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  • 26 September 2019
    R&D

    SSE Renewables has decommissioned the last remaining test turbine at the Hunterston National Offshore Turbine Test Facility in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Following six years of testing, the 6MW Siemens turbine was brought down to the ground in an operation by lead decommissioning contactors, Keltbray, and under the supervision of SSE Renewables. The operation involved a […]

  • 9 October 2020
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Ohio Power Siting Board has removed a requirement for the Icebreaker Wind project in Lake Erie to shut down its wind turbines during nighttime hours from March through November. Back in May, the Board approved the construction of the Icebreaker Wind project with 33 conditions, one of which was that the project’s six MHI […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Energy Management Inc. has abandoned the development of the 468MW Cape Wind offshore wind farm and notified the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that it terminated the development lease, Bloomberg reports.

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Statoil has awarded an additional scope to the contract with Aibel. This week, an amendment giving Aibel responsibility for procurement of material and equipment to the project was signed. In the summer of 2014 Aibel was awarded a contract for a FEED study, Engineering, and Management Assistance for the Statoil project. Since then, detailed engineering […]

  • 17 November 2015

    As EWEA 2015 opened its door in Paris, the Chairman of EWEA and CEO of Siemens Wind Power and Renewables, Markus Tacke, sent out a clear message to the industry and political leaders to raise wind energy ambitions, as it could bring numerous economic and environmental benefits.  “Our political leaders must take important decisions in the weeks and months […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the publication of its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan (SAP) or a General Activities Plan (GAP) for renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Effective 30 days after Federal Register publication, all OCS renewable energy lessees and […]

  • 9 September 2010

    Engineering  firms are to be given advice on entering the renewables sector supply chain at an event later this month. Durham City-based NOF…   (thenorthernecho) [mappress] Source: thenorthernecho, September 09, 2010;

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind O&M specialist Ziton has completed the decommissioning of the Utgrunden offshore wind farm off the east coast of Sweden on behalf of Vattenfall.

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    German Renewables Shipbrokers (GRS) remains on a course for growth, thus the company is moving to considerably larger premises at Stadthausbrücke 7. “Over the past 3.5 years, we have seen a positive development that makes us very proud,” says Philippe Schönefeld, managing partner of GRS. “Our understanding of a professional shipbroker’s role is borne out […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has recommended more emphasis to be placed on floating foundations in order to access the best offshore wind resources in the UK and pave the way to subsidy-free offshore wind farms in 2050 energy mix. Floating platform solutions should be further derisked, as at the moment, investors and developers still favour […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch utility Nuon, part of Vattenfall, has started dismantling the four turbines at the 2MW Lely wind farm in the IJsselmeer. The wind farm, located some 800 metres offshore, was built in 1992 and was in service for 22 years. It is the first offshore wind farm operated by Nuon to be dismantled. Lely made the news […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    EDP Renováveis has, through its subsidiary EDPR UK Limited, closed the sale of a 13.4% stake in equity shareholding and outstanding shareholder loans on Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited to Diamond Generating Europe Limited.

  • 11 June 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has secured a contract to supply a multi-mode pre-lay plough to Boskalis. The 200Te pre-lay plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control equipment which will be mobilized on the bridge of a Boskalis specialist trenching vessel. It will feature a 2.1m share suitable for trenching in sands and hard clays up to […]

  • 6 October 2014

    The weather is becoming increasingly important to many of Vattenfall’s operations. Managing the weather is of course impossible, but an R&D programme will aid the company to manage the impact of weather conditions. In 2011, a programme was initiated with the purpose of developing the capability to run in-house forecasts of weather and wind power […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Authorities

    Polish Economy Ministry presented the newest version of a draft bill on July 27, in which the state cuts the overall support for renewable energy sources between 2013 and 2020. Specifically, the proposed support for biomass and onshore wind power will be reduced in favour of offshore wind and solar power. Reuters brings an explanation […]

  • 4 February 2011

    IRELAND SHOULD “not be over-reliant on gas” and should be making a much greater commitment to ocean energy resources, Bord Gáis chief …   By Lorna Siggins (irishtimes) [mappress] Source: irishtimes, February 04, 2011

  • 12 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Siemens Offshore Grid Access Service has secured a contract extension with TenneT TSO for the provision of its platform supply vessel (PSV).

  • 14 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has purchased EUR 100 million of TenneT’s hybrid bond to support the construction of the NordLink interconnector between Germany and Norway.

  • 21 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    JDR has expanded its service footprint with PD Ports in Hartlepool to support its continued growth in the oil and gas and renewables sectors, the company reported today.  JDR has been a tenant at the Port of Hartlepool since first acquiring 97,000 square foot (sq.ft.) of warehouse space in 2008 and subsequently transformed it in […]

  • 25 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    More than six out of ten (61%) institutional investors in Europe expect to increase their exposure to renewable infrastructure, with nearly half of them (48%) expecting further investments into offshore wind, according to a new study commissioned by alternative investment firm Aquila Capital. A further 30% of investors plan to maintain their exposure to renewables over the next three […]

  • 7 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    ProCon Wind Energy has secured further work on the electrical construction of the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection

    Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Olaf Lies, has called for an increase in Germany’s offshore wind targets following historically low bids in the first auction round in Germany.

  • 5 October 2018
    Authorities

    The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind areas.

  • 18 June 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is carrying out further offshore and coastal site investigation works on innogy’s 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK to help finalize the construction and installation plans.

  • 5 December 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Bladt Industries has secured a contract to build additional 24 transition pieces for Ørsted’s Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.