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  • 16 May 2013
    Authorities

    The first meeting of the new offshore wind sector council will take place today co-chaired by Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer (CCO) of ScottishPower and Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon. The meeting comes as government and the industry prepare to deliver the offshore wind industrial strategy which will be published in the coming months. […]

  • 8 June 2010
    R&D

    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 […]

  • 30 June 2010
    Training & Education

    Exclusive from Offshore wind 2010 conference in Liverpool. David Still, managing director of CBE talked today on Offshore Wind 2010 Conference about building the industry and offshore wind supply chain. Supply chain is all about timing, we can’t relie on given time frames. He also added they are building the Britannia 10MW turbine which is […]

  • 28 January 2011
    R&D

    Wind energy has become the most widely adopted source of renewable energy around the world, with approximately 300,000 wind turbines installed globally, representing an aggregate generation capacity nearing 200 gigawatts. In 2009, wind energy accounted for approximately 2.1% of the total electricity generated worldwide and 55% of electricity generated from renewable sources. Despite its considerable […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Wärtsilä Corporation announced today that it expanded into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants. Wärtsilä’s offering consists of seals, bearings and associated equipment for hydro installations, including hydropower, tidal power and offshore wind. These are complemented with a wide range of […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]

  • 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, […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    The recent developments in China on the policy front, local stakeholder ambitions, and project developments indicate a shift towards growth in the country’s offshore wind market, according to a new report by Quartz+Co and MEC Intelligence. In the past five years, offshore wind has become the fastest growing clean energy technology in the Northern Europe. […]

  • 30 May 2011

    China’s wind power output rose more than 60 percent to 18.8 billion kilowatt-hours in the first quarter of 2011, growing 30 percent to 50… (peopledaily) [mappress] Source: peopledaily, May 30, 2011

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    China is lagging behind its plans to build 5 GW of offshore wind power by 2015. Having only 10 per cent of that capacity realised, China is three years behind its schedule, according to Bloomberg. In 2011, the Chinese government set the 5GW goal for the next four years which would secure enough clean power […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    South Korea is going to invest around 1 billion US dollars into research and development of energy industry, reports Xinhuanet The ministry planned to give support to several sectors such as solar power, offshore wind power, fuel cell and solar photovoltaic cell sector, to help them expand in overseas markets. It is also planned to […]

  • 17 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Handling over 150 complete wind turbines units in the last five years, the operator of one of Scotland’s premier deepwater ports, Cromarty… [mappress] Source: maritimejournal, May 17, 2010;

  • 13 January 2012

    The last major economy in Europe that is not a member of the offshore wind club is due to knock on the clubhouse door this year. France will be joining the club with a huge 3GW enrolment fee. This month, to be precise, 11 January 2012, was the deadline for the tenders to be submitted […]

  • 11 August 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Austal, the world’s largest aluminium shipbuilder, has confirmed its participation in the forthcoming Ausmarine 2010 exhibition, to be held in Perth between November 23 and 25.

  • 23 October 2013

    Two weeks before the doors open at Europort, Rotterdam, organiser Ahoy is finalising arrangements for the event that promises to provide a benchmark for the ‘state of the global maritime and offshore industry’ in late 2013. Alongside attendees at its Advanced Technology Conferences industry seminars and networking opportunities, over 1,000 exhibitors will be present at […]

  • 27 March 2019
    R&D

    A new research project is looking into ways to remove monopile foundations in a sustainable way. Currently, offshore monopiles are removed by cutting them off several metres below the seabed, which leaves behind tonnes of steel buried in the seabed. The Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aims at developing innovative and smart technology […]

  • 1 April 2020
    Industry Contribution

    by Dario Mulazzani, Davi Product specialist Heavy duty and Wind department. The COVID-19 outbreak is becoming a global stress test. As the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise around the world, uncertainties about global economic growth increase. As an example, China hosted the first outbreak and, after more than 1 month […]

  • 12 August 2011

    Wind turbine blade manufacturing is a developing business as the wind energy industry looks to have fewer, larger turbines offshore, which presents performance challenges for composite materials. The situation is complicated by the cost pressures in the renewable energy markets, wanting turbines at a cheaper price, so some of the types of technology used in […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Fabweld Steel Products (FSP) is making moves to capitalise on the lucrative offshore wind sector, believed to be worth up to £15 billion in the UK alone. Best known for its innovative access covers for road, rail and major infrastructure projects, FSP has already this year made moves in to the biomass sector and now, […]

  • 7 November 2014

    Under the serious pressure of energy shortages and environmental pollution, China has formulated various strategy measures to accelerate the development of renewable energy technologies. Among them the medium and long-term China’s target, increasing the portion of renewable energy in the final primary energy consumption to 15 per cent by 2020, was set in Medium and […]

  • 26 March 2013

    The sub area selected by the senior executives with most potential for cost reduction was foundations, with almost twice as many responses as the next closest. Foundations make up 19% of an offshore wind power plant’s LCOE according to Lindoe Offshore Renewables Center [LORC]. Foundation cost reduction, and the cost of the logistics to their […]

  • 2 February 2016

    In 2000, the offshore wind industry was pioneering ways of installing 2MW turbines in water depths of just 15 meters, only a few miles off the coast. Today, 15 years later, a single turbine can produce a higher output than all the turbines combined in earlier wind farms, the blades are at least 4 times […]

  • 22 November 2013

    Belgian offshore wind industry is gaining momentum, especially after OWI-Lab invested in new wind turbine test facility and Alstom completed the installation of its new-generation offshore wind turbine. In September, the Thornton Bank Offshore Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in the Belgian North Sea was officially opened. Also, the construction of the Northwind offshore […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Grid Connection

    The central theme of the sixth annual Offshore WIND Conference held last month in Amsterdam was “Building an industry without borders.” According to a study published by the European Commission titled “Study of the benefits of a meshed offshore grid in Northern Seas region,” a meshed offshore grid would cut costs by between EUR 30 […]