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THEMA Consulting Group, in cooperation with COWI and EA Energy Analyses, has conducted a study on offshore wind potential in the Baltic Sea and the barriers to its development. Carried out for the European Commission, the study identifies potential offshore wind sites and examines the impacts of different levels of both offshore wind deployment and […]
The costs of O&M activities represent between a quarter and a third of the total lifetime costs of offshore wind farms. During Offshore Energy offshore wind professionals can join the Thematic Session titled: Offshore operations and maintenance.
Recent figures by CBS (Statistics Netherlands) show that 4% of the energy produced in the Netherlands comes from renewable sources. Benjamin Sanderse, PhD at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has developed advanced mathematical methods that are able to produce a reliable simulation of off-shore wind farms in the Netherlands. His research, carried out for ECN, […]
The aim of the event has been to present the call for innovation projects of InnoEnergy KIC 2013. The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) has hosted the conference "Animation Event for Thematic Field Renewable Energy "organized by KIC InnoEnergy, in its headquarters in Barcelona. The aim of the conference has been to present the […]
Mathematicians in the UK and France have won €1.8 million funding to find ways of more efficiently transporting off-shore wind farms, which would make green energy more affordable. Experts in logistics from the Universities of Portsmouth, Le Havre and Plymouth are looking at reducing the cost of setting up and maintaining off-shore wind farms as […]
Baltimore-based offshore wind developer US Wind Inc. has signed an agreement with EPIC Applied Technologies for the installation of its meteorological tower at the site of the proposed 268MW wind farm offshore Maryland. Installation of the MET Mast tower is scheduled to begin on 14 July, with installation anticipated to be completed by 8 August, […]
Ørsted has developed a novel digital solution for designing the cable layout of offshore wind farms said to result in cost reductions. The OptiArray tool, developed using the FICO Xpress Optimizer, is dedicated for designing the cable layout connecting the turbines to the substations. The company added that the tool has helped in achieving savings while reducing the overall design time. […]
Vattenfall has developed a new mathematical tool said to enable the optimization of power generation and costs in the design phase of offshore wind projects. Developed in close cooperation of Vattenfall's Lead Engineer Martina Fischetti and Danish Technical University, the tool is said to change both the project design and the process which was previously cumbersome […]
Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, according to the new research by the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde. Engineers and geoscientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde used mathematical models to assess the potential of the process, called compressed air energy storage (CAES). […]
Ampyx Power has partnered with DSM to develop a tether for its Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) that is sized to generate a capacity of up to 2MW.
Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) 2018 brought together 550 exhibitors and over 10,000 unique visitors in halls 1, 2 & 3 of Amsterdam RAI. The conference and side events attracted over 1,000 delegates. The next Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference takes place on 7, 8 and 9 October 2019. Offshore Energy 2018 kicked off […]
The offshore wind industry cannot operate a zero-subsidy project in the same way as an EUR 100 per megawatt-hour wind farm, according to Clym Stock-Williams, Wind Energy Consultant at TNO.
Blockchain remains a hard to understand concept. Some say it will change the way we do business, others fear what sharing data will mean for future transactions. Offshore WIND spoke to Tom Fürstner founder and CTO of Riddle&Code, who recently cooperated with Brazilian onshore energy provider EDP. So, let us start with: What is Blockchain? […]
Offshore Energy is pleased to welcome the Netherlands Wind Energy Energy Association (NWEA) as supporting partner to the exhibition and conference.
In 2018, the first subsidy-free tender was won. What will this mean for the future of offshore wind farms?
The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 is now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies.
The changing energy climate offers challenges for all industries within the whole energy mix. Tackling these challenges will mean new technologies, more (cross-sector) collaboration and increased innovation. Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference offers companies from oil, gas, marine energy and offshore wind a platform to meet, discuss and showcase in an international environment. Offshore wind naturally plays an important part in the event.
Researchers at the Brunel University London's Innovation Center are developing WindTwin, a digital platform that enables live condition checks on each wind turbine’s working parts, for which the Brunel team says it would significantly contribute to cutting offshore O&M costs.
Swedish company SCiBreak has joined the PROMOTioN consortium, which aims to develop and demonstrate diode rectifier offshore converters, HVDC grid protection system, and HVDC circuit breaker prototypes. PROMOTioN will also deliver a regulatory and financial framework, including an offshore grid deployment plan for the future offshore grid system in Europe.
UK-based independent research and technology organisation TWI Ltd has set its sights on harnessing digital twin technology to transform the process of monitoring and maintaining offshore wind turbines.
Windea Leibniz, the second service operation vessel (SOV) ordered by Bernhard Schulte Offshore and ICBC Leasing from Ulstein, will start working for Siemens at the Sandbank wind farm in April, after being named at a ceremony held today.
A paper proposing a novel computational tool for the reliability-based assessment of wave, tidal and offshore wind farms was published yesterday in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. The paper presents the new tool to identify typical decision problems and to shed light on the complexity of optimising a wave power farm. Nevertheless, the […]
Mathematical Problems in Engineering, a journal from Hindawi Publishing Coropration, has invited researchers and scientists to submit their original research articles on that will stimulate the continuing progress of the offshore renewable energy field, with a focus on the state-of-the-art mathematical knowledge for offshore renewables engineering. "Offshore renewable energy (ORE) such as offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters, […]
Offshore wind turbines in shelf seas can cumulatively change the local flow of water and alter the heights of tides far beyond the immediate areas around offshore wind farms, according to a new study by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML). Overall, the environmental impact of renewable energy is expected to be overwhelmingly positive, via the reduction of […]
Shell has created a new division called New Energies, through which the oil and gas giant will invest in wind energy, along with its hydrogen, biofuels and electrical activities, according to The Guardian. Even though Shell has not yet officially confirmed this, it is expected that the new unit will be unveiled in early June. […]
By Dr Ali Mehmanparast REMS CDT Manager The rapid growth of the wind energy sector relies on engineering know-how as much as it does on planning and regulatory changes. But the growth of the industry could be stunted if the sector doesn't get enough doctoral-level graduates able to deliver the innovations needed. Thankfully, the UK […]