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The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) is hosting four workshops with the fishing industry to identify priorities for the assessment of impacts offshore wind has on fisheries and ecological conditions.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has released a call for an independent assessment of the wind resources at the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has launched a market orientation procedure to determine which contractors are willing and able to carry out a morphodynamic assessment of the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm zone.
Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC) has signed a contract with ScottishPower Renewable to carry out an offshore readiness assessment to ensure East Anglia ONE is ready to complete the offshore works in an efficient and safe manner.
The University of Hull presented its findings on the impact of Green Port Hull One at an event yesterday, 4 December, a year after Siemens Gamesa opened the blade manufacturing facility at Alexandra Dock.
Bureau Veritas has won a contract to provide Ørsted with project certification services related to offshore wind site conditions assessment.
Ohio’s Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) and American Bird Conservancy (ABC) have contested the environmental assessment (EA) of Lake Erie’s 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore wind farm which states that the proposed project would have little or no impact on birds and bats.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has published an assessment of 18 Massachusetts ports and waterfront sites, and a supply chain directory of 320 state and regional small businesses that can contribute to the offshore wind industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are requesting public input on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 20.7MW Project Icebreaker.
DONG Energy has today published a Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) containing new information about its Hornsea Project Three offshore wind project. The report is part of a wider formal public consultation that will run from today (27 July) to 20 September 2017.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan (SAP) to Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project in Massachusetts located 15 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting public input on the scope of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 12MW New England Aqua Ventus I floating offshore wind demonstration project in the Gulf of Maine, being developed by the University of Maine.
The Carbon Trust has launched tenders to assess the challenges of electrical systems, mooring systems, and logistics in large arrays of floating wind turbines.
BVG Associates (BVGA) and the Economic Intelligence Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) have developed a benchmark standard in measuring local and national value added from offshore wind developments. Offshore wind is a maturing industry that is becoming truly global, BVGA said. For continued growth and to build local and government […]
ScottishPower Renewables has awarded the Peterborough-based Royal HaskoningDHV with an GBP 8 million contract to carry out environmental assessments for East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore wind farm projects. The contract is said to be one of the largest of its kind in the offshore wind industry. The team at Royal HaskoningDHV […]
Petrofac has completed a risk assessment and engineering support project for Transmission Capital Lincs OFTO on two 48km subsea cables connecting the Lincs offshore wind farm with the onshore transmission system. Following a full assessment of the impact of external risks to the cable, such as fishing and anchor damage in areas where the seabed […]
German renewables specialists 8.2 Consulting AG was contracted to assess the performance of Siemens Wind Power during the assembly of the 150 Siemens 4MW turbines built for the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The assessment focused on timeliness for assembly of hubs, nacelles and blades in the different factories. Furthermore the […]
Ecofys WTTS has performed the first ever full uncertainty assessment of a floating LiDAR to support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) in their preparations of the next round of Dutch offshore tenders. The aim of the study was to quantify the certainty with which the wind data, currently measured at the offshore wind farm zones Hollandse […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Environmental Studies Program (ESP) has published new findings from a Pacific Region study. ESP released the final report on “Determining the Infrastructure Needs to Support Offshore Floating Wind and Marine Hydrokinetic Facilities on the Pacific West Coast and Hawaii” online at its Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) website. The study […]
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 […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial wind lease issuance, site characterization activities, and site assessment activities on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf offshore New York. The EA considers the potential impacts of the proposed action and an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed […]
Jee, a subsea cable engineering company, has completed a project for an unnamed wind farm operator to assess the risks to the array cables within a UK offshore wind farm. With concerns about the integrity of cables on the wind farm, the operator awarded Jee a contract in March 2016 to compile a risk framework […]
Vivid Economics published a note on the impact of the UK leaving the EU, the so-called Brexit, on the UK’s energy sector. The note builds on the company’s work for National Grid from November 2015, when it was asked to assess the impact of the Brexit on the UK’s energy sector, finding that the overall impacts are likely […]
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is conducting a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of a draft plan to enable future leasing for offshore wind, as well as wave and tidal devices. The authority published the UK Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment 3 (OESEA3) report, and opened the consultation period which closes on 29 […]
DNV GL is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to improve risk assessment of offshore helideck turbulence through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The project’s aim is to bridge the gap between advised and actual hazardous flight conditions, ensuring cost-effective designs and helicopter operations without compromising safety. CFD is widely used in high-level analyses of […]
The Crown Estate has published a study by the British Geological Survey (BGS) summarising the geological conditions of the Irish Sea, thus providing a valuable resource for the development of offshore infrastructure in the region. The study follows the Crown Estate’s publication of a wide range of data collected for the discontinued Celtic Array offshore wind […]