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  • 5 November 2010
    R&D

    Solve the problem of accessing far-shore wind farms and you could land a £2 billion market opportunity. The competition closes at 1700 on 26… (lowcarboneconomy) [mappress] Source: lowcarboneconomy, November 05, 2010;

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 23 May 2013
    R&D

    Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) is currently working for the Carbon Trust to develop a mesoscale modelling approach to the investigation of offshore wind farm wake effects, as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Programme. The main objective is to investigate the capability of a mesoscale modelling approach to estimating long-range wake effects from […]

  • 6 July 2011
    R&D, Technology

      The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator is a £40m collaborative RD&D project to reduce the costs of offshore wind by 10%. Run in partnership with 8 developers that have 30GW of licensed development capacity in the UK the team is working across four key areas; foundations, access, electrical systems and array design. The team […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Technology

    Oldbaum Services, a leading wind energy consultancy have been selected to provide the LiDAR (Light Detecting And Ranging) instrumentation solution for the Offshore Wind Accelerator Wakes Measurement Campaign. Hosted and managed by E.On Climate and Renewables on behalf of the Carbon Trust and Offshore Wind Accelerator Partners, this project represents a major effort to fully […]

  • 12 June 2012

    Carbon Trust is presenting innovation and latest developments in offshore wind energy at the Global Offshore Wind conference, 13-14 June 2012, with insights from the Offshore Wind Accelerator. Breanne Gellatly, Offshore Wind Accelerator Delivery Manager will present the Offshore Wind Accelerator’s design of an offshore wind measurement campaign to improve understanding of wake effects, to […]

  • 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;

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

    Scottish Renewables has responded to news that the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, which aims to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10%, has been awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government. Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Offshore wind holds huge opportunities for Scotland, and the industry […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Umoe Wind AS, which owns the first Wave Craft vessel currently under construction at Umoe Mandal AS, has entered into an 8-month contract with DONG Energy on July 17, which would begin in March 2015. The charter includes a possible extension of up to 12 months. The vessel will be operating on the Borkum Riffgrund […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The Carbon Trust, through its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, has issued a call for entries from companies interested to undertake a study aimed to assess the benefits of Integrated Design in a FEED level ‒ Front End Engineering and Integrated Design (FEEDID). The primary objectives of this work are to: To de-risk the Offshore […]

  • 18 November 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES has successfully finished the validation of their Wind Lidar Buoy which confirms the commercial acceptance of wind data from the on-board ZephIR lidar for use in floating offshore energy assessments, according to the criteria within the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating lidar technology.  An offshore verification […]

  • 25 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator has published a roadmap for commercial acceptance of floating LIDAR technology. As part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, The Carbon Trust, along with a consortium of industrial partners, are investigating the potential of floating LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology in the context of wind resource assessment for the offshore wind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 26 October 2011

    SMart Wind, the joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, today announced the successful installation of the first meteorological mast in the 4GW Hornsea Zone. One of nine zones awarded licences by the Crown Estate in 2009 this is the first zone to install a met mast. The meteorological mast uses the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 November 2015
    R&D

    Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method generates less noise and is up to ten times faster, compared to the impact hammering. The project, carried out by RWE Innogy, Bilfinger Offshore, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall under the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, involved a comparison of the conventional method of impact hammering with […]

  • 22 October 2010
    R&D

    Solve the problem of accessing wind farms 160 km offshore and you could land a £2billion opportunity. Offshore wind farms are in the right places to capture wind resource but challenging to access for operations and maintenance. So we need solutions for transporting and transferring personnel and equipment to turbines in far-shore sites around the […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Technology

    Suitable for water depths of 30-60m with a height of 57m and weighing roughly 850 tonnes. The suction bucket jacket is installed at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany.  The new foundation concept has been developed by DONG Energy in cooperation with Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) in the UK. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 February 2015
    R&D, Technology

    RWE Innogy, together with the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, completed a two year trial at what is soon to become the world’s second largest offshore wind farm. They tested the Light Detection and Ranging units (LIDAR) technology mounted on floating buoys at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in the Liverpool Bay. The trial, […]

  • 18 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial acceptance. Floating LiDAR technology uses […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Technology

    Bladt Industries is to deliver a lightweight foundation to Dong Energy in cooperation with NLMK DanSteel. The foundation is designed by Dong Energy under their offshore Wind Project PISA, which is part of the Carbon Trust’s offshore wind accelerator project. The aim of the project is to lower the weight and costs of offshore foundations […]