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Senvion has shared a video showing the Beleolico project in Italy, the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea. The German wind turbine manufacturer concluded the contract to provide ten of its 3.0M122 turbines for the 30MW project at the beginning of March. The units will be installed in front of Taranto harbor in the Apulia region, […]
The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published an independent review of energy costs, looking into reducing costs in the electricity supply chain.
An independent panel has been established to review applications and determine which projects will receive funding in the first round of the GBP 3 million Beatrice Partnership Fund.
ABPmer was contracted by Cathie Associates Ltd to assess sediment mobility along the export and infield cable routes of two sub-projects within the Hornsea offshore windfarm zone. To help Cathie Associates Ltd establish the required cable burial depths, ABPmer reviewed detailed survey data to assess the potential for future changes in the profile of the […]
Faced with reduced funds for German offshore wind energy, Dong Energy has been revising its plans in Germany, with a possibility of scaling them back, writes the German manager magazin online edition. The company’s manager for German offshore business, Trine Borum Bojsen, said that ambitious policy goals are needed for a technology breakthrough to take […]
The UK Parliament will review plans for the proposed Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) in Humberside. On March 7, Able Humber Ports Limited, deposited two memorials against the two petitions received from Associated British Ports. The Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords and the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of […]
GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest renewable energy advisory organisation and part of the recently merged DNV GL Group today published a landmark document providing exclusive insight into the last ten years of offshore wind. ‘10 Years: 10 Lessons’ is a series of ten thought-provoking essays from experts with personal experience of a decade of […]
Following recent media speculation surrounding SSE's future involvement in marine development projects, the company has confirmed the following: “SSE is currently undertaking a review of its marine (wave and tidal) portfolio and assessing options for the progression of the development projects involved. This process involves engaging with our respective joint venture partners and a number […]
SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG, one of the worldwide leading suppliers for tubular steel towers and components for the onshore and offshore wind energy industry, is looking back on a successful trade fair participation in Anaheim/California. More than 1,000 exhibitors participated in the annual Windpower Conference & Exhibition, organized by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), […]
Onshore and offshore wind projects account for half the 32 energy projects that the UK Infrastructure Planning Commission will examine over the next few years, it said Tuesday. The IPC was created in 2008 by the then Labour government to speed up major infrastructure project decision-making. "Proposals for energy generation, particularly renewable energy, currently dominate […]
Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]
The Crown Estate is reviewing the feedback on its proposals for the fourth round of offshore wind leasing in the UK, which will help finalize the plans. An update on the plans will be shared before a proposed launch and once The Crown Estate reviews all the feedback from the market and shareholders and considers […]
US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has entered into a Host Community Agreement (HCA) with the Town of Barnstable in Massachusetts.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has selected ABPmer to provide guidance on marine and coastal physical processes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) baseline survey and post-consent monitoring requirements for major marine development projects relevant to Welsh waters.
Bay State Wind, a proposed 400-800MW offshore wind project off Massachusetts, has been designated as a covered project under Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST-41).
Belgian transmission system operator Elia has appointed London Offshore Consultants (France) SARL as the marine warranty surveyor for submarine cables and the Offshore SwitchYard (OSY) platform for the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project in the Belgian North Sea.
RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck has made a case for wind, wave and tidal energy to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Select Committee, which is now considering the findings of Professor Dieter Helm's Cost of Energy Review.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is preparing draft guidelines for the use of a design envelope approach in Construction and Operation Plans (COPs) for offshore wind projects in the United States.
The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office has begun an environmental review of the proposed Vineyard Wind Connector transmission project.
The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has adopted a bill amendment that obstructs installing offshore wind turbines within 24 nautical miles (approx. 44 kilometres) from the coast of the State of Maryland, endangering the US Wind and Skipjack projects which were recently awarded Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits from the Public Service Commission.
Deepwater Wind used a construction management platform provided by Aconex Limited to connect remote teams and manage project information during the design and construction of the 30MW Block Island wind farm, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.
Macquarie appointed K2 Management to lead technical due diligence for the recently completed GBP 2.3 billion acquisition of the UK's Green Investment Bank (GIB)by a consortium led by the Australian bank.
Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland is to hold a series of events throughout the year aimed at giving young people an insight into working in the engineering industry, including the UK offshore wind industry. The Scottish chapter of this not-for-profit organisation will hold its first Transition programme of 2017 on Saturday, February 18 in the Taylor Building (A21) […]
ITPEnergised, formerly IT Power Consulting, has completed its technical due diligence review of Phase 2 of the Putian Pinghai Bay offshore wind project in China on behalf of the New Development Bank (NDB). ITPEnergised has provided advisory and due diligence review services to NDB, focused on the provision of sovereign loans for the Chinese offshore wind […]
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a loan program to lend its LiDAR buoys to qualified parties to acquire wind resource characterization data in areas of interest for offshore wind energy development. DOE currently owns two AXYS WindSentinel buoys that collect meteorological and oceanographic data to support resource characterization for offshore wind energy. In […]
EDS HV Management has been appointed to provide HV consulting services, including safety rules consultancy, design reviews and SCADA system review, for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project. Located off Aberdeen Bay, the EOWDC offshore wind test and demonstration facility, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, will have 11 turbines, an installed capacity […]