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  • 16 February 2017

    ECN has opened its LiDAR Calibration Facility for quick and efficient calibrations of ground-based LiDARs, nacelle LiDARs, as well as SoDARs (Sound Detection and Ranging). The facility is situated at ECN’s wind turbine test site.

  • 23 July 2012

    Responding to comments from Tim Yeo MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, who have examined the government’s draft Energy Bill, Catherine Birkbeck, Policy Manager for Grid and Markets at Scottish Renewables, said: “We have always said that the Energy Bill has the potential to make or break the renewables industry. The committee has […]

  • 17 September 2015

    Following a recommendation by the Smith Commission, the Crown Estate’s management functions in Scotland will be transferring to the Scottish Government.  The Crown Estate has put in place a distinct Scottish operating division with its own business plan, management information and financial reporting. This new business division will be led by Ronnie Quinn, who is currently […]

  • 9 September 2014

    The SMM international trade fair has officially opened last night in Hamburg. More than 2,100 exhibitors and over 50,000 visitors are expected, more than ever in the history of this fair. “This is a very special SMM,” said Bernd Aufderheide, CEO and President, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. The enormous interest shown by exhibitors and visitors […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions (UIES) BV has received the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for environmental, health and safety management systems. The certificates cover all areas of UIES’ business, from Conceptual development to Customer Service. The company’s operational and management processes have been reviewed and certified by DNV. Since last year, according to ISO9001:2008, this new […]

  • 11 December 2013

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched a report today, in which it states clearly that there is no reason for the Government to reduce the Carbon Budget when it comes up for review in 2014, and that it needs to stay on course in the journey towards a decarbonised economy. In its review of […]

  • 12 March 2020

    Vineyard Wind and Greentown Labs have launched the application process for the Offshore Wind Challenge focused on accelerating technologies that protect marine life. The parties are inviting submissions from startups that are innovating in marine mammal monitoring, either surrounding data collection and real-time transmission or data analysis. The six-month accelerator program is housed at Greentown […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    German wind turbine component manufacturer Fassmer has established a new subsidiary – Fassmer Industrial Service – covering inspections, servicing and repairs on rotor blades, covering parts as nacelles and hubs, as well as corrosion protection on steel structures. 

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Phil Murphy, a Democratic Party candidate in the 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race, has revealed details of his State Energy Master Plan which calls for 3,500MW of commissioned offshore wind capacity by 2030.

  • 25 March 2016

    A pilot Marine Spatial Plan is now in place for the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters. The plan provides planning guidance and aims to balance the needs of local communities and marine economic activities whilst protecting the environment. These economic activities include renewable energy generation, fishing, tourism, recreation, aquaculture, shipping, and oil and gas. The plan has been […]

  • 26 June 2014

    Palfinger Marine has won the order for 97 PF 8000 cranes, which has been developed especially for the wind farms Gode Wind 1 and 2. The wind farms are located 45 km off the German coast. Start of construction will be the first half of 2015 at Gode Wind 2, followed by Gode Wind 1. […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    SKF reported today that it has developed a new generation of shaft seals specifically designed to meet the challenges of the wind energy industry.  The machined polyurethane seals from the HRS range weigh less and take up less space than labyrinth seal designs. They are available in three different designs to suit different applications. The […]

  • 5 June 2019

    The U.S. Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has formed the OMSA Wind Committee said to be dedicated to supporting the local offshore wind industry and the Jones Act. The OMSA Board of Directors unanimously adopted the resolution to create the committee and charged it with making recommendations on strategies and initiatives that increase U.S. maritime industry involvement in […]

  • 4 December 2014

    German Federal Network Agency (BNA) and the Bundeskartellamt have published their joint monitoring report on significant developments in German electricity and gas markets in 2013.  As of October 2014 (and August 2014 for Solar), a total of 107.1 GW is attributable to non-renewable energy sources and 87.0 GW to renewable energy sources. The increase in […]

  • 22 May 2012

    During the public comment part of the Barnstable Town Council Meeting, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Audra Parker, protested against Cape Wind referring to great increase in future cost of electricity for local residents. She pointed out that the initial annual increase in utility bills for the Town of Barnstable would be […]

  • 23 April 2020

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s centre in Blyth has resumed testing and validation activity after a pause of some ten days. ORE Catapult had suspended access to the Blyth site for approximately 10 days to implement COVID-19-related protocols and measures. During that time, engineering and analysis operations saw no interruption, according to a spokesperson […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Seawork International 2015 looks set to be yet another successful event. Held in ABP Docks in Southampton, the event embraces an exhibition, innovations showcase, conference and awards ceremony, both shore-side and on the water.  Exhibitors from all corners of the world attend the Seawork Exhibition, whose offerings cover all aspects of commercial maritime products and […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Two Towers B.V., the consortium developing the 19MW Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier.

  • 26 May 2013
    Authorities, Technology

    AMSC, a global solutions provider serving the wind and power grid industry, has announced that China’s Supreme People’s Court has scheduled a hearing for May 29, 2013 to review the jurisdiction of AMSC’s software copyright infringement cases against Sinovel Wind Group Co, Ltd (Sinovel) and Guotong Electric. During the proceedings, the court is expected to […]

  • 14 November 2011

    Health Wales is highlighting the work of Welsh Crucible researchers – the cream of Welsh research talent. Dr Simon Neill explains his research into the impact of tidal energy and other sources of marine renewable energy ” ANYONE living by the sea will be familiar with the twice daily rise and fall of the tides. […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    Some of Canada’s leading young researchers were honoured today for applying their leading-edge research to real-world situations. Their work includes the development of a new self-propelled sea vessel to serve offshore wind turbines, creating a new platform technology to produce bacterial vaccinations, and enhancing the capabilities of Atomic Force Microscopes. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister […]

  • 25 October 2011

    Port Corpus Christi along with TREIA, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, are bringing Renewable Energy Industry leaders to Corpus Christi for the Texas Renewables 2011 Conference. The event will be held at the American Bank Center from November 6th – 9th. Mike Carrell, President, Frost National Bank, Chairman Port Commission, Port Corpus Christi, joins the […]

  • 27 December 2010

    ABB’s robot-based surface finishing concept for wind turbine rotor blades reduces paint shop energy consumption by up to 60 percent and paint consumption by 25 percent compared to alternative methods of applying surface coatings. Most importantly, it provides a perfectly applied layer of protection for one of the most demanding operating environments on earth. Few […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes has received an order to deliver eighteen industrial cranes and one gantry crane to Siemens’ nacelle factory in Cuxhaven, Germany. The cranes will be delivered during summer 2017. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. The lifting capacity of the ordered cranes is ranging from 20 to 500 tons, and they […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul Group has secured two contracts with Dong Energy to execute cable installation works for the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm in Liverpool Bay. Jan De Nul Group will install and bury a 25km long export cable between the wind farm’s offshore transformer platform and the beach, as well as 32 infield cables between […]

  • 15 March 2016

    Dutch research institute TNO has measured underwater noise levels during pile driving trials conducted by Fistuca on a testpile, during which BLUE Hammer device demonstrated that very low noise levels can be achieved. All underwater sound levels measured during these tests were far below the most stringent industry limits that currently apply (in German waters), […]