Category Archives: offshore

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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Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

Renewable energy sources generated more than half of the UK’s electricity for the first time ever at midday, on Wednesday, 7th June, 2017, Britain’s multinational electricity and gas utility company, National Grid plc, reported. Renewable energy is energy from a source that is not depleted when it is used, such as solar or wind power. … Continue reading Renewable energy sources make up over half UK electricity

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Floating offshore wind energy comes of age with break-through pipeline of projects

Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released today at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.   Not only has the technology for floating offshore wind reached maturity, costs are … Continue reading Floating offshore wind energy comes of age with break-through pipeline of projects

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Offshore wind energy experts discuss working with neighbours in the North Seas and the Baltic

This was one of the key points raised at a conference session moderated by WindEurope’s Joël Meggelaars at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London this afternoon. The session looked at progress made since the signature of the North Seas cooperation agreement by 10 countries in June 2016. This agreement was a first step in incentivising … Continue reading Offshore wind energy experts discuss working with neighbours in the North Seas and the Baltic

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Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

Record power capacity of 161 GW added, for 23% less investment (USD 241.6 billion). Today REN21 published its Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR), the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy.     Additions in installed renewable power capacity set new records in 2016, with 161 gigawatts (GW) installed, increasing total … Continue reading Another Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy: More renewable energy capacity for less money

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Ports working together to position themselves as a valuable part of the offshore wind supply chain

More often seen as competitors, ports are now actively working together to position themselves as key parts of the offshore wind energy supply chain, according to a new statement released today by WindEurope at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London. It is an exciting time to be a part of offshore wind. The … Continue reading Ports working together to position themselves as a valuable part of the offshore wind supply chain

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Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry captains today in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe. The signing ceremony took place at the opening of Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the industry event co-organised by WindEurope and RenewableUK in London. … Continue reading Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

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Taiwan and the US to benefit from European offshore wind energy expertise

Europe remains the undisputed leader in offshore wind, and is ready to offer its expertise and know-how to emerging high-potential markets like the USA and Taiwan. This was the key message stressed at a conference session discussing global market developments at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London this morning. During the session, chaired by Ben … Continue reading Taiwan and the US to benefit from European offshore wind energy expertise

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New North Sea Offshore Wind Innovation Consortium launched at Europe’s largest ever industry event

A European consortium has launched a new four-year project, ‘Inn2POWER’ – Innovation to Push Offshore Wind Energy Regions – inviting offshore wind companies and supply chains to explore new and innovative collaborations across the North Sea Region. The offshore wind industry is an important driver for economic development across Europe and the North Sea Region … Continue reading New North Sea Offshore Wind Innovation Consortium launched at Europe’s largest ever industry event

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Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind energy

Siem Offshore Contractors has entered the floating offshore wind market through an investment in Ideol, a global technology leader, further expanding business and opening opportunities for inhouse vessels in the renewable energy sector while providing construction expertise for commercialising floating offshore wind. Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (SOC), a global marine contractor specialising in offshore wind … Continue reading Siem Offshore Contractors invests in Ideol, a global leader in floating offshore wind energy

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MHI Vestas has launched 9.5MW version of its V164 offshore wind turbine

The manufacturer said a single turbine would be enough to power 8300 UK homes every year. The model, an upgrade on the original 8MW version of the machine, has been unveiled at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London. It is “available now”, MHI Vestas said. Chief executive Jens Tommerup said: “We are committed to lowering the … Continue reading MHI Vestas has launched 9.5MW version of its V164 offshore wind turbine

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Ampelmann launches people and cargo transfer system for offshore wind energy industry

Ampelmann has launched an improved version of its industry leading A-type system for transferring people and cargo in the offshore wind industry. Available to view at the Offshore Wind Energy Conference in London, the A400 has been redesigned in conjunction with leading operators to include greater capacity for equipment transportation between vessels and wind turbines. … Continue reading Ampelmann launches people and cargo transfer system for offshore wind energy industry

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Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry captains today in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe. The signing ceremony took place at the opening of Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the industry event co-organised by WindEurope and RenewableUK in London. … Continue reading Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

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