Search results for: Noise

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  • 12 July 2012
    Environment, R&D

    Eight builders and operators of German offshore wind farms presented the final report on the ESRa noise mitigation project today. The research project tested various new noise reduction systems designed to mitigate the spread of ramming noise when installing foundations for offshore wind farms. The initiative aims to protect porpoises during the construction of offshore […]

  • 22 September 2015

    Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership to monitor the ‘soundscape’ in UK waters. The Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has teamed up with Marine Scotland Science and the University of Exeter to analyse underwater noise data from subsea sound recorders located around […]

  • 10 January 2012
    R&D, Technology

    With a new and innovative technology, it is now possible to comply with exciting legislation on noise reduction during installation of offshore wind turbines. According to legislation from the EU the sound emissions from the installation of windmills at sea must be reduced so the threat to the marine mammals are minimised. Traditionally, the water […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Environment, R&D

    The installation of driven piles in the marine environment, whether along quaysides or – for example – during installation of offshore foundations, without mitigation is likely to produce noise levels capable of causing injury and disturbance to marine animals. Such effects, although incidental to consented activities, have the potential to conflict with a range of […]

  • 15 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (GE), today announced research that could significantly impact the design of future wind turbine blades. Utilizing the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to perform complex calculations, GE engineers have overcome previous design constraints, allowing them to begin exploring ways to design reengineered wind […]

  • 19 March 2015

    Deutsche WindGuard launches their new acoustic test section at the large scale wind tunnel in Bremerhaven. The new equipment permits measuring the precise location of noise sources on rotor blade profiles and thus give clues to their origin. A special feature of the wind tunnel is that it allows for simultaneous aerodynamic and acoustic measurements […]

  • 15 March 2016

    Dutch research institute TNO has measured underwater noise levels during pile driving trials conducted by Fistuca on a testpile, during which BLUE Hammer device demonstrated that very low noise levels can be achieved. All underwater sound levels measured during these tests were far below the most stringent industry limits that currently apply (in German waters), […]

  • 13 March 2013

    HR Wallingford and Baker Consultants recently hosted a workshop to discuss the issue of underwater noise pollution related to marine renewables at the tenth RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate knowledge exchange between the industry, regulators and academics.  Roger May from Marine Scotland opened the workshop by highlighting […]

  • 6 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    HR Wallingford’s noise model within its Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response (HAMMER) tool has been validated using pin-piling and ambient noise data collected from a boat based hydrophone during the construction of the SeaGen tidal turbine in Strangford Lough, in Northern Ireland. Data provided by Marine Current Turbines (MCT) for both discrete frequencies […]

  • 9 September 2014

    The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), detailed the recent successful offshore demonstration of AdBm Technologies’ underwater noise abatement system. AdBm, a portfolio company of ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator, worked with its Dutch partner, Ballast Nedam, to deploy its system at the in the […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Environment, R&D

    German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has revealed that the noise created during the construction of offshore wind farms is pretty much in line with BSH’s limit, which has been set to protect harbor porpoises.  “We have seen some noticeable progress in the reduction of noise levels during construction of offshore wind farms,” stressed the President of BSH, Monika Breuch-Moritz. She added […]

  • 26 March 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has recognised Lloyd’s Register (LR) Consulting’s poster “New Method for Accurate Prediction of Underwater Noise from Pile Driving” with the Best Poster Award in the joined category: Planning and Environment / Health and Safety. This LR Consulting-headed contribution was recognised above nine other posters at EWEA Offshore 2015. The work […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to create a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tool that generates data to map the distribution of man-made continuous underwater noise in the south marine plan areas. The outputs of the tool will improve the MMO’s understanding of underwater noise. They may also inform marine planning […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Environment, R&D

    A three-year Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between HR Wallingford and the University of Exeter has been launched this month, funded through NERC’s Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange (MREKE) programme.  The partnership builds on HR Wallingford’s existing experience in both underwater noise research and development of modelling tools for monitoring species […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON’s Rampion Project Team has completed piling work on 55 out of 116 foundations on the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm, off the coast of Sussex, UK. The update on the project was revealed in E.ON’s apology to residents living near the Sussex coastline who once again complained about suffering sleepless nights recently due to a ‘thumping noise’ […]

  • 24 August 2015

    During the foundation installation at 582MW Gode 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in Germany, Dong Energy has kept a noise pollution to a minimum. For the installation of 7.5-metre diameter monopiles, the company used a large bubble curtain and a tailor-made soundproof pipe which lowered the sound level below the limit of 160 decibels. […]

  • 3 October 2014

    As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently looking into concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.  The MMO regulates development in the seas around England, this includes offshore wind farms construction with a capacity of up to 100 megawatts. The organization licensed DONG Energy to […]

  • 25 October 2011
    R&D, Technology

      Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK subsidiary of global marine technology company Kongsberg Maritime, has been awarded a contract with leading wave energy technology provider Aquamarine Power to carry out underwater noise assessments relating to its Oyster wave energy device. The Oyster device has been developed by Aquamarine Power to capture wave energy from near-shore […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Merkel (Freudenberg) had a goal: less noise pollution for harbor porpoises affected in the installation of offshore wind turbine systems. Through the development of a special sealing system, Freudenberg was able to reduce the underwater noise generated during foundation work for offshore facilities by 10 decibels. When doing foundation work for offshore […]

  • 4 February 2014

    Baker Consultants’ marine acoustics team has won a contract to provide a noise and marine mammal monitoring service during the construction phase of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The construction work for the 77 turbine DONG Energy project was won by GeoSea which is using the vessel Pacific Orca for the piling operations […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has assessed Fistuca’s BLUE Hammer technology showing that it has the potential to produce “far less” underwater noise during the installation of offshore wind foundations compared to hydraulic hammers.

  • 31 March 2015

    GeoSea has contracted Baker Consultants Marine to provide underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring and mitigation during the construction phase of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. GeoSea will undertake the foundation installation work for this DONG Energy project, which will see 97 Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of 582 […]

  • 10 July 2014

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) extended the noise modelling report for Horns Rev 3 with more impact assessments. The underwater noise impact assessment undertaken for Horns Rev 3 was considering a worst case of the installation of large 10 MW turbines with 10 meter foundations being installed with the largest hydraulic hammers available. For comparable […]

  • 2 May 2019

    Van Oord and AdBm Technologies have demonstrated the new AdBm Noise Mitigation System (NMS). According to the parties, the system has proved that, in combination with only a single big bubble curtain, it meets Belgian and Dutch standards for noise emissions at sea. As a result, Van Oord will deploy the AdBM NMS for construction […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Environment, Technology

    Supported by Vattenfall and Geosea, W3G Marine recently achieved an underwater noise reduction of 25dB in SEL (Sound Exposure Level) and 35dB in peak pressure using its patented HydroNAS™ system. The trial was conducted during the installation of a 5m diameter monopile with no energy restriction, using an S1200 hammer. The result confirms numerical modelling […]