Bullish CAPEX cut for floating plant signals 2020s market challenge

Jan 18, 2016

Statoil’s projections of 70% CAPEX cuts on the world's first floating turbine windfarm far outstrip industry-wide forecasts and supply chain and installation savings will see...

EC support for UK power link raises Ireland’s offshore export potential

Nov 30, 2015

Ireland's offshore wind development has been boosted by the European Commission's decision to prioritize an Ireland-UK interconnector program and national regulatory issues...

Vessel sharing on the rise amid tightening supply outlook

Nov 29, 2015

The offshore wind power industry will see more vessel sharing and joint supply offers to execute larger projects amid predicted vessel shortages, experts told Wind Energy Update.

Micro subsea vehicles cut duration, cost of offshore inspections

Oct 26, 2015

Micro-sized remotely operated vehicles are set to slash inspections costs for offshore foundations by reducing the need for heavy equipment and labor and shortening subsea check-ups.

Offshore projects face vessel shortage for large turbines until 2018

Sep 24, 2015

Offshore project developers face a limited supply of vessels capable of installing new higher capacity turbines in deeper waters until the arrival from around 2018 of a new generation...

Innovation slashes UK offshore costs to ease pain of new CCL rules

Sep 3, 2015

The UK's removal of Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemptions for renewable energy projects puts further pressure on developers to improve on the latest record-low offtake prices of...

UK offshore load factors accelerate on tech breakthroughs: 10-year study

Aug 4, 2015

New detailed evidence of increasing load factors for UK offshore windfarms is great news for the future of the industry, Ian Pritchard, Energy Asset Portfolio Manager at the UK Crown...

US secures first offshore foundation; Germany leads Europe's expansion

Aug 3, 2015

A selection of news from the last fortnight.

Cost-cutting foundations in Ohio lake highlight benefit of European input

Jul 6, 2015

Manufacturing costs for Mono Bucket foundations are around 10-15% below the costs for monopile systems and installation costs around 30-50% lower, Lorry Wagner, President of Lake Erie...

Pumped hydro storage softens blow of wind imbalance penalties

Jul 6, 2015

Energy storage solutions such as pumped hydro provide wind farm developers with the means to cut output wastage during off-peak periods, Dave Holmes, Managing Director of UK’s Quarry...


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