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  • 17 July 2019
    R&D, Technology

    French startup Eolink has towed the 1/10 scale floating wind turbine prototype to the Brest harbour after the unit was tested offshore for over a year. The Eolink prototype was anchored and connected to the grid in April 2018. During that time, the unit underwent a series of tests including the ”maximum power, enhanced control strategies, behavior […]

  • 15 July 2019
    Vessels

    DEME Group’s DP3 offshore installation vessel Orion has left the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China to start the first series of sea trials. During the sea trials the vessel’s performance will be measured and her dual fuel engines will be tested to their maximum power, DEME said. The 216.5-metre Orion will have the capacity to accommodate a […]

  • 10 July 2019
    R&D

    European researchers have launched the New European Wind Atlas (NEWA) which is expected to support the identification of optimal sites for new wind farm projects. Thirty partners from academia and industry from eight European countries worked on developing and validating new methods for the assessment of wind conditions as part of the NEWA R&D project. The main aim […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Siemens Gamesa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Formosa Plastics Corporation for offshore wind in Taiwan. According to the company, the agreement adds up to a series of earlier agreements with local and international parties to promote a competitive supply chain. To remind, Siemens Gamesa inked the first local supply agreements in Taiwan last year by […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    A series of ecological surveys are set to be carried out at the site of the Dublin Array offshore wind project in Ireland. According to the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the surveys will be conducted between June this year and May 2020 off the Dublin and Wicklow coast to provide data on seabirds and […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Ports & Logistics, R&D, Technology

    The four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype have arrived in Rotterdam. The four segments left GRI’s site in Seville, Spain, earlier this month. After unloading the tower segments, a series of pre-assembly works will take place, including the installation of some tower segments, GE Renewable Energy said. The […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    London-based Colebrook Offshore has established a partnership with the Irish Grimes Offshore Services (GOS) to offer comprehensive marine, offshore and consultancy services for the offshore wind market in Ireland. Colebrook Offshore said it will offer support services to the renewable and offshore vessel markets, ranging from strategy and market approach to vessel contracting and operational support. The […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Technology

    Spanish turbine tower manufacturer GRI has shipped out the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The four segments at GRI’s site in Seville will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month, GE Renewable Energy said. Upon arrival […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Vessels

    High Speed Transfers (HST) has signed a contract with MHI Vestas to provide its HST Harri and HST Euan fast crew supply vessels (FCSs) for the Northwester 2 offshore wind project. The five-year charter is set to begin this year at the Belgian wind farm after the newbuild vessels are delivered. HST Harri is the third FCS […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Vessels

    Northern Offshore Services (NOS) is launching the E-class crew transfer vessel (CTV) series featuring hybrid technology. The E-class is a green power concept which has batteries installed that can be recharged from shore and from wind farms, thus using renewable energy directly from production to consumer, NOS said. The first vessel from the E-series will […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering, a joint venture between DEME Group and CSBC Corporation, has signed a contract with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to transport and install wind turbines for two offshore wind projects in Taiwan, according to local media reports. The contract was reportedly signed for the Changfang and the Xidao wind farms offshore Changhua. The two […]

  • 15 May 2019
    R&D

    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 […]

  • 8 May 2019
    R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has presented the now fully operational rotor blade bearings test bench during the inauguration of a new test site in Hamburg. The goal of the BEAT 6.1 test bench (Bearing Endurance and Acceptance Test rig) is to lower development costs and reduce yield loss in order to make it more economical […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    GE Renewable Energy is holding a series of supply chain engagement events in the UK for its Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine. The events are part of GE’s supply chain plan for the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine and will welcome potential suppliers that have suitable products or services that could support its production. GE […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine has received an order to provide full electrical outfitting for two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) under construction at Dok and Scheepsbouw Woudsend shipyard for Windcat Workboats. The vessels form part of a series of CTVs that  Windcat Workboats BV is having built at the Dok and Scheepsbouw Woudsend BV shipyard. The electrical outfitting […]

  • 8 April 2019
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Vineyard Wind will implement recommendations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) to guide the fisheries monitoring studies during the construction of the 800MW wind farm offshore Massachusetts. The recommendations will also be used to initiate longer-term studies as part of a regional approach to fisheries studies. SMAST’s studies […]

  • 22 March 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Siemens Gamesa has contracted TÜV NORD to provide certification for the SG 10.0-193 DD turbine, the company’s first 10+ MW unit. TÜV NORD will carry out turbine design checks and prototype and type testing campaigns which will include load validation measurements, safety and functional tests, as well as performance measurements. Based on the data obtained, the company will […]

  • 7 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have revealed plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets. This follows the World Bank Group’s launch of a new programme to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries, supported by funding from the government […]

  • 4 March 2019

    Offshore wind farm development and operation are by nature more challenging than onshore, with additional environmental parameters to control and design for. More than 12 years ago, floating LiDAR (lidar) devices were introduced to the offshore wind industry – to meet a specific market need. Developers in the growing, but not yet mature, offshore wind […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    Hung Hua Construction (HHC), a Taiwanese dredging and nearshore construction company, has placed an order with Damen for two fast crew supply vessels of the latest FCS 2710 class. The two vessels, for which a contract was signed at the end of January, will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore and are scheduled for delivery […]

  • 18 February 2019

    By Remco van der List, Design Manager GustoMSC Digitalization is an establishing technological driver of change in the offshore industry. The potential is huge in terms of increasing safety and operational efficiency, whilst at the same time reducing operational costs. This article addresses some of the recent pioneering technologies that benefit from this transformation. Analysis software GustoMSC […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Technology

    Coda Octopus has trialed its new Survey Engine Automatic Object Detection (SEADP) package,  which is said to have shown a 91% accuracy rate. As a result of the trials, Coda Octopus introduced additional reporting tools in the new automatic boulder detection package which cover detection rates and qualitative analysis, among other data. According to the company, SEADP has been […]

  • 5 February 2019

    The potential for the use of blockchain within the energy sector is in focus of the third video in the Horizons series, co-produced by DOB-Academy and Offshore WIND with an aim to cover offshore wind topics in an easily digestible way. Blockchain remains a hard to understand concept. Some say it will change the way […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The UK government should announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year, a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) suggests. “The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review”, by the former McLaren Group […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Equinor is engaging with the UK offshore wind supply chain to support the development of innovative, technology-led solutions, which can shape the future of the industry post-2025. As part of this project, Equinor has partnered with UK business development organisation NOF Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the North East of England’s offshore […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    Underwater technologies specialist Coda Octopus has partnered with the Chinese offshore wind contractor AVIC IET to integrate the Echoscope4G Surface real-time 3D sonar on an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV). AVIC IET will now be able to autonomously control their vehicle and the Echoscope4G Surface with its integrated Pan and Tilt rotator (IPT), to survey subsea […]