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A report published yesterday by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) highlights the fact that traditional power stations use vast amounts of water to generate power – and calls for this to be taken into account by Governments when they set energy and climate change policy. EWEA’s report “Saving Water with Wind Energy” says nuclear, […]
HUSUM Wind remains the unconventional meeting place for the wind industry that it has been since it was established in 1989 on the German North Sea coast - literally in the middle of what is a regional wind farm. And nothing has changed, even after it was announced in April 2013 that Messe Husum & […]
The UK-based high-speed craft and aluminium ship builder Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the wind farm support vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK wind farms, particularly those further offshore, WSC […]
DHI and LICengineering have designed the scour protection systems for three Vattenfall's Danish offshore wind farms, which is expected to save 30% in installation costs. The companies provided the systems for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms and the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project, which together have 113 turbines producing a combined capacity of […]
The global offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to grow by 17% annually to EUR 11 billion by 2028, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables. Europe is the largest contributor with EUR 6.7 billion in value, while the Asia Pacific region is keeping up the pace in O&M […]
By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]
Sif Holding has secured a contract to manufacture two monopiles for the Borssele V demonstrator wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. One of the monopiles will have a slip joint connection between the monopile foundation and the transition piece that connects the foundation and the tower, which has traditionally been a flanged or a grouted […]
Ørsted has awarded Worley with a contract to engineer and design two offshore wind topside substations for the 700MW Revolution Wind project off the Rhode Island coast, US. The project started in March 2019, with the installation expected in 2022, Worley said. “This project is directly aligned to our strategic priority of supporting our customers through […]
Ørsted has opened the third round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk. The grants will be available to organizations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a program of […]
The Dutch IHC IQIP is investing in the BLUE Piling technology for driving the foundation piles of offshore wind turbines into the seabed. IHC IQIP has decided to join forces with Jasper Winkes, the developer of the BLUE Hammer, as it believes this technology "has a big future" and is a logical step in the further development and growth of offshore wind. […]
Innogy has contracted Esvagt to provide its service operation vessel (SOV) Esvagt Froude for the construction of the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. The contract will see Esvagt Froude support the construction of the project's 90 MHI Vestas 9.5MW turbines, scheduled to be installed between the beginning of next year and the end […]
Pioneering companies within the Oil and Gas sector are adopting Wind Lidar to provide them with valuable wind data to vastly improve their operational efficiency. Lidar is an established tool that provides sophisticated wind assessment and measurements within the wind energy industry. An infrared laser exploits the Doppler effect to provide horizontal and vertical wind […]
Saipem has signed an agreement with KiteGen Venture to support the development, construction and commercialization of a high altitude energy kite. Patented by KiteGen, the technology facilitates the harnessing of airborne wind to produce clean energy with kites connected to a ground‐based generator that will produce up to 3MW of electricity. According to Saipem, the aim […]
Everyone who is interested or curious about a career in the maritime, offshore and energy sector can register for free as of 19 February to visit the Navingo Career Event on 23 May 2019. At the Navingo Career Event, career and development in this innovative sector come together. Visitors meet leading employers, participate in case […]
A new UK consortium is developing a self-installing scour protection system said to be able to save an average offshore wind farm approximately GBP 8.6 million over its lifetime. The Self-Installing Scour Protection for Offshore Wind Farms (SISProtect) project is being led by Seabed Scour Control Systems (SSCS), who will carry out the design of the prototype Frond […]
Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]
DOCK90 The maritime & offshore industry has invested heavily and successfully in its development. It is powerful, innovative and has a strong position today. However, this is no guarantee for success in the future. The conventional, commercial processes and the role of communications have changed. Today we deal with more digital processes, with a new generation at the helm, with more transparency and wider globalisation. The […]
The Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) and the University of Delaware have developed the Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA) to provide education for the U.S. offshore wind market. The aim of OWSA is to prepare professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and others who may be new in the offshore wind sector. […]
Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has contracted TTS Group to provide an equipment package for its second service operations vessel (SOV) destined to operate for Ørsted.
OutSmart has contracted Whiffle to provide weather and production forecasts for a portfolio of wind energy projects, including the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.
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.
“Ecology and offshore wind power plants have the potential to go hand in hand,” Peter Eecen, Program Development Manager Wind Energy, ECN/ TNO, said at the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018.
Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]
The fourth quarter of 2018, is, atypically, seeing surging demand for offshore wind crew transfer, according to offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, as it reports its latest operational figures.
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.
Asia-Pacific's offshore wind capacity will rise 20-fold to 43GW in 2027 according to new research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie.