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  • 15 December 2015

    The Crown Estate has published a study by the British Geological Survey (BGS) summarising the geological conditions of the Irish Sea, thus providing a valuable resource for the development of offshore infrastructure in the region. The study follows the Crown Estate’s publication of a wide range of data collected for the discontinued Celtic Array offshore wind […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    A report on the global wind farm operations and maintenance market, with a special focus on China, has been released. Reportbuyer has informed it added the “Global and China Wind Farm O&M Industry Report, 2015-2018” by ResearchInChina to its offering. In 2014, the global wind farm O&M market size hit USD 9.25 billion, representing a […]

  • 10 December 2015

    Global Marine Systems Limited, the UK-based company specializing in subsea cable route design, installation and maintenance, has launched a free augmented reality app. The GMSL app shows 3D models overlaying static images in real-time via the camera view of either a smartphone or tablet. Users can take a 3D tour of installation vessel C.S. Sovereign or the Q1000 ROV. […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Vessels

    A new report analysing the market for offshore wind installation vessels has been published, according to ResearchMoz, which reported the addition of the new report to its database.  QYResearch’s report titled “Global Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Industry 2015: World Market Research, Analysis, Shares, Size, Trends, Growth, Survey, Forecast” provides an in-depth study on the current state of […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    DONG Energy has signed an Agreement for Lease with the government of the Isle of Man to explore the possibility of developing a wind farm in Manx waters off the north east coast of the island. The agreement with the Isle of Man’s Department of Infrastructure will enable DONG to carry out preliminary surveys to determine the practicality […]

  • 10 November 2015

    New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has applauded the U.S. Department of the Interior’s announcement that it awarded two leases for commercial wind energy development of 343,833 acres off of the New Jersey coast. “By awarding the leases through a successful and competitive lease sale, the Department […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Contracts & Tenders

    The preliminary tender specifications for Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm are delayed, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has informed. The tender material was scheduled to be published in October 2015, but the DEA said it now expects to publish the tender material in mid-November 2015. The agency published the Q&A on technical matters for Kriegers Flak […]

  • 2 November 2015

    Principia, a French engineering and software development company, has launched DeepLines Wind™, a finite element analysis (FEA) software for offshore wind turbines. The software results from joined development efforts of Principia and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), a public research, innovation and training center, active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Simulating the dynamic […]

  • 27 October 2015

    Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) and collaborators announce the results of a three-year, multi-state project about birds, marine mammals, and sea turtle distributions and movements. The goal of this project was to improve the understanding of species composition and use of the mid-Atlantic marine environment in order to inform sustainable offshore development in the mid-Atlantic United States, […]

  • 14 October 2015

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for energy storage systems for renewable energy integration (ESRI), including global market forecasts for capacity and revenue, broken out by application, technology, and region, through 2025. Variable renewable energy, or renewable energy sources that are non-dispatchable due to a fluctuating nature—like wind power and solar photovoltaics […]

  • 2 October 2015

    Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), which was recently authorized as the Nodal Ministry for the use of offshore areas within the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), made the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy document available to the stakeholders and general public yesterday. Mark Leybourne, Senior Engineer at IT Power Consulting, which has been working on projects supporting the development of […]

  • 24 September 2015

    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper yesterday announced that an area of 343,833 acres (cca. 1,391km²) seven nautical miles off the New Jersey coast will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a competitive lease sale on November 9, 2015. The New Jersey Wind Energy […]

  • 22 September 2015

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a ‘IMCA Renewables Contracting Principles’ document as part of variety of guides, templates and discussion documents aimed at raising awareness on contracting issues, promoting discussion and providing tools. “Each of our Contracting Principles’ documents is published as an aide to clients and contractors alongside their in-house standard contracts and other […]

  • 9 September 2015

    Local Energy Scotland has launched the Scottish Government’s Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from Offshore Renewables. In line with the onshore counterpart, the Scottish Government wishes to see Scotland’s communities sharing in the benefits of the country’s rich natural resources. Developers are encouraged to consider and adhere to the document on any forthcoming offshore […]

  • 25 August 2015

    MAKE’s Q3/2015 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2024.   Firm order intake in H1 increased by 34% YoY to nearly 25GW. Overall demand in China accounted for more than a third of global order intake in H1 and new order capacity for […]

  • 7 August 2015

    On June 12, ​the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has approved DONG Energy’s takeover of the 1 GW offshore wind lease off Massachusetts from RES Americas Developments Inc. The Massachusetts lease has a total size of 760 square kilometres, is located approximately 90 kilometres from shore with water depth between 40-50 metres. RES secured the […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Following the call for proposals, French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has published details and documents on all three parts of the call being funded under the Future Investment Program. The call for floating wind proposals aims to support the realization of pilot wind farms across four designates sites comprising floating turbines, for which the French government has set aside […]

  • 24 June 2015

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has issued interim findings from a report into a technology assessment of floating wind, reviewing in excess of 30 devices across various levels of technology readiness and providing a detailed appraisal of the three most established concepts. The interim report highlights where these devices are on the technology and […]

  • 21 May 2015

    A manager of the UK seabed, the Crown Estate, has published a vast collection of new offshore data and information on its online Marine Data Exchange (MDE). This data, totalling over 11.5 terabytes (TB), has been gathered from a wide range of surveys and technical studies from the former Celtic Array offshore wind project off the coast […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Contracts & Tenders

    With the publication of the contract notice in February, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) officially launched the tender of nearshore wind farms totaling 350 MW in up to six sites. The six sites are Vesterhav Nord, Vesterhav Syd, Sæby, Sejerø Bugt, Smålandsfarvandet and Bornholm. This is now followed by the preliminary tender documents, which are […]

  • 13 April 2015

    ECOWindS (European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing) project has published the first iteration of its Joint Action Plan outlining key research and innovation activities for the cost effective progression of the offshore wind servicing industry. ECOWindS is a collaborative project involving partners from Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK that will contribute to cost reduction […]

  • 8 April 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Last month Wave Energy Scotland (WES) launched its first GBP 7 million international technology innovation competition. WES aims to support and accelerate the development of wave energy technology in Scotland and was established as part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, at the request of the Scottish Government, during December 2014. The organisation will provide funding […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

    A report of a recently completed study of offshore wind submarine cable spacing, commissioned by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is now publicly available. The report, titled “Offshore Wind Submarine Cable Spacing Guidance”, seeks to identify the factors used to determine spacing between submarine power transmission cables. The objective of the report is to provide […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and The Crown Estate have published a report on the performance of subsea cabling in high energy environments to support the development of commercial wave and tidal energy sites. The key aim of the Sub-sea Cable Lifecycle Study is to improve the industry’s understanding of how best to specify […]

  • 3 March 2015

    As one of key components of a wind generating set, the wind power converter accounts for 17.9% of costs of wind power equipment automation products. It can optimize the operation of wind power system, improve the efficiency of wind turbine, reduce power loss, and raise utilization of wind energy. In 2014, the global installed wind […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Developers of the Cape Wind project have notified Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) that they are letting go of the lease for a marine terminal in New Bedford. The decision came after Cape Wind was asked by MassCEC to give the center an opportunity to make the best out of the terminal space this year, since […]