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  • 10 January 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The first project in the world to use a full grouting package with a compressive strength of 180-200 MPa is completed. ITW Polymers Europe (former Densit) provided the full grouting package with the use of their innovative UHPC product, Ducorit® D4 at NorthWind wind farm in Belgium. The project, which began at the end of […]

  • 6 June 2016

    The testing of the drivetrain for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine (AD 8-180) has begun at IWES Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) in Bremerhaven (Germany). The drivetrain is undergoing a test campaign that will last until the end of the year, as part of the validation process, which will cover mechanical and electrical tests on the integral chain […]

  • 26 November 2014

    Columbia Power Technologies has announced its newest project – the open-water demonstration of a utility-scale StingRAY at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS).  It is the culmination of an intensive product development effort that includes over 10,000 hours of in-water, scaled prototype testing. The grid-connected StingRAY deployment at WETS, which is located off […]

  • 2 February 2014

    Under-Manning and Fatigue Threaten WFSV Safety 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. DONG Gets GBP 6 Mln for Suction Bucket Jacket Through its […]

  • 15 August 2019

    The first LM 107.0 P blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW turbine has arrived at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing site in Blyth, the UK. Over the coming months, the blade will undergo advanced testing procedures, with static and fatigue tests to demonstrate its ability to withstand peak wind conditions and simulate its readiness for […]

  • 31 July 2012

    DHI’s research into long-term scour predictions has borne fruit in the form of a specialty tool – WiTuS. With WiTuS, it is now possible to model long-term predictions on scouring around monopile type foundations – structures which form the bases of majority of the current and planned offshore wind farms. Offshore wind farm establishment is […]

  • 2 May 2012

    Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today released the latest version of its SACS software for the analysis and design of new and existing fixed offshore oil and gas structures and wind farm structures. SACS supports wave, wind, and earthquake dynamic response analysis; special high-end analysis […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Mersen has been chosen by REpower, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, to supply signal transmission systems for the Thornton Bank wind farm located 28km from the port of Ostend (Belgium). This wind farm will eventually comprise 48 giant wind turbines, each with 6.15 MW in unit capacity-the most […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has signed a contract with Trelleborg for the provision of four integrated cable protection systems for the 1.4GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.

  • 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.

  • 7 November 2019

    The GE Haliade-X 12MW prototype wind turbine located at Maasvlakte, the Port of Rotterdam, has produced its first power. According to GE, local teams will now proceed with the testing phase, during which different types of measurements will be performed to obtain a Type Certificate for the Haliade-X in 2020. The serial production of the […]

  • 14 February 2012

    EUROMECH Colloquium 528 will be hosting a “Wind Energy and the Impact of Turbulence on the Conversion Process” event from 22 to 24 February at the University of Oldenburg. The conference has been organized by ForWind, the Centre for Wind Energy Research of the University of Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen. More than 80 experts from […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    GE has approved ExxonMobil’s Mobil SHCTM Gear 320 WT advanced turbine gear oil for use in all of its wind turbines worldwide. This approval applies to all of the more than 50,000 GE wind turbines in operation today, ExxonMobil said. GE’s lubricant approval process includes more than 300 itemized testing parameters built around ASTM, DIN and GE […]

  • 4 October 2015

    Photo of the Day: Seajacks Scylla Preparing for Take-Off Seajacks Scylla, which is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year, is nearing its trip to Europe from Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Geoje Yard in South Korea. Study Shows Installation Method Strongly Influences Fatigue Damage of Foundations ECN (Energy research Centre of the […]

  • 12 August 2015

    3sun Group has enhanced its offering by launching a fully comprehensive asset integrity service. The Group’s in-house capabilities for working at height support the repair, maintenance and decommissioning of all on and offshore structures, both in oil and gas and renewables sectors. Skilled IRATA approved rope access technicians are utilised for work including welding, pipe […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    JDR Cable Systems has awarded Trelleborg with a contract to design, manufacture and deliver dynamic cable protection products for the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind project. Set for installation off the coast of Portugal in 2019, Trelleborg’s offshore operation will provide Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners, and Uraduct for this project. The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic wind farm will […]

  • 18 November 2018

    Offshore WIND’s most read news from 12 to 18 November 2018.

  • 20 June 2014
    R&D, Technology

    EUROS Company has completed a full scale test campaign of its 81.6m offshore wind turbine blade. The final step of the test campaign, the so-called post fatigue static test, was successfully completed according to IEC and GL standards. Last week, IWES performed all Flapwise and Edgewise tests under supervision of the Germanischer Lloyd. All tests were carried […]

  • 5 January 2015

    Incidents in Offshore Wind Industry A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea… Nordsee Ost Wind Turbines Installed The last of the in total 48 wind turbines was successfully installed over Christmas around 30 kilometers to the north of the island of Heligoland. Lely […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Carnegie Wave Energy has awarded a contract to Subsea Riser Products (SRP) for the supply of subsea foundation connectors, articulating bearings and tether assemblies for Perth Wave Energy Project. SRP, an Acteon company, will provide three Rocksteady™ mooring or foundation connectors, with a breaking load (MBL) rating of 2,000 tonnes. These connectors will be part […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 23 June 2011

    The renewable energy industry is developing rapidly in response to ambitious targets set by the UK government. As a nation, they’ve got to reduce CO2 emissions and increase power generation from renewable sources such as wind, wave and tidal power. They are, literally, at sea in new territory and as a consequence may suffer from […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Grid Connection, R&D

    Carbon Trust is planning to conduct the offshore wind cable study. A significant number of UK offshore wind farms have experienced difficulties associated with the installation and burial of intra-array cables. In 2011, the OWA commissioned a study to develop recommendations for optimised cable installation methodologies that could be applied to large wind farms such […]

  • 28 July 2017

    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.

  • 13 April 2015

    Gamesa has begun the task of assembling its prototype G132-5.0 MW turbine, which will be equipped with one of the world’s largest onshore rotors. To this end it has replaced the blades of the G128-5.0 MW, which has been in operation at the R&D facility in Alaiz (Navarre, Spain) for a year, with those of […]