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9 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the new energy legislation which calls for development of 1,600MW of offshore wind capacity by 2027 into law on Monday, 8 August. An Act Relative to Energy Diversity (H. 4568) requires utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 2,800MW of offshore wind and hydro energy in the next decade. “Massachusetts […]

8 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign the state's landmark energy bill which calls for public utilities to buy 1,600 MW of power generated from offshore wind farms over the coming decade on Monday, 8 August. The legislation directs companies engaging in the distribution of electricity or owning, operating or controlling distribution facilities to jointly and […]

5 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has filed an Interconnection Request Application with ISO-New England to use 800MW of interconnection capacity of Brayton Point power station in Somerset, Massachusetts, for bringing offshore wind energy generated by the Bay State Wind farm onto the grid. Given upcoming retirement of the existing coal plant at the facility, scheduled for 2017, roughly 1,000 MW of interconnection capability is expected […]

1 August 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

The Massachusetts State Legislature on 1 August voted on and passed an energy bill which includes a requirement that utilities enter into long-term contract for 1,600MW of offshore wind power not later than 30 June, 2027. The Bill H.4568, An Act to Promote Energy Diversity will now go to the Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, for his signature. The proposed offshore wind […]

21 July 2016 Vessels

Dalby Offshore's latest vessel – the Dalby Ouse – was delivered to its owner on 8 July in Great Yarmouth, two weeks after the official naming of the vessel at Seawork 2016. The vessel has left the Alicat Workboats yard and commenced its first employment with immediate effect from Trinity Quay, Dalby’s joint venture facility with the Gardline Shipping […]

1 July 2016 Business & Finance

Marine Energy 6 Consultants (ME6), a new marine consultancy with a focus on the offshore wind sector, has opened in Lowestoft. The company has been launched after Gardline made the decision to close the Coastal Services department earlier this year. "After being made redundant but being passionate about the marine and the renewable sector, I […]

1 July 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed an omnibus energy bill which requires electric distribution companies to solicit long-term contracts for at least 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind by 2027. The Senate bill was offered as an amendment to the energy bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier in June, which called for 1,200 MW of […]

24 June 2016 Vessels

The 26-metre wind farm service vessel (WFSV) Dalby Ouse was officially named at the Seawork International Exhibition in Southampton on 14 June. The aluminium catamaran has now returned to Great Yarmouth for final acceptance and delivery trials and is expected to be delivered to Dalby Offshore in the coming weeks. The Ouse is the first 26 metre South Boats IOW […]

16 June 2016 Business & Finance

Liberty House Group has bought Mabey Bridge Renewables, which shut down its business in 2015, and will use its equipment in a new British manufacturing centre to supply the country’s offshore wind market and tidal lagoon power industry.  The new manufacturing centre, which will supply tubular steel structures to the offshore wind market and turbine casings for tidal […]

14 June 2016

DGI has decommissioned the hydraulic system it delivered to Bilfinger for the pile gripper used to install foundations at the Sandbank offshore wind farm site, after the installation works were completed in February.  DGI Doedijns supplied the complete Hydraulic System for the Pile Gripper Frame to Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems in 2015. After the installation and commissioning, the system […]

9 June 2016

Massachusetts House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill that requires power distribution companies to enter into long-term contracts to buy 1,200MW of offshore wind power by 2027. The H.4377 bill, which was passed by a landslide vote of 154:1, also requires distribution companies to solicit long-term contracts for purchasing 1,200MW of hydropower. ... distribution companies shall jointly enter into cost-effective […]

25 May 2016 Authorities

A new bill that would provide a better environment for the offshore wind industry was submitted to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Monday.  The bill requires utility companies in Massachusetts to solicit joint proposals and enter into long-term contracts with offshore wind companies up to 1,200 megawatts of power by 2027. Additionally, electric utilities will be required […]

24 May 2016 Vessels

Dalby Offshore's new 26m aluminium catamaran Dalby Ouse, a South Boats IOW 26m Jet built by Alicat Workboats was launched yesterday.  The vessel is the first 26-metre South Boats’ design to be built by sister builder Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth. This will be the twelfth vessel in Dalby's fleet, which it will join in June. The Dalby Ouse is powered by Twin […]

17 May 2016 Business & Finance

Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]

4 May 2016 Technology, Wind Farm Update

ABB has received an order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 40 special transformers to equip the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines that will form DONG Energy's Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The order is a follow-up of one at the end of 2014 for 32 specialty transformers to equip similar turbines for the Burbo Bank Extension […]

4 May 2016

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22 April 2016 Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

The Port of Ostend has signed a one-year contract to serve as an assembly base for wind turbines during the construction of Belgian Rentel offshore wind farm, according to national media.  Yesterday, Rentel signed an agreement with Siemens for the supply of 42 7MW offshore wind turbines and 17 years of service and maintenance. The EUR 1.25 billion […]

8 April 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

A Massachusetts energy plan containing a requirement that utilities contract for approximately 2,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2030 would position the state as a national leader in offshore wind, allowing it to capture first-mover economic advantages, according to a new study released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). If the state positions itself as a leader in […]

15 March 2016 Authorities

The New Jersey Senate yesterday cleared the bill S988, which was introduced to the Senate on 4 February, after its predecessor (S2711), also approved by the Senate, had been dismissed by Governor Chris Christie. The Senate voted 53:21 in favour of the legislation that would allow Fishermen’s Energy to build its offshore wind farm off Atlantic City. However, this new bill, the same as its predecessor, […]

15 March 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Commitment by Massachusetts to develop offshore wind energy at a scale of 2,000 MW, combined with ongoing technology and industry advances, will lower previously projected costs for the clean energy source by as much as 55 percent in the next decade, according to a new study by the University of Delaware's Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW). […]

9 March 2016 Business & Finance

In its 2015 financial results published today, E.ON set out a 2016 investment plan worth EUR 4.5 billion, of which EUR 1.5 billion (34%) will be dedicated to renewables, with the main focus on offshore wind in Europe and onshore wind in the US. Offshore wind projects in Europe were also in the spotlight of last year's investments at E.ON's renewables […]

22 February 2016 Authorities

On Thursday afternoon, a majority of the parties in the Dutch House of Representatives voted in favour of a new legislative proposal to speed up the offshore wind development, which was introduced by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp.  The proposed Amendment to the Electricity Act 1998 (timely achievement of the Energy Agreement objectives), which would enter into […]

11 February 2016 Vessels

The wheelhouse for Dalby Offshore's new vessel, the Dalby Ouse, is taking shape. The 26m Wind Farm Service Vessel (WFSV) is being built by Alicat Workboats according to the design by South Boats IoW. The Dalby Ouse is the first 26-metre South Boats' design to be built by sister builder Alicat Workboats in Great Yarmouth. The vessel will […]

9 February 2016 Vessels

Eidesvik Offshore has entered into an agreement with Siemens Wind Power for a service and support vessel to be used on German offshore wind projects. Under the contract, which will run from August, the vessel Acergy Viking has been chartered to Siemens Wind Power for 9 months as an accommodation and service vessel in Germany. […]

4 February 2016 Business & Finance

In its Q4 2015 results, Statkraft said it will focus on managing positions in offshore wind to maximise the value of existing assets and projects, as there will be no new investments in offshore wind. Statkraft's investment capacity has been reduced as a result of a revised dividend policy from the Norwegian State. "As a consequence of the […]

15 January 2016 Authorities

Investing in clean energy and thus reducing reliance on fossil fuels, especially imported, was one of the major points U.S. President Barack Obama focused on in his State of the Union address delivered on January 12. Obama said the country needs to accelerate the transition away from "dirtier" energy sources and increase its level of commitment in developing […]