Search results for: Fires

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16 November 2016 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

A group of international researchers led by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have teamed up to investigate the causes of wind turbine fires and to determine how to improve fire safety. Fires in wind turbine, both on land and offshore, have huge human, financial and environmental consequences, DTU said. In the field of fire safety it […]

17 November 2015

GCube Underwriting Ltd. (GCube) today launched a report on wind turbine fires. The report, Towering Inferno, analyses the root causes, impact and mitigation of wind turbine downtime events, the company explained. Despite the increasing use of fire suppression throughout the industry, turbine fire incidents typically result in the total or near-total loss of a multi-million dollar asset. GCube […]

17 February 2014 Technology

Siemens has developed an automatic fire detection and extinguishing system for offshore wind turbines. The first of these systems was recently installed at the Riffgat offshore wind farm in the North Sea. A fire in a wind turbine can quickly turn dangerous for people and the environment, particularly if the nacelle or rotors catch fire, […]

27 October 2011 Technology

According to IBM, Vestas has applied the most innovative information management solution within their entire customer base in 2011. The ‘Most Innovative Award’ was granted to Vestas for the deployment of the supercomputer Firestorm. The award was presented to Vestas at an award ceremony with over 10,000 people attending IBM’s annual ‘Information on Demand’ conference […]

4 January 2019 Business & Finance, R&D

The University of Delaware in the U.S. has found that the distance at which turbines are located from shore has a significant impact on how tourists feel about offshore wind projects.

13 July 2018 Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

Bremerhaven-based engineering specialist b.offshore has carried out Door Fan Tests on TenneT’s HelWin beta offshore converter platform in the German North Sea.

4 November 2016

There may be very few similarities between the Apollo 13 moon flight and Vattenfall’s Surveillance Centre in Esbjerg, bar one: The relaying of information due to technical malfunction. Offshore WIND speaks to Jan Jørgensen on the complex and challenging job of monitoring Vattenfall’s wind turbines. Jan Jorgensen from Vattenfall is manager of Vattenfall’s Surveillance Centre where he is […]

24 February 2015

The University of Delaware (UD) is to hold the first Green Liaisons sustainability lecture of the spring tomorrow from 1p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Ewing Room. The lecture will feature UD researcher Jeremy Firestone, who will speak about the wind turbine located on the University’s Lewes campus. As a faculty member in the School […]

18 July 2014 Authorities, R&D

RenewableUK has responded to research into fire protection, entitled “Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines”. The report aims to look into incidences of fire within wind turbines, highlighting that the main cause is lightning strikes.The authors have therefore chosen to draw their conclusions from data reported in newspapers and on […]

20 May 2014 Business & Finance

Rerouting ships to open up areas for offshore wind development could save billions of dollars in construction and operating costs for the renewable energy source, according to new findings by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). The savings come at a relatively small expense for sending commercial ships slightly farther […]

29 April 2014

Bureau Veritas will be attending the All-Energy 2014 Exhibition and Conference, the UK’s largest renewable energy event taking place in Europe’s energy city, Aberdeen, on 21-22 May 2014. Bureau Veritas to Hold Masterclass at All-Energy 2014As the demand for renewable energy grows, projects get larger and the technology and capacity of wind turbines continually develop […]

15 April 2014 Ports & Logistics

The majority of residents in Atlantic City, N.J., and surrounding communities favor the construction of an offshore wind power project, based on surveys conducted through the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. Article by Teresa Messmore, UDaily Results show that 77 percent of residents are inclined to support a demonstration project of five offshore wind turbines visible from […]

4 March 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Training & Education

Maersk Training is about to launch two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-East of Scotland and be delivered using a […]

3 March 2014

Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) services for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

23 February 2014

Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) services for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

10 December 2013 Business & Finance

Exceptionally high-temperature resistance, a low installed thickness and low weight are just three key benefits of Morgan Advanced Materials FireMaster® Marine Plus blanket, which has been installed on offshore convertor platforms in the North Sea. The installation is part of a significant wind farm development providing power for homes and businesses in Germany. Electricity transmission […]

24 September 2013

An unmanned aerial device designed at Clarkson University that flew near Lake Erie’s shores this summer may help determine the best locations to site wind turbine farms. A team of Clarkson faculty, staff and students traveled to Sandusky, Ohio, to fly the Golden Eagle, a nearly 40-pound UAV carrying a sonic anemometer that records wind […]

13 August 2013

When working offshore there should be one golden rule: Safety first! All kinds of legislation and regulations have been set up to ensure that both the health and safety of the employees are respected, in facet of their work, and rest time, offshore. However these rules can vary by country and also by the different […]

4 June 2013 Training & Education

Scotrenewables hosted a group of pupils from Sanday Junior High School this week at its Wave Test Centre facility in Stromness.   The pupils were testing their own generating wave device – “The Urchin” in the test tank. Their work has already taken them to the finals of this year’s Junior Saltire Prize, a marine energy […]

3 June 2013 Operations & Maintenance

A brand new £1milion, state-of-the-art, offshore training centre was unveiled on 30th May 2013 at Newcastle International Airport, which will see up to 6,000 offshore workers trained every year in emergency fire fighting. The world-class facility has been developed by Offshore Training Newcastle (OTN) – a unique partnership of three of the North East’s leading […]

30 May 2013 Training & Education

Secondary school pupils in Orkney will be first in the UK to benefit from a new offshore renewables education project launched by The Crown Estate. ‘Clean Energy from the Sea’ enables pupils to acquire the understanding and the technical skills they will need to benefit from the development of renewable energy around their coastline. An industry […]

3 December 2012

Steven Brooker, a member of the Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association from Bond Pearce law firm, will speak at this week’s Offshore Wind Health and Safety summit in Copenhagen, where he will touch upon the risks within the complex offshore wind supply chain arrangements and advise on lessons learned from oil and gas sector. Mr. […]

23 September 2012 Technology

It is extremely difficult to extinguish a fire in a wind turbine using conventional methods. The 130-meter high turbines are effectively outside the range of the fire department, and when it comes to turbines at sea, human intervention in the event of fire is virtually impossible. That’s why a comprehensive fire safety concept needs to […]

21 March 2012

The Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration (CCPI) at the University of Delaware has issued a new report about ocean use off the coast of Delaware and parts of Maryland and New Jersey. The study addresses viable places to locate offshore wind farms, taking into account biological, ecological and other considerations. The report includes feedback from […]

6 October 2011

Two 1,260-tonne substations have been installed, monopiles are being sunk and cables buried.   By Jessica Shankleman (businessgreen) [mappress] Source: businessgreen, October 06, 2011

23 June 2011

The renewable energy industry is developing rapidly in response to ambitious targets set by the UK government. As a nation, they’ve got to reduce CO2 emissions and increase power generation from renewable sources such as wind, wave and tidal power. They are, literally, at sea in new territory and as a consequence may suffer from […]