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  • 23 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    BOURBON was informed on 20th January that JACCAR Holdings SA had acquired 945 000 additional shares in BOURBON. The participation of JACCAR Holdings SA in BOURBON thus passes from 24.6% to 26.04% of the capital and 25.7% to 27.12% of the voting rights. Commenting on its rising above the 25% threshold JACCAR Holdings SA declared: […]

  • 3 February 2011

    The global move to offshore wind farm development is enabling nations to accelerate wind energy adoption while reducing reliance on land-… (sbwire) [mappress] Source: sbwire, February 03, 2011

  • 11 April 2012

    The European wind power industry’s contribution to EU economic growth will increase almost threefold over the decade by 2020. More than half a million people will be working for the wind power industry in Europe by 2020. The sector has been proven to be a powerful motor against economic slowdown in Europe. This will be […]

  • 4 February 2011

    Wind turbines attached to floating buoys can harness stronger, more sustained winds in the open ocean. But the floats now used for such… By Phil McKenna (technologyreview) [mappress] Source: technologyreview, February 04, 2011

  • 13 October 2015

    More than 200 people involved in the offshore wind industry gathered yesterday at the Offshore WIND Conference (OWC) 2015 to help build an industry without borders. With this year’s theme, Building an industry without borders, the aim of the OWC 2015 was not only to exceed international borders, but also to break down the barriers in […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Industry Contribution

    By Jason Deign, for New Energy Update There is one subject that all commentators on the US offshore wind industry agree on: the sector is going to undergo rapid expansion over the next decade. What does provoke argument is the likely scale of this growth, and the relative importance of the factors that are going to […]

  • 13 January 2015

    The United States can increase the use of renewable energy in its energy mix from 7.5 per cent in 2010 to 27 per cent by 2030, according to a new report released yesterday (January 12).  Renewable Energy Prospects: United States of America, prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), also says the US can […]

  • 18 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Government today announced that it will go ahead with more than £70 million worth of investment in the UK offshore wind sector, but…   [mappress] Source: greenwisebusiness, June 18, 2010;

  • 14 November 2010

    The UK Carbon Trust’s competition for safe access to offshore wind turbines, has seen more than 600 organisations from all over the world…   (renewableenergyfocus) [mappress] Source: renewableenergyfocus, November 15, 2010;

  • 15 March 2012

    Sir David King, a former scientist, claims that nuclear energy is a cheaper option than offshore wind, reports Telegraph. If the country wants to cut bad emissions, it will be forced to move heating and transport on to electricity. That means it should produce much more electricity than before. Professor King said that huge turbines […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Bristol based Marine Current Turbines (MCT) announced that its 1.2MW SeaGen device has produced more than 3GWh of electricity since its deployment in 2008. SeaGen is located in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough and it is the first of its kind to reach this level. The company has been progressing on many fronts. During 2011, two […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE’s capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind. 

  • 12 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Siemens AG has revealed that its Energy division will generate EUR 3.2 billion in savings in 2013 and 2014, which is more than a half of the company’s overall planned savings of EUR 6 billion. During an analyst event held at its gas turbine factory in Charlotte, North Carolina, Siemens told analysts that it sees […]

  • 20 September 2011

      The area being considered for wind power development off Virginia’s coast is larger than what’s proposed in Delaware and Maryland.   By Cory Nealon (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, September 20, 2011

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Boskalis Westminster informed yesterday that it had reduced its holding in Fugro to 24.9%. In its 2015 annual report, Boskalis stated that it held 28.6% of Fugro’s shares per 31 December 2015. In March 2015, Boskalis acquired 25.14% Fugro’s shares, which triggered a legal dispute between the companies after Boskalis wanted to have a […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 100 apprentices have been taken on by companies in the first year of the Green Port Growth Programme’s employment and skills strand aimed at raising skills and capacity in the engineering sector. Since July last year, it has offered wage subsidies to companies located in Hull and East Riding to encourage them to […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    ONE of the companies building a windfarm off the Furness coast is netting more cash from the government than any other in the UK.   (nwemail) [mappress] Source: nwemail, September 22, 2011

  • 4 October 2012

    As innovative new production technologies lower carbon fiber cost, the global market for carbon fiber reinforced plastics, or CFRPs, will more than double to $36 billion in 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 13% from $14.6 billion in 2012, according to a Lux Research report. Polyolefin-precursor carbon fiber, combined with alternative thermal […]

  • 15 February 2012
    Business & Finance

    AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, today provided an update regarding its legal actions in China. As previously reported, AMSC has filed for arbitration and has filed three civil lawsuits in the Chinese courts against Sinovel Wind Group Co., Ltd. (Sinovel) and companies related to Sinovel. In total, AMSC is seeking […]

  • 12 August 2010

    More than 2,200 commercial divers will be needed to help build and develop Europe’s offshore wind sector as it rapidly expands over the next six years, according to leading industry analysts. A new report commissioned by subsea training provider The Underwater Centre in Fort William has studied the number of divers who will be needed […]

  • 21 December 2010

    More than 100 delegates signed up for the recent offshore wind seminar, which took place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield earlier in December. The event was organised by NAMTEC (the National Metals Technology Centre), in association with AEM (Advanced Engineering Materials) Yorkshire. Despite the extreme winter conditions manufacturers from across the North and […]

  • 28 June 2011

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or the “Company”), a leading wave energy technology company, announced that the first of its new generation utility-scale PowerBuoy(R) device, the PB150, has delivered better-than-expected initial results from tests being conducted off the northeast coast of Scotland. Rated at 150 kilowatts, this device was designed and developed by OPT to […]

  • 31 May 2012

    Exhibition Hall 5 at the Bremen Fair is almost fully booked. WINDFORCE 2012, Germany’s first trade fair for the offshore wind energy industry, will present more than 250 international exhibitors, including global businesses and young start-ups representing the entire value-added chain. “To exceed the number of exhibitors we expected in our first year is of […]

  • 27 September 2010
    Authorities, R&D

    That which seemed obvious months ago was confirmed Wednesday by a representative of the New York Power Authority: Lake Ontario in Niagara…   (buffalonews) [mappress] Source: buffalonews, September 27, 2010;

  • 29 May 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Last week, Visser & Smit Marine Contracting B.V. (VSMC) laid the last cable in the southern part of the Dan Tysk offshore wind farm site, meaning that half of the 80 wind turbines are ready to be connected to the offshore substation. VSMC’s work on the inter-array cable installation at the offshore wind farm continues […]

  • 31 January 2012

    There is the potential to generate more than 4,000 gigawatts of energy from offshore wind but the United States has no offshore wind farms,… (upi) [mappress] Site: upi, January 31, 2012; Image: windpoweringamerica