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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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) held its 13th annual awards on 14 September, recognising achievements and developments that have highlighted the energy sector over the last 12 months. The ‘Made in Lowestoft’ Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Offshore Substation designed and manufactured by Sembmarine SLP in its Hamilton Road yard won the EEEGR Best Energy […]
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, a journal from Hindawi Publishing Coropration, has invited researchers and scientists to submit their original research articles on that will stimulate the continuing progress of the offshore renewable energy field, with a focus on the state-of-the-art mathematical knowledge for offshore renewables engineering. “Offshore renewable energy (ORE) such as offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters, […]
DNV GL has won a contract to provide the Canadian offshore wind developer Beothuk Energy with the constraints analysis, wind resource and energy assessment, Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) modeling and a preliminary wind farm layout for the 180MW St. George’s Bay project off western Newfoundland and Labrador. Beothuk awarded the contract to DNV GL through its engineering […]
Hawaii could have up to 800MW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2045, helping this US island state source all of its energy from renewable resources in the next thirty tears, the Hawaiian Electric Companies said in their updated energy plan. The utilities also said that off-island resources, such as offshore wind and the use of […]