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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 […]

10 September 2013 Business & Finance

The grouting of the last of the 80 foundations of the unique offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1 has recently been completed by ITW Densit in the German Bight, North Sea. This pioneering German wind farm built in German waters covers around 60 square kilometres and has a production capacity of 400 MW, which is […]

7 August 2013

Offshore wind energy continues to experience an increasing share of the electricity generation market in Europe. Both the UK and Germany have set up ambitious goals to further expand their offshore wind energy capacity. Relatively smaller countries such as Belgium for example are also stepping up their offshore capacity and are investing in research projects […]

17 July 2013 R&D, Technology

SSP Technology of Kirkeby, Denmark has completed three prototype wind turbine blades for Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The 83,5 meters blades are leaving SSP Technology’s factory on July 16-18 2013 and are on their way to Scotland for the installation on a 7 MW test offshore turbine. The blades are being transported on heavy load […]

10 July 2013

Lowestoft based start-up Scour Prevention Systems has won the ‘One to Watch’ award at the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards 2013. The company, based at the OrbisEnergy innovation centre, has developed an innovative and patented solution to prevent scour around the base of offshore structures like wind turbines and over cables lying on the […]

25 June 2013 Grid Connection

Pipeline Engineering, a brand of Circor Energy, has won a multimillion dollar contract with E.ON to supply subsea cable protection for the Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm. Pipeline Engineering will supply its patented PEFLEX® subsea cable protection system designed to protect array cables on offshore wind farms. "The Humber Gateway Project is a significant opportunity […]

19 June 2013

Currently most of the licences for offshore wind farm development zones are granted with a lease period of 20 to 25 years. As a consequence the turbines have to be built to last for at least that period. There are several elements that can affect the life span of a turbine once it is installed […]

15 April 2013

The offshore wind turbine industry will benefit from this new and innovative, user-friendly software solution including dynamic simulations, advanced fatigue calculation and code check in one complete analysis package. The new module for coupled analysis is powered by FEDEM Windpower, and is well integrated with Sesam. It is the most recent addition to DNV Software’s […]

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 […]

12 March 2013

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas says an innovative decision support system for the structural maintenance of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) is close to being finalised. The initiative could result in significant cost and energy saving for all types of renewable marine energy farms. The system has been developed within the framework of Eurogia+, […]

12 March 2013

The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

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 […]

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 […]

26 February 2013

The OWI-Lab team attended the EWEA 2013 event in Vienna this month, the largest wind energy conference in Europe. More than 8000 participants and nearly 400 companies attended the conference and exhibition this year. Although 11.000 MW of wind energy capacity was installed last year, the wind industry is in fact facing tough times just […]

14 February 2013

It was 40 years ago, in the time of the international oil crisis, that some of the first initiatives were undertaken by, what the Dutch now would call, ‘goat-hair wool sock men’ taking a look at wind as a source for generating energy. Reason enough for one of these ‘pioneers’, Chris Westra, to organise a day where the […]

29 January 2013

Two forces in the software industry, Fedem Technology and DNV Software, have joined forces to produce a new module for coupled analysis in Sesam Wind. The module for coupled analysis is an integration of FEDEM Windpower and Sesam. Fedem Technology, which has been developing software for more than 20 years, produces the leading software for […]

24 January 2013

The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

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 […]

9 January 2013

This year marks the start of a period of rapid growth in the windfarm construction vessel market and it coincides with new operational demands that require careful consideration, particularly in the design of jack-up systems. DNV highlights the need for owners and yards to consider both class and flag state requirements when evaluating limited operation […]

8 January 2013

Significant new contracts have boosted fledgling East of England company Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd (IVB). Launched less than two years ago but led by a small team with combined experience of more than 100 years, the latest business will allow the Norfolk-based business to hit its annual growth target of 20% on current turnover of […]

29 November 2012 Technology

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced the release of SACS version 5.5 – software that expands installation capabilities, integrates new wind turbine platform design functionality, and introduces floating analysis for offshore vessels. Leveraging Bentley’s November 2011 acquisition of Perth-based FormSys and its Maxsurf technology, […]