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31 July 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Section 401 water quality certificate of approval to Icebreaker Windpower Inc., confirming that the Icebreaker offshore wind project in the Lake Erie complies with federal standards relating to water pollution.

27 September 2016 R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

German renewables specialists 8.2 Consulting AG was contracted to assess the performance of Siemens Wind Power during the assembly of the 150 Siemens 4MW turbines built for the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The assessment focused on timeliness for assembly of hubs, nacelles and blades in the different factories. Furthermore the […]

22 January 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Consultant engineers from WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide quality inspection services on the 336MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. The company's engineers will undertake inspection and surveillance planning services including assurance, quality, control and audit services on the sub-sea high voltage cable and the offshore platform that are currently under construction off the coast of Suffolk. Galloper Wind Farm Ltd […]

15 September 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

14 July 2014 Business & Finance, Technology

DNV GL and the wind turbine blade manufacturer Sinoma signed a partnership agreement for certification of Sinoma’s products to improve the reliability and quality of blades manufactured in China. Certification ensures that turbines that use blades produced by Sinoma comply to international safety and reliability standards throughout their lifespan, in onshore and offshore wind applications. […]

19 June 2014 Business & Finance

Norwegian Xrgia and Danish K2 Management have together landed a contract for the Norwegian utility, Statkraft. Winning a bid contest, the two consultancy companies will in a joint team establish a Quality Management System for Statkraft’ offshore wind operations. Over the years, Xrgia and K2 Management have worked for Statkraft several times, where Xrgia has been […]

13 January 2014

The British Standards Institute has certified Scour Prevention Systems Ltd (SPSL) with ISO 9001 accreditation for its Quality Management Systems. Namely, the Lowestoft-based SPSL has developed an innovative anti-scour system in the form of a mattress constructed from recycled tyres, termed the Scour Prevention Mat (SPM). The SPM is proven to be an effective solution […]

29 July 2013

There have been a lot of negative messages lately about quality problems related to various foreign wind turbine manufacturers. This mostly comes as a result of constructing cheap parts and applying onshore technology to offshore wind turbines by majority of large energy companies. In addition, the topics of performance, reliability, durability, safety and accessibility by […]

23 April 2013

Intertek Energy & Water consultancy services (formerly Metoc), is undertaking specialist studies for Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Ltd, to assess the potential impact of a tidal lagoon on marine water quality. Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. The Swansea Bay project aims to provide enough power for 107,000 homes from 250MW […]

14 February 2012

Since 2005 BBB Umwelttechnik GmbH (BBB) is accredited for the preparation of wind resource- and energy yield assessments, and since 2010 as well for the execution of wind measurements. As part of the obligations connected to the certification regular audits are carried out - comprehensive examinations regarding the implementation of the strict quality standards in […]

1 July 2011 R&D, Technology

  A2LA’s accreditation for power quality testing of wind turbines is in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for power quality testing per the IEC 61400-21 power quality testing standard for wind turbines. Only a handful of organizations worldwide have achieved accreditation in this area; DNV is the only private company in the U.S. to have successfully […]

22 September 2010 Authorities, R&D

Another modest step was taken in the advancement of offshore wind energy when U.S. EPA provided Delaware with the authority to implement and... (enviro) [mappress] Source: enviro, September 22, 2010;

18 July 2019 Grid Connection

JGC has, on behalf of Siemens, completed the construction of high voltage equipment containers for the Moray East offshore substation platforms. JGC fabricated eight of twelve containers at its site in Thurso and have also supported Siemens with other offshore projects in the UK. From Thurso, the containers will make their way to Fabricom-Smulders in Belgium […]

10 July 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has appointed a veteran regulatory attorney to lead policy and regulatory efforts for the offshore wind sector in the U.S. As Senior Director of Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Laura Smith Morton will lead AWEA efforts in coordination with member companies to resolve permitting and regulatory challenges impacting offshore wind […]

9 July 2019 Technology

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) has received a type certificate for its 5.56MW offshore wind turbine from the international certification agency UL DEWI-OCC. A type certificate is issued after a comprehensive evaluation of the system’s design, performance test of both the parts and the finished product, and evaluation of the related manufacturing […]

8 July 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

Dutch offshore foundations specialist Sif Holding will manufacture 84 monopiles for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, USA. Sif’s scope comprises manufacturing of the monopiles, storage at the company's Maasvlakte 2 facility in the Port of Rotterdam, and delivery by RoRo load-out via the facility's deep sea quayside onto transportation vessels in 2020-2021. Located […]

5 July 2019 Technology

Mita-Teknik has launched a new blade pitch system for offshore and onshore turbines with a capacity of up to 12MW. The Mita Pitch System boasts a design life of 30 years and is designed to reduce O&M costs and downtime, Mita-Teknik said. According to the company, the system features a modular pitch design with integrated drives, as well […]

3 July 2019 Jobs & Recruitment

GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit more than 200 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France. 60 out of the additional employees were recently recruited and just began intensive training at the factory’s ‘Center of Excellence’. Opened in April 2018, the Cherbourg facility became the first wind turbine […]

2 July 2019 Vessels

Windcat Workboats has placed an order with the Norway-based Servogear to provide gear and propulsion packages for two new offshore wind farm support vessels (WFSVs). According to Servogear, the Ecoflow Propulsors will be supplied for the WC45 and WC46 vessels. The company will also deliver shaft brackets, effect rudders and intermediate shafting system, as well as HD220UL/UR reduction […]

1 July 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

UK-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has entered into an agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) to acquire a 25% stake in the Gode Wind 1 offshore wind farm in Germany. The acquisition is the first offshore wind investment to be realised from Glennmont’s EUR 850 million Clean Energy Fund III, which achieved its final close […]

1 July 2019

Guest column by Huub den Rooijen, Director of Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate Blessed as we are by Mother Nature in the UK with some of the best conditions for offshore wind globally, and building on the remarkable progress we’ve seen on costs, the UK offshore wind sector is coming into its […]

19 June 2019 Business & Finance

The Crown Estate has appointed ABPmer to support the quality assurance of its Marine Data Exchange (MDE), which is focused on sharing survey data to inform the future development of offshore renewable energy projects. ABPmer will prepare, validate and upload data in compliance with the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Guidelines, The […]

18 June 2019 Vessels

The UK-based high-speed craft and aluminium ship builder Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the wind farm support vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK wind farms, particularly those further offshore, WSC […]

10 June 2019 Grid Connection, R&D

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Synaptec have partnered in a project aimed at reducing the cost of subsea cable failures and accompanying monitoring systems. Synaptec’s Refase technology will be installed at ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine for a year-long trial to establish cost savings and benefits of using distributed, passive sensors to monitor […]

6 June 2019 Business & Finance

London-based fund manager Glennmont Partners has raised EUR 850 million in its Clean Energy Fund III which will see investments in European offshore wind projects for the first time. Over 70% of Clean Energy Fund III will be invested in projects in the Eurozone with the UK also being an important market. This is the […]

3 June 2019 Industry Contribution

By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]