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30 September 2011

  SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy plc) will enter its close period on 1 October 2011, prior to the publication on Wednesday 9 November 2011 of its financial report for the six months to 30 September 2011. As stated in its Interim Management Statement on 21 July 2011, SSE expects that a particularly large proportion […]

27 September 2011 Business & Finance

  DNV’s recognized standard for design of offshore wind turbine structures has been through a revision process together with the wind energy industry. The updated standard which aims to reduce cost and increase safety is now available. he standard, Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Structures (DNV-OS-J101), provides principles, technical requirements and guidance for design, construction […]

23 September 2011

  Two new vessels will join the growing fleet working on the site of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm today as the installation and commissioning of the 88 turbines progresses. The 91m ‘SEA JACK ‘, a self-elevating platform vessel will combine forces with the already operational 76m ‘GMS Endeavour’ over the coming months and […]

31 August 2011

  From the 29th of November until the 1st of December, Inwind will participate at the EWEA Offshore Wind conference in Amsterdam. The team from Inwind will present the Inwind concept, take part in conference sessions and also be available for private meetings.  About Inwind: Inwind AS is a Stavanger based company established in 2008 […]

24 August 2011 R&D, Training & Education

  U.S. officials recently announced that they are conducting a study on regulating worker safety in the offshore renewable energy industry – an important move that could protect the lives of thousands of offshore employees on the Gulf Coast, Texas maritime attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP said today. The […]

24 August 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

  All 90 foundations for the 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, located off the UK’s Norfolk coast, are now in position and awaiting the arrival of the remainder of the wind farm’s 88 turbines. The 183m crane vessel ‘Oleg Strashnov’ completed the installation of the final foundation on Sunday (August 21) three weeks ahead […]

23 August 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

  Demag Cranes has won an order from Granada Material Handling Ltd to supply 164 electric rope hoists for a renewable energy project – the new Gwynt y Môr offshore windfarm in Wales. The order comes in the wake of a contract, awarded to Granada by RWE npower renewables, to design, supply, certify, deliver, test […]

2 August 2011 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced it has contracted with the National Research Council’s Marine Board to conduct a study on regulating worker safety in connection with the development of offshore renewable energy on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The project will be important in establishing worker safety requirements […]

21 July 2011

LDD, an Acteon company, has won a multimillion-pound contract with RWE npower renewables to provide specialist drilling services to help install 160 wind turbine foundations at the Gwynt y Môr wind farm 18 km off the North Wales coast. LDD will commission what is believed to be the world’s largest and most-powerful reverse-circulation drill, and […]

14 July 2011 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The president of ACCIONA Energy, Carmen Becerril, and the CEO of Navantia, Luis Cacho,signed a co-operation agreement in the field of offshore wind power. Both companies are committed to developing projects and industrial and technological activities with different institutions aiming to contribute to the launching of an offshore wind industry with great growth […]

12 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

RWE npower renewables’ first issue of a newsletter designed to keep people in North Wales informed about the development of offshore wind power has been published. “Wind Power News: North Wales Offshore Wind Farm Update” is available from libraries, leisure centres, tourist information centres, council offices and community centres along the north Wales coast. It […]

10 July 2011 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

  Masdar Power, one of the five integrated units of Masdar, and partner in London Array, along with DONG Energy and E.ON, toay announced that the 630MW first phase of London Array - which will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world - is due for completion by the end of 2012. On-site […]

8 July 2011 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Gamesa, a world leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines, inaugurated its first manufacturing base in Brazil, in the town of Camaçari in north-eastern Bahía. With this, the company has begun to make wind turbines in Brazil, just six months after it announced its decision to establish a manufacturing and sales presence […]

20 June 2011

Unless an offshore wind farm is optimally designed, even the most powerful offshore wind turbine will under-perform. While there will always be a trade-off between turbine performance losses and wind farm lay-out cost savings, the trick is knowing how to strike the right balance, says the latest Wind Energy Update Offshore Wind Installation and Construction […]

16 June 2011

This years Offshore Wind 2011 conference will include a stand by Inwind. A team of 4 will travel to Liverpool to present the Inwind Installer and their logistical solutions, as well as network with industry colleagues. Meeting room facilities have been secured in order to carry out one-to-one meetings or discuss business opportunities. Inwind can […]

15 June 2011

The London Array Consortium today marked the Global Wind Day to announce progress on the 630 MW first phase of London Array, the offshore wind farm that is under construction in the outer Thames Estuary. Global Wind Day on 15 June gives the industry a chance to showcase the virtues of wind to a public […]

30 May 2011

  The state of the art crane vessel the Oleg Strashnov is due to arrive back at the Sheringham Shoal site early on Sunday morning, after a trip to Vlissingen in Holland to pick up further monopiles, and is scheduled to resume foundation installations next week. Currently persons on board number 162, although this number […]

5 May 2011 Technology

  A new vessel will be visible off the North Norfolk coast over the coming weeks as further work continues on the installation of the foundations for the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. The ‘Oleg Strashnov’ is a state-of-the-art crane vessel designed for heavy lifting operations, and its key features include a 5000-mt fully revolving […]

26 April 2011

Vattenfall, currently installing a thirty-turbine wind farm off Barrow-in-Furness, finished three months of cable engineering works yesterday by completing the connection from the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm to the National Grid. The 42km export cable, which will take power from the wind farm to the mainland National Grid was simultaneously laid and buried in one […]

5 April 2011

International engineering contractor Offshore Design Engineering Ltd (ODE) has been awarded a new six-figure contract by Burntisland Fabricators (BiFab) to provide the engineering and design of two substation platforms for a wind farm off the North Wales coast. ODE will produce the detailed design of the jacket and primary steel design as well as the […]

30 March 2011

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The World Offshore Wind Market Report 2011-2015" report to their offering. The new edition of The World Offshore Wind Market Report examines the current and future prospects, technologies and markets for the offshore wind energy sector. It is the definitive report of the sector, used by […]

11 March 2011 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

As people begin arriving in Brussels on Sunday for the EWEA 2011 Annual Event, it’s a safe bet that many of them will be talking about what is expected to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The three developers of the London Array announced on Tuesday that the first of 177 foundations has now […]

8 March 2011 Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar today (8th March) announced that the first of 177 foundations has been installed at the London Array Offshore Wind Farm, in the Thames Estuary. The monopile, weighing 268 tonnes - the equivalent of around 35 double decker buses - was supplied and installed by joint venture company Per Arsleff Bilfinger […]

1 March 2011 Operations & Maintenance

EastPort UK today announced the outer harbour had been selected by A2Sea as the reloading base for the installation of wind turbines on the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Danish headquartered A2Sea A/S, whose main shareholders are DONG Energy and Siemens, is the most experienced installation contractor in the offshore wind market. Since installing turbines […]

14 January 2011

The Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm, off the shore of Cumbria, has Thursday January 13th 2011 started producing the first CO2-free electricity to the UK’s national grid. Electricity has been generated from the first of the 51 turbines that Walney 1 Offshore Wind Farm will consist of eventually. When fully operational, the Walney 1 and […]

13 January 2011 R&D

The North West and North Wales Offshore Wind Supply Chain Event on Tuesday 8 February 2011 will offer workshops, seminars and exhibition viewing to 500 delegates. The offshore wind industry is showing significant growth with substantial business opportunities for suppliers across the UK and internationally. Engaging local supply chains will be critical in enabling the […]