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LICengineering is managing a CROWN project which is developing advanced metallic coatings with potential self-healing properties that could significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). According to LIC, the project has gathered corrosion, manufacturing, installation and modeling companies dedicated to investigating how the expensive use of tons of aluminium and steel can be replaced by […]
French engineering specialist Dietswell has announced a number of milestones reached on the EolFloat project to develop a semi-submersible platform for large offshore wind turbines.
Taiwan Life Insurance, a subsidiary of China Trust Financial Holding, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to jointly invest in and finance offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The government of India plans to release an offshore wind development plan for the country in late April 2018, participants at a recently held stakeholder consultation event have heard.
Germany-based offshore wind developer innogy and a major oil and gas company from the Netherlands have emerged as the latest companies from Europe that are interested in entering Taiwanese offshore wind market, according to Taiwan's Storm Magazine, which left the Dutch oil and gas company unnamed.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Anbaric Development Partners (ADP) the rights to solicit customers and sell transmission rights to a 2GW–2.4GW offshore wind transmission system in southern New England called the Massachusetts Ocean Grid. ADP will offer its offshore grid to developers that currently hold federal offshore wind leases as well as to those that are yet to obtain them.
A start-up from the University of Malta is developing a floating energy storage system that uses pressurised seawater and compressed air, and can be integrated directly into a platform of a floating renewable energy device such as a floating wind turbine.
Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) and the rest to be awarded at an auction in May.
Businesses are prepared to start constructing and operating the Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II without government subsidy, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) said after the application period for subsidy-free bids closed yesterday, 21 December.
Offshore wind developers with projects in the U.S. waters off Massachusetts have submitted their bids in response to a call made in June 2017, under which five of the state's utilities have been seeking to procure a total of 400MW of offshore wind generation, with bidders allowed to offer up to approximately 800MW. The closing date for submitting proposals is today, 20 December.
Subsea IMR provider N-Sea has developed Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array said to be specifically designed for highly accurate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) campaigns.
M2 Subsea has appointed David Sinclair, former Bibby Offshore Engineering and Innovation Manager, as Business Development Manager for renewables and decommissioning to its European business development team.
DNV GL has launched WindGEMINI, its first online digital twin tool said to enable better informed wind operation decisions by giving wind farm owners and operators insights into turbine condition and performance.
Innovate UK has awarded GBP 1.2 million to a consortium developing a surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones. The consortium is led by Perceptual Robotics, a company based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), and Bristol University’s Visual Information Lab, who have partnered with ASV Global and VulcanUAV for the project.
The Netherlands-headquartered offshore service vessels provider and operator SeaZip Offshore Service has appointed Tania Plank as business development manager for the UK.
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.
Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, and Kraken Robotics have entered a strategic partnership to develop novel subsea inspection solutions for the offshore renewable energy, oil and gas, and shipping industries.
Researchers at the Brunel University London's Innovation Center are developing WindTwin, a digital platform that enables live condition checks on each wind turbine’s working parts, for which the Brunel team says it would significantly contribute to cutting offshore O&M costs.
Ampelmann and Seaqualize have established a partnership to develop a new full scale balanced gangway prototype to be tested offshore.
A Dutch consortium led by KCI has trialed and tested a 1:5 scale prototype of a Double Slip Joint, a new method of connecting a wind turbine monopile to a transition piece.
Statkraft and innogy, the developers of the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm off Lincolnshire, England, plan to take the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project by mid-2018.
Energinet.dk and National Grid Viking Link Ltd. have invited tenders for unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, inspection and removal services along the route of the Viking Link HVDC interconnectore between Denmark and the United Kingdom.
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and the government of China have signed a CNY 2 billion loan agreements to finance the 250MW Fujian Putian Pinghai Bay offshore wind power project off the province of Fujian.
Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, has hired Jack Arruda to serve as Technical Development Manager for the company.
The engineering company INNAS and technology company Hydrautrans are developing a mechanical-hydraulic transmission for offshore wind turbines with a capacity of more than 12MW.