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The Carbon Trust has launched tenders seeking pre and post-construction energy yield analysis and floating component exchange studies as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program. The first tender seeks companies and consortia to undertake a study to understand the different approaches in comparing pre-construction energy yield assessments to post-construction analysis in offshore wind. The key objective […]
The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) have entered an agreement to together conduct studies on the U.S. Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo and CIGLR, part of the University of Michigan, will focus on research to monitor and understand large scale processes on Lake Erie, as well as […]
The U.S. Responsible Offshore Development Alliance (RODA) has formed an alliance dedicated to advancing regional research on fisheries and offshore wind. The Responsible Offshore Science Alliance (ROSA) is expected to provide for and advance regional research and monitoring of fisheries and offshore wind interactions in federal waters. The group represents a collaborative effort of fishing industry representatives, offshore wind […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has named the University of Sheffield as the academic partner for its new research hub dedicated to offshore wind turbine powertrains. The GBP 2.5 million Powertrain Research Hub (PTRH) will focus on the development of next-generation turbines and future technologies and research solutions for improving turbine reliability and availability, ORE Catapult said. […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is allocating up to USD 28.1 million in funding for wind energy research, of which more than half will be awarded for offshore wind. DOE will give up to USD 7 million for projects conducting testing in support of innovative offshore wind research and development using national-level testing facilities, including […]
UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and China's Tus-Wind have officially opened the TUS-ORE Catapult Research Centre (TORC) for offshore wind in China. The GBP 2 million center opened today, 21 March, in Yantai City following a trade mission of 11 UK companies eager to explore offshore wind opportunities. TORC will act as a renewable energy […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated USD 6.2 million for nine projects expected to reduce environmental compliance costs and environmental impacts of offshore and onshore wind energy. The early-stage research projects, funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind Energy Technologies Office, are expected to total USD 9.5 million […]
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has opened for applications the [email protected] program focused on projects related to planning and O&M of offshore wind farms. The call focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation and maintenance of projects across the different spatial and temporal scales involved. The program should be […]
Fraunhofer IWES has launched a research project called ReCoWind (Reliable Power Converters for Wind Turbines) that aims to bring forward effective protection measures for power converters. The three-year project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), joins a consortium comprising operators and manufacturers of wind turbines, semiconductors, and converters with research and academic […]
Denmark's Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded financial support to the CORTIR project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena ApS.
The US could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US).
Ørsted has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Delta Electronics to build its first megawatt-size energy storage pilot system at the National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) in Taiwan.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is seeking to collaborate with UK-based universities to accelerate offshore turbine powertrain research and development activities, combining academic and industry skills and resources to better respond to industry’s needs. The new Powertrain Research Hub (PTRH) will attract a five-year investment of around GBP 700,000 from ORE Catapult and will […]
The open sea test platform Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) has obtained the permit from the Ministry of the Environment to host floating offshore wind research.
European scour researchers have kicked off PROTEUS, a new EU Hydralab+ project, which aims to improve the design of scour protection around offshore wind turbine monopiles and future-proof them against the impacts of climate change.
HR Wallingford and the University of Rostock are conducting a research on the development of scour on offshore substation jacket foundations located in the German part of the North Sea.
Denmark's DTU Wind Energy and Norway's Sintef Energi A/S have signed a Memorandum of Understanding as the first step towards a strong partnership on offshore wind energy R&D.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is seeking to partner with a UK-based university to accelerate electrical infrastructure research and development activities relating to offshore renewable technologies.
Deepwater Wind is pledging funding for the establishment of a new Blue Economy Initiative at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) to investigate how offshore wind farms can coexist with other ocean-based industries.
Ten European partners have teamed up to develop novel offshore wind turbine blade technologies in an effort to lower the levelised cost of energy (LCOE).
Researchers from the University of Exeter will collaborate with counterparts in China on a new project to develop the next generation of floating offshore wind technology.
Researchers from the UK and China will collaborate on five projects to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) said.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced a GBP 920,000 programme to advance offshore wind research in Scotland, based around its Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are developing a thermal imaging technology to track birds and bats in and around offshore wind farm zones.
DONG Energy will support two PhD research studentships at Durham University through the Durham Energy Institute (DEI). The PhDs will focus on the operation of wind turbines and helping to predict technical faults before they happen.
A research-business partnership between Siemens Gamesa, DONG Energy and three UK universities has secured a portion of a GBP 78 million grant funding for an offshore wind project.