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  • 31 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Palfinger Marine has launched a new 3D-compensation module designed for mounting on the company’s knuckle boom, telescopic boom or stiff boom cranes to transfer goods between the service operation vessels (SOVs) and wind turbines or other fixed offshore installations.   The 3D-compensation enables positioning of the cargo on the wind turbine or substation/installation despite movements of the vessel due to […]

  • 11 December 2012

    STX France Solutions, subsidiary of STX France, specialized in the Offshore Oil & Gas and Marine Renewable Energy Engineering – has just joined the privileged club of certified specialists of the offshore wind foundations market. The innovative jacket design launched by its R&D team has received the approval of DNV, international certification body considered as […]

  • 7 February 2012

      Federal and state officials are going to hold meetings to provide information and hear public opinions on the planned offshore wind energy projects, reports Cape Cod Times. The meetings are scheduled to be held on Monday in Boston. The area selected for the potential projects covers about 825,000 acres, however it is still half […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Technology

    At the Ocean Energy Europe conference in Paris last week the atmosphere was quite upbeat. Of course, the major challenge in the industry remains – principally funding technology development. The good news is that Europe is taking ocean energy seriously. It will not be on the same stage as funding for the nuclear industry or […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    At the All Energy Conference today in Aberdeen, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey announced new regional renewables job and investment figures for the UK. Mr. Davey also called on Scotland to remain in the UK to protect current high levels of renewable investment. New research shows that since 2010 more than £29 billion […]

  • 9 October 2012

    With offshore wind having become a busy and fast emerging business over the past few years, in which money seems to be present in abundance, the industry seems to be blind for lessons learned. Even to the point that fatal accidents have been accepted at a very early stage, in the development phase. Recent fatalities […]

  • 22 February 2018
    R&D

    DTU Wind Energy and Vattenfall are working together to investigate how offshore wind farms should be positioned so they do not “steal” the wind from each other.

  • 20 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Global investment in activities that reduce the threat of climate change fell for the second year in a row from USD 359 billion in 2012 to USD 331 billion in 2013. Climate Policy Initiative’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance shows that while public sources and intermediaries contributed USD 137 billion, a figure largely unchanged from […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Siemens has announced that, as of 2015, it will revolutionize the offshore wind turbine service with its new service operation vessels (SOVs). Equipped with state-of-the-art features and technology, the SOVs will bring the next generation of offshore wind service, which will be safer, faster, and more reliable. When Siemens’ new SOVs begin operation in 2015, wind turbine technicians will be living and […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Vessels

    ESNA AS, a Norwegian company specializing in Surface Effect Ship (SES) design, has introduced its new vessel design – an air cushion catamaran for offshore wind crew transfer, called the Tern. The crew transfer vessel (CTV) is partly supported by an air cushion in addition to the two side hulls. The Tern uses the air cushion not only for […]

  • 8 October 2012

    The worldwide wind capacity reached 254’000 MW by the end of June 2012, out of which 16’546 MW were added in the first six months of 2012. This increase represents 10 % less than in the rst half of 2011, when 18’405 MW were added. The global wind capacity grew by 7% within six months […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    UK Chancellor George Osborne today announced the Budget 2016, setting aside up to £730 million (approx. €929 million) for the support of offshore wind and other less established renewable technologies for projects generating electricity in 2021 to 2026. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction will back up to 4GW of offshore wind and other less established renewables technologies, with […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The auctions, which will start on 29 January, will see only the most competitive projects receive contracts – helping to drive down the cost of renewables support. Projects are set to compete for £325 million in support from new Contracts for Difference (CFD) – an increase of £25 million from the budget published in October. […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    German Federal Government has entrusted Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and EWC Weather Consult GmbH with a research project that will develop more accurate wind power forecasts to reduce costs of the country’s energy transition.  It sometimes happens that, due to weather conditions, less wind or solar electricity is produced. In order […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Authorities

    The South Korean Ministry of National Defense has halted development of Saemangeum wind power cluster project and the 200MW wind power project in Daejeong-ri, Jeju due to a concern that the radar signal can be disturbed by wind turbines, reports Etnews. In order to get a green light from the Ministry, the developers will have […]

  • 14 October 2015
    R&D, Technology

    AXYS Technologies Inc will now sell its TRIAXYS Wave Buoy directly through its new European office in Belgium and sales office in France. As part of this new European Sales Campaign, the TRIAXYS Wave Buoy has been priced so that it is now the most competitive commercial wave buoy in the market at 30% less […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s Budget for FY 2019, proposed to the U.S. Congress on 12 February, requests USD 30.6 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE), with DOE’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Office witnessing a cut of a little more than 65% compared to the budget enacted for 2017. 

  • 29 October 2012

    The Scottish business, the Renewables Directory Ltd, to announce that today RWE Npower Renewables has chosen to adopt the directory as part of its procurement processes. On reacting to the news Michael Sinclair, Managing Director of the Renewables Directory, said “This is important news for us. We have spent the last 2 years working with […]

  • 27 May 2013

      Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) and the Associated Industries of Massachusetts have promoted an anti-wind campaign in three Massachusetts newspapers on Thursday, writes State House News Service. Namely, those two business groups took full-page color ads in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Cape Cod Times, displaying words of warning and the phone […]

  • 23 October 2012

    Following an assessment by an independent body, Seajacks has been awarded ISO 14001 Certification. This certification has only been achieved by less than 1% of UK Businesses and this prestigious award is supported by the Government and recognised world-wide. This standard is used to evaluate an organisation’s working practices, procedures and processes that relate to […]

  • 4 January 2012

    The first of a potential fleet of ten vessels, MV Ginny Louise is currently in Yarmouth on its tour through the UK’s East Coast. Tidal Transit will perform sea trails over the next few days and will likely head to Grimsby early next week. Ginny Louise and its sisters are designed to provide up to […]

  • 16 May 2014

    Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited, KOWL, has revealed plans for, what could be, the world’s first floating wind array. KOWL, a joint venture between Pilot Offshore Renewables and Atkins, wants to deploy eight wind turbine generators, with individual capacity no less than 6MW, on semi-submersible floating platforms near the Dog Hole off Aberdeen. The wind farm […]

  • 27 July 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    DP2 Heavy Lift Vessel Jumbo Javelin has installed its 100th TP for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF), off the UK’s south-east coast. For this project, Jumbo’s scope includes transport, installation, leveling and grouting of the TP’s. The close cooperation between all parties (client Fluor, Jumbo’s crew, the project team and subcontractors) has resulted […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Grid Connection

    Future offshore wind turbines should use gravity foundations instead of foundations which are required to be hammered into the ground, said The Concrete Centre (TCC) according to New Civil Engineer news portal. Due to the significant environmental impact of piling operations, Andrew Minson, executive director of TCC, calls for a wider use of gravity base […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Vessels

    Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, will opens its doors in less than two months’ time on 16 June. The event will be home to 550 exhibitors, 70 vessels, promoting a wide range of products and services covering all aspects of the maritime sector, to over 7,500 attendees. Damen will be taking the […]

  • 22 December 2016

    International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) added a supplement on floating wind to its Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind report. In the document, IRENA details on the technology itself, current status, developers of floating wind technology, barriers and ways to overcome them to tap into the future market. In the document, IRENA points out that participation from policy makers, investors, […]