EDF Energy Renewables, was submitted last week. However, […]

17 February 2014 Technology

Siemens has developed an automatic fire detection and extinguishing system for offshore wind turbines. The first of these systems was recently installed at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the North Sea. A fire in a wind turbine can quickly turn dangerous for people and the environment, particularly if the nacelle or rotors catch fire, […]

11 February 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Scottish Court of Session has rejected Trump’s objection to a planned GBP 230 million offshore wind farm. The U.S. billionaire claims that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeenshire would ruin the view from his golf course at Menie. Lord Doherty said that he was “not persuaded that it could be fairly […]

10 February 2014

Despite announcing a substantial divestment programme, which included selling off several onshore wind farms, Spanish energy giant Iberdrola is still believed to be the world’s largest wind energy developer, with an operating portfolio of more than 13,830MW. In 2012, Iberdrola chairman Ignacio Galán, announced that its onshore wind assets in ‘non-core’ countries and other businesses […]