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19 September 2018 Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

A partnership between gas platforms and wind farms could see more power generated - maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

9 May 2017 Business & Finance

Hollandia Offshore and Croonwolter&dros have formed a collaborative partnership to offer the operators of offshore wind farms an ‘all-in’ package.

2 February 2017 Business & Finance, Environment

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.

14 November 2016 Vessels

Increased investment in the offshore wind sector could spur demand for specialist vessels, according to Clarksons Research.  Bigger turbines and wind farms to be built in deeper waters are likely to drive a need for new, larger wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs), after investment in WTIVs reached its peak in 2010 with 13 contracted units. However, the requirement for installation jack-ups […]

20 September 2016 Technology

SeaRoc Group has launched SeaHub, a new communications and logistic data solution and an industry-first for the offshore wind sector, according to the company. The SeaHub system utilises the latest enhancements of its SeaPlanner software, which sets out to centralise, standardise, automate and make equipment easily deployable, subsequently reducing costs and ensuring safety for the people […]

5 August 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Dutch energy company Eneco Group recorded EUR 139 million profit after income tax , slightly less than the EUR 144 million made by the company in the same period last year, as a result of lower prices for gas and, to a smaller extent, for electricity. The group's grid operator, Stedin, and the energy company, Eneco, contributed more or […]

27 May 2016

While the European wind energy association (EWEA) welcomes the landmark agreement achieved at the United Nations Paris Climate Summit – known as COP21 – whereby countries will aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a level that will restrict the global average temperature to a rise ‘well below’ a 2°C threshold, the new EWEA Chief […]

10 June 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Canadian offshore wind developer Trillium Power has filed a spoliation motion with the Ontario Superior Court, scheduled to be heard by a Master of the Court on June 18th, the company’s CEO John Kourtoff confirmed to Offshore WIND. The latest legal action, added to their $500 million legal action, claims Ontario government officials have intentionally […]

7 May 2015 Business & Finance

In 2014, the average price for a megawatt hour of electricity in the Netherlands amounted to 41 euros, down more than 20 percent from 52 euros in 2013, TenneT reported.  These developments mean that market prices in the Netherlands and Germany are gradually converging. Whereas prices were equal in both countries for 19 percent of […]

27 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Renewable energy has become Scotland’s main source of power, new independent figures have revealed. Records from the first half of 2014, the most recent period for which data is available, show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source of power in Scotland. In total, the renewables sector generated a record 10.3TWh (terawatt-hours), […]

9 October 2014

The Dutch National Energy Report reveals that the objectives for renewable energy and energy savings have not yet been achieved, but the climate objective has, and employment in the energy sector is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy and savings.  Thanks to energy savings and the increasing production of renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions […]

24 September 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Evolution and Economics of Wind Power" report to their offering.  Chapter 1 The wind resource and global wind generating capacity Wind is the movement of air generated by the earth's rotation and by the heating of the atmosphere by the sun. The wind resulting is […]

18 September 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

Research and Markets has added the "Analyzing the Potential of Offshore Wind Energy - 2014" report to their offering. This research brings a complete in-depth focus on the global offshore wind energy industry in its report - Analyzing the Potential of Offshore Wind Energy. The report begins with an exploration of the importance of wind […]

14 May 2014 Technology

Internal combustion engines (ICEs) are a promising technology for supporting wind and solar energy, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds. Comparing different sources of flexibility for power systems, IEA says gas-fired ICE power plants are "very mature technology" and "cost-competitive to OCGTs" (Open Cycle Gas Turbines). Commenting on the alternative technologies, […]

18 March 2014 Environment, R&D

A 30% renewables target for 2030 would cut Europe's reliance on gas imports by almost three times as much as the European Commission's proposal for 27%, the Commission's own figures show. In a letter to EU foreign ministers, The European Wind Energy Association's (EWEA) chief executive Thomas Becker said that a renewable energy target of […]

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

After shutting down the gas-fired power plant in Morro Bay, Dynegy is considering an option of using the site to harness energy from the ocean, writes the Tribune. The power plant, which was operating since 1950s, was closed as it was not generating revenue. Now the Huston-based utility company is “looking into whether the technology […]

20 September 2013 Business & Finance

Delegates to the EEEGR2013 conference went home enthused by more evidence of the renewed dash for gas and a fresh blast of windpower to boost the East of England energy industry. Experts from three world-leading wind turbine producers agreed that the East of England was ideally placed to support the development of the massive wind […]

8 July 2013

Power generation from hydro, wind, solar and other renewable sources worldwide will exceed that from gas and be twice that from nuclear by 2016, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its second annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report (MTRMR).     According to the MTRMR, despite a difficult economic context, renewable power is expected […]

7 June 2013

Government and financial institutions around the world must pledge to invest at least US$40 billion (€30.6 billion) in renewable energy over the next 12 months as a way of fighting climate change, according to a campaign launched this week by the environmental NGO the WWF.  “We are running out of time,” says Jim Leape, director […]

3 June 2013 Operations & Maintenance

A brand new £1milion, state-of-the-art, offshore training centre was unveiled on 30th May 2013 at Newcastle International Airport, which will see up to 6,000 offshore workers trained every year in emergency fire fighting. The world-class facility has been developed by Offshore Training Newcastle (OTN) – a unique partnership of three of the North East’s leading […]

21 February 2013 Authorities

Norway’s role as one of Germany’s most important energy suppliers is to be further reinforced, as advocated by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a state visit to Oslo on Wednesday.  “It is my firm conviction that Norway will also play a role in future as an important pillar of the German gas supply, and we […]

23 January 2013

Steel River Consultants (SRC) has taken exhibition space at the RenewableUK Health and Safety Conference 2013. This is the first time that SRC has exhibited at the conference and the team is looking forward to showcasing their HAZID/HAZOP software and fire risk assessment capabilities. Steel River offers a fresh approach to a wide range of […]

15 January 2013

Roxtec seals provide complete safety solutions for long-term, cost-effective operational reliability for both Onshore and Offshore Wind Farms. The demand for speed, safety and long-term reliability is increasing on today’s wind farms, so the importance of a complete offering like Roxtec’s modular-based sealing system is ever-greater to fit into applications where cables and pipes exist. […]

9 January 2013 R&D

DNV KEMA has analysed changes in Europe and the impact on the Norwegian electricity market. The study is based on ‘Roadmap 2050’ and ‘Power Perspective 2030’ commissioned by the European Climate Foundation (ECF). DNV KEMA has conducted further analysis and simulated three scenarios. “The energy and power situation in Europe is changing. What opportunities and […]

21 December 2012

On Wednesday 2 January 2013, Fendercare Marine announces the launch of a new division, Fendercare Marine Equipment and Lifting Services, located at their Great Yarmouth base. Fendercare Marine, one of the world’s leading suppliers of marine products and services, opened their energy support base in Great Yarmouth in July 2012, initially providing support to offshore […]