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  • 21 July 2014
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    A wedding was celebrated on the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm construction site of RWE Innogy: This is what the construction process is called when the foundation is successfully married to the substation platform. As a result the sea-based transformer substation and all its electrical components have now been successfully completed. The journey of the […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk and bio innovator Novozymes have signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall to source their electricity from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm, currently under construction off Denmark.

  • 23 August 2012
    Grid Connection, Technology

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will present some of its leading power technologies at the Cigré conference in Paris. Running from August 27-31, 2012, the biennial event is a key platform for the discussion of global trends, technologies and future developments in the power sector, with delegates attending from all over the […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA and ELECNOR DEIMOS, by way of their respective UK subsidiaries, have launched project SUMO (Support of Maritime Operations in Offshore Windfarms), an initiative aimed at creating a benchmark system for offshore wind farm management. This cutting-edge initiative is to be undertaken with the support of the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the […]

  • 5 October 2015

    SMD has delivered a QTrencher 1000 ROV to KT Submarine following a successful completion of factory acceptance testing. Delivery of the trenching system was brought forward by one month to coincide with the early completion of the refurbishment of KT Submarine’s cable ship, Responder. The whole system including associated control, LARS and spares package was […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As developers and utilities construct, develop and deploy offshore wind turbines in increasingly isolated locations, vessel operators must challenge established industry thinking and rapidly respond to charter feedback, if they are to win future work.   This will require a commitment to invest in equipment and personnel, as well as a sustained expansion and build […]

  • 30 April 2014

    RWE Innogy has awarded Dutch company Jack-Up Barge B.V. the contract to provide an accommodation platform at the construction site of the Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm. The jack-up vessel “JB 114” will temporarily accommodate up to 40 employees to carry out commissioning works at the wind farm’s internal transformer station from mid-July. “The jack-up […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Gamesa’s shareholders representing 99.75% of the company’s share capital ratified the merger with Siemens Wind Power during an Extraordinary General Meeting held in Zamudio, Spain, on 25 October. Through this transaction, Gamesa will absorb Siemens’s wind power assets in exchange for newly-issued shares in Gamesa. Siemens will own 59% of the new company, while Iberdrola will retain […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A delegation from the Brazilian multi-national oil and gas company Petrobras is visiting the North East England to meet with major supply chain companies in the offshore wind sector.

  • 14 March 2017
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Ahead of the turbine installation at the Race Bank offshore wind farm, due to start at the end of April, A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Installer has been fitted with four massive adapter rings for wind turbine tower sea fastening.

  • 16 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Sinovel and Mita-Teknik has entered into an agreement under which Sinovel purchases PLCs and software from Mita-Teknik, and the two companies will work together to develop customized control systems to serve their clients worldwide with the best products and solutions. In a close cooperation between the two companies, Sinovel and Mita-Teknik have developed a customized […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, Arnold Locker has released a report for 2012. For the fishing industry, this is a period of enormous upheaval and change. The stability, in regulatory requirements, that has been the industry’s constant demand for well over a decade, seems even further out of reach than ever. The […]

  • 21 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Aveillant, the UK developer of 3D Holographic Radar™, has successfully installed a trial system in north Kent, England, to demonstrate its ability to mitigate wind turbine clutter from an offshore wind farm. The system was delivered to site, installed and put to operation within just eight hours. The Holographic Radar™ not only successfully identified and […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    PNE WIND AG’s Board of Directors resolved on 3rd December 2012 to buy back up to 4,126,700 of its own shares on the stock exchange during the period from 4th December 2012 to 30th June 2013 (anticipated). The buyback volume amounts to approx. 9 percent of the company’s total share capital. The Board of Directors […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    Seacat Services, a leading offshore wind farm vessel transfer operator, has won several significant charter contracts for work taking place off the UK and German coasts. The contracts incorporate five separate offshore wind farm projects. During 2013 this will include; the 288MW Meerwind project, located 50 kilometres off the German coast, the 389MW West of […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Germany’s leading wind industry associations have urged the German government to issue a tender for 1.5GW of available offshore grid capacity in the first quarter of 2019, and to increase the 2030 and 2035 expansion volumes. The associations, BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB, said that the Omnibus Energy Act passed in December […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    New figures published by industry body, Scottish Renewables, have revealed for the first time that Scotland’s offshore wind developers have invested around £165m in the Scottish economy so far. Scottish Renewables asked its members developing offshore wind projects in Scottish waters how much they had invested in the sector to date. The results showed that […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    German offshore wind industry associations have called on the government to launch a special tender before the end of the year and offer up to 2GW in capacity to be developed. The industry representatives from BWE, BWO, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, and WAB said that ”the industry now needs reliable, long-term framework conditions. This involves […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    RenewableUK and The Crown Estate have published a report highlighting a “once in a generation” chance to attract major companies to the UK to build factories to supply the fast-growing offshore wind energy sector. However, the study warns that unless the UK seizes this unprecedented opportunity, the manufacturing advantage will be lost to its European […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Norwegian boat builder Maritime Partner AS has signed a contract with the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan for the delivery of four boats which will be stationed onboard two new Service Operation Vessels (SOV) working for the offshore wind power industry. The SOV’s are ordered by the Norwegian ship owner Østensjø Rederi to service DONG Energy’s […]

  • 25 March 2014

    All-Energy 2014 will get off to a flying start on Wednesday 21 May with a plenary session featuring both the Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, and Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, with other speakers including Rob Cormie, Group Operations Director, UK Green Investment Bank and Angela […]

  • 27 June 2013

    The Crown Estate announced another record financial result, posting a profit of £252.6 million which they pay entirely to the UK Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. Profit for the year was up by 5.2 per cent on last year and capital value rose by over 7 per cent to more than £8.6 […]

  • 24 July 2014

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s UKAS accredited High Voltage Electrical Laboratory has taken delivery of a 640kV resonant transformer in collaboration with Doble Engineering. The new partnership gives the HV laboratory, based at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, an enhanced capability enabling testing on bushings, high voltage power cables and other transmission […]

  • 8 November 2010

    The outlook for Northern Europe’s offshore wind industry couldn’t be any stronger. With £60 million pledged from the Coalition Government, the UK is now not only the largest offshore wind market globally, but is also moving from strength to strength, growing in confidence, and here to stay. Not to forget, it’s not just current UK […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    BOSSES at a Spanish offshore firm are poised to make an announcement over a multi-million pound factory which could bring 1,000 jobs to Hartlepool. Madrid-based Gamesa will choose either Hartlepool or Dundee to build a UK base to construct wind turbines, and with all other contenders ruled out it is now a two-horse race between […]

  • 10 May 2011

      A DIRECTOR of a Humber-based port business is urging the government and maritime industry to work more closely together to secure thousands of offshore wind power jobs. Richard Brough OBE, managing director of Jenkins Ports Services Ltd, said there is no one organisation ensuring the UK’s ports and maritime industry has a coordinated approach […]