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UK marine engineering company MAATS Tech has announced that it received a patent for its latest product, the Vessel Enabler, a modular chute that enables high-tension horizontal cable lay in deep waters and thus eliminates the need for a vertical lay tower or vertical lay system.
GustoMSC has revealed a new Jones Act-compliant jack-up vessel design for the installation of wind turbines and foundations in the U.S. The SEA-3250-LT installation jack-up is capable of handling the latest generation of 8 to 9.5 MW turbines and foundations.
Norway-headquartered aluminium manufacturer Hydro, formerly known as Sapa, has developed a lightweight, self-supporting structure for the nacelle cover that houses the drivetrain components in a wind turbine.
Ingeteam has developed a new computer tool that will allow calculation of optimal O&M strategies. According to the company, the tool, developed under the POSEIDOM project, will reduce uncertainty related to costs during the operation of offshore wind farms.
Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has released Offshore Wind Access 2017 report, which provides an overview of the existing and under-development access systems for offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M). Besides the conventional method of access to the boat landing through crew transfer vessels, motion compensated gangways on the deck of service operation vessels […]
DHI scientist Johan Roenby from the Department of Ports and Offshore Technology has invented a new water surface simulation algorithm, dubbed isoAdvector, which is applicable to a wide range of engineering areas and will help make simulation process cheaper, more flexible and more accurate, according to DHI. Johan Roenby explained: "One of the main advantages of isoAdvector is its […]
Proeon Systems has presented an integrated solution to complement changes in offshore working practices providing multi-level lines of communications to the shore. The company yesterday held an open event at their facilities in Norfolk, to showcase a technology collaboration with Danish company SAABand BARTEC. Dorian Hindmarsh, Proeon’s Business Development Manager, said: “The offshore industry is really starting […]
Overspeed presented Wind & Economy, a new software for optimizing offshore wind farms, at this year's Hannover Messe. The software is designed to reduce electricity production costs and to increase the effectiveness of the planning teams. In addition, the cost and energy output uncertainty is calculated for each wind farm variant in order to reduce the risks to later […]
Complete Site Safety, a Liverpool-based Health and Safety training company, has launched a new, advanced first aid course designed for offshore workers. The Clinical Observation & Medical Assessment, or COMA course, is designed for those industries which do not have immediate access to emergency aid in the event of an accident. The course is aimed at […]
A new electrical engineering consultancy, Kinewell Energy, has been launched, introducing its specially developed software for the offshore wind industry. According to the newly set up company, the Kinewell Layout Optimisation of Cable (KLOC) software is a result of two years of research and development and is estimated to save £100m – £1bn to the UK offshore […]
Perpetuwave Power has unveiled Xtracta (Patent Pending), its new wave energy technology. The Xtracta technology integrates a low cost design with a proven high performance energy extraction system, which is destined to deliver a step change improvement in the viability of wave powered renewable electricity, the developer said. The reduction in cost of the Xtracta is gained […]
Deutsche WindGuard launches their new acoustic test section at the large scale wind tunnel in Bremerhaven. The new equipment permits measuring the precise location of noise sources on rotor blade profiles and thus give clues to their origin. A special feature of the wind tunnel is that it allows for simultaneous aerodynamic and acoustic measurements […]
At the EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen, the Dutch company KCI has presented its Double Slip Joint (DSJ) concept to the offshore wind community. KCI's DSJ is a patented solution to replace grouted or bolted connections between monopile and transition piece. With the DSJ, a simple alternative for a permanent non-moving rigid connection is now available. […]
SCHOTTEL HYDRO has launched a new turbine generation, SIT SCHOTTEL Instream Turbine, which allows the harvesting of hydrokinetic energy for commercial projects. SIT features passive-adaptive composite blades with no need for any active pitch mechanism. Its drive train is standardized with a two-stage planetary gearbox and an induction generator. The ambient water ensures a steady […]
Inspired by an ongoing increase in demand for its subsea connector products and advanced connectivity solutions, MacArtney has opted to formally unify its vast spectrum of offerings and competencies within this area under the wings of the new ‘TrustLink’ connectivity brand. Common to all TrustLink solutions is the combination of rugged design, advanced technology, reliable […]
Tideland Signal Corporation (Tideland) has revealed a new company logo at IALA-SPAIN 2014 as part of the on-going evolution of the company’s brand. Tideland has grown and evolved over the last six decades, and IALA-SPAIN 2014 was the perfect venue to introduce a refreshed logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize Tideland’s […]
IHC Merwede has officially introduced the world’s first four-tracked subsea trencher, specifically developed for shallow water operations and targeted towards cable burial in offshore wind farms. The Hi-Traq was presented at a special event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, which was attended by offshore wind industry professionals from the UK, Europe and the USA. This […]
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has been working with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) tariff department for months to determine the feed-in tariff for offshore wind, and the discussions between the two agencies are nearly finalised. It is said that inter-tidal projects will enjoy a tariff of RMB 0.85 (USD 0.14) per kilowatt hour while the nearshore […]
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens AG announced that they have joined forces in evaluating a potential proposal for certain assets of the French multinational conglomerate, Alstom in order to strengthen the future position of Alstom, MHI and Siemens. MHI and Siemens will decide on the submission of a proposal to Alstom's Board of Directors […]
According to 365Design, based in Hyderabad, India, the company has developed a new portable helipad applicable on offshore wind farms. 365Design says that the solution is cost-effective and more safe, with no need for hoist operations. A helicopter can land directly onto a portable helipad. As offshore wind farm developers place helipad decks on a wind farm […]
Coda Octopus has developed a new sonar for ROV and AUV operations called Dimension. Based on Echoscope 3D imaging technology and software developed by Coda Octopus, Dimension provides real-time 3D imaging for subsea vehicle applications. Designed for deployment on a wide range of subsea vehicles, Dimension is a true real-time 3D sonar that transforms ROV […]
Based on the outcome of four years of extensive discussions with wind farm developers, operators and maintenance companies, OSD-IMT has developed a range of innovative designs of offshore wind farm service operation vessels (SOV’s). These designs fulfill the operational demands of the wind farm maintenance industry and can also provide logistics support services to transformer […]
DONG Energy has been publishing a series of articles on the different jobs and experts that it has in the UK. The following is an interview with Mads Skovgaard-Andersen, who is based in the London office and is the Asset Portfolio Director for a portfolio of UK wind farms and has just been voted one […]
An exclusive representative of the Finish cable manufacturer Helkama, Friesland Kabel, will showcase its flexible and resistant cable with polyurethane (PUR) outer sheath for the first time at the Hanover Fair (Hall 13/C99). Klaus Moorlampen, owner of Friesland Kabel: "Outer sheaths made of PUR are the Mercedes of sheath materials. Rubber, however, is heavier and […]
Moog has presented important developments in control systems to ensure safe operation of wind turbines in adverse conditions at the European Wind Energy Association Event, EWEA 2014, in Barcelona. Dr. Tobias Rösmann, Technology Development Manager, has presented the latest information on Moog’s self-sensing closed-loop pitch speed control for wind turbines. The system enables synchronous motors […]
Moventas has today reintroduced its legacy brand Santasalo® as the brand for its industrial gears business. The Moventas Group, now renamed Santasalo Moventas, has two brands and business areas; Santasalo for industry and Moventas for new energy. Santasalo Moventas now reintroduces its long-standing brand Santasalo as the brand for its industrial gears business, industrial gearboxes […]