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17 April 2018 Business & Finance, Technology

Flintstone Technology Ltd is diversifying its Subsea Mooring Connector (SMC) to help drive down costs for the offshore floating wind industry. According to Flintstone Technology, the SMC system, which has been used in a number of oil & gas projects, is a low cost, easy to install solution which will help make the offshore wind industry more competitive. The […]

11 April 2018 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched a suite of next-generation SMART tools to enhance design assessments, turbine monitoring, and real-time decision-making.

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).

8 March 2018

Cathie Associates have performed a study which enabled the reduction of noise in the water column created by monopile driving at the Arkona offshore wind farm site in Germany, the company informed after all the 60 foundations were installed.

7 December 2017 Environment, R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust has announced Wind Farm Control Trials (WFCT), a new project designed to demonstrate how effective implementation of control strategies can reduce the cost of offshore wind.

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.

24 October 2017 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina announced that the world’s most powerful wind turbine, the V164-9.5MW, will have all testing and verification of the wind turbine’s gearbox and main bearings carried out at the university’s 15MW test bench.

31 August 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

Managing the working and rest hours of crews whilst ensuring the successful completion of technician transfers continues to pose a significant challenge in the safe operation of offshore wind crew transfer vessels (CTVs), according to the National Workboat Association (NWA).

7 August 2017 Technology, Training & Education, Wind Farm Update

UK-based turbine blade access and repair specialist Altitec has delivered the last of an initial batch of five ActSafe ACX powered ascenders to the installation team at the Rampion offshore wind farm.

28 July 2017 Technology

First Subsea has completed its first customer-witnessed open water demonstration of a new Cable Protection System (CPS) for offshore wind farms, the company informed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

9 March 2017 R&D, Technology

Nylon mooring lines developed for floating wind farms have been qualified for long term application after recent successful tests demonstrated the effectiveness and the cost-reduction potential of these synthetic mooring components, the companies behind the project said.

29 January 2017

Choosing the best deck layout is crucial to the efficiency of the operational and service quality of any offshore installation vessel. Therefore, IHC IQIP is becoming increasingly involved in the handling of structures and piles on deck of installation vessels.

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 […]

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 […]

15 November 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

Ocean Array Systems (OAS) will use the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s 7MW offshore wind demonstration turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore wind turbines. OAS’s TurbineGRID simulation software is said to enable wind farm owner/operators to better predict how turbines respond to atmospheric turbulence, stability and wake interaction at […]

24 October 2016

The Offshore WIND Conference, opened this morning in Amsterdam, marked a productive first day with the industry gathering to discuss business opportunities and reaching potential within the growing sector. With the agreements made during COP21 in 2015 in mind, the industry is encouraged to strive to reach the targets and raise the bar. This year’s […]

10 October 2016 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

DNV GL has, together with global partners, launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP)  aimed at creating a better understanding of turbulence modelling to reduce uncertainty in the design of wind farms.  The JIP “Validation of Turbulence Models” will focus on developing a new Best Practice for the validation of turbulence models. By jointly developing guidelines in […]

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 […]

19 September 2016 Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Strainstall, a monitoring solutions developer and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a contract to provide mooring monitoring for the 30MW Hywind pilot park – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm being developed by Statoil off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland. The site will consist of five, 6MW floating turbines, with […]

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 […]

19 August 2016

Below, we bring an article on the UK's offshore wind energy status and potential, written by Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough University, and originally published by The Conversation. In 1993, nine 300kW turbines were installed on the eastern pier at Blyth Harbour, near Newcastle on England’s east coast. One can question whether this […]

3 August 2016 Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted the Hamburg-based design and engineering company [email protected] GmbH to design grillages for the sea fastening of wind turbine blades built for DONG Energy's 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The 80-metre-long blades are part of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines, the first components of which have […]