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  • 22 August 2013
    Authorities

    The Scottish Government is currently carrying out public consultation in relation to Marine Planning, Marine Protected Areas and the future of Marine Renewables. This consultation will close on 13th November 2013. Of particular interest to Dumfries and Galloway region is the inclusion of proposals for two offshore wind farms, at Luce Bay and for the […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    UK-based provider of subsea technology and services to the offshore wind and oil & gas industries, Tekmar Group, will start trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on 20 June and plans to use the placing proceeds to acquire Tekmar Limited, repay debt within the Group and provide some GBP 10 million to fund future expansion and acquisitions.

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has adopted a joint standard from VGB PowerTech and the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) for the protection of offshore wind farms from corrosion.   With the adoption, BSH has made the VGB/BAW Standard a mandatory regulation in planning permission procedures for the offshore wind power industry. The […]

  • 25 July 2013

    Sustainable economic growth that is sensitive to the environment is at the centre of draft management plans that will form the future National Marine Plan. A joint marine consultation has been launched today that will help decide how Scotland’s seas are managed in the future. The joint consultation includes: Scotland’s first National Marine Plan which […]

  • 6 January 2011
    R&D, Technology

    Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment, has announced the creation of a global wind energy… (windtech-international) [mappress] Source: windtech-international, January 06, 2011

  • 7 November 2011

    You could almost detect the gritty glee in Audra Parker’s statement when, as president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, she said… (capecodonline) [mappress] Source: capecodonline, November 07, 2011;

  • 14 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    DONG Energy has invited tenders for subsea structural inspections on its offshore wind farms in Germany and Denmark. Inspection work is required for three DONG’s wind farms: Borkum and Gode Wind in the German part of the North Sea and Anholt in the Kattegat, between Djursland the island of Anholt in Denmark. Therefore, the tender is divided into two […]

  • 11 March 2016
    Authorities

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday released a joint statement on climate, energy and Arctic leadership.  The two leaders said they share a common vision of a prosperous and sustainable North American economy, and the opportunities afforded by advancing clean growth. They emphasised the special relationship between the two countries and their history of close collaboration […]

  • 28 June 2017

    By Emma Anderson, Ecosse Subsea Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd. (ESS), based in Aberdeenshire, are delighted to announce the award of U.S.Pat.Nos. 9422690 and 9657455 for their SUST (SCAR Uninterrupted Soils Testing) plough technology. The ESS Over-the Stern Plough System is protected under patents pending in the EU (13728243) and in the U.S.(2014/0150303 A1). This proprietary […]

  • 24 September 2013

    Leading offshore cable protection company, Tekmar Energy, has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of a new chairman. High profile industry figure Ally MacDonald takes up the post. With 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and a background in engineering, Mr MacDonald brings a wealth of knowledge to the role […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Technology

    The Luft Ultrasonic Anemometer VENTUS completed the test at the International Technical Inspection Agency TÜV SÜD and now has the Protection Class IP68. The validation demonstrates VENTUS’ capability for being installed on offshore wind turbines as well as on ships or buoys. VENTUS is designed for harsh conditions including operation on wind turbines in cold […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Electric Corporation plans to enter the global market for voltage-sourced converters (VSC) based high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems with a new HVDC verification facility to be built at its Transmission and Distribution Center in Amagasaki, Japan, by 2018. The company said it is targeting more than USD 500 million in global orders for HVDC […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    The offshore wind farms Prinses Amaliawindpark, operational since 2008, and Eneco Luchterduinen, expected to enter operation next year, require inspection and maintenance of its balance of plant. This is defined as the wind turbine foundations and the OHVS foundation (below and above water and primary and secondary steel and cathodic protection), the outside steel structure […]

  • 8 November 2010
    Authorities

    The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound continued its legal assault on Cape Wind, last week filing a lawsuit hoping to reveal alleged behind… By Michael C. Bailey (capenews) [mappress] Source: capenews, November 08, 2010;

  • 10 October 2016
    Environment

    World Wildlife Fund UK (WWF-UK) has released “A Positive Future for Porpoises and Renewables” report, written by SMRU Consulting, which deals with the effect of the underwater noise produced during offshore wind farm construction on harbour porpoises. Noise reduction measures can help reduce the risk of a harbour porpoises population decline due to the cumulative impacts of wind farm […]

  • 29 August 2014

    ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that its high performance wind turbine gear oil, Mobilgear SHCTM XMP 320, is now supplemented with a five year warranty guaranteeing effective working life of the main wind turbine gearbox. The assurance guarantees extended service life of the gearbox oil for up to five years from the initial fill, delivering optimum […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, Technology

    Zero Corrosion B.V. is committed to providing environmentally friendly anti-corrosion solutions to The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and recently introduced OXIFREE TM198 to The Benelux, an organic and reusable polymeric resin used to protect equipment from corrosion. This anti-corrosion solution was mainly used in the oil and gas industry until recently, when its advantages became interesting to […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Environment, R&D

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power were commissioned this year to author a key document for Marine Scotland, collating data on populations of seabird interest features at Scottish Special Protection Areas (SPAs) for Marine Scotland. The purpose of the study was to make seabird population data available in one easy-to-use resource, as well as highlighting […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    First Subsea has secured a second contract with Spain’s Cobra Group to provide Cable Protection Systems (CPSs) for the 50MW Kincardine floating wind farm offshore Scotland. First Subsea provided CPSs for the first Kincardine floating wind turbine which was installed 15 kilometres off the coast, south of Aberdeen, last year. The company will now provide a […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Ports & Logistics, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A barge carrying two gravity based foundations (GBFs) for the high voltage station of the Danish 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm has left the port of Ostend, Belgium.

  • 17 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Eighteen offshore wind companies, transmission system operators and environmental NGOs have launched a new coalition dedicated to ensuring that Europe delivers its planned expansion of offshore wind energy while preserving nature and marine ecosystems. The aim of the Offshore Energy and Nature Coalition is to help the EU and national governments reach their climate goals […]

  • 22 August 2013

    Visitors to this year’s Offshore Europe exhibition, can find out more about the new 1000 Series Offshore Wind Farm Immersion Suit from Survitec Group. The suit breaks new ground in the renewables industry, by providing customers with a one-suit option for equipping personnel travelling over water to offshore wind farms, whether by helicopter or supply […]

  • 26 January 2011
    Grid Connection

    Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been called in by EnBW (Energie Baden-Wurttemberg) to use its specialized Capjet trenching system to protect the HV (high voltage) subsea power export cables for Baltic 1, Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm. Nexans provides specialized trenching service for Baltic 1 offshore wind farm subsea power […]

  • 24 June 2011
    R&D

    A growing number of global wind resource assessments have demonstrated that the world’s technical potential for wind power exceeds current global electricity production. The theoretical potential for wind, as estimated by the global annual flux, has been estimated at 6,000 EJ/yr (Rogner et al., 2000). The global technical potential for wind energy, meanwhile, is not […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Contracts & Tenders

    DTU Wind Energy has opened tenders for the lease of the four new test stands at the Østerild and Høvsøre wind turbine test centers.

  • 10 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Tekmar Group has signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of Pipeshield International from its founder Steven Howlett. Tekmar said this is its third acquisition since the admission to AIM in June last year and will continue buying offshore energy businesses with synergies that have a clear subsea technology focus. “Pipeshield is a perfect […]