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  • 21 June 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    While Vattenfall’s Danish nearshore wind farms – Vesterhav Syd and Nord – will power numerous light bulbs, the developer has requested permission from the authorities to reduce the night-time light markings on the wind turbines themselves.

  • 25 June 2012
    Environment

    The rise of ocean infrastructure development to tap energy sources such as tides, offshore wind and natural gas will require more pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel pipes called piles into the ocean floor to support energy turbines and other structures. But pile driving creates loud, underwater booms that can harm fish […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    TenneT has entered into agreements with Ørsted and EnBW to use a grid connection concept on future wind farms in the German North Sea which will link the turbines directly to the converter platforms. Under the deals, Ørsted’s Borkum Riffgrund West 1 & 2 and OWP West, as well as EnBW’s He Dreiht offshore wind projects will […]

  • 31 January 2011

    Wind electric generating capacity additions declined by nearly half from 2009 to 2010 in the U.S., according to new information released by… (energyonline) [mappress] Source: energyonline, January 31, 2011

  • 23 November 2015
    R&D

    Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method generates less noise and is up to ten times faster, compared to the impact hammering. The project, carried out by RWE Innogy, Bilfinger Offshore, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall under the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, involved a comparison of the conventional method of impact hammering with […]

  • 7 July 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    On June 24, the installation of the 100th and final wind turbine was finished five weeks earlier than planned. “The Installation team has had a huge mountain to climb taking into account the new vessel layout, new subcontractor, new installation equipment, and starting the work during wintertime. However, the installation has gone exceptionally well,” said […]

  • 25 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    New wind installations for 2010 came in at about one-half of the capacity added in the previous year. This surprised no one, as the industry… By Bill Opalka (renewablesbiz) [mappress] Source: renewablesbiz, January 25, 2011

  • 8 March 2018

    Cathie Associates have performed a study which enabled the reduction of noise in the water column created by monopile driving at the Arkona offshore wind farm site in Germany, the company informed after all the 60 foundations were installed.

  • 25 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    GE Renewable Energy marked an 11 percent decrease in profit for the three months ended June 30, 2016,  compared to the same period a year earlier, despite significant improvements in revenue. The profit for the second quarter stood at USD 128 million, as opposed to USD 144 million recorded in the second quarter of 2015. GE […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Seajacks Hydra, a jack-up vessel owned by Seajacks UK Ltd., was commissioned within 10 days at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, which is part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. In late July, a heavy-lift vessel shipped the Seajacks Hydra platform into the port of Rotterdam. Seajacks Hydra was towed to the repair yard. It was a […]

  • 25 August 2015
    R&D

    A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by an international group headed by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena evaluated the effects of large wind farms on the atmospheric flow and its implications for how much renewable energy these can generate. As every wind turbine […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ørsted has acquired a 22.5% share in the Scotland-based Pict Offshore with an aim to mature a new ladder-less access system for the offshore wind sector. The Get Up Safe (GUS) system is a motion-compensated hoist solution that enables technicians to transfer between small moving vessels and offshore wind turbines without turbine boat landing and ladders. […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens saw a 21% decrease in orders received through its Wind Power and Renewables division in Fiscal Year 2015, driven largely by a sharply lower volume of large orders, particularly in the offshore business, the company said in its Annual Report 2015. The orders received in FY 2015 reached EUR 6.14 billion, as compared to EUR 7.76bn worth of […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Ernst & Young (EY) has found that an average power and utility megaproject is delivered 35% over budget and two years behind schedule, with offshore wind and gas-powered generation projects suffering significantly less delays and cost overruns than water, hydropower, nuclear and coal projects. In its latest research on cost and schedule overruns on big infrastructure […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE’s capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind. 

  • 16 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Pict Offshore has received a GBP 250,000 Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise to expand production of the Get Up Safe (GUS) ladder-less access system at its site in Inverkeithing, Fife. The Get Up Safe system is a motion-compensated hoist solution that enables technicians to transfer between small moving vessels and offshore wind turbines […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster informed yesterday that it had reduced its holding in Fugro to 24.9%. In its 2015 annual report, Boskalis stated that it held 28.6% of Fugro’s shares per 31 December 2015. In March 2015, Boskalis acquired 25.14% Fugro’s shares, which triggered a legal dispute between the companies after Boskalis wanted to have a […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Eleven major energy companies have signed a declaration stating that offshore wind can be fully competitive with coal and gas by 2025, achieving a cost of EUR 80/MWh and below, but only if the industry achieves long-term stability through right policies and closer international cooperation.  Currently, an average cost of offshore wind power is EUR 141/MWh, according to […]

  • 14 August 2012

      Cllr David Pugh, the Leader of the Isle of Wight Council and a Director of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, says that the Isle of Wight should harness its tidal power not the wind power. In his blog, Mr. Pugh welcomes the UK’s second Marine Energy Park announcement, and hopes that the Isle of […]

  • 2 May 2013

    New independent research published today reveals that people are less likely to vote for political parties that oppose wind farm developments. The polling, undertaken by ComRes, asked about voting intention for both tomorrow’s local elections and the next General Election in May 2015. The results show that, in a General Election, 31% of voters are […]

  • 29 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Creates Offshore Wind Interactive Map The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis. Vibratory Piling Faster and Less Noisy, Tests Show Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method […]

  • 12 September 2012

    A public consultation event held on Saturday in Millom, concerning the extension of the Walney Offshore Windfarm, had less attendance than expected. As the North- West Evening Mail reports, less than 20 people showed up to learn about Dong Energy’s plans and give their opinion. Peter Sills, the company’s communications manager believes this is because […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels

    With the latest contract for two offshore wind service vessels for Bernhard Schulte/WINDEA Offshore, ULSTEIN has achieved 100 sales of the X-BOW hull line design. The milestone was achieved 10 years after the launch of the X-BOW design in 2005. “We can now see that X-BOW has been a huge success in the more recent […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ampelmann has enhanced its E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies.

  • 4 April 2011
    R&D

    Wind farms produced less power than ever last year despite an increase in the number of turbines, new annual energy statistics show.   (thisiscornwall) [mappress] Source: thisiscornwall, April 04, 2011

  • 14 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    With less than 12 months until the South West RDA’s closure, it is still uncertain who will ultimately take ownership of Wave Hub. (thisiscornwall) [mappress] Source: thisiscornwall, April 14, 2011