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  • 31 May 2012

    Exhibition Hall 5 at the Bremen Fair is almost fully booked. WINDFORCE 2012, Germany’s first trade fair for the offshore wind energy industry, will present more than 250 international exhibitors, including global businesses and young start-ups representing the entire value-added chain. “To exceed the number of exhibitors we expected in our first year is of […]

  • 19 November 2013

    ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that more than 300 new wind turbines are now protected by the high performance gear oil, Mobilgear SHC™ XMP 320. Four North Sea offshore wind farms have recently expanded their arsenal of wind turbines all of which are run using the Mobil-branded gear oil. This latest milestone is an example […]

  • 12 March 2014

    DNV GL today announced the winner of its 3rd Annual Wind Energy Award at the EWEA 2014 in Barcelona. The prize is designed to promote young industry talent and help close skill gap in wind energy industry. The winning diploma thesis by Christian Hermann outlines a practice-oriented solution into transportation systems for offshore wind parks […]

  • 25 June 2013

    The Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV24), which will transform support operations in today’s growing offshore wind farm and maritime engineering sectors, receives its official launch at Seawork International. The SMV24 is a new concept in offshore support vessels, designed to provide operators with `one boat to replace many`, enabling operators to conduct a wide range […]

  • 1 August 2013

    Deepwater Wind announced its selection as the provisional winner of two offshore wind energy sites located in the federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A competitive lease auction – the first-ever auction held in the United States for commercial offshore wind development – was held today by the U.S. Department of […]

  • 30 October 2014

    The Rt. Hon. the Lord Heseltine CH will be amongst the first to see some of the world’s most sophisticated marine modelling facilities in operation today (30 October) when he officially opens HR Wallingford’s UK Ship Simulation Centre and the Fast Flow Facility at Howbery Business Park in Oxfordshire. Developments in the ocean can be […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    IBERDROLA chairman, Ignacio Galán, has been invested by the British Ambassador in Spain, Simon Manley, as Commander of the Order of the British Empire. This honorary award, bestowed by HM Queen Elizabeth II on recommendation of the British Government, recognises the important role played by Galán in the development of the UK’s energy industry and strengthening […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Corporation Ltd (XEMC) has recently unveiled the world’s first 5MW permanent magnet generator for a direct-drive offshore-specific wind turbine. The achievement was marked by a 21st October ceremony in Xiangtan which was attended by leading officials representing regional and national government including the Vice Minister of the Ministry […]

  • 3 September 2012

    HGO InfraSea Solutions, a joint venture between HOCHTIEF and GeoSea—a subsidiary of the Belgian DEME Group—today officially commissioned the wind market’s most powerful jack-up vessel, the INNOVATION. In the company of around 600 guests from the European offshore market, Geertrui Van Rompuy-Windels, wife of the President of the European Council, christened the ship in Bremerhaven. […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The main focus of the OWIM Conference this year was cost reduction in offshore wind installation and maintenance, which would eventually lead toward cheaper electricity generated from offshore wind resources. Two sessions were held under the title Bringing Down LCOE (Levelised Cost of Energy), discussing lessons learned in foundation, turbine and cable installation, as well […]

  • 21 March 2012

    A newly released NOAA study will help New York state officials make advances in managing their coastal waters and guiding future development of offshore wind energy projects. The study, A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight, will help the state identify favorable wind energy development sites […]

  • 15 July 2016

    The new UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has reshuffled the cabinet and shut down the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), with the issues formerly dealt with by the DECC now being part of a newly set up Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which will be led by Greg Clark. On his appointment as Secretary […]

  • 7 March 2012
    Business & Finance

      “2011 was a difficult year, but one that was decisive for EnBW in terms of the new energy concept. With the commissioning of Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm, the official commissioning of the new hydro-electric power station in Rheinfelden, the completion of the highest wind turbine in the northern Black Forest with a […]

  • 2 March 2012

    The Government is considering a bonfire of red-tape to tackle delays holding back the Westcountry’s marine power industry. Energy Minister Greg Barker agreed to an emergency summit against fears that gold-plated regulations are stopping wave energy developers getting into the water. The sector is vital to transforming the economy of the South West, which was […]

  • 12 December 2011

    The report ‘Renewable Energy: Vision or Mirage’, released today (MONDAY) by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance, reveals that the government’s focus on renewable energy sources is misguided. The UK’s plans for renewables are unrealistic, and these technologies cannot provide the secure energy supply the country needs. Present policies will lead to an energy […]

  • 1 January 2020

    With 2019 now behind us, our editorial team looks back on what shaped the offshore wind industry in the last year of the decade. Below is a subjective list highlighting some of the most impactful events in the sector: UK Offshore Wind Strike Prices Slide Down to GBP 39.65/MWh Offshore wind projects selected in the […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Navitus Bay Development Ltd (NBDL) yesterday officially entered into ‘memoranda of understanding’ (MOU) with three local ports – Poole, Yarmouth and Portland. These formal agreements commit the developer to undertaking studies with the ports that will explore how their facilities could be best used in both the construction and operation & maintenance (O&M) phases of […]

  • 28 August 2012

    At 7:00 p.m. on Monday 3 September, German Federal Secretary of Commerce and Technology Dr Philipp Rösler will officially open the SMM, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg at the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg. Bernd Aufderheide, Chairman of the Board of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, will welcome some 800 invited guests from […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A new report published by the Carbon Trust has highlighted the key areas for policy makers to consider in order to develop a world leading market for floating wind in the UK. Recommendations for policy and regulatory measures include a viable support mechanism to secure the UK’s position as a world leader in floating wind, as well […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    Cape Wind has announced that it will base its operations headquarters on Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod, creating 50 new permanent jobs. Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said: “Cape and Islanders once lit the lamps of the world by harvesting whale oil. Pretty soon, every morning, workers will leave from Falmouth Harbor to harness the […]

  • 18 October 2013

    On 15 & 16 October 2013 the 6th Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference was held in Amsterdam RAI. The two-day event was attended by 9,123 international visitors, an increase of 20% compared to last year. Official opening: The state of the world By the push on the button of KoColijn, Sander Vergroesen, Managing Director IRO, […]

  • 6 June 2011

      Leading land-based and offshore wind energy developers testified today to Congress about the need for consistent and long-term federal policies to support the deployment of renewable energy, including federal financial incentives and market demand policies. The land-based wind energy witnesses also focused on “unworkable” rules recently proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    With the support of new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will expand its technological research and environmental monitoring efforts, and add a new partner – the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The center was previously a partnership of Oregon State University and the University of Washington, […]

  • 20 March 2012

    A newly released NOAA study will help New York state officials make advances in managing their coastal waters and guiding future development of offshore wind energy projects. The study, A Biogeographic Assessment of Seabirds, Deep Sea Corals and Ocean Habitats of the New York Bight, will help the state identify favorable wind energy development sites […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Edinburgh’s bid to host the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has received a significant boost following the endorsement of a group of leading international fund managers. Chief Executives from Standard Life, Baillie Gifford, Kames Capital, Artemis Investment, Martin Currie and Aberdeen Asset Management have written a joint letter to Vince Cable and officials at the Department […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The momentum building for the development of offshore wind power in the U.S. was on full display over the last two days during the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER keynote speakers Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy […]