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James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has completed a gearbox oil change project at the Thornton Bank offshore wind farm in Belgium.
ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants announced that its high performance wind turbine gear oil, Mobilgear SHCTM XMP 320, is now supplemented with a five year warranty guaranteeing effective working life of the main wind turbine gearbox. The assurance guarantees extended service life of the gearbox oil for up to five years from the initial fill, delivering optimum […]
Statoil is seeking proposals for equipment and procedures to facilitate efficient heavy maintenance operations on floating and far offshore wind turbines without the use of jack-up vessels or large floating crane vessels.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and its partner Oil Management and Services (OMS) have carried out oil exchange on wind turbines at Belgian Thornton Bank offshore wind farm. The operation involved the removal and disposal of oil from three Senvion wind turbines with JFMS Ship-to-Turbine oil exchange system for direct extraction and refill of offshore […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and Oil Management and Services GmbH (OMS) have signed an exclusive cooperation agreement to jointly deliver full oil lifecycle services, including gearbox and hydraulic oil change, to the European offshore renewables industry. Bruno Martinsen, owner of OMS, said: “This cooperation agreement will enable us to jointly provide turnkey oil management solutions to offshore […]
The Fraunhofer IWES is building an oil sensor test stand in Bremerhaven, in order to better suit oil sensors to requirements of wind farm operators. Wind turbines are being increasingly equipped with oil sensors, which monitor the condition of the gearboxes. So called oil condition monitoring is based on sensors detecting existing damage through the […]
Global industrial engineering group Clyde Blowers has yesterday signed an agreement to acquire the wind gear manufacturer Moventas Wind Ltd and the industrial gear manufacturer Moventas Santasalo Ltd. Following the acquisition of the Moventas companies, Clyde Blowers, with its existing David Brown Gear Systems business, will be one of the largest gear manufacturing groups in […]
The crew transfer vessels (CTVs) Offshore Wielingen and Offshore Waddenzee are the first of ten former Offshore Wind Services B.V. (OWS) vessels that have been painted in their new Acta Marine colors. Both Damen-built vessels were delivered in 2014. Offshore Waddenzee is currently on charter with Van Oord, working on the construction of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind […]
As most renewable energy systems are located outdoors, sometimes in harsh conditions ranging from the extreme cold of Inner Mongolia, Scandinavia, Canada and North Dakota to the scorching hot deserts of the United States and Australia, critical attention must be paid to the suitability and robustness of equipment in such hostile environments. Mitigating the risk […]
James Fisher Renewables, the UK’s provider of marine services, has conducted an innovative trial of Ship-to-Turbine (STT), an oil change system set to significantly improve safety, efficiency and reduce down time in offshore wind turbine gearbox oil changes. The company has successfully implemented an innovative oil transfer system for the direct extraction and refill of […]
James Fisher Renewables, in partnership with Chemical Corporation, launched an innovative oil transfer system for the direct extraction and refill of offshore wind gearbox oils directly from a conventional access vessel. The Ship-to-Turbine (STT) system employs proven vacuum, preheating and filtration technology to transfer the oil from a self contained deck mounted unit, through umbilical […]
Former Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind CEO Joins CIP Michael Hannibal will join Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) as partner to take a lead role in the company’s investment activities within the offshore wind business starting from 21 December. MHI Vestas to Test 9.5MW Offshore Wind Turbine in US MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in […]
Wind gearbox technology specialist Moventas and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have agreed on the Exceed gearbox deliveries to an offshore wind farm in South Korea.
What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.
Castrol, one of the world’s leading lubricant brands, has acquired a controlling interest in Romax Technology’s InSight business.
We are leaving what has arguably been the best year for offshore wind so far with a hope that the one ahead of us will be at least as eventful and successful as 2016 was, if not better. The Eurocents This year, we saw several tenders resulting in remarkably low prices. First, there was Borssele […]
The view at Kalmar Sound in Sweden has changed considerably since November of last year. The five NEG Micon 2MW turbines have been dismantled. It had been operational since 2001 and Vattenfall has had ownership since 2006 when DONG Energy handed over to them. Why was the Yttre Stengrund wind farm dismantled? Offshore WIND magazine delves deeper into this […]
The Damen Shipyards Group and GustoMSC have started collaborating in order to produce a range of self-propelled and non-self-propelled jack-up platforms for the offshore industries – the DG JACK range. The collaboration, announced at this year’s OTC in Houston, will be based on GustoMSC’s track record in the design of jack-ups and provision of jacking systems, combined with […]
Giant technology and scaling steps The world's first close to shore offshore wind farm, Vindeby, built in Denmark in 1991, features 11 semi-standard 450kW Bonus B35/450kW turbines (now Siemens) and is still in operation today. From today's perspective the look of these tiny three-bladed turbines in shallow water is largely similar with today's 6 to […]
Offshore crew transfer vessel Windcat 22 is returning back to the UK following a refit in the Netherlands where she was lengthened by three meters, Windcat Workboats, owner and operator of the vessel, said. Prior to the departure the Windcat 22 also underwent sea trials. The additional length offers a large foredeck with a carrying capacity of 9 […]
Paul Floren, Global Communication Leader at GE Power Conversion, said that technology innovation plays a key role in reaching global climate change targets, which are being discussed at the ongoing COP21 summit in Paris. Read the full article: With the United Nations COP21 meeting in full swing, all eyes are on global climate change targets […]
Dutch offshore wind solutions provider Seawind has developed a novel 6.2MW two-bladed upwind turbine with a 126 metre rotor diameter, plus additional technology for bottom-fixed and floating installations together aimed at driving down the cost of energy decisively. Offshore WIND spoke with chief technical officer Silvestro Caruso about product design philosophy, dedicated technology features and […]
Romax Technology has provided Europe’s largest renewable energy company Statkraft with end of warranty inspection services and maintenance training for its Sheringham Shoal wind farm site. Operated by Statkraft and jointly owned with the Norwegian gas and oil company Statoil, Sheringham Shoal is one of the UK’s largest wind farms with 88 Siemens 3.6MW turbines. […]
Henrik Stiesdal, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power will use his seminar at CWIEME Berlin to reveal how permanent magnet generators (PMGs) can be used in an affordable way to increase the durability of wind turbines. It's a well-known principle of engineering that the more components in a mechanism, the more likely it is […]
In just four years Damen Shipyards’ presence in the offshore wind market has grown exponentially and the sector continues to be a key focus of the Dutch group. Headquartered in Gorinchem in the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship and repair yards, employs 8,000 people world wide and has delivered more than 5,000 vessels in over 100 countries. While Damen's survey vessels, Shoalbusters and […]
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and Supacat today announced the purchase of the first of type Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV 24). The investment in the SMV 24 vessel marks JFMS’s continued commitment to provide innovative solutions to clients that require high assurance when operating in the marine environments. The SMV 24 vessel establishes a […]