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  • 21 May 2012

    Accidents do happen of course but for wind farm service vessels one critical performance is minimising ‘down time’. This can be measured by: – the speed of response; – the speed of repair; – the repair integrity; – the facilities required. The damage seen in the first photo resulted from a collision at speed with […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Vessels

    A cruise ship passenger is now stable and recovering in hospital thanks to the efforts of the crew of the Turbine Transfers vessel ‘Porth Dinllaen’, who carried out a fast rescue mission in the River Mersey. On Monday, 5 January, a female passenger was taken seriously ill on board the Fred. Olsen liner ‘Boudicca’, which […]

  • 27 September 2010
    Business & Finance

    A campaign has been launched to highlight the necessity of investment into port facilities in order to safeguard the UK’s place in the wind… (portstrategy) [mappress] Source: portstrategy, September 27, 2010;

  • 13 August 2015

    Even though Navingo BV is still in the middle of making this year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference a great success, the company has announced that next year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) will be held on 25 & 26 October 2016 at Amsterdam RAI.  Save the dates and join tens of thousands international professionals […]

  • 1 March 2012

    Coordination in the way links to offshore wind farms are developed could reduce the cost of offshore connections by between £0.5 and 3.5 billion. Preparatory investment in anticipation that more generators will connect could be allowed – as long as Ofgem is satisfied that customer interests are protected. Energy regulator Ofgem and the Department of […]

  • 6 May 2013
    Grid Connection

    Each time, a cable is installed between wind turbines at an offshore wind farm, time spent offshore can be reduced by approximately three days. A new cable laying concept from DONG Energy points the way to reducing costs. Each time they can move work from the offshore site onshore, they become more independent of the […]

  • 25 January 2013

    An innovative solution for offshore wind sector, developed by Danish company Universal Foundation, will majorly drive down the costs that developers face when constructing offshore wind farms and will save time of foundations installation. The suction-installed Bucket Foundations, called the “suction bucket”, cost 20% less than standard foundations and will save developers over GBP 5 […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Rerouting ships to open up areas for offshore wind development could save billions of dollars in construction and operating costs for the renewable energy source, according to new findings by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). The savings come at a relatively small expense for sending commercial ships slightly farther […]

  • 23 June 2014

    Saving critical minutes during the construction of offshore wind farms can also save large amounts of money. The skill is in ensuring that the right people are always in the right place at the right time – and that no-one else is delayed by avoidable bottlenecks. Small delays with big consequences Good marine coordination on […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Wave Hub is looking to facilitate floating wind technology testing at its site off Cornwall due to slow progress of the wave energy sector and delays from technology developers that signed up for testing their devices at the site. 

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Now more than ever offshore wind is showing true global potential. Join the celebratory tenth edition of the Offshore Wind Conference on 7 and 8 October to discover how offshore wind is powering the energy transition. Topics will range from an outlook on the global potential of offshore wind, emerging markets, pricing and financing, (inter)connecting […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) today released the results of a comprehensive study of Ireland’s electricity system throughout the whole of 2012. The study shows that renewable electricity resulted in greatly reduced use of gas, coal and peat, saving Ireland €245 million in fossil fuels and reducing CO2 emissions by 1.9 million tonnes. […]

  • 18 July 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Wind measurement experts, gathered at a seminar hosted by Leosphere in June, claimed LiDAR is becoming the clear choice for bankable offshore wind measurements, saving millions on costs.

  • 14 February 2017
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has introduced its newly-developed design procedure for monopiles – Optiwind Monopile – which allows offshore monopiles to be optimised in a way that leads to significant steel weight savings.

  • 29 March 2012

    It seems that the accusations, saying that the projected savings in carbon dioxide emissions, amounting to 200,000 tonnes a year of Redcar’s offshore windfarm, are not overstated, Gazette live reports. Namely, EDF Energy Renewables launched construction in February of an offshore windfarm at Redcar, Teesside, comprising of 27 turbines of 200Gwh/y. The windfarm is supposed […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    The world faces an important energy choice, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in New York. “REmap 2030” says that scaling-up renewable energy to 36% of the world’s total final energy consumption by 2030 is possible, affordable and will keep the world on a trajectory consistent with a CO2 level […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The foundations for the Nordsee Ost wind farm were loaded for the first time at the quay of RWE’s base port at Bremerhaven. This optimises the company’s port logistics and will reduce the time required to load the company’s installation vessel by some 12 hours in the future. The first six of the huge foundations, […]

  • 8 June 2012

    Building more gas power plants could release hundreds of millions of pounds a year for greater cuts in emissions, more home insulation and additional low carbon research and development, a new report by leading think tank Policy Exchange has found. A more balanced approach to electricity generation over the next decade – which enables the […]

  • 22 April 2010
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    April 20, 2010 Rockwell Automation’s EtherNet/IP-based Wind Park Management solution offers a speed of response so fast that not only does it remove the need for millions of euro’s worth of capacitor banks, but it also surpasses the requirements of proposed 2013 utility-end-user requirements

  • 11 January 2012
    Jobs & Recruitment

    Vestas Wind Systems is planning to cut 10 % of its workforce in order to save about EUR 150 Million. There is a great possibility that Vestas might fire around 2000 to 3000 workers, however the company will make its official announcement tomorrow morning. Considering Vestas’ financial results stated for 2011, they account for Kopenhagen’s […]

  • 8 November 2012

    With the multifunctional PVE 300MU Upending Vibro Hammer, Dieseko Group is trend setting in the offshore market. By combining vibro technology with up ending and lifting they create an opportunity to save money by saving time and deck space missing the additional lifting equipment. A patent is pending on this 300MU-concept. In Germany’s North Sea […]

  • 3 March 2011

    Wind energy will provide savings of up to €100 million for Irish power consumers in the next ten years, a new study has claimed. This is equivalent to an 11.5% reduction in wholesale power prices and is based on wind meeting 45% of Ireland’s power demand in 2020, up from 12% today.   These savings […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Technology

    Van Oord and Mammoet are joining forces with Australian technology company Verton to develop a new lifting method for installing wind turbine blades. The partnership is aiming to develop a way to shorten the installation cycle times and make installation safer for operators by sharing knowledge and expertise, Van Oord said. Verton has developed a remote […]

  • 5 October 2011
    Grid Connection

      New results on offshore electricity grid infrastructure in Europe: the EU “OffshoreGrid” project analysis reveals tremendous cost saving potential. Report published in Brussels today. Offshore grids, connecting North and Baltic Sea wind farms to electricity consumers, will be substantially cheaper to build than expected. Building “hub connections” at sea instead of using cables to […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    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.

  • 12 June 2018
    R&D

    The Centre for Offshore Foundations Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has completed several series of tests on suction buckets, said to have shown the potential for further cost savings for the foundation concept.