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  • 8 February 2017
    Vessels

    SeaOwls and Ulstein have launched a new heavy lift jack-up vessel design – the SOUL, developed with the installation of next-generation offshore wind turbines (10-12MW) in mind.

  • 23 November 2016

    Siemens held the topping out ceremony for its new wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany, today.  The structural steel uprights now stand for the production building in Cuxhaven, which will offer 56,000 square meters of floor space. A two-story building enclosing some 3,800 square meters of floor space is being erected next to the production building […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Next Geosolutions and RMS Submarine are some two months away from wrapping up a 17-month project involving marine surveys for cable route design and engineering of multiple 220kV HVAC grid connections for Arkona and Wikinger offshore wind farms in the western Baltic Sea. Next Geosolutions has been hired by Prysmian, which was awarded a contract to deliver and install the power […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 May 2016
    R&D, Technology

    ESG Edelstahl und Umwelttechnik Stralsund GmbH, a member of German GICON Group, and the Endowed Chair of Wind Energy Technology at the University of Rostock have secured EUR 1 million for the development and full-scale testing of a sub-structure for third generation wind turbines with a capacity of 6MW or more. The funds for the development of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Grid Connection

    The jacket construction and the topside built for the Horns Rev C offshore substation have reached the Port of Esbjerg, from where the pieces will be shipped to the installation site some 20 kilometers off the Danish North Sea coast by the end of this week, weather permitting. The installation of the two pieces is expected to start […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall will spend SEK 14 billion (EUR 1.5 bn) on developing its renewable energy power sources, mainly wind , throughout 2016 and 2017, aimed at helping the company reach the goal of adding further 2,300 MW of installed wind capacity by 2020.  The renewables will take the 93% share of Vattenfall’s growth investments in […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Vessels

    A conference on marine power and propulsion systems will be held in April in Southampton, UK, with an aim to identify a range of solutions for workboats, wind farm support vessels, survey vessels, etc.  Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference, consisting of a two-day conference and one-day workshop, will take place from 26 to 28 April, 2016, at the Grand […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Authorities

    Scottish Renewables is calling for a new target of generating the equivalent of 50% of Scotland’s total electricity, heat and transport demand from renewables by 2030, as part of its manifesto launched today ahead of Scottish Parliament election scheduled for May 2016. The document sets out steps Scotland’s next Government should take to maximise the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy. Scottish […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Following the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement that the government will hold three Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions before 2020, the first of which will kick off this year, Chris Willow, Senior Associate at BVG Associates, has selected front runners in the race to win the first auction. In terms of projects that could win the auction, […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    With all five steel jacket foundations fully installed at the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) site, Deepwater Wind officially completed the first offshore construction season for America’s first offshore wind farm. The last deck platform was placed on top of a foundation on 21 November and all of the construction and crew vessels associated with the operation […]

  • 19 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over €200bn of Capital Expenditure will be invested in the offshore wind sector over the next decade, resulting in forecast cumulative capacity of ~74GW by 2025. This will be driven by a large number of developments taking place in the UK, Germany and China and strengthened by the growth of new entrants to the offshore […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    The Nordsee Ost wind farm was officially inaugurated on the occasion of the meeting of the G7 Energy Ministers in Hamburg, on May 8. The inauguration was attended by the German Minister of Economics, Sigmar Gabriel, and his fellow ministers from the G7 states, as well as Peter Terium, CEO of RWE AG, Hans Bünting, CEO of […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Technology

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) has successfully completed a stage gate review with the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) related to its Power Take-off (PTO) technology that could be used with both small and large scale PowerBuoys. Evaluation criteria for the stage gate review included PTO cost reduction, simplification of the manufacturing process, increased reliability, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    MAKE has released its Q1/2015 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update, where the consultancy company presents an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2024. MAKE projects more than 25% reduction in wind energy LCOE for some regions by 2025. The combination of innovation, supply chain maturation, carbon regulations and rising electricity […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) will deploy its ABP-350 type of PowerBuoy in the summer of this year, the company’s President and Chief Executive, George H. Kirby, confirmed in the announcement of OPT’s third quarter results.  OPT’s PB40 wave energy system that is currently in New Jersey will be tested and ready to be deployed this month, subject to […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Technology

    The EU must continue to support and develop renewable energy technologies of strategic importance such as ocean energy if it is serious about creating a long-lasting industrial base for the Energy Union, according to Ocean Energy Europe CEO, Rémi Gruet. The Energy Union Package clearly identifies the crucial role of next generation renewable technologies, such […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Technology

    Ghanaian company developing wave energy project at the Ada Estuary will put to the test first six generators next month. “We do not use oil or gas. We only use the waves from the sea and once the initial capital is set in place, the installation proceeds,” said Anothy Opoku, Chief Executive Officer of TC […]

  • 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 […]