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The North Wales-based software company Papertrail, a provider of cloud-based inspection management and data capture technology for the wind energy industry, has informed that it won several new contracts last year and that it sees further growth as its platform is being used increasingly for operations and maintenance (O&M) in both on- and offshore wind.
The 30MW Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial-scale floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first three full months in production, Statoil, the operator of the wind farm said.
UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) and German company Multiversum have entered a partnership to provide pre-construction offshore wind measurement services as well as specific advice on fixed and floating LiDAR measurements.
Groningen Seaports has appointed high-tech company VRT Finland to survey 20 kilometers of underwater structures in Delfzijl and Eemshaven ports during inspections starting at the end of January.
Subsea technology company Rovco has secured Innovate UK funding to develop a 3D visualisation system as part of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) demonstrator project potentially worth GBP 1 million.
Ecosse Subsea has increased its turnover and underlying earnings in the current financial year largely due to a number of completed offshore wind and interconnector projects, the company said.
Vattenfall has hired Siemens Gamesa's Chief Executive Officer in North America, Jacob Nørgaard Andersen, and Senior Vice President from Ørsted Energy, Mats Vikholm to help the Swedish energy company develop the next generation of offshore wind farms.
Ørsted has announced the winners of the first round of its new GBP 75,000 Skills Fund, a part of the company's GBP 465,000 East Coast Community Fund.
Zero subsidy offshore wind projects leave the actual electricity price as the only source of income and it is quite difficult for traditional investors such as banks to finance these projects, because that would mean that the banks lending the money must agree to take on the merchant risk, said Christoph Mertens, CEO Summit Renewable Power Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation.
ZephIR Lidar has released details of a new meteorological standard which shows that offshore substations on operational wind farms can now be delivered with a ZephIR 300M wind lidar as part of a Meteorological Monitoring Module, eliminating the need for a traditional meteorological mast.
Statoil has used drones to inspect all turbine blades on the Sheringham Shoal wind farm off Norfolk, UK.
RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables met in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday, 14 November, to debate future opportunities for UK's floating offshore wind.
UK subsea company Rovco has been awarded a three-year contract for inspection services at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, after winning a tender launched by innogy.
A group of leading European offshore wind developers have signed a declaration to call upon European policy makers to endorse an EU-wide binding target of 35% share of renewables in EU final energy demand by 2030.
Danish consulting engineering company Niras has won a contract to set up a plan for decommissioning of two offshore wind projects in France with a combined capacity of nearly 1GW which are still avaiting final investment decision.
The launch of the world's first floating wind farm marked another milestone, not only for the floating wind technology but for the overall offshore wind industry.
Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started delivering electricity to the Scottish grid and the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the wind farm on 18 October.
DNV GL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan.
Aberdeen-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS) UK Ltd has selected offshore engineering and technology company Osbit Ltd to deliver a boat landing and access system which will be fitted to a GMS jack-up accommodation vessel destined for DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One wind farm.
Siem Offshore Contractors’ accommodation and personnel transfer vessel Siem Moxie has begun work on Statoil’s Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are developing a thermal imaging technology to track birds and bats in and around offshore wind farm zones.
As of June 2017, the U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline includes 24,135MW of potential installed capacity, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
First Subsea has completed its first customer-witnessed open water demonstration of a new Cable Protection System (CPS) for offshore wind farms, the company informed.
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) today (27 July) informed that it had designed, built and delivered a 700Te carousel to a major international infrastructure group, which will be used for the storage of cables required for UK offshore wind farm projects. ESS did not disclose the name of the client.
James Fisher Marine Services, main offshore marine services contractor for the Galloper project, has chartered the new Bibby WaveMaster 1 service operations vessel (SOV) to support the commissioning works on the wind farm.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has published "The Metocean Plan", authored by the UK-based Carbon Trust, which was supported by Frazer Nash Consultancy. The plan aims to support developers and financiers with the deployment of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) solutions.