Wind Power

Sandra Could Reach Hurricane Strength

  Interests in southern portions of the Baja California peninsula have been advised to monitor the progress of Sandra, as Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches may

Cable Connector for Largest Floating Wind Turbine

Subsea connector specialist First Subsea has been awarded a contract to supply a cable connector for the third phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan.

Abu Dhabi's TAQA to Shed U.S. Wind Asset

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co , or TAQA, has filed with U.S. energy regulators to sell its stake in the Lakefield wind power plant in the U.S. state of Minnesota to a Qatari company.

Ship Conversion: Offshore Survey Vessel to Become a Flotel

Dutch shipowner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel

High-performance Seals for Wind Power Facilities

Press release -Increasingly large facilities and ever more extreme locations are placing greater demands on seals in wind turbines. They must not only withstand

Norway PM: Oil Too Low to Spur Investment

Oil prices are currently too low to spur investments sufficient to meet future energy demands, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Monday. "It is difficult

Baltic States Look to Cut Energy Cord with Russia

Baltic states are looking to synchronise their electricity grids with Nordic countries, away from Russia, in a move that has angered the Kremlin and could cost hundreds of millions of euros,

Dudgeon Begins Welcoming Maintenance Personnel

The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project is now welcoming its first ten operations and maintenance (O&M) personnel onto the site at Berth 9 on the River Yare within

Meteorology Explained for Wind Energy Professionals

Press release - Dr. Lars Landberg, a meteorologist at DNV GL, has written a book that will help non-meteorologists understand the critical concepts that underpin

Enel Approves Green Merger

Italian utility Enel on Wednesday approved a merger with its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power to help boost growth as it cut its core earnings forecast for the next two years.

UK: Nation Must Move Away from Coal

Coal provided a third of UK electricity in 2014; new gas plants and nuclear must be built. Britain must move away from dirty and aging coal-fired power stations

Renewable Energy Boost for Tourist Spot

  Rottnest Island, the holiday destination in Western Australia famous for its annual swim and unique fauna, is set to boost its use of renewable energy.   The

Seacat Services Invests In New Vessels

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has placed an order for up to four new vessels with local boat builder South Boats IoW. The DNV-GL class-certified

Climate Change Investment Up As Clean Energy Surges

Global investment in activities to reduce planet-warming emissions and vulnerability to climate change grew 18 percent to $391 billion in 2014, as private backing

Engie, EDPR in Offshore Portugal Wind Deal

France's Engie, Portugal's EDP Renewables and other companies have formed a consortium to build a 25 megawatt (MW) offshore floating wind farm in Portugal, Engie said in a statement on Monday.

Brazil Gives Go Ahead to 53 New Solar and Wind Farms

The Brazilian government approved on Friday the construction of 53 new solar and wind farms that will add 1.5 gigawatts to its power generation capacity as part

Blackstone Seeks Buyer for German Offshore Wind Farm

Alternative asset manager Blackstone Group LP is seeking a buyer for its Meerwind Sued/Ost offshore wind park in Germany, hoping to benefit from a surge in deal activity in the sector,

Sea Ice Plays Pivotal Role in Arctic Methane Cycle

  The ice-covered Arctic Ocean is a more important factor concerning the concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere than previously assumed.

GAC Support for Tall Ship Tenacious

  The tall ship Tenacious has left her home port in the UK for an epic voyage to Australia. Over the next eight months, she will sail more than 17,000 NM and call

New Thunderstorm Detector for the Offshore Sector

Thunderstorms often play a significant part in disrupting offshore operations, especially when conducting personnel transportation by helicopter. And it is not just the threat of lightning,

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