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  • 18 June 2013

    Cost reduction is the number one priority for the offshore wind industry and operations and maintenance (O&M), representing about a quarter of overall costs, is a significant opportunity for delivering savings. As wind farms get bigger and are built further from shore, in harsher met ocean conditions, the challenge of undertaking O&M will become even greater. To illustrate this challenge, if today’s […]

  • 17 November 2014

    At the end of July all foundations were in place at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1, located 54km off the  German coast and around 37km from the island Borkum and at the end of September, the innovative Suction Bucket Jacket test foundation was also installed. The 850t weighing foundation, consisting of a 3-legged jacket structure on top […]

  • 12 February 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has today started the world’s largest trial of scanning Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology in Dublin Bay, Ireland, the latest Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) project designed to help reduce the cost of energy from offshore wind. Over the next three months, four different scanning LiDAR systems will be put through their paces, […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    Following an international competition the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has awarded contracts to three cable manufacturers to help commercialise the development of 66kV offshore wind farm intra-array cables. It is providing funding of £400k (£133k to each cable manufacturer) to accelerate the time to market of the cables for use in the large scale UK […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Dutch offshore foundations manufacturer Sif and Japan-based East Winds Asia (EWA) have developed a method to transport and store offshore wind foundations in Asian harbors which is said to eliminate the need for additional infrastructural investments.

  • 7 December 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has selected Windar Photonics to supply LiDARs for a new project launched as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme.

  • 3 September 2013

    The Carbon Trust is seeking a contractor to undertake an offshore wind farm R&D study, called ‘The Maximising Lifetime Asset Integrity Study’. It is becoming more apparent within the Offshore Wind industry that several operating offshore wind farms are experiencing a higher level of structural issues than originally anticipated. This is resulting in not only […]

  • 30 January 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has announced the winners of the latest innovation competition in its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program which sought new or adaptable techniques for inspection of offshore wind foundations. Applications were open for four specific challenges, including weld inspection for monopile foundations, weld inspection for jacket foundations, grout inspection for monopile foundations and […]

  • 6 February 2020

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has allocated EUR 1.1 million for research into large-scale offshore wind production, offshore storage and transport alternatives.

  • 14 September 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The University of Western Australia (UWA) is now home to the only geotechnical modelling facility in the world that operates three centrifuges after a third 26-tonne fixed-beam centrifuge was lowered by crane into the new Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre building after arriving from France last week. The new facility is part of the National Geotechnical […]

  • 22 September 2017

    The first Anglo-Dutch Offshore Wind Roundtable Discussion was held on 20 September at the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague. The event saw key organisations and major offshore wind players come together to discuss several topics that have a great influence on the installed capacity as well as the project pipeline of future development of offshore wind in both countries. 

  • 13 February 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has opened for applications the [email protected] program focused on projects related to planning and O&M of offshore wind farms. The call focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation and maintenance of projects across the different spatial and temporal scales involved. The program should be […]

  • 4 February 2015

    Nordenham residents are concerned the faith of neighboring Weserwind could also affect Steelwind. However, this is not the case for the recently established foundation production company writes NWZ Online. Dr. Ralf Hubo, director of Steelwind, revealed they will be busy until Summer 2016 with the production of monopiles with diameter of 7.8 meters. In September […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power has begun the selection process to bring on board a majority equity partner to help take its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project into construction and commercial operation.

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has awarded a contract for dynamic thermal rating of subsea cables (DTR) to the Kenilvorth-based Transmission Excellence Ltd. The GBP 375,000 contract is part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative focussed on reducing the cost of energy from offshore wind by more than 10%. The thermal optimisation of subsea cables is critical to […]

  • 20 April 2018
    R&D, Technology

    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.

  • 20 April 2011
    Business & Finance

    The SMart Wind consortium, led by Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, today announced the signing of contracts to install the first met mast at its 4,000MW Hornsea zone. The mast, which is due to be installed in August, will use the new “twisted jacket” foundation, designed by Keystone Engineering. This novel foundation design, […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    At its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, ORE Catapult recently held a workshop on switching from 33kV to 66kV in offshore wind farm inter-array operating voltage. Following the workshop, ORE Catapult provided Offshore WIND with information on the industry’s work towards switching from 33kV to 66kV. Offshore wind farms have traditionally used 33kV systems for inter-array power […]

  • 23 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    First Minister Alex Salmond today launched an industry-led energy skills academy, established with over £900,000 public funding, to deliver training for thousands of workers across key sectors including oil & gas and renewables. Nigg Skills Academy (NSA) has been built at Nigg Energy Park, which was purchased by Global Energy Group (GEG) in October. Highlands […]

  • 24 June 2015

    During a recent two week offshore operation, FLiDAR chartered one vessel to serve three jobs. The Pole Star began its journey in Oban, Scotland, first sailing to the NAREC met mast to pick up one of the FLiDAR buoys which had just finished a successful post validation campaign for Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has revealed the winners of the competition designed to accelerate the development of technologies that have the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption for crew transfer vessels (CTVs) in offshore wind. The winners are Chartwell Marine and Seaspeed Marine Consulting, CWind, Robert Allan Limited, and Windcat Workboats […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    The Carbon Trust awarded a contract to Ecofys UK Ltd on December 19 for Technology Delivery Consultant (HVAC Optimisation) Study. The study focuses on ways to optimise AC technology in relation to offshore wind farms. It includes consideration of matters such as the identification and review of issues and opportunities associated with AC transmission. What […]

  • 2 January 2013

    Osiris Projects announced that their health & safety management system has successfully achieved OHSAS 18001:2007 certification, accredited by NQA. OHSAS 18001:2007 is the internationally recognised standard providing a cohesive framework for the monitoring, management and continuous improvement of occupational health and safety. This follows an excellent year for the company in terms of health and […]

  • 5 May 2014
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: A floating LiDAR deployed on Mainstream Renewable Power’s 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site.  On April 20, FLiDAR NV (a joint venture between DEME and 3E), has set up the device at Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site, almost 21km off the Fife coast. The […]

  • 19 April 2017

    Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry has held a keel laying ceremony for a jack-up wind farm installation vessel (WFIV) being built for Nantong Ocean Water Construction.

  • 18 June 2015

    Yesterday, the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of the Wave Craft vessel Umoe Ventus at Seawork International 2015 in Southampton. The new vessel, developed by Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), is a surface effect ship (SES), using an air cushion to lift 80 percent of the vessel and ensuring that only a small part […]