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Niras has secured a contract to conduct environmental impact assessments (EIA) for HOFOR's two proposed offshore wind farms in Øresund, Denmark. Niras said it is responsible for making sure that the planned Nordre Flint and Aflandshage wind farms can co-exist with the Copenhagen Airport and that they will not affect air traffic. The company will also investigate […]
According to the latest news from NIRAS, offshore wind foundation design can be optimised to withstand the actual conditions even in areas with extreme weather. The company detailed on this after running simulations based on actual typhoons in Taiwan, saying that this approach can lead to a less conservative design and that extreme weather does not mean higher costs.
Niras and New Power Partners (NPP) have agreed a memorandum of understanding to offer shared services related to development, engineering and project execution expertise to the offshore wind community.
Denmark-headquartered consultancy Niras has opened a permanent office in Taiwan in an effort to facilitate access to this country's developing offshore wind market.
Hjelmsted Consulting and NIRAS will act as strategic advisors to the State of New York to secure that a significant part of the state's electric supply will come from offshore wind in 2030. The two companies said they are among the first European advisors to expand their consulting activities in offshore wind to North America. They […]
Niras Consulting Ltd (Niras) will be undertaking a benthic drop down camera and Day grab survey for scientific monitoring purposes to the south, west and within the 576MW Gwynt y Môr wind farm site offshore Wales during October 2016, according to a notice to mariners. Niras will use the vessel Aquadynamic to carry out the survey […]
NIRAS, a provider of marine engineering and environmental consultancy services, has acquired Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CMACS), a marine ecology consultancy involved in projects such as Burbo Bank Extension, London Array, and Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farms. Tim Norman, Managing Director of NIRAS Consulting, said: “I am delighted that we have joined forces with CMACS, who have […]
Taipower has signed a contract with NIRAS and Sinotech as advisors for a new Taiwanese wind farm of up to 100MW. In a joint venture, the companies will provide client advice for Changhua Offshore Wind Farm, for which the construction is due to begin in 2018. The wind farm will have a capacity of about 100MW. The […]
NIRAS and Intertek have been appointed by Energinet.dk and National Grid Viking Link Limited as marine consultants to assist with the permitting of Viking Link, a proposed high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector between Great Britain and Denmark. Betina Heron, Executive Director for Environment and Energy in NIRAS, said: “This contract reinforces our expertise in permitting and EIA for […]
Birds and seals have got GPS transmitters on them, and the birds are monitored with radar in preparation for the establishment of Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. It is a requirement for large construction projects such as ports, bridges and wind farms, that they must not affect the nature significantly. This requirement is particularly important […]
NIRAS has provided the technical background material on three of the six designated Danish areas for nearshore wind farms, which are currently on public consultation. The technical background material is provided though environmental impact assessments (EIAs). The EIAs ensure that all environmental aspects will be addressed later on, when the construction is planned. The three parallel […]
Taiwanese offshore wind farm developer, Taiwan Generations Corp. (TGC), has appointed NIRAS to act as Owner’s Engineer during the development of the Fuhai Deployment Zone on the west coast of Taiwan. The Fuhai Deployment Zone is sited approximately 8km off the western coast of Taiwan, in water depths of around 20m. The Zone will be […]
NIRAS Consulting Ltd. began business in Cambridge, in December 2010. Since then the office has expanded to 15 employees, utilising Tim Norman’s expertise within the offshore wind industry. On the 1st of July 2012 a second office was opened in London, and continued growth is expected. From this new office NIRAS’ consultants offer expertise in […]
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited is hosting three public exhibitions in February to allow local residents and interested parties the opportunity to view details of proposed modifications to the offshore works on the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo wind farms off Scotland.
Danish consulting engineering company Niras has won a contract to set up a plan for decommissioning of two offshore wind projects in France with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW which are still avaiting final investment decision.
DONG Energy has funded a trial of a high specification drone counting cliff-nesting seabirds at a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) reserve on the Yorkshire coast. The trial took place at Bempton Cliffs, a site which attracts over 250,000 birds annually, providing a breeding ground for many of them. A drone, provided by environmental […]
A Taiwanese offshore delegation interested in enhancing cooperation between the Danish offshore hub and Taiwan recently visited Denmark. Invited and hosted by Offshoreenergy.dk, the delegation visited the MHI Vestas and Siemens pre-assembly sites at the Port of Esbjerg, as well as the wind turbines at Maade (near Esbjerg) and LORC on Funen, Denmark. Offshoreenergy.dk initiated cooperation between […]
Developers interested in constructing the Sejerø Bugt nearshore wind farm will have to wait an additional month to file their final bids after an environmental impact assessment (EIA) suggested that the farm could affect a population of migratory sea ducks which winter in the area. In the assessment, researchers from Aarhus University and Niras, a consulting company, reassessed earlier EIAs for […]
With 19 financial investors, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new investment fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S, which amounts to approximately DKK 14.7 bn (EUR ~2bn). The fund’s focus will be on investments in energy infrastructure, primarily renewable energy, in Northern and Western Europe as well as North America. Christian T. Skakkebæk, Senior Partner in Copenhagen […]
DONG Energy has invested DKK 35 million (approximately EUR 4.7 million) in new premises in Esbjerg. The premises, inaugurated on January 16, will be the base for the operation of Horns Rev II Offshore Wind Farm. The 3,500m2 large premises counting three floors will be the workplace for the approximately 30 employees, who will be […]
The Long Island Association was playing host yesterday to a trade delegation of 19 leading Danish offshore wind companies, visiting the United States this month to explore the potential of investing in the growing American offshore wind market. The day-long visit to Long Island – organized by the Trade Council at the Consulate General of Denmark […]
DHI United Kingdom (UK), in collaboration with NIRAS UK and BirdLife Denmark, has been awarded an innovative research project investigating collision risks of birds at offshore wind farms. The problem of birds colliding with turbine blades is one of the most significant predicted environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. In order to minimize the future […]
Huub den Rooijen, Head of offshore wind energy division at The Crown Estate, said that the UK is one of the best places to invest in offshore wind in the world for a variety of reasons, besides the country's vast natural resources. Read Mr. den Rooijen's analysis below: Since I began working in the offshore […]
The Crown Estate today announced that it has appointed Norton Rose Fulbright and Bond Dickinson to sit on the legal panel for its energy and infrastructure portfolio. The two firms recently emerged from a competitive tender process which aimed to consolidated legal advice across an extremely diverse portfolio. Norton Rose Fulbright will be responsible for […]
It is now three weeks until the leading offshore wind health and safety industry event. The Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit, taking place in Copenhagen on the 5-6th December, is selling out fast. Last week they saw a surge in bookings and numbers have now reached over 60! The top health and safety executives […]