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6 June 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

The UK has the most economically attractive offshore wind resources in Europe which could be expanded to almost five times its current level by 2030, a new study shows.

20 April 2015

ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered seven Living Quarters and two Stairway Containers to TAGU Tiefbau GmbH Unterweser in Oldenburg. The containers will be used for the Gemini offshore wind project located 55 kilometers north of the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Dutch North Sea. Each ELA Living Quarter generates living space for two people with a shared sanitary unit […]

3 April 2015

About 722,000 MWh of renewable energy was produced by 181 turbines located in the Belgian part of the North Sea in the first quarter this year. The produced electricity at Thornton Bank, Belwind and Northwind wind farms was enough to power around 800,000 households in the same period. With a total installed capacity of 712 MW, […]

5 January 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

RenewableUK has highlighted new official statistics from National Grid which show that record amounts of clean electricity were generated by wind power in 2014. Wind generated enough electricity to supply the needs of more than 6.7 million UK households last year; a 15% increase on the amount generated in 2013 (up from 24.5 terawatt hours to […]

13 March 2014 Environment, R&D, Technology

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is continuing to work closely with colleagues based in its Grimsby coastal office, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the developer Dong Energy, to gain a better understanding of the concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. The MMO said […]

12 May 2011 R&D

  SCIENTISTS who have begun evaluating the power of the seas for the first time believe the Welsh coastline has enough energy to supply four million homes. And they believe the potential of sea power is so great that Wales could eventually become “energy self sufficient” and a world leader in marine energy technology. From […]

28 January 2011 Technology

Business energy customers in Kent could be using power derived from a wind farm within a few years. According to the Thanet Times, once... (energyhelpline) [mappress] Source: energyhelpline, January 28, 2011

7 January 2011

Some Martha's Vineyard households will soon be receiving smart appliances from General Electric as part of a pilot project, GE announced...   By Candace Lombardi (cnet) [mappress] Source: cnet, January 07, 2011

3 January 2011

A few years ago, Gavin Newsom made some noise about generating electricity underwater by installing an array of tidal generators under the... By Matt Baume (nbcbayarea) [mappress] Source: nbcbayarea, January 03, 2011

11 October 2010 R&D

Offshore renewable energy projects around the South West coast of England could generate enough electrical power for 5 million homes, more than double the domestic needs of the whole of the South West. These are among the conclusions from a study commissioned by the South West RDA (Regional Development Agency) into the potential for wave, […]

15 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Siemens has placed multi-million pound contracts with companies across the UK for the construction of the transmission infrastructure for the Moray East offshore wind farm. As the lead contractor for onshore transmission infrastructure construction works for the 950MW wind farm, Siemens has placed several subcontracts since work began in September 2018. BAM Nuttall has been […]

28 June 2019 Grid Connection

A minimum investment of GBP 2.2 billion is required between 2021 and 2026 to maintain and grow the north of Scotland transmission network, and a significant proportion of this investment will be aimed towards accommodating the growth in offshore wind in the north east, SSEN Transmission said in a recently issued draft Business Plan. There is […]

25 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance

Wind turbine maintenance company GEV Wind Power will make Rhode Island the home of its US headquarters. GEV will create approximately 125 jobs consisting of blade technicians, support staff and management. "Rhode Island is a national leader in offshore wind, and I'm thrilled that GEV Wind Power is choosing our state for its U.S. headquarters,'' said […]

19 June 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland. As the sole offtaker, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of Hywind Scotland’s total volume of 30MW. Hywind Scotland is owned by Equinor (75%) and Masdar (25%). The wind farm, […]

18 June 2019 Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has submitted the Norfolk Boreas Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the UK Planning Inspectorate. The application was submitted by Norfolk Boreas Limited on 11 June. The Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it. The acceptance decision on this application should therefore be made by Tuesday […]

3 June 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has officially started operations on the 1,214MW Hornsea One, the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The project’s first operational team of 32 set sail from Grimsby Royal Docks to the wind farm located 120 kilometres out to sea on 31 May. They are part of two shift-based teams that are responsible for […]

31 May 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

Gaditana de Chorro y Limpieza has won a contract to carry out coating works on the DolWin6 grid connection in the German North Sea. The Spanish company is in charge of the surface preparation and coating application of the offshore substation, jacket foundation, bridge connection, and offshore hook-ups and touch-ups after transport and installation. The […]

29 May 2019 Grid Connection

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has approved Ørsted and Eversource’s long-term power contract with National Grid for the 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind project. According to Ørsted, the 400MW offshore wind farm will power more than 270,000 homes in Rhode Island, which is circa 25% of the state's total electricity use. National Grid filed for […]

10 May 2019 Grid Connection

Siemens has appointed BAM Nuttall as the main contractor to complete the civils work on the onshore substation phase of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project, in Lincolnshire. The contract will see BAM Nuttall complete civil and building works including foundations for the transformer, shunt reactor and AIS equipment as well as constructing the […]

1 May 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]

10 April 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The UK Planning Inspectorate has completed the examination of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm. The Examining Authority will now compile a report comprising conclusions and recommendations in respect of the application. The report is then sent to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), who […]

22 March 2019 R&D

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for a more integrated offshore energy sector which includes closer links between oil & gas and offshore renewables, including offshore wind. The new project, for which OGA secured a GBP 900,000 grant, will focus on the mix of energy sources and storage solutions necessary for […]

15 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

Equinor Wind US has submitted a bid to provide New York state with renewable energy from its Empire Wind lease site located offshore New York and New Jersey. Equinor’s bid comes in response to the 800MW New York State Offshore Wind Power Procurement, the state’s first formal solicitation targeted to the newly developing US offshore […]

15 February 2019 Grid Connection

Ørsted and Eversource Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Con Edison Transmission to support the development of the transmission facilities needed to deliver the energy produced by the proposed Sunrise Wind offshore wind farm to the New York grid. The MoU also gives New York's transmission developer an eventual right to acquire the offshore portion […]

8 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has divested 50% of the Revolution Wind and South Fork offshore wind projects and two lease areas off the coast of New England, U.S., to Eversource. According to Ørsted, the divestment of 50% of the offshore wind assets took place at a purchase price of approximately USD 225 million. Revolution Wind is set to deliver […]

7 February 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Engie has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd to purchase 23.3% of the electricity generated from the 950MW Moray East wind farm. The PPA is for a 15-year period, starting from commercial operation of the wind farm which is scheduled to commence in 2022. Engie currently holds a 23.3% […]