Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine has started 2012 strongly, signing contracts to build eight 20 metre offshore wind farm
crew transfer vessels (including options) for the European market.
The company will also be establishing a Service Network in Europe to support the vessels it will be supplying to clients in the region.
The vessels will be managed by Njord Offshore, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, which has a long history in the marine industry.
Strategic Marine's Chief Marketing Officer, Terry O'Connor said the 20 metre catamarans were designed by world-renowned ship designer
BMT Nigel Gee and will be built at the company’s Singapore shipyard.
"We are absolutely thrilled that the management team at Njord Offshore chose Strategic Marine to build their fleet of offshore
wind farm support vessels," Mr O'Connor said.
"The signing of these contracts fulfils our aim of entering the rapidly expanding offshore wind farm support vessel market in Europe
and sets us on our ultimate path to become the market leader for this type of vessel.
"Strategic Marine has a vast amount of experience in building boats for the offshore oil and gas sector, which we can draw-on to
provide high quality, high speed, reliable vessels to meet the needs of the offshore wind farm industry."
When delivered later this year, the multipurpose vessels will be among the most sophisticated in the market, built to DNV Class
Rules (+IAI HSLC R2 Wind Farm Service 1). Each vessel will be powered by twin MTU 8V2000M72 engines and be capable of speeds in excess
of 25 knots.
Tom Mehew, commercial Director of Njord Offshore said the company was delighted to be building its vessels with Strategic Marine.
"The vessels' design and features incorporate feedback from all levels of the European offshore windfarm industry and we believe that
Strategic Marine's experience in building high speed, high quality aluminium craft, makes it the ideal partner to deliver these vessels."
BMT Nigel Gee’s Technical Director, Ed Dudson said: "The signing of these contracts cements the Teaming Agreement between Strategic Marine
and BMT Nigel Gee in September 2011.
"This 20 metre boat is the first in a range of offshore wind farm support vessels developed specifically for Strategic Marine. The
design is based on a well proven hull form that encompasses excellent fuel economy as well as superior seakeeping," Mr Dudson said.
Navantia have recieved an €160m contract from Iberdrola for the German offshore wind farm, Wikinger. Navantia will be completing work for the Wikinger site in its German Facilities in Puerto Real and Fene.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) have been awarded a contract by Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH for the partial construction of the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German section of the Baltic Sea. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 75 million for Boskalis.
Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited has awarded a 5 year contract for the Service Operation Vessel to Esvagt AS, The contracted Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Dudgeon wind farm is of the Havyard-832.
A ten year contract has been set to monitor, maintain and repair the offshore high voltage substation, CG have a 60% share in the operation and maintenance for offshore substations in Belgium making them a very suitable partner for O&M on the Northwind OWF.
Enbw have acquired Albatros OWF from the original partner STRABAG and Norderland/ETANAX Group, the project has been approved for 79 turbines with an estimated power of 316MW.
Centrica plc has sold its 50% non-operated interest in the 90MW Barrow Offshore Wind Farm, located in the East Irish Sea. The stake has been acquired by the operator, DONG Energy, which owns the remaining 50% of the asset.
MeyGen have today announced the funding for the first phase of the two phased project. An equity investment has been awarded to MeyGen by Scottish Enterprise, the money was awarded through a Renewable Energy Investment fund.
Climate and Energy Minister has given its investment approval for the plant, which Energinet.dk should behave to connect future offshore wind turbines at Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea with the onshore grid. With the approval, Energinet.dk may enter into contracts consisting of approximately 200 km Offshore and Onshore cables, two offshore substations, a new onshore substation and extensions to existing substations
1MW tidal stream turbine installed and connected by Alstom at the EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) off the Orkney Islands, as part of the ReDAPT Project delivered in partnership with the Energy Technologies Institute, has produced 1 GWh for the grid
There has been a 21% increase in renewable electricity generation, For the first time electricity generated from renewables in Scotland accounted for the same as fossil fuels.
The wave and tidal markets are supposedly worth around £76bn to the UK economy, cumulatively by 2050. Funding is proving to be a struggle for arrays and lack of investment have led companies to pull out of the market, mainly due to uncertainty for future investment.
Vattenfall has completed the sale of Thanet Offshore Wind Farm transmission infrastructure in a £164mn deal, approximately SEK 2 bln.
SgurrEnergy, in partnership with work at height and rescue specialists, heightec, has developed the good practice guideline ‘Working at height in the offshore wind industry’ for the Energy Institute and G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association.
Press statement from the Scottish Government following a report issued earlier points out that for the first time electricity generated from renewables in Scotland accounted for the same as fossil fuels. Final 2013 figures released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show renewables and fossil fuels both accounted for 32 per cent of total electricity generated in Scotland.
A floating turbine owned by MODEC has sunk into waters just before daylight on December 18th 2014, the turbine named SKWID used lubricating which could potentially cause a spill, however it has been confirmed a spill has not happened.
Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM ) give the go-ahead for the manufacturing of the components for the offshore wind farm Sandbank. The 72 steel foundations will be manufactured by EEW special pipe constructions GmbH.
Vard Holdings Limited has secured a contract for a design and construction of a single offshore subsea construction vessel for Farstad Shipping, the new addition will boost Farstad's subsea vessel fleet to five.
Dalby Offshore and Alicat Workboats are pleased to announce that the two
companies have signed a contract for the construction of an Alicat 23m Crew
Transfer Vessel. The “Dalby Don”, which is set to be delivered in July 2015 is a
sister vessel to the proven “Dalby Swale” delivered during 2014 that has worked on
the Greater Gabbard and London Array Offshore Wind Farms.
An £164m deal for the transmission infrastructure on Thanet Offshore wind farm has been struck between Vattenfall and Balfour Beatty. The tender process which was managed and selected by Ofgem was finalised today. You can also with an addition from Ofgem.
To assist with project planning, we have decided to provide regular updates on vessel location and availability to clients.
PIRIOU just secured the order for a wind farm support vessel, the WFSV 26w (*) « LARGO ».
Built by PIRIOU in Vietnam, « LARGO » is financed by SEALEASE and will be delivered
beginning of 2015 to OPUS MARINE to be operated in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
nkt cables has been awarded the order for delivery of export cable systems to the Race Bank Offshore Wind farm by DONG Energy. The order is nkt cables’ 11th large offshore wind farm project since 2010 where the company first started production of submarine cables.
TenneT has given the green light to its participation in the construction of the NordLink cable from Germany to Norway. The power cable, which largely runs across the seabed, has a capacity of 1,400 MW, the equivalent of 466 wind turbines of 3 MW, 580,000 solar panels or a very large conventional power plant.
Ofgem is approving an expenditure allowance of £1.1bn (2013/14 prices) for SHE Transmission to build the Caithness Moray transmission project in the north-east of Scotland.
ABB and Hitachi announced today an agreement to form a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new entity, to be based in Tokyo, will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects bringing ABB's latest technologies to the Japanese market where Hitachi will be the prime contractor.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), one of the world's largest providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits-related advice, brokerage and associated services, today announces that they have been named as Insurance Broker for land-connected Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, an innovative project which will harness indigenous, low-carbon electricity that is both affordable and sustainable in the long-term.
GROW:OffshoreWind has delivered £7m funding to manufacturers who are looking to help the growth of Offshore wind. The £7m has been delegated for windfall of business support and capital funding.
Marine Scotland commissioned a review by the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Highlands and Islands’ Environmental Research Institute has provided better estimates of the proportions of seabirds that alter their flight paths to avoid colliding with turbines.
After technical problems had prevent the deployment of the wave buoy it is now scheduled to be deployed at Walney extension on the next clear weather window.
Alicat Workboats Ltd. has received a £2.1 million order from local company, Iceni Marine Services Ltd. of Lowestoft for a Global Marine designed Alicat 21m Catamaran.
Pondera Consult have been asked to support Siemens in the license management for the 48 offshore turbines of the wind farm Northeast.
The first National Marine plan laid in Parliament yesterday sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for the sustainable development and use of the marine environment. Read more.....
DBB Jack-Up Services A/S has signed a framework agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S for offshore wind operations and maintenance services. Read more.....
JDH has since won large contracts with a level of machining complexity it couldn’t achieve before and the company anticipates a 20% increase in turnover this year. Over the course of the next four years JDH expect to increase its workforce by 60% by 2018. It has already employed four new sales and skilled engineering staff. Read more......
OFGEM is introducing an extended OFTO build framework which incorporates a range of additional potential OFTO build tender options. The framework is intended to provide flexibility to respond to both the current and future requirements of offshore generators and to adapt to specific project characteristics
Bigger boats for offshore wind and much more as company looks to sustainable growth, CTruk held an informal launch event at its new Colne Estuary site on The Hythe, East Colchester yesterday, sharing its plans for expansion to esteemed guests and staff over mulled wine, local ales and a hog roast. Read more.......
Almost 12 million tonnes of CO2 emissions were displaced by green energy in Scotland in the most recent year for which data is available, figures released today show. The reduction – an average of around a million tonnes a month – is the highest ever recorded in Scotland. Read more......
Governments must put a price on carbon emissions and make pledges early next year to move away from fossil fuels and increase the share of renewable energy into the global power mix, according to a signed statement from wind industry players. Read more.......
Attended by close to 150 companies, this successful supplier day organised by Statoil with GROW: Offshore Wind, highlighted significant supply chain opportunities emerging from the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm.
Last week yet another project was completed by CT Offshore. In total 44 inter-array cables have successfully been installed and buried at the DONG Energy wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1.... read more
The consortium SMart Wind welcomes the decision by the Secretary of State to grant development consent for Hornsea Project One. The DCO covers the entire project, including the turbines, offshore and onshore substations, array cables and export cable.
Hornsea Offshore offshore wind project that is expected to bring up to 2,500 local jobs and millions of pounds’ worth of investment to the UK’s economy has today been given consent from the Government to go ahead..... read more
The Met Office and WindSim AS are today announcing a new partnership with the objective of generating more accurate Wind Resource Assessments and Wind Power forecasts to meet increasing industry demand for improved short term power forecasting and longer term power yield analysis.
Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm (Zone 4) - Project One by SMart Wind Ltd received the greenlight to go ahead after it was granted development consent by the Secretary of State today. According to the planning application it is consented to .... read more
Operations are scheduled to commence from the 15th December 2014 at Strangford Narrows, Strangford Lough site. A notice to Mariners was published to advise mariners planned operations may impact navigation.
The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington will decide on Vattenfall's demand for compensation from the German state for the loss of revenue from its German nuclear power plants.
Renewable energy is Vattenfall's future core activity, not least in Germany.
EU Ministers stress the importance of adoption and implementation of network codes and guidelines. The adoption of CACM on Friday 5 December 2014 is a great success but eight network codes are still lined up to go through the European Commission's comitology process.
ENTSO-E's network codes and guidelines are the foundations of Europe's internal market in electricity.
Dr Konstantin Staschus (ENTSO) is concerned at the lack of progress made by the UK in terms of interconnecting its electricity grid to Europe “If you look at the increasing importance of Interconnectors for the future as more and more renewable energy comes into the system here (UK) and also elsewhere in Europe more interconnection will have to be built in order to keep the transition towards low carbon resources affordable and as resilient as possible.”
DONG Energy has acquired a 100% ownership interest in the German offshore wind development project Borkum Riffgrund West 2 from Energiekontor AG. The project is located adjacent to DONG Energy’s Borkum Riffgrund West 1 development project . The two projects have a total combined capacity of up to 550 MW.
Quanta Consultancy Services, one of the UK’s leading providers of skills to the renewable energy sector, has been selected by DONG to supply skilled people to drive the growth of the UK’s offshore wind farms.
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines to connect Negros and Panay islands in the Philippines. The Negros-Panay connection project is the first stage of a larger development plan by NGCP, aimed at connecting the Cebu, Negros and Panay islands to each other and at strengthening the Country’s power transmission network.
Major international energy companies remain enthusiastic about windfarm prospects off the East of England coast despite recent setbacks like the shelving of the Galloper project off Suffolk. That was the message from James Gray, inward investment director for EEEZ (the East of England Energy Zone), back from the Renewable UK 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Manchester.
Forewind is one of five international offshore wind energy developers to jointly initiate an ambitious research programme into how the harbour porpoise population in the North Sea is likely to be affected by the construction of offshore wind farms.
"Electricity is the last commodity in Europe that is not freely traded. We can buy oranges from Spain, reindeer from Sweden but electricity is not for sale and that is damaging Europe's push toward energy security and interconnectivity."
Leading marine technology expert Alewijnse Marine Systems is playing a significant role in a programme of electrical repairs and modifications to the Nordnes. A modern flexible fallpipe vessel, she is owned by Van Oord, a leading contractor in dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy projects.
The Norwegian Government has today proposed to strengthen the equity in Statkraft SF with NOK 10 billion.
The carbon pollution from five coal plants could be eliminated in North Carolina if wind power is developed off the North Carolina coast, according to a new analysis by Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. The report comes right as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development. America will need to tap its ample offshore wind energy potential....
Mojo Maritime has won the Best Tidal Industry Collaboration Award at the 8th International Tidal Energy Summit, on 25 November, for its leadership of the Hi Flo 4 (HF4) tidal energy vessel consortium, comprised of Voith, Bauer Renewables, DNV GL and University of Exeter.
Europe-wide tender for OTB Bremerhaven operator.
The operator will be obliged to pay a fee to the Federal Land of Bremen for use of the Offshore Terminal. The operating contract is expected to have a term of 30 years. Candidates also have to submit a rough concept for the operation of OTB and its integration in Bremerhaven’s wind energy cluster.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reveals a positive attitude to financing of new and projected European offshore wind projects. Underlying survey data shows that the sector is beginning to benefit from a healthy appetite in the lending market, competitive capital costs and, in consequence, strong funding opportunities for projects. The UK has due to the small budget ... read more
West Normandy Marine Energy president François Piquet and Ports of Normandy chief executive Jean Michel Sevin discuss developments at France’s foremost tidal power hub. This November’s West Normandy Marine Energy Conference, at the International Tidal Energy Summit, promises to be a key industry gathering.
Briggs Marine Contractors Limited are installing a replacement subsea power cable between Mainland and Jura running from Sunday 30th November and due to finish today (4th December 2014).
Bladt Industries A/S, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the
contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation.
The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be
installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm. At the substation, electricity from the
individual wind turbines will be collected and converted to a higher voltage.
In a brief press release issued through the groups website, Areva announced the passing of Luc Oursel, President and CEO of Areva.
Monobase Wind BV is happy to inform that we have concluded the modeltesting in MARIN successfully.
All tests were in line with our predictions for all stages of the transport, installation and in-place situations.
From today (03.12.), the offshore wind power plant DanTysk, located 70 kilometres west of the island of Sylt, will supply the German electricity network with its first wind power from the North Sea. The 80 wind turbines are now successively in the commissioning phase for the production of electricity. DanTysk is then expected to be fully connected to the grid, and to be delivering at full capacity by spring-time 2015.
The Norwegian government gave consent for the development in its waters in October 2014 with the Secretary of State for Climate Change, Ed Davey, commenting on its significance.
The FLIDAR buoy which is currently located at Gwynt y Môr is scheduled to be removed by Babcock International on 3rd December 2014 lasting just one day.
A Norfolk firm specialising in the protection of seabed infrastructure has started supplying to a wind farm off the Kent coast.
Subsea Protection Systems (SPS) has started supplying 255 concrete mattresses to Vattenfall’s extension of the Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm, approximately 7 km off Whitstable and Herne Bay.
Under SSE’s contract, ABB will design, engineer, supply and commission an HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) system running between converter stations at Spittal in central Caithness and Blackhillock, near Keith, in Moray.
Alstom, together with GDF SUEZ, has been chosen by the Prime Minister to supply equipment for a tidal energy pilot farm at Raz Blanchard, west of the Cotentin peninsula (Manche), following the findings of a study conducted by the ADEME.
Interconnectors linking Britain to our European neighbours will be able to participate in the second four-year-ahead Capacity Market auction in 2015, which will ensure a secure energy supply in the winter of 2019/2020 from a diverse range of energy sources.... read more
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been granted provisional (B) certification for the V164-8.0 MW from leading classification group DNV GL. The certification acknowledges conformity with standards for the design, testing and manufacturing of the turbine and gives a green light to proceed with commercial sales. read more
At the request of Elia (the administrator of the Belgian high-voltage grid), over the past months the transmission system operators (TSOs) of neighbouring countries – including TenneT TSO B.V. – have jointly worked out a set of emergency measures to avoid forced power cuts or possible black-outs in Belgium. Safeguarding grid security is an important principle in this regard. This will prevent a situation ... read more
Ofgem today announced its final decision on the financing and regulatory regime for Project Nemo, an interconnector which, on completion in 2019, will bring an additional 1 gigawatt (GW) electricity capacity to Great Britain. The final decision on proceeding with the project is now with the developers. The total cost of the project is expected to be £0.5 billion.
Following a comprehensive process of Expressions of Interest and the resulting recommendation by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), the French Prime Minister has now selected DCNS (OpenHydro parent company) and EDF Energies Nouvelles for the development of pilot tidal turbine arrays off the French coast of Normandy.
Today in Saint-Nazaire, Alstom inaugurated France’s first offshore wind turbine production plants in the presence of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Alstom Chairman and Managing Director Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse.
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb today (2 December) welcomed progress towards the world’s first power generating tidal lagoon potentially being built in Wales, The Swansea Tidal Lagoon.
The Switch, a specialist of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) machines and frequency converter packages for advanced wind and marine drive trains, has successfully tested its PM shaft generator in a rigorous bench test in Vaasa. The first pair in an order of four PM shaft generators is part of a complete system being delivered by WE Tech Solutions of Finland to Wallenius Lines of Sweden.
Today First flight have announced that they will be ending the development of it's offshore wind project in Northern Ireland, The company had made significant progress in establishing the feasibility of the project off the coast of Co. Down. However, as a result of delays to the design of the new market and renewable incentive arrangements for Northern Ireland, First Flight Wind has concluded that the project can no longer be built in the timeframes likely to be required under the new market rules.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced the publication of its environmental assessment (EA) of proposed wind energy related research activities offshore Virginia.
The new Wind Turbine Type Certification IEC 61400 service launched today from Lloyd’s Register Energy is developed to help overcome many of the technical, financial and environmental risks associated with turbine design and manufacturing.
TÜV SÜD PMSS will provide an independent review of the capital and operational expenditure (CapEx and OpEx) models for the project, as well as analysis of the timescales and sequencing of all construction activities.
As US offshore wind moves towards its construction phase, developers like Fishermen’s Energy are increasingly seeking the services of experienced European consultants who have already cut their teeth in the offshore wind markets in Europe.
The Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH project company has reorganised its management team. As planned to coincide with completion of the wind farm’s construction, Arjen Schampers ended his term as technical director at the beginning of November. In accordance with his expressed wishes, Schampers was solely engaged by the project company to oversee the construction stage of the North Sea power plant. Dr. Jan Podbielski, until now ...... read more
E.ON will focus entirely on renewables, distribution networks, and customer solutions and thus on the building blocks of the new energy world. This is the logical consequence of our commitment to be our customers’ partner of choice and to be best in class in terms of customer satisfaction in all our markets
Notice – Under Section 105 to 114 of the Energy Act 2004, MeyGen Ltd. is required to submit and eventually carry out a Decommissioning Programme.
MeyGen Ltd. is now carrying out a 30 day consultation as part of the Decommissioning Programme for Phase 1 (86MW) of the MeyGen Tidal Energy Project. The consultation period will end on 29th December 2014.
Shetland Composites secured the six month contract from Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation who is developing five 100kW tidal turbines known as the Shetland Tidal Array.
The turbines, which sit more than 100ft below the waves, will be developed in two phases with commissioning of the first three devices by ..... read more
Friends of the Supergrid (FOSG) warmly welcomes the launch of the European Commission’s new European Fund for Strategic Investment (“EFSI”)....read more
the responsibility for the management of the Crown Estate’s economic assets in Scotland, and the revenue generated from these assets, will be transferred to the Scottish Parliament including the Crown Estate’s seabed, urban assets, rural estates, mineral and fishing rights .............read more
European Energy A/S announces the creation of two joint ventures, one with the Canadian renewable energy producer, Boralex Inc., and one with the Dutch bank NIBC. The ventures concern the development and construction of two near shore wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 550 MW. .............. read more
CWind Sword, the first CTruk MPC 22 to leave the CTruk boatyard, will go directly onto contract at ENBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm. .............. read more
Spanish tidal turbine company Magallanes has successfully deployed its floating turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), supported by the EU-funded Marinet project. The 1:10 scale ‘ATIR’ prototype was installed on EMEC’s Shapinsay Sound test site.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 28 November 2014 - Van Oord has reached agreement on the acquisition of the activities of Ballast Nedam Offshore. The acquisition consists of the assets of Ballast Nedam Offshore, the dedicated EPCI staff (Engineering, Procurement, Contracting and Installation), heavy lift installation vessel Svanen and the Westermeerwind project (144 MW).
Ecofys estimates cost and risks of Dutch offshore wind
The Netherlands plan to increase their installed offshore wind capacity to 4,500 megawatts by 2023. With the related roll-out reaching round 3, one of the first tenders issued will be the 700 MW tender for the Borssele coast area.
The completetion of Zhuhai Gui Shanhai offshore first jacket assembly has taken place, with the co-operation of a 750T and 400T crawler crane they were able to lift the 400T jacket into place. Meaning Panyu Zhujiang Steel Pipe (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd undertook the assembly of the first jacket.
The STW Technology Foundation and the business community will make a total of 6.2 million euros available to the UPON (Understanding Processes Using Operando Nanoscopy) and EUROS (Excellence in Uncertainty Reduction of Offshore wind Systems) research programmes.
Seventeen local energy projects from across Scotland have been awarded funding to support the development of green energy schemes, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. Amounting in more than £380,000 being awarded for these projects.
Today the UK GIB has bought a 20% stake in Sheringham Shoal, the stratergy behind this decision is to eventually transfer its investments into a new offshore wind fund. This fund has been set up to help draw in investors and bring more capital to offshore wind.....
The offshore Life Cycle Assessment based on a project with 80 Siemens D6 wind turbines shows another interesting environmental performance: During its estimated lifetime, it produces 53 million megawatt hours and saves 45 million tons of CO2, which is equal to the amount of CO2 absorbed by a forest with an area of 1,286 km2over 25 years..................read more
Siemens today announced its proposal to divest its ocean power generation business, in particular Marine Current Turbines (MCT), based in Bristol, United Kingdom. This restructuring would affect 45 employees in the Hydro & Ocean unit in Siemens Division Wind Power & Renewables. It is expected that the divestment will need several months to be completed......
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy has selected Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy's plan for a wind power farm as an experimental project for offshore wind power. The MEE granted EUR 20 million in investment subsidies for the implementation of the project on 19 November 2014 ................... read more
... we’re all equally disappointed about Siemens’ decision not to take forward MCT. MCT had gathered the most operational experience of tidal stream in the whole industry .... read more
TenneT is pressing ahead with the development of an electricity grid in the Dutch section of the North Sea. For the Borssele wind energy area, TenneT has commissioned ARCADIS ..... read more
IHC Hydrohammer, a business unit of the Dutch based Royal IHC,
recently commissioned the S-1800 Hydrohammer with 5.5m Pile
Guiding for the Chinese Offshore Wind market.....
Ofgem notice that Balfour Beatty Investments Limited have been chosen as the successful bidder for the Thanet OFTO. This is a statutory notice of the Authority's determination to grant a licence in respect of the project......
Ofgem has confirmed funding of £46.4 million for eight projects as part of its cutting-edge innovation competitions for the network companies that deliver energy to homes and businesses.....
The final array cable has been installed at RWE Innogy’s flagship 576MW Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, off the North Wales coast, completing the construction phase of the project. The project is now progressing towards its ultimate milestone, the final commissioning and operation of all remaining 41 turbines......
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development...... read more
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is helping bring new low-carbon technologies to market. EMEC has been approved as an assessor under the EU’s Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) scheme and will be checking claims about the performance of innovative environmental technologies.......
Crown Estates Huub den Rooijen,said, ‘This guideline for offshore renewable construction vessels is a great example of how to help bring down costs through ensuring that health and safety strategies are fully integrated into the lifecycle of projects from the outset and delivering technically and commercially successful projects.’... read more
The Dalby Swale has been contracted by Siemens to work on the London Array Wind Farm.
According to the press release the Swale was chosen for her versatility in carrying cargo and passenger comfort.
She is 23m long with a residual mounted wheelhouse and saloon, and a sprint speed of 30knts and cruises at 24knts, and was delivered to Dalby Offshore at the Seawork Exhibition June 2014 at Southampton by Alicat Workboats.......
E.ON has today announced the final design for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm project situated 13km off the Sussex coast at its nearest point.
The 72km2 final wind farm would feature 116 turbines, each measuring around 140m high to tip. It would have the capacity to generate 400MW of electricity, enough to supply the equivalent of up to 290,000 homes(1) and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 600,000 tonnes(2) a year.
During the 3 year offshore construction period it is estimated that 250 to 300 jobs would be created.......
Lee Andrews commented on his joining CWind as Global Head of Operations, Maintenance & Asset Management (O&M) Services, "I am really excited about the opportunities ahead of us and the huge potential for CWind to play an even greater role in the industry” `` ..............read more
DONG Energy has awarded a contract for one of the largest seabed investigation campaigns in the history of the offshore wind industry to a UK company.
Offshore Structures (Britain) Limited, will become a key part of the European manufacturing base of EEW SPC and Bladt Industries. It will be situated at the site of the former TAG Energy Solutions. Bladt Industries and EEW SPC will acquire the assets of Tees Alliance Group Corporate (TAG) which enables a rapid ramp up for the new company as a significant part of the facilities is already in place..........
Rentel NV, which is developing an offshore wind farm with an estimated nominal power of 288 MW in the Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone, has recently launched an EU tender notice. The concession zone, in between the operating wind farms Northwind and C-Power, is located approximately 42 km off the Belgian coast, were it is to supply its power to the new Stevin substation.
Deltares will be testing the design for the planned tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, South Wales. Incorporating sixteen turbines that can deliver 320 MW, the tidal lagoon will be the world's largest. It will be built to scale in the facilities hall in Delft so that the hydrodynamic efficiency of the design can be tested in detail. The aim will be to prevent unnecessary energy losses as water flows in and out, enhancing the power output of the lagoon.
Based on our experience, which we gained in setting up the first wind farms in the German North Sea, such as the Global Tech 1 wind farm, we can provide the British with effective support. Apart from our logistics concepts and suitable equipment, we also have.... read more
Tribute Resources Inc. (TSX-V: TRB) (“Tribute”), is pleased to announce that it has established a new corporation called International Marine Energy Inc. (IME).... read more
Successful sea trials of Sustainable Marine Energy’s tidal energy platform, PLAT‐O,
demonstrates a fresh approach for delivering cost‐effective tidal energy......
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