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Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has released a summary of the latest industry developments in its annual Technical Bulletin, with one of the topics covering marine energy usage. The opening paper of the Bulletin explores the possibilities and challenges of tidal power, offshore wind power, and wave power, and outlines tidal power generation systems around the world. A […]
A report published in January 2015 from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 10% per annum in the last three years. While materials usage has risen strongly, there are uncertainties ahead and changing market dynamics. On the one hand governmental […]
A report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in January 2012, calculates that the global demand for materials in the production of wind turbine blades grew by over 20% per annum in the last five years. The market for wind turbine blades has been one of the fastest growing of any composite application with strong […]
Speed is of the essence: the GIB is needed urgently to help fund energy efficiency, including by helping to reduce the interest rates… By Dustin Benton ( mrw ) [mappress] Source: mrw, December 16, 2011
The Carbon Trust has published guidelines on the use of suction caissons on offshore wind farms with an aim to increase their usage. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Suction Installed Caisson Foundation Design Guidelines features research and understanding to provide clarity and guidance for engineers looking to design suction buckets. According to The Carbon Trust, the […]
Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind has joined the QUALIFY project dedicated to increasing the usage of adhesively bonded hybrid structures in shipbuilding and generating spin-offs to other industries. The R&D project, part of the EU program Interreg 2 Seas, will see a multi-scale testing plan implemented to provide insights into the long-term performance of hybrid joints […]
“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 New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) has selected the Copenhagen-headquartered engineering, design and consulting firm Ramboll to coordinate and facilitate the development of the state’s Offshore Wind (OSW) Strategic Plan.
EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has completed its second base in Eemshaven, the Netherlands, which will be used as the service base for the Merkur offshore wind farm.
Following the release of the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, TenneT has tabled proposals on how to connect offshore wind farms in the Holland Coast (West), North of the Wadden Sea Islands, and IJmuiden Far Offshore zones to the offshore grid.
Australia’s Offshore Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), on behalf of the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure III K/S (CI III), have entered into a partnership regarding the continued development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the Star of the South.
ORE Catapult is looking to procure a Power Analyser System to be used in the 15MW wind turbine and 3MW marine drivetrain test facilities in Blyth, which will link into the Grid Emulation System (eGrid) to allow the measurement of current and voltage usage from the eGrid system.
Varvsudden, Heavy Industry Park of Öresund, plans to set up a production facility for offshore wind foundations at its site in Sweden. The company awarded Himec Solutions the role of a technical adviser covering design and business development of the production facility.
Fifty elected officials, small businesses, community groups, and environmental organizations from North Carolina sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper calling on him to embrace offshore wind as a key part of the state’s energy plan.
On Sunday, 23 July, Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) will officially put the Sandbank offshore wind farm into operation by organising a public barbecue at the city park Stadtpark in Hamburg.
United Wind Logistics’ new special purpose vessel Vestvind arrived at the Port of Esbjerg today, 7 July, the port reported via social media.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has chartered United Wind Logistics’ specialized vessel Vestvind to transport the V164-8.0 MW turbine components. The Vestvind has already started delivering turbine components to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea. “This is yet another milestone for our company, we’re very proud to partner with United Wind Logistics in the […]
The government of Australia’s state of Victoria has welcomed plans for the establishment of the country’s first offshore wind farm in Gippsland.
German energy service provider Clean Energy Sourcing (CLENS) has won a contract to provide TenneT with data on current and forecasted generation on wind farms which will help optimise the transmission system operator’s net and curtailment management.
Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) informed that the company had completed 1 million safe transfers in March 2017, with the number increasing daily.
Can it reduce the cost of wind turbine operations and maintenance? The United Kingdom is leading in offshore wind. In 2014, four per cent of the UK electricity usage was generated by 22 wind farms. However, offshore wind is more expensive to generate than many alternative renewable sources and a target has been set of achieving a 30-40 per cent reduction in costs by 2023.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is seeking to expand its pool of expert consultants to help develop the Offshore Wind Master Plan. NYSERDA intends to select expert technical consultants through a competitive process for three-year contracts worth a total of up to $1.5 million with an option to extend for […]
Global high voltage cable market is expected to garner $47.1 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2016 to 2022, with submarine cables expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period with a CAGR of over 8%, according to a new research published by Allied Market Research. Underground and submarine cables […]
Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new portfolio of “Integrated Vessel Concepts”, designed to harmonise handling, operations and energy systems on a wide range of specific vessel types. The first set of vessel types to receive Integrated Vessel Concept configurations cover a wide spectrum of maritime operations, including wind farm support. With the integration between disparate […]
A wind farm construction project should be meticulously planned involving, as near as possible, the complete supply chain from the very start if the execution is to be as successful as possible. On top of the large Tier 1 organisations involved, delivery of a project often involves a significant number of small to medium sized companies each with their […]
The new German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) means troubled waters for the German offshore wind industry, according to a press release jointly issued by AGOW (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Offshore-Windenergie), Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE, VDMA Power Systems, BWE (Bundesverband WindEnergie) and WAB. The number of new offshore wind installations in Germany was relatively moderate in the first half of the year, […]