Offshore energy

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UK Clean Maritime Plan

The Clean Maritime Plan is the climate roadmap for taking the maritime sector in the UK towards zero emissions.

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Subsea drone charging platform

The lifetime operation and maintenance of wind farms amounts to approximately 25-30% of its total costs and is expected to increase as wind farms move further offshore

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Exceedence – Techno-financial software for renewable energy projects

The renewable energy start-up, Exceedence, offers a techno-financial software system for renewable energy projects.

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Future of Wind: Deployment, investment, technology, grid integration and socio-economic aspects

Wind energy is on a steady rise and could be instrumental in reaching the climate-goals set out for 2050. Continued technological development, combined with sound pol

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Periscope Blue Growth Innovation Survey results

Successful blue growth requires companies to innovate and invest.

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Global Wind Report 2019

The Global Wind Report looks at a number of key challenges required to accelerate the rate of wind energy insta

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Foresight 20/20: Wind Onshore & Offshore

Wood Mackenzie's Foresight 20/20 offers a full analysis of onshore and

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Offshore Wind in Europe - Key trends and statistics 2019

This report summarises construction and financing activity in European offshore wind farms from 1 January to 31 December 2019.

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Key trends and statistics 2019

The annual report “Key Trends and Sta

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CorPower Ocean – Developing high efficiency Wave Energy Converters (WECs)

Based on the pumping principles of the human heart, CorPower W

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UK Marine Energy 2019 – a new industry

The report UK Marine Energy 2019 created by the UK Marine Energy Coun

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Market Analysis Decom Tools 2019

The offshore wind is a growing market

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Powering Homes Today, Powering Nations Tomorrow

Powering Homes today, Powering Nations Tomorrow i

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State of the Sector 2019 – Economic benefits for Wales

Marine Energy Wales authored the report “State of the

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Maritime Forecast to 2050

Energy efficiency, reduced carbon print and greater use of renewable energy will be the greatest transition for the maritime industry by 2050.

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Ocean Energy

The European Commission (EU) has published an overview of the ocean energy market.

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Heating coils on wind blades

Ice accumulation on offshore wind turbine blades can result in a loss of up to 50% of annual energy production.[1] Ice build up compromises blade aerodynamics and lead

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Fully electric fish farm

The aquaculture industry currently produces approximately half of the fish for global consumption, and this is expected to reach two-thirds by 2030.[1,2] Given the tre

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Thermal-powered platform

Thermal vents on the sea floor provide a source of infinitely renewable power and rare minerals.

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Tide-powered hydrogen vessels

With approximately 3000 ships sailing at any one time, the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world.[1] Many of the medium-sized vessels require app

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Offshore logistics hub

The maritime shipping industry currently transports 90% of the goods traded around the world.[1] The industry is responsible for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions

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Recharging at wind farms

Offshore wind farms are playing an important role as Europe transitions to renewable energy.

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3D printing of turbine blades

Between 2020 and 2030, it has been forecasted that approximately 4,091 offshore turbines will be installed throughout all of Europe.[1] Counting the modern standard de

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Smart weather buoys

Weather is the major cause for maritime accidents, shipping and cargo losses, injuries, and even fatalities.

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Turbine blade cleaning drones

Owners and operators of wind parks are challenged with keeping turbine blades in optimum condition.[1] A combination of accumulated debris, dust deposits, and blade ro

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Renewable methanol vessels

Ambitions for zero emission maritime operations by 2030 require new power sources.

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Roaming autonomous wind farms

80% of the global wind resources are located offshore in deep waters (60+ meters) where traditional seabed-fixed installations are not suitable.[1] These areas will be

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Seafloor screw piles

The total capacity of the offshore wind sector in Europe grew by 18% in 2018 alone.[1] The prospect of larger turbines and deeper waters present a challenge to the cur

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Wind park repurposing

In Europe, 65 offshore wind parks will need to be re-powered, upgraded, or decommissioned, in the next 20 years.[1] The first decommissioning project began in 2016, an

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Oil platform decommissioning

In the next 7 years, 150 oil and gas platforms are expected to be decommissioned in the North Sea.[1,2] Annual global spending on decommissioning is set to increase fr

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Offshore container terminal

Today's 22,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels will be small compared to the 50,000 TEU vessels forecasted 50 years from now.[1] Modifying existing

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Subsea robotic maintenance

Subsea infrastructure and the demand for its maintenance is growing.

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Offshore maintenance drones

Aerial drones are increasing in applicability, and are already used for structural inspections of offshore platforms and wind farms.[1,2,3] Their integration and modul

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3D-printed turbine components

Europe has over 4,000 offshore wind turbines in operation, supplying a total of 15.8 GW.

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Offshore wind kite farm

At higher altitudes, the wind blows stronger and more consistently. Whereas windmills have yet to exceed 200m in height, wind kites are reaching 800m in the air.

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The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change

The High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) commissioned the HLP Expert Group to convene an international team of scientists and experts to evaluate the

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Blue Growth Support Norway

Norway is one of the leading ocean economies in the world today. The Norwegian Government regards the maritime industry as a priority sector.

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The EU Blue Economy Report 2019

The European Commission has recently published its second

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Renewable energy in Europe 2018 - Recent growth and knock-on effects

The European Environment Agency (EEA) report Rene

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Blue Growth Support Denmark

The Blue Industries play a key role in the Danish economy and business community, with more than 3.8% of the Danish population being directly or indirectly employed wi

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Blue Growth Support The Netherlands

The Netherlands has been able to build a strong maritime position in the world, thanks in part to its strategic location at the mouth of the Meuse, Rhine and Scheldt.

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Blue Growth Support Sweden

Sweden has one of the longest coastlines in Europe and a strong tradition of maritime activities.

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Driving Cross-Sector Innovation in Offshore Wind

Adopting technology from other industries shows clear benefits for the Offshore Wind industry

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Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy

This publication, Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy, l

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Orbital Marine Power – powering the tidal revolution

2018 was a big year for Orbital Marine Power.

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Blue Growth Support Scotland

The maritime economy makes a substantial contribution to the Scottish and UK economies.

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The Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy

The 2018 Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy describes the scope and progress of the bl

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Developing new mOCEAN technology

Mocean Energy is a Scottish SME whose ambitio

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Energy transition outlook 2018 – A global and regional forecast to 2050

Over the next three decades, the world’s energy system will become substantially cleaner

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Market study on Ocean energy

Europe is spearheading the world's ocean energy technology, and has today a

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Future emerging technologies for the ocean energy sector: innovation and game-changers

While the ocean energy sector is still at an early stage of developmen

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Wish to be in the Spotlight?

If you have an innovative business idea, an interesting company with a lot of potential, or a great project within the field of Blue Growth, let us know!

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Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF)

The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) offers loans, guarantees and export financing for Dutch companies that want to expand their businesses internationally. DTIF

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WBSO (R&D tax credit)

With the WBSO, companies can lower the wage costs for research and development (R&D) and other R&D costs and expenditures, such as prototypes or research equip

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World Energy Issues Monitor 2018 - Perspectives on the Grand Energy Transition

This report covers the World Energy Council’s ninth annual survey of key challenges and opportunities faced by energy leaders in managing a robust energy transition.

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Offshore wind: From niche to mainstream energy business

The offshore wind industry has moved from being a niche technology to becoming a regular supplier of renewable energy.

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Foresight - Future of the Sea

This report, Foresight Future of the Sea, summarises evidence on social, technological, e

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Offshore Wind in Europe

This report, Offshore Wind in Europe

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World Energy Perspectives 2016 - Renewables Integration

World Energy Council’s report on World Energy Perspectives 2016 focuses the growing importance of renewables and especially Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) al

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Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The study aims to identify the potential for Blue Growth in each of the EU Member States (MS) of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and at sea basin level.

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The Future is Blue Future - Markets in Marine Economy

By 2040, the global demand for energy will increase by more than 50 percent compared to 2010, despite continuously increasing energy efficiency.

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Blue Growth Study - Scenarios and drivers for Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts

The starting point for the Blue Growth project is the grounded belief that seas, coa

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Study on regulatory matters concerning the development of the North Sea offshore energy potential

The Study on regulatory matters concerning the development of the North Sea offshore energy potential identified existing regulatory framework barriers, undertook a ma

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