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  • 12 October 2012

    Mediterranean countries have set targets for offshore wind development in the Mediterranean Sea by 2020. Greece has a relatively very low target of 200MW installed offshore wind capacity. This offshore development mainly concerns conventional offshore wind farm project designs. But Greece’s energy market is at the forefront of transformative changes that are attracting investors from […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the development of marine economies with thousands of new jobs. Recently, offshore wind power […]

  • 11 March 2013

     Patrick Kron was appointed Chairman & CEO of Alstom on 11 March 2003. In the decade between 2003 and 2013, the company battled for survival from 2003 to 2005, then enjoyed strong growth in the years between 2006 and 2009, and finally coped with the global financial and economic crisis from 2010 onwards. On 21 […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate, an independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament, has today announced another record return for the benefit of the public finances and an overall performance which is significantly ahead of the market, as its portfolio value hits an all-time high. Results summary Record return to Treasury for the benefit of the public finances:£267.1 […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Aquamarine Power’s proposed wave farm on the Western Isles could create hundreds of long-term skilled jobs in one of Britain’s most remote communities, according to figures published today. The Edinburgh firm’s 40MW Lewis wave farm – which was fully consented by the Scottish Government earlier this year – could generate between 98 and 200 jobs […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    IBERDROLA’s 9-months results have been negatively impacted by increased regulatory costs in Spain and the UK as well as other factors which have led the Company to reduce shareholder remuneration. Positive business activity, including efficiency gains, have reduced the impact on Ebitda to a net €240 million. These positive business developments plus improved efficiency also […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Dr Richard Yemm, inventor of the Pelamis wave energy device has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the development of the marine renewables sector. The iconic red ‘sea-snake’ wave energy converter has gained international recognition since Dr Yemm founded Pelamis Wave Power in Edinburgh in 1998. First Minister Alex Salmond presented Dr Yemm, now […]

  • 14 February 2013

    It was 40 years ago, in the time of the international oil crisis, that some of the first initiatives were undertaken by, what the Dutch now would call, ‘goat-hair wool sock men’ taking a look at wind as a source for generating energy. Reason enough for one of these ‘pioneers’, Chris Westra, to organise a day where the […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound renewable energy investment fund (REIF), geared to stimulating greater levels of private finance into innovative green power and renewable district heating projects in Scotland, was opened for business by First Minister Alex Salmond today. As senior figures from green energy, finance and government gathered in Edinburgh for the Scottish Low Carbon Investment […]

  • 16 January 2012

    “Oceanology International is a unique event; there is nowhere else where such a broad range of providers of technologies and users of technologies and the applications of technology come together,” says the event’s Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics; and Sector Director, Energy and Environment for the BMT Group. “It […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      A boat with suspension, a giant robotic arm and a vessel resembling a seahorse are just three of the innovative concepts shortlisted by the Carbon Trust as part of a competition to solve the problem of transferring engineers and equipment safely on to wind turbines as far as 300km offshore in wave heights up […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Seawork 2012 saw a number of major deals being done and several high specification craft being officially handed over. Seawork has become not only an efficient one-stop-shop for seeing what’s new on the market, specifying future requirements and placing orders but also the event of choice for exhibitors to showcase the work they have completed […]

  • 7 February 2011
    Business & Finance

    Suzlon has installed over 15,000 MW of wind power capacity in 25 countries, established operations across 32 countries, with a workforce of over 13,000 personnel. Group orderbook rises to record US$ 7.3 bn; increase of 35 per cent. Group revenues of Rs. 4,433 cr. (US$ 968 mn). EBITDA of Rs. 182 cr. (US$ 40 mn); […]

  • 30 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.  Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights: Total wind turbine generators (“WTGs”) commissioned amounted to an equivalent wind power project output […]

  • 20 April 2015

    In our first edition of 2015 you could read all about the developments regarding renewable energy. One point in matter that was not yet touched upon is how classification companies are involved in renewable energy. Maritime Holland speaks to DNV GL and ClassNK on their involvement. On 1 October 2014 classification society ClassNK announced they […]

  • 19 January 2015

    With over 70GW planned to come online over the next ten years, offshore wind continues to show exceptional potential and offers some of the best industry growth prospects against a backdrop of maturing onshore developments in the EU. Indeed, the extreme weather conditions offer higher wind speeds, allowing turbines to produce more electricity than onshore, […]

  • 6 February 2020

    Japan Wind Power Association Japanese government moves to promote offshore wind power. • July 2016 : Port & Harbor Law has amended. • April 2019 : New Offshore Wind Promotion Law enforced. • July 2019 : 11 candidate promotion areas were announced. 4 out of 11 are classified as “promising areas”. More than 13GW of […]

  • 10 April 2017

    Knowledge of impact forces is an important aspect in the design and subsequent operation of offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines are typically monopile or space frame structures. In addition to their basic operational loading, these structures are designed to withstand the environmental loads experienced offshore from waves, currents and wind.

  • 3 October 2013
    Authorities

    Pat Rabbitte, Irish Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources this morning addressed the Irish Wind Energy Asssociation (IWEA) Conference with the following speech:  Thank you for your invitation to deliver the keynote address at today’s Autumn Conference of the Irish Wind Energy Association on the occasion of your organisation being in operation for 20 […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved today the Company’s consolidated financial statements and separate financial statements for 2011 .  ” Technological innovation and production flexibility have enabled the Group to achieve more than satisfactory results even in a market where signs of recovery are still weak – comments CEO Valerio Battista. Financial […]

  • 16 August 2011

      China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”), a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011.  Second Quarter 2011 Financial Highlights:  Total wind turbine generators (“WTGs”) commissioned amounted to an equivalent wind power projects output of 367.5MW, […]

  • 21 November 2011
    Authorities

    Department of Energy and Climate Change Released following speech of Charles Hendry: Thank you for inviting me to your conference today. I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity to say a few words to this gathering of leading figures in Ireland’s energy sector. The energy challenge  I’d like to start by recognising Ireland’s strong […]

  • 2 January 2020

    Lubbers Logistics Group Road Transport With a truck fleet of 140 trucks, pickups and vans and 350 different trailers Lubbers Road Transport is able to move standard groupage cargo as well as special, oversized loads (f.a. narcels and blades). Besides road transports also storage and handling services are offered to the Offshore Wind Industry via […]

  • 30 May 2017

    Windcat Workboats The design of a Windcat is constantly evolving with the experience gained over the last 17 years. Windcat Workboats values the input from technicians and charterers which has led to the most practical vessel available, giving great accommodation and required facilities for the passengers. The combination of the design and specialized bow fender […]

  • 16 April 2020

    French Renewable Energy Trade Association Syndicat des énergies renouvelables French offshore wind objectives The French energy transition law (2015) and connectedregulatory texts has set a range of targets for thedevelopment of offshore wind in France: by 2024, Franceshould have installed the 3,000 MW already assigned bythe two first tenders for bottom fixed offshore wind and4 […]