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17 July 2014 R&D, Technology

On July 24th, in Charlotte, N.C., the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition will convene key stakeholders for a working session to discuss Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Data Collection in the Southeast. Experts from industry, national labs, and universities will explore wind energy resource assessment efforts related to coastal and offshore wind in the region, determine […]

16 June 2014 Authorities

Maryport-based company, MPM North West, has submitted an application for planning permission to test their wave paddle technology in waters off Maryport. Their wave paddle, which can produce electricity and conduct desalination of water, has already undergone initial trials. The testing of small prototype models in wave tanks and computer modeling has been conducted in […]

12 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Glasgow-based control engineering company, SgurrControl, has this week kicked off an offshore wind reliability project, supported by a £667k grant under the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) Offshore Wind Components Technology Scheme. SgurrControl, part of the renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy, is leading the wind turbine intelligent control project, to simulate, implement and demonstrate the […]

12 June 2014 Technology

Latest version of popular laser positioning system, now produced at Renishaw’s UK assembly facility, includes new control software for increased reliability of single-target tracking.  The new Fanbeam laser radar sensor from Renishaw’s Spatial Measurement division provides repetitive, high-accuracy dynamic positioning (DP) to offshore support vessels (OSV) and other marine structures. This next-generation system adds greater […]

28 May 2014 Authorities, Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release its first-ever proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants on June 2. The good news is wind energy is already helping nearly every state make progress toward whatever reductions the EPA will require and is an affordable and reliable compliance option for […]

28 April 2014 R&D

Chelsea Drenick, P.E., a civil engineer for MMI Engineering – part of the Geosyntec family of companies – will present a paper on the selection of viable wind farm sites during the 45th Annual Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on May 8, 2014. The paper offers a case study comparing three offshore wind farm sites […]

16 April 2014 R&D

West Normandy Marine Energy (WNME) and the Regional Mission for Innovation and Economic Development Action (MIRIADE) have established the Marine Energy Research and Innovation Network in Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie). The two organizations announced this at the recently held Thetis MRE conference. The new network consists of 21 Lower-Normandy organizations for research and innovation, which will […]

15 April 2014

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has confirmed that the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has selected Jim Adams, the company’s President of US Operations, as session chair at this year’s annual AWEA Wind Power conference. The third day of the conference, Thursday May 8th, will see Mr. Adams chair the morning session in the […]

31 March 2014 Environment

SRM Projects, a Nanaimo based energy engineering firm, has recently been awarded investigative licenses for south Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows to explore the potential for tidal power development in the region. “We have been working with SRM for the past couple years, and the award of investigative licenses is a natural next step in the progression of […]

28 March 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that four Virginia businesses have been selected for awards totaling $860,000 for research having a total value of more than $3 million that will give the Commonwealth a competitive advantage and accelerate the development of offshore wind power and its associated industry supply chain.   Alstom Power Inc, a global […]

28 March 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Scandinavian Private Equity investor EQT Mid Market has acquired majority (57,5%) in INTPOW partner StormGeo, a leading global provider of software-based decision support for weather sensitive operations at sea. The Strategy is to support StormGeo’s continued growth. As part of the transaction, EQT Mid Market will enter into a partnership with DNV GL, management and […]

25 March 2014 R&D, Technology

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill will deploy two large buoys 20 miles offshore of the coast and 40 miles north and southwest from Cape Hatteras to capture wind, temperature and barometric pressure data for ongoing research on offshore wind energy. The data will also be made available to the public — […]

27 February 2014 R&D, Technology

AXYS Technologies Inc. has deployed one of its WindSentinel Land Stations on a man-made island at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay as part of a project headed by WeatherFlow Inc. The project is funded by the Virginia Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) with the objective, “Developing an Anchored Wind Monitoring and Forecasting System for […]

20 February 2014 R&D

By embracing conservation measures and renewable energy, China can transition to an 80 percent renewable electric power system by 2050 at far less cost than continuing to rely on coal, according to a new report from WWF-US. As a result, China’s carbon emissions from power generation could be 90 percent less than currently projected levels […]

27 January 2014 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

The preparatory onshore work for the Dutch offshore wind farm Eneco Luchterduinen has started. The onshore cable installation is the first step to prepare the later grid connection, and Ecofys is currently in charge of developing and managing the electrical infrastructure. Ecofys will perform quality inspections for the fabrication of various electrical components and manage […]

24 December 2013 R&D, Technology

OWI-Lab has been accepted as an additional partner in the European project WIFI JIP. The Joint Industry Project WIFI will investigate wave run-up on fixed foundations for offshore wind turbines by numerical modeling, model testing, offshore measurements and design and classification methods. The objective of the WiFi JIP (Wave impacts on Fixed turbines) is to […]

19 November 2013 R&D, Technology

Wind energy production is fast expanding in remote areas where wind turbines need to work under extreme climatic conditions. Such remote locations very often have profitable wind conditions and are not affected by the ‘not in my backyard syndrome’. On the other hand, the climatic conditions can be very harsh to operate such a remote […]

4 November 2013 Training & Education

Offshore and onshore geotechnical specialist, GEO, is holding 2-day International Course on Offshore Geotechnical Engineering on the (16-17)th of January 2014. The program includes elaborations on:  Geological conditions, site and geophysical / seismic survey; Geotechnical investigation (borehole sampling and cone penetration testing (CPT); Laboratory testing - classification and advanced; Engineering interpretation of the overall soil […]

21 October 2013 R&D, Technology

Siemens the world leader in offshore wind energy solutions is collaborating with the Newcastle University and offshore specialist ALE in an innovative offshore R&D programme. Focused on ensuring the future energy transmission needs of the offshore wind industry are met effectively, wave tank modeling is part of the wider Offshore Platform Reference Design (AC and […]

15 October 2013 Business & Finance, R&D

Wind turbines at sea could be much cheaper. The members of the Joint Industry Project ‘Wave Impact on Fixed turbine’ (JIP WiFi) are convinced that cost reductions are achievable. The design rules currently used to determine the impact of breaking waves on the turbines are very conservative. The thinking is that improving design guidelines and […]

14 October 2013

Professor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Aalborg University, delivered on of the plenary lectures at the annual ESREL conference. The ESREL conference is organized by ESRA, European Safety and Reliability Association, and took this year place in Amsterdam. The title of Professor Sørensen's talk was "Reliability Assessment of Wind Turbines". Below is the abstract from his ESREL […]

9 September 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. ("OPT" or "the Company") announced that it has won a $1.0 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") to enhance the commercial viability of its PowerBuoy® wave-energy systems through mechanical component design changes to maximize power-to-weight output ratios and reduce overall installed capital costs. Under the award the […]

6 September 2013

A new collaboration between industry and academia is set to harness the energy of New York City’s East River. The University of Minnesota’s St. Anthony Falls Laboratory announced the launch of a new project that will advance research, innovation and training in marine and hydrokinetic technology, an emerging renewable energy that harnesses the power of […]

6 September 2013

Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility in Cornwall, has applied for consent to install and operate a floating wind platform demonstrator. The application for both a Section 36 electricity consent and a Marine Licence has been submitted to the UK’s Marine Management Organisation and follows Wave Hub’s selection by the Energy Technologies Institute […]

5 September 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) today announced that the Company has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant of approximately $150,000 to study advanced control methods for maximizing the wave energy harvesting capability of its PowerBuoy® products. Less than 12% of the DOE's SBIR and related […]

5 September 2013 R&D, Training & Education

Increasing safety and reducing costs - two aspects that play a major role in offshore wind farms. The achievement of these goals has been coordinated by the Oldenburg-based OFFIS computer science institute project group SOOP - Safe Offshore Operations. A recently published study on behalf of the Offshore Wind Foundation on energy cost reduction potential […]