Offshore Renewables News - page 38

Siemens receives wind turbine order for Race Bank

Jul 06, 2015

Siemens has received an order to supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6 MW direct drive wind turbines for an offshore wind power plant located in Great Britain. The wind turbines have a total capacity of up to approximately 580 MW, with a rotor diameter of 154m…

Jack of all trades

Jul 01, 2015

Decommissioning, plugging and abandonment, well workovers, EOR, and even offshore renewables maintenance could be performed from the dual decks of the CDC Heron. Elaine Maslin reports. The CDC Heron multipurpose vessel design…

Brinded speaks out on sustainable and accessible energy

Jun 26, 2015

Speaking this week as the 2015 recipient of the Energy Institute (EI)'s Cadman Award, Malcolm Brinded, chairman of Shell Foundation, has called for increased focus on breakthrough technology and business innovations to respond to the challenges of international development…

PSA gives Statoil consent to use Scarabeo 5

Jun 26, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Statoil consent to use the Scarabeo 5 mobile drilling facility for drilling and completing well 7121/4-G-4 H located at Snøhvit field. Scarabeo 5 is a type ME 4500 mobile drilling…

Siemens christens service operation vessels

Jun 25, 2015

Siemens has celebrated the official christenings of the offshore wind industry’s first, purpose-built service operation vessels (SOV). The christening events took place in cooperation with Esvagt, owner of the two vessels, in Rostock, Germany…

DONG announces UK wind farm construction

Jun 24, 2015

DONG Energy has decided to construct Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Greater Wash area, approximately 27km off the east coast of Britain.The project will span approximately 29sq mi and is due to be operational by 2018. Race…

Siemens' delivers HelWin2 link

Jun 23, 2015

With HelWin2, Siemens has handed over the fourth North Sea grid link to the customer TenneT. This marks the start of commercial operation of the grid connection by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator. There are now four Siemens grid links with a transmission capacity of over 2…

World’s 2nd largest offshore wind farm unveiled

Jun 18, 2015

Together, RWE AG, Gwynt y Môr, Stadtwerke München, and Siemens inaugurated the US$3 billion (£2 billion) Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located 8mi offshore in Liverpool Bay, on 18 June. Gwynt y Môr wind farm…

Current currency

Jun 08, 2015

The success of MeyGen will help lay the ground work for the future of the tidal power industry. The CEO of the company behind it, Atlantis Resources, believes he has the recipe for success. Elaine Maslin reports. Tim Cornelius…

Fugro to analyze wind farm sites

Jun 04, 2015

Fugro and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, have signed two contracts to investigate the Borssele wind area, off the Zeeland coast. The work scope includes measuring meteorological…

Realizing potential

Jun 01, 2015

Tidal and wave energy projects are getting grid-wet this year, yet there’s still more to learn. Emma Gordon reports from All Energy. An OpenHydro device. Image from OpenHydro. The…

Globalizing marine energy

Jun 01, 2015

This past year has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging experienced by the marine energy industry in its short life, with some of our colleagues within the wave sector hardest hit. Neil Kermode…

Picking up wind

Jun 01, 2015

About US$336 billion (€300 billion) could be spent in offshore wind capex over the next 10 years, with cumulative capacity surpassing 57GW. Douglas Westwood’s Rachel Stonehouse explains. Cumulative offshore wind capacity is forecast to reach 57GW by 2024…

US wind blows, but not yet offshore

May 25, 2015

For the US energy industry, 2014 will be remembered as the year when crude oil prices fell below US$50/bbl, resulting in significant realignments in the sector.  Aside from the oil price collapse and the historic high of domestic natural gas production…

DONG hits 3000MW offshore wind capacity

May 22, 2015

DONG Energy reached a new milestone having installed 3000MW of offshore wind capacity - around half of it in the UK. The total output - achieved today with the installation of turbine number 76 at the Borkum Riffgrund 1 Offshore Wind…

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