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20 July 2010 Business & Finance

In the 1970s the UK invested about 0.15% of GDP each year in research and development (R&D) into providing cheaper and cleaner energy. Britain was putting more public money into nuclear power and other new sources of electricity than almost any other economy.

19 July 2010 Wind Farm Update

A guard vessel is now in operation on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm to ensure the safety of marine traffic around the foundation...   [mappress] Source: yourindustrynews, July 19, 2010;

16 July 2010 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Proserv Offshore, a global provider of subsea maintenance, abandonment and decommissioning solutions and services to the offshore energy... [mappress] Source: marinelink, July 16, 2010;

8 July 2010 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance
8 July 2010 Technology

Aberdeen-based firm signs co-operation agreement with major Chinese manufacturer. First Minister Alex Salmond today welcomed a strategic co-operation agreement signed between SeaEnergy Renewables and Nantong COSCO Ship Steel Structure Company (NCSC) to develop and market steel structures for the offshore wind industry. The agreement – the first of its kind between a Scottish firm and […]

6 July 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

The development of offshore wind and linked infrastructure is vital to the UK meeting its EU 2020 renewable energy targets, the country's Department of Energy and Climate Change said in a 2009 Renewable Energy Strategy report handed to the European Commission late Monday. Up to 33 GW of offshore renewable generation may be developed and […]

6 July 2010 Environment

As the stories previously reported on this blog will tell you, the world is beginning to make changes towards a low carbon economy, and, the potential of offshore wind power in driving this change in the energy sector is now being realised. Offshore wind, key in fighting climate change, does have an impact on marine […]

1 July 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

The US Department of the Interior and Department of Energy plan to increase offshore renewable energy development together, under a formal agreement signed Tuesday. Interior and the DOE would develop "attainable" goals for constructing renewable energy projects on the US Outer Continental Shelf, determine how to streamline federal and state approval processes and identify areas […]

29 June 2010 Technology

Fugro is already proving its worth to clients in the rapidly expanding marine renewable energy sector. Its extensive range of services that... [mappress] Source: geos, June 29, 2010;

23 June 2010 R&D, Technology

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading ship power systems integrator, has signed a contract with Lamprell plc of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to supply a complete ship power system for a new wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). Wärtsilä’s solution has been selected for its low fuel consumption, environmentally sound technology, and global service support. The […]

11 June 2010 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Order worth more than EUR500 million for the consortium A consortium of Siemens Energy and Prysmian Powerlink has received an order worth more than EUR500 million from the German transmission grid company transpower. The BorWin2 offshore consortium will connect two North Sea offshore wind farms to the grid on behalf of transpower, a subsidiary of […]

11 June 2010

Seasoned renewable industry experts Eric Briar and Toby Mead, both ex-Metoc plc, are set to join SeaRoc, the marine and offshore engineering experts within the Natural Power group of companies. Briar will take the newly formed Chief Operating Officer role building on the successes of former CEO Peter Hodgetts, whilst Mead joins as Head of […]

1 June 2010

With the establishment of Blue Offshore a specialist marine engineering contractor has entered the subsea cable installation market with the focus on the development of the world’s wind and tidal potential. Blue Offshore will initially provide subsea cable installation services for offshore wind farms. They will assist their customers with innovative standalone and module-based solutions […]

21 May 2010 Business & Finance, R&D

We are proud to announce the establishment of Blue Offshore as a specialist marine engineering contractor assisting with developing the world’s wind and tidal potential. Blue Offshore will in first instance provide subsea cable installation services for offshore wind farms. We will assist our customers with innovative standalone and module-based solutions to suit their particular […]

20 May 2010 R&D, Technology

Aberdeen marine power group Green Ocean Energy has announced that it is set to secure a statement of feasibility for its innovative Wave...   [mappress] Source: theengineer, May 20, 2010;

20 May 2010 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Marine life has proved itself a rich source of inspiration for renewable energy innovation. Sharks and kelp have sparked ideas for... [mappress] Source: treehugger, May 19, 2010;

20 May 2010

BOWind has awarded the survey inspection and remedial works contract for the Barrow Offshore Wind Farm export cable to subsea cable specialists, Offshore Marine Management (OMM). OMM has also been awarded the cable surveys contract for Burbo Bank by developer DONG Energy. The Barrow work will include the subsea inspection of the entire 27km export […]

19 May 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

Ambitious plans for the development of offshore wind energy projects in Scotland took a significant step forward today. The Scottish Government launched a 12 week consultation detailing draft plans to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and realise Scotland's multi-billion pound potential in renewables. The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Development Plan for Offshore Wind sets out […]

13 May 2010 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Five Ashtech ProFlex 500 GNSS receivers are helping guide the operations of the self-propelled jack-up vessel Bard Wind Lift I, the first... [mappress] Source: marinelink, May 12, 2010;

11 May 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

The government of Ireland is looking to invest in marine energy and wind power. Their coast is believed to be a prime location for offshore...   [mappress] Source: examiner, May 11, 2010;

9 May 2010

A new system was proposed to harness energy from marine currents, with a capacity ranging between 2 and 10 MW, specifically designed to overcome the traditional difficulties of maintenance and repair at sea. TidalStream is developing a low cost buoyancy-controlled platform that can provide up to 10 MW from a single installation, float-out deployment, and […]

4 May 2010 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted offshore wind energy projects being constructed in Europe: "By offering generous incentives, the U.K. already has built more offshore wind power than any other nation. Now it is planning a wave of vast new wind farms, in some of Europe's stormiest waters." The construction of offshore wind energy […]

19 April 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

The Department of the Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) recently funded four research studies to identify technological and... [mappress] Source: marinelink, April 16, 2010;

7 April 2010

Registered seminar participants work at the following companies: * Companies displaying in the Product Display Area 3SUN Managing Director A2SEA Sales Manager Abis Shipping Company BV Director ABS Europe - Rotterdam Country Manager - The Netherlands ABT/ Antwerp Bulk Terminal Project Manager Accenture Partner Resources - Gas & Utilities Acta Marine Managing Director AG Reederei […]

3 April 2010 Authorities

Norfolk, VA – Yesterday Governor McDonnell signed into law several bills that promote the development of an offshore wind industry in Virginia. These bills were part of the legislative package of the Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition (VOW), a stakeholder organization formed in 2009 by localities, manufacturers, utilities, developers and supply chain members to promote the […]

2 April 2010 Authorities

Britain is tempting offshore wind turbine manufacturers to invest in its factories with a multi-million pound fund for transforming ports, but it may not be enough to lure all major turbine makers. Britain's ports need revamping if it wants to be an offshore wind manufacturing hotspot, with marine infrastructure essential for importing thousands of huge […]