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  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    3D printing of a mold for the wind turbine blades can lead to cost-savings within the product development cycle, and the technology also makes it easier, and cheaper, to add more functionality into components, the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab) reports. Wind turbine blades produced for research purposes can easily be more than 12 meters […]

  • 27 December 2019

    RCAM Technologies and Accucode have entered into a partnership to develop offshore wind turbine components using 3D concrete printing. RCAM will first install a large-scale 3D concrete printing system at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where the fabricating of fixed-bottom support structures for offshore wind turbines will begin. After manufacturing and assembly processes have […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]

  • 2 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Seatricity Ltd, a Cornwall-based wave energy company, will spend the week of 13th-18th July tank-testing its Oceanus 2 device in the Beaufort Wave basin at the Hydraulics and Marine Research Centre of the University College Cork, Ireland. Aims of the trial will include analysis of further optimisation options affecting predicted device outputs for use as […]

  • 19 October 2015

    The DCNS Research teams have moved in their new facilities at Technocampus Ocean, located in Bouguenais, on the outskirts of Nantes, France. During the inauguration of Technocampus Ocean on 15 October, DCNS launched its rupture innovations workshop. The workshop aims particularly at fostering the emergence of new and inventive ideas and boosting their development in order […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    It’s almost time: on Wednesday the 28th of March, the Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) takes place at WTC Rotterdam. It’s the twelfth edition, with lots of attention for offshore wind and inland shipping this year. Career opportunities within the entire supply chain are presented by over 100 companies to about 3,000 visitors, from […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The U.S. Navy has committed to get half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020. One element of that strategy will be looking to extract energy from tides, currents and waves. The University of Washington is helping to reach that goal with an $8 million, four-year contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering […]

  • 24 April 2015

      Pondera Consult has developed a visualisation screen which allows the viewer to experience how a future wind farm will look in the landscape from many viewpoints.   By using a large (6×2.5 meters) curved screen, the panoramic images can be viewed in the correct perspective. The size of the screen also solves the ‘scale […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations has advanced the fiscal year 2020 energy and water funding bill, which includes support for the Aqua Ventus demonstration offshore wind project. The legislation, advanced by a vote of 31-0, includes provisions led by Senator Susan Collins to support several R&D projects at the University of Maine (UMaine), including the Aqua Ventus […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A £1m investment into a new glass toughening plant is set to help a Norwich manufacturer target £3m in sales – for the first time in its 44-year history. Seaglaze, which produces specialist windows, door and hatches for the marine industry, took the bold decision to ‘reshore’ production after experiencing delays and shortages caused by […]

  • 6 March 2013

    This is a 3D presentation of a WTIV. Swire Pacific Offshore’s subsidiary the Swire Blue Ocean takes the new era of renewable energy development, as the call for sustainable energy urges the company to engage in wind farm projects/installation. Offshore WIND staff, March 06, 2013

  • 12 June 2013

    Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the industry […]

  • 7 February 2019
    R&D, Technology

    French marine renewable energy specialist Naval Energies is using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines. “The sea represents a source of renewable energy that can help to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population while ensuring a carbon-free footprint,” said Laurent Schneider Maunoury, CEO, Naval Energies. “As we work […]

  • 19 October 2016
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based 3D graphics company 3DW has recently completed an interactive 3D model of the proposed 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm for Vattenfall. The Swedish energy company will use the 3D model of the wind farm at their public consultation for the scheme, which will be held across Norfolk, UK,  from 18 to 29 October. The […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Institute for Energy Research (IER), based in Washington, D.C., recently published an article on offshore wind energy’s financial viability in New Jersey, appraised through Fishermen’s Atlantic City Windfarm (FACW) project, which had been rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for being too expensive. Written by Landon Stevens, IER Policy Associate: […]

  • 18 August 2014

    A framework between the UK Government and the 3 Scottish islands councils – the first agreement of its kind in the country – was launched on Friday by Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael. The Our islands framework, established in response to the Our Islands, Our Future joint campaign, will embed an islands voice at the heart of […]

  • 3 November 2014

    Forewind’s 3D computer generated simulation of the proposed Dogger Bank offshore development can now be downloaded by anyone with a keen interest in visualising, or navigating through the wind farms. The model, which was developed to enable fishermen and offshore authorities to better understand and see how the development will look once constructed, can be […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Grid Connection

    Global renewable energy company Mainstream Renewable Power unveils the first three-dimensional scale model of the SuperNode which is set to fundamentally change the way electricity is delivered to homes. Developed by Mainstream, the SuperNode will, for the first time enable electricity to be collected from where it is generated and intelligently routed over long distances […]

  • 28 December 2017
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall has published a video showing indicative 3D visualisations of key offshore and onshore features of its Thanet Extension offshore wind farm project to be situated offshore Kent, UK.

  • 5 November 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Global Wind Service (GWS) passed a halfway point on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 project on 3 November after installing the 25th wind turbine in the Danish North Sea.

  • 23 April 2014
    R&D, Technology

    3DW technologies has delivered an interactive 3d offshore model for Navitus Bay offshore wind farm. The Navitus Bay team turned to 3DW as it faced a challenge to effectively communicate the appearance of the development when viewed from different locations along the coastline. The resulting 3D model of the wind farm is one of the […]

  • 1 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Coda Octopus has developed a new sonar for ROV and AUV operations called Dimension. Based on Echoscope 3D imaging technology and software developed by Coda Octopus, Dimension provides real-time 3D imaging for subsea vehicle applications. Designed for deployment on a wide range of subsea vehicles, Dimension is a true real-time 3D sonar that transforms ROV […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Marine equipment manufacturer MacGregor has introduced the 3D Motion Compensator (3DMC), a flexible retrofit device ”designed to enhance the load-handling precision of an offshore crane even in challenging sea states.” The 3DMC can be fitted to the knuckle jib of a number of new or existing MacGregor subsea/offshore cranes. It compensates for the roll, pitch and heave […]

  • 3 June 2014

    British technology company Aveillant has launched the next generation of high precision non-cooperative surveillance radar, based on its revolutionary Holographic Radar™ technology. Holographic Radar™ is now available as a fully scalable system, covering 360o of airspace at a range of over 40 nautical miles. The first demonstration of the system will be in Q3 2014, […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Palfinger Marine has launched a new 3D-compensation module designed for mounting on the company’s knuckle boom, telescopic boom or stiff boom cranes to transfer goods between the service operation vessels (SOVs) and wind turbines or other fixed offshore installations.   The 3D-compensation enables positioning of the cargo on the wind turbine or substation/installation despite movements of the vessel due to […]