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  • 27 August 2013

    Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) Ltd is helping CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association) to develop a Risk Management Framework for dealing with Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in the near-shore and offshore environment, in support of maritime construction projects. The guidance will target construction projects in the marine environment, such as energy infrastructure […]

  • 27 August 2013

    At a summer seminar at Statkraft’s Lilleaker head office, the President and CEO presented the company’s plans for the future, including a stronger international focus. “Norwegian expertise and solidity are highly sought-after assets. We now have a unique opportunity to participate in the global energy transition,” Statkraft President and CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen stated Thursday. “We […]

  • 27 August 2013

    OMWINDENERGY germany 2013 is the new industry forum for the international O&M wind market. It also provides a professional platform for strategies, methods, and tools for operation and management as well as maintenance and repairs in the wind sector. As a new specialist conference, OMWINDENERGY germany 2013 focuses on the after-sales market. Participants will meet […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    According to a new market research report of “HVDC Transmission Market – By Technology (LCC/VSC), Configuration (Back To Back, Monopolar, Bipolar, Multi-Terminal), Power Rating (Below 500 MW, 501 MW – 999 MW, 1000 MW – 2000 MW & Above 2000 MW), Application, Component & Geography (2013 – 2018)”. The increasing wind farms, focusing on power […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Technology

    Columbia Power Technologies has selected Siemens Industry’s segmented rotary generator for use in Columbia Power’s utility-scale wave energy system, the StingRAY. The patented, third-generation StingRAY is a floating, offshore wave energy system and represents the culmination of over 10 years of intensive, scaled development and testing. The megawatt-scale StingRAY delivers survivability with a competitive cost […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    During August 21 and 22, after 2013 interim results announcement of China Longyuan Power, Li Enyi, President of the Company led the roadshow team to conduct interim results roadshow in Hong Kong. During the period, the Company communicated with 59 world-renowned institutional investors in the form of one to one, group meeting and phone conference […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Petrofac Limited (Petrofac) today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2013. Ayman Asfari, Petrofac’s Group Chief Executive commented on the interim results: “Operationally, we have made a good start to the year on our portfolio of projects and we have built good momentum in securing new awards. As previously signalled […]

  • 27 August 2013

    Nova Scotia hopes to become a world leader in tidal technology, writes The Global and Mail. Even though Nova Scotia has one of the most powerful tidal currents in the world, tidal development is moving at a very slow pace. In order to speed up the process Ottawa, Nova Scotia, Encana Corp. and several tidal […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Authorities, Environment

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), along with other environmental organizations and with a large public support, has submitted a letter to the U.S. Maritime Administration in response to the agency’s request for public comments on a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off the coast of New Jersey and New York. Namely, Liberty Natural […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    When the Rader Hochbrücke, which crosses the Kiel Cana,l was closed for trucks in August, Vestas was likely to have problems with their wind turbine transports by road. Blue Water works closely with Vestas and chartered the ro/ro ferry “Clipper Pennant” with very short warning to transport the turbines by sea instead. Blue Water has […]

  • 26 August 2013

    Today, in the presence of the German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Dr Philipp Rösler, the first complete high-sea wind farm off the North Sea coast, BARD Offshore 1, was officially inaugurated. 80 5-megawatt wind turbines make BARD Offshore 1 the highest performing offshore German wind farm. With an output of 400 megawatts, BARD […]

  • 26 August 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Monopile Foundation: Dominance in Offshore Wind Foundation Industry” report to their offering. The global offshore wind power industry has grown rapidly in recent years. Countries looking to increase their dependency on wind energy are increasingly looking to offshore wind projects due to high capacity factors and […]

  • 26 August 2013

    The DolWin alpha converter platform has been installed in the North Sea. The platform is a crucial part of DolWin1. This offshore direct current grid connection system will have a length of 165 kilometres and a capacity of 800 MW. It is planned to connect three wind farms. The platform was built at Heerema Fabrication […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Technology

    Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has secured a new contract for the delivery of a 1,500mt @ 32m Leg Encircling Crane, the largest of its kind, for Seajacks new offshore wind farm installation vessel “Scylla”. The contract for the 1,500mt crane was awarded to Huisman by the South Korean shipyard […]

  • 26 August 2013

    With less than 2 months to go the registration for both Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference and Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance (OWIM) 2013 is now open at www.offshore-energy.biz. Hosted in Amsterdam RAI on October 15 & 16 the events expect some 500 exhibitors, 8,500 visitors and 900 conference delegates. Attendance at the exhibition is […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, marking the successful completion of a significant stage in German grid connection projects. HelWin1 will link the two offshore wind farms Nordsee Ost and Meerwind to the mainland. Using the Siemens technology installed on the platform, the alternating current power generated by the wind […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    It is no wonder that some wind energy companies are reluctant to hire new employees on a long-term base. Not only is the policy always sending mixed signals on the future of the wind energy, but the network operators are also facing difficulties to connect the wind turbines on time. This means that the high […]

  • 26 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Wind turbines are growing up. Environmental conditions for new locations are becoming more and more extreme, colder, and more salt-ridden due to offshore placement. At the same time, the turbines are getting bigger and bigger. This means that they need better reliability over longer periods of use. It takes 8-10 years to amortize the cost […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a contract worth in excess of Euro 120 million by Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc to supply and install a subsea power link to upgrade the electricity transmission network between the Kintyre peninsula and mainland coast in Southwest Scotland. The upgrade, which is […]

  • 26 August 2013

    A new report on marine energy in Wales estimates that if development is ramped up significantly over the next 20 years – with the capacity to generate 1GW of power – it could contribute a total of £840m to Welsh GVA during the development and installation stages. Once operational this installed capacity would bring in […]

  • 25 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. (the “Company” or “NaiKun Wind”) announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013, a fiscal period in which the Company continued to explore ways to forward the NaiKun Wind Project while controlling its costs. A substantial restructuring was undertaken in the third quarter of fiscal 2010 […]

  • 25 August 2013

    Floating Gyro-Stabilized VAWT to Be Tested in Norway (VIDEO) A model of a floating gyro stabilized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) for offshore and near-shore applications, which is called Gwind, will be tested in the harbor of Stavanger this autumn, according to the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE). AREVA, Windreich Sign Cooperation Contract […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK has today welcomed the news that the Coastal Communities Fund has been extended for a further year. The UK’s offshore wind and marine energy industries contribute to the fund which was established by the Government to help coastal communities to create jobs and support local projects. Established in 2012 the fund has now been […]

  • 23 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    AW-Energy Oy has commissioned Etteplan to handle the engineering design for a testing facility for its patented WaveRoller technology. The WaveRoller converts the surge phenomenon that takes place on the shoreline into electrical energy. Finnish-based AW-Energy is a world-leading company in the development of wave energy. Etteplan will be in charge of the engineering for […]

  • 23 August 2013

    It has become clear in the previous interviews with industry players that in certain areas of the offshore wind industry companies are ‘fighting’ over experienced and qualified people to fill their, mainly engineering related, job positions. They are not the only ones though. On an academic level, research departments of universities are also struggling to […]

  • 23 August 2013

    Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) is proud to announce winning the contract to supply Gulf Marine Services’ latest E-Class vessel GMS Enterprise with a new state-of-the-art diesel electric propulsion system. Gulf Marine Services (GMS) is the largest provider of self-propelled self-elevating jackup barges in the world. The rigs are highly versatile and support the offshore oil […]