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  • 7 November 2011

    Narec was successful in its bid for the second phase of Regional Growth Funding (RGF). Narec will manage the £11 million Wind Innovation Programme, which includes match funding from the private sector to the order of £5 million, to bring together offshore market leaders with world-class technology providers and academia in the UK.  Andrew Mill, […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Yesterday, the Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo officially inaugurated the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. With a capacity of 325 megawatts (MW), the wind farm is the largest in the Belgian North Sea and will provide green electricity to 300,000 households each year. Eight European banks, the German and Danish export credit agencies and […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has found the application submitted by the Icebreaker Windpower Inc. for a certificate to construct the 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie not to be in compliance with certain chapters of the Ohio Administrative Code.

  • 24 October 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The various components of Alstom’s 6MW offshore wind turbine, currently one of the most powerful on the market, are in the process of being loaded onto the liftboat or self-elevating wind turbine installation and crane unit, “Bold Tern”, in the port of Ostend, Belgium. The vessel, owned by Fred Olsen Windcarrier, specialists in the transport […]

  • 30 November 2011

      Research and Markets announced new report “Offshore Wind. A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Offshore Wind Farm Installation” from Elsevier Science and Technology. Offshore wind is the new blue horizon for Alternative Energy. One small offshore wind farm can produce more power than a whole coal plant, or a nuclear reactor. However, very few people […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, is participating in the creation of Norstec, an association uniting the main players in the energy industry at the global level with the aim of supporting the production of renewable energy using offshore wind farms in the Northern Seas. Norstec, supported […]

  • 17 June 2013

    GL Garrad Hassan has produced a new paper detailing the offshore wind operations and maintenance sector. “A Guide to Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance”, which was jointly funded by The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise, gives a clear account of the relevant concepts, trends and players in this rapidly developing sector.  “Offshore wind O&M is […]

  • 30 July 2010

    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, today reported financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2010 ended June 30, 2010. Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 increased 33 percent to $97.2 million from $73.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Gross margin for the […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    German Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB). “This is a further important step towards realisation of our new heavy-lift terminal for the wind energy sector,” says Martin Günthner, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports. The planned facility will have an annual handling capacity of […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Norway plans to open two new areas for floating offshore wind on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this autumn, the country’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes said during the Energy Outlook conference held this week in Arendal.

  • 7 June 2011
    Grid Connection

    On 17 May 2011, Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH (Global Tech) signed an order with a consortium of Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) and Global Marine Systems Ltd. (GMSL) to deliver and install over 100 km of medium-voltage submarine array cables for the Global Tech I offshore wind farm. The installation work will start in […]

  • 31 January 2011
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Training & Education

    Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group has recently announced that, according to a report commissioned by the South West Regional Development Agency, marine renewable energy could support as many as 5750 jobs in the next 20 years. Managing Director of The UK Knack Group: “The installation of the facilities and related support services, and the […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

    ARTTIC and Rolls-Royce Marine are co-leading a three-year research and development project to deliver an advanced Service Operations Vessel (SOV) concept to tackle the challenges of offshore wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M).

  • 18 May 2015

    Ming Yang has entered into share purchase agreements (“SPAs”) pursuant to which it has acquired a 99% stake in China Smart Electric Group Limited (“China Smart”), a Cayman Islands company. China Smart owns all of the equity interest in Wise Renergy Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong company, which in turn owns all of the equity […]

  • 13 June 2012

    The divestiture of Germany’s offshore pioneer BARD has yet to be completed as planned. The reasons for this include a persistently difficult market environment, technological challenges and the high level of complexity involved in the pioneering project BARD Offshore 1. The full divestiture of the BARD Group as a turn-key provider for offshore wind farms […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Technology

    Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) has selected The Switch to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its innovative self-floating power plant. This new commercially viable system extracts potential and kinetic energy from large, fast moving water currents for conversion into electric energy. The Switch will supply its first 500 kW full-power converter in […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Business & Finance, R&D

      Dominion has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to look for ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind electricity generation by at least 25 percent. “One of the biggest challenges to off-shore wind generation is bringing down the cost so it can be more competitive with other forms […]

  • 26 November 2010

    REpower to deliver 48 turbines of the 6M type for phases 2 and 3 Biggest project financing in the offshore wind industry Installations planned for 2012 and 2013 respectively REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) and the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power have signed a contract agreeing the delivery of 48 wind energy turbines of […]

  • 30 April 2014

    RWE Innogy has awarded Dutch company Jack-Up Barge B.V. the contract to provide an accommodation platform at the construction site of the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm. The jack-up vessel “JB 114” will temporarily accommodate up to 40 employees to carry out commissioning works at the wind farm’s internal transformer station from mid-July. “The jack-up […]

  • 5 April 2011
    Technology

    At the Hannover Fair, Nordex SE has unveiled plans for its entry into the new offshore market segment. “Our strategy is being driven by the development of a competitive product. For this purpose, we are acting on the trend towards third-generation wind turbines, which are characterized by a substantially greater nominal output and lower specific […]

  • 1 August 2013

    Deepwater Wind announced its selection as the provisional winner of two offshore wind energy sites located in the federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A competitive lease auction – the first-ever auction held in the United States for commercial offshore wind development – was held today by the U.S. Department of […]

  • 21 July 2011

    EXPO21XX opens RENEWABLE ENERGY 21XX, first exhibition for renewable energy on the internet. The strongest wind turbine, the biggest solar power plant on a roof top and the leading renewable energy research projects! All this can be found on RENEWABLE ENERGY 21XX, the most comprehensive online trade fair for renewable energies recently launched by EXPO21XX. […]

  • 16 March 2011

    One of the major challenges in offshore wind resource assessment is gathering and validating data to support development of the wind turbines. To date, developers have constructed meteorological masts to collect comprehensive wind data. These masts, however, are approximately 100 metres tall and typically cost around $5 million to design and install. Once construction approval […]

  • 24 October 2018
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Guidance Marine, part of the Wärtsilä group, has developed a new version of its targetless laser sensor which is specially designed for use on wind farm Service Operation Vessels (SOVs).

  • 11 January 2012

    CG has been awarded the contract for the design, engineering, supply and installation of the Onshore and Offshore Substations at the 219 MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in UK. Humber Gateway is a Round 2 Offshore Wind Project owned by E.ON. The scheme is based on 73 multi megawatt turbines, power from which will […]

  • 15 January 2016
    Authorities

    Investing in clean energy and thus reducing reliance on fossil fuels, especially imported, was one of the major points U.S. President Barack Obama focused on in his State of the Union address delivered on January 12. Obama said the country needs to accelerate the transition away from “dirtier” energy sources and increase its level of commitment in developing […]