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Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Vattenfall have launched a GBP 1.5 million programme for UK companies to test and demonstrate O&M technologies at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project. The three-year programme is seeking technologies that solve current O&M challenges in areas such as blade repair and leading-edge erosion, robotics and autonomous systems and […]
The US National Offshore Wind R&D Consortium has announced the availability of funding for additional offshore wind R&D topics. The new funding is set aside for offshore wind plant technology advancement, which includes optimizing the performance of wind plants; reducing the costs of turbine support structures; developing innovative mooring and anchoring technologies for floating wind; and […]
Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, has opened the new edition of Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge for applications. In the first challenge of the competition, Deutsche Windtechnik is seeking a device or method to measure the present stress within the elongated bolt, without knowing the initial length of […]
Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, is launching the second edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge in May. The Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge aims to accelerate applied innovations in the offshore wind industry and is open for companies that are looking for an innovative solution to the technical […]
GROW, a consortium of Dutch offshore wind industry and research partners, and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy have signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen innovation in offshore wind. According to the ministry's Director General Climate & Energy Sandor Gaastra, successful innovations can be realized relatively fast due to the intensive cooperation and knowledge sharing within GROW. […]
Equinor, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and NOF Energy are organizing an offshore wind operations and maintenance innovation day at the Port of Blyth in the UK.
Fistuca has won this year's Offshore Wind Innovation Award for its Blue Wedge Connection, a new concept used for connecting offshore wind substructures.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has added three new categories under the Operations & Maintenance and Windfarm Lifecycle challenge area in Offshore Wind Innovation Hub's (OWIH) guide.
We have been living in a double-digit MW wind turbine era for several days now after MHI Vestas hit the market with a 10MW machine, leaving other wind turbine OEMs behind in this market race. The first two 10MW turbines will be up and running next year to test and demonstrate the new machine within its type certificate.
Offshore Wind Innovators has launched a new innovation challenge developed for Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and students to offer innovative offshore wind solutions to local corporates.
On the same day Scottish government informed on awarding GBP 2 million of funding to support innovation in offshore wind, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, one of the three awardees, announced a GBP 1.3 million programme of technology innovation projects designed to advance Scotland’s offshore wind sector.
Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.
The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub (OWIH) has launched a guide to the future priorities and opportunities for innovation that will help the sector achieve the goal of having 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the UK by 2030.
GeoSea's jack-up vessel Innovation is currently undergoing maintenance at the Port of Dunkerque in France, after which it will return to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.
C-bed Floating Hotels's DP2 walk-to-work vessel Wind Innovation will be used during the installation and commissioning phase of a 1.2GW offshore wind farm off Grimsby in the western UK.
UK-based Aura, an initiative of the University of Hull, has secured a GBP 4 million funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to build the Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) and provide a support program for Humber-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the offshore wind and low carbon sectors.
Two Towers B.V., the consortium developing the 19MW Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred wind turbine supplier.
The Netherlands will reveal the winner of the permit to build and operate the Borssele V Innovation Site by the end of April.
GeoSea’s jack-up Innovation has loaded the first set of monopile foundations in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and is now en route to install them on Orsted's 1.2GW Hornsea Project One wind farm off the UK, DEME said.
After closing the application period for Borssele V Innovation Site on 18 January, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) informed that testing innovative offshore wind technologies at the site had attracted interest, and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy will now assess the submitted applications for a permit and subsidy.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands opened the application period for Borssele V Innovation Site on 2 January, which will run until 5 p.m. on 18 January.
C-bed's offshore accommodation vessel Wind Innovation will be deployed at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm as of 1 January 2018, the company informed on 18 December.
A corrosion protection process developed by E.ON and Ramboll and used for the first time on the Arkona offshore wind farm has won the German Renewables Award in the Innovation of the Year category. E.ON and Statoil's joint project got the Innovation of the Year award from the Clusteragentur Erneuerbare Energien based in Hamburg. “The procedure developed […]
The jury of the Offshore Wind Innovation Award 2017 has announced ECE Offshore, Next Ocean and Jules Dock as three finalists for the most appealing innovation in offshore wind.
Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, has launched its first ever innovation award.
GeoSea's offshore wind installation vessel Innovation has installed the second batch of monopile foundations at the Horns Rev 3 site and returned to Port of Esbjerg today to pick up the next four, a spokesperson from Vattenfall confirmed to Offshore WIND.