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  • 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 […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Technology

    Ricardo MultiLife wind turbine bearing system, having the potential to improve wind turbine reliability and extend turbine bearing life by more than 500 percent, has been successfully installed and commissioned on a 600 kW turbine at the Barnesmore wind farm operated by ScottishPower Renewables in County Donegal, Ireland. The system rotates the race of standard bearings over […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Technology

    Adwen and Fraunhofer IWES have signed an agreement to test the drivetrain for Adwen’s next generation turbine of 8MW rated power, the largest offshore turbine on the market. Under the terms of the agreement, the 8MW drive train will be tested in IWES´s new Dynalab (Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory) site, a unique test stand located […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group has been awarded a project for the design, the construction and the installation of 16 concrete foundations for an offshore wind farm in the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea, by order of E.ON (Sweden). Jan De Nul Group already started the design of the foundations of the 3MW wind turbines, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 March 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Nylon mooring lines developed for floating wind farms have been qualified for long term application after recent successful tests demonstrated the effectiveness and the cost-reduction potential of these synthetic mooring components, the companies behind the project said.

  • 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+, […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract to supply its range of high performance cable protection for phase two of the prestigious offshore wind farm Fukushima Forward Project, lead by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.  Following a successful delivery of phase one, Trelleborg has been selected to provide its distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), […]

  • 19 July 2012

    Hastest Solutions, Inc., announces today a company milestone in the design, assembly, and installation of the three-storied Environmental Wind Turbine Test Chamber housed at the University of Maine’s some 37,000 square feet Offshore Wind Laboratory. Dr. Habib Dagher is the director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center who is constructing North […]

  • 25 August 2010
    R&D

    Portfolio comprising epoxy systems, coatings, polyurethanes and special grouting materials for rotor blades, towers and foundations of wind energy plants For the first time, BASF will showcase its current portfolio for manufacturers of wind energy plants at the “Husum WindEnergy” trade show. The offering includes products and solutions that allow efficient production and coating of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Ocean Array Systems (OAS) will use the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s 7MW offshore wind demonstration turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore wind turbines. OAS’s TurbineGRID simulation software is said to enable wind farm owner/operators to better predict how turbines respond to atmospheric turbulence, stability and wake interaction at […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    UK’s North East engineering firm OSBIT Power has revealed a 450% growth in turnover for the last year as profits went up from £21,000 to £1.4m. Staff numbers have increased from 19 to 32 and OP has been able to pay off all of the company start-up debts. MD Dr Tony Trapp said: “This is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted the Hamburg-based design and engineering company [email protected] GmbH to design grillages for the sea fastening of wind turbine blades built for DONG Energy’s 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. The 80-metre-long blades are part of the 32 MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines, the first components of which have […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 September 2012

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has recently appointed Graham Gow as Head of Operational Systems. Since its foundations, Natural Power has succeeded in growing its offerings strategically to become a leading ‘360-degree’ renewable energy consultancy and products provider, across the onshore wind, offshore wind, wave, tidal and biomass sectors. The company now operates in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Mitigating the risk of collision at sea requires a deep understanding of the causes. New industry guidance issued today helps to make offshore operations safer for marine and energy operators. The new Guidance Notes for Collision Analysis assist owners, operators, and designers of offshore units with identifying potential collision scenarios, assessing the relative risks and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 January 2019

    Wind turbines, zero-subsidy projects and emerging markets remained to be the industry’s hottest topics in 2018. And while these were also the most covered matters on Offshore WIND, we also pressed the ‘Learn More’ button under topics that might deserve to be more widely discussed – and we hope to do so more in 2019 and the years to come.

  • 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 […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Vessels

    FlyShip, a Germany-based company which made news in 2016 with its novel (air)craft, has announced that it is about to receive its first order and will subsequently start producing first crafts of the FS-100 class. Upon informing of the upcoming order, FlyShip said it was looking at offshore wind crew transfer operations as one of the areas where its technology could be used.