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Renewables investment reaches record highs

Apr 07, 2015

Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2014, including the record-breaking US$3.8 billion financing of the largest ever renewable energy plant, a Dutch wind farm project, a new report has shown. Image from Siemens…

RIL’s MJ discovery develops off India

Apr 06, 2015

India’s Reliance Industries’ (RIL) MJ Discovery is estimated to have 1.4 Tcf of unrisked contingent resources offshore India, according to partner Niko Resources. MJ Discovery map. From Niko.   The…

Strategic delivers StratCat

Mar 30, 2015

Strategic Marine delivered the StratCat multi-purpose service vessel (MSV) to Njord Offshore. The Njord Odin. Image from Njord.   The MSV is capable of transporting up to 24 crew, and is a first in its class in three particulars…

Siemens gets Rhyl Flats extension

Mar 26, 2015

Siemens signed a long-term agreement with Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Ltd., 50.1% owned by RWE AG, to continue providing service and maintenance at the Rhyl Flats wind farm off the coast of North Wales for the next 15 years. Image from Siemens…

Floating wind on the horizon?

Mar 23, 2015

Several floating wind turbines have been installed in recent years, with operational turbines in Norway, Japan and Portugal. Floating turbines have several benefits over their conventional counter-parts – firstly, they are more economically efficient…

Subsea cable study released

Mar 17, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and The Crown Estate have published a report on the performance of subsea cabling in high energy environments to support the development of commercial wave and tidal energy sites. The key aim of…

Wave energy body secures £14.3m funding

Feb 26, 2015

Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next 13 months, Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced. The Scottish Government is supporting Wave Energy Scotland with a budget of £1…

Consent awarded for world's largest wind farm

Feb 18, 2015

Consent has been awarded for what will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world, offshore the UK. The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development, to be operated by the Forewind consortium, is to be created out of two wind 1.2GW farms, each with 200 wind turbines…

Seaway wins windfarm trio

Jan 27, 2015

DONG Energy has awarded offshore substation transportation and installation contracts for the Burbo Bank Extension, Race Bank and Walney Extension to Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL). The three contracts cover the transportation and installation of in total up to five platforms…

Tidal energy ROV design project launched

Jan 22, 2015

Tidal energy operations provider Mojo Maritime Norwegian ROV firm IKM Subsea have jointly secured a significant EU Horizon 2020 Grant to support a €1,200,000 research and development project to develop an ROV for use in high energy tidal sites…

MeyGen construction work starts

Jan 21, 2015

The first construction work on what will become the UK's first offshore tidal power array started in Scotland today (21 January). Contractors started work on a 340m access road for the MeyGen tidal stream project, says Atlantis Resources…

Van Oord receives Damen vessel

Jan 09, 2015

Van Oord took delivery of Damen’s offshore carrier (DOC) 8500 cable laying vessel, the Nexus. The Nexus. From Damen.   The Nexus is a 126-m vessel that will be used for the installation…

Nova Scotia tidal projects win funding

Dec 23, 2014

Nova Scotia's government has granted four awards that will help tidal energy developers deploy the first turbine arrays in the Bay of Fundy. In October, developers at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) applied to the Department…

DONG building UK offshore wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

DONG Energy is constructing the offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension located 8km off the United Kingdom coast in Liverpool Bay. Image of DONG's Barrow Offshore Wind Farm. From DONG.    Burbo…

Gentle Giant headed for Sandbank wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

MENCK’s “Gentle Giant” will be used to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72 turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. The Gentle Giant…

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