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The Australian Government has approved a deed of licence to allow Offshore Energy Pty Ltd (OEPL) to undertake resource exploration for the Star of the South, the country’s first offshore wind farm. The licence will allow the developer to undertake exploration in Commonwealth waters about eight to 13 kilometres off the Gippsland coast in Victoria, […]
Ofgem has granted a licence to TC Dudgeon OFTO plc to own and operate the GBP 297.9 million high-voltage transmission link to the Dudgeon offshore wind farm for the next 20 years.
The UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority has granted an electricity generation licence to Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited.
Swindon-based Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited has made an application to the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority for an electricity generation licence.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) signed a licensing agreement with Shanghai Electric today, 2 March, under which the Chinese company will manufacture, sell, and install Siemens Gamesa’s 8MW Direct Drive turbine for the offshore wind power projects in mainland China’s territorial waters.
Taiwan has issued its first ever commercial operating licence for an offshore wind farm – the 8MW Formosa I Phase I wind farm off the Miaoli County.
On 4 February, Ofgem granted an electricity generation licence to Galloper Wind Farm Limited. With the licence in place, the company developing the Galloper offshore wind farm is authorised to generate electricity in Great Britain, the territorial sea adjacent to Great Britain, or in a Renewable Energy Zone, “for the purpose of giving a supply to any premises or enabling a […]
Prontoport’s increasing presence in Europe has been marked by the successful application of its AUG ‘labour leasing’ license. The Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz (AUG) is the law which regulates the business of one company transferring its employees to work temporarily with another company within Germany. Obtaining the license involves rigorous due diligence and it’s a further endorsement that Prontoport’s financial management […]
HiDef Aerial Surveying has signed an exclusive deal with BioConsult SH GmbH & Co. KG of Germany to operate HiDef’s technology and infrastructure within Denmark and its territorial waters. The five year contract allows BioConsult SH to provide digital video surveys to German wind farm developers, government departments and academic institutes. BioConsult already has a […]
Gwynt y Môr OFTO plc has been awarded a licence by Ofgem to own and operate the £352 million transmission link to the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. It is the largest offshore transmission (OFTO) project to date to be financed through the capital markets. Gwynt y Môr OFTO plc is owned by the Balfour […]
Ofgem today granted Transmission Capital (TC) Lincs OFTO Limited a licence to own and operate the transmission link to the Lincs wind farm. Lincs is located eight kilometres off the coast of Skegness and comprises 75 turbines generating 270MW, which is enough to provide clean energy to 200,000 homes. The Lincs project was tendered under […]
The UK Ministers have approved plans allowing the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to charge for work carried out on marine licence cases once consent has been given. The charges, which come into effect from 1 October 2014, relate to requests to change a marine licence once it has been granted (licence variations), and also to monitor […]
The British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) has awarded two investigative licences to Canadian SRM Projects. Namely, SRM plans to develop several projects which will harness the tidal power. The two mentioned projects are South Discovery Passage, located between the City of Campbell River and the south end of Quadra […]
Ofgem has granted offshore transmission licence for Greater Gabbard wind farm. The deal represents further evidence of the innovation introduced by Ofgem’s competitive tendering process which is helping to drive down the costs for consumers of connecting offshore windfarms to the grid. This is the first Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) project to be funded through […]
The Blue Transmission consortium, comprising Macquarie Capital Group Limited and Barclays Infrastructure Funds, has completed the transaction to own and operate the transmission link to Sheringham Shoal wind farm. Ofgem appointed Blue Transmission to take over ownership of the link from Scira Offshore Energy Limited following a competitive tender under the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) […]
Wave energy developer, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. (CWE) announces that the Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan T.D., has approved its application for a Foreshore License in respect of site investigation works between Freagh Point and Spanish Point, Co. Clare. This site was originally selected by CWE’s 100% owned […]
Irish Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD has made an announcement today at the International Conference on Ocean Energy regarding the wave energy development in Ireland, writes Mayo Today. Namely, he said that the licence for a full scale wave test site offshore Belmulelt will be awarded soon. ESBI and Sustainable […]
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited announced that it has formally applied for a Foreshore Licence to continue investigations for a proposed 5MW CETO commercial demonstration project offshore from County Clare, Ireland Carnegie, through its Irish subsidiary CETO Wave Energy Ireland (CWE Ireland), recently completed a detailed site evaluation and conceptual design study. The […]
GRP Laminates of Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK, secured orders for three South Cat designs within weeks of reaching an exclusive, worldwide agreement to be solely responsible for the manufacture and marketing of these well-proven craft. The orders comprise: • 12m commercial charter workboat and leisure diving vessel for Divers Down of Swanage • The […]
On 29 June 2011, Marine Management Organisation and Natural England conducted a site visit at Walney 2 for inspection of the current Marine Licence. The aim of the visit was to inspect Walney Offshore Windfarms implementation of the marine mammal mitigation during piling of monopiles by Svanen. Noise from piling of monopiles may impact marine […]
THE ESB has been awarded foreshore exploration licences to carry out marine tests for a planned €40 million wave-energy project off Co Clare and Co Mayo. The manager of ESB International subsidiary Ocean Energy, Colm de Burca, said yesterday the foreshore licences from the Department of the Environment were an important step in the project. […]
Ofgem E Serve has today announced that TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited (Transmission Capital Partners) has secured a licence to operate the high voltage link to the Gunfleet Sands wind farm. TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited can now operate the £49.5 million link to the onshore grid for a period of 20 years. The wind […]
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), who contribute to the sustainable development of the marine area, have today (6 April 2011) launched a new system for licensing marine activities in seas around England, a commitment set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The new system will result in a streamlined application process for […]
UK energy market regulator Ofgem has shortlisted potential operators of three offshore transmission links – Beatrice, Hornsea Project One, and East Anglia ONE. Five potential operators are vying for all three transmission links: Aegir Energy Transmission, a consortium of Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited and Frontier Power Limited; Core Transmission Partners, a consortium of BBGI SICAV […]
Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement under which ESB will acquire up to 35% stake in the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The companies will also work together on the Clogherhead offshore wind farm, as Parkwind plans to acquire up to 35% in this project, for which ESB holds a foreshore license to commence site […]
Baltic Power, part of Orlen Group, is about to commence surveys to assess the environmental impacts and wind conditions within its offshore wind farm licence area in the Polish Baltic Sea. To that end, an agreement was signed with a consortium comprising MEWO S.A. and the Maritime Institute of Gdańsk, with a view to obtaining […]