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  • 15 May 2019

    Hydraulic engineering and offshore renewable energy specialist HR Wallingford is conducting physical model testing for a new offshore wind foundation known as the Gravity Tripod. The company is working with Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), DNV-GL, Cambridge University and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test and certify the new offshore wind foundation concept designed […]

  • 10 October 2014

    The Offshore WIND Installation and Maintenance Conference takes place on 29 October in Amsterdam. This educational day provides an overview of wind farm developments, innovations in wind farm installation and maintenance and discusses the challenges of grid integration. The conference addresses the technical, operational, commercial and managerial challenges associated with future industry growth. Setting the […]

  • 17 May 2011

    The logistical challenge and its anticipated cost have galvanized designers, developers, and government-backed agencies to reset the thinking on subsea foundation design. But the task has by no means been easy. “With wind turbine sizes now scaling up to 5MW and beyond, the top-head mass is virtually double that of the current mainstream sizes,” says […]

  • 3 December 2013

    Sif Group has established a new company strategy: Sif Works for offshore foundations.  At this year’s EWEA Offshore event in Frankfurt, the company showcased its services based on this new strategy. In March, Sif secured a contract for the manufacturing of monopiles and transition pieces for 73 wind turbines for UK’s Humber Gateway offshore wind […]

  • 23 April 2015

    FMGC, the European company specialised in cast iron counterweights and ballast solutions, cooperated with Sabella in production of its tidal turbine. In June, the first Sabella D10 will be immersed in the waters of the Fromveur strait near Ushant (French: Ouessant) in Brittany. The foundry manufactured a new type of tidal turbine ballast for the […]

  • 5 February 2015

    Along with its annual report on offshore wind in Europe last year, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has also published an infographic that shows statistical details of the industry.  Here are some other fun facts about the European offshore wind from EWEA’s report: –  The average water depth of wind farms completed, or partially completed, in 2014 was 22.4 […]

  • 19 June 2013

    Leading industry experts will be present at IQPC’s 3rd International Conference Offshore Foundations, July 3-5, 2013 in Hamburg, where attendees will have an opportunity to find out how which foundation designs offer the greatest potential. The optimisation of offshore foundations is a key challenge in reducing the overall carbon dioxide emissions and thus making offshore […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The Belgian company Sarens and Verbrugge Terminals from Flushing (Vlissingen) in the Netherlands announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership, resulting in a synergy of know-how and capability. Both partners have signed an exclusive agreement to work intensively together for all onshore logistics related to offshore wind farms. Verbrugge Terminals is a leading […]

  • 24 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Haus der Technik e.V., together with the ForWind Academy organizes a seminar called “Offshore Wind Energy: Design and Installation of Support Structures in the North Sea” on 5 – 6 September 2012 in Bremerhaven, Germany. The two-day seminar, conducted by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Schaumann (ForWind), aims to provide participants with well-founded, up-to-date knowledge on drafting […]

  • 21 November 2016
    R&D, Technology

    Offshore wind foundations segment is expected to witness revenue growth at a CAGR of 14.9% from 2016 to 2024, making it the fastest growing segment for wind energy foundations over the forecast period on account of increasing offshore installations coupled with technological innovations, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.  Overall, the demand […]

  • 10 June 2013

    Giant offshore wind parks are being developed along the coasts to produce tremendous amounts of green power. The offshore wind power sector is seen as a major renewable energy growth market. Latest expert studies are estimating Europe’s operating offshore wind power generation capacity to be at 40 GW by 2020. The global offshore wind investment […]

  • 15 March 2012

    Floating foundations for the offshore wind industry are increasingly gaining attention and interest within the industry as well as among government and permitting institutions and also investors. This interest is driven by the conditions found in the US and Japan where the vast majority of offshore wind resources is found in water depths of more […]

  • 16 September 2019

    Taiwan is establishing itself as one of the world’s fastest-growing new offshore wind markets and the Taiwanese manufacturers have been steadily getting ready to satisfy the production needs related to the projects to come. Following this tendency, several Taiwanese companies have recently visited Faccin’s factory in Visano, Italy to test their finished 4-rolls offshore-wind specially […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Costain, in joint venture with HOCHTIEF and Arup, has received funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) Offshore Wind Components Technologies Scheme to carry out research on the design and construction of concrete gravity foundations for large offshore wind turbines. The wholly-owned joint venture company, GRAVITAS […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Industry Contribution

    Written by:Javier Lanfranchi                            Eng. Diego MorbiniArea Sales Manager                      Senior Technical Sales Manager Spanish wind tower manufacturer has recently installed two automated plate rolling lines and it is already in full production. A global leader in the wind power industry with headquarters in Spain offering a wide range of solutions for manufacturing wind towers for wind turbines and […]

  • 11 June 2013

    KCI has been entrusted with the installation assistance of tripods series 3, 4, 5 and 6 for Global Tech I Offshore Wind Farm in the German part of the North Sea. The installation of the first tripods, weighing approximately 900 tons each, started in September 2012. The tripod installation is still ongoing. As the soil […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Gravitas Offshore Limited is the latest UK company to secure innovation funding from a DECC and Technology Strategy Board (TSB) innovation scheme to support the development of next generation offshore wind technology.  Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “The Coalition is committed to driving green growth and spurring on low carbon innovation. This […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The beginning of the month of March has seen the crane vessel, Stanislav Yudin, launch the transportation of tripods from the offshore terminal in Bremerhaven BLG to the Trianel Wind Farm Borkum. The vessel has been transporting two by two of these up to 900 ton and 60 meter high tripods to the construction site […]

  • 10 May 2013

    Trianel is looking for contractor for the performance of diving works including provision of a suitable vessel. During the installation of the foundation tripods onto the pre-installed piles a number of grout seals were ‘ripped out’.The function of the grout seals is to contain the grout within the sleeve annulus. Without a grout seal the […]

  • 8 April 2013

    The project company Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH has awarded a contract for the production of ten tripod foundations to Iemants NV and Eiffage Construction Métallique consortium following the European tender. The new contract was necessary after the SIAG Nordseewerke GmbH filed for bankruptcy in October 2012, and therefore, could not complete an order […]

  • 6 November 2013

     Last month, five tripods were loaded out in the Port of Vlissingen by Verbrugge Terminals and its partner Sarens. The tripods are intended for German Global Tech I offshore wind farm. The wind farm will consist of 80 wind turbines amounting to a total capacity of 400MW. Full operation of the wind farm is expected […]

  • 7 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Wind Farm Update

      The AMBAU GmbH success story continues. Windreich AG has placed an order with the company for the manufacture of 80 tripods for the MEG Offshore 1 project. This is the largest complete order for offshore foundation structures to be received by AMBAU. Following the order for 80 sets of monopiles and transition pieces for […]

  • 19 June 2013

    An accident occurred in Emden’s Great Sea Lock in the early evening of June 17, when a composite of two Dutch tugboats and a pontoon collided with a dolphin structure, the Waterway Police of Wilhelmshaven (Wasserschutzpolizei Wilhelmshaven) reported. The towing composite was carrying three tripod foundations for the construction of offshore wind turbines. Since it […]

  • 22 February 2012

    The first foundation structures for offshore wind energy facilities were loaded onto the special pontoon OFFSHORE BHV I, which is 70 meters long and 32 meters wide, in Bremerhaven’s Fischereihafen on February 14. Weighing up to 900 tons, the tripods will be transported by rail directly from the loading facility at the manufacturer’s plant to […]

  • 29 October 2013

    On Saturday October 18th Verbrugge Terminals in the Port of Vlissingen and its partner Sarens successfully completed the load-out of five tripods for the German offshore wind farm Global Tech I. The consortium Iemants N.V. and Eiffage Construction Métallique S.A.S were responsible for the load-out, including stability engineering of the tripods and engineering of the […]

  • 18 March 2015

    Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has commissioned Skeye B.V. to film its new tool in action at the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm. The tool was specially developed by the company for placing tripod jacket foundations. Skeye was asked to film the performance of SHL’s new system and the installation of the tripods. Filming was done from the company’s heavy lift barge Stanislav Yudin. Aerial video footage […]