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  • 17 August 2012

    Hamburg has developed into Europe’s wind energy capital. It has attracted leading manufacturers and component suppliers, and other companies involved in the wind industry to settle in this international port and trading city. These companies are playing a major part in implementing Germany’s energy transformation. The international energy markets are watching Germany’s progress very carefully […]

  • 19 November 2010
    Technology

    Polarcus, a leading provider of marine geophysical services, is building two seismic vessels of the new generation type SX134 at the Ulstein Verft shipyard. ULSTEIN has designed and built a number of state-of-the-art seismic vessels the past few years, and the contracts attest to the company’s leading role in designing and building seismic ships. Polarcus […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Technology

    Ricardo has chosen WindEnergy Hamburg – Europe’s premier wind energy event, to be hosted on 23-26 Sept – to launch an extended range of technological innovations aimed at improving the performance and reliability of wind turbine drivelines, hence reducing the total cost of energy generated. Ricardo has been in the business of assisting wind farm […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    IDEOL announces it has closed the financing of its innovative solutions development, and strengthened its advisory board with recognized experts from the offshore industry. Offshore wind is a buoyant sector: France is about to launch a first bidding for a 3 GW round, the United-Kingdom forecasts the installation of 32 GW before 2030, Germany sets […]

  • 14 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (TSX-Venture: NKW) today announced its financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2010, a fiscal period during which the Company realized the full impact of its restructuring and continued to progress the new strategies it began during the last quarter of fiscal 2010, all in an effort to […]

  • 12 August 2013

    The Swedish port of Karlskrona is the home to the ABB High Voltage cables division. This is where HVDC and HVAC cables for the offshore industry are designed and produced since mid of last century. Today the infield and the export cables for offshore wind farms are part of the portfolio. The offshore cable installation works are also coordinated from […]

  • 23 September 2012
    Technology

    It is extremely difficult to extinguish a fire in a wind turbine using conventional methods. The 130-meter high turbines are effectively outside the range of the fire department, and when it comes to turbines at sea, human intervention in the event of fire is virtually impossible. That’s why a comprehensive fire safety concept needs to […]

  • 23 April 2015

    When NAM/Shell UK decided to invest in a ‘Walk-to-Work’ (WTW) offshore vessel for use with unmanned gas platforms, they requested Royal Niestern Sander (RNS) to make the preliminary design. The challenge was to design and build a stable platform for the transfer of personnel and equipment, to efficiently support the gas production platforms in the […]

  • 9 August 2012

    Critics, who argue that both on and offshore wind energy will remain cost intensive, will be proven wrong. That is the opinion of Andreas Reuter, Director at Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems North-West. The research institute for wind energy and energy system technology is focussed on wind and solar energy and the integration of renewable energies into energy supply […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The cost of energy generated by tidal power generation is, at this stage of device development, still more expensive than that offered by offshore and onshore wind, and solar arrays in sunnier climes; however, fossil fuels will not last forever and investment is still going into accessing tidal power, one of the most reliable and […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    LM Wind Power Group made continued progress despite being faced with a range of external pressures, maintaining profitability for 2011 with revenue of EUR 707.5 million and EBITDA of EUR 73.9 million. The results are in line with expectations for the year, yet disappointing and lower than last year. The revenue for LM Wind Power […]

  • 18 September 2012

    The leading international wind energy trade fair is opening its doors in North Friesland for the 13th time. This year, the honour of officially opening the trade fair was given to Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of the Environment. In addition to the optimistic, happy atmosphere and short routes on the trade fair site, the usual […]

  • 29 August 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Five marine energy developers will benefit from £7.9 million funding to further develop testing of new wave and tidal prototypes in the seas around Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The second round of WATERS (Wave & Tidal Energy: Research, Development & Demonstration Support) funding is to enable Scottish developers and supply chain […]

  • 13 June 2012

    A new report launched today by the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force shows that the UK is on course to reduce the cost of electricity from offshore wind substantially over the next seven years. The report builds on detailed evidence in a study by The Crown Estate, also published today, to show how […]

  • 1 May 2012

    General Cable Corporation, one of the most globally diversified industrial companies, reported today results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2012. Non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share for the first quarter were $0.48. Operating income of $53.4 million exceeded management’s expectation as metal cost headwinds subsided and volume was better than expected during the quarter. […]

  • 17 August 2012
    R&D

    Wind power is the world’s leading source of renewable electricity, excluding hydropower, with 238,000 megawatts of capacity installed at the start of 2012. Thus far, almost all of this wind power has been tapped on land; worldwide just 4,600 megawatts of offshore wind farms were operating as of mid-2012. Offshore wind capacity is growing quickly, […]

  • 15 September 2011

      A dearth of public information, complicated marine environments and even the corrosive effects of bubbles are among the challenges for companies trying to produce energy from river currents, tides and waves, but Sandia National Laboratories is working on solutions. Sandia is helping companies on the frontier of the coming marine hydrokinetics (MHK) industry navigate […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    IBERDROLA’s 9-months results have been negatively impacted by increased regulatory costs in Spain and the UK as well as other factors which have led the Company to reduce shareholder remuneration. Positive business activity, including efficiency gains, have reduced the impact on Ebitda to a net €240 million. These positive business developments plus improved efficiency also […]

  • 17 October 2011

      Wind turbines operating in Spain show important seasonal behavior. Total electricity generated by wind power was more than 42,702 GWh. The promotion of renewable energies has been a stable national policy for several years. All political parties have similar policies regarding support of renewable energies. The main tools within this policy at a national […]

  • 13 January 2012

    The last major economy in Europe that is not a member of the offshore wind club is due to knock on the clubhouse door this year. France will be joining the club with a huge 3GW enrolment fee. This month, to be precise, 11 January 2012, was the deadline for the tenders to be submitted […]

  • 2 April 2019

    Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Technology

    The ability of the Parat electrode boiler to manage fluctuations in renewable energy sources rapidly has brought swift uptake in Denmark since 2011. As the Norwegian company launches in Germany, Parat reflects on the promise its solution offers to efficiency in Europe’s smart electricity grids. Germany’s appetite for renewable energy dwarves other European states, accounting […]

  • 8 November 2018

    The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 22 December 2015

    Transfers at sea have long been a problem and the safety of those involved is becoming an increasing consideration particularly because of the rapidly increasing numbers of people involved. The offshore wind farm owners and contractors alike have very strict H&S policies which other industries increasingly feel obliged to adopt as the renewable energy sector […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]

  • 17 January 2012
    Authorities

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond today met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Premier Wen of China and shared his vision of a global society with a secure energy future. The First Minister took part in a majilis – a public audience held by the ruler Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince […]