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  • 26 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is measuring the aerodynamics of wind turbines with a rated power of more than five megawatts (MW), said to be the first-ever validation of its kind in the world. The aerodynamic properties of the Adwen AD 8 wind turbine, with a rated power of 8MW and a rotor diameter of […]

  • 30 March 2015
    R&D

    The latest research report from Totaro & Associates identifies the growth potential of offshore wind in the Turkish market. Offshore has been previously explored in Turkey, but the market potential was largely underestimated or ignored due to transmission complexities, water depths and the limited available wind data at 80m, Totaro & Associates says. Modern floating […]

  • 6 June 2011

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are racing to develop increasingly larger turbines this year, industry officials said.   By Wang Guanqun (xinhuanet) [mappress] Source: xinhuanet, June 06, 2011;

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall has sold 88 older turbines from 19 wind farms on Jutland with a total capacity of 65 MW to Green Power Partners K/S for undisclosed sum. The sale of a number of smaller wind farms on Jutland will allow Vattenfall to focus specifically on large onshore and offshore wind power projects. “The size of […]

  • 28 May 2013

    At the National Wind Energy Conference in Kalmar of 22-23 May Jean-Yves Grandidier, Secretary-General of FEE (French Wind Power Association), presented the French program for offshore wind power. Under the theme “Offshore Wind Power Creates regional growth in France” Jean-Yves Grandidier presented the ambitious French program to introduce large-scale offshore wind power off the coast […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Group Newcastle Ltd. (OGN), a Tyneside-based company working within the offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, is looking for ways to become a larger player in the renewables market by spreading its business. “The River Tyne is ideal for wind turbine companies with its location for access to the proposed Round 3 […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Ørsted will build and operate a 20MW battery storage project near Liverpool, UK, which will be used to help the National Grid manage grid stability during changes between peak and low power demand.

  • 3 October 2012

    In an agreement between China and the Netherlands signed in Beijing on September 27, both countries have agreed on the joint development of an entirely new method to generate energy from the tides. The method, known as Dynamic Tidal Power (DTP), can potentially deliver clean and predictable energy for millions of homes. DTP involves construction […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    The Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition (SECWC) commends BOEM’s efforts to move the offshore wind industry forward in the Southeast, as the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released an Announcement of Area Identification for North Carolina yesterday, defining three Wind Energy Areas (WEA) totaling 307,590 acres.  The WEAs announced were refined […]

  • 14 May 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    There are reports in the Dutch Press that government subsidies have been awarded to companies tendering for wind farms 56 km offshore from Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands. We will publish more details about this news as soon as possible. [mappress]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dong Energy’s EBITDA amounted to DKK 6.3 billion (EUR 844 million) in the first quarter of 2014, which is a large increase compared with DKK 4.6 billion (EUR 616 million) in the same period last year, mainly due to the company’s wind business. Dong Energy released its results for Q1 today, saying that it had […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Norway and Sweden seem to be good places for E.ON’s wind energy plans, as the company intends to develop onshore and offshore wind farms with the capacity to generate hundreds of megawatts of electricity. In Norway, the company has proposals for nine onshore farms with a total capacity of 1,500 MW, while it also plans […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    In the 1st quarter of 2013 two events related to offshore wind industry will be held, one in Germany and the other in the UK. Those involved in this emerging sector will have an opportunity to learn more about the O&M and supply chain from large wind energy companies. 5th Annual International Wind O&M Forum […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Major offshore construction has taken place throughout 2013 at Gwynt y Môr, one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, located eight miles off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay. Tucked behind RWE npower renewables’ existing wind farms of Rhyl Flats and North Hoyle, the new 160 turbine development has grown from just 32 […]

  • 21 November 2011
    Technology

    Osiris Projects prides itself on high quality reporting, an aim which can only be achieved through continuous investment in the very latest in hardware and software. The first element in the all-new Coda Survey Engine range, Seismic+ provides Osiris Projects with an excellent solution to effective and efficient seismic data processing, interpretation and reporting. The […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Technology

    The UK government will relax planning legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from solar and wind farms across the UK. The move could allow for over 100 large-scale batteries to be built across the UK, trebling the amount already in operation. Removing barriers for energy storage projects is […]

  • 26 July 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    America’s first-of-its-kind wind blade testing facility — capable of testing a blade as long as a football field — almost never was.Because… (energyempowers) [mappress] Source: energyempowers, July 26, 2010;

  • 12 February 2020
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    According to the new timeline, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to issue final permits for the project by mid-march 2021.

  • 25 January 2011
    R&D

    By many accounts, wind energy, a relative veteran among alternative energy sources, is well-positioned for a perfect storm around growth:… By Beth Stackpole (designnews) [mappress] Source: designnews, January 25, 2011

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Members of  trade association Tourism Swansea Bay and Swansea Bay Business Club have voiced their support for a tidal energy project in the area. The tourism association asked its members to express their opinion on the project, and there were no negative responses, the South Wales Evening Post writes. After getting a very positive feedback, […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Technology

    A 395-tonne pile gripper left the Aelterman quay at the Kluizendok in the port of Ghent in January. The structure, which is 30m long, 25m wide and 20m high, is being used at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the UK. The pile gripper has been installed on the jack-up vessel Innnovation, and is […]

  • 21 August 2012

    ODE (Offshore Design Engineering) believes its role in helping Vattenfall’s Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm win a Large Project national award will prove a stepping stone to supporting developers tackling the country’s massive UK Round 3 wind farm projects. The Ormonde triumph came in the inaugural Energy Awards of RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing […]

  • 7 January 2013

    China’s offshore wind industry is entering an era of large-scale development, as the country’s wind power development is the most rapid in the world. “Wind power has become the third-largest electric power in China,” said Liu Qi, deputy director general of the National Energy Administration. “There is no electric power to substitute the position of […]

  • 6 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Work to create one of the world’s largest maritime test facilities has entered its final stage following the completion of a £3 million development at the HR Wallingford’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. Keys to the new 1,600 m2 building were presented to HR Wallingford by Kier Construction on Thursday 17 April, and work has now begun on the […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Technology

    LongBay SeaPower, a company based in Devon, has revealed its plans to set up a tidal lagoon worth GBP 2.4 billion between Minehead and West Quantoxhead, as reported by Western Morning News. The company announced the plans at yesterday’s tidal power conference hosted by West Somerset Council. The lagoon would be built as a continuous […]

  • 3 December 2013

    The just-concluded 18th Congress of Chinese Communist Party explicitly called for implementation of “Biological Civilization” strategy, which restored confidence in offshore wind power, which is still in an initial phase.  It also vastly brightened outlook for the upcoming trade exhibitions and conferences concurrently to be held on 4-6 June 2014 at Shanghai New International Expo […]