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  • 11 May 2016

    Overspeed presented Wind & Economy, a new software for optimizing offshore wind farms, at this year’s Hannover Messe. The software is designed to reduce electricity production costs and to increase the effectiveness of the planning teams. In addition, the cost and energy output uncertainty is calculated for each wind farm variant in order to reduce the risks to later […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Danish strategic partnership Megavind has recently presented the report “Increasing the value of wind in energy systems with large shares of wind”. The ninth strategy report from Megavind provides recommendations with a focus on the internal optimization of wind farms.  The report discusses future technological innovation opportunities for wind farms in regions with large shares of […]

  • 18 March 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Lockheed Martin has commenced a contract from tidal energy company Atlantis Resources Ltd. to optimize the design of Atlantis’ new 1.5-megawatt tidal turbine, the AR1500. Designed to facilitate operation in highly energetic tidal locations, the AR1500 turbine will be one of the largest single rotor turbines ever developed and will have active rotor pitch and […]

  • 15 March 2013

    Oceanlinx today unveiled the highly optimised blueWAVE design that is a smaller, lighter and a cheaper wave energy solution for deep water applications. Oceanlinx’s continued development and expertise in the wave energy sector has allowed the company to further improve the blueWAVE design to ensure even better performance and also a reduction in overall costs. […]

  • 29 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    BayWa r.e. Rotor Service GmbH and their joint-venture partners SPITZNER ENGINEERS GmbH and fk-wind, the Institute for Wind Energy at Bremerhaven University, have earned the German Renewables Award 2013 in the “Project of the Year” category. BayWa r.e. Rotor Service GmbH is a subsidiary of BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.). With many years […]

  • 19 December 2012

    The International VDI Conference “Rotor Blades of Wind Turbines” to be held in Hamburg, Germany, on 17 and 18 April 2013 will discuss the most recent developments in rotor blades of wind turbines.  More profit at reduced cost: This is the clear aim of plant manufacturers, suppliers and operators within the wind energy industry. Rotor […]

  • 7 October 2011

      Offshore wind energy promises stronger breezes, cheaper real estate, and proximity to population centers. But difficulties in studying wind speeds over the open ocean leave energy producers unable to fully capitalize on the power of offshore wind. To address this problem, the Department of Energy funded a research collaboration, led by Dr. Thomas Herrington […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Manufacturers of outdoor electronic cabinets and similar components with strict leak specification for wind turbines, solar systems, and other alternative energy products seeking continuous quality improvements and/or faster leak test cycle times while maintaining Gage R&R can now schedule customized videoconference demonstrations of the of mathematical functions built into USON’s recently unveiled Optima vT Leak […]

  • 12 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    SSAB is entering into an agreement with Hexicon AB to develop far off shore platforms. The combined technology will offer advantages within the market for renewable energy. A first demonstration unit is planned for Swedish waters in 2017. Hexicon will together with SSAB optimize the steel material in the foundation of the wind platforms to […]

  • 2 December 2015

    The rugby world cup tournament is about to start in England as this article is being written. Just as the rugby fans will have waited 4 years for the whistle to announce the start of the first match, England versus Fiji, so the offshore wind industry has waited eagerly for the whistle to start for […]

  • 1 February 2019

    Vattenfall has developed a new mathematical tool said to enable the optimization of power generation and costs in the design phase of offshore wind projects. Developed in close cooperation of Vattenfall’s Lead Engineer Martina Fischetti and Danish Technical University, the tool is said to change both the project design and the process which was previously cumbersome […]

  • 5 November 2013

    Optimization Group of the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway hosted an offshore wind farm optimisation workshop with an aim to identify the best layout in terms of turbine and substation positions and cable layout, given expected wind distributions and some development options. Three speakers at this workshop were Gunner Larsen from […]

  • 20 November 2015

    During the EWEA 2015 in Paris, Offshore WIND met with Alfredo Parres, Head of Wind Sector Initative at ABB Group, whose main role within ABB is to integrate different wind-related activities under the same umbrella. This in turn is part of an overall strategy aimed at optimal positioning and to grow the company within the wind sector, by […]

  • 20 January 2014

    The wind industry needs to optimize its supplier base in order to reduce costs and improve turbine performance and reliability.  Written by Borje Axelsson from ABB: You have too many suppliers! Don’t worry, you are not alone. This is typical for a fast changing industry like Wind, where just finding suitable components is a higher […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that it is leading an international engineering team to design an offshore wind turbine foundation optimized for fabrication in the United States. The design will catalyze domestic manufacturing growth by removing barriers to entry faced by U.S.-based steel fabricators that want to supply foundations for the […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    AREVA and STX France today announced a cooperation agreement with a view to optimizing foundations for offshore wind turbines. AREVA will bring its expertise in design and production of wind turbines and STX France its know-how in specialized offshore foundations, with a view to strengthen competitiveness of offshore wind power in European market that should […]

  • 16 February 2011

    Teesside’s  bid to become a manufacturing powerhouse for offshore wind was dealt a blow when Siemens took a major project to Hull.   (gazettelive) [mappress] Source: gazettelive , February 16, 2011

  • 5 April 2012

    GL Garrad Hassan will undertake a detailed analysis of the current and future needs of the US offshore wind industry for port facilities, namely by examining the suitability of ports to meet the technical requirements of the industry for the assembly, construction, and operational staging of offshore projects

  • 8 January 2018
    R&D, Technology

    SeaTwirl has won a patent in the USA for a storage solution for kinetic energy that is said to optimize the rotational speed of a wind turbine.

  • 18 October 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The larger scale of offshore wind turbines and improved materials indicate that the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) designs may have certain advantages and benefits for floating offshore wind energy installations, a new study by Sandia National Laboratories has found.

  • 23 March 2015

    In the design phase of an offshore wind farm, met data will be one of the influencing factors that play a part in the choice of WTG. The meteorological services that can be involved in the decision at this stage are detailed model data sets of wave and wind conditions to input into Computational Fluid […]

  • 12 March 2012

    Marine South East will host “Offshore Wind Farm Logistics Event – Reducing Cost through Optimisation” in Ostend, Belgium. Reducing the cost of construction, operations and maintenance is a priority for all wind farm developers. This event will bring together developers, contractors, universities and logistics providers to examine the issues and consider how optimising logistics can […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The European Union has awarded a EUR 1.4 million research grant to the GODESS (Global Optimal DEsign of Support Structures) project aimed at optimizing the design of offshore wind turbines.

  • 20 May 2015

    Tuco Marine Group will supply its 11m ProZero Wind Farm Service Vessel daughter crafts to the two Ulstein X-stern vessels ordered by the German based Bernhard Schulte affiliate WINDEA Offshore GmbH. The daughter crafts, to be delivered in Q2 and Q3 2016, is from the newly developed ProZero series. The hull design is based on […]

  • 20 September 2018

    US-based energy service company Chet Morrison Contractors has formed a strategic partnership with compatriot engineering specialist iSIMS to launch the iJacket – a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    ALE has designed a new modular transport frame for carrying transition pieces within marshaling ports, which is said to optimize the costs of offshore wind projects.