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This year's upcoming International Partnering Forum (IPF) will be the largest to date and will be headlined by global offshore wind leaders, according to the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind. The sixth annual IPF conference will take place on 8 April in New York and is expected to see more than 1,000 attendees, including […]
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.
DNV GL has completed the installation of the 320kV high-voltage direct current gas insulated switchgear (GIS) prototype at its KEMA High Voltage DC Laboratory in Arnhem, Netherlands, as part of the PROMOTioN project.
ABPmer has expanded its metocean team with three new appointments as part of its aim to broaden the scope of metocean consultancy services.
The world's first offshore Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) has been installed at Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
The Germany-based helicopter operator Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC) has expanded its fleet with another Airbus H155 B1 helicopter, which will be used for transport to offshore installations, including wind farms.
MPI Offshore's wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) MPI Enterprise was upgraded with spudcans during drydocking activities in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
One of the world’s longest offshore wind turbine blades has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland.
The Business Network for Offshore Wind, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry and advancement of its supply chain, has welcomed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's executive order that directs the state to ramp up on its path the goal of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. The organisation has also called for support of the Maine Aqua Ventus project with the Maine Public Utilities Commission.
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.
Offshore WIND Conference is proud to announce Founder and General Manager of Circular Energy, Arnold Groot, will be speaking at the session ‘Oil, gas, wind: friend or foe’. In this session the changing landscape of cooperation between oil, gas and wind will be discussed and what is in it for wind. Arnold will share his views on how Circular Energy’s power from gas can balance the North Sea offshore grid.
The Port of Rotterdam has welcomed the announcement that the Dutch government identified the port's Maasvlakte North zone as the most suitable landfall location for onshore cables which will connect four 350MW offshore wind farms in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) zone to the grid. The offshore grid at Hollandse Kust (zuid) will consist of two offshore substations with […]
In the transition to a clean energy future and healthy environment, it is essential to develop and mobilize all forms of renewable energy in a competitive and sustainable manner. An advancement also to be found during OEEC with the Marine Energy Event, OTEC symposium and now also the DMEC Marine Energy Pavilion. DMEC currently operates […]
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 […]
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has hailed progress by American agencies in working with their Scandinavian counterparts to expedite the development of offshore wind in this country. The leaders of the United States, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden released a joint statement promising leadership in the fight against climate change which included cooperation to […]
The hull of the first X-STERN® vessel arrived at Ulstein Verft on 3 January, 2016. The vessel is one of the two X-STERN® Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) currently being constructed for Bernhard Schulte Offshore in Germany. The hull has been produced at the Crist yard in Poland, and will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway, with […]
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 […]
New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has applauded the U.S. Department of the Interior’s announcement that it awarded two leases for commercial wind energy development of 343,833 acres off of the New Jersey coast. “By awarding the leases through a successful and competitive lease sale, the Department […]
RenewableUK says today’s announcement by RWE Innogy of new project partners and investors for the Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk demonstrates the robustness of Britain’s world-leading offshore wind market. It follows the announcement on Wednesday that DONG Energy has made a final investment decision to build Walney Extension offshore wind farm […]
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 […]
The European Commission recently published its new vision for its lighthouse energy R&D policy, the Integrated Strategic Energy Technology Plan (known as the SET-Plan). This document sets out the Commission’s priorities to ensure research and innovation in energy fully contribute to the objectives of the Energy Union. It clearly identifies Europe's lead in "resource specific […]
Shri Tulsi Tanti chairman of Suzlon has welcomed a recent approval of India's National Offshore Wind Energy Policy by commenting. "The approval on the national off-shore wind energy policy marks an epoch in India’s renewable energy history. It once again demonstrates the government’s thrust and serious action towards harnessing the renewable energy potential of our nation. Also, it […]
Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) has welcomed DONG Energy taking full control of the Hornsea Round 3 wind zone, one of the world’s biggest offshore wind development schemes. Mark O’Reilly, CEO and chairman of THMA, one of the UK's offshore and marine business development organisations, said: “THMA is delighted that DONG Energy has progressed its […]
RenewableUK today highlighted the announcement that the next stage of the giant Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the North Sea has gained planning consent from the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. The Teesside project is equal in size to the world’s largest previously consented project, Dogger Bank Creyke Bank (also up to 2.4GW) situated alongside it, […]
Marine Power Systems (MPS) has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for an Innovation Fund, which aims to strengthen the Emission Trading Scheme and support emerging renewable technologies. The company said that its wave energy technology, the WaveSub, has huge potential to contribute to energy security targets across the EU (and globally) and will reduce reliance on […]
Carnegie Wave Energy Limited has welcomed the adoption of a draft report by the European Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) confirming the important contribution the ocean energy sector will make to the future energy needs of the European Union. By providing a reliable and predictable renewable energy source, ocean […]