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  • 29 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    The wind farm project developer, PNE WIND AG is selling its shares in PNE Gode Wind II GmbH, in which the offshore wind farm project “Gode Wind II” is being developed, to HYSSING Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, which is held by the Danish Brancor Capital Partners APS. The agreed purchase price for all shares of PNE Gode […]

  • 29 December 2011

    In part to determine how planned offshore wind farms could affect maritime navigation, the U.S. Coast Guard is undertaking a large-scale study of government, commercial and pleasure boat traffic up and down the Atlantic coast. While the Coast Guard routinely looks at vessel traffic on a port-by-port basis, the study that’s now under way is […]

  • 29 December 2011

    In a major legal victory for Cape Wind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in two decisions unanimously upheld the long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cape Wind and National Grid.  “This decision provides a big boost for creating up to 1,000 jobs and providing Massachusetts with cleaner air, greater energy independence and a leadership […]

  • 28 December 2011
    Authorities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2011 Critical Materials Strategy. The report examines the role that rare earth metals and other key materials play in clean energy technologies such as wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy-efficient lighting. The report found that several clean energy technologies use materials at risk of supply […]

  • 27 December 2011
    Business & Finance

      The SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG, a leading supplier of onshore and offshore wind energy, reported an income of EUR 114.6 million according to preliminary figures for the first nine months of 2011. The group’s profit was negative € -11.5 million. Their capital dropped from € 16.0 million to 4.4 million. EUR 9,6 million is […]

  • 27 December 2011

    Thanet College has been successful in securing a grant from the Skills Funding Agency for £2m towards a new sustainable Centre for Environmental Technologies to be built on the College campus. The new £6.5m centre will be the first of its kind in Kent and will open for business in September 2013. Its development is […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Wind energy has begun to lead the way in alternative energy solutions. Manufacturers of wind turbines face challenges such as reducing downtimes and maintenance work. Some of the demands placed on turbine components include extreme temperature conditions, vibration, oscillation and aggressive offshore air composition. Keeping wind turbines safely operating is becoming increasingly important as more […]

  • 26 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    The four-week break in the fall accident has marred the balance of the first German offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea “Baltic I”. “Generating electricity from the September 17th to October 15th was very good and was on schedule, “said the spokeswoman of the energy group EnBW, Friederike Eggstein. In November there was very […]

  • 26 December 2011

    The offshore major project “Global Tech I”, initiated by the AG Windreich is the best wind project of 2011 in Europe. The internationally renowned magazine “Project Finance International”, PFI, recognized this project as the “Wind Deal of the Year”. The official ceremony of the “PFI Awards” will be on 25 January 2012, in London. Global […]

  • 26 December 2011

    MarineCo has acquired its second Twin Axe Catamaran Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2610. Earlier this year MarineCo secured £9.5 million from Clydesdale Bank. With these funds they aimed to enter the renewable energy market, by acquiring two catamarans from Damen. The MarineCo was established in February 1996, with its head office in Edinburgh. [mappress] Offshore […]

  • 26 December 2011

    A 100ft underwater turbine that is destined to be part of the world’s first tidal power array has been successfully deployed in the sea around Orkney this week, signalling a major step forward for the global marine renewable energy industry. The 1 megawatt (MW) Hammerfest Strom HS1000 device, which can power the annual electricity needs […]

  • 25 December 2011

    Delaware’s flagship offshore wind project may be going dormant, but observers say offshore wind is off to a promising start in New Jersey. Legislation passed last year could make the Garden State the new leader in building the first generation of offshore wind turbines off the U.S. coast, said Matt DaPrato, an analyst at IHS […]

  • 25 December 2011

    SEACOR Marine LCC announced that it has invested in Windcat Workboats Holdings Ltd, a European operator of wind farm utility vessels. U.S.-based SEACOR Marine, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc., operates a fleet of offshore marine support vessels, serving the global offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry worldwide with operations and infrastructure concentrated […]

  • 23 December 2011

    A HULL-based company that has grown to be one of the city’s business success stories is backing an awards event recognising the area’s newest industrial sector. The Insurance Partnership is sponsoring a category in the Humber Renewables Awards 2012. It is the first time such accolades have been staged locally and the event will celebrate […]

  • 23 December 2011

    The Gerd Buss Stevedoring wants to strengthen its market position in 2012. Buss’ subsidiary has wide product portfolio and location-independent services. “We look forward with confidence to the coming year 2012. The Gerd Buss Stevedoring is well positioned in the industry.“ said Wilfried Gerotzke, Managing Director of Gerd Buss Stevedoring. The fact that they are […]

  • 23 December 2011

    Shipyards, suppliers, shipping companies and ports do not have a really good year behind them. The expansion of offshore wind energy will bring a turnaround. But this can take time. According to the official announcement, by the year 2025 wind energy at sea is to cover about 15 percent of German electricity demand today. Goals […]

  • 23 December 2011

    The votes have been counted and International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine revealed the winner and two runners up of its 2011 TopLift competition. Jumbo Offshore was selected winner with its major performance on the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm project. Readers of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine were asked to choose their favourite […]

  • 23 December 2011

    Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has visited a number of Danish companies during his two-day visit in Denmark to give a lecture at the University of Copenhagen. He also visited DONG Energy. On Monday, he met with Anders Eldrup, CEO, to discuss the possibilities for securing […]

  • 23 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    A Docking based company is planning major investment into offshore wind industry. They are planning to invest GBP 10 million to acquire 8 boats. Earlier this month, Tidal Transit has purchased two state-of-the-art, purpose-designed 20 meter support vessels to transport construction workers and maintenance crew out into the Greater Wash and southern North Sea energy […]

  • 23 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    International renewable energy consultancy and products group Natural Power has announced new positions within its management team including Ted Leeming as Managing Director and Steve Pears as Commercial Director. Current non-executive Board member Ted Leeming was one of the co-founders of Natural Power in the mid 1990’s and now takes on the role of MD […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The City of Kingston is the latest Ontario community to express its support for offshore wind in Ontario. At its December 20 Council meeting, Kingston City Council approved a motion supporting the efforts of The Lake Ontario Offshore Network (LOON) – a newly formed consortium of Lake Ontario based organizations that have come together to […]

  • 22 December 2011

    EMU’s Geotechnical department has expanded its services and now boasts the latest, class leading, marine soil investigation equipment. This includes three and six metre variable frequency vibrocores, Datem Neptune 5000 heavyweight CPT, gravity and piston corers and a number of various sediment sampling grabs. EMU’s continued investment in equipment, as well as commitment to research […]

  • 22 December 2011

    New figures published today for the first three quarters of 2011 show Scotland’s renewable energy output was on track for the best year ever. The figures, which were released this morning by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, point to 2011 being a record year for renewable generation in Scotland, with the first three […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The following is a statement from Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director of the National Hydropower Association, on the passage of the fiscal year 2012 budget over the weekend. “NHA commends Senate and House appropriations leadership on putting together a package that invests in hydropower technologies, both conventional and new marine and hydrokinetic. The bill passed […]

  • 22 December 2011

     In order to manage wind generation in its real-time and day-ahead markets, the system operator for the New England area of the U.S., ISO New England Inc., has awarded GL Garrad Hassan a two-year contract to provide wind power forecasting services to all wind in the ISO’s footprint, including generation within the states of Connecticut, […]

  • 22 December 2011
    Authorities

    It has been hotly debated for months, and last week – finally – the European Commission published its 2050 energy roadmap outlining several different scenarios for Europe’s energy future over the coming decades. For wind energy and other renewables the week was tense. Until now, the European renewables industry has been driven forward by renewable […]