Offshore Renewables News - page 55


The sun sets on a shady policy

Mar 03, 2012

It was supposed to be the renewable ‘green jobs success story’ to be emulated by the United States. President Barack Obama pilloried skeptical Americans with it on several occasions way before he took office. Obama may be the loudest but he is not the only megaphone social engineer politician…

The sun sets on a shady policy

Mar 01, 2012

It was supposed to be the renewable ‘green jobs success story’ to be emulated by the United States. President Barack Obama pilloried skeptical Americans with it on several occasions way before he took office. Obama may be the loudest but he is not the only megaphone social engineer politician…

Siemens goes with the tidal flow

Dec 01, 2011

Siemens last month increased its stake in UK tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines to 45%, with Michael Axmann, CFO of Siemens Energy's newly established solar & hydro division, declaring: ‘We will actively shape the commercialization process of innovative marine current power plants…

More blades give a closer [cost] shave

Oct 01, 2011

Responding to Professor Michael J Economides' recent condemnation of alternative energy efficiencies and economics (OE August), serial oil industry inventor Benton Baugh turns his attention to the renewables sector with this firmly tongue-in-cheek (‘but true…

Hands across the sea

Oct 01, 2011

With power generated from offshore wind farms forecast to grow from 3GW to 75GW over the next decade, operators are looking to tried and true oil & gas practices to help reduce construction costs. Russell McCulley speaks to Canyon Offshore about…

The winds of change

Sep 01, 2011

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is anticipating a relatively quiet year or two for its vessels in the North Sea but, if the events of recent months are anything to go by, work from unexpected sources could yet turn that forecast on its head. David Morgan reports…

Statoil's good year becomes vintage

Sep 01, 2011

As the jacket for Statoil's Gudrun development went in last month, confirmation that there was communication between the Norwegian operator's high-impact Aldous Major South discovery and Lundin's Avaldsnes oil find was generating much excitement…

The rhetoric and reality of renewables

Aug 01, 2011

In the face of a lot of hard evidence on the failure of renewable energy sources to defeat the physics of energy and laws of economics, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report on renewable energy development in May 2011 (www…

US eyes offshore wind expansion

Jul 07, 2011

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation & Enforcement (BOEM) will publish a call for information and nominations in the Federal Register to gauge interest in wind energy development offshore New Jersey.The 418 nautical square…

Wave power winning friends

Jul 07, 2011

Through industry technology facilitator ITF, Green Ocean Energy has secured funding to the tune of £45,000 to investigate the capability of its Wave Treader device to power offshore oil & gas structures. This is the first renewable energy venture to receive ITF support…

Turbine travel tips

Jul 07, 2011

Innovative technologies aimed at improving the experience of personnel travelling to and from offshore wind farms were recently unveiled by BMT Nigel Gee and OSBIT Power.--As well as introducing an active motion damping system to a number…

Jackup installer at the cutting edge

May 01, 2011

Finland's Wärtsilä and Norway's Aker Solutions are combining their respective fields of expertise to develop the ultimate environmentally friendly offshore wind farm installation vessel concept, designed for operating in IMO emission control areas…

Sea trials soon for fledgling wave power technology

May 01, 2011

Norwegian mechanical engineer Julius Espedal had his first real brush with the forces of nature when undergoing offshore safety induction and emergency training in the UK back in 1999. Now he is getting reacquainted with them as his company…

Renewables - OE February 2011

Feb 02, 2011

Cape Wind clears another hurdleThe Cape Wind offshore wind power project in January received a final permit from the US Environmental Protection Agency to begin construction of the first US offshore wind farm. The agency's approval came a…

Renewables ... Bay of Fundy tests for Alstom's first tidal turbine generator

Jan 02, 2011

During the recent inauguration of the new premises of Alstom Hydro Ocean Energy on the island of Nantes, the French group revealed some of the key characteristics of its Beluga 9 tidal electricity-generating turbine and announced it will undergo its first tests in Canada's Bay of Fundy in 2012…

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