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Danish engineering consulting group COWI has opened a branch office in Taipei to accommodate ongoing and recently won offshore wind projects in Taiwan, and to grow its wind business in the region. “The appetite for wind energy and more specifically offshore wind farms has been increasing exponentially especially in East and South East Asia,'' Jan Rønberg, COWI's Senior […]
International consulting group COWI has increased its presence in the USA for the consultancy contract with Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts – the first major US offshore wind energy project.
COWI has been providing assistance with geotechnical interpretation and load definition to BAM Infraconsult, which is in charge of the design of gravity base foundations, to be used on Blyth Offshore Demonstrator offshore wind project. The foundation design will utilise ‘self-installing’ technology, which has been developed by two BAM companies, BAM Nuttall Ltd and BAM Infra bv. COWI has been […]
The engineering consulting group COWI has won a contract to design the foundations for the Formosa I project, Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm. COWI has been tasked with preparing the detailed design of the wind turbine foundations for the Taiwan project which will involve designing the foundations for an offshore wind farm in an earthquake zone. […]
Danish consultancy Cowi has won a contract to design India's first offshore wind farm and to head capacity building within the Indian authorities, including preparation of an offshore wind policy. The wind farm is to be located off the coast of Gujarat in northwestern India. The size of the demonstration project has not yet been finally […]
COWI A/S has acquired Norwegian engineering firm Teknisk Data A/S (TDA), a company that specialises in the design of offshore wind foundations and high technology floating bridges. In October, TDA reported that it has won several major design contracts for the design of offshore wind turbine foundations, both jackets and monopiles. The contracts involve FEED, Basic […]
The ECOWindS (European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing) project has announced the date for its final project conference as Tuesday 29th September 2015; the event will take place at the OrbisEnergy, the hub for Offshore Renewables, in Lowestoft. The conference will bring together representatives from industry, regional and national administration and education and research establishments […]
ECOWindS (European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing) project has published the first iteration of its Joint Action Plan outlining key research and innovation activities for the cost effective progression of the offshore wind servicing industry. ECOWindS is a collaborative project involving partners from Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK that will contribute to cost reduction […]
The ECOWindS Consortium has welcomed the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to the ECOWindS project as an official third party associated partner. ORE Catapult is the UK's flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, and is the UK counterpart to other innovation centres across Europe such as the Fraunhofer […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced there is $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation. “The DOE funding for ‘Icebreaker’ is a testament and vote of confidence for LEEDCo’s world-class team members and […]
THEMA Consulting Group, in cooperation with COWI and EA Energy Analyses, has conducted a study on offshore wind potential in the Baltic Sea and the barriers to its development. Carried out for the European Commission, the study identifies potential offshore wind sites and examines the impacts of different levels of both offshore wind deployment and […]
Fraunhofer IWES has launched a research project called ReCoWind (Reliable Power Converters for Wind Turbines) that aims to bring forward effective protection measures for power converters. The three-year project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), joins a consortium comprising operators and manufacturers of wind turbines, semiconductors, and converters with research and academic […]
Denmark has narrowed down the list of sites that could accommodate the country's next large-scale offshore wind farm. It will be built either in the North Sea, close to Horns Rev 3 and Vesterhav Syd, or at the Kriegers Flak area in the Baltic Sea.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has contracted COWI A/S to screen parts of the North and Baltic Seas to find new potential locations for offshore wind farms to be built.
The government of India plans to release an offshore wind development plan for the country in late April 2018, participants at a recently held stakeholder consultation event have heard.
DONG Energy has announced the results of a tender for engineering consultancy services to support its offshore wind farm projects. The developer has awarded several companies with framework agreements for offshore and onshore substations, foundations and O&M buildings.
A Fugro vessel will start a geophysical survey at the site of the 200MW First Offshore Windfarm Project of India (FOWPI) located some 25 kilomeres off the shore of Gujarat, India, in early October, COWI A/S, the project manager, said.
The first gravity-based foundation (GBF) built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has been installed onto the seabed. The second of the total of five GBFs has also arrived at the site and is ready to be installed.
The first of the five gravity based foundations built at the Neptune dry dock in Newcastle by the Royal BAM Group for the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project has begun its journey down the River Tyne, EDF Energy Renewables said.
Four out of five upper steel shafts have been lifted onto the gravity based foundations built for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project at the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne in Newcastle, EDF Energy Renewables said.
Gravity based foundations for the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project are well under construction at the Neptune dry dock on the Tyne in Newcastle, UK. Lower shafts have been placed, with roof panels set to be mounted this month, according to BAM Infra's social media pages.
Offshoreenergy.dk and ten partners have secured about EUR 5.6 million in subsidies to give sub-contractors in the North Sea offshore wind industry easier access to testing and a framework for new cooperative relationships within the European offshore cluster. Suppliers to the offshore wind industry can now apply to join the Inn2Power project which is funded by a […]
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) is to invest up to GBP 3 million in developing a water-jetting tool which could potentially ''double trench production rates in seabed trenching operations.'' The subsea and engineering technology company has awarded a contract to Northumberland-based Osbit to be the lead detail design and development provider for the SCARJet subsea vehicle […]
Siemens Lays Out Cost Cutting Strategy Siemens stated that its offshore wind projects from 2025 onward will be capable of generating electricity at a Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) level below eight euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), with the price also including the costs for grid access to shore. Adwen, LM Wind Power Present […]
Umoe Ventus Sinks After Catching Fire off Langeland The Wave Craft Surface Effect Ship Umoe Ventus sank yesterday after catching fire off Langeland, while en route to Bagenkop, according to local media and the police. German Offshore Wind Farms Over 6 Times Busier in 2015 Germany’s offshore wind farms have generated 1.3% of the overall […]
Supplementary geotechnical investigations were conducted at the planned Kriegers Flak platform sites in June-August 2014, and Energinet.dk has now made the data and results publicly available at its website. The purpose of this ground investigation was to provide geotechnical data for the design of proposed offshore substations associated with the Kriegers Falk offshore wind farm. The […]