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The Crown Estate is holding a market update event in July to present the finalized tender design for the fourth round of offshore wind leasing in the UK. The event, which will be held on 18 July in the afternoon, will focus on the overview of the final tender design, including the updated tender process, bidding rules and […]
DHI and LICengineering have designed the scour protection systems for three Vattenfall's Danish offshore wind farms, which is expected to save 30% in installation costs. The companies provided the systems for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms and the Kriegers Flak offshore wind project, which together have 113 turbines producing a combined capacity of […]
The UK-based Chartwell Marine has won a contract to design a low-emission hybrid catamaran to be deployed in New England, the U.S. According to Chartwell, the vessel order comes as new industries such as offshore wind emerge in the U.S. and next-generation hybrid crafts are necessary for operators to begin to adapt to stringent emissions regulations. The 65ft […]
Ørsted has awarded Worley with a contract to engineer and design two offshore wind topside substations for the 700MW Revolution Wind project off the Rhode Island coast, US. The project started in March 2019, with the installation expected in 2022, Worley said. “This project is directly aligned to our strategic priority of supporting our customers through […]
DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a wind turbine shuttle design. Unlike other wind farm installation vessels, the WTS has a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design, DNV GL said. This results in very low resistance at the design draught (16m) and excellent […]
GE Renewable Energy and GMB Civiel BV have selected Royal HaskoningDHV to provide the foundation design for Haliade-X 12MW, the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine. The design is based on a piled foundation, with a large concrete block on top and a 28m diameter, said to meet the technical requirements without over-dimensioning. RHDHV said that […]
By Susanne den Hoed, HR Department at Temporary Works Design Temporary Works Design (TWD) is an ambitious and innovative engineering firm, working with major on- and offshore contractors to assist them with practical solutions for their wide variety of constructions and installation challenges. Specialized in the structural and mechanical design of custom installation equipment, TWD’s […]
DNV GL is inviting wind industry stakeholders to join a new project dedicated to developing recommended practice on turbine design methodologies for cyclones and earthquakes. The aim of the Alleviating Cyclone and Earthquake Challenges for Wind Farms (ACE) Joint Industry Project is to develop a new guide to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones […]
Ørsted has implemented an O&M simulation and data analytics solution from Shoreline to support the development of its offshore wind farms. According to the Danish company, Shoreline's O&M design simulation solution enables the performance of a detailed long-term simulation of the operational logistics for any of its existing and future wind farms. With the system, Ørsted said it is […]
Ulstein has launched the X-Jack series of heavy lift jack-up offshore wind installation vessel designs. The three jack-up designs, J101, J102, and J103, are 80 metres, 145 metres, and 164 metres long, respectively. The smaller J101 is tailored for maintenance and exchange of wind turbines. The J102 jack up can transport and install up to […]
Ørsted has developed a novel digital solution for designing the cable layout of offshore wind farms said to result in cost reductions. The OptiArray tool, developed using the FICO Xpress Optimizer, is dedicated for designing the cable layout connecting the turbines to the substations. The company added that the tool has helped in achieving savings while reducing the overall design time. […]
The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Floating wind turbines are currently designed to be large and heavy to replicate more familiar onshore wind […]
The German MV WERFTEN has begun the acquisition of Neptun Ship Design as an independent subsidiary with an aim to expand its design capacities. The purchase agreement was signed on 16 January and will become effective after the cartel authorities grant approval. According to MV WERFTEN, the acquisition will increase its workforce by 120 experts and the new […]
Atkins has been appointed to deliver the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Detailed Design of wind turbine jacket substructures for the 496MW St Brieuc offshore wind farm.
Naval architect firm Walker Marine Design (WMD) has signed Rockledge Marine Services as its agent for the U.S. offshore wind market.
Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers have completed the design of the offshore substation and the Reactive Compensation Station (RCS) for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
ALE has designed a new modular transport frame for carrying transition pieces within marshaling ports, which is said to optimize the costs of offshore wind projects.
EDF Renewables UK has received consent from the Scottish Government for an improved design of the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm.
Damen Shipyards Group has designed a new Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV) with features that are said to ensure its suitability for operations in the developing offshore wind market in North America.
US-based Aeolus Energy has signed an agreement with Norway's Ulstein Design & Solutions, B.V. to design a Service Operations Vessel (SOV).
Chartwell Marine has launched the Chartwell 24, a new crew transfer vessel (CTV) design for the international offshore wind markets.
The Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia has received Federal Government funding for a research project focused on offshore wind foundations.
WSP USA and Wood Thilsted have been awarded the contract to provide detailed design of foundations for Vineyard Wind’s 800MW offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts. The project, being developed by a partnership of Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, will be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the US. WSP will […]
The Carbon Trust-led Floating Wind Joint Industry Partnership has issued a call for Expression of Interest (EoI) to participate in a competition to support the development of high-voltage dynamic cable designs for commercial floating wind projects.
Offshore wind potential offers opportunity to redesign the North Sea and increase marine biodiversity, according to the latest white paper from Ecofys, which also pointed out that there is an urgent need to improve collaboration and understanding to facilitate the development of a net-positive approach towards the future offshore wind roll-out across the North Sea countries.
Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl has begun a research project with Chalmers and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) aiming to investigate how to best design vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) to be as robust as possible.