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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…

Bucket foundation may cut wind turbine costs

Sep 01, 2013

Suction piles have anchored offshore oil and gas production for years, but a new type - called a bucket foundation - is being promoted for offshore wind turbines in an effort to reduce costs. In February, Forewind, a consortium planning a huge turbine farm in the North Sea…

Nexans updates its Halden cable facility

Sep 01, 2013

Nexans has fine tuned its specialized facility at Halden in Norway, after a cable failed to meet the final acceptance test a couple of years ago and had to be remade. Meg Chesshyre visited the plant, which has a full order book and a more than two-year backlog…

US DOE to invest in wave, tidal projects

Aug 30, 2013

The US Department of Energy will invest US$16 million in 17 projects to harness wave and tidal energy. As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the projects were selected for…

Pile drive technology tested

Aug 30, 2013

A consortium of Fistuca, Van Oord and TNO has performed a series of successful tests of BLUE Piling Technology (patented), an innovative technology to drive large piles offshore. At a shipyard of Van Oord in Zuilichem, The Netherlands…

Marine hydrokinetic testing approved off Florida

Aug 13, 2013

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday announced availability of a revised environmental assessment (EA) and its finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for lease issuance to conduct marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore Florida…

£1.3 billion wind farm opens

Aug 07, 2013

The second largest offshore wind farm in the world, costing £1.3 billion and generating enough clean electricity to power over half a million homes, was officially opened by UK energy and business minister Michael Fallon today.  Greater Gabbard…

FoundOcean contract for Fife Energy Park

Jun 12, 2013

FoundOcean has been awarded a contract by Graham Construction to pile grout the foundation for the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, developed by Samsung Heavy Industries, in Fife, Scotland. This will include the first 7MW turbine to be installed…

Tekmar invests £1m in north east

Apr 29, 2013

Tekmar, the leading subsea technology company, has announced a £1million investment programme, which will more than treble the size of its North East England facility and create in excess of 30 new jobs. The Newton Aycliffe-based company…

Chinese ocean thermal energy plan

Apr 17, 2013

Lockheed Martin has announced that it is working with Reignwood Group to develop an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot power plant off the coast of southern China. A memorandum of agreement between the two companies was signed in Beijing on Saturday…

SCAR plough proves worth

Apr 15, 2013

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has reported a successful start to a 10-week boulder clearing and trenching campaign on the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm project. Mobilised onboard the Siem Topaz anchor handling vessel, Ecosse Subsea’s SCAR subsea…

DONG, Siemens sign German wind deal

Apr 11, 2013

DONG Energy and Siemens AG have entered into agreements securing potential supplies and servicing of a total of 154 offshore wind turbines of 6 megawatt each, giving a total capacity of 924 megawatt.The agreements give DONG Energy the…

Repsol reaches Tocardo partnership

Mar 28, 2013

In January, Spain’s Repsol announced a partnership with Netherlands-based Tocardo International, a tidal and freeflow water turbine producer, to develop offshore tidal energy. With backing from Repsol’s New Energy Ventures business, Tocardo aims to enhance its offshore engineering capabilities…

Hybrid propulsion systems to be installed

Mar 22, 2013

Viking LadyDNV and the Norwegian shipping industry partnered to develop battery-powered vessels. Four hybrids, powered by a mix of battery and diesel-electric propulsion, will hit the water this year and next. Eidesvik Offshore’s supply ship…

Invest globally, says energy expert

Mar 14, 2013

North Sea offshore investment is reaching all time highs but there is limited capacity to invest to meet demand, according to a speaker at today's annual NOF Energy conference.Specialist Isabel Boira-Segarra of consultancy EC Harris, was speaking at the Energy: A Balanced Future event in Newcastle…

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