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  • 20 December 2012

    Leading European avian radar manufacturer Robin Radar Systems is aiming for rapid expansion following an announcement that significant funding has been secured from two key investors, Inkef Capital and Mainport Innovation Fund (comprising KLM and Schiphol Airport amongst others). Standard radar systems are used to detect large objects such as planes or ships. Birds disappear […]

  • 30 November 2012

    The key measure of the UK’s new Energy Bill will be to introduce a government-owned entity that will buy electricity at an agreed “strike price” from low carbon generators and recover the costs from electricity customers via electricity suppliers. The government-owned entity will buy the electricity under a contracts-for-difference mechanism feed-in-tariff (CfD FiT) that will […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Technology

    Insurers, banks and construction authorities usually require wind turbine manufacturers and operators to have a certification according to the applicable guidelines. Up until now, the safety functions required within this context, for example, switching off wind turbines in case of excessive rotor speed, have been implemented with relatively costly and frequently redundant constructions. With its […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Authorities

      Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed the publication of the draft UK Energy Bill, which outlines plans for Energy Market Reform. Mr Ewing said that the Scottish Government supported the strengthening of market support for renewable electricity as well as carbon capture and storage, but warned that any reform must reflect Scotland’s devolved powers, […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Authorities

    The Government’s energy minister has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at a major renewables conference in Lincolnshire. John Hayes will open Green Energy Lincs, which will be attended by industry leaders and business people. The event, on Tuesday, November 20, aims to help local companies benefit from the emerging renewable energy sector and show […]

  • 10 April 2012

    Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Mike Tidwell, released the statement regarding the Maryland Senate not voting for O’Malley’s offshore wind bill. “In the face of increasingly extreme weather linked to climate change and in light of new studies showing Maryland is outrageously vulnerable to sea-level rise, it is totally unacceptable that the […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Eco Wave Power has completed the construction and testing phase of its first sea wave energy generation models the “Wave Clapper”, and the “Power Wing”. The testing took place in the wave pool of the Hydro-Mechanical National Institute of Kiev. The “wave pool”, 2.5 meters depth, and 18 meters length, provided Eco Wave Power with […]

  • 24 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    In a report on the Electricity Market Reform published yesterday, the Committee on Climate Change presents new analysis showing that there are significant economic benefits from investing in a portfolio of low-carbon technologies through the 2020s rather than investing in gas-fired generation. The report finds that investment in a portfolio of low-carbon technologies could save […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Authorities, Technology

    AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, has announced that China’s Supreme People’s Court has scheduled a hearing for October 26, 2012 regarding one of AMSC’s copyright infringement cases against Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd. (Sinovel). The hearing relates to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court’s decision to reject Sinovel’s request […]

  • 2 July 2013

    Incat Crowther announced its role in delivering the detailed design of an exciting new Wind Farm Support Vessel, the SMV 24, unveiled by Supacat at the Seawork exhibition in Southampton last week. The new multi-purpose vessel is a fresh approach to the sector, offering unparalleled operational flexibility, comfort and safety. The new vessel is currently […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Lowestoft-based Scour Prevention Systems Ltd (SPSL) says it could have the solution to sediment plumes from wind turbines discovered in recent satellite images by NASA. Brown masses of suspended sediment were highlighted on the newly-released images from space of North Sea wind farms by NASA’s Operational Land Imager (OLI). SPSL’s mats, made from end-of-life car tyres fixed […]

  • 6 January 2020
    Industry Contribution

    ArcelorMittal Energy Projects Efficient & cost-effective solutions As every project is unique, we work closely with developers, EPCI contractors and Fabricators to tailor our Offshore Wind products and solutions to the specific needs and requirements of our customers. Our thorough understanding of the industry standards ensures that our high yield structural steel conforms to stringent […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    Over 1.5 million acres off the Atlantic coast already designated for wind energy development could generate over 16,000 megawatts of electricity (MW), enough to power over five million homes, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) released today with the support of over 40 cosponsoring organizations and leaders from business, labor, […]

  • 25 September 2012

    Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, an L-3 company, has successfully completed supply and installation of a comprehensive assembly of electrical and other equipment aboard HGO InfraSea Solutions’ new offshore heavy-lift jack-up crane vessel, Innovation, as part of a consortium headed by Caterpillar Marine Power Systems and including thrust manufacturers SCHOTTEL and Zeppelin Power Systems. Built by Crist […]

  • 23 October 2018

     OffshoreWind.biz on Tuesday live-streamed four talk-shows from the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in Amsterdam with the central theme titled “Accelerating energy transition by new functions on the North Sea.” You had a chance to watch the gripping discussions on carbon capture and storage, offshore wind & hydrogen, electrification of offshore platforms, etc… OffshoreWind.biz […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Nine finalists will line up to compete for the East of England’s top awards for new ideas in the energy industry. Companies from across all aspects of the energy world are challenging for the 2014 Energy Innovation Awards to be staged by EEEGR, the East of England Energy Group, at Norwich City Football Club’s Top […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Germany’s leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]

  • 16 January 2012

    “Oceanology International is a unique event; there is nowhere else where such a broad range of providers of technologies and users of technologies and the applications of technology come together,” says the event’s Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, Professorial Research Fellow, London School of Economics; and Sector Director, Energy and Environment for the BMT Group. “It […]

  • 21 February 2012
    R&D

    London Offshore Consultants (LOC), one of the world’s leading independent marine and offshore industry consultancy firms, is set to expand its activities and office network in Asia Pacific, it announced today. LOC provides a range of specialist consultancy services on planning, design and execution of high value, complex marine and energy based operations through to […]

  • 11 September 2013

    DNV GL will be the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society to the maritime industry, a leading provider of technical assurance and risk management services to the oil & gas industry and a leading expert in wind and power transmission and distribution. DNV GL also takes the position as one of the top three […]

  • 18 October 2012

    Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy company, today announces the publication of a report by energy expert Dr Mark Cooper, which seeks to apply modern investment portfolio theory to energy policy. It does so with the aim of helping policymakers attain an important, urgent policy objective: managing the decarbonisation of the electricity sector, while […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Authorities

    The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, on Tuesday, July 31st, launched a Government plan to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth to 2.4% of GDP by 2030 and increase the turnover from ocean economy to exceed €6.4bn by 2020. The report, ‘Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth – An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland’ was launched at […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Environment, R&D

    Offshore wind farms which are to be built in waters around the UK could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, research led by the University of Leeds says. It was previously thought that gannets, which breed in the UK between April and September each year, generally flew well below […]

  • 12 December 2013
    Authorities, Environment

    With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31, more than 230 faith, conservation, and public health organizations; small businesses; and elected officials joined Environment America, the National Wildlife Federation, Conservation Law Foundation, and Southern Environmental Law Center Wednesday in a letter supporting swift, bold action by the Obama administration to facilitate the […]