Category: Wind

Almost 22,000 studying renewable energy in Scotland, new stats show

Results are up 70% on same survey 4 years ago Numbers show ‘attractiveness of green jobs to today’s young people’, industry body CEO says Almost 22,000 students in Scotland are taking courses relating to renewable energy – up more than 70% on 2019, new figures show. Thirty-three colleges and universities responded to a Freedom of… Read more »

Offshore communications specialist opens new Aberdeen office

Fern Communications, an OEG Offshore company, has opened a new office in Aberdeen and appointed an experienced engineering team to service Scotland’s mixed offshore energy sector. Managing Director Jennifer Cushion and Technical Director Clive Cushion formed Fern Communication in 2002, with the acquisition in 2021 by OEG Offshore as part of their commitment to the… Read more »

EDF Renewables, Jan De Nul and Luminus partner up for an offshore wind project in Belgium

EDF Renewables, Jan De Nul Group and Luminus have partnered up to bid for a commercial-scale offshore wind tender for the first phase of the Princess Elisabeth Zone in Belgium. The Princess Elisabeth Zone is an area identified by the federal government to increase Belgium’s local renewable electricity production by up to 3.5 GW. The… Read more »

Petrobras and Equinor sign agreement to evaluate seven offshore wind projects in Brazil

During CERAWeek, Petrobras and Equinor have signed a letter of intent that expands the cooperation between the two companies to assess seven offshore wind power generation projects. The letter of intent expands the cooperation between the two companies to assess the technical, economic, and environmental feasibility of seven offshore wind power generation projects off the… Read more »

Perceptual Robotics expands into Asia through a strategic partnership with the K2 Energy Group

A UK-based wind-turbine inspections’ company has announced it is expanding into Asia thanks to a new partnership. Utilising AI and drones, Perceptual Robotics provides autonomous wind turbine inspections across the UK and Europe. The company has now secured a brand-new deal with leading south-east Asian organisation, K2 Energy Group which has purchased its own Dhalion… Read more »

Lowestoft kittiwake hotels open for business

The first guests will soon be flocking to the region’s newest ‘hotel’ today as renewables developers, Vattenfall and ScottishPower unveil the UK’s first kittiwake nesting structures to support consented offshore wind farms. The nests will be able to accommodate around 430 pairs of kittiwakes and will help preserve the species for years to come. A… Read more »

Green Eagle Solutions welcomes Diego San Segundo as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) to scale internal structure and business.

MADRID – 1st March, 2023 – Green Eagle Solutions, the leading provider of automation solutions for remote operations in the renewable energy industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Diego San Segundo as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Diego brings over 25 years of experience in telecommunications, cybersecurity and SaaS, and will oversee… Read more »

Jan De Nul and DEME build the world’s first artificial energy island for Elia

The Belgian consortium TM EDISON (Jan De Nul and DEME) has won the tender for the construction of the world’s first artificial energy island. The construction of the foundations of the Princess Elisabeth Island will begin in early 2024 and will last 2.5 years. After that, the installation of the high-voltage infrastructure can be started…. Read more »

GE Renewable Energy approves Nacelle Mounted Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars for Power Performance Testing

GE Renewable Energy approves the use of the nacelle based Continuous Wave scanning Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from Lidar OEM ZX Lidars for Power Performance Testing.  Within the past year, the International Electrotechnical Commission (“IEC”) released the standard IEC 61400-50-3, Use of nacelle-mounted lidars for wind measurements. In anticipation of and response to this new standard,… Read more »

WindESCo delivers wind industry’s first major wake steering installation

Company completes installation of unique Swarm™ Technology across Longroad Energy’s 165-turbine Milford, Utah plant  Early results show site will benefit from significant energy production increases via collective control and advanced analytics Boston, MA, USA, 1st March 2023 — WindESCo, a pioneer in improving asset performance and reliability for wind turbine stakeholders, has announced the successful… Read more »

Octopus Energy makes more waves in offshore wind with $1bn invested and plans to rapidly scale

London, Monday 27th February 2023 – Octopus Energy’s generation arm hits $1bn in offshore wind investments in less than a year, with plans to rapidly scale investments. It comes as Octopus further invests in the 270 MW Lincs offshore wind farm off the east coast of England, increasing Octopus’ stake in Lincs to 31%. Octopus… Read more »

Americraft Marine Group Announces Expanded HSE Program Within It’s Shipyard Group

Palatka, FL, February 24, 2023 – On February 16, 2023 St. Johns Ship Building, a subsidiary of Americraft Marine Group, announces the appointment of Nick Nelson as their first HSE Officer. Nick has more than a decade of service with St Johns Ship Building, most recently acting as Yard Safety Manager.  “I am proud to… Read more »

Green Cat Renewables expands Lidar fleet to meet rising demand for onshore wind

Onshore wind energy targets drive investment in modern technology and practices. For Scotland to achieve net-zero by 2030, it is estimated that the country will need to install at least an additional 12GW of additional onshore wind, though there is ambition to exceed this. In January 2023, Scottish Ministers approved the National Planning Framework 4… Read more »

SENSEWind awards industry-first triple rail tower contract to SM Industries for 2 MW BEIS demonstration project

21 February 2023 – SENSEWind has selected SM Industries (formerly Valmont) to produce a first-of-its-kind, triple rail wind turbine tower for its flagship 2 MW onshore demonstration project – a single turbine plan partially funded by UK Government (BEIS) FOW grant scheme. The onshore project will be used to demonstrate and refine the SENSE SET… Read more »

Digital technologies are key to advancing the circular economy in the wind sector

The wind sector has been introducing emerging technologies and improved practices for several years. These practices maximize the value of resources and materials as much as possible and minimize resource use and waste. Not only the design and manufacture of a wind turbine and its components are considered in this process but also how they… Read more »

Natural Power supports acquisition of Momerstroff wind portfolio

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has delivered technical due diligence on behalf of NTR plc in support of its acquisition of the 46 MW Momerstroff wind portfolio in the Grand Est region of France from EcoJoule Energy GmbH and éolec SAS, part of German developer deanGruppe. The two-project portfolio comprises Momerstroff… Read more »

New unmanned helicopter Heavy Lifting Service takes off with the world-first public flight

The world’s media and some of the biggest players in the wind industry turned out to mark the launch of a new Heavy Lifting Service from Ventus Group, as it took flight during two successful demonstration days in Poland last week. More than 50 guests from around the world travelled to the location near Warsaw… Read more »

EOLOS rides the wind and waves through typhoon Hinnamnor

Real-time insights gained in South Korea of 125km/hr wind gusts, with Floating Lidar Eolos Floating Lidar Solutions (Eolos), provider of metocean data for the offshore wind industry, has released details of extreme conditions passing by Jindo, on the southern coast of South Korea, during typhoon Hinnamnor. The deployed Floating Lidar EOLOS buoys recorded wind gusts… Read more »

GOW23 – Back and bigger than ever

Global Offshore Wind (GOW) is back for another year, returning to ExCeL London on 14-15 June 2023. There will be two busy days of content and networking, enabling everyone who works across the global offshore wind sector to get involved and be inspired. Don’t miss: Connect with 5,000+ attendees from 50+ countries Benefit from 5… Read more »

Green Hydrogen Conference is back!

Returning for a second year, RenewableUK’s Green Hydrogen Conference 2023 will provide the perfect opportunity to get up-to-date with the latest conversations being had in the sector.  The programme tackle the big issues right now – like policy support requirements, current infrastructure, bankability of projects and route to market for electrolytic hydrogen projects. Panel discussions… Read more »

Don’t miss Ports & Vessels 2023

Presented by RenewableUK – the UK’s dedicated professional body for renewable energy – Ports & Vessels Conference 2023 will provide a full day of content delivered by experts in the field. Professionals from across the sector will lead sessions, join panel discussions and offer valuable market insights on a range of topics. These will cover… Read more »

Natural Power appointed as owner’s engineer at Cushaling Wind Farm in Ireland

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has commenced service delivery on the nine-turbine, 56MW, Cushaling Wind Farm in counties Offaly and Kildare, Ireland. Fulfilling the roles of project manager, owner’s engineer and project supervisor design process (PSDP) on behalf of Statkraft Ireland, Natural Power was selected for this project due to the… Read more »

Aerones unveils modular robot for Level 1-3 wind turbine LEE maintenance and repair

Riga – January, 2023 Aerones has demonstrated for the first time a robot that offers full-service leading edge wind turbine blade maintenance and repair. The robot performs maintenance 5x faster than humans, and makes use of various attachments to perform different tasks, including refinishing blades with RELEST® coatings from AkzoNobel. The robot is able to… Read more »

Aerones raises $30M to scale its robot-enabled services and drive efficiencies in the $30B wind turbine maintenance market

Riga, 16 January 2022: Aerones (“the Company”), the Latvia-based world leader in robot-enabled wind turbine maintenance and inspection, is pleased to announce that it has secured $30 million in growth capital to scale its business globally. The capital will be used to help the Company meet surging demand in a market which is expected to… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes Navy veteran and EOD and Mine Countermeasure Expert 
Eric Wirstrom as Vice President of Business Development

POTTSTOWN, Pa., January 24, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, is proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Eric Wirstrom as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development to drive growth in the commercial and defense sectors. Initially, Wirstrom will focus on VideoRay’s performance in its Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR)… Read more »

First Minister opens Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference

Nicola Sturgeon tells event offshore wind is “crucial to Scotland’s long-term economic prospects” More than 800 delegates attending sold-out two-day event in Glasgow First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (January 25) opened Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference at the SEC in Glasgow. In her ministerial address the First Minister told the conference that The Scottish Government… Read more »

Cargostore Worldwide Formalises Expansion into the East Coast US Wind Market with New Partnership

Cargostore Worldwide, the leading UK-based provider of DNV 2.7-1 certified offshore containers is pleased to announce its formal expansion into the East Coast US wind market through a new partnership with Blue Ocean Port Services. The Port of Providence (ProvPort) has been identified as the ideal location for Cargostore’s first depot dedicated to supporting offshore… Read more »

St. Johns Ship Building Announces the Second Keel Laying Ceremony for Atlantic Wind Transfers Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessels

St. Johns Ship Building held a keel laying ceremony on January 18th for the second of the series of aluminum crew transfer vessels (CTVs) used to service the offshore wind farm industry. The announcement follows the Jones Act shipyard’s acquisition by Americraft Marine last May. The crew transfer vessels will be servicing U.S. offshore wind… Read more »

EchoSense deployment accelerates to tackle wind production challenges as new bats become endangered

Natural Power, a leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, is set to accelerate the implementation of its proven EchoSense smart bat curtailment technology in a move to ensure the protection of endangered bat species at wind projects in North America.  On January 30, 2023, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially up-list the… Read more »

Blue Pearl Energy integrates Calordom, the Spanish heating and biomass specialist, to its European platform

his is Blue Pearl Energy’s first partnership in Spain, a key country where the company expects strong growth over the next few years  Blue Pearl Energy, an innovative European energy services platform, announced today the integration of the Spanish company Calordom into its network of expert SMEs. Based in Madrid, Calordom is specialized in central… Read more »


Just six months after the investment announcement for the offshore installation vessel Voltaire, Jan De Nul Group orders Les Alizés, a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. Together with the Voltaire, this new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own, capable of building the newest generation of… Read more »


The 242 MW Gode Wind 3 and 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 Wind Farms are owned and developed by the Danish renewable energy company Ørsted Wind Power A/S. Both wind farms will use 11-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines and are located in the German North Sea. The Borkum Riffgrund 3 more particularly will be located adjacent… Read more »