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Research in the growing renewable energies sector has received a national boost with a $770,000 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant to develop modelling on the performance of wave energy farms. A collaborative project between Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Maritime College will identify the impact of wave energy converters on each other […]
AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and information services, has joined a model inter-comparison task from the International Energy Agency (IEA) called WakeBench. More than 40 organizations in 12 countries are participating. The firms are charged with improving best practices for wind farm modeling techniques and providing a forum for industrial, […]
Designers of offshore structures could soon benefit from a new software tool under development at City University London. By Laura Hopperton (eurekamagazine) [mappress] Source: eurekamagazine, April 19, 2011
SSE Renewables has appointed ABPmer to deliver the preliminary site condition report for the Arklow Bank offshore wind project in Ireland. ABPmer will also manage the associated metocean survey which will be used in conjunction with new numerical modeling to refine the preliminary results and inform a final site condition report. According to SSE, the […]
The UK-based Chartwell Marine has won a contract to design a low-emission hybrid catamaran to be deployed in New England, the U.S. According to Chartwell, the vessel order comes as new industries such as offshore wind emerge in the U.S. and next-generation hybrid crafts are necessary for operators to begin to adapt to stringent emissions regulations. The 65ft […]
By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]
A consortium of Oldbaum Services, Pondera Consult, Whiffle and Deltares has completed the wind resource assessment (WRA) for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) wind farm zone. The assessment included determining the wind climate for the area and verifying it by using data from met masts and floating buoys with measuring instruments on them. The data was then combined with […]
The Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) is launching a new initiative aimed at giving Scottish businesses a head start in developing offshore wind products and services with the help of academic expertise. The initiative features the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), an alliance of 13 Scottish universities offering resources in energy technology development to provide developers with access to academics and […]
Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is expanding into the floating offshore wind sector with two new devices said to offer a solution to wind energy generation challenges in deep waters. The UK company stated that R&D of its wave energy device WaveSub brought to the development of the DualSub device, which captures […]
The Ireland-based Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has won a contract by PGE Energia Odnawialna to provide geotechnical consultancy for the Baltica II and III offshore wind projects in Poland. GDG's scope of work includes the analysis of geophysical data, management of the survey campaigns, integrating geotechnical and geophysical data, and developing a ground model for use in […]
OutSmart has contracted Whiffle to provide weather and production forecasts for a portfolio of wind energy projects, including the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
The Dutch C-Job Naval Architects and Seattle-based Glosten have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the United States with an aim of contributing to the offshore wind market.
Innogy Ventures and Shell Ventures have provided a USD 10 million financing to predictive digital twin pioneer Akselos.
The recently rebranded ZX Lidars, former ZephIR Lidar, has revealed ZX TM, a new turbine-mounted wind LiDAR used for optimizing turbine and wind farm performance.
A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables, Caisse des Dépôts and Eiffage has selected Shoreline to provide a simulation solution for the Les Éoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has selected ABPmer to provide guidance on marine and coastal physical processes Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) baseline survey and post-consent monitoring requirements for major marine development projects relevant to Welsh waters.
Denmark-based LICengineering and France's Principia have launched a joint initiative to combine their fixed and floating offshore wind technologies and geographical locations.
A consortium comprising ENGIE, EDP Renewables and Caisse des Dépôts has awarded ABS Group with a contract to provide design verification services for the Les Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) floating wind farm pilot project in France.
The partners of the Iberdrola-led ROMEO project have created Work Package 7, designed to test concepts/tools integrated into O&M information management systems in a real operational environment of the Teesside, Wikinger and East Anglia ONE offshore wind farms. The WP7 will include all the necessary testing to verify the diverse functionality associated with the data […]
LICengineering is managing a CROWN project which is developing advanced metallic coatings with potential self-healing properties that could significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). According to LIC, the project has gathered corrosion, manufacturing, installation and modeling companies dedicated to investigating how the expensive use of tons of aluminium and steel can be replaced by […]
Leask Marine's vessel C-Fenna has completed the recovery of ten seabed frames and buoys at Ørsted's Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands on behalf of Fugro.
The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) has completed seafloor mapping in the New York Wind Energy Area, a proposed offshore wind site near Long Island in the US.
Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have been awarded the U.S. Department of Energy funding to work with Sentient Science Corporation on the development of a prognostic solution to predict and extend wind turbine blade life.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has completed the first two phases of a digital aerial survey of offshore wildlife off the Long Island coast. The survey is part of New York's plan to advance the development of offshore wind along the state's coastline. Regional-scale baseline information on seasonal wildlife distribution, abundance and movement […]
German researchers have started trialing a 1:10 scale model of the StEnSea (Stored Energy in the Sea) undersea compressed air energy storage system designed to temporarily store electricity generated by offshore wind turbines. After several years’ research work, the StEnSea project, funded by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has now entered the test phase. In the framework […]
Belgian corrosion protection systems designer Elsyca has created a cathodic protection system for the self-installing concrete gravity based wind turbine foundation structures to be used for the first time at the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. Royal BAM Group has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy Renewables via SPV Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Ltd, to design, fabricate and install five full-size […]