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LICengineering is managing a CROWN project which is developing advanced metallic coatings with potential self-healing properties that could significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). According to LIC, the project has gathered corrosion, manufacturing, installation and modeling companies dedicated to investigating how the expensive use of tons of aluminium and steel can be replaced by […]
On 29th September, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, officially opened Sif’s new assembly and coating facility at the Maasvlakte 2 terminal in the Port of Rotterdam.
Energy services provider Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a GBP 1 million contract for the coating repair services on the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, operated by Statoil.
E.ON will protect all 60 steel foundations of the Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea with a special anti-corrosion coating developed in cooperation with Rambøll Germany and in coordination with the relevant authorities.
An aluminium-based coating for offshore energy installations, developed under the EU-funded ACORN project and is said to provide better protection and to be more environmentally friendly, has reached commercial stage.
AkzoNobel, DroneOps and Barrier Group have partnered to develop drone technology for remote inspection of offshore wind farms as well as ballast water tanks on ocean going ships.
Specialist coatings provider Barrier Ltd, and rope access company, UK Total Solutions, both part of Barrier Group, have collaborated to complete a remedial painting and maintenance contract on the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary. The contract involved coating system repairs to two offshore substations, which transmit power from the wind […]
UK-based coating manufacturer Whitford Ltd is working with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd to test various high-performance coatings within the harsh oceanic conditions in Orkney. The long-term project will analyse existing and developmental coating products to assess their suitability for applications within the marine renewables industry, as well as for other offshore industries such […]
A £1m investment to capitalise on opportunities in the offshore wind sector has been unveiled in the North East. Wescott Coatings and Training Services, which celebrates its 5th birthday this year, has officially opened its new head office and extended training centre on Tyne Point Industrial Estate in Jarrow. Supported by funding from GROW:OffshoreWind, the […]
Since the end of 2013, GEOMET® 321 has been used by SIEMENS WIND POWER A/S on fasteners of wind turbine blades. For this application, SIEMENS WIND POWER A/S requires that the coating must be able to exist in a C5-H environment (according to ISO-12944) without corrosion of the substrate material even after a 1440 hours salt spray test. For […]
Fraunhofer IWES, in collaboration with industrial and research partners, is building a test stand which is to help in developing weatherproof coatings for rotor blade surfaces. Rotor blades are exposed to severe environmental conditions: rain, hail, sand, salty sea water and dirt all gather on the surfaces and lead, especially on blade leading edges, to […]
Atlas Material Testing Technology, a company specialized in weathering technology and services, will present state-of-the-art solutions for weathering testing of rotor blade coatings at the upcoming Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture Conference, December 3 – 5, 2013, in Duesseldorf, Germany, booth 25. Wind turbines are installed in some of the harshest climates on earth, ranging from […]
Leading coatings manufacturer Hempel announced today the release of Hempadur Multi-Strength 35460, a new solvent-free version of its best-selling protective coating for offshore wind turbine foundations. As well as helping wind turbine manufacturers reduce solvent emissions, the new coating offers a six-hour drying time, one of the fastest in the industry and is gentler on […]
The world’s biggest chemical company in the world, headquartered in Ludwigshafen, BASF, has launched two new coating material technologies for the wind energy industry: RELEST Wind Leading Edge and RELEST Wind RepKit. The new coating system RELEST® Wind Leading Edge improves the economic efficiency of wind turbines. It provides excellent protection of the front and […]
The heavy-lift jack-up vessels Pacific Osprey and Innovation have transported and installed the offshore substation topside on the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Pacific Osprey had loaded the topside in Rotterdam. In the construction area, the Innovation lifted the topside on the monopile foundation. The Pacific Osprey will be jacked up […]
Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project aiming to automate the evaluation of information on the condition of offshore installations through the use of drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The ministry has set aside EUR 1.3 million for the IsyMoo (Intelligent integrative systems for monitoring surface protection systems […]
Sif has reported that offshore wind accounted for approximately 83% of revenues and 69% of total contributions in the company’s 2018 financial year figures. Sif saw a 28% loss of revenue in 2018, amounting to EUR 235.1 million, and a 45% loss in contribution, amounting to EUR 74.3 million. The gap in the production schedule and […]
Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif is adapting its production facilities in Roermond and the Maasvlakte in response to new design standards and stricter requirements being defined for coating. The stricter requirements for coating are a response to the wind industry’s ambition to venture into deeper waters, lower the cost price, and generate more energy, Sif said. […]
Muehlhan Wind Service (MWS) has entered the offshore wind market in Taiwan, the company’s Commercial Director Thomas Andersen revealed to Offshore WIND during an interview.
Heerema Marine Contractors’ vessel Aegir has installed the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) at the Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) in the Netherlands.
Teesside-based Wilton Engineering has sent off the first four transition pieces built for Ørsted’s 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
Tecnalia has launched HarshLab, a floating laboratory for offshore renewable energy technology, in Bermeo Port in Spain on 20 July.
Wilton Group has opened a GBP 3 million coatings facility for offshore wind turbine components at its Port Clarence Base in Teesside, UK.
The NeSSIE project (North Sea Solutions for Innovation in Corrosion for Energy) has launched a competition seeking to develop commercial solutions for corrosion and material challenges in offshore renewables through demonstration projects in the North Sea.
Heerema Marine Contractors and CAPE Holland have installed a Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) monopile at the site of Eneco’s Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) by using a Vibro Lifting Tool from Heerema’s vessel Aegir.
M. C. Construction (Cleveland) Limited (MCC) has completed the fabrication and coating of two blade rack grillages as part of a blade upgrade campaign at an offshore wind project.