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  • 18 August 2015
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Research and Markets has added the “HVDC Transmission Market by Technology, Configuration, Power Rating, Application, Component & Geography – Forecast Analysis to 2014 – 2020” report to its offering. The report showcases a detailed breakdown of the HVDC transmission market by the technology, configuration, component, applications, power rating and geographies. In the report, different technologies are discussed, […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Environment

    The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, has formally requested an exclusion from the new five-year National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. 

  • 6 February 2014
    Authorities

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has given the go ahead to Principle Power for the wind energy project offshore Coos Bay, Oregon, having determined that there was no other competitive interest in the area. Principle Power is required to submit a formal plan for their 30 MW pilot project, which would use […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    From 23-26 September 2014, WindEnergy Hamburg – the global trade show for the wind power sector – will take place for the first time. Across 65,000 square meters of exhibition floor space, more than 1,000 planners, manufacturers, suppliers, financers, operators, energy providers, and service providers will be presenting themselves from the onshore and offshore sectors […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Wirral Council is proposing to buy a site on Campbeltown Road in Birkenhead, which has been assigned for a project to meet the offshore wind supply chain demand, Liverpool Echo informs. The four-acre site is situated next to the Cammell Laird site that currently has operations and maintenance sites at Liverpool Docks and Mostyn. The […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Researchers from Norway, the United Kingdom and Spain have formed a consortium dubbed IDeCON to combat technical barriers currently hampering the practical deployment of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grids in the North Sea needed to exploit the potential of the wind resource. The project is being led by Prof Elisabetta Tedeschi of the Norwegian University of […]

  • 5 April 2012

    According to certain industry officials cited by the Les Echoes, the decision of the French Government on the first round of bids for the offshore wind farm project is expected to be made today or tomorrow. However, the French Government will further prolong the second round of bidding for offshore wind farms, confirms the daily. […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of DONG Energy has today approved the interim financial report for the first half of 2013 with the following financial highlights and outlook compared with the first half of 2012:  — First-half 2013 EBITDA was DKK 7.8 billion against DKK 6.6 billion in the first half of 2012, primarily reflecting higher […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    A strong presence of leading international players and key markets makes WindEnergy Hamburg a global meeting point for the industry. WindEnergy Hamburg, the leading international fair for the wind industry, will be held for the first time in Germany’s second biggest city. From 23 to 26 September, the Hamburg Fair site will be the meeting point for […]

  • 26 May 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Tekmar Group has revealed the involvement of its operating companies in the 12 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in the U.S. Tekmar Energy supplied Seaway 7 with TekLink cable protection systems and TekDuct cable crossing protection for the construction phase of the project. AgileTek Engineering performed product design verification analysis on behalf of […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      MORE public money will be required if Inverness firm AWS Ocean Energy is to develop a successful wave power device, despite the company last week announcing a multi-million pound investment from French generator Alstom. Chief executive Simon Grey told The Inverness Courier that although Alstom’s backing, which comes in return for a 40 per […]

  • 6 December 2011

    The German WINDFORCE 2012 – Offshore Conference & International Trade Fair will take place for the first time in Bremen in coming June. Messe Bremen will be the focus of the offshore sector from June 26 – 29, 2012. Bremen, Bremerhaven and the Northwest Region together form the competence center as far as offshore wind […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Vessels

    ABB has won a contract to provide the power systems for Shimizu Corporation’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The self-elevating platform is designed to handle turbines with an individual capacity of 8MW or more, and is said to be the first such vessel to be built in Japan for the local offshore wind market. ABB […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Authorities

    Two tidal energy and two wave power developers have entered into the race for Scotland’s £10 million Saltire Prize as the competition’s Grand Challenge phase begins. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed senior representatives of the four teams to a Grand Challenge launch event in Orkney, where MeyGen was unveiled as the fourth Saltire Prize […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Leading international renewable energy consultancy Natural Power announces this week the release of WindManager – a groundbreaking wind farm portfolio information system increasing profitability of wind farm operations – to the US market at the AWEA Wind Project Operations, Maintenance & Reliability Seminar in San Diego, California. WindManager is a turbine independent system based on […]

  • 28 November 2011

    WindEnergy Hamburg, the new leading international wind energy expo, will be held for the first time from 23 to 26 September 2014. The decision was made by the Expo Advisory Board, which has now been set up. It comprises experts from leading wind energy companies backing WindEnergy Hamburg, and will now provide advice and support […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Claire Gibson, Wave Hub’s General Manager commented, “Earlier this year MPs said that funding support for the first arrays would be critical to the UK capturing the huge potential of wave and tidal energy, so it’s good news that this long-awaited competition has been launched. Wave Hub is specifically designed for wave array testing and […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Technology

    Equinor and Autonomous Marine Systems Inc. (AMS) have launched the first-ever autonomous sailing platform for offshore wind surveys. The Datamaran is a 16-foot wind and solar-powered system which carries a LiDAR to collect data on wind and weather conditions at remote offshore wind lease areas. It underwent several years of testing and is now ready for commercial deployment […]

  • 3 March 2015
    R&D

    As one of key components of a wind generating set, the wind power converter accounts for 17.9% of costs of wind power equipment automation products. It can optimize the operation of wind power system, improve the efficiency of wind turbine, reduce power loss, and raise utilization of wind energy. In 2014, the global installed wind […]

  • 12 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    New Bedford Wind Energy Center today (12 May) published an article on the status of offshore wind energy in the United States, saying that the administration of President Donald Trump, who advocated oil and gas exploration and resurrection of the coal industry throughout the presidential election process, is not likely to stop the growth of the offshore wind industry in the U.S.

  • 10 December 2017

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  • 25 March 2016
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has paved the way for a 12MW offshore wind demonstration project in Virginia by approving the first Research Activities Plan (RAP) for a wind energy facility in U.S. federal waters. The project, for which the final engineering review is pending, involves the installation and operation of two 6MW turbines and associated cabling to […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Authorities

    Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, met Dr. Philip Roessler, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, in Hamburg on the sidelines of SMM. The meeting was attended by Mr. Olaf Scholz, Mayor and President of the Senate of the City of Hamburg, Mr. Bernd Aovdrhid, President and CEO of Hamburg […]

  • 10 October 2013

      DMH Stallard LLP have been advising the port on the wind farm on legal aspects of the negotiations with E.On and will now draft the documents for the renovation of the East Quay; and the Lease with E.On. Namely, E.ON has announced that Newhaven port will be the operations and maintenance base for its […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    Atlantis, majority owner of the tidal stream energy project MeyGen, has announced that its flagship project has achieved another significant funding milestone, successfully completing all conditions required to initiate its first drawdown from its senior project finance providers, The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise through the Renewable Energy Investment Fund. The major construction and supply […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Vessels

    Windcat Workboats has launched its latest vessel for the growing renewable energy industry at ABP’s Port of Lowestoft. The vessel, ‘Windcat 38,’ is the first to be launched following the signing of a long term lease agreement between ABP and Windcat Workboats for their new marine engineering facility in the port. Windcat Workboats owns and […]