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  • 7 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    A new regulatory framework is necessary to support offshore wind investors in developing wind farms and infrastructure ready for future meshed grids, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

  • 13 July 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, R&D

    The European Commission has appointed Ecofys and RPS to prepare a Baseline Environmental Assessment for a meshed grid in the Irish and North Seas. The results may be used to inform any future plans for renewable energy generation, energy storage, power cables and associated equipment in the North and Irish Seas. Focussing on Belgium, Denmark, Germany, […]

  • 5 October 2011
    Grid Connection

      New results on offshore electricity grid infrastructure in Europe: the EU “OffshoreGrid” project analysis reveals tremendous cost saving potential. Report published in Brussels today. Offshore grids, connecting North and Baltic Sea wind farms to electricity consumers, will be substantially cheaper to build than expected. Building “hub connections” at sea instead of using cables to […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The kick-off of Offshore Wind Installation and Maintenance (OWIM) Conference marked the beginning of the second day of Offshore Energy 2014, held in Amsterdam. Among a number of exhibitors, delegates and visitors involved in the offshore renewables industry, the presence of Marie Donnelly from the European Commission certainly attracted a lot of interest. This year’s OWIM […]

  • 25 May 2016

    The North and Irish Sea hold great offshore wind potential, but its development is being hindered by a lack of collaboration in the region, according to a new study published by the European Commission.  The best way to tap into this potential is for EU countries bordering these seas to work together, the “Study on regulatory matters […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Grid Connection

    Offshore wind farms in combination with meshed offshore grids and cross-border interconnectors, powered by appropriate regulatory frameworks, can largely contribute to energy security in the European Union.

  • 17 March 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology

    Recent technological advances by leading engineering companies to improve the integration of renewable energy, especially wind energy, within Europe’s power grid by 2020, will bring a pan-European electricity grid closer to reality. Last year, the Swiss-based engineering company ABB announced the development of the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). “This […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Grid Connection

    Meshed offshore grid can bring significant financial, technical, and environmental benefits at the EU level, said recent study. The study, conducted for the European Commission, by PWC, Ecofys, and Tractebel Engineering compares the costs and benefits of a “meshed” offshore grid in the Northern Seas region with separate radial connections to shore for each wind […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Grid Connection

    A 4-year project investigating the benefits of a meshed offshore transmission grid has been launched recently under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research Program, and is currently the biggest energy project within the program. A meshed offshore grid connecting offshore wind farms to land could provide significant financial, technical and environmental benefits to the European electricity market, […]

  • 21 November 2011

    The objective of the network is to address key risk elements for the grid investments that will be required to integrate large amounts of wind energy into the transmission grid. The initiative is funded by Nordic Energy Research, and consists of four leading universities; NTNU, KTH, CTH and Risø / DTU, STRI, Statnett and DNV. […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Grid Connection

    Baltic InteGrid, a project exploring the potential of meshed offshore grids in the Baltic Sea region, is in focus of the second video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way. 

  • 10 November 2015
    Grid Connection

    The central theme of the sixth annual Offshore WIND Conference held last month in Amsterdam was “Building an industry without borders.” According to a study published by the European Commission titled “Study of the benefits of a meshed offshore grid in Northern Seas region,” a meshed offshore grid would cut costs by between EUR 30 […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Swedish company SCiBreak has joined the PROMOTioN consortium, which aims to develop and demonstrate diode rectifier offshore converters, HVDC grid protection system, and HVDC circuit breaker prototypes. PROMOTioN will also deliver a regulatory and financial framework, including an offshore grid deployment plan for the future offshore grid system in Europe.

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A lot is going on this week in the Netherlands when it comes to offshore renewable energy sector.  On Monday, one of Dutch companies established a partnership with a Greek offshore renewable technology developer, aiming to further develop and commercialize a floating wind energy system. Then, two of the country’s consultancy companies launched a new international consultancy Wind Minds, together with a […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Offshore wind farms in Germany generated 8.8 billion kWh of electricity in the first six months of 2017, a 47.5 percent increase compared to 5.9 billion kWh of electricity generated in the first half of 2016.

  • 23 August 2012
    Grid Connection, Technology

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will present some of its leading power technologies at the Cigré conference in Paris. Running from August 27-31, 2012, the biennial event is a key platform for the discussion of global trends, technologies and future developments in the power sector, with delegates attending from all over the […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

    Energy Ministers from the 10 countries around the North and Irish Seas (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and the European Commissioner for Energy gathered on 3rd December to discuss the outcome of the analysis that has been carried out by Government authorities, transmission system operators and […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Technology

    The Norther offshore high-voltage station (OHVS), which was installed at the offshore wind farm site on 22 August, has been equipped with an nCentric system providing wireless access for monitoring the substation from land.

  • 19 December 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The first electricity from the Nordsee Ost (North Sea East) offshore wind farm off the German coast is flowing shore-ward. The first of a total of 48 wind turbines has commenced trial operation in the past few days and is already feeding its green electricity into the grid. Grid operator TenneT had connected the wind farm […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection

    Twenty Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have signed the “Northern Seas as the Power House of North-Western Europe” Manifesto which sees offshore wind energy as a way to make the Northern Seas the “power house” of Europe.  MEPs believe that the progressive, large-scale, deployment of offshore wind farms and emerging marine renewables, along with the completion of a […]

  • 14 November 2011

    Toshiba Corporation today announced that the company has signed a Global Partnership agreement with EcoIsland, the ambitious project to make the Isle of Wight a model sustainable community offering a high quality of life. Deeply grounded in a partnership with the local community, EcoIsland will explore solutions that harness renewable energy and advanced technology to […]

  • 1 January 2019

    Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry’s hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the ‘Learn More’ button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.

  • 15 January 2013
    R&D

    The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center. The Pacific Marine Energy Center, or PMEC, will test energy generation potential […]

  • 24 October 2013

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or the “Company”) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (“MES”) today announced that they have signed a new agreement to cooperate in the development and commercialization of OPT’s PowerBuoy® technology. Building on the successful work previously done together by the companies, this agreement sets forth the terms of technology […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The France-headquartered Vallourec is supplying structural tubes for the Borssele Alpha and Beta offshore transformer stations in the Dutch North Sea.

  • 22 August 2014
    R&D

    Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd (MESL) has been appointed to undertake regional seabed monitoring, consisting of over 2,500 samples, on behalf of eight marine aggregate operators with licensed interests in the southern North Sea through a contract being coordinated by the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA).  MESL were identified as the preferred consultancy to collect, […]