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  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Wind and solar power are likely to be less expensive than burning trees in order to replace coal in the United Kingdom, according to a new study released today by the U.S.-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Conducted by London-based Vivid Economics, the study says these truly clean, renewable forms of energy also will help […]

  • 27 August 2015

    Corrosion prevention specialist Oxifree Global has secured funding from Octopus Investments enabling it to invest in expanding its offering within the offshore wind industry. The business will also supplement existing operations in Houston, Texas with additional facilities in Europe and the Far East. Ed Hall, one of the Founders and MD of Oxifree, said: “We are […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Rix Sea Shuttle reported an incident-free 2013, netting it a Safety Performance Award from Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Group (HOHSG) for its record. HOHSG is part of national body the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) and provides health and safety training and assessment in the Humber region. The organisation carried out […]

  • 14 September 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries has welcomed a new international survey of public attitudes to wind power. The Global Consumer Wind Study, conducted by TNS Gallup for the turbine manufacturer Vestas, surveyed 24,000 consumers in 20 countries to provide a comprehensive reflection of public opinion on […]

  • 13 December 2012

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has appointed Thomas Becker as its new Chief Executive Officer. A former Danish civil servant, Thomas Becker has since 2010 been CEO of Genan – a company that recycles used tyres on a very large scale globally (and has a turnover of 100 million Euros per year). Prior to […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Grid Connection

    One of the key elements in the successful construction of an offshore wind park is the skilful installation of cables – a complicated task that is often subject to huge repair costs. Cable damage causes over 70% of all insurance claims on installed wind parks, which shows that there is great need for improving the […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The States of Guernsey have prepared draft secondary legislation (an Ordinance) for public consultation under the Renewable Energy (Guernsey) Law 2010. The aim of the Ordinance is to enable effective development of offshore renewables (such as offshore wind, tidal and wave energy) in Guernsey at the appropriate time and to provide robust environmental protection while still […]

  • 27 May 2014

    Following over 26,000 installations worldwide, it was announced this week that FoundOcean is trialling its latest range of Marine Growth Prevention (MGP) units on an unnamed offshore wind farm jacket structure in the UK. “To demonstrate the effectiveness of controlling marine growth with this established technology, we have installed two units on a jacket structure […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection is looking to pre-qualify companies which will participate in a tender for a Marine Warranty Surveyor contract worth EUR 600,000 for offshore cable laying and cable protection at the COBRAcable interconnector that will link Denmark and the Netherlands.

  • 28 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Private equity firm NPM Capital is taking a majority interest in Dieseko Group BV, manufacturer of hydraulic vibratory foundation equipment. These machines and power packs are supplied for rental and sales to foundation companies across the globe. Not only on land and on the water but also in the offshore industry. BAM, Ballast Nedam, Heijmans, […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The BiFab management informed trade unions on 13 November that there was no money to pay the wages of their staff. Problems that led BiFab to being a few steps away from going into administration have emerged from a dispute over payments with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL), who awarded BiFab with the fabrication of 26 Beatrice jacket foundations. 

  • 21 February 2012

    Huisman, the specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, successfully delivered the 600mt Wind Turbine Installation Crane onboard GeoSea’s DP2 jack-up vessel “Neptune”. The crane was handed over to the builder of the vessel IHC Offshore and Marine BV, part of IHC Merwede, who subcontracted the crane to Huisman in 2010. The 600mt Pedestal Crane […]

  • 25 July 2013

    ISO 14001:2009 certification by TÜV Süd is considered to be the starting point of the full certification of a management system at PALFINGER MARINE’s corporate headquarter in Köstendorf. Safety, environmental protection and the highest quality are key values for PALFINGER MARINE that can now be demonstrated. It facilitates continual improvements. Since customers are increasingly demanding […]

  • 21 June 2013

    Elia requires a contractor to carry out study, construction and maintenance of an artificial island, Alpha, which is to be located approx. 45kms offshore from the port of Zeebrugge on the Lodewijk bank and characterised by a depth of approx. 30m LAT. The primary function of the island is the creation of a permanent and […]

  • 8 October 2019

    German state and federal representatives have suggested that tenders should be launched by 2023 in order for Germany to reach its 20GW by 2030 offshore wind target. At a meeting held in Hannover, Lower Saxony’s Minister for Environment, Energy, Building, and Climate Protection Olaf Lies said that “the lid has been lifted” on offshore wind and […]

  • 20 August 2019
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    The reduction in the energy supply from the Hornsea One offshore wind farm on 9 August was caused by a lightning strike, an initial report from National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) has revealed. Following the lighting strike, Hornsea One immediately de-loaded from 799MW to 62MW, the report said. The wind farm lost modules 2 […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Avanti has built a training tower for effective training anytime. A working turbine must be stopped in order for technicians to work or train in the tower, thus increasing downtime costs, unlike the new training tower which can be used without costly downtime. The new training tower is built at Avanti Wind Systems ladder factory, […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has officially opened Natural Power’s new ControlCentre facility in Dumfries and Galloway, from where Natural Power will manage 5GW of onshore and offshore wind, biomass, solar and hydro capacity. 

  • 13 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Aberdeen-based Balmoral Offshore Engineering has acquired Norwegian manufacturer, Seaproof Solutions, to accelerate its expansion into the offshore renewables market and strengthen the UK’s position as a major content provider for the offshore wind sector in particular.

  • 15 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    UK-based wind turbine support company TRG Wind has sold its recruitment business to a member of its senior management team and has secured premises at Tower House Lane Business Park in Hull for its new operations centre which is expected to help the company expand its activities in the offshore sector. Nico Young, formerly operations co-ordinator at TRG […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) has been employed by Transmission Capital Services Limited (TCS) to provide technical consultancy services on contingency planning and other services relating to the OFTO assets managed by TCS. TCS manages six OFTOs, namely TC Barrow OFTO Limited, TC Gunfleet Sands OFTO Limited, TC Ormonde OFTO Limited, TC Robin Rigg OFTO […]

  • 9 February 2011

    Grontmij in the Netherlands has developed a concept known as the Sand wind turbine, according to which wind turbines are able to generate energy to transport sand, through pipelines, to the shoreline. Grontmij is further elaborating this concept with the Dutch Department of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat). Other market parties may become […]

  • 24 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, announced today that it will release its third quarter fiscal year 2010 financial results prior to the market opening on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. In conjunction with this announcement, AMSC management will participate in a conference call with investors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Subsea power cable installation specialists VBMS and High Voltage engineering company EDS have launched their Cable Integrity Solutions including the “Prepare to Repair” framework which is said to allow cable repairs to be carried out up to 70% faster.

  • 27 June 2014

    Dorchester based, Tritex NDT have launched their new Multigauge 5700 Datalogger Metal Thickness Gauge, used for measuring metal thickness and monitoring corrosion levels in the offshore industry. The new gauge, has all the advantages of the very popular Multigauge 5600 but with the added benefit of storing readings on the gauge. The Multigauge 5700 Datalogger […]

  • 31 July 2012

    THE Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today ( 1 Aug) announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning. Marine plans will inform and guide marine users and regulators, managing the sustainable development of marine industries, such as […]