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  • 12 March 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Floatgen, the first offshore wind turbine installed off the French coast, produced 923.2MWh of electricity in February, setting a new monthly record. The 2MW Floatgen turbine achieved a capacity factor of 66.3% for the power production of 923.2MWh last month, Ideol said. With a February time availability of 95,7%, Ideol added that its patented floating foundation […]

  • 2 January 2019

    It has somewhat become business as usual for the offshore wind industry to mark record-breaking activities every year and 2018 was no different. We bring you a selection of five of the most notable 2018 record-breakers:

  • 9 August 2012

    The European debt crisis; a weak US employment market; declining growth rates in emerging economies such as China and India: prospects for the global economy are not exactly bright at the moment. These are the challenging coordinates for the decision-makers of the maritime industry as they get ready to gather for the 25th SMM, shipbuilding, […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Lamprell, a provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore energy industry released financial results for 2014. According to the company, this was a record-breaking year with a net profit reaching USD 118 million, up 224% compared to the year before. The group completed nine projects in the last year, all […]

  • 24 February 2014

    The marine renewable energy test site, FaBTest, located within Falmouth Bay, Cornwall, has experienced the largest waves since recording begun in 2012. During January and February 2014 alone, the wave buoy maintained by the University of Exeter regularly measured waves in excess of five metres (16 feet) over eight separate storms. The winter storms culminated […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind generation in the UK rose by 28% percent in 2018, providing a record-breaking 8% of the UK’s electricity, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UK’s offshore wind capacity increased by 1.2GW due to several large projects opening or continuing to expand, including the 659MW Walney Extension […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Grid Connection

    Offshore wind industry can expect to install a record capacity of 4.2 GW in 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. These predictions follow last year’s delays which prolonged some project completions for this year. Last year saw just 868MW constructed, 1GW less than expected. Germany is expected to install more than 2.3 GW […]

  • 7 January 2015

    Denmark has set another world record by producing 39% of its electricity needs from wind in 2014. Last year saw the completion of Anholt offshore wind farm as well as record number of onshore wind turbines connected to the grid. “I am particularly pleased that the energy industry has again shown that wind turbines have […]

  • 21 June 2013

    Seawork has once again achieved full capacity, despite expanding the exhibition into a third hall. A vote of confidence for the exhibition, as well as the prospects for the industry, this year’s Seawork, which opens on Tuesday 25 June, promises to be the busiest yet with record numbers of new products being launched, demonstrations being […]

  • 15 October 2013

    Using a unique model of collaboration in China, The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages, has set up with it’s partner Scanfil, a global contract manufacturer and systems supplier for professional electronics, volume production of full-power wind turbine converter cabinets in record time and with exceptional quality, setting a new […]

  • 23 February 2017

    On 22 February, offshore wind turbines in Europe generated 218GWh and thus broke the offshore wind generation record.

  • 6 November 2013

    The offshore wind industry has enjoyed a record breaking year in terms of new deployment, according to RenewableUK’s latest annual report, “Wind Energy in the UK”. The study, which assesses the state of the wind industry from July 2012 to June 2013, reveals a step change in the offshore wind sector. Installed capacity stood at […]

  • 16 January 2014

    Recently released, the UK’s new national infrastructure plan saw the Government shifting incentives toward offshore wind power—and away from onshore wind farms and solar parks projects. Likewise, the recently published “Levy Control Framework” will see a boost to the UK’s spending on solar, wind and other renewable energy projects to £7.6 billion pounds a year […]

  • 23 October 2017

    On Sunday, 22 October, wind turbines off the Belgium’s coast generated a record-breaking 20 GWh of electricity, according to WindEurope’s Daily Wind Power Numbers.

  • 3 October 2017

    Offshore wind turbines spinning off the European countries’ coasts generated 264 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity yesterday, 2 October, according to WindEurope’s Daily Wind data.  “There has never been so much offshore wind power in Europe,” WindEurope said via social media. In February, offshore wind in Europe broke the generation record with 218GWh. Monday saw wind energy […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    DEME Group released its 2013 results on February 28, highlighting that the company reached a record turnover of EUR 2.53 billion, an increase of 32% compared to the previous year. EBITDA increased by 25% to EUR 437.8 million, and net profit amounted to EUR 109.1 million, an increase of 22% compared to 2012. The order […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Dutch nearshore wind farm Westermeerwind generated 69.7 GWh of electricity in October, marking the best monthly result ever for the 144MW wind farm since its inauguration in 2016.  

  • 21 July 2010
    R&D

    118 new offshore wind turbines were fully connected to the grid in the first half of 2010 according to new statistics released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Those 118 turbines have a capacity of 333 MW – well over half the 577 MW installed offshore last year – showing continuing strong growth […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate has announced another record return for the benefit of the public finances and an overall performance which is significantly ahead of the market, as its portfolio value hits an all-time high. Profits of £285 million were delivered on the back of a historically high development pipeline in London’s West End and regionally, the growth […]

  • 9 January 2012

    Wind power production in UK reached record due to the storm before the New Year. Onshore and offshore wind turbines produced almost 20% more power than previous record, and supplied 12.2% of UK energy demand on December 28, reports Reuters. Currently, there are 3515 wind turbines installed in the UK, with total capacity of 5,970.6 […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    On April 22, 2014, Technip’s Board of Directors approved the first quarter 2014 consolidated financial statements. These include the first time application of IFRS 10, 11 & 12. Financial statements throughout prior period have also been restated to conform to these new standards, as have the Group’s backlog and other key operating indicators.

  • 26 June 2015

    Renewables’ share of electricity generation increased from 19.6 per cent in 2014 Q1 to a record level of 22.3 per cent in the same period this year. Offshore wind increased generation by 6.3 per cent to 4.7 TWh while onshore wind was up by 4.7 per cent in totalling at 7.0 TWh, according to the […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has provided an update on its trading performance for the nine months ended 30 September 2012. Highlights Record revenue of £85.6m (an increase of 75% from the equivalent period last year) Record EBITDA performance driven by higher revenue and productivity improvements Significant recent […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    UK renewables had a record-breaking year taking a 19.2 per cent share of electricity generation in 2014. Energy statistics, released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, show that offshore wind also increased energy generation by 16 per cent, reaching 13.3 TWh, compared to the year before. Offshore wind generation in Q4 also increased […]

  • 9 December 2014

    RenewableUK was today celebrating a new daily record amount of electricity generated from wind. Official National Grid figures showed that on Sunday 7th December an average of 7.315GW of power was produced by wind farms. The previous record was 7.234GW. This means that 43% of all GB homes were powered by wind on Sunday. RenewableUK […]

  • 31 October 2012

    The German Messe AG is organising an international trade fair for equipment, components and services for the wind energy within the HANNOVER MESSE from 8th to the 12th of April 2013. Last year, over 82 000 visitors were interested in this event where 241 companies exhibited. “Especially because of the increased awareness in the international […]