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SeaRoc Group has has deployed three communication containers on Walney Extension: on board the guard vessel patrolling the offshore construction site, at the Walney Extension construction base in Barrow-in-Furness, and at the substation in Heysham.
DONG Energy has chosen SeaPlanner as the system provider for their Marine and Helicopter Coordination Centre (MHCC) which will be one centralised hub for their UK offshore wind farm construction and a number of regional MHCCs. SeaPlanner will provide DONG Energy with personnel management, vessel and helicopter tracking and the communication dispatcher and site wide communications […]
A collaborative research project at the U.S. Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has shown that the Wind Iris nacelle-mounted LIDAR from Avent Lidar Technology is an effective diagnostic tool for identifying wind turbine yaw misalignment, allowing users to improve wind turbine performance. This is the first independent scientific field study validating the […]
Offshore wind developers Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have partnered with the University of East Anglia, Nautilus Associates and The Bridge Trust to improve learning and career opportunities in East Anglia, the UK. The parties have joined forces to form the STEM Coordination Hub dedicated to developing a solution to improve the learning experience […]
SeaPlanner Ltd has won a contract to provide its SeaPlanner marine management system and SeaHub communications solutions to support the construction of the 857MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. The SeaPlanner will be deployed for use by the construction project team to coordinate all personnel and marine logistics for the 145 kilometre-square site located some 33 […]
First calculations show that cost-reduction of up to 30% could be achieved by the North Sea countries cooperating on offshore wind roll-out in comparison to each country connecting its own wind farms, according to Lars Barfoed, Board Chairman at Energinet.
Twenty-five pupils from the John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby visited the construction site for Race Bank offshore wind farm on 5 July to learn more about offshore wind and the variety of jobs available in the industry.
The first crew transfer vessel (CTV), the Severn Provider, departed from the Galloper Offshore Construction Base in Lowestoft on 19 December. The Damen Twin Axe CTV’s departure was part of the preparation ahead of offshore foundation work starting at the 336MW wind farm being built off the coast of Suffolk. CTV’s will become a regular sight […]
Swiss electricity and energy services provider Alpiq has won a contract to provide building technology for Siemens' new offshore wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven, Germany. The Heitkamp GmbH and Ballast Nedam construction consortium has awarded Alpiq with the CHF 44 million (EUR 41 million) contract for planning and implementation of the entire building technology. The […]
Rob van der Hage, Business Manager Offshore at TenneT Netherlands, will be one of the panellists in the closing discussion on short and long term potential at the Offshore WIND Conference and has provided an insight into the sector from an interesting point of view – that of an electricity transmission system operator. Regarding his […]
SeaPlanner has hired three new software developers and two new test analysts to meet the needs of its growing project portfolio. The news follows the recent announcements of SeaPlanner being awarded two significant contracts. In April, Dong Energy selected SeaPlanner as the system provider for their Marine and Helicopter Coordination Centre, acting as a centralised hub for […]
Written by Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress’ Ocean Policy program. The thin coastal fringe of the United States comprises a tiny proportion of the nation’s total land area but supports a huge share of its business. Coastal and Great Lakes counties alone—just 10 percent of U.S. land area, excluding Alaska—generated more […]
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 […]
RWE Innogy today celebrates the topping-out ceremony for two buildings on Heligoland. The two new apartment blocks being built near the inland port will accommodate service staff for the operation and maintenance of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in the future. The Nordsee Ost wind farm with an installed capacity of 295 MW is […]
A Rhode Island Supreme Court paves the way for Deepwater Wind to advance the permitting and development of its planned Block Island Wind Farm, which remains on track to be the first offshore wind farm in the nation. The Supreme Court upheld Deepwater Wind’s power purchase agreement with National Grid for the renewable energy […]
Offshore windmills used to create energy are unfamiliar territory to most in south Louisiana. But some say the technology, which is undergoing a big push for development by the Obama administration, could be a new growth area for shipbuilding and fabrication companies. Trade associations, including the Shipbuilders Council of America, say clusters of wind turbines […]