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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. […]
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has developed a technique to assess sea breezes which could be beneficial for offshore wind projects in terms of energy predictability. The research team studied offshore and near-shore sea breezes that cross the New Jersey Wind Energy Area, a federally designated zone off Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties where […]
GyroMetric, a spin-out of the Nottingham Trent University, has developed a turbine drivetrain monitoring technology for application in the offshore wind industry.
Subsea IMR provider N-Sea has developed Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array said to be specifically designed for highly accurate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) campaigns.
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.
Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have developed a simple method for monitoring wind turbines using the symmetry created by the wind turbine when the blades rotate.
Arild Bolsø, an engineer who worked for Statkraft in Norway and Forewind in the UK, has developed a new technical concept for offshore wind foundation installation. According to Bolsø, the concept would reduce installation time by 30-50%, compared to current methods. After Statkraft decided to stop new investments in offshore wind, Bolsø set up a new […]
TÜV SÜD has developed a smart solution for inspecting onshore and offshore wind turbines which enables results to be recorded on site using mobile devices and saved in a database in a structured manner in accordance with the RDS-PP® industry standard. A total of over 25,000 wind turbines are in operation in Germany. All are subject to […]
SeaRoc Group has launched SeaHub, a new communications and logistic data solution and an industry-first for the offshore wind sector, according to the company. The SeaHub system utilises the latest enhancements of its SeaPlanner software, which sets out to centralise, standardise, automate and make equipment easily deployable, subsequently reducing costs and ensuring safety for the people […]
The engineering company BIIR has developed and supplied new equipment for the assembly of nacelles of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s 8MW turbine. In connection with MHI Vestas’ sale of offshore wind turbines, BIIR has developed various mounting wagons, which ensure that cases of the turbine nacelles can be placed correctly. The assembly takes place in Lindø Industrial Park, which […]
GE Power Conversion has created a higher density power stack that will enable wind converters to remain small in size while delivering more power. The LV3 power stack has increased density, reaching 1250 amps compared to previous offerings of 1000 amps. Looking at the wind sector in particular, when implanted at the heart of GE’s LV3 converter, it […]
Spanish company Laulagun Bearings, in collaboration with IK4-IKERLAN, has developed bearings for offshore wind turbines that are capable of self-diagnosis and of making their condition known to the wind turbine’s control system. This will help minimise damage and coincide maintenance work with times when it is possible to access the wind turbine, according to a press release […]
Researchers at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) through a more efficient design and cheaper building materials. Researchers Climent Molins and Alexis Campos, […]
An offshore personnel transfer company, Reflex Marine, is developing a new personnel access concept for the offshore wind and traditional energy industries, the SEA-SPIDER. The innovation will utilise winch based access to offer an alternative to current access methods, such as butting a vessel against the turbine structures and crews stepping onto a ladder. The […]
SKF reported today that it has developed a new generation of shaft seals specifically designed to meet the challenges of the wind energy industry. The machined polyurethane seals from the HRS range weigh less and take up less space than labyrinth seal designs. They are available in three different designs to suit different applications. The […]
The first phase of the Tidal Turbine Powertrain Reliability Project (TiPTORs), led by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, has delivered a ‘Design for Reliability’ (DfR) methodology which provides a robust and systematic approach to developing tidal turbine drivetrains. The methodology, developed in partnership with Ricardo and DNV GL, allows designers to understand and control […]
The EOLO group (UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country) has developed various models for predicting the amount of wave energy for the Bay of Biscay, by using a technique called random forests. “Random forests (RF) is an algorithm developed in recent years in the field of machine learning. The basis of RFs are the so-called ‘regression […]
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), in collaboration with the Polytechnic Univeristy of Turin, has developed PEWEC (Pendulum Wave Energy Converter). PEWEC has been studied specifically for the Italian coast waves, characterized by mild intensity, small size and high-frequency. It’s a floating, raft-resembling device, to be positioned offshore, relaying on […]
Fairbanks Nijhuis, part of Pentair, has introduce a bi-directional turbine optimised for generating energy from tides while being almost 100% fish-friendly. “The bi-directional turbine is an evolution of our low head turbine. The big difference between the two is that the existing turbine is only suitable for use in rivers because water can only pass […]
Nordwest Assekuranzmakler GmbH & Co. KG (NWA) has developed the insurance concept for the offshore project Nordergründe. The insurance specialist is thus providing a key building block for financing the project, which will cost 410 million euros. The Nordergründe wind farm, which is located 15 kilometres north-east of the island Wangerooge, is owned by wpd […]
ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to create a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tool that generates data to map the distribution of man-made continuous underwater noise in the south marine plan areas. The outputs of the tool will improve the MMO’s understanding of underwater noise. They may also inform marine planning […]
Pondera Consult has developed a visualisation screen which allows the viewer to experience how a future wind farm will look in the landscape from many viewpoints. By using a large (6×2.5 meters) curved screen, the panoramic images can be viewed in the correct perspective. The size of the screen also solves the ‘scale […]
Siemens is developing a gas-insulated transmission line for carrying large amounts of energy at high DC voltages. Berlin Technical University and Dresden University of Applied Sciences, among others, are working under the lead management of Siemens on developing a new gas-insulated DC transmission line known as the DC CTL (Compact Transmission Line for Direct-Current High […]
Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) Ltd has developed Atlas, a bespoke recording and tracking system to manage vessels and personnel during offshore construction projects. The system has been designed by marine coordinators, using their experience in conjunction with customer feedback to shape the system to fit the exact requirements of the job. This ongoing process of […]
In order to reduce costs and increase competitiveness for offshore wind farm developments, Dong Energy wanted to be able to establish local certified MetOcean criteria in less than four months. To do this, they needed to establish MetOcean conditions for the structural design and operation of offshore wind turbines, substations, and related infrastructure. In close […]
Proper resource mapping is vital for identifying current barriers to the deployment and commercialisation of wave and tidal energy technology. To assist with this, DHI has worked with several partners to develop the Strategic Initiatives for Ocean Energy (SI OCEAN) Data Portal – a GIS-based web client that uses DHI’s MIKE CUSTOMISED platform. Funded by the European […]