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9 August 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

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).

28 July 2017 Technology

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.

27 July 2017

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.

20 July 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

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.

19 July 2017 R&D

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.

12 July 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Grid Connection

DONG Energy has powered up a five-year contract to supply green energy to supply Welsh Water across more than 4,000 operational sites.

7 July 2017 Business & Finance, Training & Education

DONG Energy has announced plans for a new GBP 75,000 Skills Fund as part of the company’s annual GBP 465,000 UK East Coast Community Fund.

5 July 2017 Technology

Norfolk Marine’s Tyre Filled Net (TFN) scour prevention system will be installed as scour protection for the foundation of the 5MW Elisa prototype under construction in the Canary Islands.

8 June 2017 Technology

Floating offshore wind is no longer consigned to the laboratory: it’s a viable technology ready to be rolled out on an industrial scale, according to the latest report from WindEurope released today at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London.

6 June 2017 Business & Finance, R&D

The UK has the most economically attractive offshore wind resources in Europe which could be expanded to almost five times its current level by 2030, a new study shows.

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30 May 2017 R&D, Technology

The Carbon Trust has announced the completion of the world’s largest trial of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems.

23 May 2017 Operations & Maintenance

DONG Energy’s Race Bank recently accommodated trials of a new product aiming to eradicate the problem of seabird droppings, or guano, that is costing the global wind industry millions of pounds a year in delays and clean-ups.

19 May 2017 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

A Norwegian technology company, Blueye Robotics, has developed an underwater drone that allows offshore wind companies to perform inspection of underwater structures and power cables without the need for divers or remotely operated vehicles.

17 May 2017 Technology, Vessels

Dutch shipbuilder and ship designer Damen has launched the first ever Renewables Service Vessel (RSV) 3315, a new type of vessel developed in close cooperation with Scottish company Delta Marine.

18 April 2017 Grid Connection, R&D

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is leading a new project that will develop methods to optimise the management of electrical connections and pave the way for an integrated energy system across the Nordic countries. The project, Multi-DC – Innovative Methods for Optimal Operation of Multiple HVDC Connections and Grids, is supported by Grand Solutions Innovation Fund Denmark.

18 April 2017 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

RenewableUK is calling on the UK government to make wind, wave and tidal energy key parts of its new Industrial Strategy.

11 April 2017 Vessels, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy has chosen the Aberdeen-based Gulf Marine Services UK to provide offshore accommodation for workers on the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.

31 March 2017 Vessels

Following the recent launch of a new drill ship Freja in Denmark, MacArtney informed that it had provided a turnkey solution for the vessel, enabling the execution of advanced geotechnical drilling techniques and site investigations in water depths of up to 60m.

27 March 2017 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

DNV GL has awarded the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) with a certificate for the quality of its package of site studies for companies planning to compete in the tenders to build offshore wind farms at the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Sites I and II.

22 March 2017 R&D, Technology

Statoil has awarded 4Subsea with a master service agreement covering services and research projects related to structural integrity of fixed and floating offshore installations, including offshore and floating wind farms.

14 March 2017 Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

APEM has undertaken an aerial survey to assist Vattenfall in identifying an onshore cable corridor for the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard and the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms.

7 March 2017 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work.

2 March 2017 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Siemens has awarded 3sun Group with a contract for pre-assembly of 56 turbine towers for the Galloper offshore wind farm at Great Yarmouth’s port. The contract means 40 new jobs for 3sun, on top of the 100 new technicians it is currently recruiting.

21 February 2017 Wind Farm Update

Seawind Systems and Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen have signed a strategic alliance agreement to drive the introduction of 2-bladed offshore wind energy systems using Olav Olsen-designed concrete fixed and floating gravity based structures. The newly set up strategic alliance includes joint investment into Seawind’s 6.2MW Demonstrator project in Norway.