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30 January 2018 R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust has announced the winners of the latest innovation competition in its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program which sought new or adaptable techniques for inspection of offshore wind foundations. Applications were open for four specific challenges, including weld inspection for monopile foundations, weld inspection for jacket foundations, grout inspection for monopile foundations and […]

28 August 2017 R&D, Technology

Offshore wind has been keeping organisations such as MARIN – working on testing and validation of new technology – busy for quite a while now, and the trend remains as the innovative industry is continuously on a quest to progress in almost every aspect.

8 July 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

A new funding of GBP 57.5 million was announced for the UK’s energy and infrastructure, biomedical and quantum technology sectors, with GBP 28 million set aside for innovation in infrastructure systems and first of a kind deployment of innovation, both including offshore wind projects.  A series of competitions will open over the next 2 weeks and be run […]

28 October 2015 Vessels

As promised, we bring you the second part of the interview with Van Oord’s Commercial Manager of Offshore Wind Projects, Theo de Lange. In this part we have focused on new technological developments, offshore wind projects they worked on and their vessels. First part: Van Oord: Dredging Companies Venturing into Offshore Wind (Interview) OW: Earlier this year, you have […]

14 August 2015 R&D

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), in collaboration with the Polytechnic Univeristy of Turin, has developed PEWEC (Pendulum Wave Energy Converter). PEWEC has been studied specifically for the Italian coast waves, characterized by mild intensity, small size and high-frequency. It’s a floating, raft-resembling device, to be positioned offshore, relaying on […]

11 March 2015 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Dong Energy has awarded Ramboll the design of a reactive compensation substation for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm development. The scope of work comprises the conceptual development, detailed design and technical assistance during tendering, fabrication and installation. The requirement for an offshore reactive compensation substation is a direct consequence of wind farms moving […]

23 February 2015 R&D

The annual International Conference on Offshore Wind Substructures was held in Edinburgh last week, where the latest trends in foundation design and innovations in substructure technology were discussed. This two day event facilitated lively discussion among attendees from across the supply chain regarding how foundation engineering may contribute to reducing the levellised cost of energy. […]

5 November 2014 R&D, Technology

Monobase Wind BV will be performing model test from 17-28 November at the MARIN, in co-operation with Royal Haskoning DHV. The tests are to demonstrate the behavior of the Monobase Gravity Based Foundation (GBF), a novelty in the industry, fully equipped with tower, turbine and blades. The tests will cover all the essential steps of […]

15 October 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

The German Patent Office has decided to grant a patent to BLG Logistics Group for its innovative system called “Sleeper”, which is put to use during the storage of offshore wind foundations of up to 900 tons.  With the invention, BLG helps reduce costs in the offshore wind industry by avoiding cost intensive upgrading of surfaces to meet the requirements […]

11 September 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Cuxport has been supporting the Dutch company Ballast Nedam Offshore in the use of an alternative technique to transport and install monopiles at the “Amrumbank West” wind park on behalf of E.ON since the middle of August. The foundation piles are no longer just transported to the offshore site on board the setup vessel, but […]

11 August 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, has announced a new, additional investment of $600,800 as part of Canada’s comprehensive strategy for enhancing innovation and […]

2 July 2014 Technology

Hire Torque (HTL) has recently unveiled the No-Flog, an innovative product that could improve health and safety standards across industries, including the power generation and subsea sectors. The No-Flog eliminates the need for flogging hammers and spanners, giving workers hands-free control to eradicate the risk of trapped fingers. This ground-breaking solution can be used to […]

26 June 2014 Technology

Most mechanical constructions that are 14 meters long, 8 meters tall and weigh 78 metric tons are not described as fast or flexible. Especially when the thing it lifts is 75 meters long and weighs 25 metric tons. Then again, the new B75 lifting yoke from the Siemens Wind Power Division is no average construction. […]

22 May 2014 Technology

Tideland Signal will launch a number of innovative new aids to navigation (AtoN) products, including E-Navcon, the world’s first AIS-equipped eRacon on stand A87 at the Seawork International exhibition in Southampton, UK from 10 to 12 June 2014. E-Navcon combines the benefits of a proven X-band radar beacon and a compact AIS transmitter contained within a […]

20 May 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

GDF SUEZ is launching GDF SUEZ New Ventures, an investment fund to provide financing by the Group for innovative startups. The €100 million fund is part of the new GDF SUEZ endeavor to support innovation and develop new business in the energy sector undergoing rapid changes. The main objective of the fund is to support […]

12 May 2014 Technology, Wind Farm Update

In early July, Van Oord will commence the offshore installation of the 43 foundation piles for the Eneco Luchterduinen Wind Farm, the third Dutch offshore wind farm, which will be utilizing innovative new design elements with regard to its foundation piles.  While the tower and foundation components of offshore wind turbines have been connected by means of a […]

17 April 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has developed a pioneering system for the prevention of ice formation on wind turbine blades. This solution, called Bladeshield, consists of an anti-icing ‘paint’ which not only prevents the formation of ice but also boosts the paint’s resistance to erosion, instead of reducing it as other solutions […]

19 March 2014 R&D, Technology

LM Wind Power has announced the launch of an innovative research project to develop wind turbine blades with flexible tip lengths. The company is leading a consortium that will develop a cost effective, flexible blade length concept with the potential to reduce cost of energy by 8-10%. This project addresses the untapped potential of optimizing […]

13 February 2014 R&D

Half a year ago, MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) launched an initiative to offer six free slots for invited maritime start-ups. This way the Institute encourages maritime innovation in the Netherlands, said MARIN director Bas Buchner. Out of twenty applicants, six received a symbolic cheque as winners. Each basin testing is worth € 40,000, which […]

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 […]

16 September 2013 Training & Education

Teachers from Hull, East Riding and Teesside schools are being sought to become wind energy champions as Forewind launches the next stage of its innovative education initiative, Champions for Wind. Ten teachers will be awarded bursaries to develop and implement wind energy careers related activities for their students as part of the initiative being run […]

28 August 2013

The tradeoff between rising energy costs and the low carbon agenda continues to see policy makers retreating from traditional renewable energy support mechanisms; forcing the industry to look for innovative financing solutions. At the same time, energy mix optimization has come to the fore, particularly in emerging markets, with governments increasingly seeing the need to […]

7 July 2013 Technology

On 5th July, Nordic Yards has been awarded one of Germany’s most innovative companies. At a ceremony for the Top 100 companies at the Axel Springer Passage centre in Berlin, journalist and TV host Ranga Yogeshwar presented Nordic Yards’ managing director Vitaly Yusufov with the Top 100 prize for innovation. Nordic Yards is one of […]

21 June 2013 Authorities, R&D, Technology

The Crown Estate has recently announced a new leasing programme for offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology. The Crown Estate is offering organisations the opportunity to use their existing development rights and/or obtain new development rights in areas of seabed within United Kingdom territorial waters for […]

12 June 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

The Crown Estate has announced a new leasing programme to encourage further investment in a range of offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology. Other components will include calls for interest in for non-grid connected projects and variations to existing projects. The plans were announced at the […]

12 June 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Business and Energy Minister, Michael Fallon has announced the creation of an Offshore Wind Investment Organisation (OWIO) to boost levels of inward investment and to further stimulate jobs in the UK offshore wind industry, alongside Government support for three offshore wind innovation projects. Energy Minister, Michael Fallon said: “Offshore wind is a major success story […]