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  • 10 October 2016

    John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    DNV Group CEO Henrik O. Madsen says 2012 can be characterised as “a year of financial uncertainty and rapid technological change” which has led to an increasing complex risk environment for customers and, in turn, a continued demand for DNV’s technology and risk management services.  “The need to manage technical, societal and business risks is […]

  • 23 August 2013

    It has become clear in the previous interviews with industry players that in certain areas of the offshore wind industry companies are ‘fighting’ over experienced and qualified people to fill their, mainly engineering related, job positions. They are not the only ones though. On an academic level, research departments of universities are also struggling to […]

  • 20 September 2012
    Technology

    Manufacturers of wind turbines (OEM) have to cope with a market stressed by serious overcapacity and ongoing price erosion. To ensure sustainability, wind turbine manufacturers can count on standardization and platform solutions from Siemens offering them a vast potential for rationalization. “We make it possible for manufacturers to develop wind turbines as modular platforms and […]

  • 10 October 2016

    Brandt’s passion for the renewables business was evident before he started his career. In 1999, he decided to do his masters in wind farm development focusing on large-scale wind farms. Then after managing several wind technology servicing units he joined Deutsche Windtechnik in 2004 becoming director of the Management Board in 2007. Established around 15 […]

  • 24 February 2017

    What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.

  • 5 October 2015

    The concept of using vessels as hotels, or floatels, accommodation vessels, or recently, SOVs, or whatever name you give them, has been available in the market for a while. With some of the current and more future projects being built further at sea in harsher sea states this concept is now gaining ‘ground’. Not only […]

  • 1 June 2013
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    VolturnUS 1:8, the first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine in the U.S., was officially launched by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and its partners yesterday at 11 am (5 pm CET/CEST). The 65-foot-tall VolturnUS prototype was lifted by a crane from the dock and lowered into the Penobscot River in Brewer. […]

  • 10 May 2019

      This content is available after accepting the cookies. Change cookie-settings View on Vimeo. For a long time, the development of offshore wind was little contested by other sea uses in the North Sea. Whilst there were objections from fishermen due to limiting their access to sea space and tourism representatives concerned by visual impacts […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Minimising the impacts of underwater noise from piling activities is an important environmental issue. Foundations for offshore wind farms require piling, either heavy piling for monopiles or piling to a lighter degree for jackets. Up to now the offshore wind industry has used hammers to carry out this work. Dutch engineering company Dieseko Group is […]

  • 13 August 2013

    When working offshore there should be one golden rule: Safety first! All kinds of legislation and regulations have been set up to ensure that both the health and safety of the employees are respected, in facet of their work, and rest time, offshore. However these rules can vary by country and also by the different […]

  • 15 February 2013

    There are different restrictions for maritime pile driving operations in place in the North European countries to protect the local sea life. It is quite right and proper that there should be restrictions. However, it could be argued that it is probably not so right and proper that the individual legislation for each country for the restrictions is not […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment

    TWD develops the methods and designs the equipment contractors need to efficiently realize major construction projects. Through the years we have built up a track record full of engaging projects. We are, amongst other, active in the heavy civil industry. A project we are proud of is the ‘walking piling gate’, a piling solution which […]

  • 19 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    – Ebitda rose 25.3% and net earnings by 25.2% due to diversification and solid assets   – Ebitda rose 19.4% driven by an increased contribution from wind, higher production and capacity, as well as greater efficiency, offsetting the negative impact of gas   – Installed capacity exceeded 12,000 MW while operating capacity stood at 11,434 […]

  • 25 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    IBERDROLA is one of the Spanish industrial groups that has best managed the effects of the current economic crisis. This reflects a strategy initiated just over a decade ago focused on international growth, with 54% of Ebitda originating outside Spain in the first quarter of this year, and also on core businesses of generation, networks […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Electricity transporter and high-voltage grid operator TenneT has again made huge efforts in 2012 to strengthen and expand its grids in the Netherlands and Germany. Revenues and profit increased in accordance with this growth. In 2012 TenneT invested EUR 1.6 billion. By doing this TenneT is facilitating the further sustainability of energy supplies and the […]

  • 26 July 2011
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    With Lake Erie in the background, a wind turbine that provides energy for the neighboring Great Lakes Science Center, is seen outside Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland. In one of last official acts as governor today, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed an iron-clad lease option giving the Lake Erie Energy Development Co. exclusive development rights […]

  • 29 August 2011

    The Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.A. has approved the consolidated results for the first half of 2011. “The first half of 2011 has confirmed the signs of recovery in demand seen from the second half of last year, resulting in a volume increase for the majority of businesses”, states CEO Valerio Battista. “The half-year […]

  • 2 October 2012

    In the past 12 months we have seen orders for new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels placed, new builds started and others completed and delivered. These vessels have got bigger and stronger’wlth larger cranes, and higher jacking possibilities. The specifications of almost every dimension have increased. Offshore WIND has spoken to some of the new owners […]

  • 25 July 2011

    Best practices for creating wind developments in the Great Lakes region are identified in a report that’s been in the making for more than a year and was just released earlier this week. The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) — which is a public/private coalition of interests advancing sustainable wind energy development within the Great […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Authorities

    Scottish homes would see significantly increased electricity bills if it becomes independent, because the country would bear the cost of renewable energy subsidies and infrastructure, which are now distributed across the United Kingdom, Energy Secretary Edward Davey said in his speech held at an energy conference organised by the Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. Following is […]

  • 13 August 2012

    This is key to a responsible realisation of the Energiewende” says Lex Hartman, Director Corporate Development of TSO TenneT. “After all, the German ambition implies building one turbine every day.” The recent Atomausstieg and the subsequent Energiewende brought about a revolution in the German offshore wind sector. Over the next ten years, 13GW of offshore […]

  • 18 May 2015

    While crew transfer vessels have originally been the main source for transferring technicians and engineers and their work tools to and from the wind farms, the growing trend of wind farms being, and to be built, further at sea has proven to provide quite some challenges for this sector. A challenge not only to maintain or […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Grouting or bolting of the connection between monopile and transition piece belong to the past with the introduction of Dutch engineering company KCI’s Double Slip Joint. KCI is completely convinced about this after completing intensive research. The company introduced their new concept at the EWEA OFFSHORE event in Copenhagen last month where it attracted a […]

  • 5 April 2012

    With wind farms getting bigger and bigger it means that the need for materials and personnel is also growing. The previous article described this growth in the need for support vessels sailing to and from wind farms under construction, or needing maintenance, transferring materials and personnel. But when do the support vessels stop being the only solution for transferring […]

  • 9 October 2012

    With offshore wind having become a busy and fast emerging business over the past few years, in which money seems to be present in abundance, the industry seems to be blind for lessons learned. Even to the point that fatal accidents have been accepted at a very early stage, in the development phase. Recent fatalities […]