Offshore Renewables News - page 34


Cable protection

Feb 01, 2017

Using expertise developed for the oil and gas industry, Seaproof Solutions has carved out a market in offshore wind. Seaproof’s J-tube interface. Images from Seaproof Solutions. In a short period of time…

Green credentials

Feb 01, 2017

Norway already has strong green credentials, with 98% of its electricity coming from renewable energy sources, primarily hydropower. Elaine Maslin looks at initiatives to harness the power of the ocean and to help reduce offshore wind costs…

LR starts Subsea Inspection Services

Jan 31, 2017

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a provider of integrity, compliance and specialist risk consulting services, has begun its Subsea Inspection Services to support underwater inspections of subsea pipelines, assets and facilities to energy companies operating offshore…

Cathie opens US office, targets offshore wind

Jan 30, 2017

Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy Cathie Associates, has formed a US entity: Cathie Associates Inc in Boston, Massachusetts. The move is part of the company’s plans for international expansion and will enable them to serve offshore wind development in the US…

Siemens installs 8 MW turbine

Jan 30, 2017

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 MW and equipped with the proven 154m diameter rotor…

DNV GL: Global confidence stabilizing

Jan 26, 2017

DNV GL’s 2017 outlook for the oil and gas industry has revealed short-term agility and long-term resilience, with an overall stabilization of confidence in some regions, despite depressed and prolonged oil and gas prices. Image of Tørstad…

BP: Renewables to quadruple by 2035

Jan 25, 2017

BP is forecasting that renewables will become the fastest growing fuel source by 2035, nearly quadrupling over the next 20 years, according to the UK oil giant’s latest Energy Outlook. Image from BP…

VBMS gets Eas Anglia ONE contract

Jan 25, 2017

VBMS, a Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) subsidiary, has been awarded a cabling contract with a value of approximately US$100.7 million (EUR100 million) by ScottishPower Renewables, for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The scope of work for VBMS consists of the supply…

ROG upgrades Seajacks Scylla

Jan 24, 2017

After jackup vessel Seajacks Scylla’s first successful assignment on phase 1 of the Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project, the vessel upgraded its mooring system at the Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) terminal in the Waalhaven. ROG worked…

DONG to rid of oil, gas sector by year-end

Jan 19, 2017

Denmark’s DONG Energy will divest its activities within the oil and gas business by the end of 2017. Image of a DONG turbine, from DONG Energy. The company has already 'initiated…

Veja Mate delivers first power

Jan 18, 2017

The first Siemens 6 MW wind turbine from the Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea started supplying the German electricity grid with green, renewable energy, just 18 months after financial close, and two months ahead of schedule…

Major East Anglia ONE contracts awarded

Jan 18, 2017

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Van Oord the contract for East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm by ScottishPower Renewables (part of the Iberdrola Group) for the transport and installation of 102 three-legged jacket foundations. The new wind farm…

US to auction Kitty Hawk acreage

Jan 17, 2017

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are offering 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in a commercial wind lease sale in March. Map of wind energy areas off North Carolina…

Statoil sells 25% Hywind stake to Masdar

Jan 17, 2017

Statoil has agreed to divest 25% of its assets in Hywind Scotland pilot park, the world’s first floating wind farm, to Masdar. Hywind illustration, from Statoil. The wind farm offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire…

Atlantis secures funding for MeyGen Phase 1B

Jan 09, 2017

Tidal power firm Atlantis has been awarded €20.3 million in funding from the Horizon 2020 European Commission fund. The cash is for the firm's Demotide project, which will design, build and operate a 6 MW turbine array, also called MeyGen Phase 1B…

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