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  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Envision Energy and ZF Wind Power have signed an agreement for the development and delivery of gearbox solutions for next-generation offshore wind turbines. With this strategic partnership, the two parties said they leverage their respective advantages in brand, technology and market, while jointly building cost-competitive offshore wind turbines. “Operating under the principles of mutual development, integrity and […]

  • 21 June 2012

    ZF Wind Power, ZF Services, and ZF Test Systems will take part in HUSUM WindEnergy 2012, the leading wind energy trade fair, at the Nordsee Congress Center in Husum from the 18 to 22 September, in Hall 4, at stand 4C04 and 4D05.  ZF Wind Power, the new business unit of the ZF Friedrichshafen AG, […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    As a result of the successful offer for all shares, the Hansen Transmissions International NV has become a wholly owned subsidiary of ZF Friedrichshafen AG. As from 9 December 2011, the company name of “Hansen Transmissions International” has been changed to “ZF Wind Power Antwerpen”. Following the integration of the existing wind gearbox operations of […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    On 25 July 2011, the boards of ZF Friedrichshafen AG (“ZF”) and Hansen Transmissions International NV (“Hansen”) announced the terms of a recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Hansen to be made by ZF International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of ZF. On 6 October 2011, ZF […]

  • 2 December 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    German driveline and chassis technology developer ZF Friedrichshafen AG is venturing further into wind energy industry after receiving final clearance from antitrust authorities to acquire industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox segment from Bosch Rexroth. ZF officially took over the segment from Bosch Rexroth on December 1. The two companies have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. “We are extending our […]

  • 1 October 2015
    R&D, Technology

    Wind power is the energy of the future, but wind turbines must be reliable even under extreme weather conditions. To that end, Sirris’s OWI-Lab tested ZF Wind Power’s 80-ton gearboxes in its large climatic test chamber based in the port of Antwerp. OWI Lab – Belgian’s RD&I center for wind power – is a spearhead […]

  • 3 October 2012

    A large climatic chamber which can test offshore wind turbine components in extreme temperatures ranging from -60 degrees Celsius to +60 degrees was unveiled in Antwerp on Thursday as part of a new research and development facility. An element of the Offshore Wind Application Lab (OWI-Lab), the climate chamber, is housed inside a structure in […]

  • 5 April 2013

    In the global search for renewable energy sources wind energy continues to experience an increasing market share. This growth drives new technological improvements which aim at increasing capacity, improving reliability and reducing the overall cost of wind turbines and correspondingly of the energy. One of the critical subsystems in this regard is the drive train […]

  • 19 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Wind energy production is fast expanding in remote areas where wind turbines need to work under extreme climatic conditions. Such remote locations very often have profitable wind conditions and are not affected by the ‘not in my backyard syndrome’. On the other hand, the climatic conditions can be very harsh to operate such a remote […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Technology

    A wind turbine gearbox is one of the costliest parts of the wind turbine, making up for almost 15% of the overall wind turbine cost, but the price of this component is expected to decrease in the coming years, according to a recent report by Research and Markets. Wind turbine gearbox market has been rising steadily over the years to […]

  • 8 October 2012

    On 27 September, Offshore WIND was present, along with other press and 250 industry representatives, at the official inauguration of the Large Climate Test Chamber which forms part of the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), strategically located in a warehouse on the Churchill Dock in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. This public testing and […]

  • 27 January 2012

    On 24th January, Sirris launched its fourth Application Lab, the Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab), in the Port of Antwerp in the presence of more than 100 wind industry representatives. This lab will make state of the art measuring and test equipment available to businesses and start innovation projects in cooperation with these companies […]

  • 4 October 2012

    On 27 September, in the presence of 250 industrial players in the wind energy sector and a sizeable press delegation, the OWI Lab was inaugurated with the official opening of the climatic test chamber at Churchill Dock in the Port of Antwerp by Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters. Naturally, the focal point of the inauguration was […]

  • 1 March 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The first climatic tests (extreme temperature tests) have been carried out this week in the Port of Antwerp of a new generation of transformers for large offshore wind turbines. The Offshore Wind Infrastructure Application Lab (OWI-Lab for short) was built by the Sirris technology research centre and will be used to simulate a range of […]

  • 26 February 2013

    The OWI-Lab team attended the EWEA 2013 event in Vienna this month, the largest wind energy conference in Europe. More than 8000 participants and nearly 400 companies attended the conference and exhibition this year. Although 11.000 MW of wind energy capacity was installed last year, the wind industry is in fact facing tough times just […]

  • 21 March 2013

    The WindMade label has now been awarded to the new trade show WindEnergy Hamburg, which gives the onshore and offshore wind industry a global platform from 2014 onwards. This means 100% of the electric power used at the event is from wind energy. “Wind energy is a key resource for the future,” says Bernd Aufderheide, […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      Suzlon Energy Limited, the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, reported its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Suzlon Group, said: “We are pleased to report a strong first quarter on all operational parameters with an EBIT margin of 8.1 per cent. […]

  • 30 September 2013

    The thunder may have been roaring on the North East coast at the end of July but that didn’t stop the UK’s premier boat builder Alnmaritec delivering the latest boat to be built at their Blyth, Northumberland base for client Rix Shipping. The ‘Rix Tiger’ is the second of the new Wave Captain class of […]

  • 13 March 2020

    Turner Iceni’s new crew transfer vessel (CTV) Iceni Valour will service the Gwynt Y Môr offshore wind farm when the newbuilding enters service next year. The 24-metre CTV is currently under construction at Diverse Marine Ltd’s yard on the Isle of Wight. Iceni Valour has been designed keel up by Walker Marine Design of Southampton […]

  • 27 May 2012

    Alnmaritec, the specialist aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, recently announced the delivery of the first of its new ‘Wave Captain’ class of Wind Farm Support Vessels. The new design is a derivative of the larger Wave Master class vessels which have proved highly successful in service and features the unique high efficiency hull form […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Business & Finance

      Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, yesterday released its annual and fourth quarter funding and merger & acquisition (M&A) activity report for the wind sector in 2011. In 2011, venture capital (VC) funding for wind energy continued to increase past previous years, totaling $369 million in 14 deals, […]

  • 19 October 2011

      South Boats Special Projects Ltd. and Offshore Wind Services BV announce the two companies have signed a contract for the construction of a pair of South Catamaran 19m Wind Farm Support Vessels. The two craft will be built at South Boats’ new facility in East Cowes and will be delivered in March and April […]

  • 16 February 2012

    South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announced the launch and commissioning of its 52nd offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Abersoch Bay’ to Turbine Transfers Ltd. Designed as a technology demonstration vessel to ‘live test’ new solutions for the industry, ‘Abersoch Bay’ incorporates equipment that will be fitted as standard to the new range of South […]

  • 26 April 2011

    South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announces the launch and commissioning of its 44th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘MCS Zephyr’. The vessel is a South Catamaran 18m and is the first of a two boat order from Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd. to be delivered. ‘MCS Zephyr’ is the first vessel in the world […]

  • 17 August 2012

    Hamburg has developed into Europe’s wind energy capital. It has attracted leading manufacturers and component suppliers, and other companies involved in the wind industry to settle in this international port and trading city. These companies are playing a major part in implementing Germany’s energy transformation. The international energy markets are watching Germany’s progress very carefully […]

  • 9 May 2013

    ZF Services UK will showcase examples from ZF Marine’s range of propulsion products for tugs, wind farm support vessels, fish farm vessels, OSVs, other workboats and patrol craft at Seawork (stand A97). Products featured on the ZF Services UK Ltd stand include the ZF 3060V: 10° V-drive, remote mount marine transmission, suitable for fast patrol […]