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  • 3 June 2016
    Grid Connection, R&D, Training & Education

    Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) have joined the PROMOTioN European project to reduce the costs of the development of the offshore wind farms by scaling down offshore electrical installations up to 50%. The Instituto de Automática e Informática Industrial (ai2 Institute) from the Polytechnic University of Valencia is leading the initiative. The technology that […]

  • 25 March 2011

    For many years, a small handful of countries dominated growth in wind power, but this is changing as the industry goes global, with more …   By Lester Brown (peopleandplanet) [mappress] Source: peopleandplanet, March 25, 2011

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall has sold 88 older turbines from 19 wind farms on Jutland with a total capacity of 65 MW to Green Power Partners K/S for undisclosed sum. The sale of a number of smaller wind farms on Jutland will allow Vattenfall to focus specifically on large onshore and offshore wind power projects. “The size of […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The developer of the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm yesterday announced that it will scale back the project’s size to reduce its visual impact. In response to feedback received from the public and statutory consultees during the final round of consultation last year, the developer will remove the northernmost part of the development – the […]

  • 4 September 2015

    Bombora Wave Power has officially launched of its mid-scale “Field Trial” on Melville Waters. Sam Leighton, Bombora CEO said: “Testing this mid-scale wave energy collector in salt water is a significant step forward for the company. Bombora has previously completed small scale trials in a collaborative effort with the Australian Maritime College, four West Australian […]

  • 23 October 2014

    China is scaling back its offshore wind ambitions, said Li Peng from National Energy Administration (NEA) at China Wind Power 2014 in Beijing. According to NEA, the forecast for 2015 is cut down to 2GW and 10GW by 2020, comparing to the initial plan of installing 5GW and 30GW of offshore wind power. Peng named cost and […]

  • 18 January 2011

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy (ASX: CWE) is pleased to provide an update on the latest activities in relation to its commercial scale CETO wave unit test program. The in-ocean testing of the commercial scale CETO unit’s buoyant actuator (BA) has been successfully completed at the Australian Marine Complex south of Perth, Western Australia. […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Training & Education

    Denmark is about to get a national Scale-Up Center for the Offshore Industry with the aim of accelerating growth within the country’s offshore oil & gas and offshore wind sectors. The Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen) and the five Danish regions have already committed to investing in this offshore industry cluster. Together with, Esbjerg Business Development, The South […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Ørsted will build and operate a 20MW battery storage project near Liverpool, UK, which will be used to help the National Grid manage grid stability during changes between peak and low power demand.

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. released its financial results for its Fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full-year ended April 30, 2014 (“fiscal 2014”). David L. Keller, Interim Chief Executive Officer of OPT, stated: “Over the last several months, we announced the termination of both the Reedsport, Oregon and Victoria Wave Partners projects. Additionally, we are deferring our […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has announced plans to downsize its business. Commenting on the news, Aquamarine Power Chief Executive Officer John Malcolm said: “Following a strategic review the Board of Aquamarine Power has decided to significantly downsize the business. “This will involve retaining a core operational and management team to run the business and […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment

    WWF backs a call in a major UN scientific report that the world should more than triple investments in sustainable, safe low-carbon energy sources as the main measure to mitigate climate change. The report, agreed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), says that the world should triple or quadruple investments in clean energy […]

  • 22 July 2012

    Portland-based tidal energy expert, Ocean Renewable Power Co., will unveil its first full-scale commercial unit of the TidGen™ Power System on Tuesday, writes Press Herald news portal. This newly developed 180 kilowatt unit will be installed on the Cobscook seafloor sometimes next month. “Maine is where it all started and where the lessons are being […]

  • 24 November 2010

    In 2013, Sway will be deploying their 5 MW floating wind turbine off the coast of Karmøy, Norway. To prepare for this deployment Sway will begin building a 1:6 scale model in late 2010. The model will help to provide technical verification and funding for the 5 MW turbine. On June 22nd, 2010, Sway received […]

  • 3 December 2013

    The just-concluded 18th Congress of Chinese Communist Party explicitly called for implementation of “Biological Civilization” strategy, which restored confidence in offshore wind power, which is still in an initial phase.  It also vastly brightened outlook for the upcoming trade exhibitions and conferences concurrently to be held on 4-6 June 2014 at Shanghai New International Expo […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    In DECC’s recently announced results the North-East region came fourth from last with GBP 137.5 million of investment in renewables during 2011-12 period, creating 1,323 working positions, writes the news site. However, business chiefs say Teesside is playing the “long game”, expecting the big projects from waste-to-energy to offshore wind to push it up […]

  • 28 May 2013

    At the National Wind Energy Conference in Kalmar of 22-23 May Jean-Yves Grandidier, Secretary-General of FEE (French Wind Power Association), presented the French program for offshore wind power. Under the theme “Offshore Wind Power Creates regional growth in France” Jean-Yves Grandidier presented the ambitious French program to introduce large-scale offshore wind power off the coast […]

  • 26 November 2019
    R&D, Technology

    Spain’s Saitec Engineering is launching its first offshore wind medium-scale prototype: BlueSATH. The project is scheduled to go online during the first quarter of 2020 in the open sea waters of Santander Spain for a 12-month period after which the prototype will be completely decommissioned. Testing will take place in real sea environment with the […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    For floating offshore wind to move forward from the current demonstration phase, the industry needs to be cost-competitive, according to Clement Mochet, Commercial Director at Vryhof.

  • 10 September 2013

    Minesto has identified the Welsh waters as candidate for a full-scale deployment of Deep Green after extensive measurements of the sea conditions carried out by SEACAMS, a Welsh research project that offers marine businesses access to research facilities, expertise and knowledge from Welsh Universities. “We are very excited about these promising developments, and we see […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Within the EU project MARINET, test series have been initiated at the ECN in Nantes, one of the world’s biggest wave tanks, to test the 1:5-scaled NEMOS device. Due to precise adjustments and reproduction of wave conditions, extensive hydro-mechanical parameter studies could be made. The results of more than 200 realised tests will be integrated in the system during the […]

  • 10 December 2012

    TAGU Energy Lanka, a Sri Lankan company, is promoting offshore wind projects in the country, along with the UK’s Zero Carbon Marine Ltd (ZCM). They are seeking to build a large scale wind farm off the coast between Hambantota and Puttalam. A team that will conduct a prefeasibility study is already engaged and they will […]

  • 7 January 2013

    China’s offshore wind industry is entering an era of large-scale development, as the country’s wind power development is the most rapid in the world. “Wind power has become the third-largest electric power in China,” said Liu Qi, deputy director general of the National Energy Administration. “There is no electric power to substitute the position of […]

  • 25 October 2011

      ESB INTERNATIONAL intends to begin building the State’s first full-scale ocean energy project off the west coast early next year… By Lorna Siggins (irishtimes) [mappress] Source: irishtimes, October 25, 2011;

  • 23 May 2012

    Langlee Wave Power is preparing for a full scale demonstrator project that will launch in Norway next year. The renewable energy company has secured £1.8 million (18 million NOK) for the year-long test of its E1 Wave Energy Converter. Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s organisation for innovation and development of enterprises and industry, has awarded […]

  • 25 August 2010
    R&D, Technology

    Statoil’s innovative offshore floating Hywind wind turbine demonstrates how Trelleborg’s syntactic foam buoyancy technology is contributing to the future of offshore power. “It is subsea technology that has already been extensively proven,” commented Gary Howland, Renewables Sales Manager for Trelleborg Offshore. “Trelleborg Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBMs) developed for deepwater support of umbilicals and risers in […]