Search results for: SMRU

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  • 30 August 2013

    Industry trade associations RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables, along with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), have commissioned leading consultancy companies TÜV SÜD PMSS (PMSS) and SMRU Marine Ltd with their academic partner the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) to review the environmental impacts associated with wave and tidal technologies. The outputs of the project will […]

  • 17 April 2014

    SMRU Marine, along with Fugro EMU, the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), formed the team which were commissioned to conduct a comprehensive post consent monitoring review of 19 offshore wind farms. The review was commissioned and published by Cefas (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture) and the Marine […]

  • 27 May 2015

    SMRU Consulting Europe has promoted Dr Carol Sparling to Technical Director and Dr Cormac Booth to Director of Business Development. with 15 years’ experience as a marine mammal scientist and 7 years of experience in applied science consultancy working with both industry and government clients, Sparling’s new role will be to lead the Europe team forward. She […]

  • 18 May 2011

    Tritech expands its industry-standard sonar range with a key renewables device, launching its Gemini SeaTec Mammal Detection System at the All-Energy show in Aberdeen, UK. Gemini SeaTec is a mammal detection system which provides a valuable tool in the detection of marine life around subsea turbines. Tritech’s subsea sonars have been deployed on marine current […]

  • 24 September 2012

    A device called PAMBuoy will be launched this week by a spin-out company SMRU Limited from St Andrews University. PAMBuoy is said to be useful first of all for offshore wind developers, as it allows detecting whales, dolphins and other sea mammals in the project area. A marine mammal scientist who was involved in the […]

  • 25 October 2013

    Leading renewable consultancy companies TÜV SÜD PMSS (PMSS) and SMRU Marine Ltd with their academic partner the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) have recently delivered a series of position papers which have gathered evidence from published research and interviews with key industry representatives regarding how wave and tidal energy devices may affect birds, fish and […]

  • 10 July 2013

    International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has collaborated with academia to develop a new framework to inform the impact assessment and consenting of Offshore Wind Farms in Scotland. With over a decade of Planning and Development experience, Natural Power’s principal consultant Nancy McLean has been actively involved in a collaboration which has published a novel […]

  • 12 August 2014

    SMRU Marine – collaborating with a team of researchers at the University of St Andrews, led by Prof. John Harwood – has developed Population Consequences of Disturbance (PCOD), an interim framework for assessing the consequences of noise disturbance on marine mammal populations that may result from the underwater noise generated by offshore renewable energy developments. […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St Andrews and SMRU Marine, a university spin-out company. The tool – known as the Interim PCOD (Population Consequences of Disturbance) Model – […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Environment, R&D

    International energy consultancy Xodus Group will be lead consultant to review and make recommendations on the use of acoustic deterrent devices and the mitigation of potential underwater noise impacts arising from pile driving during offshore wind farm construction. As part of a programme of work to be carried out through the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry […]

  • 3 June 2012

    Gemini SeaTec provides an early warning of the presence of marine mammals in the vicinity of marine current turbine structures. The Gemini SeaTec system has been successfully field tested on the Marine Current Turbine (MCT) SeaGen installation in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, overseen and tested by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) Ltd. Launched at […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Nova Scotia has launched two new international research grants to further advance its position in the tidal industry. The two projects, worth $1.43 million, will help governments, industry and researchers better understand the effect tidal technology has on the marine environment, and the impact of the marine environment on that technology. This is the first announcement under […]

  • 14 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Environment

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]

  • 10 October 2016

    World Wildlife Fund UK (WWF-UK) has released “A Positive Future for Porpoises and Renewables” report, written by SMRU Consulting, which deals with the effect of the underwater noise produced during offshore wind farm construction on harbour porpoises. Noise reduction measures can help reduce the risk of a harbour porpoises population decline due to the cumulative impacts of wind farm […]

  • 21 July 2015

    Five British companies are celebrating today after they have received grant funding from the Government’s innovation experts at Innovate UK to develop tidal energy projects with Canadian businesses and universities. Split across two projects, worth a combined £700,000, the projects will help governments, industry and academia better understand the impact of tidal technology on the […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have commissioned the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) to form the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP). The programme has been created to reduce the consenting risks for large-scale offshore wind farms during the Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters processes and […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Environment, R&D

    Seals avoid offshore wind farms during periods when the turbines are installed using pile driving, but return to the area within a matter of hours after pile driving has finished, according to new research by scientists at the University of St Andrews. The findings have important implications for the wind farm planning consent process and […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Environment, R&D, Training & Education

    Swedish utility company Vattenfall has announced the first successful projects for its EUR 3 million research programme aimed at examining the environmental and socio-economic impacts of offshore wind farms.

  • 2 June 2014
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Nova Scotia Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA) awarded funding to Fundy Tidal Inc., the Canadian Whale Institute (CWI), and Conserve.iO for a marine life observation program including public participation. Free smartphone applications will be available to public (“citizen scientists”), whale tour operators, and other users (including trained dedicated observers) to participate in recording marine life observations for tidal energy and […]

  • 30 May 2013

    The UPTIME gangway allows the crew via a motion compensated gangway to transfer safely from the transport vessel to the turbine. The vessel is free to move with the sea but the gangway is stationary against the tower. The transport vessel may be equipped with propellers or waterjets, with or without DP, catamaran or single […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

      MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has developed an offshore crane featuring three-axis motion compensation to carry out installations, repairs, maintenance and general service duties in the renewable energy and oil and gas markets.   A 74m infield support vessel (ISV) will debut a new MacGregor offshore crane that delivers full three-axis (x, y and z) […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Business & Finance

    Deepwater Wind hailed yesterday’s announcement by the New York Power Authority​ (NYPA) to jumpstart the process for developing a large offshore wind farm to serve downstate New York. NYPA has filed an application with the United States Department of the Interior​ to lease an offshore site at least 13 miles south of New York City […]

  • 15 May 2013

    Seaspeed Marine Consulting was recently commissioned to undertake instrumented full scale sea trials on board a fleet of fast catamaran wind-farm support vessels, covering both calm water and rough water performance monitoring. The vessels ranged in size from 18 to 24 metres in length, all with speeds up to approximately 30 knots. For the calm […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels

    Palfinger Marine has launched a new 3D-compensation module designed for mounting on the company’s knuckle boom, telescopic boom or stiff boom cranes to transfer goods between the service operation vessels (SOVs) and wind turbines or other fixed offshore installations.   The 3D-compensation enables positioning of the cargo on the wind turbine or substation/installation despite movements of the vessel due to […]

  • 5 December 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Coastline Surveys Ltd (CSL) have completed three high resolution multi-beam hydrographic surveys in the Southern North Sea, using the latest generation R2SONIC 2024 combined with an IxBlue Octans MKIII Gyro / MRU and C-NAV 3050 RTK GPS positioning. The CSL survey vessel MV FlatHolm managed to complete the three surveys in quick succession during short […]

  • 13 August 2013

    Electromaax, based in Ontario, Canada, teamed up with serious cruisers to design and manufacture its high performance marine wind generator, combining precision engineering with superior grade materials to provide the flawless performance that cruisers always dreamed of. With optimal charging capabilities and eco-friendly features that are hard to beat, the AirMaax 12/24 V system is […]