offshore wind good practice News

  • G9 publish good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published two good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety, which were presented to the industry at a Stakeholder Forum in London on 2 December. Available to download from the G9 website, www.g9offshorewind.com, the publications Working at height in ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 issue offshore wind good practice in Danish and German

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has translated its good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety in both Danish and German to assist in adoption at non-UK sites. Stephen Rose, Head of Wind Generation, SSE, and G9 Focal Group Leader, says, ‘Denmark and Germany are significant markets in which the offshore wind ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Energy Institute to collaborate with G9 on offshore wind health and safety

    The Energy Institute (EI) and the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association have announced their plans to collaborate on developing a programme of good practice and guidance on health and safety issues in the offshore wind industry. At the Renewables UK Health and Safety Conference in Sheffield, Iwan Tukalo, General Manager, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind, speaking on behalf of Paul Smith, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Offshore wind industry to slash costs by over 30% in next seven years

    Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force Report sets out key actions for industry and Government to cut the cost of generating electricity in the sector by over 30% to £100 per megawatt hour by 2020. Task Force report builds on the findings of new study by The Crown Estate which also concludes that reaching £100 per MWh is achievable within the next seven years. Energy ...

  • Energy Institute to host The Crown Estate offshore wind knowledge portfolio

    In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), The Crown Estate has brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of its strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service. This significant range of publications, developed over the last five years, aims to help mitigate, reduce, and manage risks and costs for ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA offshore 2011: safety management in offshore wind farm projects

    A good Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System is of vital importance in offshore wind farm projects. An effective HSE Management System needs a safety policy which governs the full lifecycle of the project and provides the basis for the prevention of accidents and environmental damages. In her presentation at EWEA Offshore 2011 in Amsterdam, Gundula Fischer, GL Garrad Hassan, ...


  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • DECC and industry sets out plan to stay ‘world leader’ in offshore wind and boost economy

    The Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB) annual report explains how the board is pursuing a comprehensive programme of real action to drive down costs and maximise benefits to the UK economy - tackling issues from skills to innovation, from financing to contracting. As of January 2014 the UK is the clear world leader ...

  • Ground breaking trial at world`s second largest offshore wind farm concludes

    A two year trial to collect wind speed data at sea, using innovative laser-based measurement devices mounted on floating buoys, has concluded. RWE Innogy, together with the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, tested the Light Detection and Ranging units (LIDAR) technology at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Energy answer: Blowing in the wind?

    When the federal government approved the Cape Wind project in April, allowing 130 power-generating turbines to be placed in the waters off Cape Cod, it gave a significant boost to the prospects of wind energy. The comparatively high costs of wind power, however, remain a problem. But in a study, MIT researchers have concluded that some of the price problems associated with wind power can be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EI and The Crown Estate publish construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication - Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry - to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK. This guideline follows on from the publication Vessel safety guide – Guidance for offshore ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Global Wind Energy Fortunes (and Turbines) Growing Fast, at Least in Short Term

    From Brazil to South Africa, from northern Europe to the American heartland, wind is on the rise. Already among the world's fastest growing energy sources, wind technology is on the cusp of advances that could multiply a turbine's ability to transform currents of air into electricity, and at a time when global leaders are seeking ways to power the planet without greenhouse gases. So wind energy ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Speech to the RenewableUK Conference

    Introduction It’s a pleasure to be with you here in Birmingham today. Since 1978, RenewableUK, and its predecessors in the wind and marine sectors, have been making the case for a clean, green, sustainable way of powering our society. And I think it’s fair to say that in that time there have been ups and downs for renewable energy in the UK. But I would ...

  • BC hydro’s clean power call

    BC Hydro has issued a Call for Green Power proposals to help achieve the government’s goal that 90% of electricity generated in the province come from clean or renewable sources. Although the call is praised by green power companies, rigid performance requirements, scarce investment resources, a possible overabundance of water license applications and questionable claims of minimal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Charles Hendry speech at all energy Aberdeen

    Delighted to be back here in Aberdeen.  There could be nowhere more appropriate for this conference to be held.  It was here that the UK’s journey to energy independence started 40 years’ ago; and even as those resources start to dwindle, many of the world’s leading specialist energy companies are based here and it is that heritage which makes this such a an ...

  • David Kidney speech - renewable UK conference

    Good morning, it’s a real pleasure to be here to celebrate the success, and the future, of wave and tidal energy. And It’s also a pleasure to be here to be part of the official launch of ‘Renewable UK. Our potential in renewable energy is so much broader than wind now, so it’s encouraging to see the sector adapting to the times. Sir Arthur C. Clarke once said ‘How inappropriate ...


  • Address to the Syndicat des Énergies Renouvelables 15th Annual Symposium

    Introduction Thank you for your introduction Mr President. Mr President of the National Assembly, Ministers, Deputies, Senators, mesdames et messieurs: We have an old saying in English “les événements n’attendent personne” “Time waits for no man” The world is changing around us fast. New centres of ...

  • Davey – plan for energy infrastructure increases investor certainty and keeps bills down

    Investors will receive further certainty today of how the government will support investment in new energy infrastructure through the Energy Bill. Investors will receive further certainty today of how the government will support investment in new energy infrastructure through the Energy Bill, in order to keep the lights on and bills and emissions down. The draft Electricity Market ...

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