- Published: 04 September 2023 04 September 2023
New International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) CEO Iain Grainger explores the current challenges around contracting issues in offshore wind and the impact of inappropriate allocation of risk, as he reports from the IMCA-convened industry panel at Global Offshore Wind.
By Iain Grainger, CEO, IMCA, UK
- Published: 19 July 2023 19 July 2023
The German wind energy market has rebounded after a slump in recent years, with wind turbines generating a significant share of the country’s electricity production. Legislative changes are helping to accelerate the expansion of wind energy. This positive trend is reflected by the technology trade fair HUSUM WIND 2023.
By Arne Petersen, Project Director of HUSUM WIND, Germany
- Published: 10 May 2023 10 May 2023
Inn2POWER Helped 1,999 SMEs Expand Into Interregional Markets
The Inn2POWER project, launched in 2016, is a transnational collaboration between 13 project partners from five European countries. The project connects offshore wind and green hydrogen companies in the North Sea region to help realise the ambitious European expansion targets for offshore wind energy by building interregional value chains. The partners explain: ‘Through this cooperation, we have been able to provide important drive at the interregional level so that the required levels of growth and capacity for offshore wind energy can be realised under the condition of building interregional value chains.’
- Published: 07 April 2023 07 April 2023
The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) is holding its fifth south-of-the-equator conference. The first was in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2003, the second in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005, the third in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, in 2007 and the fourth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2019. Now it is the turn of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, on 16 to 18 May 2023. Hobart is known for having passed 100% self-sufficiency in renewable energy several years ago and now has a target of 200% by 2040. This will be the 21st major international conference and exhibition of the WWEA, which has over 600 members from over 100 countries.
By Peter Rae AO, President of WWEA, Australia
- Published: 05 December 2022 05 December 2022
At a joint conference on nature-positive offshore energy infrastructure hosted by the Renewables Grid Initiative and WindEurope, the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) confirmed that it is possible to speed up offshore wind and related electricity grid deployment while protecting and restoring nature.
By Antonella Battaglini, CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative, Germany