Category: Wind

Natural Power advises Cloncreen Wind Farm

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has supported Bank of Ireland and the European Investment Bank (EIB) as lenders technical advisor to reach financial close for the 75.6MW, 21-turbine, Cloncreen Wind Farm in County Offaly, Ireland. The project achieved financial close in May 2021 with Natural Power delivering technical due diligence for… Read more »

Delmar Systems Acquires Vryhof

HOUSTON, TX. – Delmar Systems, Inc. (‘Delmar’) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vryhof, consisting of Deep Sea Mooring and Vryhof Anchors. The combined company, with its global footprint and enhanced asset portfolio, will continue as Delmar Systems and as Vryhof. “We are excited to welcome Vryhof to the Delmar family. Vryhof’s Team has… Read more »

Greenspace Scotland has today (May 20) published a new study, ‘Green Heat in Greenspaces’, which shows that Scotland’s urban rivers and green spaces can act as vital low-carbon heat sources to help achieve its climate targets.

Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “While it isn’t yet mainstream in the UK to think of rivers and green spaces as places which can provide the energy we need to keep warm, other countries are further ahead. If we are to have any chance of meeting our climate change targets,… Read more »

Huntington Ingalls Industries Debuts Proteus Unmanned Surface Test Vessel

Vessel Executed Successful Autonomy Capabilities Demonstration with Sea Machines’ SM300 System (NEWPORT NEWS, Va.; May 20, 2021) – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today the debut of the Proteus unmanned surface vessel (USV) for testing and development of autonomy capabilities. The 27-foot Proteus USV was outfitted with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy system and completed a… Read more »

Save the dates for RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind 2021

Don’t miss the largest dedicated offshore wind event in the UK on 29-30 September at ExCeL London – Global Offshore Wind (GOW) 2021.  Presented by RenewableUK, GOW21 will be focused on how the sector can support 20530 climate targets in the UK. The programme will be supported and enriched by Event Partners RWE, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, SSE Renewables, Ørsted, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Vestas. There will also be… Read more »

Diversification of activities contributes to solid financials

2020 was a year of unexpected challenges. Due to COVID-19, everyone had to be at their very best in order to face these exhausting circumstances. Lockdown measures, working from home, travel restrictions; all this had a major impact on the organisation of global player Jan De Nul Group. However, the flexibility of the group and… Read more »

Natural Power secures consent for innovative airborne wind energy testing site in Ireland

Natural Power secures consent for innovative airborne wind energy testing site in Ireland  Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has secured planning consent on behalf of RWE to develop a first of its kind demonstration site in County Mayo, Ireland, that will test new airborne wind energy systems (AWES). Construction of the… Read more »

deugro Delivered 17,487 Freight Tons of Steel Pipes to Indonesia for a Renewable Energy Offshore Project

Singapore, May 20, 2021 – deugro delivered 17,487 freight tons (FRT) of steel pipes in six part charters from Masan, South Korea to Batam, Indonesia. The pipes were needed for the production of 15 jackets for a renewable energy offshore project in Taiwan. deugro was awarded the delivery contract by PT SMOE Indonesia, a group… Read more »

Separation solutions designed to IMPRESS

Sulzer Chemtech’s technologies are central to plant-based platform chemical manufacturing A broad range of Sulzer Chemtech’s leading separation technologies are playing a key role in the EU funded project IMPRESS (Integration of efficient downstreaM PRocessEs for Sugars and Sugar alcohols). This aims to deliver a novel biorefinery concept, which enables the production of important base… Read more »

Cero Generation and EDF Renewables to join forces to support Green Lighthouse Development, one of the leading agrivoltaic developers in France, in its next phase of growth

·         EDF Renewables to partner with Cero Generation and Green Lighthouse Development (GLHD) to support delivery of GLHD’s 2.4 GW French solar development portfolio    ·         The portfolio is one of the largest agrivoltaic portfolios in France  ·         The innovative agrivoltaic developments co-locate solar power plants with agricultural activity to enhance the sustainability of both sectors  EDF Renewables, a leading French renewable energy player, has signed a share purchase agreement which, subject to the relevant anti-trust authorities’ final regulatory approvals, will see them… Read more »

The First Minister has announced her new Cabinet, which includes for the first time the role of Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy & Transport.

Responding, Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “The appointment of a Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy & Transport today is a welcome acknowledgement of the importance of the renewable energy industry and reflects Scottish Renewables’ request of the new Scottish Government in our manifesto for the recent election. “The establishment of this key position… Read more »

Vindenergi Danmark and Mita-Teknik enter strategic cooperation

By upgrading the IT infrastructure, Vindenergi Danmark is supporting the Danish wind turbine owners as well as the green transition. The electricity trading company Vindenergi Danmark and the green tech company Mita-Teknik have signed a strategic cooperation agreement on upgrading the IT infrastructure for the Danish wind turbine owners. With Mita-Teknik’s SCADA and Asset Management… Read more »

OWGP launches £4.2M support package for UK offshore wind supply chain

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched its latest and largest tranche of grant funding and tailored business support for UK offshore wind supply chain companies in a package totalling £4.2M. The package includes a £3.5M Development Grant Funding Competition for transformative supply chain projects and a £700K Wind Expert Support Toolkit (WEST) programme… Read more »

Jan De Nul successfully executes cable repair work for TenneT in the German Bight

Jan De Nul executed this cable repair as part of the framework agreement for repairs between TenneT and Jan De Nul Group. Less than 50 days were needed to perform the engineering, vessel mobilisation, removal of the damaged and installation of the new cable. Cable-Laying Vessel Isaac Newton and Multi-Purpose Vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant executed… Read more »

Energiequelle places order with the Nordex Group for 45 MW in Finland

Hamburg, 19 May 2021. Energiequelle, an international wind farm developer, has once again commissioned the Nordex Group to supply and install turbines in Finland. As of mid-2023, the Nordex Group is to supply eight N163/5.X turbines for the 45.6 MW “Lumivaara” project. The order also includes a Premium Service agreement for the turbines with a… Read more »

SkySpecs acquires two European wind energy technology companies: Fincovi and Vertikal AI

Together, these leading companies provide world-class data insights and automation to help wind farm owners and operators best perform ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SkySpecs, a global leader in wind energy technology, has acquired two of Europe’s premier wind energy companies: Fincovi, a leader in financial asset management, and Vertikal AI, a pioneer in predictive maintenance for wind energy. The combined… Read more »

New head in ZF’s Wind Power Technology business unit

Friedrichshafen/Lommel. Felix Henseler will take over the management of the Wind Power Technology business unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, headquartered in Lommel, Belgium, in the role of Senior Vice President as of June 01, 2021. Felix Henseler joins from Flender GmbH, where he was General Manager Applications, leading the new business for industrial gears and… Read more »

Vertical turbines could be the future for wind farms

The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the… Read more »

Marketing in Maritime Returns for 2021

Due to popular demand the only event dedicated to maritime marketers is back. This year Marketing in Maritime (MiM) takes to the digital stage, perfectly reflecting the evolving landscape that has faced marketers in all sectors over the past year. Building on the first live event in London, 2018, initiated by maritime marketing agency, Wake… Read more »

The awards accelerate New York’s progress towards Governor Cuomo’s goal to obtain 70 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030

EDF Renewables North America today announced three solar projects were awarded long-term contracts by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the 2020 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation.  Combined, the projects total 303 megawatts (MWac) of clean energy for the state. The projects, all expecting to deliver clean electricity by the end of 2023, are as follows: Tracy Solar: 119 MWac sited on… Read more »

RWE confirms forecast and forges ahead on transformation with high levels of capital expenditure

First quarter of 2021 impacted by weather effects – adjusted EBITDA reaches €883 million, adjusted net income €340 million Capital expenditure in first quarter increased to €1,037 million – almost double Q1 2020 level Portfolio of wind power and solar plants as well as storage systems to grow to more than 13 gigawatts by 2022 – 3.7 gigawatts currently under… Read more »

Accelerated planning of solar systems: IBC SOLAR’s planning tool PV Manager now offers even more flexibility

Bad Staffelstein, May 11, 2021 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, presents the new version of its highly successful planning tool – PV Manager. In addition to enhancements of the user interface for an even more intuitive operation, PV Manager is now available as a download version providing new… Read more »

WINDEA supports offshore wind projects successfully for 10 years

WINDEA can already look back on 10 years of success WINDEA bundles numerous services for the offshore wind industry from one source Hamburg, 11 May 2021. WINDEA Offshore GmbH & Co. KG from Hamburg celebrates its 10th company anniversary on 11 May 2021. Under the WINDEA brand, the companies Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH, Buss Offshore… Read more »

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Installations rise to 1.4 GW despite pandemic EBITDA margin at 0.8 percent as expected Solid order intake at 1.25 GW Nordex stock included in MDAX index Guidance for 2021 confirmed Hamburg, 11 May 2021. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today reported results for the first quarter of 2021. Sales increased from EUR 964.6 million in… Read more »


Seacat Services sends second OESV to support GGOWL operations team, following over 9200 safe crew transfers completed by her sister vessels at the project to date Cowes, 10th May 2021 – Class leading offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services (Seacat) has today announced that it has signed a long-term charter for catamaran Seacat… Read more »

RenewableUK has today (May 7) published its ‘Raising the Bar’ report, which outlines five clean energy targets the UK Government could adopt ahead of COP26 to advance decarbonisation and economic growth and to encourage increased ambition from the rest of the world.

Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Targets are one of the ways in which government can provide the certainty industry requires to deploy the renewable energy technology we need to tackle climate change. “The ambitious but achievable goals set in this new report ahead of COP26 in November show a clear path for… Read more »

EAGLE-ACCESS sea trials successful

In the past three weeks EAGLE-ACCESS has tested their new access system on the VOS Star in the Danish windfarm Horns Rev.2. We safely transferred around 150 people and did about 300 transfers with and without cargo. The system in the stand alone version proved to be safe, comfortable and reliable during offshore testing. People… Read more »

Foss Maritime Advances the Industry with First Commercially Funded, Autonomous Harbor Tug

Foss Maritime, a leading maritime transportation and logistics provider based in Seattle, has selected Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomous-command and -control system for use aboard its tugboat Rachael Allen, the fourth of several new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, in Freeland, Wash. Delivering in May 2021, the newly built 90-ton bollard pull… Read more »

Vibrating instead of hammering: new research project investigates innovative installation technique for offshore foundations

RWE Renewables, itap, BioConsult SH as well as the University of Stuttgart and Technische Universität Berlin are to research innovative vibratory pile driving technique at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm Method for installing foundations has the potential for significantly reducing underwater noise emissions and installation times Research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for… Read more »

Collaboration breaks new ground in Taiwan: Siemens Gamesa confirmed as preferred supplier for full 1,044 MW Hai Long offshore wind projects

Largest preferred supplier agreement for Siemens Gamesa in Taiwan to date: 1,044 MW Hai Long 2B (232 MW) and Hai Long 3 (512 MW) projects added in extension of Hai Long 2A (300 MW) preferred supplier agreement State-of-the-art SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines will be deployed and serviced by Siemens Gamesa for the three… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik is retrofitting ADLS technology at the Wanderup wind field: The comprehensive solution, which integrates the manufacturer’s interface, will be deployed across multiple wind farms

Deutsche Windtechnik will be retrofitting 16 wind turbines with Aircraft Detection Light Systems (ADLS) at the Wanderup wind field. The wind field includes the Wanderup community wind farm with eight Senvion 3.XM turbines and the Wanderup West wind farm with five Senvion 3.XM and three Enercon E82 wind turbines. A single transponder receiver for all… Read more »

Natural Power recruits Director of Consulting Services

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed John Wilson to the newly created role of Director of Consultancy Services. John has been a management consultant for the last 20 years preceded by a spell in high volume manufacturing.  As a trusted advisor, John has helped many organisations implement strategic business growth… Read more »

New Executive Board trio to forge ahead with RWE’s transformation

Dr. Markus Krebber now Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Müller becomes Chief Financial Officer Zvezdana Seeger Chief Human Resources Officer and Labour Director The new three-person Executive Board team of RWE AG will take office on 1 May. Dr. Markus Krebber (48) will succeed Dr. Rolf Martin Schmitz as CEO. Krebber has been with RWE… Read more »


Fire safety standards in wind industry would reduce fire events, wind farm losses and insurance premiums New report reveals 800% increase in cost of a fire event in last 10 years with losses up to $8 million Scottsdale, 28 APRIL– Leading fire suppression system manufacturer, Firetrace International, advises in a new report that the wind… Read more »

WINAICO increases plant size for system protection in Europe to 15 kW

Applies to all module types as of 1 May 2021 Creglingen, 29.04.2021 – For more than 10 years now, WINAICO Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of the Taiwanese solar module manufacturer Win Win Precision Technology Co, Ltd, has been offering insurance cover that is highly appreciated by its customers. The insurance package optimally protects the entire… Read more »