Category: Wind

New figures reveal renewable energy jobs and investment

Almost 23,000 jobs and £5.2 billion a year output – new report Impact across Scottish economy shown for first time Images and video available to download New figures which show the economic reach of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for the first time are released today (June 3). The statistics, from the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of… Read more »

ORE Catapult Powers Up with Senior Industry Appointments

Benj Sykes and Julian Brown to join board of leading innovation centre The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced the appointment of two senior industrialists as Non-Executive Directors. Benj Sykes, Head of UK Market Development, Consenting and External Affairs at Orsted, and Julian Brown, former Vice President and Country Manager of MHI Vestas, will… Read more »

Sulzer Chemtech processing solutions go online at ACHEMA Pulse 2021

Sulzer Chemtech is presenting its industry shaping innovations at ACHEMA Pulse, which will be taking place on June 15-16. Attendees of the digital event will be invited to join Sulzer Chemtech experts during virtual sessions. ACHEMA Pulse, the digital version of the leading chemical and process engineering exhibition, will offer a virtual forum to discuss… Read more »

UK’s largest offshore decarbonisation development would rapidly cut emissions and safeguard thousands of jobs

Governments urged to fast-track floating wind and hydrogen scheme to safeguard thousands of North Sea jobs and hit climate change targets – Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has revealed an ambitious plan to accelerate decarbonisation of oil and gas assets through an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development that would shift the dial on… Read more »

Lifting clamps 2.0 – for safer and more efficient wind operations

With the unique challenges that the wind industry is facing, The Crosby Group helps to solve key problems through lifting clamp innovation. The wind industry is one of the world’s most demanding industries with unique challenges the face those involved with manufacturing and installing towers, monopiles and transition pieces. However, there are common elements with… Read more »

Young Professionals Green Energy Awards celebrate up-and-coming stars

More than 300 people tuned in to see 8 winners announced Winners selected from more than 100 nominees Eight up-and-coming green energy stars have been honored at last night’s (May 27) virtual Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. The event, which would normally take place as a black-tie event in Glasgow, was hosted online for a… Read more »

Young Professionals Green Energy Awards celebrate up-and-coming stars

More than 300 people tuned in to see 8 winners announced Winners selected from more than 100 nominees Eight up-and-coming green energy stars have been honored at tonight’s (May 27) virtual Young Professionals Green Energy Awards. The event, which would normally take place as a black-tie event in Glasgow, was hosted online for a second… Read more »

EconPol Europe: Coronavirus Crisis Promotes Altruism and Social Exchange

Information on the Covid-19 pandemic triggers altruistic behavior and willingness to discuss with citizens of their own country, other EU countries, and non-EU citizens. Information on the importance of shared European values also increases altruism and reciprocity, but only toward compatriots and fellow Europeans. These are the findings of a large-scale survey experiment conducted by… Read more »

UK tech pioneers join forces on a robotic solution for wind sector’s ‘millions upon millions’ of bolts

Two UK innovators have joined forces in a mission to develop a robotic solution for ensuring the integrity of the millions upon millions of bolts that hold wind turbines together, a move that is described as essential to the expansion of offshore wind – and the world’s net-zero future. The new project announced today by… Read more »

Equinor, RWE and Hydro team up for offshore wind in the Norwegian North Sea

Joint application for offshore wind seabed in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area Project to forging ahead the development of offshore wind in Norway Partners have strong expertise in all parts of the offshore wind value chain Equinor, RWE Renewables and Hydro REIN have signed a collaboration agreement for offshore wind in Norway. The partners will… Read more »

Renewable Energy Roadshow to bring spirit of COP26 to Scottish communities

Events will showcase work of local businesses across rural Scotland and their role in the climate change fight Roadshow to visit Dornoch, Cromarty Firth, Dumfries, Lochgilphead and Pitlochry Scotland’s Renewable Energy Roadshow will tour the country this summer and highlight the positive impacts renewable energy has on local communities, the economy and the country’s fight… Read more »

RP Global sells its latest French wind farm project “Le Champvoisin” to clearvise

RP Global, a leading renewable energy developer and investor, announces the sale of its most recent project, the 12 MW wind farm “Le Champvoisin”, to the German independent power producer (IPP) clearvise AG. The deal follows the recent closing of the €24M project financing and includes a 20-year PPA from the French government, one of the… Read more »

New research published today (May 25) shows how the way Britain’s electricity network is paid for favours EU energy imports at the expense of home-grown schemes.

Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “The regulations which govern how our electricity network is paid for are out of date and do not reflect the need to meet net-zero in the most efficient way possible. “A worsening of this situation currently looks likely to occur though this decade. That would… Read more »

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 »