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  • 5 January 2017
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) has released Offshore Wind Access 2017 report, which provides an overview of the existing and under-development access systems for offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M). Besides the conventional method of access to the boat landing through crew transfer vessels, motion compensated gangways on the deck of service operation vessels […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Business & Finance

    Tsubasa Windfarm Design (TWD), Fraunhofer IWES, and Kobe University have started collaborating to provide wind farm design services for projects offshore Japan. Fraunhofer IWES is specialized in offshore layout optimization and has been actively developing its own wake models which take into account atmospheric stability conditions. According to the German research centre, Prof. Dr. Teruo […]

  • 31 July 2013

    Oceanflow Energy’s Evopod is a tidal turbine with a difference. A semi-submersible turbine design, it has shown excellent seakeeping performance in tests, and it incorporates Siemens gear and inverter units. As a floating, tethered device, it has lower deployment costs than seabed mounted devices, and it is claimed to impose less disturbance on sensitive seabed […]

  • 7 September 2015

    Marine Power Systems, a Swansea-based wave energy technology company, has expanded its team by hiring a top student from the mechanical engineering discipline. Daniel Pérez Torres, who has a background in marine renewable energy, recently started work at the company as a full time design engineer. Torres has completed a mechanical engineering degree at Queen Mary […]

  • 17 July 2019
    R&D, Technology

    French startup Eolink has towed the 1/10 scale floating wind turbine prototype to the Brest harbour after the unit was tested offshore for over a year. The Eolink prototype was anchored and connected to the grid in April 2018. During that time, the unit underwent a series of tests including the ”maximum power, enhanced control strategies, behavior […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Wind turbines at sea could be much cheaper. The members of the Joint Industry Project ‘Wave Impact on Fixed turbine’ (JIP WiFi) are convinced that cost reductions are achievable. The design rules currently used to determine the impact of breaking waves on the turbines are very conservative. The thinking is that improving design guidelines and […]

  • 20 March 2015

    Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy (NORCOWE) is starting up an extensive offshore measurement campaign at the German research platform FINO1 close to Alpha Ventus wind farm. The campaign will take place from May 2015 to June 2016, and is carried out by CMR and UIB in close cooperation with the other NORCOWE partners, FuE-Zentrum […]

  • 15 July 2014

    SgurrEnergy has commenced a research project with the University of Edinburgh and ScottishPower Renewables to establish ways to reduce uncertainties for wave and tidal projects. The three-year project will provide solutions to some of the current issues in order to meet the needs of the growing wave and tidal industry and help to unlock the […]

  • 21 June 2017

    Standardised working practices, regulations and shared resources for the UK and Netherlands would bring much needed savings and operational excellence in the “small basin” of the Southern North Sea, industry experts were told.

  • 14 May 2012

    MBARI engineer Andy Hamilton looks out his office window in Moss Landing and points at the waves crashing on the beach below. “Pretty impressive, aren’t they? You’d think there’d be a way to make use of all that energy.” Since 2009, Hamilton has led a team of engineers trying to do just that. Their goal […]

  • 6 April 2012

    MeyGen announce open roles for a Senior Turbine Array Engineer and a Turbine Array Engineer, for which candidates are sought. Senior Turbine Array Engineer  will be responsible for optimising the turbine array for the MeyGen Project. The role includes fully characterising the tidal and wave environment at the MeyGen site and optimising the turbine array […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Intertek METOC, a specialist marine consultancy, has been selected by ScottishPower Renewables, an Iberdrola company, to provide modelling, survey support and marine expertise for offshore wave and tidal resource assessment. The recent ROC (Renewable Obligation Credits) banding review has already started to provide a favourable investment climate for wave and tidal energy technology. This, combined […]

  • 9 January 2013

    CARIS and EIVA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on providing offshore survey organizations with a tightly integrated and streamlined solution. Both companies develop state-of-the-art software for the marine offshore market. CARIS is a world leader in software for hydrographic organizations, marine GIS, and geospatial data management, and EIVA is a world […]

  • 15 October 2013

    Using a unique model of collaboration in China, The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages, has set up with it’s partner Scanfil, a global contract manufacturer and systems supplier for professional electronics, volume production of full-power wind turbine converter cabinets in record time and with exceptional quality, setting a new […]

  • 19 June 2014

    Bethan Martin, Project Manager at North West Energy Squared – supported by the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) – presents the NWBLT tidal power model showcase on the IFB Hub Trading Floor.  The model shows plans for a series of tidal gateways across the estuaries on the North West coast with the potential to […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    Fugro Salt Subsea will take delivery of the first of their two “state-of-the-art” High Performance Q1400 Trenching Systems from manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) in June this year. The second system is due for delivery in September 2012. The Q1400 Trenching System will undertake comprehensive offshore acceptance trials in both jetting and chain cutting […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Research in the growing renewable energies sector has received a national boost with a $770,000 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grant to develop modelling on the performance of wave energy farms. A collaborative project between Swinburne University of Technology and the Australian Maritime College will identify the impact of wave energy converters on each other […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 June 2019

    SSE Renewables has appointed ABPmer to deliver the preliminary site condition report for the Arklow Bank offshore wind project in Ireland. ABPmer will also manage the associated metocean survey which will be used in conjunction with new numerical modeling to refine the preliminary results and inform a final site condition report. According to SSE, the […]

  • 27 September 2016

    DNV GL has released Bladed modelling software, a new tool that reduces computing time for wind turbine designers and uses 3D animation to review turbine behaviour. The enhanced Bladed tool integrates cloud computing resources from Amazon Web Services, saving costly IT infrastructure upgrades and lessening design time, DNV GL said. It observes turbine structural behaviour in simulated […]

  • 22 June 2018

    Last year’s offshore wind conditions in the German Bight compared well to the final index average of the preceding 10-year period, according to Fraunhofer IWES’ index for the year 2017.

  • 3 September 2020
    Industry Contribution

    Fixed & Floating Wind Farms While more and more fixed offshore wind farms benefit from Radac Directional Wave Radar, we are taking the lead implementing our newest system, motion compensated directional radar for the floating wind designs, taking the dynamics of the structures into account. This is no easy task and that is why we […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, has announced a new, additional investment of $600,800 as part of Canada’s comprehensive strategy for enhancing innovation and […]

  • 12 November 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Spain’s Esteyco has teamed up with the Basque Research and Innovation Center Tecnalia to design a dynamic energy transmission cable as part of the Telwind floating wind platform project.

  • 22 February 2018

    DTU Wind Energy and Vattenfall are working together to investigate how offshore wind farms should be positioned so they do not “steal” the wind from each other.

  • 26 November 2019
    R&D, Technology

    Spain’s Saitec Engineering is launching its first offshore wind medium-scale prototype: BlueSATH. The project is scheduled to go online during the first quarter of 2020 in the open sea waters of Santander Spain for a 12-month period after which the prototype will be completely decommissioned. Testing will take place in real sea environment with the […]