Category: Wind

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative builds on momentum from COP27 Announces 13 action programs

16 January 2023, Abu Dhabi – Today, the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) announced 13 action programs. Steering committee members, made up of African leaders, CEOs, and carbon credit experts, met at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to build on early momentum and set out further ambitions. In the lead-up to COP28 ACMI’s action programs aim… Read more »

CSO Marine Group Unveils New Brand Identity and Websites

London, Friday 13 January 2023. CSO Marine Group (CSO), an integrated strategic solutions provider for the offshore energy and marine renewables sectors, today unveiled the Group’s new brand identity, including redesigned websites and corporate videos. As part of the CSO Marine Group, Offshore Operations (OOL), Colebrook Offshore (CBO) and Rockabill Marine Design (RMD) have also… Read more »

Ventus Group partners with TÜV SÜD to provide solutions and expertise to wind energy players in India

Further strengthening its offering and position as a dominant player catering to the end-to-end requirements of the wind energy sector, Ventus Group has entered an exclusive partnership with TÜV SÜD in India. The collaboration sees Ventus Group bringing its unrivalled global expertise in rotor monitoring and technical support for the renewable energy industry, to TÜV… Read more »

Combifloat enters the offshore cable market

Rotterdam, 11 January 2023 – Combifloat recently concluded the acquisition of Oceanteam Solutions, creating an entry into the offshore cable handling and logistics solutions market. This acquisition enables Combifloat to further enhance its portfolio with an additional brand, offering a broader set of equipment and services dedicated to the offshore renewable and subsea oil &… Read more »

Are hybrid renewable projects the future?

Hybrid projects aren’t new. The industry has been exploring the benefits of co-locating different types of renewable generation and storage technology for many years now. But while there is lots of talk of “energy parks”, “virtual power plants” and other hybrid concepts, in reality we continue to see the vast majority of wind, solar and… Read more »

EnfraGen’s Fontus Renewables enlists Verano to build a pipeline of solar projects in Chile

Verano Energy, a leading renewable energy developer in Latin America, announces that it has commenced construction of eight solar PV projects in Chile with a total capacity of 76 MWdc (59 MWac). Verano was selected by EnfraGen subsidiary, Fontus Renewables to carry out the EPC and O&M contracts, which is the largest third-partyEPC contract for… Read more »

Are hybrid renewable projects the future?

Hybrid projects aren’t new. The industry has been exploring the benefits of co-locating different types of renewable generation and storage technology for many years now. But while there is lots of talk of “energy parks”, “virtual power plants” and other hybrid concepts, in reality we continue to see the vast majority of wind, solar and… Read more »

Perceptual Robotics graduates from award-winning start-up accelerator

An intelligent automation and inspection solutions company has secured additional funding after completing an award-winning start-up programme. Perceptual Robotics, which has bases in the UK and Europe, showcased their Dhalion system to more than 100 venture capitalists and key industry guests at Deeptech Labs on December 7th. CEO Kostas Karachalios and Chief Operating Officer Dimitris… Read more »

Nearthlab Brings Cutting-Edge Plug-and-Play Technology to Latin America

Leading provider of autonomous drone solutions bracing to upscale global operations after the successful deployment of its latest flagship solution NearthWIND Mobile in South America Dec. 15, 2022 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, announced that it has wrapped up rounds of inspections in Latin America spearheaded by NearthWIND Mobile, an award-winning… Read more »

Türkiye: Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. (CCI) orders Nordex turbine for its factory

Hamburg, 14 December 2022. The Nordex Group has received an order from Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. (“CCI”), for the supply and installation of CCI’s first wind turbine. The order for an N133/4800 turbine also includes a ten-year Premium Service.   The turbine with a nominal capacity of 4.8 MW will be installed on a tubular steel… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order to supply 94 MW to Brazil

Hamburg, 13 December 2022. The Nordex Group has received an order for N163/5.X turbines from Brazil. The manufacturer is to supply 16 turbines for the 94.4 MW “EOL TODA ENERGIA 2” wind farm for TODA Investimentos do Brasil.  The wind farm is to be built in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, near to… Read more »

New research finds UK offshore wind supply chain is buoyant despite headwinds – enabling innovation to flourish

A survey from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult reveals a high degree of confidence in future growth but highlights challenges in areas of skills and visibility of opportunities. The first in depth survey into the confidence of the UK Offshore Wind supply chain has revealed an optimistic outlook in the sector despite the challenging… Read more »

Paul Virgo Joins Cargostore Worldwide as Global Operations Manager

Cargostore Worldwide, the UK’s leading DNV 2.7-1 and ISO certified container provider announces the appointment of Paul Virgo to the role of Global Operations Manager, a new role within the expanding company. Mr Virgo brings with him a wealth of technical knowledge and over 15 years of experience within the oil and gas, and logistics… Read more »

WAB Press Release on offshore wind + hydrogen collaboration of WAB e.V. and Team Norway

Norway/Germany, 12 December 2022 – The Wind Energy and green Hydrogen Cluster WAB e.V. signed a cooperation agreement with Team Norway, represented by Norwegian Energy Partners. Both parties agreed to collaborate with a focus on offshore wind development and green hydrogen and respective supply chains. The cooperation will focus on the 20th WINDFORCE in June… Read more »

Wood Thilsted wins design contract for Ocean Winds first offshore wind project in Poland and opens Warsaw Office

London, UK – Wood Thilsted is excited to make two key announcements. The first, its appointment as the foundation and offshore substation concept designer for Ocean Winds first offshore windfarm in Poland, BC-Wind. The second, the opening of WT’s first Polish branch in Warsaw. BC-Wind offshore wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds, the… Read more »

EDP Renewables and Engie’s joint venture partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to develop a floating offshore project in California

London, UK, 9th December 2022 – Ocean Winds (OW) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), through their 50/50 offshore wind joint venture Golden State Wind, were awarded a 32,500 hectares lease area by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the Morro Bay area off the central coast of California…. Read more »

WinGD wins engine diagnostics orders as ship owners look to reduce OPEX

Swiss marine power company WinGD has received orders from two LNG carrier operators for its WinGD Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) engine monitoring, diagnostics and remote support service. Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered WiDE for seven vessels, which include a recently delivered LNG carrier and six under construction. CoolCo, formed in 2021 with Eastern Pacific Shipping… Read more »

Climate Change Committee Progress Report 2022

The Climate Change Committee today (December 7) published its Progress Report for 2022 and also its first five-yearly review of Scottish Emissions Targets. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “The Climate Change Committee is right to highlight the need to accelerate our transition to net-zero and for The Scottish Government to… Read more »

ONSHORE WIND BAN LIFTED – Vattenfall response

Vattenfall’s Head of UK Onshore Development, Frank Elsworth, said: “If this is a genuine move which will put onshore wind on a level playing field with other infrastructure in England, it will send a very positive signal that the Government is serious about harnessing the benefits which onshore development can unleash for the environment ,… Read more »

Natural Power HSEQ Director appointed to SafetyOn leadership

Natural Power’s HSEQ Director, Frank Monaghan, has been appointed to the leadership board of SafetyOn, the UK’s onshore wind safety organisation. He’s joined by Stewart Reid, Natural Power’s Manager of HSEQ, who has been appointed as vice chair of the technical advisory committee (TAC). Frank Monaghan said: “Having been part of the founding team at… Read more »

New programme examines pathways for integrated floating offshore wind technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre will examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure, as part of their five year collaboration under the Energy Transition Alliance banner The WINTOG programme will drive collaboration across energy technologies to foster innovative… Read more »

Jan De Nul successfully connects TenneT’s electricity network in The Netherlands and continues to invest in its offshore installation fleet in support of its energy business

On 17 November 2022, Jan De Nul Group completed the first part of the cable installation works to connect the wind farms Hollandse Kust (noord) and (west Alpha) to the Dutch mainland. Also the 220-kV high-voltage tests of both sea and land cables for Hollandse Kust (noord) were successfully completed, from the onshore substation to… Read more »

MASS TANK and STEEL INSPECT complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for quality management

MASS TANK and STEEL INSPECT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the delivery of professional management and service contracts relating to quality management systems and onshore and offshore monitoring and construction supervision for the north American offshore wind energy sector. This agreement shows a strategic commitment in working to provide full quality service… Read more »

JS HAMILTON QUALITY SERVICES and STEEL INSPECT officially sign Cooperation Agreement for inspection and expediting services during PTMEW /WAB WINDFORCE BALTICE SEA conference

On November 16th, during WINDFORCE BALTICE SEA offshore wind conference in Gdansk, Poland, J.S. Hamilton Quality Services (JSHQS) and STEEL INSPECT have officially signed a Partnership agreement for cooperation. The parties acknowledged their willingness to cooperate in the field of Inspection and Expediting Services, particularly for Wind Energy Projects, considering Steel Inspect’s long years’ experience… Read more »

Nordex Group receives 35 MW order from Poland

Hamburg, 17 November 2022. The Nordex Group has received an order from Poland for the supply and installation of ten turbines. The customer is Wind Farm Lada Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of RE Alloys Sp z o.o.. The order also includes the Premium Service for the N131/3600 turbines covering a period of 15 years…. Read more »

Demand Grows for Renewable Energy Benchmarking as Clir Contracts 13GW New Capacity

Vancouver, 14 November 2022 – Clir Renewables, the market intelligence platform for wind and solar, has today announced four new multi-farm contracts signed in October, signalling a significant increase in demand for its performance and risk intelligence services across wind and solar. Encompassing Clir’s Portfolio, Risk and M&A offerings, which all leverage the world’s largest operational… Read more »

Scotland’s First Minister marks launch of UK’s tallest onshore turbines

Nicola Sturgeon has marked the connection of the UK’s tallest and most efficient onshore wind turbines to the national grid. The 200-metre structures are part of Banks Renewables’ Kype Muir Extension Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire that will consist of 15 new ultra-efficient turbines. Lying just south of Strathaven, Kype Muir Extension’s turbines will have… Read more »

Jan De Nul crew rescues 15 refugees at sea

During a sea journey from Turkey to Belgium, Jan De Nul crew on board the offshore installation vessel Simon Stevin noticed a sloop with 15 refugees on Thursday evening, 10 November. Eight men, two women and five children had been drifting for several days on the Mediterranean Sea, some 75 km off the coast of… Read more »

Stora Enso forms partnership with Voodin Blades to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood

Stora Enso and Voodin Blade Technology GmbH have signed a partnership agreement to develop sustainable wind turbine blades from wood. Under the agreement, the two companies are committed to developing sustainable alternatives for wind turbine blades and creating a competitive and reliable supply chain. They are currently producing and installing a 20 m blade for… Read more »

Pfeiffer Vacuum Introduces the New SmartVane Rotary Vane Pump for Mass Spectrometry

Asslar, Germany, November 16, 2022. Pfeiffer Vacuum, a leading provider of vacuum technology, introduces the first rotary vane pump for mass spectrometry with a hermetically sealed pump housing. The SmartVane serves as a backing pump for mass spectrometers (ICP-MS, LC/MS), for applications in environmental and food analytics, as well as in pharmaceutical and clinical analytics…. Read more »

Strategic Marine signs 3-vessel order with Chartwell Marine

Singapore, 14 November 2022 — Strategic Marine has signed an order to build three ‘Brevity’-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) from Chartwell Marine. The Brevity-class 27-metre catamaran design forms part of Chartwell’s new offshore wind support vessel range, which has seen multiple orders in the UK and USA since its launch in June 2022. The Brevity responds… Read more »

Groundbreaking Training by Wind-ON Academy. Simulated Wind Turbine training modules with 1:50 scale construction area and rich practical content.

Wind-ON Service and Installation company based in Turkey and have capacity to work in Middle East, Africa and EU aiming to  expand its services in Renewable Energy sector Beside of this  Recently added very unique training modules for Borescope Inspections and Rigging lifting operations. Wind-ON aim to simulate operations in classroom with 1:50 scaled construction… Read more »


ASL SAFETY & TRAINING(RENEWABLES) has announced today 11.11.22 that its has further expanded its offshore, marine & renewables training offering.  Following further rigorous auditing by the Global Wind Organisation, ASL has been further accredited to deliver all of the GWO BASIC TECHNICAL TRAINING(BTT) required for entry to the to Wind Turbine Technician and associated careers…. Read more »

Strategic Marine signs 3-vessel order with Chartwell Marine

Singapore, 14 November 2022 — Strategic Marine has signed an order to build three ‘Brevity’-class crew transfer vessels (CTVs) from Chartwell Marine. The Brevity-class 27-metre catamaran design forms part of Chartwell’s new offshore wind support vessel range, which has seen multiple orders in the UK and USA since its launch in June 2022. The Brevity responds… Read more »

Solid traction for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform is sustained with new 70-MW contract in Sweden

Siemens Gamesa has teamed up once again with leading Swedish developer OX2 for another wind project in the country, using some of its most powerful onshore wind turbines. Located in the municipality of Ljusdal, the 70MW Riberget wind project will be equipped with 11 of its SG 6.6-170 wind turbines, using a hub height of… Read more »

Nordex press release: Nordex Group achieves sales of EUR 3.9bn along with solid order intake

Hamburg, 14 November 2022. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) tightens its guidance for the 2022 financial year: the operating margin (EBITDA margin) is now expected to be at the lower end of the guidance range issued on 24 May 2022 at around minus 4 percent. This is mainly due to the current market environment, issues… Read more »