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  • 12 October 2021
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has shipped out the SG 14-222 DD prototype nacelle from its plant in Brande, Denmark, to the test site in Østerild. With a weight of 500 tons, the lightweight nacelle is said to enable Siemens Gamesa to safely utilize an optimized tower and foundation substructure compared to a heavier nacelle. Benefits thus arise […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Ports & Logistics

    MHI Vestas supplier Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology has started construction on a 210,000 square metre facility in Taichung Harbour to supply blades in Taiwan. Both production and storage facilities are being developed for the mass manufacture of blades to be installed at offshore projects in Taiwan and eventually, throughout Asia-Pacific, MHI Vestas said. Along […]

  • 10 January 2017

    ALE has transported a 75m long Siemens wind turbine blade, which is now installed across the Queen Victoria Square as part of the Hull UK City of Culture programme. The company transported the wind blade on SPMTs and bolsters from Siemens’ production facility, 5.6 kilometres away, through winding city streets to Queen Victoria Square. Once in […]

  • 2 September 2013

    For the first time since 2004 global wind turbine demand is expected to contract this year by as much as 5% mainly due to declining demand in the US, Spain and Italy – historically key markets with extensive local supply chains. This has created the need for capacity adjustments while growth opportunities in new and […]

  • 23 September 2021

    Siemens Gamesa has started installing the SG 14-222 DD prototype offshore wind turbine at the test centre in Østerild, Denmark. The wind turbine’s tower has now been erected at the site, Siemens Gamesa said. Upon completion, the prototype unit will become the most powerful wind turbine installed in the world, surpassing GE’s 13 MW Haliade-X […]

  • 17 August 2021
    Business & Finance

    Wind turbine prices are expected to increase by up to ten per cent over the next 12 to 18 months due to increases in commodity prices, logistics costs, and coronavirus-related challenges, according to a new analysis from Wood Mackenzie. As noted in a recent Wood Mackenzie report, a rise in steel, copper, aluminium, and fibre […]

  • 22 September 2011

      Dillinger Hütte is investing 135 million € in a supplier plant for offshore wind power plants. A plant that will manufacture offshore monopile foundations from thick-walled structural tubulars will be built for the future Steelwind Nordenham company. In its meeting today, the Dillinger Hütte Supervisory Board approved the investment for construction of a monopile […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Upstream oil & gas specialist Advanced Insulation Ltd (AI) has acquired Plymouth-based Manuplas, a specialist in the design, engineering and manufacture of polymer solutions for the marine and offshore sectors, including offshore wind.  Commenting on the acquisition, Advanced Insulation’s managing director Andrew Bennion says: “The acquisition of Manuplas enhances AI’s market diversification by providing further penetration into our […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The true scale of the economic contribution of Associated British Ports’ Scottish ports has been revealed in a new report by independent consultants Arup. Together the two ports – Ayr and Troon – contribute £40 million to the Scottish economy annually and support 500 UK jobs. The new research shows that, of those totals, ABP’s […]

  • 10 July 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Nanoelectronics research center imec, Ghent University, and their partners in the European FP7 project SMARTFIBER have demonstrated the world’s first miniaturized fiber-optical sensor system than can be fully embedded in a composite material. This achievement paves the way toward smart composites that enable continued and automatic monitoring of the structural health of the composite material […]

  • 21 December 2012

    Over the past five years, industry revenue has increased significantly, but a lack of projects slated for the near term will cause revenue to slump, with long-term offshore projects are on the horizon. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Wind Turbine Installation industry to its growing industry report […]

  • 1 November 2012

    In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, are generating electricity around the world. […]

  • 31 January 2022
    Authorities, Vessels

    A rudderless cargo ship is drifting around the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea following a collision with an oil and chemicals tanker in heavy seas in the anchorage area near IJmuiden on Monday, 31 January, the Dutch Coastguard said. In one of its most recent updates on the incident, […]

  • 3 August 2011
    R&D, Technology

      The first ever floating jetty project on Lake Windermere has been completed by Marine Designs Ltd, part of the A&P Group. Marine Designs Ltd, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, designs and builds heavy-duty pontoon systems, many of which are used in the offshore wind renewable sector. The company designed and installed Brockhole Jetty, on the […]

  • 10 December 2021
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa’s SG 14-222 DD prototype offshore wind turbine installed at the test centre in Østerild, Denmark, has produced its first electricity and delivered it to the grid. The SG 14-222 DD turbine model has a 14 MW capacity, reaching up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function. The model features a 222-metre […]

  • 8 December 2010

    Marine Designs Ltd, part of the A&P Group, has scooped a Green Energy award for an innovative pontoon system designed to support the offshore renewables industry. The company, based in Falmouth in Cornwall, won the Best Business Innovation Award at the annual Regen SW Green Energy Awards in Bath for its patented Dockmaster pre-cast concrete […]

  • 19 May 2020
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has launched a new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine. The new turbine model has a 14 MW capacity, reaching up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function, a 222-metre diameter rotor, 108-metre long blades, and a 39,000 m2 swept area. The turbine prototype is expected to be ready […]

  • 9 August 2012

    A new facility that will enable the UK to lead the World in the testing of offshore wind turbine blades has been completed by national contractor Shepherd Construction. The contractor this week handed over the 5,700m² steel frame structure to the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth, Northumberland. The project is the second of […]

  • 12 November 2012

    Cathelco have won contracts to supply impressed current corrosion protection (ICCP) systems for two transformer platforms, HelWin Alpha and SylWin Alpha, which are being built for Siemens Energy in Germany for offshore wind farm applications. When completed the HelWin Alpha will be positioned near Helgoland as part of the HelWin1 offshore wind farm project where […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    Lloyd’s Register releases all-new Rules, Class Notation and Guidance Notes for ‘Wind Turbine Installation and Maintenance Vessels and Liftboats’ to reflect industry best practice and new novel designs. The new Rules form part of the wider Mobile Offshore Unit Rule set 2013 launched by Lloyd’s Register in June, and is for vessels engaged in installation […]

  • 15 February 2021
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has awarded twelve UK companies a total of GBP 1.3 million (around EUR 1.5 million) in funding and business improvement support. “These twelve companies represent a growing community of supply chain companies from across the UK being supported by OWGP, bringing the total number of companies awarded support to […]

  • 7 July 2016

    WindEurope, formerly known as EWEA, today published an initial assessment of possible Brexit implications. The full article by WindEurope can be read below. The full impact and implications of the UK referendum, and what it means for the wind industry short and long term, are impossible to assess properly at this stage. But there are some points we […]

  • 25 March 2013

    The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has selected The Glosten Associates as the company which will design its offshore wind floating platform system demonstrator. Glosten, a US-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, will design a tension leg platform (TLP) by developing what is commonly known as a Front End Engineering Design Study (FEED.) The PelaStar […]

  • 11 March 2013

    Hopes for new business generated by the offshore windfarm boom and a new North Sea ‘gas rush’ attracted a record-breaking 500-plus delegates to the SNS2013 Conference at Norfolk Showground,Norwich. The turn-out and extensive media coverage delighted Simon Gray, chief executive of organisers EEEGR (East of England Energy group), who said the region’s energy trades group […]

  • 18 May 2012

    Award-winning pontoon specialist Marine Designs Ltd, part of the A&P Group, has completed a trio of commercial projects at opposite ends of the UK demonstrating the strength and diversity of this fast-growing pioneering company.  Marine Designs Ltd, based in Falmouth, Cornwall, designs, builds and installs heavy-duty, 50-year design life ‘DockMaster’ concrete pontoon systems. These low […]

  • 5 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    New Jersey may have lost the race to build the first offshore wind facility in the nation, but the potential for offshore wind power production is still highest off the Jersey Shore, according to a new report by Environment New Jersey Research and Policy Center report. Using data from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, […]