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  • 30 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    Workforce solutions provider Airswift has formed a joint venture with Source of Asia (SOA) in Vietnam with an aim to target the offshore wind sector. SOA will provide on-the-ground support to Airswift’s candidates and clients working in the region’s offshore wind market. Together, the companies plan to offer knowledge and expertise on the local area and immigration […]

  • 14 January 2011
    R&D

    Ashberg and the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) are delighted to announce the launch of Narec Capital. The launch, which took place yesterday at Lloyd’s of London, has been met with huge interest from the insurance industry and investors alike. As Jerry Biggs, a director at Ashberg explained: “The joint venture between Narec and Ashberg […]

  • 12 March 2015

    Hull and Humber’s emerging renewable energy sector is being promoted across Europe through a series of international exhibitions that are being supported by the Green Port Growth Programme (GPGP). Under the Humber Renewables brand, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), local authority partners and private sector representatives will visit Copenhagen, Paris, Glasgow, London and Liverpool […]

  • 23 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    A £190 million funding package that will provide a major boost to the Tees Valley economy by creating up to 1,000 jobs, building up to 1,500 homes and strengthening transport links for local businesses was officially signed by UK Local Growth Minister Penny Mordaunt on November 20. The Tees Valley Growth Deal is part of […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    A new pier at Copland’s Dock in Stromness, ensuring that Orkney continues to play a central role in the growing marine renewables sector, has been officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond. Following an increase in marine traffic at Stromness, Orkney Islands Council took the decision to increase the harbour’s capacity. With £2.5 million Scottish […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Welsh Government have announced they will be funding Aquatera Ltd and its delivery partners MarineSpace and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to run a secretariat function for the new Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) for Ocean Energy. Building upon the successful model developed by the ORJIP for Offshore […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tomislav Debeljak, Managing Director of DIV Ltd. and new owner of Brodosplit shipyard, revealed new and ambitious business plans on March 30, some of them involving offshore wind projects. Mr. Debeljak addressed his employees in a letter via social media, where he wrote: “I can already announce that next week we will negotiate on 5 […]

  • 3 September 2013

    Ocean Power Technologies Ltd (OPT), the world-leading supplier of moored, floating buoys that harvest energy from waves, announced that it has chosen Offshore Europe to launch its PowerBuoy technology into the global oil and gas sector. Already demonstrated in the defence, renewables and utilities sectors, The PowerBuoy is capable of delivering energy from a few […]

  • 5 October 2010
    R&D

    The German port group invited customers to a lecture and discussion event at the recent HUSUM WindEnergy fair. According to Seaports of… (heavyliftpfi) [mappress] Source: heavyliftpfi,October 05, 2010;

  • 30 May 2012
    Authorities

    After the UK government made the draft Energy Bill public last week, disclosing new emissions performance standard for power plants, a major concern within the green energy sector was raised that gas will be used as an alternative for renewable sources. Natural gas is expected to be used as a bridge fuel while coal power […]

  • 13 February 2012

    The Isle of Man has the potential to be significant in renewable industry as it was mentioned last week at the opening of a £1.2 billion world’s largest wind farm in Barrow-in-Furness. Laurence Skelly, a member of the Department of Economic Development, emphasized the opportunity for the Isle of Man to become a great supplier […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Technology

    The UK Government today confirmed that the UK-wide consortium bid from Ocean Energy Innovation, Carbon Trust and the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), has been selected to set up the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, a £50 million technology innovation project funded by the Technology Strategy Board. Scottish Enterprise has worked intensively leading the Ocean Energy […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Authorities

    The UK Government signed a new order for development of the former Swan Hunter shipyard, which will allow simplified planning process, the Bdaily news site reports. The shipyard will become one of five Centres for Offshore Renewable Engineering (CORE). Developers would not need to seek formal planning permission if their project meets specific criteria. Qualifying […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Local businesses in Kilkeel have worked with Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) to diversify their activities and successfully access new opportunities in the developing offshore wind sector.  Invest NI is a regional business development agency whose role is to grow the local economy. It does this by supporting new and existing businesses to compete internationally, […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    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.

  • 31 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    In the third quarter of fiscal 2014, Siemens posted strong results in most areas, which were affected by challenges in the Energy Sector. Net income rose to €1.4 billion, from €1.1 billion in the prior-year-period. Corresponding earnings per share increased to €1.62 year-over-year from €1.27. Total Sectors profit rose to €1.7 billion, but was held […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    The Scottish Government today announced that the Carbon Trust will be running a new dedicated wave programme to help commercialise wave power in Scotland. The new scheme was announced by Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen. The £18m Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF), launched at All-Energy last year, will now […]

  • 23 April 2013

    Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has won three new contracts worth around $46 million for transformer installation in the German offshore sector for its jackup barge GMS Endeavour. The self-elevating self-propelled E-Class vessel, which has been occupied on wind farm installations and maintenance projects, has just commenced the first of the new contracts with […]

  • 30 January 2012

    The knowledge and expertise developed in Scotland’s world-leading oil and gas sector could reduced offshore wind costs by at least 20 per cent according to a guide published by Scottish Enterprise. The Guide to Offshore Wind and Oil and Gas Capability highlights the benefits of the oil and gas sector getting involved in offshore wind […]

  • 17 January 2012

    The second round of concession bidding is the weather vane of China’s offshore wind power sector, says Gong Xuecheng, a project manager with Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. China’s offshore wind farm development ties very closely with their government policies. Upon the completion of the first round of developing offshore wind farms at coastal provinces […]

  • 1 July 2010
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    The renewable energy sector requires “urgent action” to ensure that it does not miss its “potential boom era” through a lack of long-term… [mappress] Source: newenergyfocus, July 01, 2010;

  • 29 February 2012

    DNV and KEMA have obtained the necessary regulatory clearances to create a world-leading consulting and testing & certification company for the global energy sector: DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability (DNV KEMA). The new company begins its operations as of today, 29 February 2012, and is led by CEO Thijs Aarten. With over 2,300 experts in […]

  • 18 May 2011
    R&D, Technology

      Aubin, a leading independent supplier of specialist chemicals to the energy industry, has today launched a game-changing new product that could save millions of pounds when installing offshore renewables infrastructure. The Gel Lift System (GLS), which can be seen in action at stand AB31 in the Aberdeen City & Shire Pavilion at All Energy […]

  • 15 June 2016

    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 […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    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 […]

  • 11 July 2016

    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 […]