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  • 25 October 2016
    R&D, Technology

    The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched an implementation guide for the deployment of floating light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems. The OWA Floating LiDAR Recommended Practice report will enable developers to effectively deploy cost-effective wind measurement solutions to generate bankable data on wind resource, OWA said. The report provides recommended practice for both trial campaigns and […]

  • 17 December 2012

    Vattenfall has tied up a strategic collaboration with the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, as part of the European energy company’s commitment to help drive down the cost of offshore wind power. Vattenfall, the owner of the second largest fleet of offshore wind farms in the world and one half of a joint venture partnership […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Scottish Government has invested a further GBP 1.5 million in the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

  • 1 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched an international competition focused on improving offshore wind resource models. The competition will enable modelers to access six validation cases from operational offshore wind farms in the North Sea, owned by OWA’s industry partners, to improve and strengthen their wake models. According to the Carbon Trust, this open source, […]

  • 9 November 2012

    Amongst great public interest, the vessels ‘Aquata’ and ‘Arista’ were named at the port of Ostend. Ms Evi Van Acker, Belgian sailor and bronze medal winner at the London 2012 Olympics, accepted to be godmother to the ‘Arista’. Mrs Sabine Cartrysse, spouse of Mr Kris Vanmassenhove, accepted to be godmother to the ‘Aquata’. The christening […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Vessels

    Today, the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of a new vessel designed to reach offshore wind farms more cheaply and easily. The Wave Craft, developed by Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), was put through its paces at Seawork International 2015 in Southampton. Umoe Mandal’s […]

  • 17 August 2015
    R&D

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has completed the analysis of the data gathered from the pioneering £2 million measurement campaign at E.ON’s Rødsand 2 wind farm, and has now launched a call for Expressions of Interest from other organisations who want to access and continue research of the data. The campaign consisted of […]

  • 21 June 2018
    R&D

    Shell Global Solutions International BV has officially joined the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), the Carbon Trust’s collaborative RD&D programme.

  • 30 July 2014
    Grid Connection

    Carbon Trust recently announced that Nexans was among the winners of Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program in the UK. Within this program Nexans aims to expand the development of its new 66kV 3-core submarine inter-array cables and accelerate their time to market. The funding allocated to Nexans, worth around 165 k€, came after a competitive […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    A project to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% is being awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, a joint industry and government scheme, brings together nine offshore wind developers with over 72% (31GW) of the UK’s […]

  • 12 March 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Though its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), the Carbon Trust is backing trial to understand the viability of using dual Doppler radar to produce high-resolution dynamic maps of the wind flow through and around a wind farm. Recently announced, the measurement campaign is part of OWA partner Dong Energy’s BEACon (Beamed Radar for Energy Assessment and […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Carbon Trust has published guidelines on the use of suction caissons on offshore wind farms with an aim to increase their usage. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Suction Installed Caisson Foundation Design Guidelines features research and understanding to provide clarity and guidance for engineers looking to design suction buckets. According to The Carbon Trust, the […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has issued a call for expressions of interest in its new innovation competition, aiming to develop and enhance black start capabilities for offshore wind turbines.

  • 2 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    EON is the latest energy supplier to invest money in the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative. In total, the project… By Kate Burrows (managers) [mappress] Source: managers, August 02, 2010;

  • 10 January 2017

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a new innovation competition on monitoring the condition of subsea cables to ensure that they are not damaged during the load out and installation process.  The competition aims to solve this challenge by identifying and supporting the development of novel condition monitoring systems for subsea cables. Entries […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Contracts & Tenders

    As part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program, Carbon Trust has issued a tender seeking companies interested in undertaking a study to provide a reference document for active fender systems.

  • 30 June 2014
    Technology

    Houlder’s TAS (Turbine Access System) has taken a step closer to meeting operator requirements by completing a trial period within the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme on the Vattenfall’s Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, Kent. The system has been installed on CWind’s Coastal Knight 20t composite crew transfer vessel throughout June 2014. During this […]

  • 11 June 2019
    R&D, Technology, Vessels

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has launched a competition to accelerate the development of technologies with the potential to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption. The OWA Low Emission Vessels competition will focus on innovations for crew transfer vessels (CTVs). Designs submitted to the competition will be assessed for overall cost, operations, and […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Energy cable systems provider Prysmian Group has gained verification of its 66kV cable system technology for offshore wind inter-array networks. “This new qualification milestone is a further advance along our path towards the development of innovative, sustainable and cost effective cable solutions for the offshore renewable power industry,” said Raul Gil, Prysmian PowerLink Chief Operating Officer. “Prysmian is both […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition. The RFI is the first […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Scottish Government has awarded GBP 1.5 million (approx. EUR 2 million) of funding to the Carbon Trust to support its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) research and design programme. The Carbon Trust will fund projects in regard to floating offshore wind technology in Scotland, international collaboration on efficiency of Scottish offshore wind projects, and knowledge sharing on innovation and […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Sea Puffin 1, the world’s first daughter craft based on surface-effect-ship (SES) technology, has kicked off two months of sea trials at Vattenfall’s Horns Rev 1 and Ørsted’s Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea.

  • 21 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore maintenance contractors Offshore & Wind Assistance (OWA) and EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH (EWE-OSS) have been hired to provide operation and maintenance services to the Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The 600MW Gemini offshore wind park, located 85 km north of the Dutch coast, is being built on two locations close […]

  • 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, […]

  • 9 October 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published an update of the Floating LiDAR (light detection and ranging) Roadmap, accepted as the international industry framework for technology maturity.

  • 8 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published guidance for the geophysical surveying for unexploded ordnance (UXO) and boulders that is being carried out to support subsea cable installation at offshore wind farm sites.