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DNV GL’s Materials Research Programme has published a new position paper that looks at the latest developments in materials and shows the need for establishing long term reliability of novel materials deployed in renewable energy systems. Attention has focused to a large extent on cost and efficiency and to a lesser extent on the key […]
Escalating energy demand and improving wind turbine technologies are fuelling the wind energy market and encouraging wind turbine installations. In turn, this is boosting the consumption of high-performance and lightweight blade materials, such as fibre, resins and core foam materials that can be used to increase blade length while keeping blade weight low. New analysis from […]
A recent report from Navigant Research examines the significant forces shaping the global wind power industry’s supply chain, including analyses of more than 500 component and materials suppliers. As the wind turbine manufacturing industry has evolved and matured, blades have become a strong area of strategic product innovation and sourcing shifts. Turbine makers are making […]
A report published in January 2015 from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 10% per annum in the last three years. While materials usage has risen strongly, there are uncertainties ahead and changing market dynamics. On the one hand governmental […]
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 […]
Narec’s Electrical and Materials Laboratories have today been awarded accreditation by UKAS for testing of power cable systems; complementing the lab’s existing ASTA/Intertek and Narec’s existing UKAS blade test credentials. The laboratories provide an extensive suite of development and certification testing and measurement facilities for the electrical power and offshore renewable energy industry for all […]
Umeco will be exhibiting its Structural materials and Tooling prepreg technologies for the renewable energy market on Stand F89 at the 2012 All-Energy show in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Bridge of Don, Aberdeen on the 23 and 24 May. The stand will feature a 1/72 scale model of the Sea-Spider, Renewergen Ltd’s […]
A report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in January 2012, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 20% per annum in the last five years. The market for wind turbine blades has been one of the fastest growing of any composite application with strong […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2011 Critical Materials Strategy. The report examines the role that rare earth metals and other key materials play in clean energy technologies such as wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy-efficient lighting. The report found that several clean energy technologies use materials at risk of supply […]
Two years have passed since BCC published its last report on the global market for advanced materials and devices used in renewable-energy systems. Since then, the global market for renewable energy has continued to grow and evolve. BCC therefore considers it important to update the earlier report’s findings and conclusions about the size and structure […]
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report “Strategic Analysis of the Global Market for Materials in Wind Turbine Blades” to their offering. This research service presents a strategic analysis of the global market for materials in wind turbine blades. It provides definitions of the constituent market segments as well […]
A new research project is looking into ways to remove monopile foundations in a sustainable way. Currently, offshore monopiles are removed by cutting them off several metres below the seabed, which leaves behind tonnes of steel buried in the seabed. The Hydraulic Pile Extraction Scale Tests (HyPE-ST) project aims at developing innovative and smart technology […]
Prior Group and ALL NRG have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly cooperate on offshore wind projects. Under the deal that began in March, ALL NRG uses Prior Group’s facilities, such as offices, workshops, storage and service, as well as services from Prior’s in-house engineering, electrical company and yard in the Port of […]
Green Blue Offshore Terminal, an initiative of the Prior Group, is opening a new terminal in the port of Vlissingen, the Netherlands, to offer services to companies active in offshore wind. The new terminal will offer services during the construction, modification, repair and, maintenance activities, and not only serve as a place for the storage […]
Emden-based Ems Ports Agency & Stevedoring Beteiligungs (epas) has secured a contract to provide the complete handling of port logistics during the operating phase of the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms. EnBW, the owner and developer of the two wind farms, awarded the contract to epas following a competitive tendering procedure. The five-year contract is expected […]
DNV GL has launched a joint industry project with ten commercial partners to develop a comprehensive methodology for blade rain erosion analysis (COBRA). DNV GL has partnered with Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Ørsted, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG, to take up the challenge of analysing the effect that rain […]
Rhenus Offshore Logistics has won the tender to provide the supply logistics for TenneT’s BorWin gamma HVDC platform in the German North Sea. Rhenus will be conducting the supply runs using the Eurus Express vessel from the offshore base in the Port of Emden until the end of the project. The company will also be in […]
Global offshore wind power demand will increase almost sixfold over the coming 10 years with projects deployed commercially across 18 countries by 2027, according to a recent report from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. The deployment of next-generation turbines will double average turbine ratings globally over the next 10 years and in turn subdue growing demand […]
Aerospace technology could help develop a new protection system for offshore wind turbine blades that could eliminate the need for intervention related to rain erosion, a new research suggests. Conducted by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Doncasters Bramah and Performance Engineered Solutions (PES), the Leading Edge for Turbines (LEFT) project suggests that the by stopping the […]
Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian research institute Sintef have further solidified their cooperation in offshore wind with the start of a new joint research center. The new center, Nordic Offshore Wind R&I Center – NOWRIC, is expected to develop better and reasonable solutions […]
The US could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US).
Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power.
Ørsted North America has awarded Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) with a contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in the U.S.
The Port of New Bedford in Massachusetts has received a USD 15.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation which will be used for expanding and improving the infrastructure.
Focus Consultants has won a contract to deliver sustainability services for Ørsted’s East Coast Hub which is currently under construction on the Royal Docks at Grimsby, Lincolnshire.