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28 May 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin to reveal how permanent magnet generators (PMGs) can be used in an affordable way to increase the durability of wind turbines.  It's a well-known principle of engineering that the more components in a mechanism, the more likely it is […]

3 June 2019 Industry Contribution

By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

5 March 2019 R&D

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with ten commercial partners to develop a comprehensive methodology for blade rain erosion analysis (COBRA). DNV GL has partnered with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Ørsted, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG, to take up the challenge of analysing the effect that rain […]

5 December 2018 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Danish Momentum Gruppen has, in partnership with DEIF Wind Power Technology, repowered and recommissioned the five-turbine Bockstigen offshore wind farm in Sweden.

17 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Industry and research communities from five different European countries have launched a project aiming to develop composite materials expected to allow a 30% increase in wind turbine blade durability and a considerable reduction in blade-related costs.

12 March 2018 Vessels

Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) has launched a new 24m True Hybrid Wind Farm Crew Transfer Design.

24 August 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

The square ring-shaped floating foundation, the heart of the Floatgen floating wind project, was launched yesterday at the Port of Saint-Nazaire, France. 

23 August 2017 Business & Finance, Technology

Building a floating foundation in concrete has shown to be a cheaper solution, not only construction-wise but with O&M taken into account as well, since the material is much more durable at sea – as learned from the offshore oil & gas industry – according to Bruno Geschier, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Ideol. 

8 June 2017

Markets Outlook: DWIA In 2018, Denmark joined the - so far - exclusive club of countries with concrete plans for offshore wind all the way towards 2030. Three offshore wind farms of at least 800MW will be grid connected between 2024 and 2030. This is one of the positive outcomes of the energy agreement from […]

30 May 2017

Oil Control Systems Some references: NorNed project, Northwind windfarm project, Troll A gas platform project, Lincs offshore windfarm project, Korea 154kV Power Cable Installation Project, Vietnam Phu Quoc-HA Tien, Qatar cable etc. A whole range of ‘Twin Booms’ or ‘Single Booms’ with different buoyancy capacities are available. Recently big improvements are made in order to maintain airtightness and durability over a long period of […]

22 February 2017 Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator announced a new GBP 2.4 million project aiming to cut the cost of offshore wind by optimising the design of jacket foundations through improved fatigue standards and validation of faster testing and fabrication methods. Jacket foundations are set to become a more dominant design solution, as monopiles are unlikely […]

20 February 2017

By Britta Rollert, Director Marketing and Communication, Fraunhofer IWES Before the market launch of newly developed or modified prototypes for offshore applications, the need for extensive tests and feedback from experience gathered in the field is essential. Testing is an opportunity to improve the turbines and technologies in use further and faster in the future. […]

4 October 2016 Environment, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT have partnered with industry experts to develop thermoplastic foams and composites that make the offshore wind turbine blades lighter and recyclable. The new materials are expected to help operators expedite and simplify the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of the ever-increasing offshore wind rotor blades, according to Fraunhofer. Since […]

20 June 2016 Wind Farm Update

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. […]

10 June 2016 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Digital radio products designer and supplier Sepura has been selected to provide a complete communications solution for an undisclosed offshore wind farm located off the coast of Germany. The wind farm will be equipped with a TETRA system, featuring a number of base stations, Sepura's SC20 series hand-portable radios with accessories, and SRG3900 mobile radios. The newly […]

20 April 2016 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Scotland-based subsea and offshore cementing specialist FoundOcean is getting ready to start working on 32 wind turbine foundations at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. Van Oord Offshore Wind Projects have been contracted to transport and install the project’s 32 monopiles and transition piece foundations, supply and install the scour protection and provide the logistics between […]

19 February 2016 R&D, Technology

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 […]

15 February 2016

DNV GL’s Materials Research Programme has published a new position paper that looks at the latest developments in materials and shows the need for establishing long term reliability of novel materials deployed in renewable energy systems. Attention has focused to a large extent on cost and efficiency and to a lesser extent on the key […]

9 November 2015 R&D, Technology

Researchers at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) through a more efficient design and cheaper building materials. Researchers Climent Molins and Alexis Campos, […]

21 October 2015 R&D, Technology

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has begun Accelerated Life Testing (ALT) on its redesigned APB350 power takeoff (PTO) system as part of its effort to demonstrate product reliability and durability, and to accelerate toward product commercialization. The OPT ALT process consists of operating PTOs in tandem with accelerated operating profiles, which subjects the PTOs to various […]

1 October 2015 Wind Farm Update

FoundOcean, on behalf of Geosea, has completed the grouting of the XL monopile foundations at DONG Energy’s Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm. The wind farm, which is located in the German sector of the North Sea, is the latest wind farm to fix its foundations using the MasterFlow 9500 material from BASF. […]

13 July 2015 Vessels

Lessons learned from the prolific increase in building workboats for the offshore wind farm sector can benefit the military user, according to CTruk CEO Andy White. White told the audience at a Royal Institute of Naval Architects conference entitled Warships 2015: Future Surface Vessels that developments in vessel design, construction and operation as a result of […]

22 May 2015

The first foundation has recently been installed at the Gode Wind offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The foundations have been fabricated across Denmark and Germany by Bladt Industries and EEW. EEW are fabricating the monopiles, with Bladt Industries’ work focusing on the transition pieces. Coatings from AkzoNobel’s International protective coatings range were […]

29 April 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The U.S. Energy Department (DoE) has announced $10.5 million in available funding to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related testing of these systems. Such advances will help these devices harness even more sustainable energy from the enormous potential of the nation's oceans and rivers, the […]

14 March 2015 Grid Connection

The high-voltage substation for the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind project has recently been installed in the Dutch North Sea. The substation was designed and built by Belgian firms Iemants, CG and Cofely Fabricon. Protective coatings from AkzoNobel’s International brand were used to protect the substation from the tough and corrosive environment of the North Sea. […]

12 March 2015 Business & Finance, Technology

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) will deploy its ABP-350 type of PowerBuoy in the summer of this year, the company's President and Chief Executive, George H. Kirby, confirmed in the announcement of OPT's third quarter results.  OPT's PB40 wave energy system that is currently in New Jersey will be tested and ready to be deployed this month, subject to […]