FoundOcean, contracted to SubSea 7, has completed member infill grouting services to strengthen a tubular member of the DPPA Platform situated within Morecambe Bay in the Irish Sea.
A horizontal steel member at elevation -7m on the platform was filled with ordinary Portland cement grout to give it additional residual strength. The member was 27m long with an inside diameter of 0.6m, resulting in a total grout volume of 7.6m3.
The contract follows an upsurge of inspection, repair, and maintenance contract wins in the past quarter, due to the increasing numbers of European offshore assets undergoing structural upgrades as part of life extension programmes.
Jim Bell, Managing Director for FoundOcean commented, “We expect to see more of this type of contract over the coming years as operators address declines in production due to the impact of their ageing infrastructure.” .
FoundOcean Morecambe Bay
Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall is satisfied with the decision from the Danish Government that the company has won the bidding in the process to build the offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 outside the Danish west coast.
National Grid and Elia , the Belgian electricity transmission system operator, will today sign a joint venture agreement to move ahead with the Nemo Link – the first electricity interconnector between the two countries.
Set up in 2008, the OWA is a joint industry project, involving nine offshore wind developers with 72% (31GW) of the UK's licensed capacity, that aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind by 10% by 2015.
Salmon - Agreement has not been reached over the integrity on the adult Atlantic salmon feature of the River Avon Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and River Itchen SAC regarding piling restrictions between the Developer, Natural England and the Environment Agency.
Mainstream today secured a fifteen year Contract for Difference (CfD) from National Grid for its 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm located in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea. Mainstream in partnership with Siemens and GeoSea ... read more
A report issued today reveals that the cost of energy from offshore wind farms has fallen by almost 11% over the past three years, on course to delivering the UK Government’s target of £100/MWh by 2020 ... read more
Tocardo Tidal Turbines, producer of tidal and free-flow water turbines, has reached agreement for the acquisition of Swanturbines Intellectual Property, including the patented subsea tidal turbine technology and deployment methods. The transaction includes intellectual property, patents and technology as well as the trade name of Swanturbines.
East Anglia ONE, currently owned by Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables, has secured a Contract for Difference (CfD). Whilst welcomed by Vattenfall, they prepare to sell their share pointing out that SPR will have sole responsibility... read more
Island of Jeju, South Korea, looks set to start installation of the 30 MW Tamra Offshore Wind Farm in March/April, at a cost of KRW 140bn, First power is expected in 2016.
Scotland’s renewables industry received a welcome boost this morning (Feb 26) 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. The Neart na Gaoithe wind farm is expected to create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs during its construction as well as throughout its operational life.
Competitive auctions have led to contracts being offered to 27 renewable electricity projects, which together could according to the Government power 1.4m homes, comparable to the number of households in Wales. Only two Offshore wind projects had a successful outcome, Neart na Gaoithe and East Anglia Phase 1.
Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) publishes pioneering guidance on cable burial risk management. According to industry figures shared by GCube, specialist offshore underwriter, over 80
per cent of construction projects have resulted in a cable related incident.
The Nomination Committee of DONG Energy A/S has nominated Lene Skole and Lynda Armstrong as new members to DONG Energy's Board of Directors. current Deputy Chair, Jørn P. Jensen, who will step down from his position and withdraw from the Board of Directors at the annual general meeting on 4 March.
RenewableUK today commented on the results of the first auctions for renewable power held under the Contract for Difference regime. RenewableUK Chief Executive Maria McCaffery said: “We are pleased to see these projects, which between them could power over 1.2 million homes, and create substantial numbers of jobs, and much needed investment in our communities, moving forward.
ScottishPower Renewables has hailed a major breakthrough in efforts to reduce the costs of offshore wind after the East Anglia ONE project successfully secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) in the completive competitive auction process run by the UK Government.
Siemens Wind Power has awarded K2 Management with a contract to support the company with EHS resources for three offshore wind projects.
An outline development application for the proposed development of a wind farm at an offshore location known as is-Sikka l-Bajda, limits of Mellieha, was, this afternoon, given the thumbs down by the MEPA Board.
Scottish tidal turbine developer Nautricity has secured a grid connected tidal test berth at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), following successful sea trials at EMEC’s non-grid connected site last year.
PALFINGER MARINE announced an agreement with Siemens to supply wind cranes for the Gemini offshore wind project. Gemini is owned by a consortium consisting of Northland Power, Siemens Financial Services and Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV.
North Sea Systems develops 'CableFish' to help reduce cost of marine energy. The first full scale trial of its novel CableFish was put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the turbulent waters around Orkney.
The EU must continue to support and develop renewable energy technologies of strategic importance such as ocean energy if it is serious about creating a long-lasting industrial base for the Energy Union, according to Ocean Energy Europe CEO, Rémi Gruet.
DONG Energy has appointed VolkerInfra to install the onshore underground cables and associated fibre optic cables for Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay. The underground onshore cables will run for approximately 10km to a new onshore substation and will then be linked to the National Grid Bodelwyddan 400kV onshore substation, located between St Asaph and Bodelwyddan in Denbighshire.
RenewableUK is highlighting a new study which calls for a fresh approach by the UK Government and devolved administrations to the way funding is allocated to the wave and tidal energy sector, to ensure the industry realises its enormous potential.
The innovative vessel Wave Craft has been named Umoe Ventus and is now in the water and undergoing sea trails before starting operations for DONG Energy on Borkum Riffgrund 1 on an eight month charter.
TWO NEW WINDFARM SERVICE VESSELS DIRECT THE INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ON ESVAGT. The first vessel, “ESVAGT FROUDE”, went on contract on Wednesday February 18th, while her sister ship, “ESVAGT FARADAY” is contracted to start at the beginning of April.
James Fisher Marine Services’s (JFMS) multi-purpose wind farm support vessel, Dart Fisher, has been formally named by the vessel’s Godmother Maria McCaffery MBE, CEO of RenewableUK at a dedication service held at Griffon Hoverwork, Southampton.
Three of the UK’s leading technology innovation, research and testing centres are working together on a joint project to test and analyse components in wave and tidal devices.
E.ON has launched a £2 million fund for its Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm, to benefit local communities in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Grimsby. E.ON establishes community benefit funds to help the communities in which it operates.
Greensolver, the independent wind and solar farm asset manager, today launches its wind turbine blade inspection service that provides developers, investors and utilities with a cost effective way to rapidly assess and monitor the condition of equipment.
A cable fault is preventing transmission of power from the Anholt offshore wind farm to the onshore grid, The fault meant that the islanders lost power for 31 minutes before the emergency supply was up and running, and also that it is not possible to transmit the power being generated by the wind turbines to shore.
The supply contracts for the Nordergründe project is the first German offshore project for which the work will be exclusively delivered and installed by German companies. "This highlights the competitive strength of the German offshore industry and the benefit which local added value also brings for the projects", Achim Berge Olsen
EURELECTRIC, Eurogas, EPIA and EWEA issued a joint statement today supporting the new European Commission’s increased focus on energy issues. They stated "A competitively priced, secure and sustainable supply of energy is essential for economic growth, European competitiveness, and the well-being of millions of consumers across Europe."
J/U WIND SERVER was awarded the Offshore Renewables Award 2015 at the Annual Offshore Support Journal’s conference in London.
Yesterdays decision published today - Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm (Zone 4) – the project 2 application has been accepted for examination.
As planned, three T1 Tocardo turbines have been installed into the Afslutidijk, the devices which are attached to a steel bar have been secured to the damn at the sluice of the Afslutidijk so that they catch both tides.
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has progressed its subsea lifting programme by successfully completing client-witnessed trials of its Ambient Lifting technology at its Aberdeenshire research and development facility.
Ground breaking trial at world's second largest offshore wind farm concludes of a wind measurement buoy supported by RWE Innogy and Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme. The results highlight that laser technology can be successfully utilised .... read more
The contract notice for the Danish nearshore wind tender of 350MW has now been made public. The contract notice sets out the main principles of bidding and outlines the requirements necessary to become prequalified in order to participate in the tender, which will be conducted as a negotiated procedure.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the first phase of a three stage collaborative industry project aimed at improving the reliability of tidal turbine powertrains by reducing risk at the design phase and aiding design optimisation. Improved reliability will increase energy output and ultimately drive down the cost of marine energy.
Ten new digital aerial bird and marine mammal surveys will be delivered by APEM for offshore windfarms in the German North Sea over the next year. The surveys will take place between February 2015 and March 2016 in order to report the abundance and distribution of seabirds and marine mammals at different times of the year.
The shareholders of the Antwerp-based specialist in marine heavy lift operations, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV, have ordered an extremely powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Royal IHC. The vessel will be operated by Scaldis.
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) are establishing a regional marine Special Interest Group (SIG) specifically covering the energy sector in the East of England/Southern North Sea.
The first consent order for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank in the North Sea was granted – making it the largest renewable energy development ever to receive planning consent in the UK... read more
Class-leading offshore energy crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services today launches Seacat Courageous, the firm’s second 26-metre crew transfer vessel, as it continues to support the growth of the European offshore wind market.
As Oceanteam prepares for the submission of 2014's results to its shareholders Oceanteam Shipping ASA ended 2014 with a strong quarter. Oceanteam Solutions, the Company's marine asset and design engineering divisions, have focussed on offshore services by combining its engineering and equipment capabilities into a single service. RentOcean, its marine asset business was awarded a contract to supply a lay spread for a cable laying project in Mexico.
DONG Energy has chosen SmartWind Technologies to supply a game-changing dual-doppler radar system for offshore wind measurement. Two radar units will be installed in 2016 on the UK east coast near the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm which is currently under construction. They will produce high-resolution dynamic maps of the wind flow through and around the wind farm.
RES Offshore has followed up WoDS offshore met mast with a contract to carry out the O&M of the met mast and equipment for the next 5 years. The mast was installed in August (2014) at the 389MW ... read more
Earlier today we reported that the OHVS (Offshore High Voltage Station) will be installed in the next few days, however pictures in show that the substation was actually installed early this morning on the Eneco Luchterduinen Offshore wind farm. The vessel Rambiz installed the substation from the port of Ijmuiden.
The construction of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm is now in full swing. The foundations for the Substation were installed back in September by Van Oord, the one of a kind foundations in which .....
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been chosen by DONG Energy as preferred supplier for the proposed delivery of the V164-8.0MW wind turbine for phase 1 of the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.
On 17 February the crane vessel Rambiz, towed by the Multratug 4, arrived at the Dutch port of IJmuiden.
In IJmuiden it picked up the Offshore High Voltage Station (OHVS) for installation at the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, some 23 kilometres off the coast.
FoundOcean and BASF launched an integrated material and service system for the provision of a new high strength grout, MasterFlow 9800, in Edinburgh, UK. ... read more
The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B project has today been given the go ahead by the Government and is expected to support up to 900 green jobs in Yorkshire and Humberside and millions of pounds’ worth of investment to the UK’s economy. The project will include up to 400 wind turbines, around 130km off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around €30 million from the Belgian power system operator Elia at a gas insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors that will help stabilize and expand the country's electricity grid to accommodate more wind power.
The new SIT SCHOTTEL Instream Turbine allows the harvesting of hydrokinetic energy for commercial projects at a reasonable cost. Hydrokinetic energy will play a major role as a future energy source and SCHOTTEL HYDRO makes it commercially viable for utility-scale and community-scale network applications.
Electricity has been generated and fed into the German grid for the first time at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1. A major milestone has been achieved: With the initial batch, power from the first turbine is now being exported to the national grid.
Cofely Fabricom GDF SUEZ has been awarded two long-term framework agreements for the Provision of Mechanical and General Electrical Services and Major Works and Repairs for the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms operating 5km off the Lincolnshire Coast.
The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide GBP 51 million backing for the GBP 352 transmission link to the second largest wind farm in the world.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announces the disposal of an 80% interest in the Thanet offshore transmission project ("Thanet OFTO”) for £40 million connecting the 300MW Thanet Wind Farm, off the coast of Kent, to the onshore transmission grid.
A Cost Assessment Report for the Gwynt y Môr transmission assets prepared by OFGEM was released today, showing that the development costs for the transmission assets were in their opinion too high, and consequently the developers amount paid to them by the OFTO was reduced accordingly.
Turbine Transfers Ltd is reporting healthy activity in the Crew Transfer Vessel market heading into 2015 after winning new contracts and gaining extensions to existing deals from several major customers.
Havyard Ship Technology AS has delivered the first of three Havyard 832 SOV windmill service vessels to the Danish shipping company Esvagt.
RenewableUK says a number of fresh announcements highlight the full extent of the UK’s booming business environment for the offshore wind industry and its supply chain.
Statkraft is to take a 50% ownership in RWE's 900MW offshore wind farm Triton Knoll. The transaction details for Triton Knoll were not disclosed by either company under the terms of agreement that have been set. The 900MW project is expected to cost around £4bn and financial close expected to take place 31st March 2017. The project will have to secure a CfD to start construction.
Ofgem today granted Gwynt y Môr OFTO plc a licence to own and operate the £352 million transmission link to the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. Competitive tendering for ownership of the assets has driven down costs for consumers. The regime has delivered over £800 million of investment in the last 6 months alone.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, won an order worth around $35 million from Belgian electricity transmission system operator Elia for gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors, helping stabilize and expand the country’s power grid to accommodate more wind energy.
CTruk’s plans to build larger vessels for offshore wind and diversify for sustainable growth were given a boost today with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s announcement that the Essex-based SME has been selected to receive funding through Round 6 of the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund.
The 1400 MW NordLink VSC (Voltage Source converter) HVDC project, a collaboration between Statnett, TenneT and the German promotional bank KfW, will connect the Norwegian and German electricity markets to exchange green energy. Surplus wind and solar power produced in Germany can be exported to Norway.
This MOU will allow SABELLA to develop energy solutions in Indonesia and provide predictable, renewable electricity to isolated communities.
Overall, the objective of the three partners is to install turbines from 50 kW to 2.500 MW in Indonesia in order to exploit the country's marine current resources. With its range of solutions, SABELLA is able to adapt to the characteristics of the different sites of interest.... read more
Today PT Pertamina (Persero) and Akuo Energy have signed Memorandum of Understanding for developing new and renewable energy for electricity throughout Indonesia. This collaboration ... read more
Activities related to foundations for offshore wind turbines and in marine construction along with the Polish production facility have been put up for sale by Bilfinger. According to their press statement this major project business no longer complies with Bilfinger's risk profile. The companies active in these areas expect an output volume for 2015 of approximately €140 million.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced James F. (Jim) Bennett as BOEM’s new Chief for the Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP) -- the program responsible for overseeing offshore renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH - German subsidiary of Iberdrola - worth €60 million to supply and install wind turbine inter array cables.
N-Sea, the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) specialist, has launched its third diving support vessel. The Edradour represents a £1.5 million investment for the company and will be immediately utilised in its industry-leading IMR operations in the North Sea, as well as in Holland and Germany.
After a construction period of one year, E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore project is taking shape: On Sunday, the first of 80 turbines was successfully installed at the construction site, 35 kilometers to the north of the island of Helgoland.
In a bizarre twist in the fight over Fishermen's Energy Atlantic City windfarm a bill is being proposed that could force the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to approve an "offshore qualified wind energy project" in territorial waters of a municipality where "Casino gaming is authorised." read more...
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 ... read more
Last week MHI Vestas Offshore Wind welcomed Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to North Hoyle Offshore Wind Farm.
Today, in the Cherbourg Cercle Naval, Danièle Polvé-Montmasson, Squadron Vice-Admiral Emmanuel Carlier, Laurent Beauvais, Michel Roulet, and Captain Bruno Jeannerod, signed the official documents authorising the extension of the port of Cherbourg as part of the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) deployment project.
Typhoon Offshore (UK) Ltd, the independent energy company focussing on sourcing, structuring and financing deals for UK offshore wind farm projects has gone into voluntary liquidation.
By signing the ownership agreement today, partners TenneT, Statnett, and KfW, which is represented by KfW IPEX-Bank, have made the final investment decision for the NordLink project. Construction of the system will start as soon as contracts are signed with the contractors responsible for the production and installation of the cable and converter stations.
ABB has won an order worth over $100 million from Energinet.dk to build an AC cable system to enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the mainland ... read more
CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it has secured its third temporary power supply project in German waters. (With German translation)
The European wind energy industry installed more new capacity than gas and coal combined in 2014. Across the 28 Member States, the wind industry connected a total of 11,791 MW to the grid with coal and gas adding 3,305 MW and 2,338 MW respectively.
Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay plc. has appointed the consortium by GE/ANDRITZ HYDRO as preferred bidder for supply of the electromechanical equipment for the tidal lagoon hydropower project in Swansea Bay... read more
Associated British Ports has decided to abandon its attempts to challenge the Government’s approval of the development of the Able Marine Energy Park on the Humber "but well over a year later than it need have been" ... read more
The company Seatower has successfully installed a new type of foundation for offshore wind turbines expected to change the industry with its unique cranefree technology. The new foundation was installed on February 9 at the Fécamp site in the British Channel and is by experts regarded as a potential game changer due to fast and efficient installation procedures without the use of offshore cranes or special purpose vessels.
As stated on our previous news item today a further milestone in achieving the Federal German Government's goals of expanding offshore wind power. There is a Second direct-current grid connection now in commercial operation and this time there is enough Transmission capacity enough to supply more than 700,000 households with power.
Greenwire Transmission Pembroke Limited - a company set up to develop Element Powers Greenwire project.
4C Offshore has a new premium service level report for Wind Farm Service Vessel subscribers which includes access to a highly detailed supply and demand report for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) and Service Operations Vessels (SOVs). With 58 figures the report provides unparalleled insight into current CTV fleet utilisation based on known contracts and AIS data tracking. Utilisation trends are analysed by operator, LOA and country. Operations and maintenance strategies of park operators are considered and used, along with real observations of vessel requirements and a realistic projection of market growth to provide detailed future CTV and SOV demand.
Offshore Marine Management has completed a Project Support Package for the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm connecting the Butendiek offshore wind farm to the Sylwin Alpha Convertor platform... read more
Transmission System Operator TenneT completed a further off-shore grid connection in the first quarter of 2015. The HelWin1 connection is capable of transmitting 576 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power from the German North Sea ... read more
Wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed former SIAC CFO Terry Ryan as Finance Director of its global operations.
According to preliminary figures gathered by WWEA, the year 2014 brought a new record in wind power installations: More than 50 Gigawatt of capacity were added during the year 2014, bringing the total wind power capacity close to 370 Gigawatt. The market volume for new wind capacity was 40 % bigger than in 2013, and significantly bigger than in the previous record year 2012, when 44,6 GW were installed.
Bankruptcy/liquidation order has been made by BERGEN District Court. Problems came to a head as following the HV V Golf companies defaults on debt obligations made public after a stock exchange notice from GC Rieber Shipping ASA, January 28. 2014, regarding the sale of GC Rieber Shipping's shares in Reef Subsea AS ... read more
A 200MW project of the coast of Japan consisting of 40 turbines is being planned by Hitachi, the output is expected to be around 200,000 kilowatts and the project is expected to cost around 1,000 billion yen.
Researchers building a new underwater robot they’ve dubbed the “Millennium Falcon” certainly have reason to believe it will live up to its name. The robot will deploy instruments to gather information in unprecedented detail about how marine life interacts with underwater equipment used to harvest wave and tidal energy.
Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) Ltd (“SMD”) are pleased to announce that our shareholders have signed a sale and purchase agreement with Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co. Ltd a subsidiary of CSR Corporation Limited of China, for the sale of the entire share capital of the SMD group.
Another busy week on the Humber as a Danish delegation visited the region representing North Sea Offshore Services Group, Offshoreenergy Denmark & the Danish Wind Industry Association.
The six-month examination of the Dogger Bank Teesside A&B development consent order application by the Planning Inspectorate has concluded Thursday February 5th.
In recent months, global shipping expert dap UK Ltd, has seen a massive increase in the number of contracts awarded to the group that are directly related to the oil, gas and renewable energy industries
Marubeni will be building two offshore wind farms in the waters of Noshiro port and Akita Port. Between the two projects there will roughly be 46 turbines implemented, this has not yet been finalised.
BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced that Trearddur Bay, its latest design for Turbine Transfers, a provider of Windfarm Support Vessels, has successfully completed sea trials in the Solent, achieving 31 knots with 8 tonnes DWT. With sea trials completed Trearddur Bay has immediately started work for Dong Energy.
The offshore wind farm Butendiek in the North Sea started operation of its first wind turbines. This is reported by wpd, the Bremen wind developer and operator. All foundations, cables and the substation were installed according to schedule during the last year.
Over 200 full time jobs are being advertised for positions at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s blade production facility on the Isle of Wight. CEO Jens Tommerup said “We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the commencement of hiring over 200 full time jobs at our manufacturing facility on the Isle of Wight. These new jobs are skilled and form a critical aspect of our manufacturing capability. When serial production begins in May, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will be the only manufacturer producing blades for offshore wind projects in the UK.”
InfraRed has today announced its agreement to invest in the £1bn Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, the world-leading renewable energy development which is set to transform the economy of the Swansea Bay region. The investment from InfraRed equals that of Prudential and confirms full equity funding from two British institutions.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. have begun onshore verification testing of a large-scale MWT167H/7.0 digital hydraulically driven offshore wind turbine at the Hunterston Test Centre1 in the UK.... read more
Acta Marine contracted CIG Shipbuilding for the design and construction of a large Wind Farm Support Vessel. The DP-2 fitted vessel measures 108 by 16 meters and offers comfortable accommodation and workspace for 75 persons onboard. The vessel will be equipped with .... read more
DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 66.66% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development Hornsea Project One from its joint venture partner SMart Wind. SMart Wind ... read more
FOSG, together with its Members and in cooperation with other organizations, will make proposals to the key stakeholders in order to: Foster the creation of a harmonized and collaborative European regulatory environment; Facilitate a common approach to secure the supply of energy and an effective planning of generation and grid infrastructure at pan-European level; Promote .... read more
Gavin Clark joins Peter Brett Associates LLP this week as its new Director of Energy. Based in Reading, Gavin will join PBA's team working on major infrastructure projects.
Principle Power, Inc. announced their merger with Marine Innovation & Technology (MI&T), an offshore engineering consulting firm and long time partner of Principle Power in the development of the WindFloat technology.MI&T has been the dedicated engineering group for Principle Power, since the inception of the WindFloat concept ... read more
The latest rejection of Associated British Ports’ attempt to block the Able Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber means ‘it is surely time for them to recognise the game is up.’
"There is currently no clarity from the Carbon Trust, which runs the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund, over whether agreed funding is going to be released for works already completed. This is a situation that presents serious challenges for the .... read more
On 30 January, the dock laying of a steel element of the offshore converter platform DolWin gamma took place in Warnemünde as scheduled. The placing of a 200-tonne section marked another milestone in the production of the HVDC*-platform.
CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, has created a new role in the business to ensure that it continues to develop and maintain the highest levels of SHEQ as it expands its global footprint.
Transport Grid operator TenneT begins the new year with a major expansion of transmission capacity for wind energy at sea. The offshore connection BorWin2 TenneT is operational from today for transport on the German North Sea electricity to the grid on land.
Trianel Borkum Phase 1 in Germany is supplying power. Yesterday, the commissioning of the first plant was completed. The offshore wind farm with 40 wind turbines located approximately 45km off the coast of the North Sea island of Borkum.
On 2 February 2015, crew transfer vessel ANHOLT WIND celebrated 1,000 days without an LTI – Lost Time Injury. The two skippers onboard the vessel, Jackie Sørensen and Erik Karlsen, were very proud when receiving praises from Kirsten Bank Christensen, Vice President, Group HSEQ and Per Mølris, Vice President, Fleet Operations.
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) budget, announced today, includes a request of $170.9 million to fund the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) mission to safely and responsibly manage the Nation's offshore energy and mineral resources.
New official figures from National Grid for January show that wind energy broke new records for weekly, monthly and half-hourly generation, highlighting the central role wind now plays in our energy mix.
Jonathan Cole, ScottishPower Renewables’ MD, summed up the zeitgeist on day one, saying: “Working in this industry is a rollercoaster: one day optimism, the next day despair. The conference was attended by ... read more
Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distributtion (SSEPD) argue that the process in the draft National Marine Plandoes not allow for a fast track approach for dealing with replacements and faults, especially in emergencies. The SSEPD also argued that the draft NMP process did not use an evidence based approach as a cost benefit analysis of cable burial was not carried out ... read more
At the end of March, Harlingen-based SeaZip Offshore Service BV will bring two new service vessels into service for the support of wind farms at sea. These are vessels of the successful Damen FCS 2610 type, modelled after the proven ‘Twin Axe Bow’ concept. The vessels, called SeaZip 3 and SeaZip 4, are going to sail under the Dutch flag and were built by Damen Shipyards in Singapore.
JDR STEPS UP GLOBAL SERVICES SUPPORT FOR ENBW BALTIC 2 OFFSHORE WIND FARM ... read more
Megan Smith at the Carbon Trust commented: “This could lead to capex savings of up to 90% when compared to the cost of installing a meteorological mast, as well as additional opex savings.”
South Boats IOW, the manufacturer of Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSV), has secured a major £6m new vessel order from offshore energy crew transfer operator, Seacat Services.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has welcomed Andrew Walls C.A to its senior management team as Finance Director. Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of ORE Catapult, said: “Andrew is a welcome addition to the Catapult’s senior management team and he brings with him .......... read more
A new programme has been launched to help companies in Scotland tap into the emerging opportunities in the marine energy supply chain, particularly in tidal energy.
SMart Wind (a joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services) has submitted the application for the Project Two offshore wind farm on behalf of Optimus Wind Ltd and Breesea Ltd to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for consent determination, on 30th January.
SSE’s Greater Gabbard team was delighted to host a visit last week from Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Caroline Flint MP, at the Port of Lowestoft operations base.... read more
Minister White said Ireland had the potential to become the international focal point of the international marine renewable industry. He was in Ringaskiddy at the UCC Beaufort Building, which will be the hub of the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) from summer 2015. With up to 135 researchers, the Beaufort laboratory will house the world’s largest group of marine renewable energy researchers.
"This is the first offshore grid connection worldwide to take up commercial operation with efficient direct-current technology. We are proud that Siemens mastered and completed this demanding and challenging project, despite the many difficulties that working far out at sea presented", stated Jan Mrosik, CEO of the Siemens Energy Management Division... read more
A new programme has been launched to help companies in Scotland tap into the emerging opportunities in the marine energy supply chain, particularly in tidal energy.
In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045MW in 74 offshore wind farms in 11 European countries.
Justin Wilkes, deputy chief executive officer of the European Wind Energy Association, said .... read more
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