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Making waves

Sep 01, 2015

Assumptions around tidal arrays need to be rethought, according to Professor Stephen Salter. Emma Gordon reports. Image from iStock. The renewables industry needs to contest the…

Doubling Dutch wind capacity

Sep 01, 2015

The Gemini wind park in the Dutch sector of the North Sea has broken financing and renewables project size records. Elaine Maslin takes a look. An artists’ illustration of the Gemini wind park offshore Netherlands…

Oil firms look to renewables

Aug 31, 2015

As the oil price further deteriorates, major oil-producing countries are looking to the future and to sustainability. Recently, Bloomberg forecast that two-thirds of the US$12.2 trillion global investment in capacity-generation to 2040 will be in the renewables sector…

DONG debuts Westermost Rough

Aug 25, 2015

DONG Energy inaugurated its Westermost Rough offshore wind farm last month on 1 July 2015. Westermost Rough is located 8km from the Holderness coast, approximately 25km north of Spurn Head at the River Humber estuary. Westermost…

HR Wallingford purchases Seatronic's underwater laser scanner

Aug 24, 2015

Image: 2G Robotics ULS-200 underwater laser scanner in action/Seatronics Seatronics, an Acteon company, has secured the first UK sale of 2G Robotics' ULS-200 underwater laser scanner. The system was purchased by HR Wallingford…

DONG acquires Hornsea, project rights

Aug 21, 2015

Image: wind turbines at sea/iStock DONG Energy acquired the Hornsea zone and the project rights to Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of 3 gigawatts (GW) offshore wind capacity…

Offshore Wind Consultants opens Hamburg office

Aug 11, 2015

Offshore Wind Consultants, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany.  The new Hamburg office will be used as the operating base for the company’s growing client and project work based in the region…

Dogger Bank wind development gets consent

Aug 05, 2015

Planning approval for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank takes the total of consented projects in the North Sea zone to 4.8 Gw, almost equal to all the offshore wind capacity now in operation in the UK.     Image…

DolWin leaves Haugesund

Aug 04, 2015

In this video, Aibel shows the DolWin beta converter platform leaving Aibel's yard in Haugesund, Norway on its way to be installed in the DolWin wind cluster in the German North Sea. The platform concept is based on experience from the oil and gas sector…

Deepwater Wind lays first foundation

Jul 27, 2015

The first foundation was laid for the US’s first offshore wind farm, 3nm off the coast of Rhode Island, the company behind it, Deepwater Wind, announced on social media Sunday, 26 July. The Weeks 533 crane barge lowered a 400-ton steel…

UK offshore wind still in lead

Jul 23, 2015

The UK will remain the leading offshore wind power market globally by 2025, with its installed capacity increasing from 4.5GW in 2014 to 23.2GW by the end of the forecast period, representing an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30…

Fugro adds cable-lay to portfolio

Jul 22, 2015

Fugro is now offering cable-lay in addition to trenching to its offshore windfarm and tidal energy clients. The company has equipped its trenching vessel Fugro Saltire with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread. This comprises a reel drive system to store the cables…

Polarcus accredited five DNV GL qualifications

Jul 16, 2015

Polarcus has recently completed a comprehensive verification process in collaboration with specialists from DNV GL to review and audit the company's procedures, methodology, data and calculations, software architecture, and technical…

Fugro adds to renewables service

Jul 15, 2015

Fugro has added cable-lay services to trenching for offshore windfarm and tidal energy sectors. The company has equipped its trenching vessel, Fugro Saltire, with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread that comprises a reel drive system to store the cables…

Offshore wind floating into French waters

Jul 08, 2015

The French government is planning to launch a tender for several pilot floating offshore wind farms, Reuters reports. Matthieu Monnier, head of offshore wind at France Energie Eolienne (FEE) was reported as saying he expected two-three…

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