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  • 3 April 2012

    CHANGES to planning laws will help the Humber region deal with the growing number of developments related to renewable energy, according to an expert. Mark Dixon, of Hull law firm Rollits, said new planning rules mean the area is better prepared for the often hi-tech and sensitive building projects connected with green energy. But the […]

  • 12 March 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

  • 24 January 2013

    The wind energy industry is continuing to expand worldwide with the industry ebbing and flowing as global governments decide policy on supporting renewable power and then reconsider the economics, causing delays in financing major projects. The industry is caught in the financial tide but is growing with offshore and new countries coming into the marketplace. […]

  • 22 July 2014

    It is always good when you can go to a pretty village on the coast on a bright summer’s day; just imagine how good this is when you do this every day for your work. DONG Energy were probably not too concerned about this aspect when they chose the small North German port of Norddeich […]

  • 24 February 2017

    What can be done to achieve lower costs? Which technology is required and where can companies and industries collaborate? Offshore WIND spoke to ECN’s expert in wind energy Peter Eecen on new insights that follow from ECN’s work within FLOW, the Far and Large Offshore Wind collaborative research programme.

  • 7 October 2013

    Minimising the impacts of underwater noise from piling activities is an important environmental issue. Foundations for offshore wind farms require piling, either heavy piling for monopiles or piling to a lighter degree for jackets. Up to now the offshore wind industry has used hammers to carry out this work. Dutch engineering company Dieseko Group is […]

  • 23 August 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Rick Arthur from GE wrote an article on the company’s website about a research that GE is conducting to solve the issue of ice accumulation on wind turbines and other offshore infrastructure operating in extremely cold environments: I’m excited to highlight some progress GE Research has made in modeling the formation of ice from water […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Government today announced consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. The development consists of 11 wind turbines and their connecting cables, sited between two and 4.5 km off the Aberdeenshire coast, capable of generating up to 100 MW, providing enough energy to meet the needs […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Technology

    IHC IQIP has developed a new dampening system add-on said to considerably reduce noise levels during the installation of offshore wind foundations. The system, called Pulse, reduces noise levels at the source creating an environmentally friendly installation while being positioned between hammer and sleeve. According to IHC IQIP, it reduces the Sound Equivalent Level (SEL) from […]

  • 10 October 2016

    John Verdonk Business Unit Manager Offshore Temporary Living Quarters at Seafox As wind farms go further and further offshore into more challenging waters and harsher environments, the industry is developing a number of solutions to cope with the demands of the wind farm’s initial construction period and following on from that, Operations & Maintenance activities. […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Environment

    As Germany forges ahead with its energy revolution, offshore wind parks are becoming increasingly important. But construction clatter… (spiegel) [mappress] Source: spiegel, August 09, 2011

  • 13 March 2013

    HR Wallingford and Baker Consultants recently hosted a workshop to discuss the issue of underwater noise pollution related to marine renewables at the tenth RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate knowledge exchange between the industry, regulators and academics.  Roger May from Marine Scotland opened the workshop by highlighting […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities

    Perpetuus has submitted an amendment to its application for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). In the amendment, the proposed height of some turbine towers above water is reduced by half, from 18m to 9m.  In a letter to the MMO, Perpetuus said: “… Certain surface piercing tidal devices, which are currently […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Environment, R&D

    A three-year Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between HR Wallingford and the University of Exeter has been launched this month, funded through NERC’s Marine Renewable Energy Knowledge Exchange (MREKE) programme.  The partnership builds on HR Wallingford’s existing experience in both underwater noise research and development of modelling tools for monitoring species […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has presented a study, according to which wind farms can benefit biodiversity. The data have been collected from the demonstration offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus. The foundations of the wind turbines have become “artificial reefs” at which shells, starfish, sea anemones, sea lilies, and various fish settled, the […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Environment, R&D

    The installation of driven piles in the marine environment, whether along quaysides or – for example – during installation of offshore foundations, without mitigation is likely to produce noise levels capable of causing injury and disturbance to marine animals. Such effects, although incidental to consented activities, have the potential to conflict with a range of […]

  • 16 January 2012

      Many nations have set challenging targets for renewable energy production and it was in this setting that AMI held the latest global conference on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture in December 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The UK Minister for the Environment had announced potential plans for another 29,000 wind turbines mainly offshore, and Siemens Energy […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Environment

    Baker Consultants’ marine acoustics team has won a contract to provide a noise and marine mammal monitoring service during the construction phase of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm. The construction work for the 77 turbine DONG Energy project was won by GeoSea which is using the vessel Pacific Orca for the piling operations […]

  • 18 January 2012

    IHC Offshore Systems, part of IHC Merwede, announces it has been awarded a rental contract for the Noise Mitigation System NMS-6900. Dutch offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting will operate the NMS-6900 during the installation of 30 monopile foundations for the Riffgat offshore wind farm off the north-west coast of Germany. The contract has been signed […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Technology

    Van Oord and AdBm Technologies have demonstrated the new AdBm Noise Mitigation System (NMS). According to the parties, the system has proved that, in combination with only a single big bubble curtain, it meets Belgian and Dutch standards for noise emissions at sea. As a result, Van Oord will deploy the AdBM NMS for construction […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Lloyd’s Register (LR) has assessed Fistuca’s BLUE Hammer technology showing that it has the potential to produce “far less” underwater noise during the installation of offshore wind foundations compared to hydraulic hammers.

  • 11 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Baker Consultants has won a contract with Iberdrola to provide an underwater noise and marine mammal activity monitoring service during the construction phase of the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Baker Consultants will monitor underwater noise emissions as well as the activity of harbour porpoises that may be present within and around […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON’s Rampion Project Team has completed piling work on 55 out of 116 foundations on the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm, off the coast of Sussex, UK. The update on the project was revealed in E.ON’s apology to residents living near the Sussex coastline who once again complained about suffering sleepless nights recently due to a ‘thumping noise’ […]

  • 25 October 2011
    R&D, Technology

      Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the UK subsidiary of global marine technology company Kongsberg Maritime, has been awarded a contract with leading wave energy technology provider Aquamarine Power to carry out underwater noise assessments relating to its Oyster wave energy device. The Oyster device has been developed by Aquamarine Power to capture wave energy from near-shore […]

  • 15 May 2013

    As the 2013 Seawork International Show approaches, UK based marine exhaust specialist, Halyard, has announced yet another commercial success story with renowned Great Yarmouth based boat builder Alicat Workboats, to ensure its new four WFSV (Wind Farm Support Vessels) remain quiet on the water and to provide increased comfort for those on board. With a […]

  • 23 November 2015
    R&D

    Results of a project testing vibratory method of pile driving have shown the method generates less noise and is up to ten times faster, compared to the impact hammering. The project, carried out by RWE Innogy, Bilfinger Offshore, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall under the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator programme, involved a comparison of the conventional method of impact hammering with […]