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Alstom has been awarded substation automation contracts for three of DONG Energy’s offshore wind farms. The systems will be fitted at the Race Bank project off the Norfolk Coast, the Walney Extension in the Irish Sea and at the Burbo Bank Extension in Liverpool Bay. All projects will feature Alstom Grid’s DS Agile, the company’s […]
World Marine Offshore (WMO) has implemented BareFLEET, Reygar’s remote monitoring system, on their crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Mistral. This installation is the first in WMO’s rollout of BareFLEET, which will soon deliver health and performance monitoring across the firm’s fleet of CTVs. A lack of interoperability between disparate remote monitoring systems continues to present […]
CWind has implemented CrewSmart’s management support system across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and a team of offshore wind technicians. The system has been integrated with CWind’s existing vessel monitoring platform BareFLEET and is said to provide the company with a single point of access to all performance data from across the […]
Independent wind asset operations management specialist OutSmart BV has selected Kongsberg Digital AS to provide an integrated management system on the Kognifai digital platform and ecosystem which will be used to manage OutSmart’s onshore and offshore wind turbine portfolio.
UK-based independent research and technology organisation TWI Ltd has set its sights on harnessing digital twin technology to transform the process of monitoring and maintaining offshore wind turbines.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) yesterday begun onshore verification testing of a large-scale (MWT167H/7.0) digital hydraulically driven offshore wind turbine at the Hunterston Test Centre in the United Kingdom. The wind turbine was developed with support from Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and […]
A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for high voltage transmission systems (HVTSs), including global market forecasts for revenue, segmented by technology and region, through 2023. Driven by rapid economic growth and electrification in China, India, and parts of the Middle East and Africa, the high voltage transmission system (HVTS) market is […]
Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany, has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver an Integrated Vessel Control System for a new build 80m Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel, owned by Danish offshore services specialist, DBB Jack-Up. The integrated 'Full Picture' solution covers navigation, automation and manoeuvring systems, and will be one of the first to […]
In December Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) commenced test operation at its Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works of a large-scale wind power generation system that adopts a hydraulic drive train in place of the earlier gear-driven system. The test operation is a part of the project launched in September last year to develop a hydraulic […]
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release an enhanced version of the STARDOM™ network-based control system on May 31. This enhanced version includes new modules that enable the FCN autonomous controller to communicate directly with facilities and devices that use the PROFIBUS-DP and CANopen industrial communication protocols※. An IT security setting tool is also […]
Mersen has been chosen by REpower, one of the world's leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, to supply signal transmission systems for the Thornton Bank wind farm located 28km from the port of Ostend (Belgium). This wind farm will eventually comprise 48 giant wind turbines, each with 6.15 MW in unit capacity-the most […]
REpower Systems SE (WKN 617703) is launching a system to harmonise wind farm management systems in September. The new REguard Interface B IEC 61400-25 is available now for all wind farms around the world in which REpower turbines are used. The system means that the various interfaces in a wind farm can be replaced […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) will deliver marine coordination and provide communications infrastructure during the construction of the 950MW Moray East wind farm offshore Scotland. JFMS will provide Moray East, being built 22 kilometers off the coast of Scotland, with its offshore wind management system (OWMS) to deliver real-time data from various sources, together with […]
Royal Dirkzwager has begun remote monitoring of the 730 MW Borselle III and IV construction site from their operations centre in Maassluis, the Netherlands. Vissim technologies support a centralised multi-tenant monitoring system that enables service companies to provide marine coordination services for multiple clients. In addition to dedicated marine coordination services projects, applications can include […]
Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract by Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) to equip a new heavy-lift crane vessel currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI).
ABB has won orders worth over USD 150 million from Danish energy company Ørsted to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit energy from the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm to the UK grid.
Equinor and Masdar have installed the Batwind battery system at the Hywind Scotland floating wind farm, which represents the first ever battery for offshore wind.
A new joint industry project led by ASV Global is set to explore the technical, regulatory and societal issues of using autonomous surface vessels, integrated with existing manned shipping operations, to support offshore wind farm operations and maintenance.
On 23 April, University of Limerick (UL) launched a EUR 2 million Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), delivered by Forum Energy Technologies and fine-tuned by researches from UL’s Centre for Robotics and Intelligence Systems. The ROV will be used for inspection, repair and maintenance of underwater parts of offshore renewable energy structures.
Renewable generation will become the safest investment choice in the power market and dominate power generation new builds in the next ten years, DNV GL predicts in its Technology Outlook 2025. DNV GL identified ten technology trends in materials, wind, solar, electricity storage, data-communications and power electronics that will unleash a ‘perfect storm,’ creating a new power […]
Industrial lifting company Granada Material Handling (GMH) has partnered with Siemens to improve its sea operations serving offshore wind turbines around the UK coast. GMH was using a ‘marinised’ version of a standard winch and decided to redesign from the ground up to provide a more tailor-made solution. The resulting Granada foundation davit sits on a wind turbine platform, […]
The SCORE (Supply Chain Innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy) programme continues to provide grant funding to innovative ideas coming out of the East of England to benefit the offshore renewable energy sector. The latest grant recipients have been announced as offshore and vessel support specialists, Kiss Cranes, and Pager Power, providers of worldwide planning solutions […]
An important tool for reducing risks and costs in offshore wind is integrated, intelligent monitoring of the foundation structures. If well implemented an integrated monitoring approach will continuously track the 'state of health' of a foundation and identify in a very early stage the onset of structural problems. This allows early, low cost repairs, optimal […]
L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a significant contract to provide the complete electrical package, including cable engineering and installation, energy distribution, propulsion, lighting and infotainment systems, as well as internal and external communications systems, for two offshore supply vessels for the Norwegian shipowner, Siem Offshore. Built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), located in northern Germany, […]
On her visit to Germany’s Hannover Messe 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel got a glimpse of ABB’s new hybrid HVDC (high-voltage direct current) circuit breaker, a critical technology in enabling the transition to renewable energy. “Let’s get started with building the new power grid!” Merkel told ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, who was briefing her on how […]
Ingeteam will exhibit at EWEA Offshore 2013, the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from 19-21 November. At the event, Ingeteam will be showcasing its electrical equipment for wind turbines up to 10 MW. The display at Stand 31D70 in Hall 3.1 will include a power […]