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  • 5 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued a tender for ecological investigations of benthos and fish in the N-6.6 and N-6.7 offshore wind areas. The contractor will carry out the preliminary investigation of the areas to assess their suitability for the construction of offshore wind farms and to prepare them for a government tender.  The […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Energinet has contracted Ramboll to carry out the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental investigations for the Thor offshore wind project in Denmark. Ramboll will provide a SEA of the plan for the Thor project, as well as a number of surveys and technical reports on specific environmental and other themes. These are primarily meant […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Environment, R&D

    Vineyard Wind has entered into a collaborative agreement with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to assess fisheries, which is expected to further public understanding of offshore wind development impacts.

  • 27 October 2015

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting input in identifying potential study ideas for consideration on Alaska, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific OCS areas. BOEM is responsible for ensuring that the effects on the natural and human environment are taken into consideration during the leasing and development of oil, natural gas, renewable […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Nearly 200 professionals and managers from the wind energy industry and career changers took advantage of the occupational study programs at the University of Oldenburg for their career advancement. The University offers two programs: Continuing Studies Program in Wind Energy Technology and Management (Wind Study) or the new Continuing Studies Programme Offshore Wind Energy (Offshore […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    RTE France (Réseau de transport d’électricité) is seeking contractors to provide offshore wind farm impact assessments and related documents for the electrical connection of offshore wind farms. The work relates to part-marine and part-terrestrial connections, bibliographic and measurement studies undertaken for campaigns at sea and ashore and landfill alluvial mapping. Within this contract, RTE also […]

  • 24 January 2020

    RPS Group has been appointed to carry out environmental studies for Start of the South, Australia’s first offshore wind project. RPS will undertake marine mammal and bird surveys to support the project’s offshore planning approvals. The deal was signed by Star of the South Chief Executive Casper Frost Thorhauge and RPS Executive General Manager for Place and […]

  • 26 December 2019

    PGE Group has launched a research project on the productivity of offshore wind farms, which is expected to help estimate the profitability of investments in the Baltica 2 and 3 projects. The aim of the study is to estimate the impact of wind slowdown caused by large projects in their surroundings, i.e. the so-called blockage effect. […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    A Massachusetts energy plan containing a requirement that utilities contract for approximately 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 would position the state as a national leader in offshore wind, allowing it to capture first-mover economic advantages, according to a new study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). If the state positions itself as a leader in […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The University of Delaware in the U.S. has found that the distance at which turbines are located from shore has a significant impact on how tourists feel about offshore wind projects.

  • 27 September 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    As part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program, Carbon Trust has issued a tender seeking companies interested in undertaking a study to provide a reference document for active fender systems.

  • 28 January 2011

    The Clallam County Economic Development Council has taken the first step toward making the North Olympic Peninsula a hub for the renewable…   By Tom Callis (peninsuladailynews) [mappress] Source: peninsuladailynews, January 28, 2011

  • 6 October 2015

    TNEI Services have completed a series of studies on behalf of ORE Catapult into Marine Energy Electrical Architectures. Three reports have been produced that take a detailed look at marine energy converter components and how these place constraints on how a multi-device array can be implemented. The first report consists of a landscape map and […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has begun a new study to conduct real-time, independent observations and data collection during construction of offshore wind turbines. Field work took place in August and September of this year through the Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations study, or RODEO, which is taking direct measurements of […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Environment, R&D

    The offshore wind industry has a broadly positive impact on human well-being, according to two new reports created by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. ”Understanding the impacts of offshore wind on well-being” and ”Public perceptions of Offshore Wind Farms” represent the outcomes from a study by PML scientists, commissioned by The Crown Estate. The first review explores how […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Environment, R&D

    Offshore wind farms which are to be built in waters around the UK could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, research led by the University of Leeds says. It was previously thought that gannets, which breed in the UK between April and September each year, generally flew well below […]

  • 10 April 2017

    Knowledge of impact forces is an important aspect in the design and subsequent operation of offshore wind turbines. Offshore wind turbines are typically monopile or space frame structures. In addition to their basic operational loading, these structures are designed to withstand the environmental loads experienced offshore from waves, currents and wind.

  • 7 November 2013

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD ) is conducting a global forward-looking assessment of the ocean economy to 2030, with special emphasis on the development potential of emerging ocean-based activities. Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement (OES) is collaboration with this OECD study, organising a workshop in Paris, in May next year, to explore the […]

  • 12 July 2016

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Environmental Studies Program (ESP) has published new findings from a Pacific Region study. ESP released the final report on “Determining the Infrastructure Needs to Support Offshore Floating Wind and Marine Hydrokinetic Facilities on the Pacific West Coast and Hawaii” online at its Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) website. The study […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, R&D

    Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( has issued a tender for framework contracts with external experts who can support in managing site studies and assist with the tendering procedures during the development of offshore wind farm zones.

  • 4 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Chalkis Shipyards and a number of Greek institutions are collaborating on a project seeking to study the potential of floating offshore wind in the Greek Seas. The – Innovative Design of Floating Wind Plants for the Greek Seas project seeks to exploit the wind potential of the Greek Seas with the aim of boosting […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Energinet has commenced the feasibility studies for the Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. Preliminary investigations start immediately, while the first vessels will begin working on the project site after the summer holidays, the Danish transmission system operator said. Energinet’s Board of Directors decided that approximately DKK 180 million (some EUR 24 million) […]

  • 5 April 2019

    Anbaric has submitted a request to ISO New England for an economic study to examine the impacts of 8,000, 10,000 and 12,000MW of offshore wind on energy prices, air emissions and fuel security. The study’s target year is 2030 and it will take into account the recent and upcoming retirements of the Vermont Yankee, Pilgrim and […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    NIRAS, a provider of marine engineering and environmental consultancy services, has acquired Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CMACS), a marine ecology consultancy involved in projects such as Burbo Bank Extension, London Array, and Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farms. Tim Norman, Managing Director of NIRAS Consulting, said: “I am delighted that we have joined forces with CMACS, who have […]

  • 26 March 2015

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) was recognized by the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) for its study report, Inventory and Analysis of Coastal and Submerged Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf. The report earned AEP’s Outstanding Environmental Resource Document Award. This is the latest in a series of reports from […]

  • 16 July 2013

    RenewableUK has hailed an authoritative new study from Cardiff University on people’s attitudes towards renewable energy. The study, conducted over two and a half years, with 2,441 participants, highlighted the fact that a massive 82% of people say that they are worried about the country becoming dependent on energy from other countries. A similar figure […]