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  • 2 June 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A Belgian consortium of research institutions and companies has started a project to investigate if mussels could be grown on offshore wind farms.

  • 21 November 2017
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    On 15 November, a bio mussel force line was installed at the Belwind offshore wind farm as part of a research project investigating mussel farming at offshore wind farms. 

  • 23 May 2014

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has recently undertaken an industry first use of Drop Down Video (DDV) surveys at Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm. E.ON’s Robin Rigg Wind Farm, located in the Solway Firth is the first commercial wind farm in Scottish waters. The technology, designed and deployed by sub-sea camera experts Envision Mapping […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Mussel Farming Begins at Belwind OWF On 15 November, a bio mussel force line was installed at the Belwind offshore wind farm as part of a research project investigating mussel farming at offshore wind farms. Ballast Nedam Re-Entering Offshore Wind Sector A few years after the sale of its offshore wind activities, the Netherlands-based construction […]

  • 4 June 2017

    Statoil Floats First Hywind Scotland Foundations off Stord The first two of the five SPAR-type floating foundations built by the Navantia-Windar consortium for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm have arrived to the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway. Belgians Start Growing Mussels on Offshore Wind Farms A Belgian consortium of research institutions and […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    Four Scottish Offshore Wind Projects Cleared for Takeoff The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review. BiFab Safe Until April Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), SSE and the partners to […]

  • 28 February 2013

    A North Sea wind farm has had hardly any negative effects on fauna. In fact, it can provide benefits for marine life. According to researcher Prof. Han Lindeboom and his colleagues at IMARES, part of Wageningen UR, and fellow scientists at Bureau Waardenburg and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the wind farm at Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) provides […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    MHI Vestas Launches 9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine to re-affirm the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind. Mating of Hywind Scotland Floating Turbines (Video) Statoil has shared a great video showing the mating of one of Hywind Scotland’s Siemens […]

  • 22 September 2010
    Environment, R&D

    A slew of non-native marine species have made their home on the Alpha Ventus wind turbines off the German coast in the North Sea. Scientists say the oysters and crabs, among others, have not affected the structures.

  • 13 November 2014

    Ten SMEs with specific international growth aspirations are to receive extra support this coming year from the Orange Trade Mission Fund. That was announced by Minister Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development), Harm Kreulen (KLM), Ralph Hamers (ING Bank) and Michaël van Straalen (Dutch SME Association) during an event at Schiphol. These ten winners will receive […]

  • 12 June 2014

    The Dutch maritime technology company Micanti has designed a 100% environmentally friendly antifouling foil. Its working is based on small fibers, which make it very unattractive for organisms to attach to the hull of a ship. The innovative nature of this invention and the successful launch of it within the global professional shipping industry has […]

  • 22 August 2011

      A North-Sea wind farm contributes to increased biodiversity and has hardly any negative effects on fauna, according to a Dutch research report. For two years a research team studied benthic organisms (life at the sea bed), fish, birds and marine mammals at the OWEZ offshore wind farm near Egmond aan Zee. Their study shows […]

  • 17 November 2010
    Operations & Maintenance

    One year ago the last of the twelve turbines of alpha ventus was assembled – completing Germany’s first offshore wind farm. Since the gradual commissioning of the turbines, the offshore test field has fed some 170 gigawatt hours of climate friendly power into the national power grid and has already achieved an balanced EROEI (Energy […]

  • 20 April 2015

    Since research into the impact of offshore wind farms on the marine life started more than 15 years ago at Denmark’s Horns Rev 1, there have been several multi-year research and monitoring programmes in Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. A large part of it funded by the wind farm developers themselves, and governments also […]

  • 23 July 2013

    The 2013 RGS-IBG/NOC lecture will be given by Dr Russell Wynn, Head of Marine Geoscience at the National Oceanography Centre. Dr Russell Wynn will cover aspects of marine mapping from the deep sea to shallow water, and include geohazards and emerging technologies. The talk will also consider the impact of such mapping on seabirds and […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Texo Group has opened a new office in the Port of Blyth with the aim of supporting the needs of the offshore wind sector and focusing on back-of-deck and mechanical equipment projects. Texo has also made three new appointments to its engineering leadership team to head up the new office in the North East of England […]

  • 22 July 2014

    Offshore wind turbines can provide valuable feeding opportunities for the wildlife population in the area, according to new research carried out by the University of St Andrews. The study, published on Monday, 21 July, in the journal Current Biology, found that some seals appeared to deliberately seek out and forage around the structures. The research […]

  • 19 August 2013

    As of 1 August, Lars Rytter has taken over as Chief Operating Officer at REpower. In his new role, Rytter will be able to make an important contribution to REpower’s programme for the future. With this programme, the Company’s plans include realizing significant savings in the areas of purchasing, production and manufacturing. The Dane is […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Houlder’s Advanced Analysis Group has provided Siemens Wind Power with a bespoke 3D-visualisation software tool to model project logistics and optimise the turbine installation process at DONG Energy’s 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm.

  • 20 June 2012

    Three new board members have been appointed to oversee the operation of Wave Hub, the offshore marine energy project in Cornwall. Bill Russell takes on the role of chairman while Niamh Lamond and Richard Parkinson have been appointed as non-executive Directors. Welcoming the appointments, Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “Wave Hub is a cornerstone of […]

  • 26 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Consumers Energy has signed a contract with Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. to supply 56 wind turbine generators for the utility’s Lake Winds Energy Park in Mason County. The wind park is scheduled to begin operation in late 2012. The contract calls for Vestas to manufacture, deliver and commission the V100-1.8 MW turbine units. The total […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Seaway 7 has awarded Tekmar Energy with a contract to provide cable protection systems (CPSs) for wpd’s 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Under the contract, Tekmar will be supplying 150 of their patented CPSs which protect the subsea power cables as they transition from the offshore structures into burial. The Yunlin offshore wind […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    GE has appointed Azeez Mohammed as the President and CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016. Mohammed comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. Responsible for continuing to build the Power Conversion business, Mohammed will […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by Boskalis to provide cable protection systems (CPS) for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. Tekmar will provide 196 TekLink Generation 8 systems for protecting the project’s inter-array and export cables, and bellmouths for the substations, with its sister company AgileTek Engineering performing engineering analysis. The […]

  • 5 December 2014

    Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has erected the prototype of its new 6.2M152. Located onshore near Langen-Neuenwalde, the wind turbine, owned by EWE Erneuerbare Energien subsidiary EWE AG, is scheduled to be fully commissioned by the end of the year. With the rotor star 152 meters in diameter, energy yield will be […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Van Oord has selected Tekmar Energy’s Cable Protection System (CPS) TekLink® Mechanical Latch for the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The 382.7MW Windpark Fryslân comprises 89 Siemens Gamesa 4.3MW wind turbines to be installed in the IJsselmeer some six kilometers off the Frisian coast. Tekmar Energy is providing 167 cable protection systems […]