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EU begins Horizon 2020 research program

Jan 02, 2014

Offshore projects, including oil spill response and observation systems, have been included in the European Union's€80 billion research and innovation program Horizon 2020. Horizon 2020 is a challege-based research and innovation program run by the European Research Council (ERC)…

Contract for first US commercial offshore wind farm

Dec 23, 2013

Siemens announced today that it has signed a contract to provide wind turbines and services for the pioneering Cape Wind project, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the USA. Siemens and Cape Wind have signed a major contract for…

IMCA focus on offshore renewables in Germany

Dec 06, 2013

Offshore renewable energy was on the agenda when the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) held its first meeting of its long-established Europe & Africa Section in Germany. The meeting on Thursday, November 28, in Hamburg…

Offshore wind projects stall

Nov 26, 2013

More offshore wind projects could be scrapped in the UK, an official has warned, after it was announced that technical challenges had brought a halt to a 1200 MW project in the UK’s Bristol Channel.  RWE Innogy said its planned Atlantic…

Tekmar launches J-tube alternative

Nov 20, 2013

Tekmar Energy has launched a new cable protection system to help reduce installation time and costs, and minimise associated cable risks onshore. The TekTube cable protection system is an onshore-installed solution, to reduce project time and complexity offshore…

Boskalis and VolkerWessels join forces

Nov 20, 2013

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and Royal Volker Wessels Stevin N.V. (VolkerWessels) have formed a joint venture to carry out offshore cable installation. Boskalis and VolkerWessels each hold a 50% stake in the joint venture Visser & Smit Marine Contracting Holding B…

Atlantis buys MeyGen

Nov 14, 2013

International tidal technology and project developer Atlantis Resources Limited bought MeyGen, Europe’s largest tidal power project.   Atlantis already held 10% of the company developing the project, MeyGen Limited. It has now bought…

Makai wins $3.6M for OTEC research

Nov 13, 2013

Makai Ocean Engineering received a $3.6 million contract from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute and the Office of Naval Research for research and design on the marine renewable energy known as Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC). Makai…

Alaska wave energy boost

Nov 05, 2013

ORPC Solutions, a subsidiary of Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), is to provide project management and services to Resolute Marine Energy’s (RME) Yakutat Wave Energy Project in Alaska. Located on the Gulf of Alaska 200 miles northwest of Juneau…

OPT to design PowerBuoy system

Nov 01, 2013

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has received a US$2.6 million contract from Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The contract is to provide the final design and supply of key components of a PowerBuoy system intended for deployment…

Availon wins wind farm contract

Oct 03, 2013

Availon, a leading wind farm service provider, announced that it was awarded a complete maintenance contract for Vattenfall’s 12MW Jänschwalde wind farm, located near Cottbus in the German federal state of Brandenburg. Availon was already…

The Switch, Yaskawa cooperation

Oct 02, 2013

The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, and Yaskawa Electric Corp., a global manufacturer of servomotors, controllers, inverters…

Ecosse SCAR completes wind project

Sep 25, 2013

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a £4.7 million boulder clearing and pre-lay trenching project, which it claims has been one of the most successful in the wind energy sector. As subcontractor to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC)…

Xodus gains consent for MeyGen tidal project

Sep 16, 2013

Xodus Group gained consent for Europe’s largest tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth at the Scottish Renewables Marine Energy Conference. As lead consultant in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)for the 86MW Phase 1 MeyGen tidal energy project…

Wave energy first approved

Sep 16, 2013

Scottish Ministers have approved plans for the first first tidal energy project in Scotland's Pentland Firth. MeyGen's project will be the largest tidal array in Europe when it is built. It will be installed in stages, beginning with a 9MW demonstration project of up to six turbines…

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