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  • 25 January 2021
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    A consortium consisting of ten project partners has launched a three-year ‘DecomBlades’ project which seeks to provide the basis for the commercialization of sustainable techniques for recycling wind turbine blades. The cross-sector consortium behind DecomBlades consists of Ørsted, LM Wind Power – a GE Renewable Energy business, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, […]

  • 19 November 2020

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has manufactured a wind turbine blade made of thermoplastic resin that can be recycled, and has now demonstrated its feasibility and structural integrity in partnership with Arkema Inc of Pennsylvania. This has been done with a 13-metre thermoplastic composite blade compared to a near-identical thermoset […]

  • 5 November 2020

    The BladeBUG inspect-and-repair robot for offshore wind turbine blades has carried out its first open door walk on an operating turbine. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged robot repeatedly scaled blades on ORE Catapult’s 7 MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine located off the coast of Fife. During the demonstration, BladeBUG walked 50m on a vertically […]

  • 20 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is investing in a prototype blade manufacturing facility at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth. The Additive Manufacturing for Wind Blades project will install an advanced manufacturing cell that aims to prove technologies that can reduce blade production costs and increase production speeds. According to ORE, the facility will challenge traditional blade manufacturing processes by using […]

  • 10 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    LM Wind Power’s 107-metre blade for the GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbine has received its Component Certificate from TÜV Nord. The component certification hinged on the testing of two blades produced at LM Wind Power’s factory in Cherbourg, France, the company said. One blade completed its testing at the WTTC test facility in Boston, […]

  • 4 December 2020
    R&D, Technology

    The EU-funded project LEAPWind, which has been working on preventing blade erosion on offshore wind turbines, has put its solution(s) to test on an existing wind turbine in Portugal. LEAPWind said it was using a new commercial leading-edge blade component with new thermoplastic materials and innovative manufacturing processes to prevent blade erosion already at the […]

  • 31 March 2021

    At-scale recycling of offshore wind turbine blades could create an extra 20,000 jobs in the offshore wind sector, according to a report from the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), a partnership between ORE Catapult and OGTC, with input from experts at the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the University of Leeds. Based on the report, ORE […]

  • 16 March 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment

    GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 300 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, in 2021. The expanded production workforce will allow LM Wind Power to meet the growing industry demand for offshore wind equipment, the company said. The factory currently has more than 450 employees, with 34 […]

  • 17 February 2021

    Siemens Gamesa has completed the first Siemens Gamesa B108 wind turbine blade. The 108-metre IntegralBlade® was cast in one piece using patented Siemens Gamesa blade technologies. This process eliminates weaker areas at glued joints and produces blades of optimum quality, strength, and reliability, the turbine maker said. The record-setting blade will be installed on the […]

  • 11 March 2021
    Business & Finance

    GE Renewable Energy plans to open a new factory in Teesside in the North East of England, where it will manufacture 107-metre-long blades for the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. The new manufacturing plant, which will be set up and operated by GE-owned LM Wind Power, is planned to be opened in 2023 and to deliver […]

  • 5 February 2021
    R&D, Technology

    General Electric (GE) is tapping into the knowledge and expertise from its aviation and healthcare businesses to advance its wind turbine technology. The company is researching the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades, and developing a high-efficiency ultra-light low temperature superconducting (LTS) generator. GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power […]

  • 19 February 2021
    Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has submitted a planning application to double the size of their blade manufacturing facility at the Green Port Hull complex in northeastern England. If plans go ahead, Siemens Gamesa will extend their facility on Alexandra Dock in the Port of Hull from 36,000 to 77,600 square metres, Hull City Council said. The proposed […]

  • 3 November 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first turbine blades to be installed on the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm have arrived at Able Seaton Port, the project’s construction port in Teesside. This marks the first time that Able Seaton Port is receiving offshore wind turbine components in its history, after a combined multi-million pound investment has helped transform the port […]

  • 19 January 2021
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    MingYang Smart Energy’s MySE8.3-180 hybrid drive offshore wind turbine has made its debut at the Xinghua Bay II offshore wind farm, the Chinese turbine maker said. Unveiled in November 2019, the MySE8.3-180 turbine features 86.5-metre blades sweeping an area of 24,900 square metres, MingYang said. During the installation, a single blade installation was applied to […]

  • 20 November 2020

    Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has received the type certificate from the China Quality Certification Center for its 10 MW offshore wind turbine. This is China’s first type certificate for a wind turbine with a double-digit capacity, DEC said. DEC installed the prototype 10 MW anti-typhoon offshore wind turbine at Xinghua Bay Wind Farm Phase II […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Tethys Energy Services (Tethys) and Aerones have won a competition to demonstrate a novel remote blade maintenance technique for offshore wind farms to GE Renewable Energy. The two companies have won a blade robotics innovation competition launched by GE Renewable Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and KTN, which called for robotics solutions focussed […]

  • 3 February 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Trans Global Projects (TGP) has secured a contract to transport approximately 320,000 freight tons of wind turbine components for two offshore wind projects in Vietnam. As part of the almost year-long contract, TGP will deliver ten batches of turbine equipment from China to Vietnam via ocean vessel. The names of the wind farms have not […]

  • 2 December 2020
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas has leased a site at the Taichung Port in Taiwan for assembly activities for Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) Changfang & Xidao offshore wind project. The 5000m2 site, leased from Fortune Electric, is located in the port’s zone 1, adjacent to the preassembly quayside for the Changfang & Xidao offshore wind project. Turbine hub […]

  • 23 November 2020

    A new concept for a floating wind turbine platform that aligns itself depending on wind conditions is being developed in Germany under the framework of the joint research project HyStOH, set up by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has investigated and optimised the concept for […]

  • 16 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has awarded contracts for specialised and technical wind turbine support to Atlas Services Group Energy and Wind Multiplikator, following a competitive tender procedure. The contracts cover inspection and service of wind turbine parts and provision of personnel for this kind of work on Ørsted’s operational offshore wind farms in the UK, Germany, Denmark and […]

  • 10 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Vessels

    Siemens Gamesa has awarded Cadeler (formerly Swire Blue Ocean) with a contract to transport and install turbines of the SG 14-222 DD model. The turbines are expected to be the largest wind turbines in the world at the time of installation and have an individual capacity of 14 MW, Cadeler said. The contract, valued at […]

  • 1 March 2021

    The Offshore WIND team brings you the ten most-read articles on the site for the second month of 2021. Vestas Launches 15 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has introduced the V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine. Siemens Gamesa Rolls Out Record-Breaking Wind Turbine Blade Siemens Gamesa has completed the first Siemens Gamesa […]

  • 18 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics

    Siemens Gamesa has awarded Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) with a lump sum EPC contract for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark, under which Muehlhan will provide pre-assembly and ground logistics services. The company will be carrying out the complete mechanical and electrical pre-assembly work for 72 wind turbines, including all crane and lifting […]

  • 4 February 2021
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Turbine blades, towers, monopile foundations, and power cables are the prime areas in which the UK can secure new investment to boost its domestic manufacturing capabilities, the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) said. These are the priority areas in which OWIC is working with the UK government to support the development of the rapidly growing […]

  • 7 January 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind developer Parkwind has secured a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the construction of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm. The amount approved is EUR 450 million. Located some 19 kilometres off the island of Rugen in the German Baltic Sea, Arcadis Ost 1 will comprise 27 MHI Vestas […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract with Wood to supply positioning and monitoring equipment for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm. Kongsberg will supply its DPS position reference system and Motion Reference Unit (MRU) for what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. The DPS exploits all available GNSS infrastructure to deliver […]