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  • 6 January 2014
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    DNV Global Solutions Ltd has been contracted by the Carbon Trust to undertake a comparative study of lifted versus floated gravity base structures for offshore wind farms. The study involves cost assumptions of both the manufacturing/construction and the marine operations (transport and lowering/ballasting). The Carbon Trust is aiming to reduce costs of offshore wind energy, […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Ports & Logistics, R&D

    Dutch research institutes MARIN and Deltares have completed a test campaign focused on the transport and installation of gravity-based structures (GBS) as part of the GBS WIND Joint Industry Project (JIP) launched in March 2017.

  • 3 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust is looking for an offshore wind farm consultancy services to study which gravity base structures could reduce offshore wind cost more, lifted or floated. Gravity Base Structures (GBS), in terms of potential cost reduction, have very promising foundations concepts for wind turbine generation in deeper water sites competing against steel jacket structures […]

  • 3 December 2015
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    Additional focus and investment into fabrication infrastructure is needed to unlock potential of using gravity base structures (GBSs) as wind turbine generator foundations for deeper water sites in the offshore wind sector, according to a study released by the Carbon Trust today. GBSs have been successfully demonstrated and deployed in shallow water wind farm projects. However, as wind […]

  • 29 March 2017
    R&D, Technology

    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.

  • 21 December 2015

    Seatower has welcomed the Carbon Trust’s recent report on the potential of gravity based foundations for offshore wind. Petter Karal, Seatower CEO, commented on the report saying: “We are satisfied that the Carbon Trust highlights the benefits provided by concrete gravity offshore foundations. With the bigger turbines that are coming, we expect this to become […]

  • 22 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Beothuk Energy Inc. (“Beothuk”), an international company headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, announces its intention to develop large-scale offshore wind farms to meet the energy demands of Atlantic Canada and the North Eastern United States. Beothuk and the Corner Brook Port Corporation are presently in the evaluation and preplanning stages of identifying a […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Boa Bison, an offshore support vessel, has just completed her work at the Fecamp offshore wind farm. During the installation of a met mast at the Fecamp offshore site, the vessel was in charge of the pre-lay of anchors for a gravity base structure and ROV work during submerging. Supplementing the data collected since 2007 in technical and environmental […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    EDF EN France and Dong Energy, through its subsidiary Eolien Maritime France are inviting tenders for three offshore wind project off the French coast. Namely, the companies are looking for a company to provide architectural services, engineering services and integrated engineering services with the final goal of achieving the projects certification as per IEC 61400-22. […]

  • 30 June 2017

    Siport21, a Madrid-based port-maritime consultancy company, has presented the “Methodology of the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis of fixed and floating structures for the offshore wind industry”, which allows studying the safety conditions during transport and installation of the support structures for offshore wind turbines.

  • 2 April 2017

    Photo of the Day: Galloper Nacelles Start Clicking in Esbjerg The first complete nacelle built by Siemens for the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm underwent its ‘first-click’ test in Esbjerg on Tuesday, 28 March. Beatrice Offshore Construction Kicks Off Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) will begin installing piles for jacket foundations at the Beatrice offshore wind farm […]

  • 23 September 2013

    The City of Corner Brook is encouraged by the announcement that Beothuk Energy is working toward establishing a manufacturing facility in Corner Brook for offshore wind farm gravity based structures. “This announcement, with the promise of as many as 600 to 1000 jobs, is excellent news for Corner Brook and the entire west coast,” said […]

  • 23 August 2018

    The offshore wind turbine market is expected to value more than USD 16 billion by 2024, according to the latest report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

  • 21 February 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Seawind Systems and Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen have signed a strategic alliance agreement to drive the introduction of 2-bladed offshore wind energy systems using Olav Olsen-designed concrete fixed and floating gravity based structures. The newly set up strategic alliance includes joint investment into Seawind’s 6.2MW Demonstrator project in Norway.

  • 7 May 2019
    Grid Connection

    German transmission system operator TenneT has awarded the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium with a contract to supply the HVDC platform and an onshore converter station of the DolWin5 offshore grid connection project.  ABB will supply the complete HVDC electrical power system for the 900MW platform which is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2024. […]

  • 24 June 2013

    In recent months, Deltares has tested a new foundation structure for offshore wind turbines in the Atlantic Basin in Delft and optimised a design for scour protection. The study showed that scour protection can be a lot cheaper than was thought, which makes it more likely that the idea will be used in practice. Gravity-based […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is showcasing its capabilities and several innovative technologies for future grid integration of offshore wind power, at the Global Offshore Wind Conference and Exhibition in London, from June 13-14, 2012. ABB is also the core sponsor of the event. Offshore wind integration projects are extremely complex as […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    TenneT is holding market consultation for grid connection concepts for IJmuiden Ver wind energy area, which is farther from the coast than currently developed areas. The company is consulting on HVDC platforms and an artificial island as potential solutions.

  • 11 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Beothuk Energy Inc. (BEI) has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge with Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. Under the terms of the LOI, CIVC will issue one common share for every issued and outstanding share of BEI, up to a maximum of sixty-two million common shares. Over the last several years, BEI has […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 November 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    FoundOcean, the subsea and offshore grouting specialist for the global energy construction industries, has demobilised personnel and equipment after successfully completing the grouting operations for the Ormonde Offshore Windfarm. The windfarm is located 10km off Barrow-In-Furness. Upon completion it will comprise of 30 RePower 5M wind turbines with the capacity of 150 megawatts and is […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Canada’s Beothuk Energy has revealed plans to build a 1 gigawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Nova Scotia. The project is estimated to cost CAD 4 billion (USD 2.87bn). Beothuk is proposing to manufacture and install the wind farm in shallow waters off Canada’s southwest coast. The power generated by the wind farm will be exported to New England via a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Belgian corrosion protection systems designer Elsyca has created a cathodic protection system for the self-installing concrete gravity based wind turbine foundation structures to be used for the first time at the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. Royal BAM Group has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy Renewables via SPV Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Ltd, to design, fabricate and install five full-size […]

  • 9 October 2012

    Today Xanthus Energy is announcing a fully functional 100m high meteorological masts offshore in water from depths up to 60m for £2,000,000; and that’s installed and transmitting. Sea met mast is based on tried and tested buoyant gravity base designs developed over forty years and used to great effect in the oil and gas industry. […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    On February 9th 2015, the first Seatower gravity based foundation (GBS) for the Fecamp offshore wind farm was successfully installed 15km off the coast of Normandy. During the course of this project, towage specialist BOLUDA FRANCE provided its expertise, procurement and towage services to contribute to the installation of the very first offshore wind structure […]