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  • 8 November 2016
    Grid Connection

    TenneT has signed framework agreements with Royal Smit Transformers and Siemens for the delivery of components for the Dutch offshore grid in the North Sea. Under the contracts, Royal Smit Transformers will supply reactive current compensation coils for the transformer station on land and Siemens will deliver reactive current compensation coils for the offshore transformer station as well […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Bonheur ASA, a specialist in shipping, offshore drilling, renewable energy and cruise, has reported a net loss of NOK 2,390 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to profit of NOK 130 million a year before. According to their report, EBITDA for this period more than doubled mainly due to higher EBITDA within Offshore […]

  • 7 May 2018
    R&D, Technology

    MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime have unveiled a new monopile installation solution which is said to eliminate the need for temporary mooring during the installation process.

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The pressure on markets was undiminished in the first quarter, leading to fierce competition, price pressure and bankruptcies. The competition faced by capacity-driven markets in particular has been cut-throat. This market situation led in late 2012 to accelerated execution of the strategy of focusing on integrated projects and the niche markets of industrial construction, offshore […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Romax Technology, world leading gearbox, bearing and driveline engineering specialists, has signed an agreement to move into new premises at the University of Nottingham’s Innovation Park (UNIP). Romax has rapidly expanded its simulation technology and drivetrain design business and has been growing at a rate of around 20% per annum on average, creating many new […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Environment

    Massachusetts-based offshore wind developer Bay State Wind plans to provide more than USD 2 million in grants for research and programs to protect New England’s fisheries and whale populations.

  • 5 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on the acquisition of 100% of OffshoreMW, which holds a 675km² offshore wind energy lease off the coast of Massachusetts.  Outside the US, CIP already owns stakes in two offshore wind farms – the 588MW Beatrice in the UK and the 402MW Veja Mate in Germany, with […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Environmental Statement (ES) supporting the development marine license application for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm was submitted to Marine Scotland last week and marked the start of the formal consultation period, which will continue for six weeks (until 10 September). Prepared by EMU Limited, working with developer Mainstream Renewable Power, the […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    MHI Vestas will increase annual production at its nacelle factory in Lindoe, Denmark, to keep pace with offshore wind turbine demand, and is kicking off a recruitment process for 50 new employees. 

  • 17 July 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    Ørsted has deployed the AXYS FLiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR at the federally leased area some 10 miles (approx. 16 kilometres) off the coast of Atlantic City in New Jersey, where the Ocean Wind offshore wind farm is proposed to be built.

  • 28 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

    The first phase of an industrial development in Buckie, Scotland, to exploit the growing offshore wind energy market has been completed, the Moray Council said.

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Atlantis Resources Ltd has signed a 10-year (extendable) seabed Sublease with the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy in Nova Scotia, Canada (FORCE). The Sublease provides Atlantis a berth for tidal turbine deployment in the Bay of Fundy, within the demised area of seabed allocated to FORCE under its Head Lease Agreement with Her Majesty the […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has hailed progress by American agencies in working with their Scandinavian counterparts to expedite the development of offshore wind in this country. The leaders of the United States, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden released a joint statement promising leadership in the fight against climate change which included cooperation to […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Principle Power has withdrawn its lease request for a site approximately 25 kilometres west of Oregon’s Port of Coos Bay, where the company had planned to set up its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project. The project was proposed by Principle Power in May 2013 and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave its approval in early 2014. […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    LS Cable & System (President & CEO: Ja-Eun Koo) will be the first cable maker in Korea to introduce the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cables to the European market. On April 15 the company announced that it would supply 24.5km of 285kV extra high voltage submarine cables and connectors to Energinet.dk, and 25.7km of […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Spain-based Ingeteam has developed a new medium voltage power converter for offshore wind turbines with the capacity of up to 15MW.

  • 18 January 2011

    Vestas has received information from Norges Bank Investment Management, Bankplassen 2, P.O. Box 1179 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway, that Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank) as per 13 January 2011 has increased their holdings of Vestas shares to 10,277,212 shares (5.05 per cent). About Vestas Vestas Wind Systems is a Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Authorities

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has hailed 2011 as a ‘momentous’ and ‘ground breaking’ year for renewable energy in Scotland.The year to October 2011 saw a record breaking £750 million of investment in renewable energy in Scotland, and there is a pipeline of proposed projects with 17 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity worth an estimated capital […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Authorities

    Energy Minister Fergus Ewing will urge industry experts to take advantage of the massive opportunity renewable energy presents to Scotland.The Minister will deliver the opening speech and take questions at a conference on the economics of renewables. And he will tell delegates that not only do the sums on renewable energy add up, but that […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dominion Energy has agreed to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement with three U.S. building and construction trade unions for its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Offshore wind provided 13,500 full-time equivalent jobs in the UK in 2017, a 20.5% increase compared to 11,200 in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Based on the estimates, there were 9,900 jobs in England in 2017, which represents 2,300 more than the 7,600 estimated in 2016. Scotland saw 3,400 jobs provided by […]

  • 30 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Supreme Court has approved E.ON’s application to appeal against a ruling in favour of MT Højgaard from April 2015 regarding the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute. E.ON will now bring the case to the Supreme Court, and MT Højgaard said it does not expect a final decision to be made before 2016. “As a consequence of the […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster’s Works Council has unanimously rendered a positive advice on the fleet rationalization plan announced in early July, under which 24 vessels will be taken out of service in the coming two years resulting in the loss of approximately 650 jobs worldwide. Part of the positive advice is an agreement to continue to […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities

    On April 21, the County Council of Erie County, Pennsylvania voted unanimously to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio leading the effort to develop the offshore wind industry in Lake Erie. Erie County becomes the first county outside of Ohio to join the public-private partnership. Membership […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Technology, Vessels

    SAL Heavy Lift completed the second phase of the Wikinger Pile Testing Campaign with DP II Class vessel MV Lone. The full test campaign comprised two phases with the tests being performed at three locations. During the first phase in November 2014 three sets of three piles each were driven at designated locations to required depths. The second […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ABB has secured a contract to supply its high-voltage direct current (HVDC) Light® converter systems to connect the Dogger Bank offshore wind project to the UK transmission network. In the first-ever use of the HVDC technology in the UK’s offshore wind market, ABB will supply technology with one of the smallest environmental footprints, due to the […]