Category: Wind

Natural Power supports Innergex accelerate renewable project growth in France

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided vendor’s due diligence to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (“Innergex”) in support of its long-term co-investment agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances to provide additional equity commitment for the development and financing of ongoing renewable energy projects in France. Pierre Warlop, Managing Director of Natural Power… Read more »

ORE Catapult launches first floating offshore wind supply chain development programme in Wales with Floventis Energy

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales – specifically designed to support local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry. ORE Catapult is partnering with Floventis Energy, the developer of Llŷr 1 and 2 in the Celtic Sea, to deliver ‘F4OR… Read more »

Natural Power appoints Energy Storage Technical Director

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Tom Sklaschus as Energy Storage – Technical Director. Based in the company’s Glasgow office, Tom leads Natural Power’s energy storage consultancy services with a focus on development support, procurement and construction management. As part of this role, he supports major developers, investors and owners… Read more »

New partnership for setting up greener State of Maine, USA

FibreMax from the Netherlands announced a new collaboration with PelaStar, Yale Cordage and Avient Dyneema focusing on enhancing local content development and driving economic growth in the State of Maine’s floating wind sector. With the ambitions of localizing the supply chain and leveraging the collective expertise, the partners aim to minimize environmental impact, reduce project… Read more »


ASL SAFETY & TRAINING) has announced today that it has in recent weeks received approval for delivery of STCW 95, Marine Training Programmes from the Department of The Marine & Marine Survey Office. The addition of these programmes continues our investment and innovation in this area. We are continuing to add further programmes over the… Read more »

Glamox lands contract to light Havfram Wind’s two next-generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Oslo, Norway, 18 September 2023:  Glamox, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, has won a major contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited, of China, to light Havfram Wind’s two new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV). These new vessels will be capable of installing the next generation of giant wind turbines with rotor blades… Read more »

The DemoSATH project starts supplying energy to the Spanish grid

Bilbao, September 18, 2023. The floating offshore wind project DemoSATH, led by the Spanish engineering firm Saitec Offshore Technologies, in collaboration with the German energy company RWE Offshore Wind and the Japanese company THE KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER CO., INC. (KEPCO), achieves a significant milestone as it commences electricity generation. In August DemoSATH was installed offshore… Read more »

TrueOcean and merge to become a leading Cloud Geodata Specialist – Their digital technology drives the energy transition.

Kiel, 18 September 2023 The merger of three Kiel-based software companies, GmbH, TrueOcean GmbH and NatureConnect GmbH, marks a significant step forward in the use of digital technology for a sustainable future. These companies, which specialise in the management of geospatial data on land and at sea, have joined forces to form “”. The… Read more »

Making a meaningful difference to the green agenda By Nick Dimock, Founder at 350PPM

The devasting effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world as we are fast approaching a 1.5°C rise in global temperature – a crucial tipping point after which irreversible damage will be done. To curb global warming, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared with 2019 levels – taking CO₂ levels… Read more »

Former BOEM Director Amanda Lefton to Receive 2023 Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind

BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to develop offshore wind and build a dedicated supply chain in the United States, today announced former Director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Amanda Lefton as its Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind recipient. Ms. Lefton… Read more »

Natural Power appointed for North Kyle wind farm construction

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer providing construction management services to Brockwell Energy’s North Kyle onshore wind farm in East Ayrshire, Scotland.  The 49-turbine development in the North Kyle Forest will have a nominal capacity of up to 220MW, with turbine tip heights at a maximum… Read more »

Powering up the Workforce

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade, with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved. However, the new Powering up the… Read more »

The dynamic is there”: Federal Minister Habeck opens German wind fair

Wind industry in high spirits at Husum Wind 2023 / 600 exhibitors expect 15,000 trade visitors / Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economics Lies and Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Energy Conversion Goldschmidt underline the importance of wind energy and renewable energies for the states’ policies  Husum | 12 September 2023 – Today, Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for… Read more »

Study highlights significant design advances across floating offshore wind sector

The UK’s renewable energy sector is well placed to take advantage of the expected boom in floating offshore wind technology, a new study suggests. Writing in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews journal, researchers from the University of Plymouth highlight that huge advances in platform technology have taken place over the past two decades. This… Read more »

Ore Catapult Launches New Programme For Companies In Caithness, Sutherland And Orkney To Break Into Offshore Renewable Energy

Businesses across Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney aiming to enter the rapidly expanding offshore renewable energy sector can apply to a regional Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme for the first time today (Tuesday). The industry leading F4OR supply chain growth programme will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and supported by £125,000… Read more »

Econowind scales up with support from NOM and Horizon Flevoland

Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 11 September 2023 – Using the power of the wind, ocean-going vessels can sail more efficiently. Dutch company Econowind builds ‘VentoFoils’ in Zeewolde and Warten. These sails enable ship owners to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%. This contributes to making the shipping industry more sustainable. The Investment and Development Agency… Read more »

Vaisala’s WindCube Nacelle Turbulence Intensity algorithm improvements demonstrate high measurement accuracy and data coverage for wind energy applications

The first lidar classified according to the IEC 61400-50-3 standard, WindCube Nacelle’s unique Turbulence Intensity algorithm is an important step for increasing nacelle-mounted lidar usage in wind energy Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the publication of a comprehensive report demonstrating how its WindCube Nacelle lidar provides accurate Turbulence… Read more »

Beyond The Scope Of Supply: Vos Prodect’s Supporting Role To Ensure The Successful Deployment of Submarine Cables

In the ever-evolving world of offshore energy and telecommunications, success depends not only on value engineered cable protection systems but also on comprehensive support and expertise. At Vos Prodect, we understand that our role extends far beyond supplying submarine cable accessories. We’re dedicated to ensuring the success of your projects, every step of the way…. Read more »

Richard Chang Profile

Richard has more than 25 years of experience in construction, business development, operation management and asset investment of industrial, commercial and infrastructural projects. Prior to joining Aquila Capital, Richard was Managing Director of Vena Energy Taiwan, responsible for asset development, investment, construction and operations in Taiwan, has successfully developed over 500 MW of solar assets…. Read more »

Glamox wins contract from PGS to light eight seismic vessels with energy-saving LED lighting

Oslo, Norway, 7 September 2023:  Glamox, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, has won a contract from PGS ASA (OSE: PGS), the global geophysics company, to provide marine LED lighting for eight of its vessels that undertake seismic surveys of the seabed. This first phase of the major retrofit project will involve replacing fluorescent… Read more »

Kenzfigee UK’s Branch Office Relocated To Aberdeen

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting and service specialist of high-end equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industries, is pleased to announce the relocation of its branch office KenzFigee (UK) Ltd. to Altens, near Aberdeen’s South Harbour. “This move marks a significant milestone in our company’s journey and sets the stage for future growth and… Read more »

Vaisala’s WindCube Nacelle Turbulence Intensity algorithm improvements demonstrate high measurement accuracy and data coverage for wind energy applications

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the publication of a comprehensive report demonstrating how its WindCube Nacelle lidar  provides accurate Turbulence Intensity (TI) measurements suitable for use across industrial applications.  “The culmination of extensive lidar research and development efforts, our pioneering nacelle-mounted lidar solution is designed to provide reliable wind… Read more »

University to showcase world-leading research at Offshore Europe

The University of Aberdeen will showcase its world-leading research at Offshore Europe this week, focusing on key areas of the energy transition including offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and data and artificial intelligence. The University will also highlight how it is equipping the workforce of the future with the skills essential to meeting… Read more »

Natural Power supports RPC’s 170.5MW Project Magna go live Finland

Acting as owner’s engineer on behalf of Renewable Power Capital (RPC), Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has overseen the construction phase of all three Project Magna onshore wind farm sites in Finland, constructed by OX2 and celebrating their official opening this week. Merkkikallio, Puutikankangas and Rustari wind farms collectively form… Read more »

OEG Renewables strengthens position in survey market with GEOSIGHT deal

Portland, UK – 4th Sept 2023 – OEG Renewables (OEGR), a leading provider of offshore wind solutions, is pleased to announce its acquisition of GEOSIGHT Ltd (GEOSIGHT), a specialist marine surveying company operating across a range of sectors, including offshore renewable energy, subsea cables and civils in the UK and Europe. GEOSIGHT, founded by Brian… Read more »

Q ENERGY pushes wind power expansion

Based on +20 years of wind experience in France, Q ENERGY presents plans to expand its wind business into further European countries. Ahead of the HUSUM WIND trade fair, the company reports a year-on-year increase of its onshore wind development pipeline by 1 GW to a total of more than 3 GW with further growth… Read more »

New Lifting & Engineering Consultancy Business

Ellevo Group is an international consultancy group providing Heavy Lift & Engineering Consultancy Services to the on and offshore wind sector. With a head office based in Warrington UK, Ellevo Group specialise in Lifting Management and Assurance Services, Heavy Lift & Transport Consultancy Services, Planning of Lifting Operations and Engineering Services in the marine industry…. Read more »

Enerpac TP Levelling and Fixation System for Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Enerpac has been awarded a contract by Saipem to supply the Hydraulic Levelling and Fixation System for the installation of 64 transition pieces (TP) at the offshore wind farm in France. The Enerpac system allows accurate levelling and fixation of the transition pieces on the monopile foundation, enabling maximum turbine power generation. Grouted connections are… Read more »

Balmoral takes seamless bend stiffener connector to market

Balmoral, the Aberdeen-based energy industry specialist, has introduced a number of subsea solutions through its innovation-focused road map programme over the past few years. These include Balmoral HexDefence and Balmoral FibreFlex, scour and cable protection systems respectively for the offshore wind sector. The latest product solution to be brought to market is a bend stiffener… Read more »

Marine Data: Shaping Offshore Wind Farms from Planning to Operation

The rapid growth of offshore wind farms has led to an increased demand for accurate and reliable data and data management. The marine data could be split into two categories: (1) sensor data acquired during different survey work and (2) non-sensor data like documentation, planning/design, and assessments. The sensor data provide information about e.g., water… Read more »

Port of Tyne Expands its Role in UK’s Renewable Energy Market with a New Drax Supply Chain Contract

The Port of Tyne has signed a new contract with Drax, the UK’s largest renewable power generator by output, to maintain the supply of sustainably sourced biomass pellets to Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire. The new four-year agreement will see the continued import of sustainably sourced biomass with annual volumes of up to… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes U.S. Navy Veteran as Director of Product and Innovation

POTTSTOWN, Pa., August 4, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, welcomes U.S. Navy veteran Todd Holtz as the company’s new Director of Product and Innovation. To support VideoRay’s rapid growth, Holtz will play a key role in developing new underwater robotic systems, expanding payloads, enhancing testing and quality control processes, and… Read more »

Nearthlab Releases First-of-its-Kind Blade Defect Categorization Guide

New industry guide introduces universal standards by which wind turbine blade defects are to be sorted August 16 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, issued a three-part guide on defect categorization. The newly published guidebook puts forward clear-cut benchmarks for assessing and sorting out various defects found in wind turbine blades based… Read more »

Fred. Olsen Renewables appoints ZX Measurement Services for wind measurements at proposed Scawd Law Wind Farm

Twin ZX 300 Lidars deployed to support Fred. Olsen Renewables development plans. Renewable energy developer Fred. Olsen Renewables has contracted wind resource campaign management specialist ZX Measurement Services (ZX MS) to support their expanding onshore wind development activities in Scotland. Fred. Olsen Renewables is one of the longest standing renewable energy developers in Scotland. It… Read more »


ASL SAFETY & TRAINING(RENEWABLES) has announced today that it has recently completed the first ever Offshore Renewables Wind Turbine Technician Training  programme in conjunction with the Green Tech Skillnet and Wind Energy Ireland. The training programme for the latest batch of wind turbine technicians followed the Global Wind Organisations Entry level framework. Following completion of… Read more »