Category: Wind

Equinor submits application for Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extensions

Equinor has today applied to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build extensions to both the Sheringham Shoal and the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farms, both of which are situated off the North Norfolk coast. Equinor’s Development Consent Order (DCO) submission for the Sheringham Shoal Extension Project (SEP) and the Dudgeon Extension Project (DEP) comprises a… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes foundation and cable installation on the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Jan De Nul Group successfully completed the installation of the 47 jacket foundations and 188 pin piles, the 4 export and 47 inter array cables on the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan. With the achievement of these major milestones, Jan De Nul brings its EPCI scope onto the final straight towards completion in… Read more »

Announcing new service levels from the world’s leading provider of submarine cable data….

Still the best, but with a new name! GeoCablePro GeoCable has now been renamed GeoCablePro and has for many decades provided precise subsea cable data to customers world wide’ Manipulate data and plan cable routes with full access to the GeoCable data set using your GIS software GeoCablePro is only available on a subscription basis… Read more »

UK Renewable Tech Pioneer ONYX Opens Innovation Lab at Nottingham HQ, Amid Rapid Global Expansion

Nottingham, UK, September 7th, 2022 – ONYX Insight, a leading provider of data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry, announces the opening of an Advanced Sensing and Engineering laboratory at its UK headquarters in Nottingham today. This is following the businesses recent announcement reporting exponential international growth over the last 6 years, as… Read more »

Onshore wind vision and development of offshore supply chain announced in Programme for Government

The First Minister today (September 6) announced she is committed to publishing the final Onshore Wind Policy Statement and a Vision for Onshore Wind in Scotland, which will set out how 12GW of onshore wind can be developed. This commitment to onshore wind mirrors Scottish Renewables’ earlier call for an Onshore Wind Sector Deal which… Read more »

New polling shows overwhelming majority of UK population supports wind and solar

Polling commissioned by RenewableUK shows there is overwhelming public support for building new wind and solar farms to lower bills and tackle the cost of living crisis. The polling data, published by Survation, shows that 77% of people throughout the UK think the Government should use new wind and solar farms to reduce electricity bills,… Read more »

Belzona Announces First Chinese Board of Directors

Global designer and manufacturer of polymeric repair and protection systems, Belzona, has announced the appointments of Charli Yu Walton and Fred Lu as Corporate Development Director (China) and Technical Director (China), respectively. The appointments follow the establishment of Belzona Molecular Technology (Nanjing) Ltd in 2019, as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), making the next… Read more »

SeaBot Maritime announces strategic appointments to strengthen its executive team

Next generation people-technology transformation specialist, SeaBot Maritime, has announced two strategic appointments to its executive team.    Recently unveiling its new identity, reflecting its position at the forefront of maritime sector people-technology integration, these appointments further cement SeaBot Maritime in its growth strategy.   As Head of Training and Competency, Jon Feaver leads the curation, development and… Read more »

BAR Technologies officially launches pioneering new offshore wind crew transfer vessel

Portsmouth, 25th August 2022 – Innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies, held the official launch of its first BARTech 30 crew transfer vessel (CTV) from its premises on The Camber, Portsmouth, yesterday.  BAR Technologies, Chair, Martin Whitmarsh – also Chair of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership – led his BAR Technologies colleagues to officially… Read more »

WindESCo signs 4th Swarm Contract, highlighting major industry need to optimize wind plant performance

Boston, MA USA, 25 August 2022 – WindESCo, the leading wind plant optimization company, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement for its Swarm™ solution with UPC Renewables for the 75 MW Sidrap project in Indonesia. WindESCo Swarm™ is estimated to increase annual revenue between $7,000 and $9,000 per MW for the wind plant. … Read more »

Connected Wind Services Sweden signs a Full-service hybrid agreement with EnBW

Connected Wind Services Group is proud to announce that the Swedish entity has signed a Full- service hybrid agreement on 43 Vestas V90 turbines, owned by EnBW, in Sweden. With more than 35 years of experience and with service agreements on more than two hundred wind turbines in Sweden alone, Connected Wind Services Group is… Read more »

Three Shetland ScotWind projects announced

At today’s (August 22) Offshore Wind Supply Chain Summit in Aberdeen, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the three projects in Shetland to have been offered seabed agreements for offshore wind projects, following Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind clearing process. Seabed in the NE1 area, east of Shetland, was made available to applicants who met ScotWind’s… Read more »

Offshore Wind industry begins work on Strategic Investment Model to drive joint infrastructure investment in Scotland

On Monday 22 August the offshore wind industry and other key partners attended an Offshore Wind Supply Chain Summit to discuss options for maximising Scottish supply chain growth. The Summit was hosted by ETZ Ltd in partnership with the Scottish Government and SOWEC, and attended by senior representatives of offshore wind companies, ports and leading… Read more »

WindGuard Certification provides retrofit for FRT test device

Varel, 2022-08-18: In the field of test equipment manufacturing, WindGuard Certification recently successfully completed a comprehensive reference project with support from Langer E-Technik: On customer behalf, the two companies from Varel, Germany, retro- fitted an existing test device for Fault-Ride-Through (FRT) tests on power generating units such as wind energy turbines and solar plants, energy… Read more »

Nordex Group closes first half of 2022 in line with expectations

Hamburg, 14 August 2022. The Nordex Group (ISIN:DE000A0D6554) today announced that its business performance in the first six months of 2022 was in line with expectations, with sales decreasing to EUR 2.1 billion as a result of fewer installations (H1 2021: EUR 2.7 billion). Gross revenue, which also includes changes in inventories, fell by 4.5… Read more »

Japan’s Goto Floating Wind Farm Appoints K2 Management as Technical Advisor

Tokyo, 15 August 2022 – K2 Management (K2M), a leading renewable energy engineering and project management consultancy, has been appointed as technical advisor on the Goto Floating Wind Farm (Goto) – the first commercial scale floating offshore wind farm in Japan. Set to be built off the shore of Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, the 16.8MW… Read more »

Nordex Group receives orders for 100 MW from Germany in July

Hamburg, 16 August 2022. In July, the Nordex Group made a successful start to the third quarter of 2022 with ten new orders amounting to a total 102 MW in the German market. The Group will supply 19 turbines for various customers, including projects in Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.   With a view… Read more »

Natural Power appoints new Global Director of Planning

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed William Black as Global Director of Planning. William joins the business from The Scottish Government where he was Deputy Director for Onshore Electricity Policy, Energy Strategy & Energy Consents, responsible for nationally significant renewable projects and grid infrastructure. Jeremy Sainsbury, Director at Natural Power,… Read more »

Clir renewables retained by Canadian Power to maximize returns of Okanagan Wind

Vancouver, 16th August 2022 – Clir Renewables, the market intelligence platform for wind and solar, has been retained as the data analysis and optimization service for the Okanagan Wind portfolio following Canadian Power’s purchase of the sites from Toronto-based InstarAGF Asset Management. Comprised of Pennask Wind Farm and Shinish Creek Wind Farm, Okanagan Wind represents the… Read more »

A new study finds long-distance wake losses offshore to be much greater than expected

Using validated, high-fidelity long-range wake loss modeling, ArcVera Renewables found in their new study that commonly used engineering wake models vastly underpredict energy losses due to external wakes. ArcVera calls for further critical research into long-distance wake losses of offshore wind plants. A recent study by ArcVera Renewables confirms the severe under-prediction of long-range wake… Read more »

Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C enter EPC contract for Hai Long Project offshore substations

Hai Long Offshore Wind Project has awarded the EPC contract to a consortium consisting of Semco Maritime and PTSC M&C for the two offshore substations for the Hai Long 2 and Hai Long 3 wind farms after naming the consortium a Preferred Supplier back in October 2021. The Hai Long Offshore Wind Project will contribute… Read more »

Natural Power completes wind farm emergency rescue training

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has completed a series of emergency rescue training exercises at three major wind farm sites in Scotland with the global training expert, Maersk Training. As a core element to Natural Power’s HSEQ strategy that runs throughout the business, the emergency rescue training took place at Fred.Olsen… Read more »

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership awards £3.5m to nine UK winners

Nine UK businesses have been successful in securing a share of a £3.5 million Development Grant funding pot from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP). The Development Grants competition launched in December 2021 offering grants up to £1 million to offshore wind supply chain companies for projects that will unlock significant growth potential in UK… Read more »

WinGD and Chord X to bring CII insights to engine users under new partnership

Swiss marine power company WinGD has signed a proof-of-concept agreement with emissions data specialist Chord X to develop digital solutions focused on sustainability in shipping. Among several areas of development, the partnership aims to bring ship operators component-level insights into carbon intensity indicator (CII) ratings. The collaboration targets providing visibility into how engine performance affects… Read more »

KenzFigee delivers up-tower crane to Eickhoff

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, has delivered its latest generation Heli-HookTM up-tower crane for gearbox component exchanges throughout Europe. In May 2022 Eickhoff took delivery of the first new generation Heli-HookTM up-tower crane with a capacity up to 3 tonnes SWL…. Read more »

BayWa r.e. Closes Sale for Floating Photovoltaic Farm in Ubon Ratchathani

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor BayWa r.e. today announced the sale of its first Floating Photovoltaic Farm Thailand, to Ubon Bio Ethanol PCL (UBE) – one of Thailand’s leading manufacturers and distributors of processed cassava products.  This follows BayWa r.e.’s recent announcement of its successful partnership with UBE in the completion of… Read more »

GreenSpur Wind and Niron Magnetics Collaborate to Develop New Rare Earth-free Generator Solution for the Offshore Wind Market

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA – July 27, 2022 – GreenSpur Wind, the company who has developed a new generator for the global offshore wind market, and Niron Magnetics, the company pioneering the world’s first high-performance, rare earth-free permanent magnets, today announced a milestone in developing a new, lighter, and highly efficient rare earth-free generator solution… Read more »

EDPR reaches a net profit of 265 million euros in the first half of the year, 87% above last year

EBITDA summed 976 million euros (+49% YoY). The company’s installed capacity increased to 13.8 GW (+1.2 GW YoY). Capacity under construction has reached record levels of 3.2 GW, with 1.8 GW of wind and 1.3 GW of solar. 27th July 2022, London: EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the fourth largest renewable energy producer in the world,… Read more »

Typhoon Chaba vs. Floating Lidar System in South China Sea

Wind Lidar ZX 300M meets extreme weather event on Blue Aspirations Floating Lidar System On July 1st, 2022 Typhoon Chaba passed through a prospective site for offshore wind farm development in the South China Sea. The site was in the midst of a wind measurement campaign using an industry-standard ZX 300M Lidar integrated into a… Read more »

ematec goes offshore – WindEnergy 2022: New yokes from the innovation leader

Curtain up for ematec: the specialist supplier of lifting equipment for the wind industry is using WindEnergy 2022 in Hamburg for an extraordinary presentation (hall A1, stand 415). For the first time, ematec will show an offshore version of its innovative RBC-D rotor blade lifting beams and also entices visitors with a world first with… Read more »

Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is patron of HUSUM WIND

Industry trade show to be held Sept. 12-15, 2023 I Special theme of the onshore and offshore technology fair is green hydrogen HUSUM | July 21, 2022 Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck will assume patronage of HUSUM WIND, where the wind and green hydrogen industry along the entire value… Read more »

DNV signs MOU with Korean floating solar component manufacturers

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, 21 July 2022:  DNV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korean floating solar PV (FPV) suppliers which will explore business cooperation opportunities with the aim of increasing the number of FPV plants in Korea and globally, as the energy transition accelerates. Under this MOU, DNV, the independent energy expert and… Read more »

Wind power for 1.8 million people: Siemens Energy wins largest grid connection order to date

Two new power links set the course for more wind energy in the German power grid: DolWin4 and BorWin4 will transport up to 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of green wind power from several wind farms in the German North Sea to land with low losses. As a result, they will be able to meet the demand… Read more »


TSC Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMIC, a world leading supplier of integrated solutions to onshore, offshore oil and gas, offshore wind and hydrogen sectors and KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, have agreed on a technology license agreement of the… Read more »

Cerulean Winds reveals scale of offshore wind bid to make UK’s oil and gas production cleanest in the world

Green energy infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has revealed it will bid for four seabed lease sites to decarbonise the UK’s oil and gas sector as this scale will remove more emissions quickly, keep costs lower for platform operators and provide the anchor for large scale North-South offshore transmission. The floating offshore wind and green energy… Read more »