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James Fisher Subsea Excavation supporting client with multiple cable repairs at offshore wind farms

Subsea excavation experts James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is providing equipment and personnel to VBMS – specialists in subsea power cable installation and balance of plant maintenance in the renewables industry – for several concurrent projects. The company’s Twin R2000 spread, coupled with its patented water jetting system, … Continue reading James Fisher Subsea Excavation supporting client with multiple cable repairs at offshore wind farms

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Masdar JV set to launch world’s first floating wind farm

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar said its joint venture has reached a key milestone in the development of the world’s first commercial scale floating wind farm, which on completion will be sited off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. All five wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts, have been mated onto a … Continue reading Masdar JV set to launch world’s first floating wind farm

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Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

James Temple for MIT Technology Review:  Three tapered smokestacks tower above Morro Bay’s otherwise idyllic harbor, offering what some residents see as a “three-fingered salute” to this pretty seaside town along California’s Central Coast. The six-decade-old Dynegy natural-gas plant, which shut down in early 2014, continues to loom over the city because it would cost … Continue reading Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

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Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year, according to the BEE renewable energy association. Germany is aiming to phase out its nuclear power plants by 2022. Its renewable energy has been rising steadily over the last … Continue reading Germany produced record 35 percent of power from renewable energy in first half

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Norwegian firms urged to invest in domestic offshore wind power

Crisis-driven Norwegian oil suppliers that turn towards rapidly growing offshore wind power market abroad are urged to invest in domestic market, newspaper Aftenposten reported Wednesday. While the companies use the golden opportunity to build offshore wind power parks abroad, there is a lack of interest for the industry development in the home country, the report … Continue reading Norwegian firms urged to invest in domestic offshore wind power

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DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for offshore wind farm Hornsea Project Three

DONG Energy will return to Norfolk in September to exhibit new information and once again seek the community’s views on its proposed offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Three. This will be the third round of community consultation events held by DONG Energy to ensure the project develops in a way that is appropriate to the … Continue reading DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for offshore wind farm Hornsea Project Three

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€4 million EU funding for proposed electricity link between France and Ireland

A project to build an interconnector linking for the first time the French and Irish electricity systems will today be awarded a €4 million grant from the European Commission. The Celtic Interconnector will make it possible for energy to be traded more freely between EU countries, enhancing Ireland’s security of energy supply and allowing the … Continue reading €4 million EU funding for proposed electricity link between France and Ireland

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Ecosse Subsea Systems complete Beatrice Wind Farm clearance

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a 14-day seabed clearance project on the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project, located approximately 13km off the Caithness coast. ESS deployed its SCAR2 Seabed System from the Siem Ruby vessel on behalf of client Siem Offshore Contractors. Several hundred boulders were removed over a 15km route in water depths … Continue reading Ecosse Subsea Systems complete Beatrice Wind Farm clearance

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Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market

The recent statement signed by Germany, Denmark and Belgium on 6th June is an acknowledgement of the importance of offshore wind as a viable source of energy for Europe. Speaking about these developments and the future of offshore wind, presentations will be given during the Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2017. Nick Gardiner, Managing Director, Green Investment … Continue reading Future of Offshore Wind Energy Market

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Westwood Global Energy Group predicts sharp rise in offshore wind power expenditure

Westwood Global Energy Group (WGEG)’s annual World Offshore Wind Market Forecast contains country-by-country forecasts, detailing capital expenditure (Capex), operating expenditure (Opex), capacity and long-term renewables target. WGEG expects global Capex in offshore wind to rise to €402bn between 2017-2026.     The annual peak is expected to be in 2020 at €47bn, up from €13bn … Continue reading Westwood Global Energy Group predicts sharp rise in offshore wind power expenditure

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Van Oord starts collaboration with promising start-ups

The partnership between Van Oord and the start-up acceleration platform PortXL has reached new heights this year. During the final event on 22 June, Van Oord announced its collaboration with as many as five very promising start-ups. The young entrepreneurs of Parable, a start-up specialising in safety training using virtual reality, have been assigned by … Continue reading Van Oord starts collaboration with promising start-ups

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Potential for offshore wind power in US is enormous

Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, is the home to the first offshore wind farm in the United States. Built by the Deepwater Wind development group and opened in December 2016, the wind farm can power up to 17,000 homes and has already ended the island residents’ reliance on power generated by diesel … Continue reading Potential for offshore wind power in US is enormous

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Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm Zone to conduct UXO survey

Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Borssele Wind Farm Zone. The multimillion-Euro contract, for Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT TSO B.V., includes specialised survey and identification work in relation to cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two offshore platforms … Continue reading Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm Zone to conduct UXO survey

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North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

Fascinating insights to the lives of bottlenose dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are set to be discovered after Vattenfall today announced the first successful projects for its ground-breaking offshore wind research programme. The socio-economic impact of offshore wind farms is also to be examined as part of the €3million scientific research and monitoring … Continue reading North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

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Northumberland wind farm fully operational

The 16 wind turbines will produce on average every year enough fossil-fuel free power to meet the equivalent annual demand of over 30,000 UK households. Ray Wind Farm, a Vattenfall investment of around £90million, is located on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland. It is the second Vattenfall UK wind farm to be finished … Continue reading Northumberland wind farm fully operational

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Swedish energy company reveals latest thinking on Norfolk offshore wind farm proposals

Vattenfall, the developer of the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has published today [16/06/17] maps showing a reduced number of search areas for important electrical infrastructure. Ruari Lean, Vattenfall’s Project Manager for Norfolk Vanguard, said: “Thanks to feedback from communities in Norfolk and environmental specialists we have been able to further refine … Continue reading Swedish energy company reveals latest thinking on Norfolk offshore wind farm proposals

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Senvion and EnBW Conclude Cooperation Agreement

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, was selected by EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG as its exclusive cooperation partner for the realization of projects totaling several hundred megawatts (MW) throughout Germany. At the start of the cooperation, EnBW will submit planning applications at short notice for the planned projects featuring the new Senvion 3.4M140 … Continue reading Senvion and EnBW Conclude Cooperation Agreement

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Senvion wind turbines for the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for Taranto wind farm. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean sea, with a total rated power of 30 megawatts (MW). The project will feature ten Senvion 3.0M122, each with a … Continue reading Senvion wind turbines for the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea

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E.ON tapping into additional markets for its wind energy service business

E.ON is expanding its service business in operation and maintenance of wind farms internationally into additional markets. The company announced today that going forward it will also be offering services to customers in the UK and Italy. The service scope will cover full as well as tailored operation and maintenance solutions for wind farm owners … Continue reading E.ON tapping into additional markets for its wind energy service business

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MHI Vestas charters Vestvind to transport mammoth V164 turbine components

The charter between MHI Vestas and United Wind Logistics (UWL) includes a full package of engineering services making MHI Vestas’ operations more flexible and efficient. Proudly bearing the MHI Vestas logo for the first time, the specialized vessel Vestvind is now transporting turbine components to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind park off the UK … Continue reading MHI Vestas charters Vestvind to transport mammoth V164 turbine components

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