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  • 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 […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Grid Connection

    Trelleborg Group’s offshore operations, leading global manufacturer of polymer and syntactic foam-based solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract to supply the Furukawa Electric Company with cable buoyancy and protection, for an experimental floating wind turbine project off the coast of Fukushima, Japan. The project, which is being headed […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Technology

    RTS International and Limpet Technology have today announced an exclusive partnership to use the Limpet® L5 multifunctional height safety systems for wind turbine blade inspection work in the UK. The partnership combines RTS’ expertise in servicing wind turbines with Limpet’s innovative L5 multifunctional height safety system to deliver a solution that makes turbine blade inspection […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The world’s leading cable protection company for the offshore wind industry, Tekmar Energy, has successfully completed work on a pioneering 80-turbine windfarm in the German North Sea. The company has supplied bespoke coverings for the inter-array cables designed by JDR for the flagship Meerwind project. The 288 MW project, constructed and operated by WindMW, will […]

  • 2 October 2013

    Before any wind turbines are installed, before any installation vessels are built and before any orders have been placed to build the vessels the statistics show that one company in this industry continues to have more influence in this sector than the rest of the sector all together. GustoMSC has designed part of the vast […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    The world’s leading cable protection company for the offshore wind industry, Tekmar Energy, has been awarded a cable protection contract by DONG Energy for the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. Situated eight kilometres off the coast of Hull, Westermost Rough windfarm will cover an area of 35 sq km, generating 210MW of electricity – enough […]