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  • 6 October 2015

    The offshore wind industry is not really doing anything exceptional when it comes down to the basics. Wind turbine generators, WTGs, have been around onshore since one of the first electricity-generating wind turbines was built to power a holiday home in 1887 in Marykirk, Scotland. Offshore platforms were built in the early 20th century for […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Independent geoscience and engineering service provider, Next Geosolutions, has acquired the UK-based marine resource solutions company, RMS Submarine Ltd.

  • 18 January 2018
    Technology

    Following multiple not yet realised 10MW+ concept plans, there is already much wind industry talk about the next-generation 12-15 MW turbines. The question is whether especially new concepts in the latter category will be mainly evolutionary scaling of current technology, or a radical departure to new concept solutions.

  • 31 August 2016

    By Boy Biemans en Eelko May  at Bosch Rexroth Transferring people and cargo at open sea can result in dangerous situations for ships, platforms and crew. To enable safe and efficient transfer of personnel and cargo from ships to offshore platforms, wind turbines at sea or other ships, Barge Master teamed up with Bosch Rexroth to develop […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Fugro’s multi-purpose offshore vessel Fugro Symphony will return to the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm next week to install the remaining inter-array cables at the site located some 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast.

  • 17 June 2015
    Vessels

    There is a new home for the annual Seawork International, which has been running this week in Southampton. Organisers, Mercator Media, has reached an agreement in principle with Southampton City Council to move Seawork to Mayflower Park, which will allow the exhibition to grow both on the water and on land.  Associated British Ports has hosted […]

  • 28 July 2014

    EMEC is exhibiting at the Grand Renewable Energy (GRE) International Conference & Exhibition 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, next week. The GRE Conference is being held jointly with the 2nd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC). Oliver Wragg (Commercial Director) and Allan Davidson (Director Asia) will be attending the conference. AWTEC focuses on wave and […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    SSE has opened the next round of its Partnership fund for the Beatrice offshore wind farm, making GBP 600,000 available to support transformative community projects in both Highland and Moray in Scotland.

  • 15 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Ken Soerensen, currently Senior Vice President at Siemens Wind Power A/S, will become CEO of ALL NRG Group as of March 2016. For the last four years, Soerensen has been head of Global Product Line Service Wind at Siemens Wind Power. “We foresee substantial growth of the Group in the coming years, and Ken’s unique […]

  • 9 September 2010
    R&D, Technology

    In the world’s northernmost wind farm at Havøygavlen, Statoil is to test next generation turbine technology. The innovation is a gearless turbine that promises to achieve significant reductions in operation and maintenance costs for offshore wind power. One of the biggest challenges with developing offshore wind power is the major cost involved in repairs and […]

  • 21 September 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    UK-based offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has ordered two next-generation multi-hull crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Seacat Services placed the order with naval architects, BAR Technologies. The vessels, Seacat Columbia and Seacat Cambria, were designed in partnership with Chartwell Marine, Seacat Services said. The first BARTech 30 CTV is expected to be completed by […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Offshore wind crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services has concluded the first of many apprentice recruitment drives with the award of a dozen opportunities to the next generation of offshore renewable energy seafarers. The firm is now set to deliver maritime training for 12 Apprentice Deckhands from the local area as it seeks to expand […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Duchy of Lancaster has granted exclusivity rights to Natural Energy Wyre for the construction of a tidal barrage across the river Wyre in Lancashire, UK. This enables the developer to move to the funding and planning application stage. The £200m project, managed by Natural Energy Wyre Limited, will have a lifespan of over 120 years and provide electricity […]

  • 5 July 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Siemens Windpower has been awarded £5 million of Government funding in the first round of grants for developing next-generation offshore…   [mappress] Source: greenwisebusiness, July 05, 2010;

  • 28 August 2014

    Next week, Denmark will play a host to Offshore Wind International Business2Business Event 2014, held on 3-4 of September. The first day is reserved for Pre-booked Business2Business meetings. Every attendee can arrange up to 17 meetings lasting 15 minutes each. Participants include companies from a large range of offshore wind countries spanning all levels of […]

  • 25 October 2013

    The decision on granting the development consent order for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is expected in late 2014 so work does not finish for Forewind with the acceptance of the application. The Planning Inspectorate has begun its pre-examination phase for the development, which will be followed by a formal examination process. Together these two steps […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Following the decision by the Court of Session to reject Donald Trump’s latest legal action against the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the Trump Organization announced it will take the case to the UK Supreme Court and European courts, saying that it was “impossible to have a fair hearing” in Scotland, Press and Journal informs.  Furthermore, the Trump […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Seagreen Wind Energy Limited is preparing to bid in the next UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction for the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo wind farms, which is scheduled for Spring 2019.

  • 24 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Hydrographic and geophysical surveys on the proposed 520MW Arklow Bank wind farm in the Irish Sea are scheduled to start in June. The start of the surveys off the Ireland’s Wicklow coast is weather dependent. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by the end of September 2019, a marine notice said. The […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Vessels

    Spanish engineering company Marcelo Penna Engineering and the Dutch Safeway have joined forces to design an “intelligent” service operation vessel (SOV) combined with a motion-compensated offshore access system. The parties are developing the DP2 MP625 SOV combined with the recently introduced Safeway Gannet 3D motion-compensated offshore access system that features zero impact bumpering or hover-mode, […]

  • 15 October 2014

    Work gets underway next week on Vattenfall’s £165m extension to Kentish Flats Wind Farm as the developer prepares for the deployment of 15 turbines in the summer of 2015. The preparatory work is scheduled to start offshore on 22 October 2014 as Vattenfall prepares the sea bed for 30 kilometres of cable between turbines at […]

  • 15 December 2014

    A proposal to build a tidal lagoon that would generate clean energy from the tides in Swansea Bay has entered a new phase. The examination period by the UK Planning Inspectorate closed on December 10. The Planning Inspectorate has three months to prepare a report on the application to the Secretary of State, including a recommendation for […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The construction of floating offshore wind farms in California over the near- to long-term could contribute to economic development in the US West Coast state, especially if significant portions of equipment and services were procured locally, according to a report by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The report, Floating Offshore Wind in California: Gross […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Vessels

    Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) Ltd is preparing to construct a second wind farm service vessel (WFSV) at its fabrication and engineering facility in Portland, UK.

  • 8 April 2015
    Training & Education

    Global certification, inspection and testing group Bureau Veritas and the Spanish Maritime Institute (IME) are looking to raise standards of training and education in the offshore wind industry with a new Masters in Marine Renewables Energy course, starting 11th May 2015 in the second edition. The course has been launched following a report by EY, […]

  • 3 April 2013

    As offshore wind farms move further out to sea demands made on support vessels are changing significantly. Essex-based CTruk Boats has had its sights set on this development for some time and recently initiated the build of a 50 tonne payload support vessel, designed to meet the tougher requirements of the next phase. Powered by […]