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By Giordano Toninelli, Area Sales Manager, Faccin SPA In recent years, wind energy has become one of the most common renewable energy sources, leading the transition away from fossil fuels. The industry has been moving forward relentlessly throughout innovation and change, thus improving its competitive cost, and an assertive policy of developing renewable energies by […]
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 industry. […]
Faccin S.p.A. What we do We provide a rolling package – ‘Faccin’s Wind Tower Automation System’ – that combines a powerful super-sized plate-rolling machine along with key components like strong side support, sturdy top support and a feeding table provided with an alignment device. Furthermore, all accessories are controlled by a highly advanced fully programmable CNC designed to automate the most complex rolling projects. Maximising […]
Kersten Europe has invested in additional bending capacity by expanding its machine park over the past few years, due to rapid development of the international offshore wind, industrial equipment and oil & gas industry, which now require even heavier and thicker bent plate segments, cylinders and cones, the company said. Since 2013, a heavy 2400Tonnes PowerPress, Europe’s largest section […]
We have been living in a double-digit MW wind turbine era for several days now after MHI Vestas hit the market with a 10MW machine, leaving other wind turbine OEMs behind in this market race. The first two 10MW turbines will be up and running next year to test and demonstrate the new machine within its type certificate.
AncoferWaldram Steelplates B.V. Customer base With its 100 man workforce, the services AWS provides for all kinds of custom products together with the expert advice is what makes them a valued partner for customers in offshore fabrication and marine industry, steel and crane construction, pressure vessel equipment industry, heavy machinery, yellow goods. Plates from stock […]
ASM Industries (ASMI) has established a new wind tower production line in Sever do Vouga, Portugal, which will be able to support the company’s new offshore tower production unit in Port of Aveiro, if required.
Spain-based euskalforging has manufactured and delivered seamless rolled rings for the BLUE 25M hammer from Fistuca which, once built, will be able to drive the largest offshore wind monopiles in the industry.
The free deck area on board a wind farm installation vessel is, of course, a finite space which is defined by the length and beam of the vessel when it was built. The area that is accessible to the vessel’s cranes installed in the shipyard is also finite, defined by the position of the crane […]
Maintenance of offshore wind turbines is important and necessary. The faster a defect turbine is running again, the faster it produces electricity. Time is money. How do you make sure that the valuable time turbine technicians have, is actually spent on offshore wind turbine maintenance? In practice a lot of valuable time is lost; often […]
When NAM/Shell UK decided to invest in a ‘Walk-to-Work’ (WTW) offshore vessel for use with unmanned gas platforms, they requested Royal Niestern Sander (RNS) to make the preliminary design. The challenge was to design and build a stable platform for the transfer of personnel and equipment, to efficiently support the gas production platforms in the […]
Do you really know how OEMs are running your wind farm? The fast-approaching expiry dates of many five-year equipment service warranties could spell uncertainties, opportunities and strategic decision-making for many offshore asset operators. Fortunately, there are attractive alternatives. Article by Green Marine Solutions Time flies The shape of O&M services could soon change quite radically […]
The hull of one of Siemens’ new service operation vessels (SOVs) is on its way towards Norwegian Havyard shipyard, where it is supposed to arrive any day now. On July 19, 2014, the hull was launched at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, reported Ingo Bischof, Siemens’ Project Manager for Offshore Service Germany in charge of […]
Pioneering bespoke software specialists The Acclaimed Software Company Ltd are demonstrating their iObox at Oceanology International 2014 at London’s Excel in March. The iObox is the ultimate in synchronised serial data capture and control. The system enables serial I/O (input/output) operations to be recorded or performed to the millisecond within applications on non-real-time operating systems […]
The Dillinger Hütte Group (Dillinger Hütte and its subsidiaries) performed well during the 2012 financial year in the face of difficult economic circumstances. Despite declines in production volumes and sales revenues (€ 2.5 billion compared to € 2.8 billion in the previous year), positive earnings were once again achieved. “We have meanwhile continued our strategy […]
The Hellas Committee of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) met on Wednesday at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. The annual Committee Meeting, now a longstanding tradition in its 35th year, very much reflected the mood of the industry, with great challenges foreseen for traditional markets, but opportunities on offer for those with expanding perspectives. The Chairman of […]
At the SMM 2012, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair, 4 to 7 September 2012 in Hamburg, four Fraunhofer Institutes are exhibiting solutions that make it easier to plan and build seaports, terminals and ships – Hall B6, booth 317. As global flows of goods continue to rise, the demand also rises for […]
DAVI, has just positively tested, with heavy plates, with the Buyers full satisfaction, the 2 heaviest, giant plate rolls, purchased to follow the very positive trend of the Wind Energy Offshore as well as Nuclear Industry. “We positively built and tested – said Orazio Davi, President – the largest 4 roll plate bending machine in […]
For a second consecutive year, Gamesa’s Patents and Inventors Contest has honored the hard work and effort of its employees in the area of invention and patents, two cornerstones for developing and safeguarding the company’s technological innovations. The judges’ panel reviewed a total of 26 patents based on the following criteria: generation of value for […]
Voith Turbo Marine Engineering has developed the Voith Offshore Shuttle for wind parks. Its special feature: the so-called MOTS-system (Momac Offshore Transport System) is installed at the bow. The new system consists of a swivel arm robot, which allows safe transfers of people and goods from vessel to vessel or from vessel to offshore wind […]
As fossil fuel prices continue to increase and the world becomes more aware of its environmental responsibilities, the UK is one of the nations leading the call for alternative energy sources to be utilised. This has led to British engineering growth in the Renewables market that just a decade ago seemed implausible. As the […]
Team Developing 5 MW Wind Turbine for Rapidly Growing Global Offshore Market, HHI to Begin 5 MW Wind Turbine Production for the Offshore Market in 2011 DEVENS, Mass., U.S. and ULSAN, South Korea – June 9, 2010 – American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, and South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., […]