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30 October 2014 Business & Finance, Vessels

Birkenhead-based fit-out contractor MPE Interiors has been named as the preferred installer of fast-fitting modular ship accommodation in a new partnership. MPE Interiors has agreed an alliance with Birmingham-based KPM Marine, which currently designs and manufactures flatpack, track-based accommodation systems for refit or new-build smaller working vessels including wind farm boats. Cliff Grainger, MPE Interiors […]

16 January 2012

  Many nations have set challenging targets for renewable energy production and it was in this setting that AMI held the latest global conference on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture in December 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The UK Minister for the Environment had announced potential plans for another 29,000 wind turbines mainly offshore, and Siemens Energy […]

3 February 2011 Authorities, Grid Connection

Two days before the first-ever EU summit on energy, twenty European companies and associations are calling on EU Heads of State to show the courage and vision to create a single market for electricity by 2015. It comes just a few days before the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Single European Act on […]

1 November 2018 Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

The requirement for workers in the UK offshore wind market is expected to increase from the current 10,000 to 36,000 by 2032, according to the Skills and Labour Requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2018 to 2032 report by Aura Wind Energy and partners. 

17 April 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

Altitec has received a Training System Certificate by DNV GL for its Rotor Blade Repair and Inspection Training course held at the Altitec Academy in London, UK.

25 May 2017

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

14 July 2016 Business & Finance

Beothuk Energy and Iron & Earth have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further facilitate the apprenticeships and retraining necessary for oil and gas workers to move into the offshore wind sector. Beothuk Energy is proposing six offshore wind farms in Atlantic Canada with a combined capacity of more than 4,000MW, while Iron & Earth […]

4 May 2015 Jobs & Recruitment

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has released regional and national jobs analysis, which has revealed remarkable growth in the UK’s renewable energy labour market. In the UK as a whole, employment in renewable energy increased by 9% across all sectors, bringing the total number working in the industry to 112,026. In comparison, the Office for […]

28 October 2014 Business & Finance, R&D

Chinese investment in the UK energy sector could exceed £43 billion in the next decade, reveals a report published today by legal firm Pinsent Masons and the Centre of Economic and Business Research (Cebr). The report, ‘China Invests West: Can Chinese investment be a game-changer for UK infrastructure?’ indicates China is set to invest £105 […]

29 September 2014

It was an ideal start for the new event, WindEnergy Hamburg, which came to a close on Friday after four exhibition days at the Hamburg Fair site. “It was simply fantastic,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress. “The companies clearly met the right customers and did good business. And the visitors […]

20 August 2013

As one of the leading offshore wind players, Siemens Wind Power faces the challenges of recruitment more than most. In 2004, when Siemens acquired Danish wind turbine manufacturer Bonus Energy AS, it began with only 800 staff. Since that time huge investments have been made and now nearly 8,000 people are employed globally. Between October 2010 and October 2011, an astonishing 2,000 […]

19 June 2013 Training & Education

TAG Energy Solutions has increased its workforce by more than four times following the awarding of its contract to provide monopiles and transition pieces for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. Production of the 16 monopiles and transition pieces for the E.ON development has begun at TAG Energy Solutions’ riverside facility in North East England, […]

29 May 2013

In accordance with a report by Ernst&Young concerning the impact of the offshore wind energy on the Polish economy the country is facing a unique opportunity. Reaching 6 GW in offshore wind in 2025 will entail PLN 73.8 billion value added for the Polish economy. Direct revenues of the public finance sector amount to PLN […]

18 December 2012

Scira Offshore Energy has awarded a new contract for the provision of a range of support services for its £1bn Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of North Norfolk, to a local energy services company GEV Offshore Limited. From its base in Great Yarmouth, GEV Offshore will provide rope access led fabric maintenance […]

7 November 2012 Training & Education

Colchester Institute has announced that work has commenced on creating a new Energy Skills Centre for Harwich. Set to be open for January 2013, the Centre will provide the opportunity for hundreds to develop relevant skills necessary to take advantage of the current and future opportunities in the low carbon economy and the offshore wind […]

3 July 2012 Training & Education

The Prince and Princess of Asturias have hosted in Madrid the award ceremony of the Fundacion IBERDROLA scholarships for students and young researchers, granted every year through different programmes. The event was also attended by the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Jose Manuel Soria, the Chairman of IBERDROLA, Ignacio Galan, and the Chairman of the Fundacion IBERDROLA, Manuel […]

2 July 2012 Training & Education

Scira Offshore Energy is evolving the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, operated by Norfolk Community Foundation, to include a Bursary Scheme for young people from low income families who would like to study engineering at one of three Norfolk colleges. Potential students can now apply for a bursary to support their studies following the launch of […]

22 June 2012 Operations & Maintenance

One of the owners of North Norfolk’s Walsingham Estate placed the first stone in the wall of Scira’s operational base at a small ceremony to mark a key stage in the building’s construction.  The laying of the stone by Elizabeth Meath Baker was carried out on Tuesday 19th June 2012 at the construction site, in […]

26 March 2012

In response to the announcement from Gamesa that they will build a major offshore wind manufacturing facility in Leith, supporting more than 800 direct jobs, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:  "This is another fantastic vote of confidence in Scotland's renewable energy industry.  "We have fought off incredibly strong competition from other parts […]

9 March 2012 Business & Finance

Van Oord’s turnover in 2011 was EUR 1,715 million (2010 EUR 1,578 million) and was evenly attributable to activities performed by Van Oord’s divisions and areas. The net profit for 2011 amounted to EUR 118 million (2010: EUR 165 million, including an extraordinary tax gain of EUR 40 million). CEO Pieter van Oord: ‘Given the […]

11 July 2011 Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

  The European Commission has approved an application from Denmark for assistance from the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The grant of € 3.9m will help 325 redundant workers in the wind turbine industry to find new jobs. The application will now be sent to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU for […]

11 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

RenewableUK and Energy & Utility Skills have published a new report demonstrating the employment potential of the UK's wind and marine energy sector by 2021. The study, "Working for a Green Britain Vol 2", outlines three possible market development scenarios (high growth, medium and low) in the wind, wave and tidal energy industries – if […]

29 January 2019 Business & Finance

Global offshore wind power demand will increase almost sixfold over the coming 10 years with projects deployed commercially across 18 countries by 2027, according to a recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. The deployment of next-generation turbines will double average turbine ratings globally over the next 10 years and in turn subdue growing demand […]

10 March 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

Certex UK is to expand its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber region with the opening of a new office and workshop in Hull, and plans for long-term investment in the local community. The new facility is described as fundamental to the company’s support plans for the burgeoning offshore wind energy market, to which […]

27 April 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

JR Rix & Sons Ltd and Boston Energy have formed a joint venture, BostonRix Wind Ltd, to offer a set of integrated services to offshore wind developers and OEMs. JR Rix & Sons Ltd is the parent company of the Humber-based wind farm support vessel owner and operator Rix Sea Shuttle, and the East Yorkshire-headquartered Boston Energy is a provider […]

4 March 2016 Business & Finance

The Supervisory Board of the German power utility RWE AG has appointed a management team for its new subsidiary which will pool the renewables, grids and retail activities in Germany and abroad. The management team consists of six members, and will be headed by Peter Terium, RWE's current CEO, who will hold both positions with effect […]