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Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (ROC) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities, according to Asia Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Bureau of Energy (BOE) in Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later […]
German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has held a public hearing regarding the Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Certificate (OREC) funding mechanism rulemaking straw proposal.
Poland’s Foundation for Sustainable Energy (FNEZ) is currently finalising a report that includes an analysis and conclusions on the potential of offshore wind in Poland, for which FNEZ hopes it will become a basis for industry and political discussion that will ultimately lead to realisation of the full potential of offshore wind energy in Poland.
With Offshore WIND Conference and Offshore Energy just around the corner we want to draw your attention to registering for the matchmaking which will be taking place on 10 an 11 October. This special international matchmaking event will be headed by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
A special international matchmaking event will be organised during the 2017 edition of Offshore Energy, headed by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
Vattenfall’s Wind Business Area recorded an uptick in wind generation in the first quarter of 2017 on the back of more than 500MW of added capacity, including the recently commissioned 288MW Sandbank offshore wind farm.
The free deck area on board a wind farm installation vessel is, of course, a finite space which is defined by the length and beam of the vessel when it was built. The area that is accessible to the vessel’s cranes installed in the shipyard is also finite, defined by the position of the crane […]
In its Q4 2015 results, Statkraft said it will focus on managing positions in offshore wind to maximise the value of existing assets and projects, as there will be no new investments in offshore wind. Statkraft’s investment capacity has been reduced as a result of a revised dividend policy from the Norwegian State. “As a consequence of the […]
Always wanted to know how a transition piece for an offshore wind turbine is fabricated? The Belgium-based steel construction specialist, Smulders Group, gives us an insight into the whole process from planning to the finished product. The Smulders Group is an international organization with a total of approximately 800 employees spread over 4 main entities: […]
Marine Renewables Canada invites firms to submit a proposal for trade consulting services to provide matchmaking support for Canadian marine renewable energy companies who will be participating in the upcoming 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE). The event will take place at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax, NS Canada from November 4-6, […]
Wind energy now forms a vital part of the economy in many global regions and is expanding into new arenas. The Chinese market is strong, the US is recovering and with emerging nations now increasingly adopting renewable energy solutions, global growth is predicted to continue at a steady rate with doubling of installations from 2013 […]
Electro Standards Laboratories’ Wave Energy Harvesting research has been highlighted in a recent article published by Providence Business News. The article highlights the efforts of Electro Standards Laboratories, Cranston RI, in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, to develop new systems to power remote sensor buoys or other remote ocean platforms using […]
Singapore-based, tidal power specialist Atlantis Resources, has released its full year results for the 2013. The company showed significant progress after it joined AIM (London Stock Exchange) in February last year. Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive of Atlantis Resources Limited commented: “We have made significant progress since February in finalising the construction and supply contracts for […]
The Center for Conservation Biology has become part of an initiative to develop wind farms off Virginia’s coast. Making Wind Turbines More Bird FriendlyThe CCB is part of a team with the Richmond-based Timmons Group, an engineering and technology firm that is one of four Virginia businesses participating in the endeavor to accelerate the development […]
The wind farm developer, PNE WIND AG, has made considerable progress on the way to constructing the offshore wind farm “Gode Wind II”: The documentation required for the binding agreement to the grid connection has been submitted to the transmission grid operator TenneT. This means that PNE WIND AG has fulfilled all four criteria in […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today announced it will solicit public comment on a proposed rule that will eliminate a redundant step in the noncompetitive leasing process for commercial renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). BOEMRE originally published the proposed revision for comment as a direct final […]
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) will continue to push forward with a proposed rule that will eliminate a redundant step in the noncompetitive leasing process for commercial renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), BOEMRE Director Michael R. Bromwich said today. BOEMRE announced on Nov. 26, 2010, that […]
SEAENERGY, the Aberdeen-based renewables company, is in the advanced stages of negotiation over the sale of its offshore wind interests. The company has agreed an extension to a £3.8 million loan facility from major shareholder LC Capital Master Fund to provide more time for a deal over its SeaEnergy Renewables business to be completed. The […]
Ken Salazar, secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI), has concluded the historic preservation consultation process for the… [mappress] Source: nawindpower, March 02, 2010; Image: abc.net, December 10, 2008
Huadian Wenqiang, the Chinese self-elevating jack-up vessel, has installed its first turbine at an offshore wind project. According to Hengtong Group, the vessel installed the turbine at the project site offshore Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province on 9 April. The company said the construction site is located in a typhoon-prone area with complex geological sea conditions, extreme working […]
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 […]
A team led by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is set to conduct a research project on the engineering of the jacket foundations at the U.S. Block Island offshore wind farm. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has awarded USD 608,722 for the 28-month study of the first U.S. offshore wind commercial project. […]
Equinor Wind US, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have launched a joint project to expand the detection and monitoring of whale species found in the waters of New York Bight. The partners will deploy two acoustic buoys designed to provide near real-time monitoring of species such as […]
Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is launching an advisory service to help U.S. offshore wind developers navigate the project regulatory frameworks and permitting processes. The regulatory and permitting advisory service is expected to assist developers through processes at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the efficient approach to project approval, the company said. OWC’s team is […]
The European Commission has fined General Electric (GE) EUR 52 million for providing incorrect information during the investigation under the EU Merger Regulation of GE’s planned acquisition of LM Wind Power. On 11 January 2017, GE notified its proposed acquisition of the blade manufacturer. In this notification, GE stated that it did not have any […]