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The MPV Willem De Vlamingh will be working installing cable connecting the Northwind offshore wind farm next summer

The MPV Willem De Vlamingh will be working installing cable connecting the Northwind offshore wind farm next summer

Tidal demo project deploys in Orkney
Tocardo Tidal Power has launched a new commercial demo project with the deployment of a new test system at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. 27 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
GWave power generation vessel to come to the UK
One of the largest wave energy projects to be developed worldwide is scheduled to be installed at the Wave Hub test site located off the North Cornish Coast, UK. 24 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
ETI Marine Energy Report
The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has recently published a high-profile report outlining the key priorities for the marine energy sector in competing with other low carbon sources. 21 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Impact of Brexit on the UK and European marine energy sector
As Britain begins the process of leaving the European Union in the wake of the Brexit vote, stakeholders across the UK marine renewable energy sector are busy coming to terms with the likely long-term implications. 21 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Tank tests for LAMWEC system
The Costal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory at Plymouth university has conducted tank testing on Laminaria’s wave energy converter (WEC). 20 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Bazefield achieves 10 GW renewable energy
Bazefield has reached 10 GW of renewable energy capacity in the Bazefield operations management system. 15 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Turbine tower coating
Swedish corrosion protection specialist Alucrom AB claims to have devised a more cost effective coating for corrosion protecting wind turbine towers. 03 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
New managing director for RTS Wind
Neil Parry has taken over the management of RTS Wind in the United Kingdom and spent his first week at the headquarters of RTS Wind AG in Germany. 01 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Industry welcomes Hendry Review on tidal lagoons
A new Government-backed report has highlighted the potential of tidal lagoon technology and the key role it will play in providing the UK with reliable and affordable energy. 01 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Subsea cabling competition
The UK’s Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a competition aimed at improving subsea cabling systems in the offshore wind industry - and is actively seeking input from a range of 'complementary industries.' 31 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
GIB Offshore Wind Fund passes investment milestone
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) Offshore Wind Fund has announced that it had passed its initial £1bn investment target, following its sixth UK asset acquisition. 31 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Carbon Trust publishes floating wind report
In late January, the Carbon Trust published a new report highlighting the key areas for policy makers to consider in order to develop a 'world leading market for floating wind in the UK.' 31 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
AXYS buoy to support offshore wind development
AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) has deployed its meteorological and oceanographic data buoy at an offshore wind development on the Northern coast of Poland. 19 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sif wind farm terminal at Rotterdam now operational
Last year the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed an agreement with the Sif Group and Verbrugge International for the construction of a wind farm component production and storage/handling terminal in Rotterdam. This new site is now operational and has now loaded out the first wind farm monopiles from the site bound for installation in the UK sector of the North Sea. 18 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Change is in the air... and in the water
The wind installation market is being driven by rising scale, depth and not least, competition. so some operators are responding by making significant changes. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Robin Rigg maintenance work
CWind, a UK-headquartered integrated service provider in the offshore wind industry, has supplied Crew Transfer Vessels to assist with blade repair operations at the offshore wind farm for E.ON, the wind farm site owner at Robin Rigg offshore wind farm. 06 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Switch to renewables reaps Scottish success
Scotland-headquartered subsea and engineering technology company, Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd (ESS), has said it has benefited as an ‘early adopter’ as it has moved from its traditional focus in oil and gas in to the renewables and interconnector markets. 06 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Van Oord to build largest wind farm in Belgian waters
Belgian offshore contractor Van Oord has signed a contract with Norther for the construction of the Norther offshore wind farm, located 23 km off the Zeebrugge coast in Belgium. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Rectiverter UPS system for Hywind
Norwegian power electronics specialist Eltek has announced that it has been chosen by Siemens to provide power solutions for the prestigious Hywind Scotland Pilot Park floating wind turbine project. The agreement includes the company’s Rectiverter product. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Reliability guidance for marine energy developers
The Reliability in a Sea of Risk (RiaSoR) project has published new guidance advising on the assessment of reliability in marine energy converters. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal