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  • 30 March 2015

    In the previous article we spoke about the importance of accurate wind measurement for an optimum wind farm design. But also underwater there are elements that need to be taken into consideration when designing the foundation and cable structures for each wind turbine. Waves and currents can cause erosion of the seabed around a fixed […]

  • 17 June 2016

    What is the possible impact of a wind farm project on wildlife? Offshore wind, as a renewable source of energy, has the potential to strongly reduce carbon emissions, which in turn will positively affect a great many species. Placement of offshore wind farms, building the foundations and even the sound of turning blades do nonetheless also have an […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities

    Experts advising the Isle of Man Government on offshore wind energy development have described how developers in the UK and overseas take measures to protect the marine environment. The Government is seeking bids from developers wishing to generate wind and tidal energy for export. A tender process is under way. The move, outlined in the […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation delivered a range of cable protection solutions for the Kincardine floating wind farm and the 2MW turbine that started producing power in October 2018. Installed in quarter three of 2018, Trelleborg manufactured and delivered Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners and Uraduct cable and flow line protection for the Scottish pilot […]

  • 14 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cotes has secured funding from Innovation Fund Denmark for the development of its off-grid protection solution for offshore wind transition pieces (TPs). Project COOPER includes a solution that protects the bases of offshore wind turbines from corrosive effects of salt-laden airborne moisture in situations where power is not linked up or available yet. According to […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by Boskalis to provide cable protection systems (CPS) for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. Tekmar will provide 196 TekLink Generation 8 systems for protecting the project’s inter-array and export cables, and bellmouths for the substations, with its sister company AgileTek Engineering performing engineering analysis. The […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Environment

    Vineyard Wind has signed an agreement committing to implement protective measures for North Atlantic right whales during construction and operation of its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts. The U.S. company signed the deal to protect the critically endangered species with the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Conservation Law Foundation. Among a […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Environment

    A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed off […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    Ørsted has signed a six-year framework agreement with Trelleborg for the supply of the NjordGuard cable protection system for use on upcoming wind farm projects.

  • 25 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based cable protection systems (CPS) specialist Tekmar Energy has been awarded a contract with Tideway B.V, part of DEME Group, to supply 150 of its TekLink CPS units for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm project in the German part of the North Sea. The supply for the contract will be executed in Tekmar’s new facility in […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has completed another mattressing project in the German North Sea. The contract, which required the company to install mattresses at all cable crossings along the 70km route from Sandbank offshore wind farm to the converter station SylWin Alpha, was awarded in June 2015. Mobilisation for the project occurred within 30 days of […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    The installation of scour protection around the 51 foundations of the Nobelwind (Bligh Bank II)offshore wind project finished yesterday, 8 June. The erosion protection consists of a light filter layer (first phase) and a heavier coating layer specifically designed for various locations and water depths. This protection will remain stable for the next 25 years, […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Grid Connection

    Ørsted has contracted Trelleborg to provide the NjordGuard cable protection system (CPS) for the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project in Taiwan. Trelleborg will provide 235 NjordGuard cable protection systems and bellmouths, which will protect all inter-array and export cables on the wind farms. Production will be carried out at Trelleborg’s manufacturing facility […]

  • 2 May 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    JDR Cable Systems has awarded Trelleborg with a contract to design, manufacture and deliver dynamic cable protection products for the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind project. Set for installation off the coast of Portugal in 2019, Trelleborg’s offshore operation will provide Distributed Buoyancy Modules (DBM), bend stiffeners, and Uraduct for this project. The 25MW WindFloat Atlantic wind farm will […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Tekmar Energy has been awarded a multi-million pound project with Statoil and Statkraft on the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm for the supply of its patented technology TekLink®. As part of the cable contract VSMC will be procuring the TekLink® Mechanical Latch Cable Protection System which will be installed for the protection of the subsea power […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The first foundation has recently been installed at the Gode Wind offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The foundations have been fabricated across Denmark and Germany by Bladt Industries and EEW. EEW are fabricating the monopiles, with Bladt Industries’ work focusing on the transition pieces. Coatings from AkzoNobel’s International protective coatings range were […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has teamed up with Geofabrics Australasia, a provider of geotextiles and geosynthetic engineering solutions to create a new and effective, environmentally sensitive and sustainable solution for scour protection at the base of wind turbines. OMM will be using Geofabrics ELCOROCK System, a robust sand filled container made from the highest durability […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

    Tekmar Energy has secured a contract by Jan De Nul to provide its cable protection system (CPS) for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium. Under the agreement, Tekmar will supply its TekLink Mechanical Latch Generation 8 CPS for all of the project’s inter-array and export cables. The system will be produced at the company’s manufacturing […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ørsted has signed a contract with Trelleborg for the provision of four integrated cable protection systems for the 1.4GW Hornsea Two offshore wind farm.

  • 17 December 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has secured a contract by Yunneng Wind Power to provide scour protection for the turbine foundations at the Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. The contract will see Boskalis installing rock on the seabed around 71 monopile foundations serving as scour protection. In total 325,000t of rock sourced from local quarries […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Environment

    Vineyard Wind is seeking proposals for Passive Acoustic Monitoring Systems (PAMS) to help safeguard endangered North Atlantic right whales alongside transit routes of its 800MW offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S. In the call, Vineyard Wind is looking for technology companies or academic institutions to provide and operationalize the PAMS to detect the presence of right […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Environment

    ACE Group today launched ACE Renewable Energy Environmental Protection, a dedicated environmental policy for companies in the renewable energy industry in the UK and Ireland. ACE Group said its Renewable Energy Environmental Protection covers the environmental risks faced by renewable energy companies, providing seamless coverage, from the start of construction of renewable energy plants through to […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Environment

    Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas. Sites will protect a range of habitats and species including flameshell beds, feather stars, the common skate and ocean quahog, a large mollusc which can live for centuries. They will also protect sandeels – a small fish […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    A new UK consortium is developing a self-installing scour protection system said to be able to save an average offshore wind farm approximately GBP 8.6 million over its lifetime. The Self-Installing Scour Protection for Offshore Wind Farms (SISProtect) project is being led by Seabed Scour Control Systems (SSCS), who will carry out the design of the prototype Frond […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Grid Connection

    Tekmar Energy has secured a contract with JDR Cables to provide its cable protection system (CPS) for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Tekmar will supply approximately 60 of its TekLink Mechanical Latch CPS for all of the project’s inter-array and export cables, as well as 60 hang off clamps which hold the […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Operations & Maintenance

    Scour Prevention Systems Ltd has developed a scour prevention mat based on recycled car tyres, which was trialed on a wind farm off the Norfolk coast and then used in a recent major North Sea project. The scour prevention mat uses end-of-life tyres fastened together to make matrixes, used in single or multi layers to protect all offshore […]