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By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]
Offshore service vessel Seazip 3 has performed the first-ever autonomous maneuvering trials in the Dutch North Sea as part of the Autonomous Shipping joint industry project. The fast crew supply (FCS) vessel was outfitted with collision avoidance technology and took part in 11 nautical scenarios on 19 and 20 March offshore Den Helder to determine how it would […]
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 […]
Equinor is engaging with the UK offshore wind supply chain to support the development of innovative, technology-led solutions, which can shape the future of the industry post-2025. As part of this project, Equinor has partnered with UK business development organisation NOF Energy, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the North East of England’s offshore […]
BLIX Consultancy and Pondera Consult have carried out a study on the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of future offshore wind farm sites in the Netherlands.
We have been living in a double-digit MW wind turbine era for several days now after MHI Vestas hit the market with a 10MW machine, leaving other wind turbine OEMs behind in this market race. The first two 10MW turbines will be up and running next year to test and demonstrate the new machine within its type certificate.
The offshore wind giant Ørsted has teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on fighting the impact of climate change, with focus on developing new initiatives that engage children and young people in Denmark in this endeavour.
Ørsted has opened a new facility in Norddeich, Germany, which will be used for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 project, currently under construction, as well as the developer's future projects in the German North Sea.
Arcadis and Pondera Consult will carry out a strategic study into the various possibilities to transport the energy from future large-scale offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea to the national grid.
Following the release of the Dutch Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, TenneT has tabled proposals on how to connect offshore wind farms in the Holland Coast (West), North of the Wadden Sea Islands, and IJmuiden Far Offshore zones to the offshore grid.
The outcome of the first subsidy-free offshore wind tender set up in the Netherlands gives confidence for future tenders in the country, however, there is no guarantee that these can also be realised without a subsidy, according to Eric Wiebes, the country's Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate.
Vattenfall has emerged as the latest energy market player who decided to make changes to its corporate identity, more specifically – visual identity, powered by mission and vision focused on clean energy future. The company announced on 26 March that it is rebranding and will start gradually employing the changes, with its logo in the spotlight, as of the end of March.
Statoil's Board of Directors is proposing to change the name of the company to Equinor in support of its strategy and development as a broad energy company.
BVG Associates (BVGA) has published an updated report on future costs of energy for offshore wind for InnoEnergy, examining how technology innovation is anticipated to reduce the cost of energy from European offshore wind farms up to 2030.
DNV GL has published a position paper on artificial intelligence (AI) in solar and wind energy industries, saying AI will increasingly automate operations over the next several years and boost efficiencies across the renewable energy sector.
Portugal's renewable energy mix could be boosted by offshore – and especially floating – wind, as the country could meet 39% of its electricity demand with wind power by 2030, while 25% is currently covered with 5GW of wind turbines on land.
Tekmar Energy, UK-based cable protection system (CPS) specialists, has strengthened its team "due to confidence in future demand and business growth."
Esvagt has been looking into finding an optimal Service Operations Vessel (SOV) solution for future offshore wind farms, which will also enable the company to tender for servicing tasks with a far more documented and substantiated basis.
C-Job Naval Architects has unveiled an initial design of an offshore wind Operations & Maintenance (O&M) vessel capable of servicing the needs of next generation far offshore wind farms.
Belgian Offshore Cluster (BOC) has urged the government ''not to take any impulsive and ill-considered decisions next week'' with regards to the intention of the country's Secretary of State for the North Sea, Philippe De Backer, to cancel concessions for future offshore wind farms.
The UK launched the second Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction on 3 April, the same day the deadline was set for developers to place bids at Germany's first competitive offshore wind tender. This month is significant for offshore wind in France as well, as the selection phase of the country's new competitive dialogue tendering process will begin.
A consortium of MARIN, Deltares, Witteveen + Bos, Vuyk Engineering and ECN has set up a Joint Industry Project to investigate the critical aspects in the transportation, installation and project logistics of gravity-based support structures for offshore wind turbines.
Norway's Statkraft is pressing on with the strategy to sell its offshore wind assets; however, the energy company plans to continue to participate as an enabler of the development and operation of offshore wind projects in the UK through entering into power purchase agreements.
The global wind power industry added 52.4GW of capacity in 2016 and 627GW could be added from 2017 to 2026, as MAKE expects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% for the period. However, the global outlook is heavily dependant on policy transitions and LCoE.
By Britta Rollert, Director Marketing and Communication, Fraunhofer IWES Before the market launch of newly developed or modified prototypes for offshore applications, the need for extensive tests and feedback from experience gathered in the field is essential. Testing is an opportunity to improve the turbines and technologies in use further and faster in the future. […]
Atlas Professionals, the Netherlands-based specialist recruiter, will set up a new office in Houston, Texas, with an aim to tap into the country's offshore energy market, including offshore wind.