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  • 30 July 2012
    Operations & Maintenance

    Wind turbine installation projects will face greater competition from oil and gas projects for chartering specialist vessels. Offshore wind farm developers in Europe and their contractors for engineering procurement, construction and installation are likely to struggle to secure specialist tonnage in the mid and long terms despite some current easing in the market due to […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Ports & Logistics

      Partrac continues to support the offshore wind sector through the delivery of oceanographic, environmental, geophysical and hydrographic coastal surveys. Some of Partrac’s greatest offshore wind survey achievements have been in long term metocean monitoring projects. The company has undertaken long term measurement campaigns at the Beatrice and MORL wind farm sites in the Moray […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Business leaders have hailed a high-profile recruitment event for military personnel in Scotland as a resounding success for helping to attract skilled people into the subsea industry. Subsea UK’s flagship event, which was held in Moray in conjunction with Kinloss Skills Partnership, provided the region’s high concentration of ex-military personnel with the opportunity to learn […]

  • 12 December 2011

    The report from Reform Scotland, a well-established and respected think tank, has confirmed what the renewable industry has known for some time – that Scotland have the potential to play an internationally-important role in the development of the sector – and strongly contradicts recent critics. The report assesses renewable energy against the four key criteria […]

  • 22 January 2014

    A major new report has found record numbers of people are now employed in the renewable energy sector in Scotland. Scottish Renewables commissioned independent researchers to survey more than 540 companies in what is the most comprehensive study to date. The findings suggest 11,695 people are currently in full-time employment, an increase of 5% from […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The EU has pledged to provide around € 1.9 million for the national innovation network Offshore Center Danmark to be used for a new 3-year project called ECOWindS. The project will gather knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Norway with the aim of halving operation […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford has appointed Samantha Dawson as business manager to work across a portfolio of power sector projects. From 1 August 2012 Samantha will be working with Mark Liddiard, power sector business manager, to support existing projects and to grow new opportunities in the thermal, nuclear and marine renewable energy sectors. Mark explained: “Our recent […]

  • 23 November 2012

    Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Group, believes the upcoming Energy Bill will inject confidence into the offshore wind sector, but warned that delaying setting decarbonisation targets could jeopardise investment after 2020. Ahead of the publishing of the Energy Bill, due next week, the Government has revealed it will provide £7.6billion towards low carbon electricity […]

  • 19 February 2013

    Even though offshore wind projects are now constructed faster and safer than ever before, the industry as a whole is still perceived as “high risk” by the majority of external investors. The main reason for this remains the high cost of energy production coupled with the limited financial stability of some contractors. In most cases, […]

  • 12 October 2010
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Google and a New York financial firm have each agreed to invest heavily in a proposed $5 billion transmission backbone for future offshore… (boston) [mappress] Source:boston  ,October 12, 2010;

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Chinese investment in the UK energy sector could exceed £43 billion in the next decade, reveals a report published today by legal firm Pinsent Masons and the Centre of Economic and Business Research (Cebr). The report, ‘China Invests West: Can Chinese investment be a game-changer for UK infrastructure?’ indicates China is set to invest £105 […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The British ambassador in Denmark, Vivien Life, opened the international B2B event OWIB 2014 in Esbjerg on september 4. Over the years, offshore wind has evolved into a strong market, and this does not apply only in Denmark, but also in the UK, where a long-term strategy and unequivocal political backing have helped to make […]

  • 2 February 2011
    Technology

    Eurocopter officially inaugurated its new North Sea Service Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland today, providing a highly capable training,… (defense-aerospace) [mappress] Source: defense-aerospace, February 02, 2011

  • 17 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    There’s no shortage of developments in the US offshore wind power sector these days even though there is still not a single wind turbine generating power off the nation’s eastern coast. Capturing most media attention last week was Deepwater Wind which announced its plans to construct the Deepwater Wind Energy Center (DWEC), the first of […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference brings you a series of columns in which prominent industry representatives share their views on key developments in the offshore oil, gas and energy markets. This column is written by Johan van Wijland, Managing Director of Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects. In times of economic hardship it is always nice […]

  • 6 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Aquaseal Rubber Ltd. is celebrating a hat trick of successes after creating two new jobs, increasing turnover by more than £100,000 and seeing profitability double with the support of a grant from Investment for Growth.  The company, which is based in Longbenton, North Tyneside is a family owned business manufacturing industrial-strength rubber and polymers for […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 4 May 2011

    The renewables sector could bring more than 1,000 jobs and £2bn of direct investment to Northern Ireland over the next decade, it has…   By Clare Weir (belfasttelegraph) [mappress] Source: belfasttelegraph, May 04, 2011;

  • 10 October 2011

      At the start of its autumn conference yesterday, the IWEA shared some alarming statistics on Ireland’s renewables portfolio for 2011.   By Carmel Doyle (businessandleadership) [mappress] Source: businessandleadership, October 10, 2011

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    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.

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Lasswade High School students keen to explore careers in the burgeoning marine and offshore renewables sector demonstrated work undertaken using an innovative pilot on marine renewables called ‘Clean Energy from the Sea’. Described by Scotland’s Schools Minister as “a hugely impressive project”, the resource is being used as a springboard for learning about the different […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Ports & Logistics

    The port of Grenaa can play its trump card in the offshore wind energy game, simply by pointing out that its location is 10-18 nautical miles from the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm. This DOZG Energy project, costing €1.5bn, is attracting companies working in and from Grenaa, including A2SEA, MTH, Energinet.dk, Ballast Zedam, Seaway Heavy Lifting, […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    UK company North Star has revealed that it is planning to deliver a new fleet of vessels to support the offshore wind maintenance market. North Star, which owns and operates emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) in the North Sea, has also set up the North Star Renewables business. The news comes as the company […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Teesside-based Steel River Consultants (SRC) has appointed a new member of the team to help spearhead the group’s drive to become a major player in the renewables sector. Rob Dotchin, 48, has extensive experience of HSE leadership having worked for Siemens Renewables, both on-shore and off-shore, and LV Shipping, where he was UK health, safety, […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Dutch maritime technology sector has had a good year. Turnover increased by 17%, from € 6.4 billion in 2013 to € 7.5 billion in 2014. The sector employed 31,680 FTEs, up from 29,361 in 2013. “Overall we see a nuanced picture, with ups and downs,” said Hans Voorneveld, chairman of trade association Netherlands Maritime […]