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  • 30 April 2014

    LORC will present its test facilities to participants at the conference ‘Test & Verification for subcontractors in the Wind Turbine Generator Industry’ Ricardo from the United Kingdom and LORC will both present test programs and RCA Engineering will talk about fatigue and accelerated testing of structural components. The conference is aimed at engineers and industry […]

  • 30 November 2011

    Since its launch in 1969, Sesam software has been a leading tool for engineering offshore structures. The new tailor-made module, GeniE Wind, can be used for design and fatigue analyses of wind turbine substructures. Its analysis functionality complies with the DNV offshore standard DNV-OS-J101 Design of Offshore Wind Turbines. Fatigue and ultimate strength calculations can […]

  • 1 July 2011
    R&D

    The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) is offering the opportunity for a reduced cost testing of an industry partners large (>60m) Wind Turbine Blade in Narec’s new 100m Blade Test Facility (BTF2). Narec’s primary objective for offering this opportunity is to expeditiously commission the new Blade Test Facilities Data Acquisition System (DAQ), Static Test Winches […]

  • 17 March 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The 88m blade designed and produced for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine has arrived to ORE Catapult’s blade test facilities at Blyth, where it will undergo a series of static and fatigue tests as part of a European-funded project.

  • 31 July 2012
    Technology

    MSC Software Corporation (MSC), the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced the new 2012 version of its Advanced Wind Turbine Modeling (AdWiMo) solution. AdWiMo allows rapid modeling and accurate system simulation of wind turbines. As a plug-in to Adams, the multibody dynamics analysis software from MSC, the new version of AdWiMo fully supports the […]

  • 21 February 2019
    R&D, Technology

    GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine is well suited and competitive for monopile solution over a wide range of site conditions, according to the specialist engineering firm Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG). GDG has been working with GE Renewable Energy to develop optimized XL Monopile soil-structure interaction models to support GE’s development of optimized foundation designs for […]

  • 21 February 2014
    R&D

    The Carbon Trust is working on a major offshore wind technology accelerator initiative focussed on reducing the cost of energy (GBP/MWh) from offshore wind by more than 10 %. This initiative, the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), is funding large-scale research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects to unlock technological barriers to advance the industry, and thereby […]

  • 30 November 2011

    In the years to come an increasing number of offshore wind turbine (OWT) installations are expected in deeper waters. This will require the use of more complex braced support structures such as jackets instead of the more widely used monopole foundations. For modelling OWT-specific aspects such as rotor aerodynamics and control system actions, designers are […]

  • 27 July 2010
    R&D, Technology

    British company Wind Power Limited has unveiled the new embodiment of its innovative Aerogenerator project visualised by leading international architects Grimshaw. The Aerogenerator X is twice the power and half the weight of Wind Power’s original Aerogenerator design. The Aerogenerator X is considered one of the only real alternative solutions available to help deliver the […]

  • 1 April 2019
    R&D

    GBM Works, a TU Delft spin-off, is set to conduct pilot tests of a new method for installing turbine monopile foundations in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together with project partners, GBM will conduct the pilot at Maasvlakte beginning in May or June by using a vibro drill method in which foundation piles are […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has selected Windar Photonics to supply LiDARs for a new project launched as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme.

  • 11 June 2010

      Wind turbine rotor blades are extremely fragile structures, created by combining materials with critical interconnections between sub-components. In addition, they are subjected to highly demanding forces during their operational life. Wind turbine blade failures can have a severe impact on safety, turbine downtime and public exposure. This event, dedicated solely to the topic of […]

  • 3 September 2014
    R&D

     A leading wind turbine blade manufacturer delivered a 56 meter blade to the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center last week. The turbine blade will undergo rigorous testing at the lab that has the longest structural reaction floor in the U.S. According to UMaine spokesman Josh Plourde, the UMaine Composites Center is one […]

  • 1 May 2020
    R&D

    4Subsea has installed retrofit sensors on the Unitech Zefyros floating offshore wind turbine in Norway, with an aim to analyze cost reduction potential with a digital twin. The goal of the project is to prove significant cost reduction potential in offshore wind by using a digital twin of the substructure to measure actual loads and […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Vessels

    Naval Architect John Kecsmar of Ad Hoc Marine Designs is working with Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) on a new SWATH vessel design dedicated to wind farm operations. The newly designed vessels are entirely built from aluminium and are light weight, robust and durably constructed to class and MCA regulations, AMC said. The new hull form is designed […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Narec’s 100m blade test facility has been awarded accreditation by UKAS for structural testing of wind turbine blades; complementing the existing accreditation for blades up to 50m in length as well its ASTA/Intertek and UKAS accredited electrical and materials laboratories. The 100m facility, which opened in 2012 to accommodate larger blades for the next generation of […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Ørsted has signed a six-year framework agreement with Trelleborg for the supply of the NjordGuard cable protection system for use on upcoming wind farm projects.

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science Corporation on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind turbine blade life.

  • 13 March 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has launched BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

  • 14 October 2013

    Professor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Aalborg University, delivered on of the plenary lectures at the annual ESREL conference. The ESREL conference is organized by ESRA, European Safety and Reliability Association, and took this year place in Amsterdam. The title of Professor Sørensen’s talk was “Reliability Assessment of Wind Turbines”. Below is the abstract from his ESREL […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Technology

    Moog Industrial Group announced that the company has been awarded a contract to supply a test system to Narec (National Renewable Energy Centre) to evaluate and test wind turbine blades at their new 100 m (328 ft) blade testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, UK. Opening this summer, the independent facility will be utilized by manufacturers […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    DEME Group has awarded First Subsea with a contract to provide the Cable Protection System for the inter-array cables at the Neart na Gaoithe wind farm offshore Scotland. First Subsea, part of the First Tech Group based in Aberdeen, said that the cable protection system will be designed to protect the cables during installation and […]

  • 10 March 2015

    Hexion will introduce the EPIKOTE BP 535 resin system at the JEC Europe 2015 Composites Show, March 10-12, in Paris. This new bonding paste, developed specifically for today’s larger, high performance rotor blades, combines outstanding strength and fatigue performance with the long processing time needed to manufacture lengthier blades. “We work closely with customers to develop innovative […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Lowestoft-based company, Scour Prevention Systems, which offers a field proven, patented and innovative solution for the prevention of scour around offshore structures and cables was successful in securing £10,000 funding in the pilot stage of grant programme Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE). Scour, the erosion of sediment around objects located in flowing […]

  • 23 May 2017

    Seaproof Solutions has unveiled its offshore Retrofit J-Tube, for which it says that it can be adapted to a wide range of foundation types, allowing for a multitude of installation procedures and extra protection to subsea cables, umbilicals or flexible pipes.

  • 10 December 2010
    Business & Finance

    Wind energy is developing itself to one of the world’s largest source of renewable energy. However, the erection wind energy converters (WEC) not only concerns efficient, environmental friendly generation of electricity. First and foremost, is the design of safe substructures for the ever greater dimensioned wind turbines, which must be able to withstand the static […]