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12 March 2015 Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels

High Wind NV has started the commercialisation of its Boom Lock© allowing the safe installation of all wind turbine components in winds of up to 15 m/s. The first Boom Lock© was completed in January, consequently installed on GeoSea’s Neptune, and has undergone its final performance trials last weekend. During these tests in stormy conditions at the […]

10 February 2015 Vessels

Paramarine, QinetiQ’s ship and submersible design software has been used by Mojo Maritime to design an offshore construction vessel, for the marine renewables sector. The Hi Flo 4 (HF4) is a dynamic positioning vessel capable of operating in extreme coastal and continental shelf environments, designed with the support of InnovateUK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board). […]

30 January 2015 Authorities

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday held the nation’s fourth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters offshore Massachusetts for potential wind energy development. The auction consisted of two rounds before determining RES America Developments, Inc. and Offshore MW LLC as the provisional winners of Lease Area OCS-A 0500 (187,523 […]

28 January 2015 Authorities

A representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Patricia A. Haddad, introduced a bill that would promote renewable energy generation off its coast. The legislation requires utilities to conduct periodic joint solicitations for proposals from offshore wind energy developers no later than 30 June 2016. The first solicitation would be for 1.5 million MWh per […]

23 January 2015 Authorities

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold a competitive lease sale auction for four wind energy areas on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Massachusetts on Thursday, January 29.  A mock auction for the eligible bidders will be held on Monday, January 26, when BOEM will contact each eligible bidder and provide instructions for participation. The monetary auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. […]

19 January 2015 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Uptime International has entered into contract with ESVAGT AS for the delivery of an active motion compensated gangway including an adjustable pedestal. The walk-to-work system will be mounted during early 2016 on their wind turbine service operation vessel (SOV). This is the first dedicated wind farm vessel with an adjustable pedestal, which enables the walk-to-work […]

12 January 2015

In the Netherlands, the government aspires to build new offshore wind farms with a combined output of 3,450MW by 2023. The Minister of Economic Affairs recently decided that Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT will have the responsibility of building the offshore grid to accommodate these wind farms. Offshore WIND asked Mel Kroon, the CEO of […]

4 December 2014 Authorities, Environment

Wales must have the same powers to ban the controversial practice of fracking for onshore gas as is being proposed for Scotland. That’s the view of Plaid Cymru’s (Party of Wales) energy spokesperson Llyr Gruffydd, who said: “Under the proposals to devolve more powers to Scotland, the Scots will have powers over onshore gas licences. […]

25 November 2014 Authorities

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale. “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Patrick and the Commonwealth […]

21 November 2014 Business & Finance

Tribute Resources Inc. has established a new corporation called International Marine Energy Inc. (IME). IME has acquired the interests of Tribute in Western Tidal Holdings (WTH). It is the intent of Tribute to develop all further tidal power projects in Canada and internationally within IME. IME is currently a wholly owned subsidiary but Tribute is […]

14 November 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

With United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) high-level climate talks scheduled to be held next month in Lima, Peru, the country hosting the meeting has already set its goal to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and shift to renewable energy as much as possible.  Last year, Peru was powered half by oil […]

23 October 2014 Technology, Vessels

Glomar Offshore Wind Support B.V., a Dutch-based operator of service vessels for the offshore wind industry, has equipped its new vessel ‘Glomar Wave’ with Pronomar’s drying systems for work clothes.  The vessel offers highly efficient systems for drying work jackets and trousers, survival and diving suits, as well as for boots and gloves. The drying room […]

3 October 2014 Business & Finance

Pronomar has received an order from A2SEA, a Danish specialist in providing offshore wind transport, installation and service solutions. A2SEA runs a fleet of specially designed vessels and equipment for their many offshore installations. One of them is the jack-up vessel Sea Challenger and it was for her that A2SEA ordered an efficient Pronomar multipurpose drying systems. […]

30 September 2014 Technology

Inch Cape Offshore Limited has successfully deployed a ZephIR 300 lidar on the historic Bell Rock lighthouse, 17km off the Angus coast. ZephIR 300 has been mounted on a platform on the north east of the lighthouse using a specially designed support frame measuring wind direction and wind velocity and will augment wind measurements from […]

17 September 2014 Authorities

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult welcomed the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offshore wind industry leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States to London today to discuss the current and future state of the offshore wind industry, and how both countries could work more closely together. Governor Deval Patrick joined […]

11 September 2014

At the international maritime trade fair, SMM, one of our reporters made an exclusive interview with Martin Van Leest, Managing Director of ROG Ship Repair. Hereby we are bringing you a part of their conversation. How did it come to a cooperation between Serdijn Ship Repair and Zwagerman Offshore Services? I joined Serdijn Ship Repair […]

11 September 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick will lead a coalition of the Commonwealth’s government and industry leaders on an innovation partnership mission to Denmark, the United Kingdom and France to expand opportunities between the Commonwealth and these three European countries for economic development and job creation in the innovation economy, clean tech, digital gaming, financial services, […]

9 September 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a global satellite telecommunications service provider, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract from Jan De Nul Group, a leading expert in dredging, marine construction, and specialized services for the offshore oil & gas, and renewable energy industries. The new satellite service provides high-performance broadband connectivity for mission […]

26 August 2014

Thursday September 4 sees the opening of an exhibition of drawings at the Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, which chart the development of a wind farm in the Moray Firth. ‘Beatrice Works’ by Sue Jane Taylor, follows the creation of a major new development in the offshore renewables sector. The exhibition takes its name from the […]

20 August 2014 Business & Finance

In the second quarter of 2014, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 1,341m – an increase of 13 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2013. EBIT before special items increased by EUR 92m to EUR 104m primarily due to improved average project margins and higher volume. The EBIT margin before special items was 7.8 […]

14 August 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

JDR has signed a contract with Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm, currently being developed by RWE Innogy GmbH and forming part of Germany's largest offshore wind farm cluster. JDR will provide over 70 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cable, cable accessories and post-delivery offshore services. The Nordsee One Offshore […]

29 July 2014 Training & Education

Tomorrow, an educator from the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center will lead a children’s hands-on program “Build a Wind Platform." The children will have a chance to learn to design, build, implement and test wind power technology components similar to those being used in an extensive UMaine research program in deep water […]

8 July 2014 Authorities

A serious accident occurred in the night of Sunday, 6 July at the Butendiek offshore wind farm in German waters. The victim, a Danish employee hired by Ballast Nedam, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. "Our compassion is with the victim and his family. We wish them a lot of strength," Ilka van der Meijden, […]

3 July 2014

Schools of Engineering (SoE), Electrical Engineering and Electronics (SoEEE) and the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, together with the National Oceanography Centre, will host the 3rd CORER workshop- The Obstacles to deployment of Tide and Wave Marine Renewable Energy. The workshop will be held on 22nd of July, from 12.30 to 17.00 at The Gallery […]

17 June 2014 Authorities

On June 23 and 24, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Clean Energy Center will host officials from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for two public meeting regarding the commercial offshore renewable wind energy leasing process on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore Massachusetts. The purpose of the meetings is to explain […]

17 June 2014 Authorities, Environment

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will announce a major milestone for Massachusetts offshore wind energy today. Joining them at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center wind testing facility will be Walter Cruickshank, Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BEOM). As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan […]