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  • 20 November 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Iemants and Jan De Nul Win Kriegers Flak OSS Foundations Work and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH have awarded Iemants and Jan De Nul Group with a contract to construct, install, ballast and protect gravity based foundations (GBFs) for two offshore substations. ABB Unveils Lightweight, AC Platform-Free HVDC Solution ABB has presented a new, compact, high-voltage […]

  • 30 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      EDF Energy Renewables awarded the Balance of Plant contract for the Teesside offshore wind farm to Van Oord. The execution offshore for the Van Oord activities will start mid January 2012 and are scheduled for completion in November 2012. The wind farm is located at its closest point 1.5 km off the shore of […]

  • 3 February 2012

    Yesterday the Department of the Interior released its environmental assessment of offshore wind sites along the Mid-Atlantic coast. The DOI found that these sites would create no significant impact to the environment, paving the way for accelerated wind energy development off the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. In response, Vanessa Pierce, Eastern […]

  • 5 October 2011

      As of 1 November 2011, the naval authorities have formally approved the area around Anholt Offshore Wind Farm to be a ‘restricted area at sea’. This means that as of 1 November 2011, fishing and navigation, anchoring, diving and works at the seabed, which are not related to the construction of the wind farm, […]

  • 14 September 2012

    Expanding offshore wind service and solutions company CWind, welcomes Sir Tim McClement KCB OBE to the board of directors. Sir Tim joins CWind as a non-executive board director with a specific interest in fleet management and operations, supporting Ralph Jensen, the manager of CWind’s charter fleet. He brings insights plus marine and management expertise gained […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Authorities, Environment

    The UK government will today, 12 June, bring forward legislation to eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050, the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May said. The statutory instrument to implement this will amend the Climate Change Act 2008. Prime Minister May will also meet young science and engineering students to discuss the new target, […]

  • 10 June 2019

    The Governor of Connecticut Ned Lamont has signed the legislation approving the procurement of an additional 2,000MW of offshore wind energy in the state. The state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will now begin the request for proposal (RFP) process, followed by a public comment period. The RFP will also include the findings of the Commission of […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment

    Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo has directed the Office of Energy Resources to work with the state’s utilities to issue a procurement for up to 400MW of clean energy by this summer.

  • 13 June 2018

    The open sea test platform Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has obtained the permit from the Ministry of the Environment to host floating offshore wind research.

  • 30 October 2017
    R&D, Technology

    SPT Offshore has launched a new wind turbine suction pile foundation concept, which combines mono tubulars with suction pile foundations. The company is now detailing the design and working towards a demonstration in the next 12 months.

  • 12 November 2013

    Scotload launched a new product for safe lifting, intelligent load cell that stores data for real-time and retrospective analysis, SmartLoad™. The new SmartLoad™ data logging feature provides asset owners with protection against product misuse and overload events by providing a true and correct log of all operations carried out. SmartLoad™ has a variety of features […]

  • 21 January 2013

    An amendment to the original draft of part five of the Oregon Territorial Sea Plan adopted in 2009, related to development of wave energy, is to be voted on by the Land Conservation and Development Commission at its meeting on January 24 in Salem. A moratorium on permits for wave energy facilities in Oregon’s territorial […]

  • 3 November 2011

    Companies developing marine renewable energy are to gather in Battleby near Perth (Thursday 3 November) – not in conflict but in collaboration to share ideas and experiences relating to off shore wind, wave and tidal energy development. Hosted by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Marine Scotland, the event, is part of SNH’s Sharing Good Practice […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    The rapid expansion of the sustainable energy sector is helping fuel the growth of CTruk, an Essex company, after it successfully tapped into GROW:OffshoreWind, a national support programme run in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). CTruk designs and builds a range of high-speed marine craft and has established itself as a market leader […]

  • 30 March 2020

    German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie; BSH) has marked three new areas as suitable for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms.

  • 1 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Boskalis has sold all of its remaining shares in Fugro on 28 February by placing the last 9.38% of shares with institutional investors at EUR 14.50 per share.

  • 23 September 2016

    Innogy Renewables UK, part of innogy SE – the new subsidiary of RWE, has chosen Met Office’s new VisualEyes software to provide weather forecast information across 36 of its renewable energy sites in the UK, including one offshore wind site. Under the a three-year contract, the Met Office’s intuitive web-based weather monitoring system will be used to […]

  • 6 August 2015

    RenewableUK, the wind, wave and tidal energy trade association, says figures from the International Monetary Fund show that fossil fuels are still getting billions of pounds in subsidies every year from the UK Government while it is cutting financial support for renewable energy. The IMF figures include the costs of air pollution and the impact […]

  • 27 March 2015

    Scotland’s first ever National Marine Plan was published today by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead. The plan sets out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity in Scottish waters. This will include policies for the sustainable management of a wide range of marine industries, including those which are long established such as fishing and […]

  • 26 April 2012

    Europe’s primary event for the wind industry, EWEA 2012, in Bella Center in Copenhagen was a great success. More than 500 exhibitors and over 10.000 visitors joined the exhibition and conference. Avanti Wind System was among the exhibitors. The exhibition visitors had the opportunity to take a closer look at two of Avanti’s brand new […]

  • 15 August 2011

    U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, and U.S. Representative David Cicilline announced that U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will travel to Rhode Island on August 17 to discuss the economic benefits and job creation opportunities of offshore […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE has invited local Highland communities to apply for the second round of the Beatrice partnership fund.

  • 8 June 2016
    Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH ( SOC) has started laying the first inter-array cable in the construction area of the 332MW Nordsee One offshore wind farm. The wind farm’s 54 6.15MW turbines will be connected to the offshore substation by ten strings of cables with an overall length of approximately 70 kilometres. Tim Kittelhake, Managing Director (COO) of […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    British drysuit manufacturer, Hammond Drysuits Ltd, is celebrating a milestone in its specialist commercial service division, after completing the service and certification of its 1000th commercial drysuit. This achievement comes after Hammond Drysuits welcomed on board a number of clients who have chosen Hammond Drysuits to supply high quality commercial drysuits to its teams, including […]

  • 16 September 2014

    L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) will showcase comprehensive state-of-the-art technologies in support of offshore wind farm applications in Hall B6, Booth 562, during the WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition, September 23–26. “L-3 MSI’s offshore wind market team, consisting of L-3 SAM Electronics, L-3 ELAC Nautik, L-3 FUNA Global Safety Systems and L-3 JOVYATLAS, is looking forward […]

  • 18 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Cotherm of America Corporation’s managing director Ted Jagusztyn, who holds a patent for drilled hydrothermal energy (DHE) technology, has set his eyes on developing this kind of energy infrastructure on the island of Guam, USA. He visited the island of Guam, where he met with the Guam Power Authority, the University of Guam, and Guam […]