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  • 18 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH (R&D centre of Kiel University of Applied Sciences) has won a contract to continue operating the FINO1 research platform in the German North Sea. The contract was awarded to FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). BMWi is extending the operational life of […]

  • 25 May 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Scientists from CMR have successfully completed the first installation phase for the measurement campaign at the FINO1 research platform. The campaign is carried out by CMR and UIB in close cooperation with the other NORCOWE partners, FuE-Zentrum FH Kiel, Fraunhofer IWES, RAVE and ForWind. Two Windcube 100s scanning wind lidars from LeoSphere and a RPG HATPRO […]

  • 11 October 2012

    SgurrEnergy’s flagship product, Galion Lidar, was deployed last month on FINO1, Europe’s most established offshore met mast. Located in the German North Sea, the offshore research platform is equipped by German Wind Energy Institute, DEWI, with meteorological sensors to study the offshore environment. The three month deployment of the Galion G250 Offshore model on the […]

  • 29 August 2019

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is looking for an operator for the FINO 1 research platform in the German North Sea. BMWi is extending the operational life of the FINO1 platform until 31 July 2023, with an optional one-year extension. The future operator must ensure the continuous and trouble-free operation as well […]

  • 15 April 2014

    The Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH has chosen Tideland’s Nova-65HI LED lanterns to mark its FINO1 research platform in the North Sea approximately 45 kilometres offshore from Borkum. The research platform is in the immediate vicinity of Alpha Ventus, the first German offshore wind farm and it was built to measure and analyse ambient […]

  • 12 July 2016

    NORCOWE has reported that it gathered an extensive data set of both point and remote measurements of the wind field in and around the Alpha Ventus wind farm as part of the Offshore Boundary-Layer Experiment (OBLEX-F1) at the German wind energy research platform FINO1, which is running since May 2015. “To our knowledge, a measurement […]

  • 16 November 2015
    R&D, Technology

    In order to improve quality and capabilities of the reference met mast measurements at FINO1, DEWI has recently upgraded the acquisition modules and data logging system on the research platform, NORCOWE reported. The new measurement system, among other things, enables higher frequency data sampling (typically 1Hz), as compared to the previous limitation of 10 min […]

  • 20 March 2015

    Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) is starting up an extensive offshore measurement campaign at the German research platform FINO1 close to Alpha Ventus wind farm. The campaign will take place from May 2015 to June 2016, and is carried out by CMR and UIB in close cooperation with the other NORCOWE partners, FuE-Zentrum […]

  • 18 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES has successfully finished the validation of their Wind Lidar Buoy which confirms the commercial acceptance of wind data from the on-board ZephIR lidar for use in floating offshore energy assessments, according to the criteria within the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating lidar technology.  An offshore verification […]

  • 24 February 2016

    Canada-based Axys Technologies has recently shared a video showing its FLiDAR 6M, formerly known as the WindSentinel, navigating the rough seas at the Fino1 Met Mast off the coast of Germany.  The FINO1 Met Mast is situated in the North Sea, approximately 45 kilometres to the north of Borkum,and in an immediate vicinity of the 60MW Alpha Ventus, […]

  • 28 August 2013

    DWD (German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan to be responsible for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the “FINO Wind” research project. This involves taking an inventory of the metadata, utilisation and collection of LiDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment […]

  • 1 March 2016
    R&D, Technology

    AXYS Technologies Inc. has recently completed two validation campaigns for its FLiDAR 6M wind assessment platform – one at FINO 1 in the North Sea and the other at West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea.  The latest campaigns have added 11 more months of validation data to AXYS’ evidence for commercial acceptance, the company pointed out, and […]

  • 14 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Within the framework of the project “Offshore Measuring Buoy” – funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Envi­ronment – Fraunhofer scientists carried out the first North Sea deployment of the floating LiDAR system. A Windcube LiDAR device made by the company Leosphere has been integrated into the buoy. LiDAR wind measuring buoy for measur­ing […]

  • 23 June 2015

    AXYS Technologies Inc. has joined the Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) to further the shared goal of developing innovative and cost-efficient offshore wind solutions for deep waters and harsh offshore environments. Specific areas of common interest include R&D initiatives that will explore the use of floating LiDAR to measure turbulence intensity, test power […]

  • 19 October 2011

      DNV’s growing team in Hamburg comprises dedicated wind energy experts who are able to draw on DNV’s 25 years of experience in serving the global wind energy industry. They will work closely with DNV’s wind team based in Copenhagen, Denmark and London, UK, and will also be firmly supported by DNV’s marine survey team, […]

  • 30 May 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has announced the completion of the world’s largest trial of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems.

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    ZephIR 300 has demonstrated its ability for providing quantitative wind speed measurements, to an industry-approved standard and is now accepted within a Technical Advisor / Bank’s Engineers formal energy assessment of a modern scale wind farm with specific site conditions forming part of the appropriate measurement methodology chosen. Further, the reduction in energy yield ‘uncertainty’ […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has issued a tender seeking an operator of the FINO 2 research platform. The operator will provide scheduled maintenance and repair, organization of research operations in coordination with the measuring institutes, as well as update the usage and security concept. The selected party will also […]

  • 27 April 2010
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Today, Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen together with Chief Executive Officers Dr. Werner Brinker of EWE, Dr. Wulf Bernotat of E.ON and Tuomo Hatakka of Vattenfall Europe are commissioning Germany’s first offshore wind farm during a ceremony in Norddeich. Alpha ventus is the first open sea wind farm of its kind in Germany’s territorial […]

  • 14 August 2012

    The offshore wind industry is very much dictated by large conglomerates. How is it for smaller companies to keep on their feet in this competitive environment when the stakes are not particular in their favour? Offshore WIND visited family-run towage and salvage company Otto Wulf GmbH and heard how the fourth generation Wulf is running […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) cancelled the procedure to select an operator of the FINO 2 research platform. BMWi sad the tendering procedure was cancelled because none of the offers received met the required conditions. The Ministry did not say if the tendering procedure will be repeated. The FINO 2 […]

  • 13 February 2019
    R&D, Technology

    Ørsted has developed a novel digital solution for designing the cable layout of offshore wind farms said to result in cost reductions. The OptiArray tool, developed using the FICO Xpress Optimizer, is dedicated for designing the cable layout connecting the turbines to the substations. The company added that the tool has helped in achieving savings while reducing the overall design time. […]

  • 7 February 2011
    Training & Education

    Over 200,000 people make the European wind industry tick. Who are they and what exactly do they do? Wind Directions met some ’wind workers’ to find out. Martin Mortensen spends most of the year out of his home country, Denmark. A commissioning engineer with Suzlon for nearly 11 years, Mortensen’s job involves starting up the […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Grid Connection

    DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, has been awarded a contract by J-Power Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., for the provision of all marine works for the Nemo Link Interconnector Project. DeepOcean will execute all marine works associated with the installation and protection of the HVDC […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    “Offshore wind has an important role to play regarding climate agreements – do we fully understand what this entails”, asks the moderator of Offshore Wind Conference 2019, Eric Fine, Business Development Manager RE, Smulders Projects International BV. ahead of the conference. He is very much looking forward to triggering both the audience and the speakers […]

  • 17 June 2016

    Advanced meteorology helps reduce the costs of offshore wind turbines and improves the power production forecast, thus making the operation more profitable, according to research by Maarten Holtslag from TU Delft. Holtslag, who has a master’s degree in meteorology, conducted a PhD research in wind energy at the FLOW research program on Far and Large Offshore Wind energy, which aims […]