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  • 24 February 2017

    What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cyberhawk Innovations, an aerial inspection and survey company using drones for wind turbine inspection, has reported a strong growth of its wind division in 2016, due to increased demand from domestic and international markets.

  • 1 September 2020

    The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched consultation on marine renewables such as floating wind to see how the government could support marine energy projects. On 28 August, BEIS invited input from developers and other interested parties on how project costs could be reduced, environmental impacts minimised, and how supply […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    WindEnergy Hamburg was opened on Monday evening by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice-Chancellor of Germany. This is the premiere for WindEnergy at the Hamburg Fair site. “Wind power has established itself worldwide, both as an economically viable industry and as a major element in energy policy,” said Sigmar Gabriel. […]

  • 6 August 2015

    The Crown Estate has welcomed the UK Government’s approval of Dogger Bank Teesside A & B offshore wind project. Head of Offshore Wind for The Crown Estate, Huub den Rooijen said: “Today’s announcement marks a great success for the future of the UK’s infrastructure development and is testimony to the hard work of Forewind and the […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Cyberhawk Innovations, a specialist in aerial inspection and surveying using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), also known as UAVs or drones, has marked its busiest ever year in the renewables sector with the launch of a commercial scale inspection solution for wind turbine blades. This year, Cyberhawk’s work in the renewables sector has increased tenfold as […]

  • 26 June 2013

    With a history of serving the oil & gas industry dating back over 40 years, Danish steel manufacturer Bladt Industries A/S (Bladt) held all the essential knowledge and in house skills to take this experience into the offshore wind industry over ten years ago. It all started in 2002 when the company installed their very […]

  • 18 January 2018

    To bring the industry easily digestible, in-depth and on-topic market information Offshore WIND and the DOB-Academy have started to co-produce HORIZONS. These are two minute (tops) animated explanation videos on various topics like technology, market developments or finance. Offshore WIND and DOB-Academy strive to bring overview in this fast paced and growing industry. Follow this link for the first edition. 

  • 21 August 2014

    DNV GL (uniting DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification) will offer key insights into the most pressing issues facing the energy industry today and in the future at the CIGRE session for electric power systems in Paris between the 25th and 29th of August 2014 (stand number 355). “At a time of great […]

  • 4 October 2012

    TAG Energy Solutions believes the formation of norstec demonstrates the will of government and the industry to maximise the offshore wind opportunities, which exist in the North Sea. As one of the founder members of norstec, which was officially launched on 4 October at the Tate Modern in London, by the Secretary of State for […]

  • 18 April 2014

    Central Industry Group (CIG) announced a new repositioning and rebranding.  The group has renamed Vuyk Engineering Groningen to CIG Maritime Technology, Shipkits to CIG Shipbuilding and their German subsidiary Shippipe continues as CIG Piping Technology. This reflects their position within the supply chain. According to the company the rebranding exercise is part of CIG’s bigger vision […]

  • 26 December 2014

    Pontoon loaded with offshore wind turbine parts sinks off Germany A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea. The 35×11 meters large transporting pontoon sprung a leak while being towed from Stralsund towards Kiel by Bösch tug, and sank almost four kilometers northwest of […]

  • 18 January 2011

    Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley plans to introduce legislation requiring power companies to buy electricity from offshore wind farms…. (sustainablebusiness) [mappress] Source: sustainablebusiness, January 18, 2011

  • 1 September 2014

    NORCOWE’s yearly offshore wind conference Science Meets Industry Bergen will be held next week in cooperation with Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Last year’s event that was organized with Arena NOW, was attended by around 90 participants. This year’s event will take place at Hotel Grand Terminus in the center of Bergen on the […]

  • 23 August 2013

    It has become clear in the previous interviews with industry players that in certain areas of the offshore wind industry companies are ‘fighting’ over experienced and qualified people to fill their, mainly engineering related, job positions. They are not the only ones though. On an academic level, research departments of universities are also struggling to […]

  • 21 March 2011

    A Marine engineering firm has doubled its workforce and turnover in the past year after breaking into the expanding offshore wind market.   By Owen McAteer (thenorthernecho) [mappress] Source: thenorthernecho , March 21, 2011  

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The global wind power industry added 52.4GW of capacity in 2016 and 627GW could be added from 2017 to 2026, as MAKE expects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% for the period. However, the global outlook is heavily dependant on policy transitions and LCoE.

  • 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.

  • 28 September 2015

    Although it is nothing new for countries and companies to invest in renewable energy, it seems like this ‘alternative’ form of energy production grows faster  than ever. The IEA reported recently that renewable energy could surpass coal, nuclear power, and natural gas as the world’s largest source of electricity within only 15 years. That’s one […]

  • 6 October 2015

    The offshore wind industry is not really doing anything exceptional when it comes down to the basics. Wind turbine generators, WTGs, have been around onshore since one of the first electricity-generating wind turbines was built to power a holiday home in 1887 in Marykirk, Scotland. Offshore platforms were built in the early 20th century for […]

  • 18 October 2017

    The launch of the world’s first floating wind farm marked another milestone, not only for the floating wind technology but for the overall offshore wind industry.

  • 16 October 2013

    The world economy is showing signs of recovery after many years of being battered by the financial crisis. This is vital for the wind industry so that investments flow into the industry, and at the same time, transformation still continues. Announcements of investments in Dong Energy as well as Mitsubishi and Vestas joining forces are […]

  • 8 June 2010

    Soren Ditlev, head of MarketScape Renewable Energy, applauds this: “Our analysts have followed the developments around Gwynt y Mor closely, and we are exited about this major breakthrough.” MarketScape supports the offshore wind energy community with the Offshore Wind NewsCatalyst – a global business information service, offering daily intelligence for business professionals with a focus […]

  • 16 November 2012

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “Offshore Wind Industry Require Players from Different Segments to Suffice Huge Capital Requirement” to their offering. Offshore wind power has huge potential to become one of the major sources of energy, and will grow significantly during the 2012-2020 period because of the large projects […]

  • 3 April 2014

    RenewableUK says a new report which shows that investment in the British wind industry increased by nearly 50% last year to £3.5 billion provides more compelling evidence of the case to develop the UK’s excellent wind energy resources. The study “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013” by the independent Pew Charitable Trusts, says investment […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) are set to be upgraded to give pilots between 6 and 30 seconds of additional warning of a potential collision with an obstacle, terrain or water, according to HeliOffshore. Plans to implement the upgrades have been formulated as a result of HeliOffshore’s collaborative efforts involving aircraft manufacturers, operators, and regulators, […]