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UK ports are well placed to support the offshore wind industry, but a versatile and flexible planning system is needed to help ports prepare for the new opportunities presented in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said. ”This will be vital to ensure that ports remain agile and responsive […]
Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]
DNV GL has awarded the University of Malta’s new offshore energy storage system with a Statement of Feasibility certificate. Before the allocation, the Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression (FLASC) concept underwent a high-level study, including an assessment of technical and commercial feasibility. According to DNV GL, the certificate confirms the technology to be feasible and thus suited for […]
CWind has implemented CrewSmart’s management support system across its fleet of 21 crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and a team of offshore wind technicians. The system has been integrated with CWind’s existing vessel monitoring platform BareFLEET and is said to provide the company with a single point of access to all performance data from across the […]
Ørsted’s first standalone battery energy storage system, Carnegie Road, is now operational. The 20MW battery, located in Liverpool, UK consists of three battery containers, as well as the associated power conversion system, all supplied by NEC Energy Solutions. “Climate change is a real and pressing threat to our planet and, in order to minimise its […]
Floating Power Plant (FPP) has commenced the testing of the power take-off (PTO) system of its wave energy converter at Aalborg University, FPP told our sister site MarineEnergy.biz.
Ørsted has named the winners of the second round of its annual GBP 75,000 East Coast Skills Fund, part of the company’s GBP 465,000 East Coast Community Fund 20-year annual commitment and community engagement programme for Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms.
Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing a new way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save GBP 1.05 billion across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult said.
The Netherlands-based Eagle-Access BV is developing its first offshore access system prototype for the transfer of personnel and cargo.
A new system for monitoring subsea cables in the offshore renewables sector has completed tests at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, aimed at demonstrating technical and commercial viability of the technology.
The Norther offshore high-voltage station (OHVS), which was installed at the offshore wind farm site on 22 August, has been equipped with an nCentric system providing wireless access for monitoring the substation from land.
SeaRoc Group has deployed its SeaHub Communications System on Hornsea Project One’s Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) – the world’s first offshore RCS – thus delivering the third SeaHub system for Ørsted’s 1.2GW offshore wind farm in the UK.
Boskalis Subsea’s cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit has started laying inter-array cables on the 497MW Hohe See, EnBW, the developer and majority owner of the wind farm in the German North Sea, said.
High voltage engineering specialist, EDS HV Group, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has completed installation, termination and testing work at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm.
Boskalis’s cable laying vessel Stemat Spirit has started loading inter-array cables for the 497MW EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm project.
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.
MHI Vestas has ordered 193 turbine condition monitoring (TCM) systems from Gram & Juhl destined to be installed on its V164 turbines in Europe.
On 17 May, Siemens Gamesa inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares, where systems with a capacity of up to 10MW will be tested.
Independent wind asset operations management specialist OutSmart BV has selected Kongsberg Digital AS to provide an integrated management system on the Kognifai digital platform and ecosystem which will be used to manage OutSmart’s onshore and offshore wind turbine portfolio.
Altitec has received a Training System Certificate by DNV GL for its Rotor Blade Repair and Inspection Training course held at the Altitec Academy in London, UK.
Ampyx Power, a Netherlands-based developer of airborne wind energy technology, has published a report with the results of a research into the offshore floating application of its system, performed by a consortium of Ampyx Power, ECN (Energy Research Centre Netherlands), MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and Mocean Offshore. The consortium researched the offshore application of floating […]
The partners of the Iberdrola-led ROMEO project have created Work Package 7, designed to test concepts/tools integrated into O&M information management systems in a real operational environment of the Teesside, Wikinger and East Anglia ONE offshore wind farms. The WP7 will include all the necessary testing to verify the diverse functionality associated with the data […]
Scour Prevention Systems has won a full US patent for its Scour Prevention Mattresses (SPM), designed to protect offshore structures, cables and pipelines from scour.
Systematic has designed a new software solution called SITE which is said to improve employee safety and streamline logistics at offshore wind farms.
Structural engineering specialist Conbit has designed a re-usable sea-fastening solution for monopiles.
GustoMSC has commissioned the jacking system for GeoSea’s multi-purpose self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo at the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia.