Category: Press Releases

Windward Offshore orders SEAONICS ECMC cranes for CSOV newbuild duo

SEAONICS will supply 3D Electric Controlled Motion Compensated (ECMC) cranes to two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) under construction for the German shipowner at Norwegian shipbuilder VARD. The order marks the 9th and 10th units sold since the first next-generation ECMC crane was delivered last year. Ambitious new customer The order marks SEAONICS’ first equipment… Read more »

Advanced all-in-one tool for safety and performance testing – the Fluke FEV350 EV Charging Station Analyzer

The FEV350 is a complete solution for safety and performance testing of AC EV charging stations with Type 2 or Type 1 connectors  Eindhoven, Netherlands. 30th April 2024: Fluke, a global technology leader in the manufacture of compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, has today launched its FEV350 EV Charging Station Analyser…. Read more »

DOE Releases Roadmap to Improve Clean Energy Interconnection to the Transmission Grid

Final report following stakeholder feedback details near- to long-term solutions to add clean energy resources to the transmission grid. On April 17th, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X) released the final version of a roadmap to address interconnection challenges on the transmission grid. The Transmission Interconnection Roadmap is intended to serve… Read more »

World-first electric CTV to be built in UK with Volvo Penta IPS

A Crew Transfer Vessel’s diesel engines will be replaced with a zero-emissions Volvo Penta solution to create the world’s first retrofitted Electric Crew Transfer Vessel (E-CTV). Using an existing vessel delivers better circularity and sustainability and helped make the project one of just 10 leading-edge developments awarded UK government funding as part of an industry-led… Read more »

For immediate release – Jungle AI and MO4 announce partnership to minimise downtime in the maritime industry

Amsterdam, 29 April 2024 – Dutch companies Jungle AI and MO4 have partnered up to increase efficiency in the offshore sector by minimising vessel downtime. This partnership has allowed the two companies to combine their groundbreaking technologies to increase uptime and profitability in the maritime sector. Unplanned vessel downtime results in substantial losses every year…. Read more »

New Report Shows Louisiana’s Energy Expertise Can Fuel Offshore Wind Job and Economic Benefits

Five recommendations will help Louisiana lead on supply chain demand across the country New Orleans, LA — A new report released today shows Louisiana businesses and workers stand to benefit from expansion of offshore wind nationally and in the Gulf of Mexico. The “Louisiana Offshore Wind Supply Chain Assessment,” released by the Southeastern Wind Coalition,… Read more »

Global challenge seeks innovative ways to manage emergencies on full-scale floating offshore wind turbines

Norwegian Offshore Wind partners with Wazoku to tap into the expertise and knowledge of its 700,000-strong crowd 29 April 2024 – Norwegian Offshore Wind (NOW) has launched a new crowdsourcing campaign with innovation scale-up Wazoku, aiming to capture new ways to manage emergencies on full-scale floating offshore wind turbines. The challenge—Floating Offshore Wind—Safe Solutions for… Read more »

Vattenfall bank on Lidar for German wind developments

Fleet of ZX Lidars to support TR6 standalone Lidar bankable energy yield assessments Progressing a portfolio of new wind development opportunities in Germany, Vattenfall has confirmed a fleet of ground-based ZX 300 wind Lidars will be deployed for wind resource assessments. The Lidars remotely determine the available wind characteristics including wind speed uniquely from ground… Read more »

Focus on sustainability: tesa publishes sustainability report and once again receives EcoVadis Gold

Climate goal for 2025 already exceeded: 38% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions Complete conversion to solvent-free production at the tesa site Sparta (USA) Gold medal from EcoVadis confirmed, placting tesa in the top 1% of its industry   Norderstedt, 26.04.2024 – tesa, the international manufacturer of innovative adhesive tapes and self-adhesive product… Read more »

Emerson to showcase Floor to Cloud™ factory automation solutions at Hannover Messe 2024 (Hall 11, Booth C20)

United Kingdom, (Apr. 3, 2024) – Emerson: Global technology, software and engineering leader, Emerson will present the future of automation through its Floor to Cloud™ approach and innovative automation solutions at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany on April 22-26, 2024. Emerson will demonstrate how real-time visibility and control can drive sustainability, enhance overall equipment effectiveness… Read more »

ABB’s new Modular Synchronous Generator delivers flexible backup for the energy transition

20 MW class provides new opportunities for peak shaving, intermediate or continuous baseload operation Design enables integration of flywheels to help operators add inertia to tackle their grid code challenges New approach to cooling increases efficiency   ABB has developed the new Modular 20-megawatt (MW) class synchronous generator as a flexible, scalable approach to balance… Read more »


Munich/Pforzheim, April 25, 2024 – In the coming years, e-mobility is set to play an increasingly important role in the energy transition. But it’s about much more than driving on climate-neutral electricity from renewable sources: The batteries of electric vehicles can be used as temporary storage. And it’s not just vehicle owners who benefit from… Read more »

Ørsted inaugurates the Asia-Pacific region’s largest offshore wind farms

Ørsted is proud to announce the inauguration of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms in Taiwan. With a total installed capacity of 900 MW, the two offshore wind farms are in operation and fully connected to the grid, making them the largest of their kind in Taiwan and in the Asia-Pacific region. Today’s inauguration… Read more »

‘Invisible met mast’ deployed at Wilson Renewables’ Bankend Rig III Wind Farm

Natural Power’s Wind Resource Assessment sees 12-month wind Lidar campaign with ZX Measurement Services The Wilson family supports clean energy generation with the aim of contributing to ‘Net Zero’ and protecting the planet for future generations. Bankend Rig 3 is the latest proposed development by Wilson Renewables, a subsidiary of Wilson Forest Products, consisting of… Read more »

BW Ideol unveils its standard floating foundation for mass production with a disruptive market approach

During the FOWT event in Marseille, BW Ideol, one of the global leaders in the sector, unveiled its brand-new market approach combining standardization and mass production to a selected panel of utilities and partners. With over 22 GW already awarded in Scotland, around 8 GW in the USA, and several GW currently being awarded or… Read more »

Associated British Ports to showcase sector leading experience at Offshore Wind Connections conference 2024

Associated British Ports (ABP) is pleased to announce its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the Offshore Wind Connections 2024 (OWC2024) conference and exhibition, taking place on May 1st – 2nd at the Doubletree by Hilton, Hull. Celebrating its eleventh year, OWC2024 has established itself as one of the premier events in the UK offshore… Read more »

Chemitek Solar’s Solar Wash Protect and Water Softening Agent are the World’s first products proven safe to use on Floating PV

Chemitek Solar, a leader in biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning and protection solutions for the solar industry, is pleased to announce the results of its ecotoxicity study on its Solar Wash Protect (SWP) and Water Softening Agent (WSA) products for use in the cleaning of Floating PV (FPV). This new report, conducted by the Portuguese… Read more »

ABB manufacturing site in Santa Palomba reducing carbon emissions by 675 tons a year

Italian production facility adopts Net Zero blueprint Achieved with renewable energy, innovative smart grid and photovoltaic panels Building management system monitors and controls energy consumption for ultimate efficiency   The Italian production site for ABB residual current devices (RCDs) and energy meters in Santa Palomba is reducing its CO2 emissions by 675 tons a year. In addition to its… Read more »

450 Wp glass-glass modules: Solarwatt sets new TOPCon standard

24th April 2024, Dresden, Germany – Maximum output, sustainable and fair: with a new generation of solar modules, Solarwatt is once again emphasising its role as a trendsetter for pioneering product innovations in the solar industry. The Dresden-based company is now offering solar modules with the highly efficient TOPCon cell technology with an output of… Read more »

LONGi introduces Tera silicon wafers for TOPCon, heterojunction and back-contact cells

Frankfurt am Main, 24th April 2024 – LONGi recently presented its newly developed Tera silicon wafers which are suitable for the currently prevailing solar technologies such as TOPCon, heterojunction (HJT) and back contact cells (BC). They show an efficiency increase of approx. 0.1% for the cell technologies mentioned. The new wafers are the result of… Read more »

Port of Newcastle looking to become floating wind hub

The Port of Newcastle has revealed its intention to become an offshore wind hub and to service floating wind turbine projects in the Hunter offshore wind zone. The Australian port is owned by Macquarie’s Infrastructure Fund and China Merchants Port Holdings Company. It is located adjacent to the 1,854 sq km Hunter offshore wind zone. It… Read more »

Octopus invests in floating foundations firm

Octopus Energy’s generation arm has invested in Ocergy, which aims to make floating offshore wind farms across the world become cheaper and faster to build. Ocergy has an innovative approach to designing and manufacturing floating foundations, drastically reducing the time and cost of building them, according to Octopus. Headquartered in the US and has operations… Read more »

CBED installs permanent gangway on Wind Creation and signs contract for new project

CBED has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for their new SOV, Wind Creation’s, first project as part of the CBED fleet. With this new walk-to-work project, the SOV joins commissioning an offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The project commences end of Q2 2024 and runs for the remainder of the year,… Read more »

Fluke takes major step forward as a leader in solar solutions with the new Fluke Solmetric PVA-1500HE2 PV Analyzer

The PVA-1500HE2 PV Analyzer and I-V Curve Tracer can test up to 1500V and measure high efficiency strings up to 30A, enhancing Fluke’s ability to serve the large-scale solar utility market Eindhoven, Netherlands. 24th April 2024: Fluke, a global technology leader in the manufacture of compact, professional electronic test and measurement tools and software, has… Read more »

Jobs boost for renewable energy supply chain, report from trade body finds

90% of businesses included in the Supply Chain Impact Statement have hired new recruits to work exclusively in renewable energy   40 Scottish businesses included in Scottish Renewables annual showcase  Scottish Renewables today (April 24) published the latest edition of its  Supply Chain Impact Statement which has found 90% of the companies included in the report hired new… Read more »

“Made in Germany”: WAB e.V. together with innovative companies at the IPF24 in New Orleans, USA

New Orleans, April 23, 2024: The German Wind Industry and Hydrogen Association WAB e.V. will present the “German Pavilion” from April 23 – 25, represented by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection in cooperation with the Trade Fair Committee of German Business (Stand 2143). Visit us and discuss the current topics of offshore… Read more »

CSO Marine Group partners with Crew Training Solutions to offer discounted seafarer courses

Seafarers registering for offshore roles with crewing specialists Offshore Operations will now benefit from a 10% discount on UK-based commercial seafarer courses. Crew Training Solutions, which offers a range of STCW courses from its Grimsby training centre, has partnered with CSO Marine Group to make it easier for seafarers to access new training opportunities while… Read more »

CSO Marine Group launches CSO Engineering to consolidate project engineering in Europe and the US

Offshore solutions provider CSO Marine Group has launched its project engineering operations under the brand name CSO Engineering. Born out of the engineering capabilities of Offshore Operations Ltd, CSO Engineering provides technical engineering, project management and offshore consultancy services to clients in Europe and the United States. Joshua Brennan will lead CSO Engineering as Managing… Read more »


PROCODE BOSS PLEDGES TO FINISH BRITAIN’S SMART ROLLOUT New Procode Smart Superhub is home to a 300-strong team of expert developers in Eastleigh, Southampton One of UK’s most celebrated IT innovators will demonstrate how innovation will fast-track smart rollout completion Procode Smart Superhub’s mission is to improve every households’ standard of living   The UK’s… Read more »

DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook gives insights into China’s complex energy landscape and its enormous green energy shift

Shanghai, China, April 23, 2024 – The most comprehensive English-language report on China’s energy transition lays out the enormity of its green energy shift, but also the persistence of fossil fuels in its energy mix.  According to DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook China, the country is establishing itself as a green energy leader with an unrivalled… Read more »

Renewables in Africa Announces Strategic Collaboration with Gold Ventures Investment to Empower African Startups

Brentwood, 19th April 2024 – Renewables in Africa (RiA), a leading virtual media platform dedicated to promoting renewable energy, is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Gold Ventures Investment (GVI), an influential investment firm known for its robust startup support ecosystem. This collaboration aims to empower African startups by facilitating their engagement with foreign… Read more »

Trina Storage and Pacific Green sign Letter of Intent for 1,500 MWh energy storage system

Trina Storage, the leading global energy storage solution provider, and Pacific Green, a global energy storage and environmental technology company, have signed a letter of intent relating to 1,500 MWh integrated energy storage solutions. The agreement was signed at the World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Under the agreement, Trina… Read more »

Is China ready to put solar panels out at sea?

Solar farms in the ocean could generate clean energy on a vast scale, but there are difficult waters to navigate first. China is increasingly seeking to put solar panels on the seas off its coastline, with some state-run companies experimenting as far offshore as 30 kilometres. A global leader in renewable energy, China has already been… Read more »

GRS strengthens its presence in Australia with an additional 125 MW Solar Project

Gransolar’s EPC contractor, in partnership with Vena Energy, has launched commercial operations of the solar farm in Queensland   Brisbane, April 17th.- GRS, the Gransolar Group’s solar EPC contractor, has announced a new milestone with the commercial operation of the first stage of solar it has built together with Vena Energy.  The 125 MW Amazon… Read more »

Rio Tinto selects Alfa Laval OceanGlide fluidic air lubrication with a focus on advancing efficient shipping and reducing emissions

Alfa Laval will provide Rio Tinto, the world’s largest dry bulk shipper, with the OceanGlide fluidic air lubrication system. This innovative system enhances a ship’s propulsion efficiency and energy savings while sailing.   Rio Tinto has selected the Alfa Laval OceanGlide fluidic air lubrication system for one of its bulk carriers, as part of its focus… Read more »

Novocycle Pioneers in Sustainable Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling at National Carbon Conference in Türkiye

During the prestigious 4th National Carbon Conference held from March 28th to 29th in Türkiye, Novocycle took center stage with groundbreaking results in Lithium-Ion battery recycling. Presenting under the compelling title “Novel Thermal Recovery of Recycled Graphite for Sustainable and Reliable Lithium-Ion Batteries,” Novocycle showcased their innovative NovoRec process, demonstrating remarkable success in the recovery… Read more »