Offshore Engineer Renewables News

Pocket OSV takes next step

Jan 24, 2014

A UK-based marine renewables consultancy has signed a memorandum of understanding with a German firm to finance and built a new construction vessel, the Hi Flo 4. Mojo Maritime, based in Falmouth, signed the MOU with Hammonia Reederei GmbH & Co…

Fundy Tidal partners for Digby project

Jan 23, 2014

Nova Scotia's Fundy Tidal Inc. partnered in November 2013 with Dutch tidal turbine producer Tocardo International BV and Tribute Resources Inc. of London, Ontario The three firms will work to develop a $30-million project with a capacity for 3MW of tidal power at three locations around Digby…

Fundy Tidal's turbine off Nova Scotia

Jan 21, 2014

Fundy Tidal Inc.'s turbine project in the Bay of Fundy, off Nova Scotia.

New tidal turbines coming to Bay of Fundy

Jan 21, 2014

Two tidal turbine developers will win the chance to demonstrate their technology in the Minas Passage in the Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides. Nova Scotia's recent tender for a berth at the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE)…

Colloquy: Projections for 2014 and beyond

Jan 03, 2014

Colloquy: Editor’s Column As we start a new year at OE, we offer projections from companies about projects and markets. This issue features a Global Market Forecast, with analysts from Infield Systems, DouglasWestwood, and Petroleum Geo-Services weighing in about exploration…

CLS opens Hull base

Jan 03, 2014

Energy sector services company CLS Offshore has invested about £350,000 in new offices at Hull, UK, with plans to add a fabrication workshop in the near future. CLS expects to rapidly build its office team in Hull to 25, with up to 75…

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…

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