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International recruitment company Atlas Professionals has won a tender to produce an in-depth report for the Topsector Energy about employment opportunities in the Dutch offshore wind industry.
US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has entered into a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with the Town of Barnstable in Massachusetts.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has awarded Fugro with a contract to supply metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore wind farm zone.
US-based GZA GeoEnvironmental has begun a multi-million dollar offshore geotechnical engineering program for Deepwater Wind in Rhode Island Sound at the sites of the proposed South Fork Wind and Revolution Wind projects. Working from a 200-foot class lift boat mobilized earlier this month from Quonset Point, Rhode Island, a 28-person GZA-led crew is now taking and […]
India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has extended the closing date of the tender for geotechnical investigation in the Gulf of Khambhat off the coast of Gujarat.
India's National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has issued a tender for geotechnical investigation in the Gulf of Khambhat off the coast of Gujarat.
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has completed a sediment dynamics study in the Irish Sea, which included a two-year investigation of the geomorphology off the East coast of Ireland in order to quantify the impacts of sediment dynamics on upcoming offshore wind farm developments.
By Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer and Business Development Director, Cathie Associates Within the offshore wind industry, there has been a relentless and necessary drive towards cost reduction and commercialization of offshore wind. This cost reduction has been driven largely by the introduction of competition to the developers and operators of offshore wind farms through power […]
Dutch contractor Visser & Smit Hanab, part of Volker-Wessels, has won a contract to install power cables that will link the Fryslân offshore wind farm in the IJsselmeer to the Dutch grid.
A US court in Wisconsin has sentenced Sinovel Wind Group, a Chinese manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines, for stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc.
The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA) has requested a supplemental filing to the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Vineyard Wind Connector project.
UK-based consultancy companies ITPEnergised and Xero Energy informed on 31 May that they had merged to provide environmental, grid, electrical and engineering services to the energy, transport, property and construction sectors in the UK and overseas.
The Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training providers are expanding their operations and investing in new sites around the world, with North America expected to be among the fastest growing global regions as its offshore market sets sail.
Belgian structural monitoring specialist 24Sea has established an exclusive cooperation agreement with French renewables engineering specialist Innosea for structural monitoring and design of offshore and onshore wind substructures in France.
LICengineering is managing a CROWN project which is developing advanced metallic coatings with potential self-healing properties that could significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). According to LIC, the project has gathered corrosion, manufacturing, installation and modeling companies dedicated to investigating how the expensive use of tons of aluminium and steel can be replaced by […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has added a MacArtney generator rotation tool (GRT) to the portfolio of equipment securing long-term storage of SWT-6.0/7.0/8.0 nacelles with generators and hubs.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research & Energy (ITRE) has voted to modernize Europe's electricity markets by approving the recast Electricity Directive & Regulation, two of the main files in the Clean Energy Package. According to WindEurope, priority dispatch, which guarantees renewables are injected first into the grid, will continue to apply to existing wind […]
The Mayor and City Council of Ocean City have unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to offshore wind turbines visible from this coastal town in the state of Maryland, US.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has launched a tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.
ASM Industries S.A. What we do: Wind towers - Complete steel tower sections both for onshore and offshore application. Offshore foundations – Complete or parts for foundations both fixed (monopiles, transition pieces, jackets) and floating. Marine structures - Wave energy, tidal energy, buoys, buoyancy modules, aquaculture. Where we do it: ASM Energia – Located in […]
Royal IHC completed the acquisition of Oceanteam's Dutch-based engineering and consultancy company KCI The Engineers with the signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement and ancillary documents on 15 January.
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), will launch a EUR 1.5 million worth tender for the supply of metocean data for the Hollandse Kust Noord (north) Wind Farm Zone on 23 January.
Two public opinion polls have shown continued support for offshore wind development in the State of Maryland, US, believed to create thousands of jobs and millions of capital investment.
Oceanteam and Royal IHC have signed a contract by which IHC will acquire all of the outstanding share capital of Oceanteam's Dutch-based engineering and consultancy company KCI The Engineers.
Iceland-based manufacturer of high-tech ropes and nets – Hampidjan – sees more room for doing business in the offshore wind sector after a contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) for the supply of fibre slings that SHL used during the Beatrice piling works, completed earlier this month.
Innovate UK has launched a funding competition to encourage innovation in infrastructure systems that provide critical services for economy, environment and society, including offshore wind.