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North East England's supply chain is "fit and ready" to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]
The UK has launched the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Under the new deal, the number of jobs in the industry is expected to rise to 27,000 by 2030, up from 7,200 today. The deal […]
The UK's new Offshore Wind Sector Deal will be issued on Thursday, 7 March, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said. As reported earlier, the new Sector Deal has established a target of reaching the connected offshore wind capacity of 30GW and delivering one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Through a new skills […]
Everyone who is interested or curious about a career in the maritime, offshore and energy sector can register for free as of 19 February to visit the Navingo Career Event on 23 May 2019. At the Navingo Career Event, career and development in this innovative sector come together. Visitors meet leading employers, participate in case […]
The potential for the use of blockchain within the energy sector is in focus of the third video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way. Blockchain remains a hard to understand concept. Some say it will change the way […]
Germany's leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]
The UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has confirmed that the UK Government and the offshore wind industry are close to reaching a Sector Deal.
The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched a guide to the future priorities and opportunities for innovation that will help the sector achieve the goal of having 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the UK by 2030.
On 23 April, University of Limerick (UL) launched a EUR 2 million Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), delivered by Forum Energy Technologies and fine-tuned by researches from UL’s Centre for Robotics and Intelligence Systems. The ROV will be used for inspection, repair and maintenance of underwater parts of offshore renewable energy structures.
Danish-headquartered company Creadis, focused on asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M), has opened its first UK base on the East of England coast, in the in OrbisEnergy building in Lowestoft, to serve the UK offshore wind sector.
A few years after the sale of its offshore wind activities, the Netherlands-based construction company Ballast Nedam is re-entering the wind energy market with Ballast Nedam Renewables.
Even though its current pipeline does not include any offshore wind opportunities after acquiring a stake in Nordergründe offshore wind farm, John Laing Group sees the offshore wind sector offering strong investment potential in the coming years.
US President-elect Donald J. Trump yesterday announced his intent to name former Texas Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which resulted in mixed response from the renewable energy sector. Some have voiced their concerns about Rick Perry heading the DOE and thus adding another member to the government to […]
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has launched a new study titled “Characterisation of technological innovations and industrial maturity in the wind sector”. The study will use global technology expertise, industry engagement and expert cost of energy modelling to assess the opportunities for the French market and supply chain in offshore, both fixed […]
Renewable energy accounts for 18% of primary energy consumption in the heating and cooling sector, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Joint Undertaking. Dickson addressed delegates of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Stakeholder Forum in Brussels. He highlighted that the transport and heating sectors will represent over 25% of energy demand […]
A&P Group yesterday stated the offshore wind sector is "ripe for growth", as the company reported a steady 2016 and said it is on track to achieve its projected turnover of GBP 90 million for this financial year. Andy Shaw, Group Managing Director for A&P Group said: “This sector is certainly ripe with opportunity and these projects make […]
The former Tyneside shipbuilding and engineering company, Swan Hunter, has informed that it moved into the offshore energy sector and is now providing equipment necessary for subsea operations in both oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. The offshore equipment is specially built for the installation of power cables, umbilicals, and flexible pipelines, and includes carousels, reel drive systems […]
Companies across the oil and gas value chain stand to benefit significantly from the further development of offshore wind industry, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said in his speech at the annual Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) event in Stavanger, Norway. In his speech, Dickson described how some oil and gas companies are already playing an active role in offshore wind in areas […]
Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) has formed a strategic partnership with a drone provider, RectrixAS, to bring a range of services to the oil and gas, wind and construction industries. The companies will jointly offer specialist services including visual surveys, thermal inspections and risk assessments using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) - or drone - for […]
The Beatrice offshore wind project has positioned Scotland as the top UK region for construction contract value in May, for the second month in a row, according to the May edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from the industry analyst Barbour ABI. The majority of the contracts awarded in May by value were in Scotland, […]
With Global Wind Day being celebrated today (15 June), it is only appropriate to bring out the statistics from IRENA's "Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016" report, which shows that wind energy saw an employment increase of 5% in 2015 and that there are now 1.1 million people working in the sector. Renewable energy in […]
By Dr Ali Mehmanparast REMS CDT Manager The rapid growth of the wind energy sector relies on engineering know-how as much as it does on planning and regulatory changes. But the growth of the industry could be stunted if the sector doesn't get enough doctoral-level graduates able to deliver the innovations needed. Thankfully, the UK […]
Vivid Economics published a note on the impact of the UK leaving the EU, the so-called Brexit, on the UK’s energy sector. The note builds on the company's work for National Grid from November 2015, when it was asked to assess the impact of the Brexit on the UK’s energy sector, finding that the overall impacts are likely […]
Steep growth in the offshore wind market, rise in wind energy trade, and significant increase in technology research investment are key emerging trends that will impact the wind automation market growth through 2020, according to Technavio. In its latest market research study, Technavio said it defines emerging trends as something that has potential for significant impact on […]
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) today said that unless the Government adopts a sea-change in its approach to the renewables sector, the industry will “fall off a cliff”, costing jobs and growth, particularly in Scotland. In its response to the Scottish Affairs Committee’s inquiry into renewable energy, CECA said that the UK Government’s current […]
Mercom Capital Group has released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector in 2015. According to the clean-tech research and consulting company, total global corporate funding in the wind sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing and public market financing, raised by public companies reached $15.4 billion, compared […]