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  • 1 April 2019
    R&D

    GBM Works, a TU Delft spin-off, is set to conduct pilot tests of a new method for installing turbine monopile foundations in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together with project partners, GBM will conduct the pilot at Maasvlakte beginning in May or June by using a vibro drill method in which foundation piles are […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Technology, Vessels

    Tuco has partnered with EffectShips International and Diab in an innovative technology project in designing a vessel in carbon fiber featuring unique and patented hull technology. Offshore Support Vessels are being used for transporting both cargo and passengers to oil – and gas – fields or windmill parks. Up until this moment, the conventional vessels […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl with a patent for its dynamic floating wind turbine.

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ofgem has set out proposals to allow £1.1 billion funding for a new subsea link in the north of Scotland. The regulator’s proposal is £173.9 million less than the funding request from Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission (SHE Transmission) to ensure consumers pay no more than necessary. The new link will connect 1.2GW of new renewable […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Grid Connection

    Offshore wind industry can expect to install a record capacity of 4.2 GW in 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. These predictions follow last year’s delays which prolonged some project completions for this year. Last year saw just 868MW constructed, 1GW less than expected. Germany is expected to install more than 2.3 GW […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Technology

    Pelamis Wave Power has recently developed a unique system for quickly and safely installing and removing the machine from its anchoring system and electrical connection. The system allows the machine to be connected to its mooring and electrical system in around 90 minutes and disconnected in less than 15 minutes. This ‘plug and play’ system […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Japan has issued a call for developers interested in building and operating a floating offshore wind farm off Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture. The invitation for developers to participate in the auction opened on 24 June and will close on 24 December, 2020. Two of Japan’s ministries, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; and the […]

  • 28 March 2014

    The offshore electrical substation, built by the STX France Saint-Nazaire yard for Dong Energy was transferred over less than one kilometer between the pre-erection area and the outfitting dock yesterday. Once there, it has been loaded onto a barge dedicated to its shipping to the Westermost Rough wind farm located 8 km off the Yorkshire coast. […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Since GE has abandoned plans to develop products for the Great Lakes, Lake Erie Energy Development Company, LEEDCo, has switched suppliers, reports WKSU news portal. Namely, Siemens will be supplying turbines for the wind energy project in the Lake Erie instead of GE. Siemens’ wind turbines are smaller than GE’s and are less expensive to […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Technology

    Avanti Wind Systems was one of the around 400 exhibitors at Europe’s premier wind energy event EWEA in Vienna, Austria. The number of exhibitors was slightly less than last year’s EWEA in Copenhagen, and so was the number of visitors – a little over 8000 in Vienna. The visitors came from 62 countries around the […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch utility Nuon, part of Vattenfall, has started dismantling the four turbines at the 2MW Lely wind farm in the IJsselmeer. The wind farm, located some 800 metres offshore, was built in 1992 and was in service for 22 years. It is the first offshore wind farm operated by Nuon to be dismantled. Lely made the news […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities

    Lloyd’s Register has approved Titan Offshore Modules’ latest range of four temporary sleeper modules. The Amsterdam-based Titan is a producer of low-weight steel accommodation and operation modules for the marine and offshore energy industries. Their bespoke two, three and four berth sleeper modules are already approved by the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and the Brazilian NR 10. […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Vessels

    DBB Jack-Up’s newbuild WIND SERVER was awarded the Offshore Renewables Award 2015 at the Annual Offshore Support Journal’s conference held on Wednesday in London. The award was given to J/U WIND SERVER as the vessel provides a new way to service and maintain offshore wind turbines and fills a gap in the market between larger, more costly […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, together with related company Global Wind Service, has moved its Danish operation to new office in Fredericia, Denmark. The new facility provides more space as the companies continue to grow. It has an excellent access to the main road connections to mainland Europe and across the Danish archipelago and is less than […]

  • 24 October 2013

    It is less than a month to this year’s big offshore wind event. MMT will be exhibiting on stand 30F80 at EWEA Offshore 2013, 19-21 November 2013 in Frankfurt. They offer a complete set of marine surveys within the offshore wind energy market and the marine cable sector. As specialists, they have the experience to […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Vessels

    Offshore Wind Services (OWS) today christened their second Damen vessel in less than 2 months. In late August, they christened the Offshore Waddenzee, a Damen FCS 2008, and this evening the christening of Offshore Wielingen took place in Rotterdam, during a double celebration event being held by Workships Contractors BV, the sole mangers of OWS. The second […]

  • 25 January 2013

    An innovative solution for offshore wind sector, developed by Danish company Universal Foundation, will majorly drive down the costs that developers face when constructing offshore wind farms and will save time of foundations installation. The suction-installed Bucket Foundations, called the “suction bucket”, cost 20% less than standard foundations and will save developers over GBP 5 […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities

    RenewableUK says today’s news of additional funding for renewable energy projects will provide a welcome stimulus to wind, wave and tidal projects in the UK. The announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change provides an extra £300m for all low-carbon technologies to be supported under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism. This is […]

  • 25 February 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Tidal stream energy can have a significant role to play in the UK’s future energy system and has the potential to compete with other low carbon energy sources on cost, according to a new report published today by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). However, the future for a cost competitive wave energy industry is less […]

  • 26 July 2011
    Authorities, Technology

    Germany’s new version of its landmark feed-in law ups the country’s Renewable Energy Target to 35-40% by 2020, and raises payments for Biomass, Geothermal, & Offshore Wind. Despite widespread rumors in North America that Germany was abandoning its system of Advanced Renewable Tariffs, the country’s upper chamber of parliament, the Bundesrat, approved the latest revision […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has secured its third temporary power supply project in German waters. At Borkum Riffgrund Offshore Wind Farm, which is in the final stages of construction, CWind is providing an integrated solution that includes the project management, rental of generators, the servicing, maintenance and refuelling as […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    In a record time of less than three weeks after  grid connection of the Riffgat offshore wind farm, the energy company EWE has put all 30 wind turbines into operation. “Since the beginning of this week, the turbines are able to feed a maximum of 108 megawatts of power to the grid and supply 120,000 […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Authorities

    Consumption of renewable energy increased in 2011 by 2.5% to 174 PJ in part as a result of a large increase in wind-power production. According to the EU method of calculation, renewable accounted for 23.6% of energy consumption in 2011, against 22.1% in 2010. At the same time electricity production based on renewable energy accounted […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Fluor, the main contractor for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, has filed a legal claim against Ramboll in which it states that the foundation design for the wind farm’s meteorological mast was done unprofessionally and contributed to project delays and financial loss.  The contractor is seeking GBP 1.4 million as a compensation for having to replace the met […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Exceptionally high-temperature resistance, a low installed thickness and low weight are just three key benefits of Morgan Advanced Materials FireMaster® Marine Plus blanket, which has been installed on offshore convertor platforms in the North Sea. The installation is part of a significant wind farm development providing power for homes and businesses in Germany. Electricity transmission […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Dominion Resources, the developer of an offshore wind project proposed to be installed off the coast of Virginia, USA, met with industry experts, academics, and others involved in the offshore wind sector to find a way to bring down the cost of its project, Richmond Times-Dispatch news site reported. In April, the company announced that it had […]