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20 May 2019 Ports & Logistics

The Port of Tyne in the UK is nearing the final phase of a GBP 3 million investment program to infill Tyne Dock and increase its offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers. The program will result in an additional 30ha of land with deep-sea quayside access to support offshore wind, Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, […]

8 April 2019 Vessels

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 […]

11 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

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 […]

10 May 2018 Authorities

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.

19 February 2018

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.

14 September 2017 Business & Finance

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).

12 May 2017

A special international matchmaking event will be organised during the 2017 edition of Offshore Energy, headed by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

28 April 2017 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

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.

5 February 2017

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 […]

4 February 2016 Business & Finance

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 […]

19 March 2015

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: […]

17 July 2014

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, […]

26 June 2014

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 […]

4 June 2014

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 […]

2 June 2014 Business & Finance

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 […]

16 April 2014 Environment, R&D

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 […]

28 February 2011

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 […]

16 February 2011 Authorities

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 […]

27 January 2011

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 […]

27 December 2010

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 […]

3 March 2010 Wind Farm Update

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

19 July 2019 Wind Farm Update

Offshore wind developer Parkwind and marine contractor Jan De Nul have kicked off offshore seabed preparation works in the Belgian North Sea for the 219MW Northwester 2 wind farm. Jan De Nul has just finished the offshore scour protection works on the wind farm's 23 turbine locations. At each location, the subsea rock installation vessel Simon […]

17 July 2019 R&D, Technology

French startup Eolink has towed the 1/10 scale floating wind turbine prototype to the Brest harbour after the unit was tested offshore for over a year. The Eolink prototype was anchored and connected to the grid in April 2018. During that time, the unit underwent a series of tests including the ''maximum power, enhanced control strategies, behavior […]

16 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders

Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the UK. Effective 16 July, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of 281MW, equivalent to 70% of the wind farm’s production. The 402MW Dudgeon is owned by Equinor (35%), Masdar (35%) and […]

10 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Niras has secured a contract to conduct environmental impact assessments (EIA) for HOFOR's two proposed offshore wind farms in Øresund, Denmark. Niras said it is responsible for making sure that the planned Nordre Flint and Aflandshage wind farms can co-exist with the Copenhagen Airport and that they will not affect air traffic. The company will also investigate […]

4 July 2019 Business & Finance

Northern Offshore Group is making a strategic investment in the UK-based CPower Energy with an aim to broaden its activities in the offshore wind industry. According to Northern Offshore, the owners have followed CPower during its first couple of years in the business and saw the acquisition as part of a long-term growth strategy across various segments […]