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  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The carbon pollution from two entire coal plants could be eliminated in Maryland if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment Maryland. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development. “Wind power can replace the dirty energy […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    A ‘Green Bond’ which would allow savers to generate returns from the growth of the UK’s renewable energy sector should be launched by the next UK Government, the head of the sector’s trade body in Scotland has said. The plan was outlined today (Tuesday, November 4) at the launch of Scottish Renewables’ blueprint for the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 July 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland will be offered for commercial wind energy development in an August 19, 2014 competitive lease sale. “Thanks to Governor O’Malley’s leadership and significant stakeholder involvement through BOEM’s […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities

    Tomorrow, June 27, EU Heads of State and Government will meet in Brussels to debate on two burning issues: the EU’s energy dependence on Russia and an EU climate and energy framework for 2030 to be agreed in October. WWF stated that it fears that the discussion on who becomes the next president of the […]

  • 30 May 2014

    The July 2014 edition of Offshore WIND Magazine will focus on the German offshore wind market. All those working in the offshore wind industry, and considering the German market as an important one to their business, can make their mark in our next issue. The German-focused Offshore WIND Magazine will be distributed at WindEnergy Hamburg […]

  • 24 April 2014

    MacArtney has been selected to supply a custom designed Moog Focal swivel solution for a next generation tidal turbine developed by Orkney based tidal energy pioneer, Scotrenewables Tidal Power (SRTP). The SRTT is an innovative floating hydrokinetic tidal stream system designed for ease of installation, operations and maintenance, coupled with efficiency, robustness and survivability in […]

  • 7 January 2014

    Douglas-Westwood forecast offshore wind installations averaging 3.2 GW per year over the next ten years with capital expenditure hitting a peak of 18bn in 2016. This report presents a new longer-term forecast and examines the key commercial developments since the last publication to provide detailed insight to established players and new entrant alike. The increase […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The next two years will be critical to further establishing and expanding the European offshore wind sector, especially in Britain and Germany, one of the track chairs at the recent offshore conference in Frankfurt said earlier this week. Dima Rifai, CEO of Paradigm Change Capital Partners in the UK, added a key area in the […]

  • 12 December 2013
    R&D

    Consultation responses on the proposals for Forewind’s 2.4 GW wind energy development, Dogger Bank Teesside A & B are due next week (Friday, 20 December). The organisation’s second and final stage of consultation for this development started in early November with the publication of documents, plans and maps about the proposals on its website. Hundreds […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The final phase of pre-application consultation for Forewind’s second stage of offshore wind energy development, Dogger Bank Teesside A & B, will run for seven weeks from Monday, 4 November. The consultation, which starts with the publication of documents, plans and maps about the proposed development, will continue until Friday, 20 December and will include […]

  • 30 September 2013

    Alicat have launched their second next generation vessel following the launch of the 22m DNV Class Dalby Aire in the summer. This 19m vessel, named Solway Challenger, is powered by two MAN V12 engines and Rolls Royce water jets. Emphasis has again been made on greater foredeck working space and both vessels can comfortably carry a […]

  • 26 September 2013

    Taylor Hopkinson Associates has been appointed by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to manage all aspects of the recruitment process for technical, programmes and strategy roles for the next phase of their recruitment drive. The UK currently leads the world in offshore renewable energy and the key challenge today is to stay ahead of competing […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Teachers from Hull, East Riding and Teesside schools are being sought to become wind energy champions as Forewind launches the next stage of its innovative education initiative, Champions for Wind. Ten teachers will be awarded bursaries to develop and implement wind energy careers related activities for their students as part of the initiative being run […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has today (23 August 2013) announced that next year’s Coastal Communities Fund will be worth £29 million, an increase of 5% from last year. The Coastal Communities Fund was launched in 2012 to invest in seaside towns and villages, helping them achieve their economic potential, reduce unemployment and […]

  • 7 August 2013

    Residents of the Channel Islands could save hundreds of pounds a year by turning their homes into energy efficient units as the energy prices are going up, claim green experts. This follows the announcement by States departments in Jersey and Guernsey that the renewable energy will not become a suitable alternative for fossil fuels for […]

  • 29 July 2013

    Energy sector services company CLS Offshore has unveiled a bold new vision which will mean employing twice as many staff and doubling turnover to around £40m over the next two years. Three board members have been appointed to help steer a new strategy for the Great Yarmouth-based company which will build on its Southern North […]

  • 30 May 2013

    KIC-OffWindTech project and IREC are organizing “Symposium on Offshore wind technologies (OffWindTech)”, to be held at ETSEIB (UPC, Barcelona) premises, on June 20th, 2013.  The goal of this workshop is providing a space to discuss the challenges of the offshore wind power by two thematic sessions: Offshore wind farm grid integration and offshore wind farm […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Grid Connection, R&D

    The Carbon Trust, as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), has launched a new competition to fast track the development of new 66kV cables to be used by the offshore wind industry. The goal is to ensure that new 66kV cables are developed in time to be used on Round 3 projects in the […]

  • 30 April 2013

    Forewind will hold a series of six public events next week as part of the final consultation for its first stage of development, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck (starting Tuesday, 7 May). The events will enable stakeholders, in particular people living or working by the proposed 30 kilometre cable route and converter stations near Cottingham, to […]

  • 25 April 2013

    Scotland’s longest commercial deep-water berth has been created in Orkney with the completion of a new extension at Hatston Pier. The 160-metre extension to the existing 225-metre pier will be officially opened next week by Neil Kermode, Managing Director of EMEC, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre. The £8 million project is a key component […]

  • 16 April 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The installation work for the internal transformer platform for Trianel’s Borkum wind farm was successfully completed yesterday. During a two-day mission at the construction site, 45 kilometers off the Borkum’s coast, the heavy lift vessel Oleg Strashnov lifted the 2,400-ton deck onto the substructure (jacket).  Then the transformer platform and jacket were welded together. “With […]