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A supply chain for offshore wind is needed urgently, according to engineering companies in the north-east of England, as business leaders in Scotland meet to discuss the potential benefits to investing in wind power. Speaking to NewEnergyFocus, several bosses from the region expressed concerns that the UK would fall behind China in the delivery of […]
There is nothing to suggest that Denmark lags behind other countries as an investment country for offshore wind turbines as Børsen wrote the19 May 2010. Within the last to three years we have commissioned or committed to new wind farms, which more than triples our electricity capacity at sea, Climate and Energy minister Lykke Friis […]
After almost a decade long fight, the federal government has approved the first offshore wind farm in the United States in the waters off Cape Cod. The Cape Wind project entails the construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts and will start generating electricity by 2012. The Cape Wind project is a major […]
Washington, DC - In an effort to expand and diversify American energy resources, improve our environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of new, clean energy jobs, U.S. Senator Susan Collins is urging Senate Appropriators to allocate federal funding to support the development of deepwater offshore wind technology. The University of Maine […]
The Bonfiglioli Group is pleased to announce that its yaw and pitch drives are among the cutting-edge products included in Germany’s “Alpha Ventus” offshore wind farm, the country’s first. Located in 30 meter (32 yards) waters, 45 kilometers (28 miles) off the German island of Borkum in the North Sea, the wind park features 12 […]
Handling over 150 complete wind turbines units in the last five years, the operator of one of Scotland’s premier deepwater ports, Cromarty... [mappress] Source: maritimejournal, May 17, 2010;
Draka Offshore announced today they have been awarded the array cabling contract for the Walney 2 project from Dong Energy in Denmark. This announcement follows the recent completion of the company's expansion to its subsea production facility. "The Walney 2 project represents our first major wind farm project following our expansion,'' said Martin Dale, commercial […]
6,000 MW of offshore wind energy are expected to be installed by 2020. The tender for the first 3,000 MW wind turbines should take place in... [mappress] Source: evwind, May 16, 2010;
Mason County commissioners will continue to research the controversial proposal that would result in large wind turbines in Lake Michigan. [mappress] Source: mlive, May 15, 2010;
Offshore looks like the next big expansion area for the wind industry. Conventional ideas extended to offshore tasks will mount turbines on... [mappress] Source: windpowerengineering, May 13, 2010;
Japan, which saw its first offshore wind farm begin operations in 2004, lags far behind Europe in promoting offshore wind energy. In another positive development for the global offshore wind energy industry, it appears that the world’s number two economy is getting ready to harness a massive amount of additional offshore wind energy to help […]
Two self-propelled jack-up vessels purpose-built for installing offshore wind turbines have made Great Yarmouth's EastPort UK their home... [mappress] Source: renewableenergyfocus, May 11, 2010;
Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa is planning to enter China's offshore wind power sector by the end of next year, a top company official said on Monday.
Allianz Global's insurance expert, Robert Maurer, gave some interesting insight into offshore wind energy project risks. Usually, offshore projects are watched and assessed from the technical or economical point of view, but we thought it would be interesting to cite this article as a different way of looking at offshore wind. First off, the difference […]
SGS is one of more than 100 exhibitors at RenewableUK's (formerly known as British Wind Energy Association, BWEA) annual offshore wind energy event. The RenewableUK Offshore Wind 2010 conference and exhibition will take place on June 29-30, 2010 at the Arena & Convention Centre in Liverpool, United Kingdom. SGS Renewable Energy Services will be exhibiting […]
In a recent meeting of the Great Lakes Wind (GLOW) Council in Escanaba, both the possible benefits and drawbacks of offshore wind farms were discussed by local residents and council members.
A new system was proposed to harness energy from marine currents, with a capacity ranging between 2 and 10 MW, specifically designed to overcome the traditional difficulties of maintenance and repair at sea. TidalStream is developing a low cost buoyancy-controlled platform that can provide up to 10 MW from a single installation, float-out deployment, and […]
Gunfleet Sands Offshore Wind Farm, situated in the Thames Estuary, close to the Essex coast, is now operational and producing electricity for the national grid. With its commissioning it also means a major milestone has now been reached - the UK has achieved a total offshore wind energy output in excess of 1GW. This is […]
Grouting seals for wind turbines are notoriously difficult to produce, with many failing during installation. With a recent Government announcement that 6,000 new wind turbines will be built around the coast of the UK in the next few years, this is a problem that needs a solution. That solution comes in the form of the […]
The city on Saturday released a Request for Information seeking wind farm proposals and set a June 30 deadline for developers to submit ideas. City staff prepared the five-page document after the Evanston City Council voted unanimously April 13 in favor of completing an RFI.
With the emergence of mobile offshore units primarily intended for the installation, maintenance and repair of wind turbines, classification [mappress] Source: motorship, May 03, 2010;
POLITICIANS from all the major parties today give their backing the Yorkshire Post campaign to create a manufacturing hub for wind turbines... [mappress] Source: yorkshirepost, May 03, 2010;
A scheme to build up to 383 wind turbines in two sites off the north Norfolk coast is to come under scrutiny in a nautical navigational... [mappress] Source: fakenhamtimes, March 01, 2010;
GE had signed a contract in 2003 with Cape Wind to supply the turbines.
Vestas generated first-quarter revenue of EUR 755m, a drop of 32 per cent, achieving an EBIT of EUR (96)m, against EUR 76m in the first quarter of 2009. The EBIT margin thus declined from 6.9 per cent to (12.7) per cent due to the expected very low capacity utilisation. Net working capital stood at 21 […]