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  • 22 August 2013
    Technology

    Wind energy consultant Deutsche WindGuard now offers the full range of type testing required in the frame of type certification of wind turbines. The accreditation of the newly established service load measurement on wind turbines completes the accreditation scope. Type Testing Measurements are a main part of the Type Certification process each new type of […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Porpoises and unexploded mines left from the Second World War are increasing the costs of offshore wind projects in Germany, while also putting more delays to the country’s energy transition. Namely, after environmental groups complained that driving foundations into the seabed damages the hearing of porpoises, E.ON and RWE started using equipment that reduces that […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Environment

    Long-term impacts of turbine noise on the marine life are still poorly understood and the lack of data might have unfavorable impacts on offshore wind projects, reports Vineyard Gazette. However, certain studies have provided some clues about how marine life might be affected by underwater turbine noise while the potential impact on fisheries remains an […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Environment, Grid Connection, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Danish transmission system operator Energinet.dk will be working with Lloyd’s Register (LR) on measuring underwater sound propagation for the Horns Rev 3 wind farm substation development. Energinet.dk will take on installation of the substation for guiding the electricity into the onshore grid. The substation, scheduled for installation later in 2016, is to be positioned on a […]

  • 22 July 2016

    On Tuesday, the installation of foundations at the Rampion offshore wind farm kept awake some of the people living in the area, resulting in several complaints received by E.ON, the project developer. According to BBC, loud thumping noise coming from the offshore construction site had awoken some of the residents after midnight and disturbed their sleep for […]

  • 2 May 2012

    South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announce the launch and commissioning of its 57th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Caernarfon Bay’. The vessel is the first of the South Catamaran 19m WFSV designs to be delivered and features a host of developments. Built for Turbine Transfers Ltd. the vessel has passaged to a contract in […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Environment

    As governmental bodies are trying to protect the marine life, companies are facing more regulations and restrictions on the offshore installations. During the foundation installation, hydraulic impact hammers create a lot of noise harmful to marine mammals as well as to other sea life. Hamburg-based engineering and services company, Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems, developed […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Environment

    During the foundation installation at 582MW Gode 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in Germany, Dong Energy has kept a noise pollution to a minimum. For the installation of 7.5-metre diameter monopiles, the company used a large bubble curtain and a tailor-made soundproof pipe which lowered the sound level below the limit of 160 decibels. […]

  • 8 December 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    On October 11, an offshore meteorological mast was installed at the Inch Cape offshore wind farm site, which will gather accurate wind resource, wind direction and wind velocity data.  Our reader Marc Pearce has sent some recently taken photographs of the Inch Cape met mast to Offshore WIND. The complete structure of the 169.5 m high met mast […]

  • 20 July 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) has announced a funding opportunity for advanced research and development (R&D) to reduce wind energy costs and environmental impacts.

  • 15 September 2011

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited today released the results from its environmental monitoring and assessment program undertaken as part of the recent deployment of its commercial scale CETO unit (CETO 3) off Garden Island, Western Australia. These results were presented today by Carnegie’s Site Development Manager, Tim Sawyer at the Asia Pacific Clean […]

  • 12 October 2015

    Last week saw the inaugural opening ceremony of Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm, for which Baker Consultants provided noise and marine mammal monitoring services. “This is a fantastic achievement for all involved and we are proud of Baker Consultants’ role in this,” Baker Consultants said. In August 2013, the construction of the wind farm started with the […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Environment, Technology

    HR Wallingford’s tool to investigate the impact of underwater noise on animals, the Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response (HAMMER), will soon have increased data to model the behaviour of animals. The Natural Environment Research Council in the UK is funding a four month project to collect data on the behaviour of European sea […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is continuing to work closely with colleagues based in its Grimsby coastal office, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the developer Dong Energy, to gain a better understanding of the concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. The MMO said […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Environment

    Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, according to ecologists who attached GPS data loggers to 24 harbor seals while offshore wind turbines were being installed in 2012. Data on the seals’ locations and their diving behaviour was combined with information from […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steel producer, in conjunction with German pipe manufacturer Eisenbau Krӓmer, has successfully completed delivery of 400 tonnes of 3D profiled and submerged arc welded (SAW) tubular steel to Bladt Industries, which is being used for an innovative suction bucket foundation being trialed in the North Sea. In a bid to […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Environment, R&D

    HR Wallingford, the international hydraulic and environmental engineering consultancy, has formed a partnership with Loughborough University to develop a new underwater acoustic propagation and noise-impact model. Designed to work with proven HR Wallingford ecological models, the new model is an important first step in assessing the impact of underwater noise on fish and sea mammal […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Four monitoring stations have been established at locations along the North Wales coast to assess onshore noise levels during offshore construction, in particular foundation piling work. Gwynt y Môr will be liaising closely with local authorities to ensure any concerns about noise are investigated swiftly and dealt with appropriately. RWE has an obligation to report […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) held meetings with both the Westermost Rough wind farm developer Dong Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) on April 7. These discussions included a review of the initial evidence gathered from monitoring activities. While some evidence of noise has been identified, this evidence is inconclusive and not robust […]

  • 29 November 2011

    A new study of the impact of noise on the behaviour of fish and crustaceans is to inform the development of offshore wind farms around the UK. The innovative new University of Hull research project uses underwater television, high frequency sonar and playback system to replicate and monitor the effect of any artificial noise in […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Environment, R&D

    A group of scientists from the United Kingdom and the United States have developed a method to assess the potential impacts of offshore wind farm construction on marine mammal populations, particularly the noise made while driving piles into the seabed to install wind turbine foundations.  “Pile-driving during the construction of offshore wind farms produces an […]

  • 16 June 2015
    R&D

    The Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) is inviting tenders for the establishment of a specialised information system for hydrophones. The development of the systems in close coordination with the acousticians is required as similar developments are missing in Europe so far. Underwater acoustics in the civilian sector focuses on research and development during […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have commissioned the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) to form the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP). The programme has been created to reduce the consenting risks for large-scale offshore wind farms during the Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters processes and […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has restricted night piling activities at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. The decision follows a number of complaints from East Riding residents about the vibration and noise coming from monopile piling activities at the wind farm located offshore Withernsea. Last month, MMO met with the Westermost Rough wind farm […]

  • 20 May 2019
    R&D

    Offshore Wind Innovators, a community for companies active in the Dutch offshore wind industry, has added two new challenges to the latest Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. In the new round, Van Oord is seeking a robust and cost-effective solution to reduce noise emissions at sea during offshore piling by optimizing the pressure control of the Big Bubble […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Wpd, the project developer and operator located in Bremen, reports that the installation of the first three wind turbines at the Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm has been successfully completed. At the end of last week the rotor blades were fixed to the nacelles immediately after the installation of all 80 foundations and transition pieces, the […]