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28 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

A survey commissioned by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has revealed that more needs to be done when it comes to adopting and sharing new data and digital technologies. 94% of the participants in the Digital Innovation Priorities Survey said there is a gap between the way in which the offshore wind industry currently operates, and […]

11 October 2016

A paper on the evaluation of the feed-in tariff scheme for offshore wind farms in Greece using a Monte Carlo approach has been published in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.  The paper investigates the profitability range of offshore wind energy investments in Greece, taking into consideration the uncertainties faced, which include technical, political, economic and regulatory risks. […]

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 […]

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 […]

27 April 2015 Business & Finance

DONG Energy is seeking views of local people on a proposed Community Fund, worth up to £660,000 each year, which will to be set up if the company goes ahead with the Walney Extension offshore wind farm. The proposed 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm was approved consent by the Secretary of State for Energy […]

14 April 2015 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

FoundOcean has been awarded the contract to grout the 150 monopile foundations for the 600MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm, on behalf of main contractor Van Oord. The project will be the first to use MasterFlow 9800, a new material jointly developed by FoundOcean and BASF. The grouting work will take place in June 2015. FoundOcean […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 June 2014 Business & Finance

Henderson Insurance Brokers has set up a new marine division as the UK’s offshore wind, maritime and ports sectors continue to grow. Building on the company’s existing marine client base, the new division is already proving successful, winning new insurance work for offshore wind workboats, ports, the movement of goods, and storage of high valued […]

10 December 2013 Technology

Uptime 23,4m AMC gangway has been used during operation at the Borkum West offshore wind farm. To access Borkum West’s wind turbines and substation, the 3-axis compensated UPTIME gangway was attached on the Island Crown vessel from Island Offshore. The gangway is 23,4m long and has a height adjustable pedestal. This access system allows the […]

9 October 2013 R&D, Technology

The OWI-Lab climate chamber is a realization of the ‘Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab’ (OWI-Lab). This lab is a R&D initiative which aims to initiate and support innovation projects concerning offshore wind energy. The project’s purpose is to increase the reliability and efficiency of offshore wind farms by investing in open testing and monitoring equipment […]

27 March 2013

The Dogger Bank offshore wind zone is proving to be a site for innovation as a new and safer installation technique has been used to lift Forewind’s initial meteorological mast tower on top of the innovative suction-installed bucket foundation. The use of the Bucket Foundation was also a UK industry first when placed on site […]

28 February 2013 R&D

Professor John Grue, one of the world’s leading experts on wave research from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, discovered a wave phenomenon called ringing in 1989. It occurs when waves hit marine installations, causing a special type of vibration. According to Professor Grue, ringing can break wind turbines and it may […]

3 December 2012 Training & Education

Plans have been unveiled to open a Studio School on the Isle of Wight. The school will be the first of its kind on the Island and cater for up to 300 14 to 19-year-olds from September 2014. The plans, submitted by Southampton Studio School Academy Trust, are subject to approval by the Department for […]

28 November 2012 Authorities, Grid Connection

Parties of the German ruling coalition agreed yesterday to lower the limit on damages that grid operators must pay for delays when connecting offshore wind farms to the grid, Joachim Pfeiffer from the Christian Democratic Union told Bloomberg. The limit on damages when grid companies are found negligent was reduced to EUR 17.5 million from […]

11 July 2012 Environment, R&D

Tanjia Maynard has been appointed as an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Consultant for renewable energy consulting firm PMSS’ North America business unit with immediate effect. By appointing Tanjia Maynard as an EHS Consultant; PMSS is continuing to expand its business activities in the North America renewable energy market, and in particular in the field […]

24 April 2012 Business & Finance

The Marine Offshore Renewables (MOR) group was officially launched last week and is already attracting a lot of interest from the marine renewables sector here in Devon and Cornwall and nationwide. The launch event in Saltash saw speakers from Cornish marine renewables companies A&P Group, Mojo Maritime and Insight Marine Projects Ltd highlight the benefits […]

30 January 2012

On Jan. 12 – 13, 2012, Longyuan Power convened 2012 strategic principle-focused conference in Beijing. Xie Changjun, President of Longyuan Power, Tao Jianhua, Chairman of Jiangyin Sulong, and Huang Qun, Secretary of Party Leadership Group of Longyuan Power, were present and delivered significant speeches. Company leaders Tian Shicun, Zhang Yuan, Li Hongmei, Fei Zhi, Jia […]

9 August 2011 Authorities

  An Offshore Wind Seminar was conducted by the Council of State Governments/Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) in Nova Scotia. (azocleantech) [mappress] Source: azocleantech, August 09, 2011

27 May 2011

WIND-FARM developers have been accused of ‘fooling the public’ by separating their offshore turbine application from the controversial… (skegnessstandard) [mappress] Source: skegnessstandard, May 27, 2011

1 April 2011

Whilst offshore wind is booming in many countries, offshore wind farms require additional capital investment due to more expensive marine foundations, integration in to the electrical network, and installation procedures in addition to limited access for O&M during operation. The new Offshore Wind Installations and Constructions Report published by Wind Energy Update has found that […]

14 March 2011

DONG Energy, one of the world’s biggest players in offshore wind, today announced that it is setting up a new dedicated unit focused on… (7thspace) [mappress] Source: 7thspace , March 14, 2011

22 July 2010 Technology

SMP’s chokes for inverters in wind turbines have been approved for use in offshore installations. The inductive components are said to… (renewableenergyfocus) [mappress] Source: renewableenergyfocus, July 22, 2010;

14 May 2010 Environment, R&D

The structure in Lake Ontario off Grey Abbey Park is hard to miss, but it’s still not the wind testing anemometer. The platform on which the… [mappress] Source: insidetoronto, May 13, 2010;

25 April 2010 R&D, Technology

Felipe Pimenta was stuck. A doctoral student in oceanography at the University of Delaware, he had to complete a final project for his… [mappress] Source: earthobservatory, April 24, 2010;

17 April 2019 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has approved long-term contracts for 800MW of offshore wind between Vineyard Wind and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies. “The approval of these contracts is an important step toward the completion of the largest offshore wind project in the country, which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide Massachusetts […]