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  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    In March 2012, the Danish Government entered into an energy agreement with several other political parties from the Danish Parliament. The agreement secures the needed investments for a further step to improve Denmark’s production of renewable energy. By the agreement the parties have decided to initiate a tendering process covering the installation of offshore wind […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Vessels

    VOS Start has left Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf  and is set to commence its first project next month, providing logistics support, accommodation and walk-to-work  (W2W) capability for MHI Vestas at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm.

  • 11 February 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    French floating LiDAR specialist Akrocean has won a contract to supply wind data for twelve months at the Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea. The company did not reveal any further details on the contract, except that it was awarded by the Danish transmission system operator Energinet. Maxime Bellorge, Akrocean’s Sales & […]

  • 5 March 2012

      Research and Markets has added “Wind energy systems: Optimising design and construction for safe and reliable operation” book to their offering. Large-scale wind power generation is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy and already makes a substantial contribution to power grids in many countries worldwide. With technology maturing, the challenge is […]

  • 2 January 2017

    As always, we bring you a list of the most read articles of the previous month. Since several news from December 2016 made it to our yearly overviews, also published today, they are omitted in this edition of Offshore WIND’s Highlights of the Month.  Shell to Buy All Egmond aan Zee OWF Power Shell Energy Europe has entered […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Technology

    MacArtney has secured an order from Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group to develop an automated concept for Hub Generator Tightening Tool (HGT) to improve mechanisation and reduce human interaction in wind turbine maintenance. The HGT tool consists of two parts – a Turner tool that creates the rotation of the generator, and an automatic bolt […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Principle Power has unveiled a new brand identity and logo as part of a rebranding initiative that embodies the company’s new stage in the deployment and commercialization of its floating wind technology.

  • 20 July 2016

    Knowing where you are and staying there within a certain degree of accuracy is no longer just a luxury but a necessity in offshore installation and maintenance work. The ability to get men and equipment onto wind turbine installation as and when required during installation or during operation for maintenance is imperative for the economics of cost reduction. For […]

  • 8 May 2019
    R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has presented the now fully operational rotor blade bearings test bench during the inauguration of a new test site in Hamburg. The goal of the BEAT 6.1 test bench (Bearing Endurance and Acceptance Test rig) is to lower development costs and reduce yield loss in order to make it more economical […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Grid Connection, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Iberdrola, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, and Navantia hosted the delivery ceremony of the substation built for the 350MW Wikinger offshore wind farm at Navantia’s premises in Cadiz, on Monday, 8 August. The substation was christened as Andalucía and was built by Navantia entirely at the company’s Puerto Real shipyard. The entire structure, which includes a substation, jackets, offshore […]

  • 13 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      According to provisional calculations REpower Systems AG (Prime Standard, WKN 617703) generated a total performance of EUR 1,275.7 million and recorded revenues of EUR 1,216.1 million. These figures correspond to a decline of 4.1% and 6.7% respectively compared to the same period of the previous year (total performance: EUR 1,330.4 million, revenues: EUR 1,303.6 […]

  • 23 March 2015

    At least nine floating projects are likely to come online by 2020, claims Douglas-Westwood. These projects will total to 225MW with a further six projects in the pipeline provide upside potential, according to their database. “We’re not competing with fixed foundations, we’re just creating the future. And that future’s not that far away,” said CEO […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Technology

    ZephIR’s nacelle-mounted LiDAR has been verified by DNV GL after an independent performance verification of the LiDAR has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany, which demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programmes.

  • 1 October 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The various components of Alstom’s 6MW offshore wind turbine, currently one of the most powerful on the market, are in the process of being loaded onto the liftboat or self-elevating wind turbine installation and crane unit, “Bold Tern”,  in the port of Ostend, Belgium.  The vessel, owned by Fred Olsen Windcarrier, specialists in the transport […]

  • 12 November 2012

    The Atlantic Array foes claim that the offshore wind farm would ruin one of Wales’ most beautiful coastal landscapes, writes Wales Online news portal. Namely, the offshore wind project between Lundy Island and Gower could have 180 to 250 wind turbines erected. Their height would be from 100m to 200m, which is higher than all […]

  • 23 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Elisa Floats Self-Installing Offshore Wind Turbine Researchers gathered around the EU-funded Elisa Project have developed an offshore wind turbine system that can be completely pre-assembled and pre-commissioned in controlled harbour conditions. The Big League Offering Lowest Offshore Wind Prices (Interview with Vattenfall) When you are talking with people working in real estate, there is a […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Vineyard Wind has submitted a set of commercial large- scale offshore wind proposals to Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs) as part of the state’s second Request for Proposals (RFP). The proposals include a required 400MW option and two options for the development of an 800MW project. “Vineyard Wind is very excited to submit these proposals, […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens has received a contract to supply, install and commission 84 7MW wind turbines, and provide grid access solution for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project, which will feed the power to the grid through Nexans’ export cable. The Beatrice offshore wind farm will be located around 14 kilometers off the Scottish coast. The SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines […]

  • 16 October 2017
    R&D

    The University of Delaware has determined that assembling offshore wind turbines in a port is the most cost- and time-effective method in the construction of offshore wind farms, since it would cost up to USD 1.6 billion less per project than conventional approaches and would take half the construction time.

  • 26 November 2010
    Technology

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Corporation Ltd (XEMC) has recently unveiled the world’s first 5MW permanent magnet direct-drive offshore-specific wind turbine. The achievement was marked by a 21st October ceremony in Xiangtan which was attended by leading officials representing regional and national government including the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and […]

  • 7 March 2012
    Technology

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced the introduction of a suite of wind farm operations services based on the company’s Triton® Sonic Wind Profiler and SkyServe® Wind Data Service. Triton, a remote sensing system using sodar technology to provide wind measurements across the turbine rotor sweep, and […]

  • 25 June 2013

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are available in all sizes and are applied to various fields of services including aerial mapping, surveying, security, inspections, etc. When it comes to the wind energy market the UAVs or drones are already being used for blade inspections on land based turbines. The idea has been picked up by a few companies to apply the […]

  • 10 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The German United Wind Logistics (UWL) has selected MAN GenSets engines for its new heavy cargo deck carrier for offshore wind projects, currently being built at the Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard in China. The Chinese shipyard placed an order for two MAN 9L 21/31 and two MAN 6L16/24 GenSets in connection with the construction of the vessel, which […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), working with AWS Truepower of Albany, New York, has installed a WINDCUBE vertical profiling lidar at WHOI’s Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO), located two miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in the Outer Continental Shelf. Funding for the installation was provided by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) as part […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Aquamarine Power Ltd. plans to bring its technology to market by adding one or two new investors, who will provide funds and expertise to help the company achieve this goal, Aquamarine’s CEO Martin McAdam revealed to Bloomberg without giving further details on this subject. Aquamarine Power, with ABB, SSE and Scottish Enterprise as its major […]

  • 13 May 2012

    In the Swedish part of the Baltic Sea, in close vicinity of the city of Kårehamn, E.ON has ordered the construction of a wind farm consisting of 16 wind turbines. The contract for the design, construction and installation of the 16 foundations was awarded to Jan De Nul in 2011. These foundations are constructed on […]