Category: Wind

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 »

NKT awarded the contract for export power cables for the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Park

NKT has signed the order for the power cable system for the Polish offshore wind project Baltic Power. The project is important for the transition to renewable energy in Poland and the national ambitions of up to 11 GW offshore wind installed by 2040. As announced on 6 June 2023, NKT was finalizing the contract… Read more »

In-line mooring buoyancy developed for floating wind and SURF sectors

Specialising in buoyancy, protection and insulation solutions, Aberdeen-based Balmoral has a long and proven track record of successful buoyancy installations around the world. A comprehensive range of ‘off-the-shelf’ products are deployed across a number of applications, from simple location markers to short term installation/deployment aids, while specialised mooring buoy arrangements bring unique characteristics and advantages… Read more »

DemoSATH has achieved a key project milestone with the offshore installation

Bilbao, 11th August 2023. The DemoSATH project has achieved a significant milestone with the successful installation of its 2MW innovative floating wind platform demonstrator in open sea waters. The operation, carried out by the Windstaller Alliance, used their anchor handling vessel, the Normand Sapphire, along with local tugboats, to tow DemoSATH from the construction site… Read more »

Engineered heavy lifting expertise key to Taiwan’s most ambitious offshore wind projects

Ørsted Taiwan, part of the world’s largest offshore wind company Ørsted, has selected Mammoet-Giant Taiwan, a joint venture between Mammoet, the engineered heavy lifting and transport specialist, and Taiwanese Giant Heavy Machinery Services – to provide essential support for the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms in Taiwan. This remarkable offshore… Read more »

RES to acquire Ingeteam’s renewable services division – £30bn AuM upon completion

London, 1 August 2023 – RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, today announces it will acquire Ingeteam’s Renewable Service division. This announcement follows the signing of a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) between both parties. Upon completion, RES will have £30bn (€35bn) of assets under management, making it the largest renewable energy support… Read more »

Onshore industry demonstrates technological performability at Husum trade fair

The wind onshore market in Germany is developing dynamically. At HUSUM WIND, the industry demonstrates its performability to contribute to achieving the national targets. Onshore trends at the fair also include repowering, recycling and asset management. HUSUM | 02 August 2023. According to the recently published semi-annual figures and wind power expansion report of the… Read more »

A Helpful Guide on How to Break into the UK’s Renewable Energy Sector

The renewable sector is an ever-growing industry in all pockets of the world – which means it needs an increasing number of employees. With additional support from experienced staff, the industry can expect to enjoy further success. The amount of renewable capacity added across 2021 to 2026 is expected to be 50 per cent higher… Read more »

Daniel Gaefke to join Group Management Board as BayWa r.e. plans to triple capacity of wind and solar project development

Bangkok, 03 August 2023: BayWa r.e. is appointing Daniel Gaefke to its Group Management Board as the business continues to focus on the expansion of its global Wind and Solar Projects business. Currently Director of Projects APAC, Daniel will join CEO Matthias Taft, CFO Mihaela Seidl and COO Guenter Haug on the Board. As the… Read more »

Osbit significantly expands team to drive project growth

Global demand for offshore wind farms drive significant Osbit growth Leading North East England engineering company Osbit Ltd has recruited 26 new employees to support its offshore wind projects. The company, which develops large-scale equipment used to construct offshore wind farms, has taken on new employees across the business. The intake consists of 11 Osbit… Read more »


Madrid, August 1, 2023.- Navantia Seanergies and SeAH have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of offshore wind energy in countries on the Asian continent, with a special focus on the Republic of Korea, one of the most ambitious states in its geographical area and on the American west coast. The Ministry of Economy,… Read more »

Kansai Electric Power joins Saitec Offshore’s DemoSATH Project as strategic partner and co-investor

Bilbao, 1 August 2023.- The Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) has signed an agreement with Saitec Offshore Technologies, joining the DemoSATH project as a strategic partner and co-investor. KEPCO’s involvement further strengthens the project’s foundation and accelerates its progress. Drawing on its extensive experience and expertise in the energy sector, KEPCO is set… Read more »

RP Global and Marguerite Sell Two Polish Wind Farms to Engie Zielona Energia

RP Global, one of Poland’s leading players in the renewable energy sector and Marguerite, a pan-European investor and our co-shareholder of 49.99% have announced the sale of two wind farms totaling 103 MW to Engie Zielona Energia. Both wind farms are located in Northern Poland in Tychowo and Kukinia. The Tychowo wind farm consists of… Read more »

Natural Power’s ControlCentre turns 15

Natural Power’s ControlCentre, the largest independently operated renewable energy control room in the UK, is celebrating its 15thanniversary. The state-of-the-art facility, which is located in rural Dumfries and Galloway, provides renewable energy owners and operators with a range of services from site access to grid curtailment, emergency response and wind turbine, BESS and solar asset… Read more »

Iberdrola invests €10.54 billion in the last 12 months and increases its net profit by 21% to €2.52 billion

Highlights   Global investments have increased by 8% in the last 12 months, to reach €10.54 billion. 93% of investments have been allocated to networks and renewables. Net profit increases by 21% to €2.52 billion (+28% excluding accounting impacts of last quarter with no cash impact). EBITDA reaches €7.56 billion, an increase of 17%, driven… Read more »

Nordex Group increases sales to EUR 2.8 billion in the first half of 2023

Hamburg, 27 July 2023. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) completed the first half of 2023 as expected in terms of business performance. Sales increased to around EUR 2.8 billion (H1/2022: EUR 2.1 billion). Total performance, which also includes changes in inventories, increased by 26 percent to EUR 2.8 billion (H1/2022: EUR 2.2 billion). Earnings before… Read more »

Offshore wind energy: Strengthen capacities and infrastructures along the value chain!

Berlin, Bremerhaven, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Rostock, 25 July 2023 – The trade associations of the German offshore wind industry and the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation today presented the expansion figures for the first half of 2023. According to the figures prepared by the consulting firm Deutsche WindGuard, 24 offshore wind turbines with a capacity of… Read more »

SeaVolt to Launch a First of a Kind Solar Energy Test Platform

Pioneering the great potential of offshore solar energy The potential of SeaVolt is unlimited. Unlike existing floating solar installations on lakes, SeaVolt has developed a concept specifically tailored to the conditions of rough seas. With its modular design, this technology is highly suitable for installation as a complement to offshore wind farms. Testing the solar… Read more »

Global Underwater Hub appoints North Regional Manager

Global Underwater Hub (GUH), the leading trade and development body representing the UK’s £8billion underwater industry has announced the appointment of a new regional manager. Ricci Boston, who will be based in Newcastle, will be instrumental in increasing engagement among GUH’s members and expanding its membership base in the north of England. He will also… Read more »

NKT is preferred bidder for framework agreement including two HVDC power cable projects in Scotland

NKT is preferred bidder for framework agreement including two HVDC power cable projects in Scotland NKT is confirmed as preferred bidder for the supply of power cable systems for two HVDC transmission links by Scottish SSEN Transmission, with the intent to sign a framework agreement for future projects. SSEN Transmission, the transmission owner in the… Read more »