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  • 25 October 2012
    Technology

    Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which has been launched at Singapore International Energy Week. Dubbed SUNdy, the core feature of the concept is a […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Vessels

    An offshore personnel transfer company, Reflex Marine, is developing a new personnel access concept for the offshore wind and traditional energy industries, the SEA-SPIDER. The innovation will utilise winch based access to offer an alternative to current access methods, such as butting a vessel against the turbine structures and crews stepping onto a ladder. The […]

  • 26 March 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The video below shows the deployment of a sea spider 200 feet down into Admiralty Inlet to collect data on the conditions and critters of the proposed tidal turbine site. A team from the University of Washington carried out the deployment.  A few days ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a 10-year pilot […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Technology

    Umeco will be exhibiting its Structural materials and Tooling prepreg technologies for the renewable energy market on Stand F89 at the 2012 All-Energy show in the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre – Bridge of Don, Aberdeen on the 23 and 24 May. The stand will feature a 1/72 scale model of the Sea-Spider, Renewergen Ltd’s […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: The installation of the first wind turbine at RWE’s Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm.   The rotor blades for the Senvion 6MW wind turbine were not preassembled into a rotor spider, but were fitted to the hub at the Nordsee Ost construction site at sea.  The Nordsee Ost offshore wind […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The last few days have been challenging for the installation teams of RWE’s offshore wind farms. The last of the 160 wind turbines has now been installed successfully off the Welsh coast, and cabling and commissioning works continue at pace to ensure the wind farm becomes fully operational this winter. The construction of the German […]

  • 27 February 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Vessels

    Solstad Offshore ASA has secured a contract with GeoSea for the Moray East offshore wind project in the UK. Solstad Offshore will provide the vessel Normand Service, previously Sea Spider, to support wind farm installation operations at the 950MW project. The vessel will be chartered for a period of 180 days firm, with up to […]

  • 30 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    GE Global Research has been awarded USD 2.8 million through the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which will go towards design and development of optimized controls for a lightweight 12MW floating offshore wind turbine. ARPA-E funding was provided by their newest program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Floating wind turbines are currently designed to be large and heavy to replicate more familiar onshore wind […]

  • 31 May 2011

      Global offshore survival and health & safety training specialists Falck Nutec have announced a number of key additions to their sales team. The Aberdeen sales team has been strengthened with the addition of three new sales staff, whilst the Teesside office has added two new faces to their operation. One of which will be […]

  • 27 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    French cable maker Nexans has awarded its compatriot, Bardot Group, with a contract to supply buoyancy modules for the power cables of Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm. The 30MW floating wind farm, located 30 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, will be operated by Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil. Hywind will consist of […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded USD 5.7 million in new funding to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for its activities in the field of floating offshore wind turbines. NREL will work as the prime contractor on three projects within ARPA-E’s Aerodynamic Turbines Lighter and Afloat with Nautical Technologies and Integrated […]

  • 1 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    With no floating offshore wind projects in the pipeline between 2021 and 2025, there is a window of opportunity for early movers willing to unlock new expanses of offshore wind energy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson.

  • 12 January 2016
    R&D, Technology

    ECN has confirmed that the Fugro Oceanor Seawatch floating LiDAR is in the pre-commercial stage according to the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating LiDAR technology. In collaboration with RWE, Eneco and Fugro Oceanor, ECN has performed a Fugro Oceanor Seawatch floating LiDAR validation trial near the offshore meteorological mast IJmuiden, […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A consortium of partners led by Principle Power has been awarded a USD 3.6 million grant from the U.S Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop, validate and operate DIGIFLOAT, the world’s first digital twin software tailored to floating offshore wind applications. This digital twin model will be a real-time, high-fidelity numerical […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    AXYS Technologies Inc. has announced that the WindSentinel platform ordered by EDP Inovação (EDPi) under the European funded project, DemoWFloat, has been deployed off the coast of Portugal near Viana do Castelo. The WindSentinel floating LiDAR platform was delivered ahead of schedule and EDPi will now use it to test and monitor the performance of their […]

  • 5 April 2017

      By André van der Mout, Managing Director at Oil Control Systems “How can electricity be brought to the mainland safely, undamaged and quickly?” It’s a question many offshore companies have asked with the increasing focus on wind energy as a sustainable source of energy. It’s one of the world’s fastest growing sustainable energy sources; […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Four Madison high school students won the overall top award in the Windstorm Challenge 2012 at the University of Maine campus for development of a floating offshore wind turbine platform model, reported The Portland Press Herald. The award opens a door for Matt Soucy to get a four year scholarship worth USD 20,000 at the […]

  • 10 October 2019
    R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy has allocated a circa USD 1.3 million grant to Rutgers University to develop a software for the design of floating offshore wind turbines. The university’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering secured the funding through ARPA-E’s  Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program. According to Rutgers University, Assistant Professor Onur Bilgen […]

  • 23 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The University of Maine has been awarded nearly USD 1.4 million from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program to design an ultra-lightweight, corrosion-resistant, concrete floating offshore wind turbine. The floating turbine will be equipped with NASA motion mitigation technology originally developed to reduce vibrations in rockets. “With this funding, we plan […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Technology

    Arild Bolsø, an engineer who worked for Statkraft in Norway and Forewind in the UK, has developed a new technical concept for offshore wind foundation installation. According to Bolsø, the concept would reduce installation time by 30-50%, compared to current methods. After Statkraft decided to stop new investments in offshore wind, Bolsø set up a new […]

  • 31 October 2011

    The search is launched today for the brightest and best talent and achievements in the Energy industry over the last year.  The prestigious Offshore Achievement Awards, recently re-launched by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen section with the support of main sponsor Taqa Bratani, are now open for entries. For the first time in […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Technology

    Oceanlinx today unveiled the highly optimised blueWAVE design that is a smaller, lighter and a cheaper wave energy solution for deep water applications. Oceanlinx’s continued development and expertise in the wave energy sector has allowed the company to further improve the blueWAVE design to ensure even better performance and also a reduction in overall costs. […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Technology

    The classification society ABS has certified the WindFloat Atlantic floating wind turbines, first of which was installed off the coast of Portugal in October. The semi-submersible units designed by Principle Power are fitted out with 8.4MW MHI Vestas offshore wind turbines and will be installed at a water depth of 100m. The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On September 3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) conducted a science class by request at Yoshima Dai-ni (2nd) Elementary School in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. The class, offered to fifth graders, explained the concept behind wind power generation, including an experiment enabling easy understanding, in a […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) confirmed its first direct equity investment in offshore wind through the acquisition of a 24.95% stake in Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Limited (Rhyl Flats) from companies owned by RWE AG (RWE) for a cash consideration of £57.5m. This landmark transaction represents a significant step for GIB in supporting one […]