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Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology IWES Northwest has applied its multi-channel seismic system for surveys that allowed the construction of the Arkona offshore wind project to be on time despite changes to the wind farm design. The modified project plan incorporated 60 turbines instead of 80 because of the switch to the larger […]
Maintenance of offshore wind turbines is important and necessary. The faster a defect turbine is running again, the faster it produces electricity. Time is money. How do you make sure that the valuable time turbine technicians have, is actually spent on offshore wind turbine maintenance? In practice a lot of valuable time is lost; often […]
DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]
SSE welcomed the UK government’s announcement today that the Beatrice offshore wind farm project has been successful in securing an Investment Contract. The security the contract provides means SSE and its partner Repsol can continue to invest in the the engineering and procurement work required to maintain progress towards a final investment decision in early […]
Citizens of Wolfschlugen have gotten engaged in Windreich’s Global Tech I offshore wind project. In that respect, they have formed a civil society, which owns a stake in the holding company Global Tech I GmbH. This makes it possible for private individuals to shape an efficient energy transition for the first time. After seeing the […]
MTS Systems Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, has announced that the MTS Non-Torque Loading (NTL) System has been installed and accepted at the 3MW Drive Train Test Facility (3 megawatt) of the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec), located in Blyth, Northumberland, UK. The MTS NTL system is used […]
Development of offshore wind farms in Poland has been slow, despite the country’s leadership of the wind energy sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Although the offshore wind energy market is well-established in Western Europe, primarily in the UK and Denmark, central and eastern European nations have yet to appear on the offshore wind energy […]
SeaRoc Group has launched a new, fully portable communications solution that allows technicians to communicate from within a wind turbine. As radio signals are not able to be detected from within the confines of the turbine because of the metal structure, this can create a challenge for offshore wind farm maintenance. SeaRoc’s new solution enables […]
German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, its lenders, and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) facility. According to Senvion, the DIP facility enables the company to continue its business operations following last week’s self-administration filing. The loan has received Board approvals and allows substantial […]
France-based Akrocean has received stage 2 validation for its WINDSEA floating LiDAR (FLD) under the OWA Carbon Trust Roadmap. According to Akrocean, the validation was granted by DNV GL and marks commercial acceptance for the floating LiDAR. Offshore trials that began earlier in 2018 were performed in the English Channel and have been independently reviewed by DNV […]
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 […]
Fugro has secured a contract with TenneT for unexploded ordnance (UXO) services at an offshore wind project in the Netherlands. Under the multimillion-euro contract, Fugro will bring DP2 multipurpose vessel Atlantis Dweller to its fleet to carry out identification and clearance (ID&C) activities beginning from April. According to the Dutch company, the announcement follows previous involvement in route […]
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 […]
By Remco van der List, Design Manager GustoMSC Digitalization is an establishing technological driver of change in the offshore industry. The potential is huge in terms of increasing safety and operational efficiency, whilst at the same time reducing operational costs. This article addresses some of the recent pioneering technologies that benefit from this transformation. Analysis software GustoMSC […]
French marine renewable energy specialist Naval Energies is using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to develop new offshore floating wind turbines. “The sea represents a source of renewable energy that can help to satisfy the needs of the world’s growing population while ensuring a carbon-free footprint,” said Laurent Schneider Maunoury, CEO, Naval Energies. “As we work […]
RWE has filed the acquisition of renewables businesses of E.ON and innogy with the European Commission. The filing is the first step of a merger control procedure which is necessary due to the substantial asset swap between RWE and E.ON, the German utility said. The filing occurs following a pre-investigation by the European Commission […]
Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]
Offshore Wind Magazine interviews Brent Wanner, the International Energy Agency’s lead of power generation analysis in the World Energy Outlook team, to find out more about what its global comprehensive analysis, which extends beyond the memberships, is revealing about the future development of offshore wind. Brent Wanner has been with the IEA focused on power […]
Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark will lead the new i4Offshore research and development project focused on significantly reducing the cost of offshore wind power.
Vineyard Wind has formally endorsed a transit corridor plan for fishing vessels in federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which includes a direct passage through the middle of the company’s 800MW offshore wind lease area.
Boskalis and NKT have secured export cable contracts by 50Hertz for the Ostwind 2 offshore grid connection in Germany.
The Scottish Parliament has approved a legislation which enables local authorities and communities to have a stronger voice in the management of the Crown Estate’s assets.
Spain’s Esteyco has completed the extended tank testing campaign for its 5MW Telwind evolved spar floating turbine platform.
The European Union has awarded a EUR 1.4 million research grant to the GODESS (Global Optimal DEsign of Support Structures) project aimed at optimizing the design of offshore wind turbines.
Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]
Iberdrola is set to officially open its Wkinger offshore wind farm in Germany today, 29 October.