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  • 25 September 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    For the third time, the Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster presented the German Renewables Award for innovations and pioneering achievements in wind energy. An independent jury selected four winners from 61 submissions and nominations in the categories “Product Innovation of the Year”, “Project of the Year”, “Student Thesis of the Year, Wind Energy” and “Lifetime Achievement, […]

  • 19 September 2019

    Figure 1. Submarine cable overboarding during repair operations Given the inherent risks associated with submarine power cables, it is essential for their operators to have a rock-solid contingency plan for dealing with the rare event of a cable failure. As those plans become increasingly common and repair timelines are condensed, the criticality of flawless execution […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Authorities

    Governor McDonnell announced that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission has voted unanimously to approve proposed construction of a 479-foot-tall, five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype in the lower Chesapeake Bay, three miles off the Eastern Shore town of Cape Charles. The construction of the prototype turbine is scheduled to be completed in late 2013, which would […]

  • 12 December 2010
    Technology

    Responding to demand from the rapidly expanding European wind energy market, the shipping entrepreneurs J.R. Arends and S. Schakelaar decided to establish SeaZip Offshore Service BV. Started in December 2010, the company focuses on the development and operation of specialised service vessels, mainly for the transfer of personnel and goods to and from offshore wind […]

  • 11 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM has officially opened the country’s first wind turbine technician apprenticeship programme and dedicated training centre. The new programme, launched by RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, has created six new apprenticeships in North and Mid Wales – a clear […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    It has been two years since the Government of Ontario announced that it is imposing a cancellation/moratorium on offshore wind, saying that it needed time to perform more scientific studies on the effects of offshore wind turbines on health and environment. This decision affected Trillium Power the most, as the company had plans for four […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    IHC Merwede has revealed a healthy net profit margin of 4.1% per cent in 2012 and a positive sales forecast for the year ahead. The company develops and builds innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support services for the dredging, mining and offshore industries, which have been performing well – despite the global economic situation […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Global clean energy investment surged to $63.6bn in the second quarter of 2014, up 33% compared to the first quarter and 9% compared to Q2 2013, according to the latest authoritative figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Q2 2014 was the strongest quarter for investment since Q2 2012 which reached $69.6bn, and was […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) today announced financial results for its Fiscal 2014 first quarter ended July 31, 2013. Highlights The Company’s net loss for first quarter of Fiscal 2014 declined to $3.8 million from $4.4 million in the first quarter of Fiscal 2013. OPT also recently announced the following developments: — Deployment of the […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Authorities

    Two tidal energy and two wave power developers have entered into the race for Scotland’s £10 million Saltire Prize as the competition’s Grand Challenge phase begins. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed senior representatives of the four teams to a Grand Challenge launch event in Orkney, where MeyGen was unveiled as the fourth Saltire Prize […]

  • 21 June 2012
    R&D, Technology

    DNV COO Elisabeth Tørstad calls for more research and innovation to better serve the transition to a low-carbon economy.  “We must invest more in research and innovation in order to continuously improve the key renewable technologies. This will drive down life cycle costs and make renewable energy more competitive,” said Elisabeth Tørstad, Chief Operating Officer […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Ports & Logistics, R&D

    North Carolinians overwhelmingly support the increased use of clean energy sources like solar or wind energy, according to poll results released on February 28 by the NC Sustainable Energy Association. A recent statewide public opinion survey conducted by Fallon Research found that 75.7% of Republicans, 89% of Democrats, and 81.6% of Independents (82.6% overall) said […]

  • 7 July 2011
    Business & Finance

      The Crown Estate earned a net profit (income surplus) of £230.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2011, up 9.6 per cent on the previous year. This marks a record return for the business, which pays its profit to the Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. For the first time The […]

  • 10 October 2017

    Sometimes, one can be reading a map only to end up in space, which is not a bad thing at all if that is where they want to go. However, we ought to make sure where we are and which road we need to take to reach our “outer space” goals. Luckily, the second day of the Offshore Wind Conference (OWC) in Amsterdam gathered speakers who can guide us through the offshore wind journey.  

  • 7 May 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    In their new study entitled “Offshore Wind Toward 2020 – On the Pathway to Cost Competitiveness“, the experts at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants state that they expect Europe to have installed offshore wind capacity of 40 GW by 2020. In the same year, global investment to ramp up offshore wind power will have reached around […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Aker Solutions will split into two companies to speed up a streamlining process that will reduce costs and better position all parts of the group to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly competitive global energy industry. The Subsea, Umbilicals, Engineering and Maintenance, Modifications and Operations (MMO) areas will form a new company under […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Internationally recognized experts with lifelong experience in the wind industry will be among the speakers at the 10 September conference ‘Advanced Testing of Nacelles’. The conference marks the opening of the LORC Nacelle Testing facility, which provides the world’s most advanced and realistic tests of offshore wind turbines. The conference will focus on realistic validation […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Northland Power Inc. (“Northland”) announced it has entered into agreements for the rights to acquire a majority equity stake in Gemini, a 600MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development. Gemini is located 85 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea, which combines one of the strongest and most reliable wind […]

  • 20 October 2015

    The German Government has set a target to have 6.5 gigawatts of offshore wind power capacity installed by 2020. In Germany the offshore grid network has been beset with problems and delays but is eventually taking off and 2015 will prove to be a major link up year for TenneT the Dutch/German TSO responsible for […]