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  • 27 April 2015

    Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, will opens its doors in less than two months’ time on 16 June. The event will be home to 550 exhibitors, 70 vessels, promoting a wide range of products and services covering all aspects of the maritime sector, to over 7,500 attendees. Damen will be taking the […]

  • 22 December 2016

    International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) added a supplement on floating wind to its Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind report. In the document, IRENA details on the technology itself, current status, developers of floating wind technology, barriers and ways to overcome them to tap into the future market. In the document, IRENA points out that participation from policy makers, investors, […]

  • 10 November 2017
    R&D, Technology

    German engineering consultancy Gicon has tested a 1:50 model of the Gicon SOF tension leg platform (TLP), and a wind turbine, at the Laboratory in Hydrodynamics, Energy and Atmospheric Environment of Central Nantes and CNRS (ECN).

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Final touches have been made to the Damen Walk 2 Work vessel, a completely new and innovative design for the offshore support vessel market. Damen also decided to start building the vessel on speculation, this is marked with the start of the basic and consequently detailed engineering of the vessel. The vessel will support and […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    VBMS has completed the repair of an inter-array cable at Trianel Windpark Borkum phase 2. The scope of work included the removal of the defective cable, and installation, burial, terminations and testing of a replacement cable which was completed in less than 48 hours, from arrival to departure. The works were executed in the German […]

  • 27 July 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    DP2 Heavy Lift Vessel Jumbo Javelin has installed its 100th TP for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF), off the UK’s south-east coast. For this project, Jumbo’s scope includes transport, installation, leveling and grouting of the TP’s. The close cooperation between all parties (client Fluor, Jumbo’s crew, the project team and subcontractors) has resulted […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Grid Connection

    Future offshore wind turbines should use gravity foundations instead of foundations which are required to be hammered into the ground, said The Concrete Centre (TCC) according to New Civil Engineer news portal. Due to the significant environmental impact of piling operations, Andrew Minson, executive director of TCC, calls for a wider use of gravity base […]

  • 14 September 2016

    The cost of producing electricity via wind power is expected to fall 24-30 percent by 2030 and 35-41 percent by 2050, according to a new survey which covered three wind power applications: onshore wind, fixed-bottom offshore wind, and floating offshore wind. Cost reductions are anticipated as a function of continued advancements in wind energy technology. The findings […]

  • 22 February 2010

    While offshore wind farms are an important source of the world’s future renewable energy supply, the sea is a hostile environment for wind turbines, wearing down their parts with saltwater and high shaft speeds. The cost and effort to replace these components is high. That’s why a German parts manufacturer is now using Hydrin® epichlorohydrin […]

  • 2 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Less than six months after Dong Energy ordered a second FLiDAR wind measuring device, the buoy has been installed on site and is fully operational. Dong Energy also signed a long term operation and maintenance agreement. The deployment, which involved specialized FLiDAR personnel took just 1 day to complete, and thanks to detailed onshore commissioning […]

  • 20 May 2014
    R&D, Technology

    A pioneering offshore wind measurement campaign by SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group, has completed the first ever power performance assessment (PPA) using a scanning lidar deployed on the transition piece (TP) of an AREVA M5000 offshore wind turbine. This success has huge implications for the offshore wind industry as this study shows that PPAs can successfully […]

  • 26 February 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Service robots, drones, automated motherships and 40-rotor turbines could become the norm for offshore wind farms by 2050, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult predicts.

  • 24 May 2013
    Operations & Maintenance

    Recently, CWind has placed an order for a second CWhisper SWATH, an innovative 19.5m composite workboat designed and built by CTruk. The design objectives of CWhisper were to dramatically improve the comfort of technicians transiting out to offshore wind farms.  Motions are approximately a quarter of those of conventional catamarans, significantly increasing the current wave […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D, Technology

    In an effort to stabilize and reduce energy prices, False Pass is looking into harnessing tidal power, writes Alaska Public Media. A study that kicked off in 2012 found “only the best tidal current we’ve ever measured,” said the lead scientist Bruce Wright. According to Wright, this would enable the production of enough electricity for […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Grid Connection

    TenneT, the Dutch electricity transmission system operator, has mapped the export cable route for the Borssele offshore wind farm zone. The cable will come ashore at Borssele, less than a kilometre from TenneT’s existing 380 kV substation. “This is the outcome of an intensive process, in which all interests are identified and weighted. The Ministries […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The EU Commission’s goals for offshore wind of between 230 and 450 GW by 2050 are achievable provided the right investments in electricity grids and governments take the right approach to maritime spatial planning, according to a new WindEurope report. According to the report, ‘Our energy, our future’, building 450GW offshore wind by 2050 requires […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oceana has released a new report that finds offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The report, titled Offshore Energy by the Numbers, An Economic Analysis of Offshore Drilling and Wind Energy in the Atlantic, challenges recent claims by the […]

  • 2 September 2015

    A recent news item on the Dutch BNR Nieuwsradio covering the results of German-American research by the Max-Planck Institute on the efficiency of wind generation published in the scientific publication PNAS has caused surprise and concern among the Dutch wind energy industry. With a new political debate on wind energy in the Netherlands planned for […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four projects totaling up to USD 8 million to develop next-generation drivetrain technologies to facilitate the growth of tall offshore and onshore wind turbines. The projects are expected to develop more efficient, smaller, and lighter-weight generators that will lower costs and make wind power more affordable. Each of the chosen […]

  • 19 June 2015

    Moventas has launched a new and improved Gearbox Pooling Program. In the program, customers receive a refurbished or brand new replacement gearbox in exchange for their damaged gearbox, which is returned to the pool for refurbishment. Customers only pay the cost of the repair, and downtime and crane usage are minimized, the company highlighted. As […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Technology, Vessels

    Tuco has partnered with EffectShips International and Diab in an innovative technology project in designing a vessel in carbon fiber featuring unique and patented hull technology. Offshore Support Vessels are being used for transporting both cargo and passengers to oil – and gas – fields or windmill parks. Up until this moment, the conventional vessels […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, R&D, Technology

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the Swedish wind power company SeaTwirl with a patent for its dynamic floating wind turbine.

  • 1 April 2019

    GBM Works, a TU Delft spin-off, is set to conduct pilot tests of a new method for installing turbine monopile foundations in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Together with project partners, GBM will conduct the pilot at Maasvlakte beginning in May or June by using a vibro drill method in which foundation piles are […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ofgem has set out proposals to allow £1.1 billion funding for a new subsea link in the north of Scotland. The regulator’s proposal is £173.9 million less than the funding request from Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission (SHE Transmission) to ensure consumers pay no more than necessary. The new link will connect 1.2GW of new renewable […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Grid Connection

    Offshore wind industry can expect to install a record capacity of 4.2 GW in 2015, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance report. These predictions follow last year’s delays which prolonged some project completions for this year. Last year saw just 868MW constructed, 1GW less than expected. Germany is expected to install more than 2.3 GW […]

  • 15 July 2014

    Bouke Wiersma, the University of Exeter PhD student undertaking research into public opinions in Guernsey on marine renewable energy, has completed the first part of his research. The PhD researches the meanings and values associated with Guernsey’s coastal and sea areas and with specific forms of offshore renewables (wind, tidal and wave) in order to […]