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  • 3 January 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    Semco Maritime and Systematic have entered into a framework agreement with Vattenfall for the delivery of a fully-integrated resource tracking and communication system for Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore wind operations. The solution, SemPAM, provides overview and safety for employees during construction and maintenance of Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. Remco Boersma, […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    A group of researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and Cornell University are investigating how the proposed offshore wind farms off Ocean City, Maryland, could affect the travels of marine mammals in the area. Every three months, a crew of scientists and assistants rides a boat out into the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    German wind turbine maker Senvion posted revenues of EUR 505 million in the second quarter of 2016, a 7% increase compared to the second quarter of 2015, on the back of the strong performance of the offshore and service business. Senvion said that the improved results in the second quarter put the company on track to […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    A report published today has provided strong evidence that the cost of energy from offshore wind in UK continued to fall through 2015 and remains on track to deliver the target of GBP 100/MWh by 2020. Of the 13 cost reduction indicators, all but one are ahead or on target with the milestone set for 2015, the second annual […]

  • 29 December 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Construction work on the Green Port Hull Alexandra Dock site is progressing well and is on schedule for an early 2017 completion, Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced. The 54-acre site, which ABP and its main contractor GRAHAM Lagan Construction Group Joint Venture (JV) are preparing for Siemens’ offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility, is being […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp must act quickly to take out the provisions related to offshore wind power generation from the recently rejected STROOM bill, and run them through both Houses of Parliament via a new draft bill to minimise the delays in the Borssele I & II offshore wind projects, according to Baker & McKenzie Energy, […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    A growing number of UK companies are getting involved in the development, construction and operation of offshore wind farms in British waters, with 43% of the expenditure incurred in planning, building and running offshore projects already going to local companies, according to a new report issued during the UK’s first Offshore Wind Week. During the Offshore Wind Week, the […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The EU will come close to meeting the binding 2020 target on the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES), with currently implemented and planned RES policy initiatives, according to a new report. It finds that majority of Member States is expected to meet mandatory RES targets by 2020. Nineteen of the 28 assessed Member States may […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities

    The European Commission has published the progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, showing that the EU is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets. With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are advancing […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    A new 2015 agreement on climate change, that will harness action by all nations, took a further important step forward in Lima following two weeks of negotiations by over 190 countries. Nations concluded by elaborating the elements of the new agreement, scheduled to be agreed in Paris in late 2015, while also agreeing the ground […]

  • 10 December 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Norwegian wave power developer Havkraft recently launched its first prototype of a wave power system. One and a half year after Havkraft received NOK 4.5 million (approximately EUR 506,015) in funding from Innovation Norway, the prototype of the wave power device was installed off the Norwegian municipality of Selje. Since the project began in 2012, everything has been going […]

  • 19 November 2014

    “Restinco” plant nursery in Brindisi, Italy, a regional state property under the management of Agency for Regional Irrigation and Forestry activities (Arif), will become a home to a meteorogical tower which will track wind speeds. It is one of six towers the Polytechnic University of Marche is planning to install on the Italian part of the Adriatic coast. […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Grid Connection, Technology

    IHC Merwede has officially introduced the world’s first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms.  The Hi-Traq was presented at a special event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, which was attended by offshore wind industry professionals from the UK, Europe and the USA. This […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Today in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain) Gamesa held its Shareholders’ General Meeting, at second call, at which its stockholders ratified the company’s 2013 financial and management performance, among other motions. Ignacio Martín, Executive Chairman of Gamesa, briefly overviewed the company’s earnings performance in 2013, underscoring its enhanced profitability, having recorded a net profit of €45 million […]

  • 11 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    DP Vessel ‘Fugro Commander’ and the jack-up ‘Excalibur’ are both back on Walney offshore wind farms site after the recent poor weather. ‘Excalibur’ is accompanied by the support tug ‘MTS Valiant’, and an additional DP Vessel ‘MV Gargano’ is expected to arrive on site, according to KIS-ORCA. This marks the beginning of further development of […]

  • 3 December 2013

    The just-concluded 18th Congress of Chinese Communist Party explicitly called for implementation of “Biological Civilization” strategy, which restored confidence in offshore wind power, which is still in an initial phase.  It also vastly brightened outlook for the upcoming trade exhibitions and conferences concurrently to be held on 4-6 June 2014 at Shanghai New International Expo […]

  • 31 October 2013

    The LORC nacelle testing facility, LNT, is under construction and the work is on track. The hall, which will house the most advanced indoor tests of full-scale wind turbine nacelles is complete with the removable roofs ready to be installed. The foundation upon which the powerful machinery will be placed has been cast and the […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Authorities

    European Union Member States are showing mixed progress towards three climate and energy targets for 2020, even though the EU as a whole could reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 21% in 2020 with the set of national measures already adopted. These findings come from new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessments. EEA’s report ‘Trends and projections […]

  • 15 April 2013

    The Oyster wave energy device, developed by Aquamarine Power, has returned to the right track having met various development challenges on the way and “will get there” after achieving an uninterrupted 24 hours of electricity generation, 18 months after installation in the Pentland Firth, the Herald Scotland reports. Installed at the European Marine Energy Centre […]

  • 8 April 2013

    HydroVision International 2013 – the world’s largest conference and exhibition devoted to the hydroelectric power industry – will feature an entire seven-session panel presentation track covering the ocean/tidal/stream power market. This year’s Ocean/Tidal/Stream track is designed to provide a wealth of educational content to registrants, including the mechanics, current development and challenges in the fields […]

  • 27 March 2013
    Technology

    Transas Marine launches its brand-new Remote Worker Tracking System (RWTS), enabling clients to substantially increase OHS levels in construction works on offshore structures such as wind and wave generators or any other offshore platform, by offering an innovative and easy-to-use personnel tracking system. RWTS makes it possible to monitor and control personnel movements to/from offshore […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Construction progress at Meerwind continues at a rapid pace for main installation contractor Seajacks. New installation vessel ‘Zaratan’ has performed well over the winter months and looks set to install monopile number 60 out of a total of 80 this week. The final monopile is scheduled to be installed within the end of April, which […]

  • 14 March 2013

    Operated by Helix Energy Solution Group Inc.’s subsea UK robotics subsidiary Canyon Offshore Limited, the T1200 burial and trenching unit is building a successful track record in the North Sea after launching into service in 2012. Delivered by Forum Energy Technologies’ Perry Slingsby Systems ROV manufacturer, the 1200hp water-jet trencher is well suited for both […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Environment, R&D

    Scientists are to extend a popular basking shark tracking project for another year, it was announced yesterday. For the last seven months the public have been able to follow the progress of eight of the giant sharks online, after they were tagged off the west coast of Scotland in July last year. Two of the […]

  • 14 February 2013
    R&D

    Yesterday, WWF launched a new report – Putting the EU on Track for 100% Renewable Energy – which shows where Europe needs to be by 2030 in order to reach a fully renewable energy system by 2050. It is comes just as the European Commission is beginning to consider post-2020 climate and energy plans. By […]

  • 1 February 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Installation is on track for 15 megawatt wind turbine test rig. Open-access facility should encourage investment in step-up offshore wind turbine technologies sooner. Inside a new 3000 square metre hall, operations are underway to build one of the world’s largest facilities for the accelerated life testing of offshore wind turbines. Due to its scale the […]