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  • 22 January 2020

    New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill which expands the definition of a “qualified offshore wind project” to include an “open access offshore wind transmission facility”. Open access offshore wind transmission facility is a high voltage transmission facility that conforms to applicable FERC regulations and policies regarding open access transmission, the […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The GBP 2.6 billion Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project has been given the green light for construction by owners SSE, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and SDIC Power after the project reached financial close. The 588MW, 84 turbine project, situated in the Outer Moray Firth, was consented by the Scottish government in March 2014 and granted an […]

  • 15 February 2013

     According to the plans of the German federal government, offshore wind power is to make a crucial contribution to the national and international energy balance in the future. Work has already commenced on building up the capacity in the North and Baltic Seas for the production of regenerative energies, with new wind farms being added […]

  • 6 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    There is every reason to believe that 2016 will see a series of developments for renewable energy, especially in new markets in offshore wind, according to Bruce Valpy, Director at BVG Associates. The year ahead of us will see the commissioning of the first offshore farm in the US, at Block Island, off Rhode Island State. 2016 will […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The UK currently has the largest offshore wind market in the world, with an installed capacity amounting to over 3.6GW, and a currrent development pipeline of up to almost 40GW capacity in the future. There are two development rounds in progress and an ambitious third round waiting to kick off. However, this third round is […]

  • 8 October 2012

    On 27 September, Offshore WIND was present, along with other press and 250 industry representatives, at the official inauguration of the Large Climate Test Chamber which forms part of the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), strategically located in a warehouse on the Churchill Dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. This public testing and […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles – formerly VBMS – has signed a five-year subsea cable repair framework agreement with the UK Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO), Transmission Capital Partners (TCP).

  • 28 October 2019
    Training & Education

    The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) has launched the nation’s first offshore wind training facility. The facility includes a crew transfer training vessel (CTV), which supports safety training for workers moving from relatively small CTVs to the fixed support structures of offshore wind turbines. Initially, MMA will focus on Basic Safety Training for the industry with a […]

  • 15 February 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies (MARINET) has opened a 3rd Call for applications for free-of-charge access to MARINET facilities. Those interested in the test facilities must apply by March 27th, 2013. A cornerstone of the MARINET initiative is the offer of EC-funded transnational access for those who wish to conduct marine […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Denmark-based Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has inaugurated its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST).

  • 29 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    VBMS has expanded its subsea cable storage and handling capacity with new facilities at the port of Vlissingen and at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

  • 22 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    Wilton Group has opened a GBP 3 million coatings facility for offshore wind turbine components at its Port Clarence Base in Teesside, UK.

  • 15 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

      Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich delivered opening remarks at the bureau’s Atlantic Wind Energy Workshop in Herndon, Va. The bureau hosted the three-day workshop as part of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of the Interior and the Deparment of Energy to coordinate environmental monitoring […]

  • 5 February 2015

    Due to demand, Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network (MARINET) has announced the opening of an additional sixth call offering free-of-charge use of European leading test facilities for marine renewable energy R&D. This is a unique opportunity for SME’s, companies, entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers and researchers alike to avail of state-of-the-art interlinked infrastructures and associated expertise, with usual fees […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Osbit has secured a contract for the delivery of its MaXccess T12 crew-transfer ‘walk-to-work’ access system for a vessel that will be deployed at Binhai offshore wind farms in China, developed by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC).

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Structures (Britain), a joint venture between EEW SPC and Bladt Industries, will officially open its facility by the river Tees in the North East of England on September 14. Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, is among the invitees to this event along with a selection of our business partners and other […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Grid Connection

    Oceanteam Solutions has been awarded a long-term contract to supply an Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) with port facilities, loadouts and storage of cables at Oceanteam’s own cable storage facility in Velsen Noord, The Netherlands. The transpooling of a cable will be performed by the company’s cable handling crew at the end of this month. The cable will […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Construction has finished on DONG Energy’s new offshore wind farm operations base on the bank of the Mersey.

  • 9 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    UK Offshore Transmission Operator, Transmission Capital Partners has announced the appointment of renewable energy consultancy Natural Power to deliver NP /ControlCentre services including: 24/7 alarm monitoring, voltage control, access control, emergency de-energisation, emergency response management and liaison with National Grid (working as National Electricity Transmission System Operator) and the Distribution Network Operator. Services will be […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D

    Public Accounts Committee (PAC) publishes report on offshore electricity transmission – a new model for infrastructure. “Not only is it unlikely that this new licensing system for bringing electricity from offshore wind farms onto the national grid will deliver any savings for consumers, it could well lead to higher prices. Indeed the terms of the transmission licences […]

  • 29 March 2012

    OSBIT Power (OP), Siemens Wind Power and Statoil announced that they have successfully completed offshore trials of OP’s innovative offshore wind turbine access system, MaXccess. The trials were conducted with the backing of Siemens Wind Power and Statoil, at the Hywind Demo floating offshore wind turbine off the coast of Norway. MaXccess was installed on […]

  • 13 June 2012

    Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has started the construction of its first high voltage power cable manufacturing plant in North America. Guests at the official ground-breaking ceremony held today at the site in Berkeley County, located in Charleston, South Carolina included the Honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, Fréderic Michelland, […]

  • 13 June 2011

    Safe, cost effective and efficient transfer between floating support vessels and offshore wind turbines is a ‘holy grail’ for the offshore wind industry. OSBIT Power (OP) has risen to the challenge, and developed the MaXccess system – MX11/01. The first system will be on display at Seawork 2011 on the OP stand (Q27). “We held […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has opened a new technology centre in Cumbernauld that will allow the energy industry to simulate real life conditions to test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in Great Britain.

  • 11 December 2012

    NOF Energy, the business support organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables, has named OSBIT Power (OP) as the winner of its Innovation & Technology Award 2012. The award comes in recognition of OP’s development and commercial introduction of its MaXccess offshore access system, an innovative and exceptional product providing safer, more weather tolerant, […]

  • 25 June 2013

    UK based, OSBIT Power (OP) announced that its latest MaXccess‐T18 offshore access system is to be deployed at DONG Energy and SSE’s Walney Offshore Wind Farm to provide safe high sea state access at the exposed west coast site. Exactly one year on from exhibiting its original MaXccess‐T12 system, at Seawork 2012, on board the […]