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18 December 2014 Grid Connection, Technology

When fed into medium-voltage power grids, large loads of renewable or other decentralized energies – which are generated when winds are strong or the sun is very bright – can produce short circuits that endanger the power supply. Superconducting network technologies can ensure reliable grid operation even under these conditions. Siemens is installing a superconducting […]

30 September 2014 R&D

DNV GL announced its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP), aiming to develop a safe and reliable calculation concept for the life-time of slewing bearings which will increase the reliability of wind turbines. Extreme weather, heavy loads and remote locations are some of the challenges for wind turbines, requiring the highest level of reliability for the […]

2 September 2014 Business & Finance

BMT Reliability Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has appointed Dan Oakley as Sales Director. Holding a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Fluid Power Systems, Oakley has over 20 years’ experience specialising in systems engineering, primarily in the defence and aerospace domain. Previously […]

14 July 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

12 June 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Glasgow-based control engineering company, SgurrControl, has this week kicked off an offshore wind reliability project, supported by a £667k grant under the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) Offshore Wind Components Technology Scheme. SgurrControl, part of the renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy, is leading the wind turbine intelligent control project, to simulate, implement and demonstrate the […]

23 April 2014 Grid Connection

Nick Winser, president of ENTSO-E and Executive Director of National Grid will join panel of executive experts at DNV GL’s (formerly DNV KEMA) Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, to identify how utilities, regulators, and customers should prepare for the grid challenges ahead. The forum will be held on June 2-4, 2014, at The Grand […]

22 July 2013

BMT Reliability Consultants, an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been awarded the universally recognised standards for occupational health and safety, BS OHSAS 18001 and environmental management, ISO14001. BMT Reliability Consultants implemented a fully integrated management system which allows the organisation to effectively identify, […]

8 October 2012

On 27 September, Offshore WIND was present, along with other press and 250 industry representatives, at the official inauguration of the Large Climate Test Chamber which forms part of the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), strategically located in a warehouse on the Churchill Dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. This public testing and […]

21 September 2012 Technology

Schaeffler has introduced a new Wind Power Standard (WPOS) for its INA and FAG brand bearings for wind power applications, which fulfills the increasing demands in terms of reliability placed on wind turbines and components in the wind power sector. This new standard for products and processes means Schaeffler is ensuring outstanding quality and reliability […]

23 August 2012 Technology

As the Ocean Power Technologies acquired Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permit last week for the deployment of up to ten PowerBuoys off the coast near Reedsport, the theory of wave power being the most reliable renewable energy source has yet to be proven. Namely, the company will first deploy one of its buoys and observe […]

13 April 2011

Jan Burgess, a partner at the European law firm CMS Cameron Mckenna, is set to deliver a presentation into the overlaps in liability during… (benzinga) [mappress] Source: benzinga, April 13, 2011

12 April 2011 Environment

WALES’ burgeoning wind farms could be producing far less energy than supporters claim, a new report has suggested.   By Graham Henry (walesonline) [mappress] Source: walesonline, April 12, 2011

9 March 2011 Training & Education

Over the last three years, the EU funded Reliawind Project has been conducting research to improve the reliability of wind turbines. In his presentation at EWEA 2011 in Brussels, Michael Wilkinson, GL Garrad Hassan, gives insights to the results of the Reliawind Project. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, 16.03.2010, from 9:00 – 10:30 […]

17 January 2011

During the coldest December in Britain since 1910, the isle’s 3,000-plus wind turbines generated almost no electricity despite the increased… (pittsburghlive) [mappress] Source: pittsburghlive, January 17, 2011

11 April 2019 Business & Finance

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has named the University of Sheffield as the academic partner for its new research hub dedicated to offshore wind turbine powertrains. The GBP 2.5 million Powertrain Research Hub (PTRH) will focus on the development of next-generation turbines and future technologies and research solutions for improving turbine reliability and availability, ORE Catapult said. […]

1 April 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]

1 April 2019 R&D

GBM Works, a TU Delft spin-off, is set to conduct pilot tests of a new method for installing turbine monopile foundations in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together with project partners, GBM will conduct the pilot at Maasvlakte beginning in May or June by using a vibro drill method in which foundation piles are […]

4 March 2019 Industry Contribution

By Mr. Giordano Toninelli – Area Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Introduction Wind energy business has an historical background in Europe due to the high number of wind farms installed in the Old Continent, but in recent times the focus of offshore wind investments is starting to shift from Europe to Asia. Wind energy business […]

28 February 2019 R&D, Technology

Fraunhofer’s test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. The accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable manufacturers and operators to increase the reliability of large […]

21 February 2019

Now more than ever offshore wind is showing true global potential. Join the celebratory tenth edition of the Offshore Wind Conference on 7 and 8 October in Amsterdam to discover how offshore wind is powering the energy transition. We can already share a look at the Offshore Wind Conference programme with you. Tickets will be […]

20 February 2019 R&D

With 112GW of technical resource potential, floating offshore wind in California could produce 1.5 times as much electricity as this US state uses in one year. That’s according to The California Offshore Wind Project: A Vision for Industry Growth, a new report from the American Jobs Project in partnership with the Schatz Energy Research Center […]

19 February 2019 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens Gamesa has started producing the blades for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The company said the blades were cast at its Aalborg factory in Denmark using Swancor resin and hardener. Siemens Gamesa won the contract to supply 20 SWT-6.0-154 turbines, which will produce a capacity of 120MW, for the project in April last […]

11 February 2019 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]

4 February 2019

DAVI – Promau   Born in Italy in 1966, DAVI is the world largest manufacturer of heavy duty plate rolls, heavy duty angle rolls, high productivity lines and customized rolling machines. Its leadership is evident with regards to sales volume, employees, production, assets and rating. DAVI also owns the highest number of patents in the […]

29 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

JDR Cable Systems (JDR) has been selected by Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One. The project is located off the coast of Fangyuan in Changhua County in Central Western Taiwan. It is being developed by Taipower with a consortium of Jan […]

15 January 2019 Vessels

Classification and technical advisory services provider ABS has granted an Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design, said to be the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9MW. The 178m long Blue Azurit design allows wind turbine manufacturers to produce full length welded towers […]