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Siemens will present technologies and services that will help lowering the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) at the Global Offshore Wind 2016 (GOW) trade show, to be held on 21 and 22 June in Manchester. The company will showcase new technologies in wind turbines, grid connection, and operations and services and present its enhanced portfolio of services […]
As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]
The Orion Energy Centre in Inverness will be the focal point as industry experts look to develop new mooring and anchoring systems which will lead to significant cost savings in the renewable energy sector. The project which is led by Tension Technology International Ltd is being managed out of the Orion Energy Centre in Inverness. […]
FTI Consulting, Inc. released an FTI Intelligence report, the first of a series of data-driven publications evaluating competitive markets, policy, finance, technology and business models across the energy spectrum. The report, Innovative Financing of Offshore Wind, focuses on renewable energy and explores the significant potential for cutting the cost of energy from offshore wind power […]
The global wind energy market is in need of a technology revolution. Publicly traded wind energy firms have drawn the ire of investors around the world as stock prices continued their tumble over the past year, with losses from publicly traded companies between 50 and 70% year-on-year. Profit margins remain under pressure despite a record […]
As the tidal industry moves towards full scale multi megawatt arrays, one of the main challenges facing the sector is lowering projects… (tidaltoday) [mappress] Source: tidaltoday, September 14, 2011
Offshore wind power as an industry is set to undergo intense growth over the next 10-20 years. The EWEA (European Wind Energy Association)… (cleantechies) [mappress] Source: cleantechies, August 10, 2011
Vestas announces two very important R&D projects: Cost-effective deep water foundations for large offshore wind turbines and an Intelligent Energy Management System that will introduce energy storage into a wind power plant. Both projects will secure a lower cost of energy for our customers. Building foundations offshore at large depths is a huge challenge. The […]
The Danish government has allocated DKK 50 million (circa EUR 6.7 million) for new wind turbine testing facilities at the Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC). According to the government, the award will contribute to the establishment of testing facilities for 16MW turbines, which will overall cost approximately DKK 300 million. The Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF), […]
DEME Offshore has partnered with the aerospace industry supplier SABCA to develop and deploy unmanned vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry. The companies are convinced that these technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of […]
Vestdavit has secured orders to provide davits for three Esvagt Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) destined to support wind farm maintenance in North Sea conditions. Developed by Havyard Design & Solution and built by Havyard Ship Technology, the Esvagt trio will be delivered in 2020-2021. “These are repeat orders, demonstrating that Esvagt has been very happy […]
Six floating wind companies have called on the French Government to include up to 5GW of floating wind capacity in the country’s revised multiannual energy program, to be brought online by 2030.
Taxation of electricity produced by offshore wind and other renewables, as well as taxing these technologies, is something the industry needs to stand up against if it wants to see even lower costs and accelerate the energy transition, according to Ditlev Engel, CEO at DNV GL Energy.
We have been living in a double-digit MW wind turbine era for several days now after MHI Vestas hit the market with a 10MW machine, leaving other wind turbine OEMs behind in this market race. The first two 10MW turbines will be up and running next year to test and demonstrate the new machine within its type certificate.
Gicon and the Endowed Chair of Wind Energy Technology at the University of Rostock (LWET) have conducted tank tests of the third generation Gicon SOF floating offshore foundation with focus on the transport and installation process.
A revised technique for mapping the spawning sites of Atlantic herring in the UK has been developed which will ensure fish are protected during offshore wind farm construction and which could lead to a more efficient and low cost development process, the Carbon Trust said.
The 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm will deliver electricity at a total levelized price of USD 65/MWh for energy and Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), lowering the Massachusetts electricity users’ monthly bills by up to 1.5%, the recent filings by the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) show.
Bladt Industries has signed two contracts with Jan de Nul and Parkwind, under which the foundation manufacturer will deliver 23 monopiles and transition pieces for Northwester 2 wind turbines, and one monopile and transition piece for the project’s substation.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated its offshore nacelle plant in Cuxhaven, Germany.
SafeWay has reached record transfer speeds during its latest charter at the Borkum West offshore wind farm, performing over ten average daily cargo transfers and topping at 13 transfers in 12 hours. The transfers were performed using the tip hoist of the gangway, which acted as a 3D lift, SafeWay said, emphasizing that the shift […]
Siemens Gamesa has shipped out the first nacelles for the 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm from Cuxhaven, Germany, to the installation port in Ostend, Belgium.
WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson has said that developing 10-20MW offshore wind turbines will be key to unleashing Europe’s offshore wind energy potential and will help the EU meet its Climate and Energy objectives. WindEurope’s central scenario projects 70GW of offshore wind energy in Europe’s energy mix by 2030, which would meet 9.7% of electricity consumption.
The UK could see a five-fold increase in its installed offshore wind capacity by the 2030s, with the industry maturing to the zero-subsidy level by mid-2020s, a new study by Aurora Energy Research shows.
Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) has announced two tenders to be launched in early February, aiming to support the development of both floating and fixed-bottom offshore wind projects in the country.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has awarded grants to five companies under its two initiatives to prepare Maryland’s businesses and workforce to participate in the two offshore wind projects approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) in May 2017.
Denmark-based Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has inaugurated its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST).