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  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mitigating the risk of collision at sea requires a deep understanding of the causes. New industry guidance issued today helps to make offshore operations safer for marine and energy operators. The new Guidance Notes for Collision Analysis assist owners, operators, and designers of offshore units with identifying potential collision scenarios, assessing the relative risks and […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    Guidance from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to help the offshore renewables industry ensure the right development goes in the right place goes out to public consultation today. High energy tidal environments are attractive to marine mammals, fish and diving birds, and are used as locations for tidal stream energy projects. Operational tidal turbines may pose […]

  • 19 February 2019

    All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the Rügen island in the German Baltic Sea on Tuesday morning, 19 February. Several people sustained serious injuries in the collision, according to the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association […]

  • 16 December 2014

    Collisions between birds and turbines are seen as one of the key impacts of offshore wind farms. A new review by the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Highlands and Islands’ Environmental Research Institute has provided better estimates of the proportions of seabirds that alter their flight paths to avoid colliding with turbines. […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have recently completed two reports relating to marine renewable energy developments and their potential impact on the environment.  These reports offer a risk assessment of the interaction between marine renewable devices and the diving birds and megafauna in the area. The first report, Commissioned Report No. 773. A Diving Bird Collision Risk […]

  • 9 May 2014
    Environment, R&D

    DHI United Kingdom (UK), in collaboration with NIRAS UK and BirdLife Denmark, has been awarded an innovative research project investigating collision risks of birds at offshore wind farms.  The problem of birds colliding with turbine blades is one of the most significant predicted environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. In order to minimize the future […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled “Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling”.  Mr. Tongue’s current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Environment, R&D

    The risk of seabirds colliding with offshore wind turbines is less than half of what would be expected based on current understanding as seabirds have been witnessed to exhibit avoidance behaviour and change their flight path to avoid the turbines, a recent study has shown.

  • 15 June 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    DEME Group’s offshore wind division is looking into the possibility of using drones to inspect the foundations of the offshore wind turbines for corrosion.

  • 2 December 2016

    8.2 Consulting has carried out BSH collision friendliness analyses of the support structures at three Iemants projects, including the offshore wind farms Veja Mate and EnBW Hohe See. 8.2AG outlined the necessary verifications and performed a hull-retaining verification assessment. This includes the preparation of a numerical crash-worthiness analysis to evaluate the consequences of vessel collision […]

  • 11 November 2013
    Environment, R&D

    Building offshore turbines higher above the sea surface, or installing fewer large turbines instead of several smaller turbines, could reduce the number of bird collisions, a new research has shown.  The research, led by researchers at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), examined the importance of flight heights in determining the risk posed to seabirds […]

  • 3 September 2014

    The master of a wind farm support boat has been made to pay £3,000 in fines and costs after breaching maritime collision regulations. Geoffrey Whinfrey was in charge of the Island Panther when it collided with a wind turbine in the Sheringham Shoal wind farm on 21 November 2012. Whinfrey had been requested by the […]

  • 23 March 2011

    Lost in the excitement of last week’s EWEA 2011 Annual Event in Brussels was a press release from the American Bird Conservancy noting that at least 500 million birds are killed in the US each year by cats. A comparison of that figure to the 440,000 birds reportedly killed annually in the US by collisions […]

  • 6 October 2014

    HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited (HiDef) announced the appointment of Kit Hawkins to the Board of Directors as Commercial Director. Kit joins HiDef from international renewable energy consultancy TÜV SÜD PMSS and has a wealth of project management and development experience, having held senior roles on a number of major offshore wind projects, including with Centrica […]

  • 2 April 2013

    Offshore wind farms under construction are not harmful to the shipping traffic, according to the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) in Hamburg. The BSH highlighted the harmlessness of these facilities on Monday, thus disagreeing with the earlier opinion of the agency’s spokesman. “If an unfinished construction appears anywhere in the ocean, it has an […]

  • 9 August 2013
    Environment, R&D

    An experiment of huge dimensions has started at Smøla wind farm. Several wind turbines will be painted to make them more visible to birds, thus reducing the risk of collisions. Never before has a trial of this nature been carried out with such thorough scientific follow-up. The INTACT project, which is a collaboration between several […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Environment, R&D

    TÜV SÜD PMSS will play a key role in reducing uncertainty for ornithological impact assessment in wind farm development. TÜV SÜD PMSS’s Kit Hawkins has been invited by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to be a member of the Steering Group for a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded study, which is […]

  • 1 September 2015
    R&D, Technology

    A new type of sensor could soon be installed on the blades of subsea tidal turbines to monitor the interaction between marine life and renewable energy installations, as a result of a new collaborative project involving the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and CENSIS. The organisations’ research will aim to improve the monitoring of activity […]

  • 4 March 2015

    HiDef Aerial Surveying has completed a 7 year licensing deal with Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) of Maine, USA, for exclusive rights to manufacture and sell HiDef’s Collision Avoidance Technology in the USA. In September 2014 the partners received $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to further develop HiDef’s Collision Avoidance Technology which seeks […]

  • 31 October 2014

    The master of a wind farm passenger transfer vessel has today been ordered to pay £9,702 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to a breach of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. Michael Gallagher was in charge when the workboat catamaran Windcat 9 with 15 people on board when it hit a large floating military […]

  • 6 February 2012

    Offshore wind turbines could pose a threat to the Britain’s nuclear submarine fleet said the Ministry of Defence chiefs, reports Scotsman. Wind turbine blades affect sonar images to the level of distorting and impeding visibility what could result in a submarine collision or running aground. Outer Firth of Clyde was selected for the offshore wind […]

  • 14 November 2013

    The Dutch Coast Guard fears that more accidents will occur as more offshore wind farms are being built, writes Dutch daily newspaper DeTelegraaf. “The North Sea is already one of the busiest seas in the world. The new upcoming wind turbines will not make it any safer,” warns Ed Veen, director of the Dutch Coast […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Technology, Vessels

    Offshore service vessel Seazip 3 has performed the first-ever autonomous maneuvering trials in the Dutch North Sea as part of the Autonomous Shipping joint industry project. The fast crew supply (FCS) vessel was outfitted with collision avoidance technology and took part in 11 nautical scenarios on 19 and 20 March offshore Den Helder to determine how it would […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have commissioned the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) to form the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP). The programme has been created to reduce the consenting risks for large-scale offshore wind farms during the Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters processes and […]

  • 16 June 2015

    Nordsee One GmbH has invited tenders for the provision of guard vessel services, which include monitoring and safeguarding of its offshore wind farm construction area.  The services are to be provided continuously over the entire installation phase on a 24/7 basis. The vessel will observe the surrounding, but not project-related traffic, evaluate if any risk of collision […]

  • 6 November 2015

    EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) has won a deal for a 332MW Nordsee One wind farm, located 32 kilometres north of the Island of Juist. The German company will be in charge of monitoring and safeguarding the wind farm construction area of 41.3 km² between the traffic separation area Terschelling-German Bight and German Bight western […]