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26 October 2017 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has postponed the adjudicatory hearing previously scheduled for Icebreaker Windpower, Inc.’s application to construct an offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, Ohio.

20 October 2017 Business & Finance

Statoil’s board of directors and Chief Executive Officer Eldar Sætre have agreed that Sætre remains the company’s CEO after he turns 62 in February 2018, and will not use his contractual right to retire at that age.

12 September 2017 Contracts & Tenders

WindEurope has called on the UK and other European governments to provide more clarity to the offshore wind industry after 2020 by committing to ambitious offshore wind deployment targets. The association’s call came yesterday, 11 September, following the results of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction.

9 August 2017 Business & Finance

E.ON’s Offshore Wind/Other division generated 2.1 billion kWh of electricity in the first half of 2017, on a par with the results reported for the first half of 2016.

3 July 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Some 1,500 offshore wind turbines have come out of their warranty and, as the offshore wind farm developers/ owners are now responsible for keeping them up and running, this is a whole new era for the industry, according to Bert van Dijk, Business Advisor Offshore Wind from Van Dijk E-Projects. 

6 June 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance

The governments of Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with offshore wind industry captains in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe.

4 May 2017 Business & Finance

Siemens reported a strong order growth in nearly all industrial businesses in the second quarter of the fiscal year 2017, with the strongest contributions from Wind Power and Renewables and Energy Management, both with large contract wins, the company said.

9 March 2017 Business & Finance

Copenhagen-based engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll ended 2016 with a net profit of DKK 176.9 million (EUR 23.7 million), a 132% jump compared to DKK 76.3 million net profit reported a year earlier.

8 March 2017 Business & Finance

During the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) SNS2017 conference, RenewableUK chief executive Hugh McNeal said the UK energy industry needed to represent itself as one sector containing different technologies, instead of pushing for one technology over others, to maximise job and business opportunities.

1 February 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

European renewable energy industry and investors need clarity on volumes and regulatory frameworks in the years after 2020 to be able to continue investing, according to WindEurope. Without the clearly set targets and regulations for the period after 2020, financing and deployment of new projects in Europe is likely to stall, WindEurope said in its […]

1 February 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Commissioning of the Nordergründe offshore wind farm, initially planned for the end of 2016, has been delayed after BVT, the company in charge of the substation, entered insolvency.

19 January 2017

In 2016, 818MW of offshore wind capacity went online in Germany, bringing the total capacity of offshore wind turbines connected to the grid to 4,108MW. However, further momentum could be inhibited by the federal government which has limited expansion to 500MW a year after 2020, according to a new report.

19 January 2017 Business & Finance

In her keynote Brexit speech – Plan for Britain – which includes 12 priorities that the UK government will use to negotiate Brexit, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has made clear her support for renewable energy and said that the UK is at the forefront of fields such as science, innovation, and clean energy.

26 October 2016 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Spanish energy company Iberdrola’s  renewables division recorded a gross operating profit (EBITDA) of EUR 1.14 billion in the first nine months of 2016, down 3.3% compared to the first nine months of 2015, due to the poorer performance and the exchange rate effect in the United Kingdom. The company’s renewables division is currently building 1,064 new megawatts […]

8 August 2016 Authorities

The UK Government’s consultation on whether to modify renewable energy subsidy regulations to allow the support to projects due to start between 2020 and 2026 closes today.  Although the UK Government has recently cut support for onshore wind and solar, it has indicated it will provide further support for offshore wind and potentially other “less established” […]

20 July 2016

European renewable associations have issued a joint statement saying legislative proposals must now deliver on the binding renewable energy target.  In October 2014, 28 EU Heads of State agreed that a binding target for renewables should be set at the EU level to meet their collective climate and energy ambition. Since then, the European Parliament […]

17 June 2016

Hughes Sub Surface Engineering (SSE) has acquired a new survey vessel and added Pre & Post Cable Laying Survey, including depth of burial surveys, Multibeam, Meteorology, and Bathometry Survey to its current services. MV Line will be re-named MV Cerys Line after a refit, with the vessel’s current crew employed by the Hughes Group. Ian Hughes, the company’s managing director and […]

27 April 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance

France has doubled the target for offshore wind capacity planned post-2023, according to the revised objectives for the development of renewable energy recently announced by the country’s Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea. In its new energy investment plan, France initially called for the development of 3GW of offshore wind capacity by 2023, with further 3GW of capacity in the pipeline […]

15 March 2016 Business & Finance

Convent Energy opened a new office in Hamburg today, and from now on, the wind energy personnel service provider is situated in the cities of Oldenburg, Hamburg and London. The company said it also plans to open its offices at more locations. Lars Poslednik has been appointed Director Sales & Business Development at the Hamburg office. “We are […]

11 March 2016

MAKE has published an analysis of global and regional wind power installation forecasts through 2025.  Global energy markets are undoubtedly changing, the breadth of divestments in fossil fuel assets is a testament to the fact that the private sector considers investment in these technologies a losing proposition, MAKE said. The consultancy company expects the political […]

27 January 2016 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Wind energy consultancy K2 Management has relocated its UK office from London to Glasgow, Scotland, and has set up a branch office in Dublin, Ireland. The latest developments follow the company’s 30 percent increase in revenue in the past year, which was accompanied by a 40 percent increase in the number of its employees. “We […]

13 January 2016 Jobs & Recruitment

Recruitment for Siemens’ new facilities in Hull is in “full swing” as more than 100 new positions were advertised today for roles within Siemens’ wind turbine blade manufacturing facility currently under construction at Alexandra Dock. With the latest recruitment wave, the number of jobs advertised for Siemens’ Hull facilities climbed to over 300. A range of roles […]

4 December 2015 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

The call for tenders for Borssele sites I and II, planned to be launched this month, will be delayed until mid-January 2016. This was said by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, which explained it will wait for the discussion on the draft bill, called Stroom, in the Dutch Senate before launching the tender procedure. The draft bill […]

27 November 2015 Authorities, Environment, R&D

EU member states must show more political will in their plans for renewable energy after 2020, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). The latest conclusions by the Energy Council – a meeting of the EU’s 28 energy ministers and the European Commission – recommend that member states set out post-2020 plans for climate […]

26 November 2015 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

The European Commission is seeking views on what an EU regulatory framework on renewable energy should look like for the post-2020 period. Current EU renewable energy rules are contained in the Renewable Energy Directive, which is designed to ensure that all EU countries meet their renewable energy target by 2020 and therefore contribute to EU’s target […]

10 November 2015 Authorities

The Crown Estate has appointed Huub den Rooijen as Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure with immediate effect. Huub den Rooijen joined the Crown Estate in March 2012 as Head of Offshore Wind and has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector. As Head of Offshore Wind, den Rooijen has overseen the offshore wind energy […]