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  • 15 December 2015

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has welcomed the UN climate change agreement struck in Paris on Saturday, 12 December. “The commitments countries have made in their INDCs don’t yet deliver 2DC let alone 1.5DC, but collectively they are far more ambitious than anything we’ve seen before – both the overall commitments and the specific measures such […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Training & Education

    Bristol will welcome delegation of government officials and representatives from industry in Zhoushan, China, as part of Bristol 2015 Marine Energy Accelerator Programme today. The delegation will meet with Bristol and south west UK representatives from local government, industry and the regional, academic Partnership for Marine in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) to discuss areas for […]

  • 18 October 2017

    The launch of the world’s first floating wind farm marked another milestone, not only for the floating wind technology but for the overall offshore wind industry.

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s renewables industry received a welcome boost this morning with one of the country’s offshore wind projects allocated funding for the next 15 years, and support announced for a number of onshore wind farms. “With Neart na Gaoithe and the Beatrice development in the Moray Firth, we now have just over 1GW of offshore wind […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Dominion Virginia Power has been awarded an additional $47 million from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to help fund the construction of a 12-megawatt demonstration project, consisting of two 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines on innovative substructures that will produce enough electricity to power up to 3,000 homes. “This was a highly competitive process […]

  • 18 September 2014

    Scottish National Party (SNP) Energy Spokesperson Fergus Ewing has welcomed the news that MeyGen has signed a multi-million pound deal to sell electricity from the planned tidal energy scheme in the Pentland Firth.  Construction on one of the world’s largest tidal power projects will begin in the Pentland Firth later this year, thanks to a £20.5 million […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Brady welcomes recent Siemens announcement. Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “This is fantastic and I welcome today’s news. “I would like to thank Siemens for their continued commitment and confidence in Green Port Hull, it is the best investment decision they could have made. “I […]

  • 28 January 2013

    RenewableUK welcomed new statistics released by the European Wind Energy Association, which confirm that in 2012 the UK offshore wind sector enjoyed one its most successful years ever, with 9 offshore wind farms fully connected to the national grid. According to EWEA 854 megawatts of capacity to generate clean electricity were installed last year, bringing […]

  • 18 April 2011

    The tidal turbines are coming and Digby wants to be at the centre of the action. The town has launched a campaign to position itself as a service centre for the tidal energy industry that is beginning to evolve in parts of the Bay of Fundy. “We are the largest port on the Nova Scotia […]

  • 26 March 2012

    In response to the announcement from Gamesa that they will build a major offshore wind manufacturing facility in Leith, supporting more than 800 direct jobs, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:  “This is another fantastic vote of confidence in Scotland’s renewable energy industry.  “We have fought off incredibly strong competition from other parts […]

  • 5 October 2011

      An international group making its way around the U.S. stopped at the University of Maine in Orono, Tuesday.   By Caroline Connolly (wabi) [mappress] Source: wabi, October 05, 2011

  • 17 April 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    MPI Offshore’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise was upgraded with spudcans during drydocking activities in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection

    SHE Transmission, the electricity transmission subsidiary of SSE plc, has welcomed Ofgem’s decision to approve the need for the new transmission link between Caithness and Moray. The new link, which will feature over 100 miles of under ground and subsea cable, is needed to transmit a large volume of electricity from renewable sources in the […]

  • 26 March 2014

    Recently, Siemens announced plans for new offshore production facilities in Great Britain worth more than EUR190 million.  Andrew Mill, Chief Executive, Narec commented “The offshore wind industry has enjoyed a record breaking year in terms of new deployment and installed capacity. This latest announcement that Siemens is to invest £160m in wind turbine production and installation facilities […]

  • 25 March 2014

    Reacting to the announcement by Siemens that it will build wind turbine production and installation facilities at two sites in Yorkshire, investing £160 million, RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Maria McCaffery said: “This is a major coup for the British wind industry – it’s the green-collar jobs game-changer that we’ve been waiting for. Attracting a major international […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Renewables has responded to announcement that the European Commission has awarded support from the NER 300 fund. Kyle Rhea Tidal Turbine Array will be offered €18.4m euros and the Sound of Islay €20.7m euros. Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager for Scottish Renewables, said: “This is great news for the tidal industry in Scotland with […]

  • 1 July 2013

    The recent announcement by the UK Government about the measures to help boost investment in the renewable energy industries has been welcomed by many industry leaders. Among them was Neil Etherington, Able UK’s group development director who said: “The fact that the Government has come forward with the announcement on strike prices earlier than expected […]

  • 11 February 2014

    Carnegie’s subsidiary, CWE Ireland, has welcomed  the Irish Government’s recent announcement, according to which EUR 26 million would be invested in wave and tidal energy development. The Government’s plan also assesses that the marine renewable resources around the Irish coast amount to  up to 70GW,enough to supply Irish energy needs by more than 14 times. […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Esvagt has taken delivery of Esvagt Njord, a service operation vessel (SOV) purpose-built to service the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, from Havyard Ship Technology in Norway. The Dudgeon offshore wind farm will comprise 67 Siemens 6MW turbines installed some 32 kilometres off the coast of Norfolk, and is expected to be commissioned by early 2017. Esvagt […]

  • 10 June 2015

    ABPmer has welcomed the decision by the energy and climate change secretary to grant planning permission to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in South Wales. ABPmer has been providing marine environmental advice and support to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project since 2012; one of a series of tidal range schemes the developer, Tidal […]

  • 23 November 2012

    Jenny Hogan, Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables, welcomed many of the Economy, Energy and Tourism committee’s findings. She said: “This has been one of the most detailed and debated committee inquiries in the Scottish Parliament’s history and it has confirmed what we have said for some time; that the ambitious targets for the renewables industry are […]

  • 7 August 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industries, has warmly welcomed comments made by the Deputy Prime Minister about the Coalition Government’s strong commitment to the clean energy sector. Speaking at the Global Business Summit on Energy which opened in London yesterday, Nick Clegg said: “This Coalition Government is unreservedly […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of the National Infrastructure Plan 2013 by the Treasury, which confirms the levels of financial support for onshore and offshore wind between 2015 and 2019. The reduction in financial support for offshore wind is less steep than had been mooted in the draft strike prices which were published in the […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Norther N.V. and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy have moved into a new building at the REBO terminal in the Port of Ostend in Belgium.

  • 23 April 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Scottish Renewables responded to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announcement that the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, in the Outer Moray Firth, has been awarded an investment contract.  Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “It is greatly encouraging to see a Scottish offshore wind project selected for an early investment contract […]

  • 23 May 2016

    Scottish Renewables, Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have responded to news that the Beatrice offshore wind project reached financial close and will now proceed to construction. Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Beatrice is the first commercial offshore wind farm to reach this stage of development in Scottish waters. It’s fantastic […]