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  • 26 August 2014

    Javier Sanmartin joined QED Naval and in so doing builds on the fluid modelling capabilities. Javier is an accomplished ANSYS Fluent user having completed his Masters thesis on modelling wind turbines. With this latest recruit QED Naval maintains its capability to model the fluid and wave loading on marine structures such as offshore wind, wave […]

  • 2 September 2014

    QED Naval welcomed a new member of staff into the ranks. Aris Zavvos who has recently joined the company has a Sustainable Energy Systems Master degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. Aris has been recruited as the Electrical Systems and Turbine Integration Engineer to manage the electrical design and development […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Technology

    QED Naval has reported that it completed installation and retrieval trials of the Subhub operations model in real tidal conditions. The company said it installed the model on the seabed in a controlled manner within minutes and then secured it on the seabed overnight, before being recovered to the surface within an equally short time period […]

  • 9 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Fabrication has been completed on the operational model of the Subhub at Pentland Precision Engineering, allowing QED Naval to begin the pre-testing setup of the device. The Subhub is a foundation structure for wave and tidal turbines, which commissions, tests, transports, installs, and secures a mini array of wave and tidal turbines to the seabed. […]

  • 7 May 2015

    QED Naval has recently completed its recruitment drive to enable it to take on the challenges of the Subhub project and bring further capabilities to the business. Alan McIntosh, Craig Salkeld and Jonathan Nicol have all joined the team in the past few months each bringing experience, expertise and new ideas into the group. Craig […]

  • 15 September 2015
    R&D

    QED Naval have teamed up with Offler Marine Services Group (OMSG) to provide offshore expertise with the selection of installation and recovery methods, to help de-risk and reduce cost exposure of the Subhub project and its payload of tidal turbines. QED Naval received a real boost to their plans to reduce the costs of deployment […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    QED Naval received up to £550,000 financial backing from Kelvin Capital and the Scottish Investment Bank last month to support the continued development of the Subhub, the tidal turbine foundation structure. This 1st tranche of money will allow QED Naval to conduct the tank testing of 2 models of increasing scale within the world class, […]

  • 4 January 2013

    QinetiQ GRC naval architects in combination with their Paramarine software are working with QED Naval Ltd in the development of a marine platform (Subhub) that can transport, install, anchor and maintain wave and tidal turbines through life. This will bring major cost and time advantages to tidal turbine field installations on the sea bed. QED […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Technology

    QED Naval has launched the Subhub Operational model last week at Forth Estuary Engineering’s (FEE) dock in Leith. Within the last few weeks the company completed the setup of the ballast systems, instrumentation, and the dock access and testing arrangements. FEE have provided support during the preparation and will continue to do so through the testing […]

  • 10 December 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Last month, QED Naval carried out tests on its  Subhub tidal turbine foundation structure at the new Flowave Ocean Test Facility in Edinburgh. Flow tests at zero, 15 and 30 cross flow angles were conducted using perforated discs to generate the correct drag load of the turbines. The forces and moments in all 6 degrees of freedom were […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    QED Naval has appointed a new Chairman, Allan Thomson, with the approval from the investors Kelvin Capital and the Scottish Investment Bank. This brings a new focus to the company’s business and it is looking forward to utilising Allan’s experience of two decades within the wave and tidal sector. Mr Thomson has previously founded Wavegen, which was sold onto […]

  • 16 April 2012

    Rust, the corrosive effect of water and oxygen on iron and its alloys, such as steel, is well documented. When the water is contaminated with salt, such as with seawater, or when dissimilar metals are in contact with each other, the effect is even faster. Take one of these elements away from the metal and […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Technology

    With the constant growth of wind energy sector, an ever-growing need for effective and efficient lighting systems emerged. Accordingly, the Flash Technology Vanguard® LED series provides versatile options for the wind energy industry. Available as an integrated system or a split dual lighting system, the Vanguard LED series is a robust and durable system designed to cater to […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    German offshore grid connection BorWin 1 faced several technical faults over the past months, which resulted with unplanned shutdowns of the network connection. To determine the exact cause of the issues, German transmission system operator TenneT said that it is working closely with the contractor for the network connection, ABB, and the operator of the […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    UK diving specialist, Reach Engineering and Diving Services (REDS), is opening a new base in Grimsby. This comes as a result of a booming offshore wind industry in the city, reports Grimsby Telegraph. At the 400 square meters leased facility, REDS will set up a new offshore support base. “We will have three fully containerised dive […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Diving and subsea engineering specialist Red7Marine Offshore has concluded a successful six-month diving campaign at London Array, the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm. Winter weather prevented completion of the work at one of the 175 turbines in the Thames Estuary; the small amount of remaining work will be completed with other work planned for […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Reach Engineering and Diving Services (REDS) has completed internal inspections of 20 monopile foundations at Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms. Tidal Transit’s crew transfer vessel (CTV) Ginny Louise was chartered to support the works.

  • 26 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The global market for utility-scale onshore wind converters continues to be led by doubly fed (DFIG) converters, according to a new report entitled “The World Market for Wind Converters – 2013” from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical insight and information. DFIG converters are forecast to outpace full-conversion products by a compound annual […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The first projects DORIS Renewables – a recently set up renewable energy division of the DORIS Engineering group – will handle include Provence Grand Large and EolMed floating wind projects in France, the company informed in its latest press release.

  • 25 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The EolMed consortium developing a floating wind project in the French Mediterranean has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of raising EUR 300 000 to finance the deployment of a Floating LiDAR. 

  • 21 June 2016

    DONG Energy has awarded Reach Engineering and Diving Services (Reds) a 15-month contract to support the construction of Race Bank offshore wind farm. As of this month, Reds will be on call for diving services during the construction of the 580MW wind farm, situated 17 miles off the Lincolnshire coast. Following the contract win, Reds said that its £500,000 […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Hamburg-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion is to deliver up to four of its 6.2M152 wind turbines adapted to the floating offshore foundation developed by the EolMed consortium, led by Quadran, after the consortium won an approval to construct a 24MW pilot floating wind project in the French Mediterranean Sea. The French Environment and Energy Management Agency […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    German wind farm developer PNE Wind recorded EUR 1.4 million operating loss in the first six months of 2016, as compared to EUR 24 million operating profit reported for the same period a year earlier, as the high expenses related to the construction of wind farms dragged the company’s results down. In the first six months of 2016, the […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    People living near the Noordoostpolder wind farm in the Netherlands, which features 38 turbines on land and 48 in the water, have found the flashing red lights coming from the turbines to be disturbing. This led Westermeerwind BV, the owner of the offshore part of the wind farm, to address the issue as well as to explain why this kind of […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The EolMed project team is holding a public comment period for the 25MW floating offshore wind project in France. The comment period for the French pilot project, set to be located some 15km offshore Gruissan, will be held from 21 June to 22 July. The events will take place at the Town Hall of Narbonne, […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    C-bed Floating Hotels has sold the oldest floatel in its fleet, the Wind Solution, to an undisclosed buyer.