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Becker Intros New Sail Tech

Jan 31, 2019

Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems is now taking another step forward – wind operated vessels.'We will see different hybrid systems on board vessels in the future. There will be ships and services where sailing provides a real option for supporting propulsion…

Seasight Davits Bags First Siemens Gamesa Order

Jan 30, 2019

Spanish manufacturing company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has placed an order with Danish outfit Seasight Davits for 58 davit cranes for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in Belgium.'As it is the first Siemens Gamesa order received, we are…

Record Year for US Wind Energy

Jan 30, 2019

American utilities signed contracts for 4,304 megawatts (MW) of wind power in 2018 that, when combined with non-utility purchases, reached the highest level on record for overall Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) activity with 8,507 MW in 2018…

Kongstein, Green Shipping Join Force for US Offshore Wind Market

Jan 29, 2019

Kongstein, the European service provider focused at offshore engineering and maritime logistics, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with U.S.-based Green Shipping Line to provide a complete offshore wind farm supply solution in the United States…

SENER, Cobra Join Force for Floating Marine Wind Farm Scotland

Jan 28, 2019

European engineering and technology group SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind farm that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen.SENER's work will range from supervising the manufacture of the…

Sea Breeze Study May Aid US Wind Farm Developers

Jan 27, 2019

A team of researchers at Rutgers University has used new forecasting methods to predict offshore sea breeze patterns on the Jersey Shore — data that could be useful for companies hoping to build wind farms off Atlantic City.'The proposed, multimillion…

France to Double Renewables Capacity Under Energy Plan

Jan 25, 2019

France plans to double its renewable energy capacity with a system of regular tenders under a draft 10-year energy strategy plan published on Friday.The so-called PPE plan, which lays out capacity targets for various energy sectors over the 2019-2023 and 2024-28 periods…

Parkwind, ESB Partner on Irish Offshore

Jan 25, 2019

Belgian developer Parkwind has reached an agreement with Irish state-owned utility ESB to collaborate on the 330MW Oriel and 500MW Clogherhead wind farms off the coast of Ireland.The Irish utility has agreed to acquire an interest of up to 35% in the Oriel windfarm…

Wartsila Bags Energy Storage Contract from ContourGlobal

Jan 25, 2019

Wartsila has won a 6 MW energy storage project contract for the Caribbean island of Bonaire from ContourGlobal Bonaire, a subsidiary of London based ContourGlobal.The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) hybrid energy project includes both the hardware…

Vestas Unveils New Wind Power Platform

Jan 24, 2019

Danish wind power company Vestas presented a new platform on Thursday it says will enable customers to produce cheaper energy through turbines tailored for different wind conditions and locations.The move is a response to a more competitive…

RWE Submits E.on-Innogy Acquisistion Deal for EC Clearance

Jan 23, 2019

German energy group RWE AG announced that it has filed with the European Commission (EC) its planned acquisition of the renewable energy business of both E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) and Innogy SE.The landmark deal between German utilities Eon and RWE was signed in March 2018…

Carbon Trust to Make Offshore Wind Vessels Greener

Jan 23, 2019

The Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA)  issued a Request for Information (RFI)  on the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels. OWA plans to start a new industry competition next month.The RFI is the…

China OKs 6.7GW Offshore Wind

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese province of Jiangsu has approved 24 offshore wind power projects with a total capacity of 6.7 gigawatts (GW).The country's state press agency Xinhua reported citing sources with the State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company that the newly approved projects…

New Jersey Opens Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program

Jan 23, 2019

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that companies making a capital investment in offshore wind-related facilities in New Jersey can now apply for tax credits through the state’s Offshore Wind Tax Credit Program.According to NJEDA…

Ørsted, Tepco Join Forces for Japan Offshore Push

Jan 20, 2019

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Danish energy business Orsted to work together on offshore wind projects.In a press release, TEPCO said that it had been “exploring offshore wind business opportunities” in both Japan and overseas…

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