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  • 3 June 2019

    By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    IBERDROLA has launched the pile testing campaign for its Wikinger offshore wind farm project following the completion of the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea.   German engineering and services group Bilfinger and its experienced subcontractors are carrying out the tests in order to confirm the design of the wind farm foundations, checking the […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    In October 2014 the first phase of the pile testing campaign for the Wikinger offshore wind farm project was launched, after the site’s geotechnical investigation on the Baltic Sea had been completed. German engineering and services group Bilfinger was awarded the test pile contract and chose SAL Heavy Lift as subcontractor to transport and install […]

  • 29 November 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Creates Offshore Wind Interactive Map The Crown Estate has launched an interactive map that shows the estimated percentage of UK electricity demand being met by offshore wind on an hourly basis. Vibratory Piling Faster and Less Noisy, Tests Show Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Orca Offshore has been made finalists for the upcoming Bentley “Be Inspired” awards category Innovation in Offshore engineering – part of “The Year In Infrastructure 2014 conference”. The nomination for this prestigious award comes from the work performed for the Centrica F3-Fa self installing platform. For this project Orca Offshore performed transport and installation analyses […]

  • 20 February 2017

    By Britta Rollert, Director Marketing and Communication, Fraunhofer IWES Before the market launch of newly developed or modified prototypes for offshore applications, the need for extensive tests and feedback from experience gathered in the field is essential. Testing is an opportunity to improve the turbines and technologies in use further and faster in the future. […]

  • 27 July 2015

    Reach Subsea has signed a contract with Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH in Germany for the removal of nine piles at the Wikinger Wind Farm. Reach will execute the contract using Ocean Installer’s Normand Mermaid. Total contract duration is approximately two weeks. Sales and Marketing Manager Bård Thuen Høgheim says: “We are pleased to see that […]

  • 4 January 2012

    Wind energy is taking an increasing battering, with vulnerability to storm damage, under-performance and increasing social and environmental impacts giving cause for concern. It also appears offshore turbine towers are more susceptible to scour than predicted, according to the latest issue (164 MA4) of the ICE’s Maritime Engineering journal. A team of research engineers from […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has begun a new study to conduct real-time, independent observations and data collection during construction of offshore wind turbines. Field work took place in August and September of this year through the Real-time Opportunity for Development Environmental Observations study, or RODEO, which is taking direct measurements of […]

  • 2 November 2011

    RWE Innogy successfully completed the installation of a measuring tower in the German North Sea. The measuring system has been installed in the construction area of the Nordsee Ost offshore windfarm 30 km north of Heligoland. RWE Innogy will start the construction of the windfarm at the beginning of next year. The measuring tower with […]

  • 30 November 2011

    In the years to come an increasing number of offshore wind turbine (OWT) installations are expected in deeper waters. This will require the use of more complex braced support structures such as jackets instead of the more widely used monopole foundations. For modelling OWT-specific aspects such as rotor aerodynamics and control system actions, designers are […]

  • 17 November 2010
    Operations & Maintenance

    One year ago the last of the twelve turbines of alpha ventus was assembled – completing Germany’s first offshore wind farm. Since the gradual commissioning of the turbines, the offshore test field has fed some 170 gigawatt hours of climate friendly power into the national power grid and has already achieved an balanced EROEI (Energy […]

  • 11 October 2011
    Technology

    The market for offshore windmills is facing a significant increase. Currently it is installed or under construction around 1 500 offshore windmills, mainly in North Europe. More than 10 000 are being planned. The developers are looking for cost efficient installation methods and equipment. Ingenium AS Oslo, Norway has taken the challenge and developed a […]

  • 7 August 2013

    Offshore wind energy continues to experience an increasing share of the electricity generation market in Europe. Both the UK and Germany have set up ambitious goals to further expand their offshore wind energy capacity. Relatively smaller countries such as Belgium for example are also stepping up their offshore capacity and are investing in research projects […]

  • 25 July 2014
    R&D, Technology

    After months of accelerated reliability testing, CPNL Engineering announced today a successful completion of the dynamic tests with its articulated pipes at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MARINET research programme. CPNL applied for this programme in 2013 and was granted a period of 60 days. A total of 4 different test […]

  • 3 August 2012

    Jiangsu rudong test wind power farm expansion project was started on July 2, 2012. CSIC Haizhuang-5.0MW prototype was put into the test project for the first time. NTOC, the site construction team, adopted steel pipe piling technique for the piling work and got successful. Finally the team finished the work in the program assigned dates […]

  • 16 October 2012

    Recently, Bureau Veritas was selected by Longyuan to provide supervision and control service for the pipe pile quality of the “Jiangsu Longyuan Rudong 150 MW Offshore Wind Farm Pilot Project Phase III”. As the only foreign third party inspection company working on this project to have participated in all three phases, Bureau Veritas services included […]

  • 15 January 2013
    R&D

    Construction of Clemson University’s Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility at the Restoration Institute reaches another milestone Friday when the foundation for the larger test rig is poured. Beginning late Friday, engineers with Choate Construction will pour 1,900 cubic yards of concrete into a pit 50 feet wide by 100 feet long by 15 feet deep, […]

  • 22 September 2011

      On July 24, the second wind turbine installation vessel was successfully undocked in COSCO Nantong Shipyard. Whilst the vessel was in dock, the yard completed the installation of six pile legs and the lifting cylinder, the installation and commissioning of hydraulic piping systems andthe load testing of its six generators. COSCO Nantong Shipyard continues […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore piling works have been completed on the Moray East wind farm in the Moray Firth off the North East coast of Scotland, the developers of the 950MW project said. Work to install the pin-piles in the seabed commenced in May of last year, using DEME Offshore’s jack-up installation vessel Apollo which worked out of […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Technology, Vessels

    SAL Heavy Lift completed the second phase of the Wikinger Pile Testing Campaign with DP II Class vessel MV Lone. The full test campaign comprised two phases with the tests being performed at three locations. During the first phase in November 2014 three sets of three piles each were driven at designated locations to required depths. The second […]

  • 7 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

  • 21 October 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Fraunhofer IWES’ Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) has started operating.  After an 18-month construction period, a 100-tonne generator of a 3 MW wind turbine was set in motion on the new test stand. Fraunhofer IWES said the EUR 35 million infrastructure will boost the competitiveness of quality-conscious manufacturers on the international market and also significantly increase turbine availability and further reduction of the […]

  • 30 November 2014

    Size Matters for Dong In an effort to cut down the cost of offshore wind energy as much as possible, Dong Energy is investing in bigger offshore wind turbines and plans to take it to the next level. E.ON Goes with 116 Turbines for Rampion E.ON has announced the final design for the Rampion Offshore […]

  • 25 September 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The commercialization of the offshore foundation system PREON® marine is making progress: Vallourec is the first company to put its foundation technology to the acid test at the new Test Center for Support Structures at the Leibnitz University of Hannover (LUH). The new facility will distinctly shorten the time to market of the new load-bearing […]

  • 25 June 2012
    Environment

    The rise of ocean infrastructure development to tap energy sources such as tides, offshore wind and natural gas will require more pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel pipes called piles into the ocean floor to support energy turbines and other structures. But pile driving creates loud, underwater booms that can harm fish […]