The offshore wind industry needs to learn from the North Sea oil and gas industry and establish an effective framework to ensure the competence of its workforce.
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DONG Energy has received UK consent to test two next-generation offshore wind turbines at its Gunfleet Sands site in south-east England. It is the first time that the Siemens 6MW turbine will be tested offshore and DONG Energy's first demonstration project in Britain.
A veteran of offshore oil and gas programmes, the Stanislav Yudin, has stepped in to rescue the Gwynt y Mor windfarm construction programme in Liverpool Bay.
Finance Secretary John Swinney met bosses from engineering giant Doosan Power Systems yesterday after the firm's decision to scrap plans to develop offshore wind turbines in Scotland came to light.
Alex Salmond has been accused of suppressing news that an international manufacturing firm had ditched plans to develop offshore wind turbines in Scotland.
A further windfarm construction ship has been ordered by Danish contractor at a cost of around $155million with delivery set for 2014.
Japanese companies Marubeni and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) are buying UK company Seajacks International of Great Yarmouth from Riverstone Holdings.
I really wanted to write about shale gas economics and practicalities this month because there's a lot that needs saying. However, I'm really going to have to sort this bloke Donald Trump out because he seems to be under the strange delusion that a golf course is more important than Scotland's industrial future.
Donald Trump last night launched an astonishing attack on Alex Salmond - accusing him of being "hell bent" on destroying Scotland.
A £900,000 project being launched at Scotland's largest offshore windpower conference in Aberdeen today is aimed at supporting growth in the industry's supply chain.
DEJA vu for Scotland as UK ETI launches floating turbines technology call
THERE'S a funny clip on YouTube of Donald Trump's appearance on the David Letterman show on American television when he talks about owning "thousands of acres of Scotland" and his plans to make the dunes "even more beautiful than they are now".
Offshore wind turbines of the future should have much larger blades as this will lead to lower costs and cheaper electricity, the UK's Energy Technology Institute (ETI) has said.
REFLEX Marine has seen demand grow globally for its Toro crew-transfer capsule and said yesterday it had sold 30 across offshore Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, Australia and America since its launch in February, 2009.
MORE than 100 new offshore wind turbines have been fully connected to the grid during the first six months of this year alone, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Community of European Shipyards' Association (CESA) are calling on the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the building of new ships to serve the expanding offshore wind energy market over the coming years.
Seven concepts out of 100 submissions have been shortlisted as part of a multimillion-pound Carbon Trust competition to find wind turbine foundation designs suitable for deeper sea water conditions (30-60m) where the next generation of offshore windfarms will be built.
A FRESH war of words broke out last night between Holyrood and Westminster over whether Scotland can survive without nuclear power.
ENGINEERING design and analysis firm Prospect Flow Solutions (PFS), of Aberdeen, has come up with a novel way of combining wind and wave energy.
A new generation of energy companies could bring hundreds of jobs to the north-east after the European Commission revealed it will invest £40million to pioneer new forms of wind power.