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The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control by Parkwind and Summit Tailwind Belgium over Northwester 2, a project company holding a 224MW concession in the Belgian North Sea.
Offshore wind potential offers opportunity to redesign the North Sea and increase marine biodiversity, according to the latest white paper from Ecofys, which also pointed out that there is an urgent need to improve collaboration and understanding to facilitate the development of a net-positive approach towards the future offshore wind roll-out across the North Sea countries.
FlyShip, a Germany-based company which made news in 2016 with its novel (air)craft, has announced that it is about to receive its first order and will subsequently start producing first crafts of the FS-100 class. Upon informing of the upcoming order, FlyShip said it was looking at offshore wind crew transfer operations as one of the areas where its technology could be used.
Canadian power company Northland Power reported CAD 178 million net income in the first quarter of 2018, a 78% increase compared to the same quarter last year primarily due to higher operating income from the Gemini and the Nordsee One offshore wind farms.
The Governor of the State of New York, Andrew M. Cuomo, has formally requested an exclusion from the new five-year National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.
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.
Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) during offshore wind farm construction is as an effective method for protection of minke whales, according to a study conducted through a joint industry project.
German heavy lift specialist SAL Heavy Lift GmbH is closing its SAL Offshore B.V. business unit in Delft, the Netherlands.
Offshore wind market size will surpass 60GW by 2024, according to the latest report by Global Market Insights.
New Bedford Wind Energy Center today (12 May) published an article on the status of offshore wind energy in the United States, saying that the administration of President Donald Trump, who advocated oil and gas exploration and resurrection of the coal industry throughout the presidential election process, is not likely to stop the growth of the offshore wind industry in the U.S.
Total spend within the offshore wind market over the 2017-2025 period has decreased by 2%, from EUR 294 billion anticipated in Q4 2016 to EUR 289 billion, according to Douglas-Westwood’s World Offshore Wind Market Forecast Q1 2017-2025 report, an update to its report issued for the 2016-2025 period.
US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has received a unanimous approval from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for the 90MW Deepwater ONE South Fork wind farm, the nation’s largest offshore wind farm and the first one to be built off New York. Speaking ahead of the vote and to a room packed with the supporters […]
Ernst & Young (EY) has found that an average power and utility megaproject is delivered 35% over budget and two years behind schedule, with offshore wind and gas-powered generation projects suffering significantly less delays and cost overruns than water, hydropower, nuclear and coal projects. In its latest research on cost and schedule overruns on big infrastructure […]
Following the news that Deepwater Wind applied for building an offshore wind farm off Maryland’s coast and the start of a 6-month application evaluation period, US Wind, the company which was first to submit an application to develop an offshore wind project in the state, made a case for its Maryland offshore wind project. The developer […]
The government of Ontario, Canada, will keep its moratorium on offshore wind projects imposed in 2011 as it still does not have enough data to make an informed decision on whether to lift the ban, local media reported the province’s energy minister Glenn Thibeault as saying. Thibeault did not completely rule out the possibility of lifting the […]
The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. The number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first half of the year, […]
E.ON has officially put into operation the recently upgraded 302 MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm during a symbolic ceremony held in Hamburg today. Referring to Amrumbank West as “technology at its best,” E.ON’s CEO Johannes Teyssen called for the continued expansion of offshore wind. “Every energy has its time, and the time for expanding offshore […]
Sure Diamond, a 26m wind farm crew transfer vessel, has been delivered to its owner Sure Wind. The StratCAT 26 vessel, built by Strategic Marine in Vietnam, completed sea trails in September 2015 and will be operating in Heligoland, Germany. Sure Wind’s second StratCAT 26 vessel, Sure Dynamic, has also completed sea trials in Vietnam and is […]
Statkraft AS will no longer invest in new offshore wind projects, the Norwegian utility said in its adjusted investment plan today. The Oslo-listed company said that the new investment plan was adjusted ”to balance the goal of profitable growth within renewable energy with Statkraft’s financial solidity.” “Offshore wind power is capital intensive. The reduced financial terms […]
The global wind turbine O&M market stood at USD 9.3 billion in 2014 and is likely to reach USD 20.6 billion by 2023, expanding at a CAGR of 8.8% between 2015 and 2023, according to a new report. Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled “Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market – Global […]
Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has accused UK Government of failing to meet its objectives and jeopardising energy security. While attending the International Tidal Energy Summit in London, Ewing described UK energy policy as “inconsistent, incoherent and ineffectual”. Ewing said: “Last week the UK Government made a ‘dash for gas’ to replace the UK’s ageing nuclear and […]
China will become a global leader in environmental technology as the sector becomes more globally important, said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC. “China leapfrogged certain technology, going to the advanced stuff more quickly and that’s a positive product from China’s anti-pollution policy,” Neumann said for Xinhua. He believes China’s move will […]
Tidal energy developments will provide a significant opportunities for the fishing sector in North Wales according to a recent Marine Services Supply Chain Study. Menter Môn is the third party manager for the Anglesey Tidal Demonstration Zone and commissioned the study in order to identify local supply chain opportunities. The findings of the study were […]
The Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, Professor Sir David King, has highlighted the importance of renewable energy, saying it is “key to tackling the huge risk posed by climate change”. He described the renewables sector as “a leading industry” and “a big part of the British economy which will continue to grow”. In […]
U.S. Senator for Delaware Tom Carper addressed participants in the Environmental and Energy Study Institute’s (EESI) briefing on the status of offshore wind energy projects in the United States in comparison to Europe, which has deployed more than 50 offshore wind projects since 1991. Industry has shown tremendous interest in developing offshore wind in the […]
Wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Member States deliver on climate and energy pledges, according to the latest forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Over the next 15 years, EWEA expects wind power installations in Europe to reach 320GW of capacity, which could serve 24.4% of […]