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18 August 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

BASF A/S, the Danish legal entity of BASF’s Construction Chemicals Division, is the first company to obtain the Type Approval Certificate (TAC) from certifying body DNV GL for the company’s offshore grout MasterFlow 9500 used in the grouted connections of offshore wind turbine foundations. MasterFlow 9500 is an ultra-high strength, fatigue resistant grout which is specially […]

16 July 2014

North East engineering firm OSBIT Power has lined up more than £10m of new projects in the last nine months – which is leading to the firm expanding its workforce. OSBIT, established four years ago and based in Riding Mill in Northumberland, has secured 23 projects ranging in value from £5,000 to £3m. They are […]

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 […]

28 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

Two Ambassadors have been given an in-depth insight into the North East’s expertise and exporting prowess during a two-day visit hosted by UK Trade & Investment. Scott Wightman, the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and Sungnam Lim, the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the UK, were in the North East to learn more […]

27 May 2014

Following over 26,000 installations worldwide, it was announced this week that FoundOcean is trialling its latest range of Marine Growth Prevention (MGP) units on an unnamed offshore wind farm jacket structure in the UK. “To demonstrate the effectiveness of controlling marine growth with this established technology, we have installed two units on a jacket structure […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 April 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Drawing on its considerable experience in the field of offshore oil production, which resulted in bringing to market numerous innovations, in 2011, IFP Energies nouvelles turned its attention to research aimed at coming up with technologies enabling the development of offshore wind power, along with the conversion of wave energy, tidal energy and ocean thermal […]

15 April 2014

There are some blunt facts about wind farm support vessels and some of them do not make pleasant reading. In the past four years there have been many wind farm support vessels built, some for existing companies and some for new companies. At the time they were ordered the prospects looked good with the UK […]

7 April 2014 R&D, Technology

RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall are running a one year onshore demonstration project near Cuxhaven on the German North Sea coast to validate the vibratory driving of wind turbine monopile foundations, in comparison and as evolution to current impact driving of these piles. The potential benefit is faster and more environmentally benign […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 January 2014

VIDEO: Anholt Offshore Wind Farm Construction DONG Energy has constructed the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm, which is one of the largest construction projects in Denmark. 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 […]

21 January 2014 R&D, Technology

The National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP), to further combined collaborative R&D activities and establish a formalised strategic partnership to strengthen existing capability in the area of offshore renewable energy. There already exists a great deal of synergy between the two […]

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 […]

24 December 2013 R&D, Technology

OWI-Lab has been accepted as an additional partner in the European project WIFI JIP. The Joint Industry Project WIFI will investigate wave run-up on fixed foundations for offshore wind turbines by numerical modeling, model testing, offshore measurements and design and classification methods. The objective of the WiFi JIP (Wave impacts on Fixed turbines) is to […]

17 December 2013 R&D, Technology

Blade Dynamics has announced that the design phase of their 'Very Long Blade Project' for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has successfully concluded and that the prototyping phase will now begin. Blade Dynamics will now assemble an approximately 80-metre long blade prototype, and will begin static and fatigue tests before the end of 2014. Siemens […]

7 December 2013 R&D, Technology

Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

19 November 2013 Technology

CTruk has utilised the wealth of performance statistics and operational feedback gained during its composite SWATH workboat CWind Astute’s first year at sea to fine tune the design for the next build. The Brightlingsea yard has recently started work on a 20m SWATH OWSV for Dungeness-based Technical Marine Support and CWind under the latter’s boat […]

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 […]

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,” […]

18 October 2013

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, will showcase its latest innovations for efficient, durable wind turbines at the 5th China Wind Power Exhibition. Leveraging its unique portfolio of high performance products for tower, base, nacelle and blades, BASF will display contemporary product applications. It will also feature solutions for future product developments, in tandem with […]