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  • 18 August 2014

    Offshore WIND brings the following article with permission from the 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 […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Grid Connection

    Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd (Seagreen), a joint venture partnership formed by SSE Renewables Developments (UK) Ltd and Fluor UK Ltd, has 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 Angus Council on 5 December 2013 (Application Ref. […]

  • 22 July 2014

    The decision to give the go ahead to the first wind farm off the south coast of England has been welcomed by council leaders. East Sussex County Council and Lewes District Council believe the Rampion offshore wind farm development, given the green light this week, will aid the regeneration of Newhaven and create new jobs. […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Proposed expansion of a Liverpool Bay offshore wind farm could trigger the setting up of an annual £250,000 community fund as well as investment and new jobs in Wirral’s energy sector. Dong Energy, one of Europe’s leading energy groups, has submitted proposals to expand its existing Burbo Bank wind farm. If the proposal is approved […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A macroeconomic impacts study has found that a national fleet of six tidal lagoon power plants would contribute £27 billion to UK GDP over the investment period 2015-2027.  Since many of the components can be sourced within the UK, tidal lagoon infrastructure investment offers one of the best returns in terms of GDP impact per […]

  • 10 July 2014

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Liebherr Heavy Lift Offshore Crane, type CAL 45000-1200 Litronic, is installing rotor blades at the Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.  Liebherr’s new heavy lift offshore crane CAL 45000-1200 Litronic® started with the installation of AREVA Wind’s rotor stars at Global […]

  • 8 July 2014

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in collaboration with local partners, has been awarded rights to areas of seabed in Harris, Islay and Orkney by The Crown Estate. The Crown Estate has awarded EMEC the rights to manage two seabed zones: one for the development of tidal stream, and the other for wave. EMEC, the […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The last few days have been challenging for the installation teams of RWE’s offshore wind farms. The last of the 160 wind turbines has now been installed successfully off the Welsh coast, and cabling and commissioning works continue at pace to ensure the wind farm becomes fully operational this winter. The construction of the German […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ is marking its 40th anniversary by moving its headquarters to North East Lincolnshire’s flagship business park, Europarc. The company is bringing together its corporate and engineering operations under one roof to further enhance its service to clients, which include some of the biggest names in the energy industry. It has also brought […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) today reported its performance for the financial year to 31st March 2014. GIB committed £668m to 18 green energy projects, more than doubling the number of green projects it backed in its first year. GIB is now the most active investor in the UK’s green economy. An additional […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has been working with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) tariff department for months to determine the feed-in tariff for offshore wind, and the discussions between the two agencies are nearly finalised.  It is said that inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.85 (USD 0.14) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore […]

  • 23 May 2014

    Nautricity, the renewable energy company, has been given the go-ahead to develop one of the UK’s first ‘next generation’ tidal energy schemes in waters off the Mull of Kintyre. Marine Scotland has given consent for the deployment of the first Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) device, capable of generating enough electricity to supply 400 homes, […]

  • 14 May 2014

    An inquest into death circumstances of a 26-year-old man, who died at the Walney offshore wind farm site on March 1, was held in County Hall in Kendal. An autopsy established that severe head injuries were the cause of death. The inquest has revealed that Aleksejs Kuznecovs fell from deck 10 to deck 5 of […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The High Court of London has found MT Højgaard liable for the grouted connections on E.ON’s 180MW Robin Rigg Wind Farm. The company will seek permission to appeal the ruling, but the ruling will have a negative effect on the financial result for 2014. In 2007-2008, MT Højgaard designed, manufactured and installed foundations for the Robin Rigg Wind Farm off […]

  • 11 April 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    First Flight Wind Ltd has announced that a geophysical survey off the south east coast of County Down, which was due to start later this month, is being delayed to later in 2014 or early 2015. “In the areas we were intending to survey we had agreed disturbance payments with fishermen for them to remove […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has teamed up with Geofabrics Australasia, a provider of geotextiles and geosynthetic engineering solutions to create a new and effective, environmentally sensitive and sustainable solution for scour protection at the base of wind turbines. OMM will be using Geofabrics ELCOROCK System, a robust sand filled container made from the highest durability […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power today unveiled eight utility-scale wind and solar projects which are to reach financial close and begin construction works this year. The projects, which are spread across four continents, have a combined capacity of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) and will generate enough electricity to power more than half a million homes. The largest […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm yesterday announced that it will scale back the project’s size to reduce its visual impact. In response to feedback received from the public and statutory consultees during the final round of consultation last year, the developer will remove the northernmost part of the development – the […]

  • 31 January 2014

    The Highland Council has granted permission for Port of Ardersier to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. The council has granted onshore planning consent – giving a thumbs-up to ambitious plans to transform the 160 hectare (400 acres) vacant site into a manufacturing, assembly […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

    The UK Education Secretary Michael Gove today gave the approval to the Humber University Technical College (UTC) in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The Humber UTC is led by the University of Hull in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, North Lindsey College and Outwood Grange Academies Trust. The college is supported by employers including Able UK, Tata […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has potential transboundary effects, Meath County Council has been advised. The transboundary state (the UK) may grant permission subject to conditions or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission. The proposed development, Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, is located at approximately 19km west-south-west of the Isle of Walney coast […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The project partners behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) have submitted an appeal to the Scottish Government Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA). It follows the decision by Aberdeenshire Council’s Formartine Area Committee to refuse planning permission for the Onshore Transmission Works at Blackdog. Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited (AOWFL) – the […]

  • 29 December 2013
    Authorities, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The Crown Estate has invited developers interested in bringing forward renewable energy trading projects to provide details of their plans. The data provided will allow The Crown Estate, as managers of the UK seabed, to consider the spatial effect of possible cable infrastructure from proposed renewable energy trading projects, thereby establishing a better understanding of […]

  • 24 December 2013

    Navitus Bay is to hold a series of drop-in sessions in January 2014, in order to give the public the chance to meet the project team and learn more about the next stage of the project. As the developer works towards submitting its application for planning consent in early 2014, members of the project team […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    RenewableUK says today’s Government announcement granting final planning permission for a huge industrial base for the offshore wind sector on the east coast of England is a significant step forward which could lead to the creation of thousands of jobs. The £450 million project, Able Marine Energy Park, which covers nearly 800 acres of the […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The schedule for a cutting-edge offshore wind demonstration scheme off the north east coast has been amended to help secure the development’s future, the project’s backers said. Vattenfall and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), the shareholders in Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (AOWFL) – the company behind the 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) […]