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UK Leasing Program to Stimulate Offshore Wind Investment

Jun 16, 2013

The Crown Commissioners announce a site leasing program to encourage investment in a range of offshore wind test & demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology.The Crown Commissioner's plans were…

Millions of Euros for EU Wind Energy Projects

Apr 08, 2013

The European Commission launches a call for renewabke energy project funding under NER300.The wind categories have remained the same as for the first call, and include offshore wind farms with very large turbines, floating offshore turbines…

Germany Offshore Transmission Station Contract Awarded

Apr 05, 2013

Seaway Heavy Lifting contracted by Siemens AG for the transportation & installation of the German North Sea jacket & transmission station. The contractors say that the 5,800 tonnes jacket will be installed by Heavy Lift Vessel “Oleg Strashnov”…

German-built Jack-up Vessel for Offshore Wind Farms

Apr 02, 2013

The hull is complete, the steelwork concluded, the building of the deckhouse has begun – in the dock of Sietas shipyard the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms developed and constructed in Germany is currently taking shape. Construction started in April 2012…

Offshore Wind Farm O&M Pinpointed at U.K. Conference

Mar 26, 2013

Almost 200 senior figures from across the U.K.’s offshore wind industry recently debated the future of managing operational wind farm projects.Delegates assembled to hear what lessons can be learnt from pioneering wind farm operators off the East of England coast…

GL Garrad Hassan Recognizes Wind Power PhD Thesis

Mar 11, 2013

The GL Garrad Hassan PhD Award has been presented to Iñigo Martínez de Alegría of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, for his thesis “Study on Full Direct Current Offshore Wind Farm.”Dr Andrew Garrad, Non-Executive Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan…

ABB's HVDC Key to Offshore Wind Energy Integration

Mar 11, 2013

HVDC is a key enabler for the efficient and reliable integration of offshore wind energy, explains HVDC busness manager.Offshore wind power generation is one of the world’s most promising renewable energy sources, and is set to play an increasingly significant role in our economic growth…

SAL Heavy Lift HQ Re-locates in Hamburg, Germany

Mar 03, 2013

The SAL head office moves to new premises in Hamburg’s HafenCity, to accommodate growing staff numbers.In particular the move will give adequate space for the company's new Project and Offshore department.SAL say that the new location…

Principle Power Names WindFloat Partners

Feb 20, 2013

Renewable energy technology developer, Principle Power, was awarded a Department of Energy grant worth $4M and up to $47M in total funding, to support its WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project.Principle Power has announced the list of official project partners…

Offshore Wind Turbine Software Anniversary

Feb 06, 2013

GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of 'Bladed' software at the recent EWEA Conference in Vienna.GL Garrad Hassan pioneered the development of design tools for wind, wave and tidal energy devices and Bladed is now…

UMaine Developing Offshore Wind Turbines

Jan 29, 2013

Universtiy of Maine's Advanced Structures & Composites Center granted up to $4 million to fund offshore windmill project.Habib Dagher, the director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, is busy planning the first phase of a “potential $93…

European Commission Finances Renewable Energy Projects

Dec 18, 2012

The Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy technology (RES) projects. The projects cover a wide range of renewable energy technologies from bioenergy (including advanced biofuels), concentrated solar power and geothermal power to wind power…

New Offshore Motion Prediction, Stability & Modelling Software

Nov 29, 2012

Bentley’s latest SACS release provides advanced visualization of motions prediction & expanded offshore wind turbine analysis.SACS version 5.5 is software that expands installation capabilities, integrates new wind turbine platform design functionality…

Megayacht Conversion to Offshore Personnel Floatel

Nov 26, 2012

Chevalier Floatels contracts Holland Shipyards to convert its first ship to a DP2 offshore support & accommodation vessel.In response to the growing European market for wind energy, Chevalier Floatels has initiated the development of a new…

Floating Wind Farm Starts Trial Run Off Japan

Aug 30, 2012

Japan’s first offshore floating wind farm begins trial operation off the coast of Goto Islands, Nagasake Prefecture.A Japan Government energy ministry spokesperson said that diversifying energy sources in Japan has become a significant national…

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