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  • 22 September 2016

    Economist Films, part of the renowned magazine The Economist, has produced a documentary investigating how new energy technologies are disrupting the fossil fuel industry. The last part of the documentary shows how the offshore wind technology has advanced and how oil and gas companies are using their offshore expertise to tap into opportunities within the […]

  • 20 July 2016

    The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. The number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first half of the year, […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Piling work to install wind turbine foundations at the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm has recommenced this week, following the black bream spawning season coming to a close, E.ON said. 20 monopile foundations, each weighing between 500 and 800 tonnes depending on water depth, have already been installed and over the next four to five months […]

  • 8 June 2016

    Balfour Beatty will construct an electricity substation at Blyth for the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstrator project, developed by EDF Energy Renewables. The power generated by the wind farm will be supplied to the substation for transmission to the National Grid. The turbines will provide enough low carbon electricity to power 33,000 homes. The 41.5MW project will use MHI Vestas’ […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Grid Connection, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Specialist explosive ordnance disposal contractor Ramora UK is preparing to undertake a programme of disposal of items previously identified as unexploded wartime ordnance, found on the seabed where the 336MW Galloper wind farm will be built off the Suffolk coast. The bombs were identified during surveys undertaken ahead of the offshore construction starting this summer. Ramora […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    EDF Energy Renewables will build a new offshore wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland. Onshore construction work has already begun and offshore work will start in 2017. The wind farm will comprise five turbines, totaling 41.5MW in capacity. The project has permission for a maximum total generating capacity of almost 100MW. Blyth […]

  • 12 May 2016

    Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program.  The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Operations & Maintenance

    C.RO Ports Sutton Bridge has submitted an application to the local government of South Holland in Lincolnshire, asking for the approval to build a pontoon and stationing of portakabins and containers, which will be used by DONG Energy on offshore wind farms. The pontoon will be used for mooring of specialised boats and loading and unloading of maintenance equipment and […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Natural Power has been appointed by Kite Power Solutions (KPS) to support proposals for consenting a test and development site at RAF West Freugh, now operated by QinetiQ, near Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Founded in 2011, KPS was established to develop a deep water wind energy technology that can be deployed anywhere in […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    Ireland’s Marine Institute has applied for a foreshore lease for the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test site which would potentially allow the installation of floating wind turbines at the site. The Marine Institute denied seeking permission from the country’s Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to install three turbines at Galway Bay, as reported by […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Development of major offshore wind farms off Norfolk and Suffolk is rapidly becoming a reality following a key announcement by the Crown Estate, said Johnathan Reynolds, Director of Nautilus Associates, who is also in charge of business development at OrbisEnergy.  “These are very exciting times, and after years of these projects being on the horizon they […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lowestoft will feel the imminent impact of real jobs for the area from more than £4 billion being invested in the development of two offshore wind farms through its port, Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead at Lowestoft renewables hub OrbisEnergy said. Activity in the port will start “very soon” with long and short-term job creation […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Germany connected 546 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2,282.4 megawatts to the grid in 2015, a record unlikely to be beaten any time soon as it was based on ”the catch-up effects of grid connections,” the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) said in a release. Further 41 wind turbines with 246 megawatts […]

  • 3 December 2015

    DONG Unveils U.S. Offshore Wind Project Details DONG Energy has released project details for its offshore wind farm proposed to be built off Massachusetts, USA. Scotland Greenlights World’s Largest Floating Wind Project The Scottish Government has granted a marine licence to Statoil for the construction of Hywind Scotland project, the world’s largest floating offshore wind […]

  • 15 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    First German Floating Foundation Secures Grid Connection German engineering consultancy Gicon has received permission from a governmental agency to feed 2.3MW of grid connection capacity through the country’s first floating offshore foundation – GICON®-SOF. RWE-Led Consortium to Bid for Dutch Borssele OW Projects RWE Innogy, EDP Renewables and Macquarie Capital have formed a consortium to […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    German engineering consultancy Gicon has received permission from a governmental agency to feed 2.3MW of grid connection capacity through the country’s first floating offshore foundation – GICON®-SOF. On 3 November 2015, Edelstahl und Umwelttechnik Stralsund GmbH (ESG), a member of the Gicon Group, secured the necessary claim to connection capacities as part of a bidding process with the German Federal Network […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    The following article, which discusses the growing use of drones in the wind energy industry, is published on Offshore WIND with permission from the author, Pieter Jan Jordaens, Business Development & Innovation manager at OWI-Lab, an offshore wind R&D initiative coordinated by Sirris, a collective centre of Belgian technological industry. More significant role for drones in wind turbine inspections Thanks […]

  • 5 October 2015

    The construction of a tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay has been delayed. The project was initially scheduled to enter the construction phase in spring next year, but that has now been pushed to 2017.  Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the project, said good progress has been made with its preferred construction partners and the project’s Advanced […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    With the scheme to provide a new state of the art Marine Business Park in the North Quay area of Hayle now nearing completion, individuals and companies involved in the marine renewables and marine technology sectors are being offered the opportunity to move into the development. The project has been led by Cornwall Council with […]

  • 11 September 2015

    RenewableUK has expressed disappointment that the Energy Minister Lord Bourne has refused planning approval for Navitus Bay offshore wind farm off the south coast of England. The 970 megawatt (MW) project was due to be built in the English Channel 13.4 miles off the coast from Bournemouth and 10.9 miles from the western tip of […]

  • 11 September 2015

    Perpetuus has submitted an amendment to its application for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). In the amendment, the proposed height of some turbine towers above water is reduced by half, from 18m to 9m.  In a letter to the MMO, Perpetuus said: “… Certain surface piercing tidal devices, which are currently […]

  • 7 September 2015

    UK Secretary of State is to issue a decision about up to 121-turbine wind farm in the English Channel near the Isle of Wight. The call is expected to be negative as some Jurassic Coast will lose UNESCO World Heritage Site status in case the wind farm gets built, writes the Telegraph. For the same […]

  • 2 September 2015

    The profile of Wales as a potential location for marine energy projects has increased dramatically over the past 12 months, demonstrated clearly by the growing number of developers from across the globe who are showing an active interest in developing projects in Welsh waters. Attracted initially by Wales’ excellent wave and tidal stream resource, the […]

  • 1 September 2015

    The Turbine Transfers vessel “Porth Dinllaen” yesterday undertook an emergency medical evacuation of a critically ill passenger from a Cruise vessel in the Irish Sea. The Port Dinllaen was undertaking her normal work of surveying in the Liverpool channel, for client Van Oord when she was asked to respond to the outbound cruise vessel who […]

  • 25 August 2015

    Dong Energy has found seven unexploded bombs at one of its offshore wind farm sites. According to the local media, UXO have been found on the seabed of The Wash through which the export cables will be laid from the wind farm to the substation in Walpole. The Danish company is building a 75-turbine Race […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Environment, R&D

    Wildlife surveys by HiDef Aerial Surveying played a crucial role in yesterday’s granting of permission to build the UK’s largest offshore wind farm almost 100 miles into the North Sea, the survey company said. HiDef began extensive aerial surveying of marine mammals and birds across almost 3,500 square miles of the Dogger Bank in 2009. During […]