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  • 5 June 2013
    Authorities

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau (BOEM) have announced the first-ever competitive lease sale for renewable energy on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The auction, scheduled to take place on July 31, will offer 164,750 acres offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing. […]

  • 25 April 2013

    By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that Tom Kiernan has been named as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kiernan has served as President of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) since 1998. On May 28, he will officially take the helm at AWEA, the […]

  • 29 September 2011
    R&D

      A new £12.5 million (14 million euros) centre to develop next-generation offshore wind technology in Scotland was officially opened today by First Minister Alex Salmond and Jorge Calvet, Chairman and CEO of leading international turbine manufacturer Gamesa. The Spanish-based company has located its Offshore Wind Technology Centre at Strathclyde Business Park, in Bellshill, some […]

  • 6 October 2011

    RenewableUK, Britain’s largest renewable energy trade association, announces the creation of a new organisation, the Renewables Training Network (RTN), which will address critical skills shortages within the renewable energy industry. Businesses in the renewables sector have pledged the equivalent of £600,000 of support for the £1.2 million project. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills […]

  • 7 May 2013

    Inna Braverman, 27, Co-founder and Marketing Director of Eco Wave Power, an advanced and promising wave Energy Company from Israel, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Business Green Leaders Awards of 2013 in the category of ‘Young Sustainability Executive of the Year’. Inna Braverman has been shortlisted, along with only three other nominees from a […]

  • 1 November 2019

      Over recent years, the focus of offshore wind investments has started to shift from Europe to Asia. Taiwan was able to capture the trend and thanks to his green friendly policies has become one the most dynamic hubs for the wind investments in Asia. Only the most important and fully equipped Taiwanese OEMs have […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Authorities

     The French Energy Regulation Committee (CRE) on 11 July 2011 issued a set of rules, “Specifications of tender No. 2011/S 126-208873 on offshore wind power generation facilities in France”, that outlines the terms and conditions of the new tender process applicable to offshore wind projects off the French coasts. The new tender regime will facilitate […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    In December last year, Iberdrola awarded a €160 million contract to Spanish shipbuilding firm, Navantia, for work on Germany’s 350MW Wikinger offshore wind project. The contract, which comprises fabrication of 29 jacket foundations and two substation platforms, represents Navantia’s formal entry into the offshore wind sector. Offshore WIND spoke to Abel Mendez Diaz, the company’s […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Technology

    Most mechanical constructions that are 14 meters long, 8 meters tall and weigh 78 metric tons are not described as fast or flexible. Especially when the thing it lifts is 75 meters long and weighs 25 metric tons. Then again, the new B75 lifting yoke from the Siemens Wind Power Division is no average construction. […]

  • 19 March 2010
    Training & Education

    Yesterday, David Kidney MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and Helen Goodman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Work and Pensions, attended an event at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland to officially open a new 27 metre high training facility – the UK’s first Wind Turbine Training Tower. […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Do you really know how OEMs are running your wind farm? The fast-approaching expiry dates of many five-year equipment service warranties could spell uncertainties, opportunities and strategic decision-making for many offshore asset operators. Fortunately, there are attractive alternatives.  Article by Green Marine Solutions Time flies  The shape of O&M services could soon change quite radically […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Construction works to enhance port infrastructure at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth for several high profile offshore wind projects have begun, Peel Ports Group reports. A multi-million-pound co-investment has been agreed to support the construction of primary infrastructure and ground works for the Galloper Wind Farm and East Anglia ONE Wind Farm projects. Construction work will […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday published a final environmental review of geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast that establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for survey activities that will update nearly four-decade-old data on […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Technology

    Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta.  The platform, the world’s largest in terms of capacity, was built at Drydocks World – Dubai. Completion of Dolwin beta heralds a new era for Drydocks World’s expertise and catapults the facility into the top league of a few specialized shipyards in the world capable […]

  • 26 February 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Andrew Mill, CEO of Narec, responds to the announcement by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of an £18.5 million grant to fund an offshore wind test site at Narec in Blyth, Northumberland: “We very much welcome this funding award and the continued support we have received from Central Government and Regional Development […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator announced a new GBP 2.4 million project aiming to cut the cost of offshore wind by optimising the design of jacket foundations through improved fatigue standards and validation of faster testing and fabrication methods. Jacket foundations are set to become a more dominant design solution, as monopiles are unlikely […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Authorities

    Renewable energy company 2-B Energy has joined forces with Scottish Enterprise (SE) to deliver cutting-edge offshore wind technology with the potential to reduce costs by up to 45%, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. The organisations will work together to support commercialisation of 2-B’s unique two-bladed offshore turbine concept through development of offshore test and […]

  • 10 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      Siem Offshore, an international supply and subsea shipping company, today announced results for the first quarter of 2011. The operating revenue for the first quarter was USD 68.9 million compared to USD 49.8 million for the same period of 2010. The operating margin was USD 21.8 million compared to USD 12.0 million for the […]

  • 16 June 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Alstom Board has approved a major reorganisation of the company proposed by Patrick Kron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom. This reorganisation is effective on 4 July 2011. Alstom has undergone a period of strong growth, followed by the necessary adaptation to a tougher economic environment created by the crisis. As the […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Budding engineers will gather at the EDF Energy London Eye on Wednesday (19 Dec) as EDF Energy launches its first annual Energy Day to highlight career opportunities and the importance of engineering to the UK economy. With a drive to recruit more engineers – and a particular focus on the Women in Engineering initiative – […]

  • 26 March 2010

    GE announced yesterday plans to invest approximately €340 million to develop or expand its wind turbine manufacturing, engineering and service facilities in four European countries—the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden and Germany—signaling GE’s deep commitment to the promising European offshore wind sector. “Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for […]

  • 17 January 2013

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he will return to his home state of Colorado, having fulfilled his promise to President Obama to serve four years as Secretary. Secretary Salazar has informed President Obama that he intends to leave the Department by the end of March.  “Colorado is and will always be my […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    “The past fiscal year was not an easy year for the energy industry and therefore also not for EnBW. It is all the more pleasing that we were able to create the main conditions for further forward-looking investments, despite the difficult general environment. The measures we have taken to safeguard EnBW’s financial stability and its […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    Navitus Bay Development Limited (NBDL) has today announced a shortlist of three local ports – Poole, Portland and Yarmouth – to host the wind park’s operations and maintenance (O&M) functions. The O&M base will effectively be the wind park’s headquarters over its 25 year lifespan, and is expected to provide an economic value to the […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    In a letter marking the end of a successful year, Hans-Peter Zint, CEO of the Port of Cuxhaven, has highlighted the significant role that the offshore wind industry had at the port.  As should be the case for a multipurpose port, different kinds of cargo played a key role in this success. In terms of ferry service, for […]