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  • 9 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    CG has been awarded the contract for the grid connection study and supply of main transformer 275 MVA and 2 reactors of 65 MVAr at the Northwind offshore wind farm in Belgium. The Northwind wind farm, previously named “Eldepasco”, will have an installed production capacity of 216 MW. The connection between the Offshore High Voltage […]

  • 24 February 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Finnish utilities company Fortum has signed an agreement to secure a berth at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility in Cornwall. The leasing agreement gives Fortum the opportunity to deploy an array of advanced full scale wave power converters in real sea conditions at one of Wave Hub’s four berths. “This is as […]

  • 18 September 2013

    With founders and potential investors looking on; Jim Matei, COO of AOE pulled the test buoy out into a calm ocean, secured it to the anchoring system and with mechanically generated waves began compressing air. Gauges on the dock launching area read almost 10 PSI after only a couple small waves. The AOE system is […]

  • 11 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    The Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP) has launched the Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition to accelerate the development and commercialisation of floating wind. The Carbon Trust, the project lead, together with 14 offshore wind developers represented by the Floating Wind JIP, will select the best ideas with a particular emphasis on mooring systems and […]

  • 29 July 2014
    R&D

    JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, opened a new offshore engineering technology centre in Cambridge. Building out from JDR’s global HQ in North Cambridgeshire, the new centre will put JDR at the heart of Cambridge’s growing oil and gas innovation community as energy research seeks to exploit reserves in […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    DONG Energy successfully installed the world’s first offshore wind turbine foundation based on the Suction Bucket Jacket (SBJ) technology.  Until now, most offshore wind turbines are founded on monopiles. DONG Energy has installed the first jacket with suction buckets as a proof-of-concept full-scale prototype, to be tested and monitored over several years. The SBJ technology, […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Minimising the impacts of underwater noise from piling activities is an important environmental issue. Foundations for offshore wind farms require piling, either heavy piling for monopiles or piling to a lighter degree for jackets. Up to now the offshore wind industry has used hammers to carry out this work. Dutch engineering company Dieseko Group is […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Technology

    Perpetuwave Power has unveiled Xtracta (Patent Pending), its new wave energy technology. The Xtracta technology integrates a low cost design with a proven high performance energy extraction system, which is destined to deliver a step change improvement in the viability of wave powered renewable electricity, the developer said. The reduction in cost of the Xtracta is gained […]

  • 15 April 2020
    R&D, Technology

    An undisclosed client has awarded Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) with a contract to conduct a full floating wind technology review. The aim of the study is to identify the most suitable of the currently available floating wind concepts globally for use within the wind farm location. OWC said that it closely follows the development of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Technology

    Alstom will introduce its latest technologies and wind power solutions, which aim to lower the cost of wind energy, during European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) annual event to be held on 10-13 March 2014 in Barcelona (Hall 6).  Onshore technologies: POWEROF3™ In onshore wind technologies, Alstom will present its upgraded ECO 100 platform, result of more […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    AXYS Technologies Inc. has announced the appointment of GeoSystem Research Corporation (GeoSR) as its new agent for the Republic of Korea. The agreement includes representation of AXYS’ marine product line and the WindSentinel™ wind resource assessment buoy. GeoSR has been busy, already securing two project contracts. With the first contract, GeoSR has supplied a TRIAXYS™ […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Technology

    The designation of the Pentland Firth and Orkney area as a Marine Energy Park confirms what those of us in the industry already know – the north of Scotland is a world leader in wave and tidal technology. Over the last decade, supportive government policies and the establishment of the European Marine Energy Centre have […]

  • 29 September 2011
    R&D

      A new £12.5 million (14 million euros) centre to develop next-generation offshore wind technology in Scotland was officially opened today by First Minister Alex Salmond and Jorge Calvet, Chairman and CEO of leading international turbine manufacturer Gamesa. The Spanish-based company has located its Offshore Wind Technology Centre at Strathclyde Business Park, in Bellshill, some […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Technology

    Academics from the Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen working together as part of the Scottish Sensor Systems Centre (S3C), funded by the Scottish Funding Council, will host an Open Laboratory Day for Subsea Sensor Technologies on Tuesday May 22. The event will offer professionals working in sectors which use sensor applications in […]

  • 25 April 2012

    Floating wind turbines are to be the initial focus of a new agreement between Britain and the United States this week as international talks convene in London to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies. Energy Ministers from 23 of the world’s leading economies will gather in London on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss accelerating […]

  • 13 December 2010
    R&D

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]

  • 13 December 2010
    Technology

    The cost of technology must fall in order for the UK’s carbon emissions to be reduced, Renewable UK has said. According to the trade and… (energysavingtrust) [mappress] Source: energysavingtrust, December 13, 2010

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen will be visiting SSP Technology June 24, 2014. The company visit is schedule to one hour having a guided tour of SSP Tecnology’s production halls. Currently a 74.4 m. blade as well as moulds and tooling are being produced for the German company […]

  • 14 May 2015
    R&D

    Ocean Energy Systems (OES) started to prepare an International Ocean Energy Technology Roadmap. The overall object of the ocean energy technology roadmap, initiated in April 2015, is to achieve Levelised Cost Of Energy (LCOE) targets within the ocean energy sector. This requires principal focus on two key areas: Reliability improvement and Performance Improvement. Ocean energy […]

  • 10 December 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Norwegian wave power developer Havkraft recently launched its first prototype of a wave power system. One and a half year after Havkraft received NOK 4.5 million (approximately EUR 506,015) in funding from Innovation Norway, the prototype of the wave power device was installed off the Norwegian municipality of Selje. Since the project began in 2012, everything has been going […]

  • 7 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Since 2010 Fistuca BV, a spin-off of the TU Eindhoven, Van Oord and TNO, have been developing BLUE Piling Technology, an innovative method of driving hollow piles into the seafloor that is quieter and more cost effective than traditional methods. This revolutionary offshore piling method, BLUE Piling, is currently being tested at scale at Van […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Catch the Wind Ltd., providers of predictive Optical Control Systems (OCS) for optimized wind energy generation, yesterday announced the complete rebrand of the company, now operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary (formerly Catch the Wind, Inc.) as BlueScout Technologies, Inc. Combined with its proven technology and ambitious product development roadmap, the new brand is positioned to […]

  • 29 January 2013

    Two forces in the software industry, Fedem Technology and DNV Software, have joined forces to produce a new module for coupled analysis in Sesam Wind. The module for coupled analysis is an integration of FEDEM Windpower and Sesam. Fedem Technology, which has been developing software for more than 20 years, produces the leading software for […]

  • 16 January 2017
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Pilot floating wind farm projects such as the ones recently approved in France provide floating technology developers with a chance to demonstrate that their products can be a part of the future energy mix, Joost Heemskerk, SBM Offshore’s Renewable Energy Product Line Director told Offshore WIND.

  • 10 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Around 100 international delegates met in Hamburg last week for the first technical conference led by Universal Foundation, focused on knowledge sharing for offshore wind suction bucket foundation technology. The technical workshop brought together industry specialists, developers, turbine suppliers, certifiers and approval bodies, engineering, fabrication and installation contractors, authorities as well as academic experts to […]