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  • 11 March 2019
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    EDS HV Group has completed the connection and testing during a planned outage at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm in the UK. EDS was in charge of re-connecting and testing the inter-array cable on the IG substation during the planned outage. The company said it worked with four contractors, who completed planned works at […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    EDS HV Group has secured a operations and maintenance contract by Equitix Investment Management for the offshore transmission assets at the Greater Gabbard wind farm. Under the 15-year contract, EDS will provide a full turnkey solution for two offshore platforms, the onshore substation and grid connection at the 500MW project in Lowestoft, the UK, to help fulfill the output […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Four Nordic Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have opened a joint office in Copenhagen, according to Denmark’s Energinet.dk. Apart from Energinet.dk, the joint office will represent Finland’s Fingrid, Svenska Kraftnät from Sweden, and Norwegian Statnett. By opening the joint office, the TSOs have formalized their collaboration in response to coming European regulation requiring the establishment of so-called Regional […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Grid Connection

    Developers of offshore renewable energy in Scotland are worried over delay in power connection between Orkney and Shetland Islands and the mainland, which was announced by SSE’s Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission(SHE) on December 20, Bloomberg informs. Richard Yemm, founder and director of Pelamis Wave Power Ltd that has projects off both islands, is cited by […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    E.ON improved generation at its Offshore Wind/Others division in 2016 by 0.7 billion kWh, mainly due to Amrumbank West wind farm in the German North Sea and Humber Gateway wind farm in the UK North Sea being in operation during the year.

  • 26 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc will today hold its Annual General Meeting in Bournemouth. This Interim Management Statement summarises SSE’s performance since the start of the current financial year, which began on 1 April 2012, and includes updates on operations and investments in SSE’s Networks, Retail and Wholesale businesses and on the financial outlook. Operations In the three […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Technology

    Shenzhen Quant-Cloud Energy Network Technology, a subsidiary of MingYang Smart Energy Group, has installed its energy storage system at a wind farm for the first time, following demonstration on MingYang’s turbine at the Xinghua Bay offshore wind farm. The system has been commissioned and put into operation at the 43.2 MW coastal Huian Quanhui wind […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    NKT has secured a cable service contract with Irish power grid operator EirGrid for the East West Interconnector between Ireland and Great Britain. Under the five-year service agreement, NKT will carry out repair works for the 200kV HVDC power cable with a capacity of 500MW. The deal includes inspection and spare part maintenance, fault locating, […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Vattenfall’s wind energy unit reported an underlying operating profit of SEK -0.3 billion (approx. EUR 31 million) for the third quarter, due to lower availability resulting from grid outages and cable issues in some offshore wind farms. 

  • 5 March 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    DBB Jack-Up, an operations and maintenance service provider to offshore wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers, today released a new report on O&M in the offshore wind industry. The report based on exclusive research by MAKE Consulting focuses on technology developments and the related impact on wind farms and vessel operators. As wind farm owners and […]

  • 19 September 2019

    Figure 1. Submarine cable overboarding during repair operations Given the inherent risks associated with submarine power cables, it is essential for their operators to have a rock-solid contingency plan for dealing with the rare event of a cable failure. As those plans become increasingly common and repair timelines are condensed, the criticality of flawless execution […]

  • 21 September 2015

    Peter Jorgensen, former managing director of offshore services provider CWind, is investing 20+ years of renewable energy and offshore wind sector experience into his own company, CPower Energy. CPower Energy will provide services to support the renewable power industry, offering a suite of packaged solutions for energy firms looking to create and maintain the billion-pound […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Offshore renewable energy is evolving rapidly, with offshore wind being one of the pioneer sectors. Energy generated from offshore wind farms needs an efficient transmission system of subsea power cables to connect to the onshore network. Energy transmission networks can form the most expensive components of offshore wind farms. Setting aside the actual manufacturing and installation costs, the potential costs related to a […]

  • 31 January 2012
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc remains on course to deliver an increase in the dividend per share, an increase in adjusted profit before tax for the financial year to 31 March 2012 and to deliver on its key operational goals. This Interim Management Statement includes updates on operations, major projects, issues such as household customers’ energy consumption, other […]

  • 14 October 2019

        By Jakub Vastmans, Interim Director Service Product Management at NKT For decades, the power cable industry has been pushing the boundaries of high-voltage (HV) submarine power transmission. Over the years, new insulation technologies have emerged, voltage levels have increased, protection methods have improved, and novel monitoring technologies have been developed. The objective is […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    In 2013, the Port of Tyne saw cargo volumes increase by 25% to 8.1m tonnes, and turnover rose 16% to £73 million compared to 2012. Andrew Moffat, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, said that 2013 had been another record year, and looking back over five years, the Port had achieved substantial growth not only […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Technology

    Source: Bureau Veritas/ORE Catapult; Fifth Ring Bureau Veritas and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland. “Digital Twins” can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by […]

  • 13 February 2014

    The announcement of the cancellation of the proposed Argyll Array on 11 th December last year, following on from similar news two weeks previously, concerning the Atlantic Array, in the Bristol Channel, both principally due to adverse ground conditions, has highlighted the critical importance of necessary, but ever-more cost effective, site investigation solutions for these […]

  • 20 April 2015

    In our first edition of 2015 you could read all about the developments regarding renewable energy. One point in matter that was not yet touched upon is how classification companies are involved in renewable energy. Maritime Holland speaks to DNV GL and ClassNK on their involvement. On 1 October 2014 classification society ClassNK announced they […]

  • 20 October 2014

    Strong wind speeds over the weekend contributed significantly to the UK’s electricity supply as nuclear reactors remained offline and a large gas plant was suddenly hit by a fire. Wind power set a new record on Sunday by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the entire day. The previous record stood at 22% […]

  • 4 March 2016

    According to the consultancy company McKinsey, German Energy Transition (Energiewende) Index is showing a declining trend with key objectives of the energy policy still out of reach.  Ten out of fifteen indicators that depict the status of the energy transition in Germany have worsened since the last publication in September, 2015. This applies in particular to […]

  • 25 February 2016

    The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today released its December 2015 energy statistics that allow a provisional assessment to be made of trends in energy production and consumption in 2015. Low carbon energy production rose by 13.8%, with growth due to increased nuclear availability following outages towards the end of 2014, and […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Vattenfall’s Wind division posted an underlying operating profit of SEK 1.9 billion (EUR 182.5 million) in the first nine months of 2018, a 153% increase compared to SEK 752 million reported for the same period in 2017. The increase was largely attributed to additional capacity, as well as positive price and currency effects. Vattenfall’s latest capacity […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    UK energy market regulator Ofgem has accepted Thanet OFTO Limited’s claim on a partial outage in electricity transfer in 2015 due to an export cable fault. As a result, Thanet OFTO Limited’s reported system incentive performance shall be adjusted to offset the full duration of the outage. The reported system incentive performance for incentive year […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind power is plentiful, renewable, clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. The effects on the environment are generally less problematic than those from other power sources. In 2010, wind energy production was more than 2.5 percent of total worldwide electricity usage, and growing rapidly at more […]

  • 15 April 2013

    HVPD have over 8 years of experience in the insulation condition monitoring of land-sea export cables, offshore wind farm subsea cable arrays and offshore platform interconnection cables. Over this period we have carried out insulation condition testing of these assets using the following condition assessment techniques:  Off-line/Commissioning Testing of new cable installations. HVPD have experience […]