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Transmission system operators Energinet and TenneT have sent the first green electricity from Denmark to the Netherlands through the COBRAcable interconnector. The first electricity was sent as part of the tests prior to the commissioning of the interconnector scheduled for 7 September, Energinet said. The 700MW HVDC cable connection consists of two parallel, approximately 300km […]
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the official notice for comment on Anbaric’s proposed New York and New Jersey OceanGrids offshore transmission system. Anbaric is the first to present to BOEM a planned transmission system for both New York and New Jersey, and to file and advance its application to use […]
Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist HR Wallingford is conducting physical model testing for a new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod. The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed […]
MHI Vestas has completed turbine installation at the Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium in record time. “The MHI Vestas installation team, together with our partners, has completed installation at Norther in record time,” said MHI Vestas Chief Operations Officer, Flemming Ougaard. “Not only did we finish ahead of schedule despite inclement weather, but most importantly, […]
Bibby HydroMap has conducted a demonstration of DriX, an 8-metre Autonomous Unmanned Survey Vessel (AUSV), at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult facility in Blyth. The key purpose of the demonstration was to showcase DriX being used in the offshore renewables sector to capture essential information at all stages of renewable projects. During the demonstration, two Blyth offshore […]
Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is launching an advisory service to help U.S. offshore wind developers navigate the project regulatory frameworks and permitting processes. The regulatory and permitting advisory service is expected to assist developers through processes at the federal, state and local levels to ensure the efficient approach to project approval, the company said. OWC's team is […]
Wood has completed the first commercial lidar test at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Levenmouth offshore wind demonstration turbine. Wood tested its Galion lidar system at the onshore met mast of the 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine located on the Fife coast in the UK. According to the UK company, the test was completed ahead of schedule, in one month […]
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission, the wholly-owned subsidiary of SSE plc, has completed the construction, commissioning and energization of the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in Scotland. The link uses HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology to transmit power through a 113-kilometre subsea cable beneath the Moray Firth seabed between new converter stations at […]
Ørsted and robotics solutions provider SkySpecs have completed an automated inspection of wind turbine blades on Ørsted’s Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool Bay, UK.
A consortium comprising of the R&D UK Centre of EDF Energy, UTEC, an Acteon company, and Partrac Ltd completed an offshore trial designed to assess the performance of a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for mapping seabed bathymetry.
The technical staff of Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has published its Report of Investigation, recommending that the Board approves the construction of the proposed Icebreaker offshore wind farm in Lake Erie, subject to certain conditions.
Jan De Nul has reported a 2017 decline in the dredging market which, together with challenging conditions in the oil & gas industry, left a mark on its financial results. In the light of this, the company emphasised the role offshore wind had in its performance last year, adding that it sees further growth in the offshore renewables market, where its business is no longer restricted to Europe.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is coordinating a study on the psychological and physiological well-being of crew being transited to offshore wind farms in choppy waters.
Ørsted and Good Energy Group have signed a renewal of an agreement under which Good Energy Group will source offshore wind power from the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm for its customers for a further two years.
Green Investment Group Limited (GIG), the specialist green energy principal investment business of Macquarie Group Limited, has acquired a 25% interest in Westermost Rough offshore wind farm from Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni).
Subsea 7 has signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), as well as cable lay vessel Siem Aimery and support vessel Siem Moxie, subject to competition clearance in Germany.
The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office has advanced its environmental review of the proposed Vineyard Wind Connector transmission project by issuing a certificate regarding the project’s Environmental Notification Form (ENF).
Tidal Transit's crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Ginny Louise and Eden Rose started supporting operation and maintenance works at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm on 27 January, after the UK-based CTV provider signed a charter contract with Ørsted. The two vessels, from Ørsted’s O&M Base in Grimsby, will be deployed on the 35-turbine offshore wind farm until at least March 2020.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has invited offshore wind, wave and tidal energy developers, supply chain companies and research organisations to apply for free access to its test facilities through the MaRINET2 initiative.
According to the latest news from NIRAS, offshore wind foundation design can be optimised to withstand the actual conditions even in areas with extreme weather. The company detailed on this after running simulations based on actual typhoons in Taiwan, saying that this approach can lead to a less conservative design and that extreme weather does not mean higher costs.
A 1:200 scale model of the SOUL wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), a joint development of SeaOwls and Ulstein Design & Solutions, is currently being tested at the PEUTZ test facility in the Netherlands.
UK-based Tekmar Energy has supplied its TEKLINK Cable Protection System (CPS) to protect the underwater power cables as they enter the wind turbine foundations on the Formosa 1 Phase 1 project, the first offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
Guidance Marine's RangeGuard Monopole system has completed its sea trials on-board the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Windea Leibniz on the Sandbank offshore wind farm in Germany.
On 24 April, the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst competition will open, making available up to GBP 13 million for highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector or international market.
Windwave Workboats' 18-metre Wind Farm Support Vessel (WFSV) Freddie S has completed her first bird survey assisting Jubilee Fishing on the Dong Energy operated Westermost Rough wind farm.