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  • 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 […]

  • 15 July 2014
    R&D

    Bouke Wiersma, the University of Exeter PhD student undertaking research into public opinions in Guernsey on marine renewable energy, has completed the first part of his research. The PhD researches the meanings and values associated with Guernsey’s coastal and sea areas and with specific forms of offshore renewables (wind, tidal and wave) in order to […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ofgem today approved £1.1 billion funding for a new subsea link in the north of Scotland, called the Caithness Moray project. The regulator’s decision is £105 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 […]

  • 25 October 2012

    Thursday 18 October, the BaltShip started the transport of the world’s longest wind turbine blade from SSP Technology in Kirkeby, Denmark. With a length of 83.5 meters and a rotor diameter of 171.2 meters, the blade is by far the largest produced to date. Passing the blade by car at the speed of 50 km/h […]

  • 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 March 2016

    Fishermen’s Energy has asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign the bill S988, and thus open the way for job creation in the offshore wind industry.  Ten days ago, the bill, which requires New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to provide new application periods for qualified wind energy projects, passed the state’s Senate. However, the biggest […]

  • 11 May 2012

    Transfer /windfarm service vessel Mobimar 18 Wind, after it was launched on February 27th, has passed all the conventional sea trials and in addition extra tests from towing 20m by 50m barge to hanging from a crane test. Mobimar 18 Wind was designed and built by Mobimar Ltd. in Turku, Finland and classed by Bureau Veritas, […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Technology

    A Finnish industry delegation, lead by PMI Jyrki Katainen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding of cooperation in the energy sector between Chile and Finland. This agreement includes an initial statement to set up a WaveRoller power plant in Chile as a showcase for wave energy. Chile is one of the most rapidly growing economies […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 February 2019
    R&D

    More than 69GW of new offshore wind capacity is expected to be installed by 2027, exceeding 100GW of operating capacity by 2030, according to a new report by Navigant Research. In its Market Data: Offshore Wind Market and Turbine Vendor Assessment report, Navigant writes that offshore wind will play an increasing role in the global energy transition to […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    The two met masts, designed by KCI the engineers B.V., are intended to measure the meteorological and oceanographic data required for the future offshore wind farm developments.