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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved project construction of the Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, Ohio. USACE, the body administering and enforcing provisions of the Rivers and Harbors Act and the Clean Water Act, reviewed Icebreaker for more than two years. The permit follows last year’s decision from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]
Vineyard Wind is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of its 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts.
Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately EUR 9 billion.
US-based energy service company Chet Morrison Contractors has formed a strategic partnership with compatriot engineering specialist iSIMS to launch the iJacket – a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.
Structural engineering specialist Conbit has designed a re-usable sea-fastening solution for monopiles.
Japan’s Kokusai Cable Ship will add a new Vard-designed cable laying vessel to its fleet in 2019. The vessel, currently being built at Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka, will be capable of carrying out cable installation for future offshore wind projects in Asia.
Europe remains the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and is ready to offer its expertise and know-how to emerging high-potential markets like the USA and Taiwan, panelists at a conference session discussing global market developments at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London said.
By Charles Hill, Renewables Consultant at Pangea Resourcing An important milestone in the development of renewable energy in the United States was reached in December 2016 as the $300m Block Island Wind Farm, the country’s first operational offshore wind farm, began feeding energy into the New England grid. Barack Obama insists that the clean energy […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a commercial wind lease sale for the 122,405-acre area offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on 16 March 2017, and has identified nine companies as eligible to participate in the auction.
“The Block Island Wind Farm is now fully constructed,” Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s CEO, informed via social media this evening. The installation of wind turbines at the first American offshore wind farm was completed today with the last blade attached to the fifth GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbine. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s Brave Tern installed the first wind […]
University of Delaware (UD) researchers, who studied wind conditions at the Cape Wind offshore site, have found that offshore wind in the northeastern United States may be more powerful, yet more unstable than expected. The findings could have important implications for the future development of offshore wind farms in the U.S., including the assessment of how much […]
GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of two of the five Haliade 150 6MW nacelles ready to be loaded and start their journey across the Atlantic to the Port of Providence, Rhode Island, and become the heart of the first turbines ever to generate power offshore the USA at the 30MW Block Island wind […]
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GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of a blade starting its journey from Denmark to the USA where it will be installed on one of five Haliade 150-6MW turbines on the Block Island wind farm and become one of the first blades to start spinning in US waters. The first of five nacelles has also departed GE’s factory […]
Denmark and the United States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen their cooperation on offshore wind energy projects. On 4 May 2016 at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., Danish Ambassador Lars Gert Lose and BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper signed the MOU to recognize their countries’ common interests in developing […]
Atlantic Pioneer, the first US-built offshore wind service vessel, was delivered to Atlantic Wind Transfers over the last weekend. The 21-meter crew transfer vessel was built by the Rhode Island-based Blount Boats to service a 20-year crew transfer contract with Deepwater Wind for its 30MW Block Island offshore wind farm. During the ceremony, Atlantic Pioneer crossed paths […]
Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has released a summary of the latest industry developments in its annual Technical Bulletin, with one of the topics covering marine energy usage. The opening paper of the Bulletin explores the possibilities and challenges of tidal power, offshore wind power, and wave power, and outlines tidal power generation systems around the world. A […]
Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA), in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, will lead a Northern Powerhouse offshore wind-focused mission to the USA next spring. Working in tandem with UKTI, Team Humber and regional businesses will head for the east coast of the US from March 6-12, building on increasingly close ties. Companies from the […]
U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) have introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which would provide critical financial incentives to encourage investment in offshore wind energy. The legislation would create an investment tax credit that is redeemable for the first 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind facilities placed into service, amounting to […]
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that the Icebreaker offshore wind project, planned for the Ohio waters of Lake Erie, will utilize Mono Bucket foundations, developed by Denmark-based Universal Foundation (UF). “Universal Foundation’s Mono Bucket foundation recently emerged as one of the most promising technology developments in the European offshore wind industry,” […]
Thomas J. Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has written a post on the Chamber’s official webpage, advising that the permitting process for renewable energy projects should be swift and safe, taking the Cape Wind case as an example of a lengthy process hindered by environmental reviews and legal challenges. He highlighted that […]
MAKE expects more than 55GW of wind power capacity to be commissioned in North America from 2015 to 2024. Policy-driven growth in the near term will subside and LCOE and economic drivers will become increasingly important. In the US, the expired federal PTC underpins 13.4GW of growth in 2015 and 2016, preceding policy uncertainty and […]
In a new paper, environmental scientists from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) suggest that the way to fill vast gaps in knowledge about the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of ocean energy development is to consider how the benefits provided by ocean ecosystems change before and after the placement of ocean energy infrastructure. The authors examine […]
Thrustmaster of Texas, a marine propulsion design and manufacturing company from the U.S., is looking to give an edge to U.S. based marine jack-up operators wanting to enter the national offshore wind farm construction and maintenance sector by cutting the cost of entry in half with a unique propulsion system that allows conversion of existing vessels to […]
A report published in January 2015 from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 10% per annum in the last three years. While materials usage has risen strongly, there are uncertainties ahead and changing market dynamics. On the one hand governmental […]
Suzlon Group today signed a binding agreement with Centerbridge Partners LP, USA to sell 100% stake in Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group. The deal is valued at EUR 1 billion equity value in an all cash transaction and future earn out of up to an additional EUR 50 million. The […]