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6 January 2016 Business & Finance

Tim Curtis has been appointed as managing director of Ricardo Energy & Environment, taking over from Robert Bell, who retires following a 40-year career with the company. Commenting on this new appointment, which builds on his previous senior managerial positions with the company since 2007, Tim Curtis said: “It is a privilege to be appointed […]

29 April 2015 Technology

Ricardo MultiLife wind turbine bearing system, having the potential to improve wind turbine reliability and extend turbine bearing life by more than 500 percent, has been successfully installed and commissioned on a 600 kW turbine at the Barnesmore wind farm operated by ScottishPower Renewables in County Donegal, Ireland. The system rotates the race of standard bearings over […]

23 February 2015 R&D, Technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, together with Ricardo and DNV GL, has launched the first phase of a three stage collaborative industry project aimed at improving the reliability of tidal turbine powertrains by reducing risk at the design phase and aiding design optimisation. Improved reliability will increase energy output and ultimately drive down the […]

2 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

Ricardo has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to administer a unique ocean Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prize challenge, aimed at helping to bring this important potential source of clean energy to commercial scale. Wave energy conversion is technology that uses the motion of ocean […]

18 September 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

Ricardo and KONGSBERG today announced that they have signed a framework agreement that will see Ricardo support the development of the Kongsberg Wind Farm Management System (WFMS) as well as related condition monitoring systems for a range of other industrial sectors. The Kongsberg WFMS is a turbine independent decision support system. It surpasses the functionality […]

18 September 2014 Technology

Ricardo has chosen WindEnergy Hamburg – Europe’s premier wind energy event, to be hosted on 23-26 Sept – to launch an extended range of technological innovations aimed at improving the performance and reliability of wind turbine drivelines, hence reducing the total cost of energy generated. Ricardo has been in the business of assisting wind farm […]

1 February 2012

Ricardo’s progress in the thriving offshore wind industry continues with the signing of an engineering services contract with David Brown, a leading global provider of industrial gearing solutions and support services. Following David Brown’s announcement of its collaboration with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to design and manufacture an innovative 7MW gearbox for a new range […]

14 September 2015 R&D, Technology

The first phase of the Tidal Turbine Powertrain Reliability Project (TiPTORs), led by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, has delivered a ‘Design for Reliability’ (DfR) methodology which provides a robust and systematic approach to developing tidal turbine drivetrains. The methodology, developed in partnership with Ricardo and DNV GL, allows designers to understand and control […]

17 August 2015

Twenty teams have successfully navigated the first technology gate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wave Energy Prize to become official qualified teams. The 20 qualified teams, selected from the field of 92 official registered teams announced on July 6, will continue their quest to double the energy captured from ocean waves and win […]

5 January 2015 R&D, Technology

After investigating methods for reducing power fluctuations in wave energy parks, five Swedish scientists published their findings in AIP Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy in July 2014. “One of the major challenges in constructing effective and economically viable wave energy parks is to reduce the large fluctuations in power output,” the scientists said in the abstract. Malin Göteman, Jens Engström, Mikael […]

30 April 2014

LORC will present its test facilities to participants at the conference ‘Test & Verification for subcontractors in the Wind Turbine Generator Industry’ Ricardo from the United Kingdom and LORC will both present test programs and RCA Engineering will talk about fatigue and accelerated testing of structural components. The conference is aimed at engineers and industry […]

6 November 2013 Authorities

Energy Secretary Edward Davey  reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the renewable energy sector, as further investment of £2.5m in offshore wind innovation projects was announced at Renewable UK conference in Birmingham. Edward Davey said:  “The renewable energy sector supports 35,000 green jobs and the sector is crucial to green growth and energy security.  “A mix of […]

5 November 2013 Authorities, R&D, Technology

The OWDIn (Offshore Wind Drivetrain Innovation) project was announced today by the Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate, speaking at the annual RenewableUK conference in Birmingham. The Ricardo-led project takes a broad drivetrain approach to improving reliability through the development of sub-systems that will be applicable to a wide […]

18 January 2012

On January 16-19, the annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will gather in Abu Dhabi for the fifth time key political, business, academic and industry players from different parts of the world committed to satisfy our growing need for sustainable energy. As this year’s summit program is focusing on Powering Sustainable Innovation, the global wind […]

3 October 2011

  Gamesa meets with its major Spanish suppliers tomorrow in Navarre, rallying them under the slogan “The challenge of international development.” Gamesa will discuss its international expansion plan and convey to vendors the need for continuing to work together on this strategy for global expansion. The 80 supplier firms attending the meeting account for nearly […]