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The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is continuing to work closely with colleagues based in its Grimsby coastal office, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the developer Dong Energy, to gain a better understanding of the concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. The MMO said […]
KCI has been entrusted with the installation assistance of tripods series 3, 4, 5 and 6 for Global Tech I Offshore Wind Farm in the German part of the North Sea. The installation of the first tripods, weighing approximately 900 tons each, started in September 2012. The tripod installation is still ongoing. As the soil […]
The Dutch Eqin has provided jack-ups Blue Tern and Brave Tern with temporary deck power in Esbjerg during the loadout, transport and installation of turbine components on the Hohe See offshore wind project. The team has installed cables, cable trays, distribution boxes, transformers and power generators in load sharing mode on board Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's vessels, while […]
SeaPlanner Ltd has won a contract to provide its SeaPlanner marine management system and SeaHub communications solutions to support the construction of the 857MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The SeaPlanner will be deployed for use by the construction project team to coordinate all personnel and marine logistics for the 145 kilometre-square site located some 33 […]
France-based Akrocean has received stage 2 validation for its WINDSEA floating LiDAR (FLD) under the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap. According to Akrocean, the validation was granted by DNV GL and marks commercial acceptance for the floating LiDAR. Offshore trials that began earlier in 2018 were performed in the English Channel and have been independently reviewed by DNV […]
Prysmian Group has won a contract to develop a turnkey cable system for the Provence Grand Large floating offshore wind project in France. Under the EUR 30 million deal, Prysmian will supply 3km of inter-array cables, 19km of export cables and onshore cables for a 9km route. All submarine cables will be produced at the company's centers of […]
MacArtney has secured an order from Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group to develop an automated concept for Hub Generator Tightening Tool (HGT) to improve mechanisation and reduce human interaction in wind turbine maintenance. The HGT tool consists of two parts – a Turner tool that creates the rotation of the generator, and an automatic bolt […]
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) is launching its first commercial offshore wind turbine in Choshi, Japan, on 1 January 2019.
Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]
China's Ouyang Offshore has launched its wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment's yard in Jiangsu, China.
Tecnalia has launched HarshLab, a floating laboratory for offshore renewable energy technology, in Bermeo Port in Spain on 20 July.
The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of innogy SE have not issued any recommendations to innogy’s shareholders on the voluntary public takeover offer of E.ON Verwaltungs SE.
The first batch of 30kVA power generators built by Eqin for the Merkur offshore wind farm's turbines is now in place, the Dutch manufacturer said.
French floating LiDAR developer Akrocean has deployed a WINDSEA buoy at the Fécamp met mast as part of the type 2 validation process of the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap.
DNV GL has advised Partners Group on technical risks in its investment in the 730MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farms in the Netherlands.
Wessex Archaeology has unearthed numerous archaeological remains in Lincolnshire, UK, and the surrounding area as part of the onshore construction works for Ørsted's Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.
India's Suzlon Group and its associates have commissioned their first operational offshore met station in the Arabian Sea.
ZephIR Lidar has released details of a new meteorological standard which shows that offshore substations on operational wind farms can now be delivered with a ZephIR 300M wind lidar as part of a Meteorological Monitoring Module, eliminating the need for a traditional meteorological mast.
Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL) has extended the service contract with Siemens Gamesa for the 504MW offshore wind farm featuring 140 SWT-3.6-107 turbines. The new contract will run until 2022.
DONG Energy has signed a new contract with SeaRoc Group for the deployment of two SeaHub communication containers for its Hornsea Project One Offshore wind farm construction phase.
SeaRoc Group has has deployed three communication containers on Walney Extension: on board the guard vessel patrolling the offshore construction site, at the Walney Extension construction base in Barrow-in-Furness, and at the substation in Heysham.
Iberdrola has opened the Operation & Maintenance (O&M) building for the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Mukran Port.
Researchers from five UK universities have received a GBP 4 million grant to deliver a human-robotics hybrid solution for the maintenance and operation of offshore wind farms. The consortium, the Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy from Offshore Wind Farms or HOME-Offshore, brings together experts from the universities of Manchester (project lead), Warwick, Cranfield, Durham and Heriot-Watt University. […]
SeaRoc Group has provided what the company calls ''a unique communications and logistic data solution'' for DONG Energy Wind Power, with its first deployment on the UK-based Race Bank offshore wind farm.
AkzoNobel, DroneOps and Barrier Group have partnered to develop drone technology for remote inspection of offshore wind farms as well as ballast water tanks on ocean going ships.
Sea trials have begun on two Falmouth-based pilot vessels which will provide data for the Innovate UK funded MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project. The MOVE system is deployed on the two pilot vessels, which have been made available by Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. Data will be collected whilst the vessels carry out their daily duties, […]