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  • 14 July 2015

    Natural Power has been working alongside Tidal Lagoon Power on the Swansea Bay project – the world’s first tidal lagoon – which was granted planning permission last month. Delivering a range of services predominantly from its Welsh office, Natural Power most recently completed pre-construction coastal bird surveys, and has been commissioned to deliver a desk-based […]

  • 13 July 2015
    R&D

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The 4,700m squared five storey building features wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices. Named after the Irish hydrographer and globally adopted Beaufort Wind […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities

    An Italian offshore wind story that started 5 years ago got its closure at the beginning of this month, when a project proposed to be built off the coast of Taranto got wind at its back after a years-long legal battle. A decision by the Italian Council of State has now opened doors to a company called Beleolico s.r.l. […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been contracted by Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd (VWPL) to continue into the next phase of the Kentish Flats Extension Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Kent in South East England. Construction has now commenced on the project, which extends the existing capacity from 90MW to 140MW through the installation of fifteen […]

  • 22 June 2015

    To quote the British Government: “Enterprise Zones create jobs and boost businesses…. They are great places to do business for both new and expanding firms, benefiting from government backing.” The largest Enterprise Zone in the UK is on the Humber Estuary – both sides, North and South of the River Humber. The zone includes the […]

  • 10 June 2015

    ABPmer has welcomed the decision by the energy and climate change secretary to grant planning permission to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in South Wales. ABPmer has been providing marine environmental advice and support to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project since 2012; one of a series of tidal range schemes the developer, Tidal […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities

    Planning consent was given for construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon, in a boost to moving towards a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, turbines in the proposed six-mile horseshoe shaped sea wall around Swansea Bay in Wales could generate around 500GWh per year of low carbon electricity. Mark Shorrock, chief executive […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Today, the Court of Appeal in London has ruled that MT Højgaard is not liable for the costs of repairing the foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, off the Scottish coast. In April 2014, the first ruling went against MT Højgaard, but an appeal was filed, and the Court of Appeal has now […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Siemens submitted further reserved matters planning application for its Green Port Hull project, developed in partnership with Associated British Ports (ABP), to Hull City Council’s Planning Department on March 27. The new application confirms the company’s plan to build wind turbine blade manufacturing, assembly and servicing facilities at Alexandra Dock, instead of the originally planned […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s renewables industry received a welcome boost this morning with one of the country’s offshore wind projects allocated funding for the next 15 years, and support announced for a number of onshore wind farms. “With Neart na Gaoithe and the Beatrice development in the Moray Firth, we now have just over 1GW of offshore wind […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board has said no to Is-Sikka l-Bajda offshore wind farm. The Board agreed with the Planning Directorate’s recommendation that the detrimental consequential effects on the environmental protection, in particular the avifauna and marine ecology, of the surrounding area over ride the benefits achieved through the generation of renewable […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Mainstream Renewable Power, which has wind and solar farms across four continents and was recently granted permission to build two multi-billion pound offshore wind farms in the UK, has appointed former SIAC CFO Terry Ryan as Finance Director of its global operations. Ryan will oversee the company’s Finance and Corporate Finance functions as it sets out to […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Dulas, a provider of bankable wind data, has confirmed plans to acquire ‘a fleet’ of ZephIR 300 and ZephIR DM’s to work as rental lidars to the UK and wider European market. This expansion adds to the company’s existing remote sensing business currently comprised of sodar measurement sensors. “Whether it’s supporting measurements during noise impact assessments […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The SCORE (Supply Chain Innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy) programme continues to provide grant funding to innovative ideas coming out of the East of England to benefit the offshore renewable energy sector. The latest grant recipients have been announced as offshore and vessel support specialists, Kiss Cranes, and Pager Power, providers of worldwide planning solutions […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Isle of Wight Council (as Local Planning Authority) for permission to construct and operate a tidal energy demonstration site off St Catherine’s Point to the south of the Isle of Wight. If consent is granted, PTEC will be the first […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Wales must have the same powers to ban the controversial practice of fracking for onshore gas as is being proposed for Scotland. That’s the view of Plaid Cymru’s (Party of Wales) energy spokesperson Llyr Gruffydd, who said: “Under the proposals to devolve more powers to Scotland, the Scots will have powers over onshore gas licences. […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Grid Connection

    Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) will be holding public consultation events this week in Moray to engage with local residents on the detailed planning application covering the onshore transmission work connected with the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm project. The Beatrice Offshore wind farm, situated in the Outer Moray Firth 13.5km from the Caithness Coast, is […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learned over the past decade as the UK offshore wind industry has expanded – from around 50 turbines in 2004 to 1,183 turbines today – have not yet contributed to a commensurate reduction in the cost of discharging consent conditions, highlighting that economies of scale have not been achieved as expected, and emphasizing the […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Scottish Enterprise has awarded The Environmental Consultancy Ltd (TEC) a contract for Inshore Ecological Surveys in Cockenzie, where it plans to create a manufacturing facility to service the offshore wind industry.  Scottish Enterprise has undertaken initial feasibility (including the preparation of a feasibility study and outline development framework) for development of an “Energy Hub” at the former Cockenzie Power […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The final rotor blade of the 24th wind turbine was successfully installed at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm over the weekend. This marks the halfway milestone of the total 48 wind turbines at RWE’s offshore wind farm, three months after the installation kicked off. “In a football match we would now have reached halftime. […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Environment

    As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]

  • 11 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    EMEC’s clients benefit from a range of ready-made and cost-minimising test and demonstration facilities in major wave and tidal resources. Significant infrastructure investments have been made to make it as easy as possible for technology developers to learn by doing, with full confidentiality of performance data.  In addition to EMEC’s grid-connected sites, EMEC also offers […]

  • 26 August 2014

    Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd (Seagreen), a joint venture partnership formed by SSE Renewables Developments (UK) Ltd and Fluor UK Ltd, will hold a drop-in public consultation event tomorrow. Namely, Seagreen submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Angus Council for an amendment to the underground cable route that was granted Planning Permission in Principle, by […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Several environmental organisations will protest against the usage of brown coal for energy production in the Lusatia region this Saturday. Activists from several countries will try to form an eight kilometre human chain between Kerkwitz in Germany and Grabice in Poland. Greenpeace, Bund and Berliner Energietisch are some of the organisations that will take part in […]

  • 21 August 2014

    DNV GL (uniting DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification) will offer key insights into the most pressing issues facing the energy industry today and in the future at the CIGRE session for electric power systems in Paris between the 25th and 29th of August 2014 (stand number 355). “At a time of great […]

  • 18 August 2014
    R&D

    Offshore WIND brings the following article with permission from the LatinAmericanScience.org. The article on offshore wind potential in Latin America has been written by Luis Armando Pagan Quinones, who is specializing in the production of drinking water by desalination systems using offshore wind power.  Written by Luis Armando Pagan Quinones Despite having over 50,000 kilometers of coastline, Latin America […]