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  • 9 September 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    China General Nuclear Power Group’s (CGN) 152MW Rudong offshore wind farm demonstration project will soon be fully operational, China Daily reports. The first of 38 Siemens 4MW wind turbines at the Rudong offshore wind farm, located around 25 kilometers offshore Shayang Yangkou Port, was installed in September 2015. In January, the offshore wind farm started producing power after the […]

  • 8 August 2016

    Two unexploded devices detected along the Rampion offshore cable route will be disposed of this week following E.ON’s consultation with the Marine Management Organisation, the developer informed today. The two devices, thought to date from WWII, were discovered during unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys in March. They were detected on the seabed 3km off Lancing Beach […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The European offshore wind industry must shed 26% of outlays to reach cost-competitiveness with conventional forms of energy by 2023, according to a study by Ernst & Young (EY). The report states that the industry must significantly reduce costs over the next five years through a number of key actions, outlining where savings can be […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Vessels

    The name giving ceremony of the offshore support vessel Acta Orion will take place on October 22th, when Mrs Didi te Gussinklo Ohmann will name the vessel. The vessel is named after one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. Govert Jan van Oord suggested Acta Orion’s name, as Orion is the adjacent constellation […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Vessels

    Sleipnir, Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), is set to depart for its maiden voyage this week. According to Heerema, Sleipnir will set course from Indonesia to Spain on a trip expected to take about 45 days rounding South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. Bunkering of LNG took place for the last two days some 12 […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    TenneT announced that it expects to be able to connect the Riffgat offshore wind farm as planned last year, i.e., by mid-February. Initial connection tests have already proved successful and the final works are taking place at the moment. Therefore, a mandatory connection date it still not set. Once the exact connection date is known, […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Vessels

    Osiris Projects latest custom-build survey vessel Bibby Athena is due to arrive in the UK for the first time in the next few days.  Built by French shipbuilders Socarenam, the vessel was constructed to the same high specifications as the company’s successful Semi-SWATH catamaran Bibby Tethra launched in 2011. The vessel includes a number of […]

  • 25 November 2014

    On 2 December, Alstom will inaugurate its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, are expected to be the first in France to obtain the label guaranteeing optimal working conditions for […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Vessels

    A2SEA’s SEA CHALLENGER will soon start installation of the 97 Siemens 6MW turbines on DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1+2 project in the German part of the North Sea. Monday, 29 June 2015 she will start mobilisation in Esbjerg. “Mobilisation is planned to start Monday 29 June 2015. The mobilisation will comprise sea fastening for turbine […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    EDF Energy Renewables has announced that the installation of wind turbines on the Teesside Offshore Windfarm, under construction off the North East coast at Redcar, will resume soon and will be undertaken using the MPI Adventure. A spokesperson for EDF Energy Renewables explained: “As the project has moved into the winter period we have been […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    RWE will start building the Galloper offshore wind farm next month, after the final investment decision was made with three new partners on board for the project. UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital have joined RWE Innogy in becoming 25% joint equity partners of the 336MW offshore wind project off the coast […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The statutory consultation on the Triton Knoll Electrical System proposals will run from 15th October to 19th November 2014.  RWE has announced that it is now at a stage of the project where it can begin statutory consultation on the whole Triton Knoll Electrical System proposals ahead of submitting its application to the Planning Inspectorate in Spring 2015. The […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities

    India aims at exploiting its vast offshore wind potential by generating at least 4500 MW from that source, therefore, the country could soon have an offshore wind energy policy. As the Indian Government has turned to reducing the fossil fuel-based power generation, the proposed policy would involve a switch to energy production from offshore wind, […]

  • 28 June 2016

    The third deep water installation campaign of the Western Link HVDC cable will commence at the beginning of July, according to a Notice to Mariners issued on AWJ Marine’s website.  The work will be carried out in the North Channel of the Irish Sea between Scotland and Northern Ireland for about 120km, and is expected […]

  • 22 November 2010

    Offshore wind energy could be launched in India within few years if positive results are obtained from a New and Renewable Energy ministry… By Mridul Chadha (cleantechnica) [mappress] Source: cleantechnica, November 22, 2010;

  • 20 September 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Following Siemens Gamesa’s decision to replace Adwen’s 8MW turbines, proposed to be installed at three French offshore wind farms, Ailes Marines informed it had sought the approval from the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, with the decision expected shortly. 

  • 1 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    The public consultation period on the proposed extension of the Kentish Flats wind farm is coming to an end this week.   (wind-watch) [mappress]   Source:wind-watch , March 01, 2011  

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON has begun the construction phase of German Amrumbank West offshore wind farm, the company said in its report for the first half of 2013. Installation of foundations at the project’s site is scheduled for this fall (most likely in October). In April, the company started the preparatory work for constructing the offshore wind farm […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Technology

    After being selected as one of 20 semi-finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wave Energy Prize competition, Oregon-based M3 Wave LLC plans to unveil its competition entry, codenamed NEXUS, in the coming months. “We are honored to be among only 20 teams in the world who have been selected and we look forward to pushing the […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore wind project developed by the Iberdrola-led Ailes Marines consortium in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc, France, is set to receive the administrative authorisation in the coming days, according to French Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea.

  • 1 April 2014

    All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition (AEC) is the third in the All-Energy series, preceded by conferences in the UK and Australia. AEC focuses on fostering international business relationships, financing and managing risk and powering prosperity for companies now and into the future. The conference brings together experts from the entire spectrum of the renewable energy […]

  • 2 June 2014

    Global Offshore Wind 2014, taking place from June 11 to June 12 at Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, is now in its 13th year.  The UK’s installed offshore wind capacity is greater than the rest of the world’s combined, and the country has an active, well established, local offshore wind industry, complemented by strong involvement from key […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Authorities

    Irish Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte TD has made an announcement today at the International Conference on Ocean Energy regarding the wave energy development in Ireland, writes Mayo Today. Namely, he said that the licence for a full scale wave test site offshore Belmulelt will be awarded soon. ESBI and Sustainable […]

  • 25 January 2012

    Construction work will soon begin on Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, announced the project go-ahead in June 2010. He said: “This is the first of what I hope will be many, examples of how we can make the most of our island’s huge renewable […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The offshore substation for the Nordergründe offshore wind farm has been installed and the project can now move to final commissioning, after being delayed due to the insolvency proceedings of the transformer platform manufacturer, BVT Bremen.

  • 6 December 2011

    Now, the construction of Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm will soon begin. On Sunday 20 November 2011, the floating crane Svanen arrived at Grenaa Harbour, and next month it will be used to prepare the floating crane for the installation of the 111 monopiles to be driven into the sea bed. Svanen was built in […]