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9 November 2018 R&D

Renewable energy covered 38% of Germany’s gross electricity consumption in the first three quarters of 2018, an increase of three percentage points over the same period in 2017.

18 October 2018

The main driver behind the forecast that wind energy will become the largest power source in the European Union well before 2030 is the EU's decision to raise the 2030 renewable energy target to 32%, which has come as a result of the industry and government's conclusions that the 27% target set in 2016 is not enough, given the progress made within the sector.

8 March 2018

Cathie Associates have performed a study which enabled the reduction of noise in the water column created by monopile driving at the Arkona offshore wind farm site in Germany, the company informed after all the 60 foundations were installed.

7 February 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Aon is currently involved in several developments of offshore wind projects. Peter van den Brink, Aon Risk Solutions’ Industry Director for Energy and Marine Logistics in the Netherlands, sees challenges and opportunities in this fast-evolving market.

23 November 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has advised institutional investors on GBP 1.3 billion investment-grade bond acquisition of a 50% stake in Ørsted's 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm.

16 November 2017 R&D, Technology

Providing offshore wind developers with the best modelling data possible in the early stages of project development translates into significant cost reductions, according to Dr. Thor Ugelvig Petersen, Head of Department Ports & Offshore Technology at DHI Group.

25 October 2017

DONG Energy has appointed Jones Bros to help build new quayside infrastructure for the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm being built in the Irish Sea.

28 August 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Earlier this year, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) released the first wind index for offshore wind farms. The Fraunhofer IWES Offshore Wind Energy Index (FROENIX) helps with estimating the inter-annual power density variation at offshore wind farm sites.

14 August 2017 Authorities, Vessels

Danish subsea services provider JD-Contractor assisted the Copenhagen Police with a recovery of the 17-metre submarine - UC3 Nautilus - which sank in Koge Bay on Friday, 11 August, under suspicious circumstances.

5 July 2017 Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Leask Marine's vessel C-Fenna supported DeepOcean's Maersk Connector during recent work on DONG Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind project.

24 April 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

Macquarie appointed K2 Management to lead technical due diligence for the recently completed GBP 2.3 billion acquisition of the UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB)by a consortium led by the Australian bank.

14 March 2017 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

APEM has undertaken an aerial survey to assist Vattenfall in identifying an onshore cable corridor for the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard and the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.

21 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

UK Export Finance (UKEF) yesterday informed that it had helped BurntIsland Fabrications Ltd (BiFab) access finance to meet the terms of the contract for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, awarded to the UK steel structures fabricator by Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) in June 2016.

6 February 2017 Authorities, Vessels

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) Cromer station received a report from the Coastguard of a wind farm support vessel in distress off the Dudgeon offshore wind farm on Saturday, February 4, at around 5 am local time.

19 December 2016 Contracts & Tenders

Following the recent preliminary investment decision for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) project, Deutsche WindGuard (DWG) informed it has supported planning and optimisation of the offshore wind farm. Over the past few years, Deutsche WindGuard has carried out a variety of tasks including: technical support for the preparation of the wind turbine tender, wind […]

5 October 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, has secured what is believed to be the world’s first planning consent for a kite power technology test and development site. The application was made on behalf of Kite Power Solutions (KPS) for the test and development site to be located within the MoD West Freugh Range, operated by QinetiQ […]

19 July 2016

Principle Power and KIC InnoEnergy have entered a partnership which includes a EUR 4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy in bringing Principle Power's WindFloat to the market. The partnership encompasses advanced technology development and commercialisation, including engineering, third party analysis and certification, business development and dissemination. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018, following a […]

8 July 2016 Environment, R&D, Technology

Bergen-based StormGeo has launched a new weather forecasting service aimed at providing operators, owners and supporting agencies engaged in cable laying operations with tools to assess weather risks related to operations at sea and identify suitable weather windows for all operations. StormGeo’s Cable Lay Service provides a Common Operating Picture (COP) with an intuitive portal interface which allows users to control […]

16 June 2016 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

Germany's 8.2 Consulting AG has supported Quadran – Énergies Libres in the planned floating offshore pilot wind farm off the coast of the French region Languedoc-Roussillon by defining the Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) concept for the tendering phase. As the step from fixed offshore to floating offshore implies a technology and development leap […]

24 May 2016 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

London-headquartered law firm Linklaters has advised SSE Renewables, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and SDIC Power on the construction and financing of the GBP 2.6 billion Beatrice offshore wind farm. Linklaters advised on all aspects of the project, including on the GBP 1.9 billion debt financing, which involved 13 commercial lenders, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Danish export […]

28 January 2016 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding a project under which a consortium of three British consultancies will support the Government of India in setting up its offshore wind industry. IT Power Consulting, CmY Consultants and SeaChange Offshore will deliver a 10-month long project that is focusing on the delivery of a concession competition process for new offshore wind […]

18 September 2015 Business & Finance

The Government’s Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has been assisting Siemens in its active search for UK suppliers, particularly for its Hull factory on Alexandra Dock. Paul Savvides, Head of Procurement UK and Ireland, Siemens Wind Power, received support from Fred Mead of the UK Government’s MAS GROW: Offshore Wind Programme in identifying suitable manufacturing companies […]

27 August 2015

Corrosion prevention specialist Oxifree Global has secured funding from Octopus Investments enabling it to invest in expanding its offering within the offshore wind industry. The business will also supplement existing operations in Houston, Texas with additional facilities in Europe and the Far East. Ed Hall, one of the Founders and MD of Oxifree, said: “We are […]

21 July 2015 Authorities

An industry led sub-group of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) has recently provided recommendations to assist Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and Welsh Government in streamlining the marine energy consenting process in Wales. All marine renewable energy developments take place within a formal planning procedure which considers the impact of a new project on the environment and […]

9 July 2015 Vessels

Blue Water Shipping Brest has assisted French company Sabella SAS with installing their D10 tidal turbine on the seabed off Ushant Island, which is located 30 kilometers off the western tip of Bretagne, France. The installation of the tidal turbine took place during May and June and Blue Water Brest assisted Sabella on the full […]

21 April 2015 Vessels

Hamburg-based German Renewables Shipbrokers helped in bringing British freight ferry as accommodation vessel into the offshore renewables market. Up to 150 berths for offshore technicians at the windfarm “Nordsee-Ost” were provided by the freight ferry “European Seaway”. For this project the vessel operator, the British shipping company P&O Offshore Energy Ltd, carried out significant modifications […]