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  • 16 November 2018
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    SBM Offshore’s wind floater design, including its mooring system and featuring a commercially available offshore wind turbine, has been granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Classification society ClassNK and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote research and development (R&D) and innovation in the maritime industry. The MOU was signed by Mr. Andrew Tan, MPA Chief Executive, and Mr. Yasushi Nakamura, ClassNK Representative Director, Executive Vice President. Over the next […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Technology

    As part of its on-going investment in driveline innovation, Romax Technology adds two patents granted to its expanding portfolio of inventions. Romax’s Research and Development investment is represented by over 35 driveline, wind and software patent families across the world. With over twenty years in driveline engineering, Romax Technology is a world leader specialising in […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Technology

    US-based energy service company Chet Morrison Contractors has formed a strategic partnership with compatriot engineering specialist iSIMS to launch the iJacket – a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.

  • 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 […]

  • 11 January 2013

    FoundOcean has been awarded a major offshore wind farm grouting contract in European waters by Offshore Wind Force, a joint venture of Dutch-based contractors Volker Stevin Offshore and Boskalis Offshore. The West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm is being constructed by DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables in the east Irish Sea, approximately 14km from […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Fistuca BLUE 25M hammer has completed its offshore test in the Netherlands as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator BLUE PILOT project.

  • 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.

  • 6 November 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at MassCEC’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) in Boston, U.S. The 107m long blade will undergo a series of fatigue tests that include moving it millions of times during a few months to validate that it can withstand more than 25 years of operation […]

  • 21 March 2013

    ECN developed the code ECNS (Energy-Conserving Navier-Stokes solver), an incompressible code specifically suited for computing unsteady turbulent wakes in offshore wind farms. The purpose of ECNS is to increase the understanding of the flow physics of these wakes. This increased understanding enables ECN to give better advice on wind farm designs. Furthermore, the increased understanding […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 July 2015
    R&D

    To help DONG Energy gain a better understanding of the effects of wave loads on offshore wind turbine foundations including secondary structures, DHI has performed physical model tests and conducted numerical simulations to analyse wave-structure interaction. DONG Energy wanted to gain a better understanding of the hydrodynamic loading on wind turbine foundations with secondary structures attached and improve […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Haus der Technik e.V., together with the ForWind Academy organizes a seminar called “Offshore Wind Energy: Design and Installation of Support Structures in the North Sea” on 5 – 6 September 2012 in Bremerhaven, Germany. The two-day seminar, conducted by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Schaumann (ForWind), aims to provide participants with well-founded, up-to-date knowledge on drafting […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    The UK-based First Subsea has secured a contract to provide Platform Mooring Connectors (PMCs) for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic floating wind project in Portugal. The company will supply nine PMCs, each with a 5500kN minimum breaking load, to the project’s three MHI Vestas V164-8.4MW wind turbines to be installed 20km offshore Viana do Castelo. The PMCs will be used to connect […]

  • 31 July 2012
    R&D

    Sandia National Laboratories’ wind energy researchers are re-evaluating vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to help solve some of the problems of generating energy from offshore breezes. Though VAWTs have been around since the earliest days of wind energy research at Sandia and elsewhere, VAWT architecture could transform offshore wind technology. The economics of offshore windpower […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Van Oord-Cablel Hellenic Cables consortium has awarded First Subsea with a contract to supply a cable protection system (CPS) for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) export cables, and a cross over protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid). Under the contract, First Subsea will engineer, test, and supply a CPS for the protection of […]

  • 12 April 2019
    R&D

    A team led by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) is set to conduct a research project on the engineering of the jacket foundations at the U.S. Block Island offshore wind farm. The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has awarded USD 608,722 for the 28-month study of the first U.S. offshore wind commercial project. […]

  • 2 April 2012

    Rotor blades are the core of wind turbines. They determine the maximum of energy that can be harvested from the wind. Their full functionality and security against fatigue and degradation has to be designed and assured for a service life of at least twenty years. Meanwhile, keeping pace with the rapidly developing market, rotor blade […]

  • 8 May 2019
    R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has presented the now fully operational rotor blade bearings test bench during the inauguration of a new test site in Hamburg. The goal of the BEAT 6.1 test bench (Bearing Endurance and Acceptance Test rig) is to lower development costs and reduce yield loss in order to make it more economical […]

  • 28 February 2013
    R&D

    Professor John Grue, one of the world’s leading experts on wave research from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, discovered a wave phenomenon called ringing in 1989. It occurs when waves hit marine installations, causing a special type of vibration. According to Professor Grue, ringing can break wind turbines and it may […]