Search results for: noise reduction

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  • 16 October 2014
    Environment, R&D

    German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has revealed that the noise created during the construction of offshore wind farms is pretty much in line with BSH’s limit, which has been set to protect harbor porpoises.  “We have seen some noticeable progress in the reduction of noise levels during construction of offshore wind farms,” stressed the President of BSH, Monika Breuch-Moritz. She added […]

  • 8 August 2011

    Eight builders and operators of German offshore wind farms will test various noise reduction methods for the construction of offshore wind farms as from 13 August of this year. This series of tests will be conducted on the so-called “Brodtener Pfahl” near Brodten off Travemünde. Every 2 days a tug boat with work pontoon and […]

  • 10 October 2016

    World Wildlife Fund UK (WWF-UK) has released “A Positive Future for Porpoises and Renewables” report, written by SMRU Consulting, which deals with the effect of the underwater noise produced during offshore wind farm construction on harbour porpoises. Noise reduction measures can help reduce the risk of a harbour porpoises population decline due to the cumulative impacts of wind farm […]

  • 10 January 2012
    R&D, Technology

    With a new and innovative technology, it is now possible to comply with exciting legislation on noise reduction during installation of offshore wind turbines. According to legislation from the EU the sound emissions from the installation of windmills at sea must be reduced so the threat to the marine mammals are minimised. Traditionally, the water […]

  • 17 May 2011
    Business & Finance, R&D

    Today, eight builders and operators of German offshore wind farms have concluded a joint venture agreement under the umbrella of the German Offshore Wind Foundation. The aim is to research and develop the efficiency of various noise reduction methods in the construction of offshore wind farms. The following companies are involved in the project: # […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    After nine months of construction, the last one of the 80 foundations for the DanTysk offshore wind farm has been installed. Cylindrical steel foundations (monopoles), which are 65 metres long and weigh 950 tonnes, were anchored in the seabed using a special hammer. Work was done in water depths of up to 32 metres, 70 […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Environment, Technology

    Supported by Vattenfall and Geosea, W3G Marine recently achieved an underwater noise reduction of 25dB in SEL (Sound Exposure Level) and 35dB in peak pressure using its patented HydroNAS™ system. The trial was conducted during the installation of a 5m diameter monopile with no energy restriction, using an S1200 hammer. The result confirms numerical modelling […]

  • 15 March 2016

    Dutch research institute TNO has measured underwater noise levels during pile driving trials conducted by Fistuca on a testpile, during which BLUE Hammer device demonstrated that very low noise levels can be achieved. All underwater sound levels measured during these tests were far below the most stringent industry limits that currently apply (in German waters), […]

  • 9 September 2014

    The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), part of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), detailed the recent successful offshore demonstration of AdBm Technologies’ underwater noise abatement system. AdBm, a portfolio company of ATI’s Clean Energy Incubator, worked with its Dutch partner, Ballast Nedam, to deploy its system at the in the […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    W3G Marine is working on a drone-based erosion inspection technology concept for offshore wind farms, with an aim to contribute to operations and maintenance cost reduction. As one of the companies predominantly working in offshore oil and gas and moving into offshore renewables, W3G Marine met with ORE Catapult to discuss potential innovation challenges for offshore wind to find an avenue […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    Lindø port of Odense has signed a purchase agreement with Liebherr for a mobile harbor crane that is said to be capable of handling giant offshore wind turbines. The crane is a custom-built Heavy Lift version with High Rise of the world’s largest mobile harbor crane, Liebherr’s LHM 800, Lindø port of Odense said. According […]

  • 12 July 2012
    Environment, R&D

    Eight builders and operators of German offshore wind farms presented the final report on the ESRa noise mitigation project today. The research project tested various new noise reduction systems designed to mitigate the spread of ramming noise when installing foundations for offshore wind farms. The initiative aims to protect porpoises during the construction of offshore […]

  • 10 December 2019

    Marine Performance Systems is the winner of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2019 with its solution for noise reduction during piling, Offshore Wind Innovators said. The three other finalists were Arc Marine, Witteveen & Bos, and Tribosonics. They came up with solutions to optimize a cage construction for flat oysters and to measure torque of […]

  • 19 July 2013

    Dieseko Group BV proudly announces that it has officially been granted a patent for its PVE 300MU vibratory hammer. This offshore vibro tool represents an innovative time-saving piling solution due its combined upending, lifting and vibrating functions. In the offshore wind market, the vibratory technique for the driving of piles is becoming increasingly popular in […]

  • 2 August 2012

    The construction of the offshore wind farm Global Tech I will start soon. After an intensive two-year planning period, the project company Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH will start the construction of the foundations and substation in the coming weeks. The substation will be shipped directly from the shipyard in Rotterdam to the construction […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    AdBm Technologies, an underwater noise abatement technology company raised $1.3 Million, led by the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN). Other investors include Green Park & Golf Ventures as well as the Houston Angel Network (HAN) and the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN). AdBm, a portfolio company of Austin Technology Incubator’s (ATI) Clean Energy Incubator, also […]

  • 11 October 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Pile driving during construction of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea has little to no effect on local harbour porpoise population, according to a study commissioned by the Offshore-Forum Windenergie (OFW) in partnership with the offshore wind industry leaders.  “The study shows that offshore wind farms have no negative consequences for the harbor porpoise population,” […]

  • 2 November 2010

    Gamesa Technology Corp., a world leader in wind turbine manufacturing, will launch its new G97-2.0 megawatt (MW) turbine platform for the North American market at the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual conference and exhibition, one of the wind energy industry’s premier events. The new G97-2.0 MW Class IIIA model is specially designed for low-wind sites, […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Merkel (Freudenberg) had a goal: less noise pollution for harbor porpoises affected in the installation of offshore wind turbine systems. Through the development of a special sealing system, Freudenberg was able to reduce the underwater noise generated during foundation work for offshore facilities by 10 decibels. When doing foundation work for offshore […]

  • 15 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (GE), today announced research that could significantly impact the design of future wind turbine blades. Utilizing the power of high-performance computing (HPC) to perform complex calculations, GE engineers have overcome previous design constraints, allowing them to begin exploring ways to design reengineered wind […]

  • 8 March 2018

    Cathie Associates have performed a study which enabled the reduction of noise in the water column created by monopile driving at the Arkona offshore wind farm site in Germany, the company informed after all the 60 foundations were installed.

  • 27 January 2017

    The first segments for the BLUE Hammer by Fistuca BV, which Sif is manufacturing in collaboration with Huisman, are ready at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 facility. The hammer will be the world’s largest pile-driver hammer, being specially designed to drive the largest monopiles in the world. BLUE Piling Technology is an alternative to current pile-driving technology […]

  • 13 March 2018
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has launched BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA).

  • 7 April 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Spain-based euskalforging has manufactured and delivered seamless rolled rings for the BLUE 25M hammer from Fistuca which, once built, will be able to drive the largest offshore wind monopiles in the industry.

  • 15 February 2013

    There are different restrictions for maritime pile driving operations in place in the North European countries to protect the local sea life. It is quite right and proper that there should be restrictions. However, it could be argued that it is probably not so right and proper that the individual legislation for each country for the restrictions is not […]

  • 21 October 2014

    AdBm Technologies released a report on its recent offshore demonstration at the Butendiek offshore wind farm. A demonstration of the AdBm Technologies underwater noise abatement system was conducted on 11–12 July, 2014 in partnership with WPD and Ballast Nedam. During pile driving operations for monopiles BU 32 and BU 21, a peak reduction of almost […]