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  • 19 May 2016
    Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    Offshore wind turbines in shelf seas can cumulatively change the local flow of water and alter the heights of tides far beyond the immediate areas around offshore wind farms, according to a new study by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML). Overall, the environmental impact of renewable energy is expected to be overwhelmingly positive, via the reduction of […]

  • 13 July 2015

    Lessons learned from the prolific increase in building workboats for the offshore wind farm sector can benefit the military user, according to CTruk CEO Andy White. White told the audience at a Royal Institute of Naval Architects conference entitled Warships 2015: Future Surface Vessels that developments in vessel design, construction and operation as a result of […]

  • 8 April 2013

    Australian-based specialist renewables technology company, Bombora Wave Power (“Bombora”) has launched its patented Wave Energy Converter Device (WECD), designed to harvest wave energy in an eco-friendly way and to produce zero-emission electricity. The WECD uses a simple, low impact and resilient design that offers inherent survivability from storms as well as resilience to rogue waves […]

  • 8 March 2013

    After having earlier posted the programme for the offshore wind energy conference, the organisers of WINDFORCE 2013 now have another good piece of news to share: ALSTOM Grid and General Cable are the major sponsors of this year’s event. “We are very happy to welcome these two dedicated partners on board again in 2013 and […]

  • 29 March 2012

    As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau yesterday announced that Interior is taking steps to assess the conventional and renewable energy resource potential in the Mid- and South Atlantic. The draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), released […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The Crown Estate has provided further details on plans for a new offshore wind seabed leasing round in the UK, including proposed locations to be offered for new seabed rights, and a likely increase in capacity from 6GW to 7GW.

  • 9 October 2015

    Following a 7.7% market growth in 2014 compared to 2013, the European market is expected to expand by another 8.7% in 2015 in a policy-induced rush to build, which will lead to record numbers. MAKE expects more than 144GW of wind power capacity to be commissioned in Europe from 2015 to 2024. Northern Europe will […]

  • 3 October 2012

    Europe’s leading provider of aerial surveys for the offshore wind industry, APEM, has joined forces with US environmental consultancy Normandeau as it targets growth in the emerging American market. The joint venture will be officially unveiled at Offshore Wind 2012 in Virginia on October 9th, America’s largest offshore wind event. It aims to bring the […]

  • 26 September 2013

    It is important to understand the status of marine mammals in an area prior to any development and understand potential impacts during and after development. Offshore wind developments may adversely affect species, including those protected by European and domestic law. Mitigation of such impacts forms an intrinsic part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process […]

  • 20 September 2013

    A wave energy device pioneered by a business launched only four years ago won the EEEGR Innovation Awards 2013. There were wild cheers from the small team at Marine Power Systems (MPS) as its WaveSub innovation took the title at a gala dinner attended by 160 delegates at the Holiday Inn, Norwich North. Two small […]

  • 16 July 2013

    A team of Cardiff University’s researchers have found that a large majority of the British public support moves to an efficient, clean, fair, and safe energy system but distrust remains a concern. Transforming the UK energy system – public values, attitudes and acceptability brings together the findings from two in-depth phases of research carried out […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Tideland Signal will be showing its comprehensive range of aids to navigation (AtoN) equipment and systems for offshore oil and gas platforms, wind farms, ports and harbours on stand 495B at Offshore Energy 12 at the Amsterdam RAI from 23 to 24 October. Tideland Signal has many years’ experience protecting offshore installations of every type […]

  • 24 December 2010

    A controversial radio ad attacking Governor Deval Patrick’s support for an offshore wind farm that aired during the final days of the governor’s race was funded in part with a donation from a prominent fund-raiser for Patrick’s Republican rival, Charles D. Baker. The fund-raiser, Christopher F. Egan, was cochairman of Baker’s finance committee, according to […]

  • 12 June 2020

    German wind industry association WAB has welcomed the Federal Government’s recognition of “green” hydrogen’s sustainability in the long term and the special role of offshore and onshore wind energy in its National Hydrogen Strategy, adopted on 10 June. However, WAB said the strategy is non-ambitious in the long term goals and focuses on hydrogen import. […]

  • 30 June 2016

    More than 60 groups representing hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday, calling for “a large-scale, long-term, megawatt-certain offshore wind power commitment from the Governor”. Groups are specifically calling on the Cuomo Administration to include an offshore wind tier in the soon-to-be finalized Clean Energy Standard, in order […]

  • 8 June 2012

    Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister David McAllister yesterday discussed co-operation opportunities in the developing European clean energy market. Mr McAllister arrived in Edinburgh yesterday, where he joined Energy & Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing for the official opening of new premises for Germany’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Enercon, which is headquartered […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, Arnold Locker has released a report for 2012. For the fishing industry, this is a period of enormous upheaval and change. The stability, in regulatory requirements, that has been the industry’s constant demand for well over a decade, seems even further out of reach than ever. The […]

  • 12 December 2011

    The world’s leading supplier of Service Lifts, Ladder Systems and other Safety Equipment for wind turbines, Avanti Wind Systems now offers even more sub supplies for the world’s wind turbine industry. Avanti Wind System establishes new factories in USA and China in order to produce Internals for wind turbines. You can say that Internals are […]

  • 6 September 2013

    Alicat Workboats, a full service offshore wind farm workboat manufacturer and repair business, has successfully completed and launched the first of four offshore wind farm workboats for a major energy utility. The vessel has been named ‘Solway Challenger’, following a naming ceremony that took place today at the dedicated seven-acre manufacturing and full-service workboat site […]

  • 26 April 2011

    Quietly operating in the background, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) plays an important role in the UK’s offshore wind industry. As an executive agency of the UK government’s Department for Transport, it is involved in the consents process and safety of navigation, and as HM Coastguard in liaison for search and rescue. In addition, […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    LM Wind Power Group made continued progress despite being faced with a range of external pressures, maintaining profitability for 2011 with revenue of EUR 707.5 million and EBITDA of EUR 73.9 million. The results are in line with expectations for the year, yet disappointing and lower than last year. The revenue for LM Wind Power […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

    Maersk Training is about to launch two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-East of Scotland and be delivered using a […]

  • 7 August 2014

    North Sea supply vessels and support ships could be detained in port if they are found to be failing to comply with a new maritime law which today (Thur 7 Aug) comes in to effect in the UK, a legal expert has warned. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an international agreement which safeguards the […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

    On June 28, the House of Representatives passed the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 2231), which included language introduced by Representative Scott Rigell (VA-2) to pave the way for developing Virginia’s coastal energy. The House also passed an amendment by Rigell to move forward seismic testing in the Atlantic. The bill now goes to […]

  • 6 May 2013

    Generating a sense of electricity like the thousands of wind turbines in the region, the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition officially went online yesterday in Chicago, a hub for the American wind energy industry. New leadership for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) was inducted yesterday, followed Monday by a packed schedule of educational sessions […]

  • 26 March 2013

    The high degree of innovation in the design as well as cooperation between Vripack and Braveheart Shipping might be unique but also essential to make sure the Javelin 22.22 is able to perform her duties at sea. The innovative mentality and the features of the ship connect very well to the qualities and holistic design […]