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  • 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 […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Training & Education

    The UK National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching a campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs).

  • 19 October 2015
    R&D, Technology

    DNV GL has certified a software developed by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult as part of a project to develop a new bi-axial blade fatigue testing method. The project is aimed at reducing fatigue test times by almost a half and overall test times by a quarter. The two-year collaborative Knowledge Transfer Partnership project between […]

  • 28 September 2015
    R&D

    ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands) has released results of a test campaign that took place in June 2014 in the Bremerhaven where IHC IQIP, together with other industrial parties, measured the behaviour of monopile foundations under different driving methods in onshore conditions. Three piles were driven in the soil by hydraulic hammers of […]

  • 18 April 2012
    Technology

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has certified nCode DesignLife offered by HBM. The structural integrity software for the fatigue calculation of cast and forged structural machinery components in wind turbines has been evaluated on the basis of GL RC’s Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines 2010. “The certificate proves that the software is suitable […]

  • 8 November 2013
    R&D

    The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has awarded a GBP 249,976 federal grant to Maine Marine Composites to analyze the best ways to predict fatigue in the support structures of floating offshore wind turbines. “Maine Marine Composites engineers predict the performance and stress on components in ocean-based systems by analyzing fluid-structure interactions,” […]

  • 29 January 2014

    As offshore wind farm developments move further out to sea and demands on the vessels and crews that service them increase, a rising number of wind farm crew transfer vessel incidents has become a growing cause of concern. As a direct result, TÜV SÜD PMSS is calling for more stringent enforcement of UK Merchant Shipping […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse) has completed a subsea integrity monitoring project for a Dong Energy offshore wind farm. Pulse supplied a system to measure the motion of a number of unsupported sections of subsea cable at the Gunfleet Sands wind farm in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea. The investigation was to determine the impact […]

  • 25 May 2011

      In order to enhance flexibility and speed with regards to type certification, DNV is introducing a new ‘Special Level’ Type Certificate for wind turbines. It differs with respect to the Type Certificate according to IEC 61400-22 in that blade fatigue testing will not be required. The Special Level Type Certification will provide DNV’s clients […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Dutch utility Nuon, part of Vattenfall, has started dismantling the four turbines at the 2MW Lely wind farm in the IJsselmeer. The wind farm, located some 800 metres offshore, was built in 1992 and was in service for 22 years. It is the first offshore wind farm operated by Nuon to be dismantled. Lely made the news […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Frazer-Nash is working with Marine Current Turbines to provide engineering and related technical services to help minimise fatigue loads on its next generation SeaGen tidal turbine, and reduce the costs and risks associated with this renewable technology. Marine Current Turbines appointed Frazer-Nash due to its experience in the sector, and the consultancy’s previous work on […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Technology

    The first segments for the BLUE Hammer by Fistuca BV, which Sif is manufacturing in collaboration with Huisman, are ready at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 facility. The hammer will be the world’s largest pile-driver hammer, being specially designed to drive the largest monopiles in the world. BLUE Piling Technology is an alternative to current pile-driving technology […]

  • 15 March 2011

    20 Megawatt wind turbines are feasible, according to a new report from the EU-funded UpWind project, published today at the EWEA 2011 Annual Event in Brussels. The UpWind project explored the design limits of upscaling wind turbines to 20 Megawatt (MW) and found that they would have rotor diameters of around 200 metres, compared to […]

  • 23 May 2018
    R&D

    Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has begun a research project with Chalmers and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) aiming to investigate how to best design vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) to be as robust as possible.

  • 15 November 2019
    R&D

    The EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program) is funding a newly established project collaboration that seeks to reduce the weight and cost of jacket foundations for offshore wind turbines using a high strength steel tubular joint design. Jacket foundations are characterised by having tubular main legs and in between smaller cross stiffening tubulars welded […]

  • 20 November 2015
    R&D

    LM Wind Power and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are collaborating on a new blade testing method that could help reduce overall blade test times by up to 25% and potentially almost halve the time for the fatigue-testing alone.  Testing of critical components, like wind turbine blades, often lasts several months to simulate 20-25 years of […]

  • 15 April 2013

    The offshore wind turbine industry will benefit from this new and innovative, user-friendly software solution including dynamic simulations, advanced fatigue calculation and code check in one complete analysis package. The new module for coupled analysis is powered by FEDEM Windpower, and is well integrated with Sesam. It is the most recent addition to DNV Software’s […]

  • 14 July 2020
    R&D

    Aberdeen-based Balmoral has developed an integrated cable protection system (CPS) that the engineering company describes as unique. The patented system is available in three standard sizes and includes a combination of bend restrictors and a bend stiffener, foundation interface device, standard dynamic unit, and a detachable pull head. All of the components are designed, manufactured, […]

  • 28 February 2019
    R&D, Technology

    Fraunhofer’s test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. The accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable manufacturers and operators to increase the reliability of large […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    Nuon, part of Vattenfall, has dismantled four offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2MW at the Lely offshore wind farm in IJsselmeer, a freshwater lake in the Netherlands. In late September, the company started the decommissioning works by dismantling the turbines, which was done in three parts with rotors and nacelles being taken off first before […]

  • 12 November 2018

    The effects and causes of fatigue that offshore wind crews experience are not fully understood within the sector, however, sharing health and safety (HSE) lessons can ultimately make the industry stronger, Kerrie Forster, Chairman of the UK National Workboat Association (NWA) Safety Forum and Operations Coordinator at Acta Marine, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.

  • 11 November 2013

    Control engineers from StrathControl will present a technical paper at the EWEA Offshore 2013 Conference Poster Sessions on Wednesday. This paper describes the work carried out by StrathControl, SgurrEnergy and the University of Strathclyde using LiDAR data to characterise offshore Low Level Jet (LLJ) wind effects observed on a wind farm in the North Sea […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has taken delivery of a bespoke subsea cable bend fatigue test rig. 

  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has joined the QUALIFY project dedicated to increasing the usage of adhesively bonded hybrid structures in shipbuilding and generating spin-offs to other industries.  The R&D project, part of the EU program Interreg 2 Seas, will see a multi-scale testing plan implemented to provide insights into the long-term performance of hybrid joints […]

  • 7 April 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Spain-based euskalforging has manufactured and delivered seamless rolled rings for the BLUE 25M hammer from Fistuca which, once built, will be able to drive the largest offshore wind monopiles in the industry.

  • 10 November 2020
    R&D, Technology

    LM Wind Power’s 107-metre blade for the GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbine has received its Component Certificate from TÜV Nord. The component certification hinged on the testing of two blades produced at LM Wind Power’s factory in Cherbourg, France, the company said. One blade completed its testing at the WTTC test facility in Boston, […]