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“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.
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.
The 400+ attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards were last night. The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Viktoria Koblenko, served a culinary dinner and offered sultry musical interludes by Jennifer Ewbank. The evening was officially opened by executive Vice President Shell, Bart van de Leemput, and Managing Director of Navingo, Coert van Zijll Langhout.
The Netherlands could have its first multifunctional energy island ready by 2025, Ernst van Zuijlen, Project Director at Offshore Service Facilities, said at the Offshore WIND Conference in Amsterdam.
Vattenfall’s two new offshore wind farms, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord, will be the first in Denmark to be directly involved in stabilising the electricity grid and thus the power supply, the Swedish developer said.
ScottishPower has become the first integrated energy company in the UK to shift completely from coal and gas generation to wind power, after completing the sale of its traditional generation business to Drax for GBP 702 million.
The UK and export market for offshore wind products and services provided by UK-based firms is expected to be worth GBP 4.9 billion a year by 2030, according to a new prospectus by the former McLaren Group CEO and Formula One Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh.
Heavy lift equipment specialist Enerpac has supplied GeoSea Geotechnical & Offshore Solutions with an integrated trolley system for loading transition pieces destined for the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms onto a jack-up vessel.
Safeway BV has introduced a new type of its motion-compensated walk-to-work gangway said to be designed to offer increased flexibility.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has contracted ABB to deliver its WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic project offshore Portugal.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has launched an onshore LiDAR verification service at its Levenmouth turbine in Fife, UK.
US-based energy service company Chet Morrison Contractors has formed a strategic partnership with compatriot engineering specialist iSIMS to launch the iJacket – a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.
DNV GL has acquired GridLab, a Germany-based provider of power grid training, seminar and studies, from 50Hertz’s holding company Eurogrid International.
Vineyard Wind has appointed Crista Bank as Fisheries Liaison to lead the project’s regional engagement with fishing industry representatives on Cape and Islands, the South Coast, Rhode Island, and along the East Coast in the US.
A consortium comprising of the R&D UK Centre of EDF Energy, UTEC, an Acteon company, and Partrac Ltd completed an offshore trial designed to assess the performance of a commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for mapping seabed bathymetry.
Ørsted has opened the second round of its East Coast Skills Fund for applications, with GBP 55,000 available for experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)- related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.
Some of the innovative elements introduced on the 28MW Nissum Bredning Vind offshore demonstrator site in Denmark have led to cost reductions of up to 30% compared to traditional elements, Siemens Gamesa said.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy opened a new window of opportunity for the Atlantic City offshore wind farm to be built by signing the S1217 bill into law on 30 May, after two similar bills introduced in 2016 did not pass at the former Governor Chris Christie’s desk.
MacGregor and Kongsberg Maritime have unveiled a new monopile installation solution which is said to eliminate the need for temporary mooring during the installation process.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its Global Wind Report: Annual Market Update, showing a maturing industry successfully competing in the marketplace, even against heavily subsidized traditional power generation technologies.
GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies.
The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has presented Deepwater Wind with the 2018 Safety-in-Seas (SIS) award for its safety practices during and after the construction of the 30MW Block Island, the first offshore wind farm in the United States.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched a suite of next-generation SMART tools to enhance design assessments, turbine monitoring, and real-time decision-making.