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  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD 17 million to eight projects focused on offshore wind energy research and development. Two offshore wind technology demonstration projects will receive up to a total of USD 10 million to conduct additional project development activities that enable the demonstration of innovative technologies or methodologies to reduce risk […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The final Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine has been installed at the 1,218MW Hornsea One offshore wind farm located 120 kilometres off Yorkshire, UK, Ørsted said. The final unit completes the 174-strong array of turbines dotted over 407 km2 of North Sea. Now the final turbine is installed, the project will undergo a period of commissioning, […]

  • 26 September 2019
    R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES is measuring the aerodynamics of wind turbines with a rated power of more than five megawatts (MW), said to be the first-ever validation of its kind in the world. The aerodynamic properties of the Adwen AD 8 wind turbine, with a rated power of 8MW and a rotor diameter of […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Goldwind has obtained the Type A certificate from DNV GL for its GW154/6.7MW offshore wind turbine. The certificate comes after Goldwind secured the Wind Turbine Type Approval Certificate issued by the China General Certification Center (CGC) for its new turbine. According to the Chinese company, with these two certificates in place, GW154/6.7MW became China’s first high-power offshore wind […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Rotos 360 and Siemens Gamesa have completed an internal blade repair campaign at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the UK. Rotos 360 provided the wind farm with a full turnkey solution, which included labor and vessel supply, full inspection and repairs, as well as a follow-up analysis. The UK-based company, part of James Fisher and […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, R&D

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations has advanced the fiscal year 2020 energy and water funding bill, which includes support for the Aqua Ventus demonstration offshore wind project. The legislation, advanced by a vote of 31-0, includes provisions led by Senator Susan Collins to support several R&D projects at the University of Maine (UMaine), including the Aqua Ventus […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    The University of Strathclyde has secured a share of GBP 1 million funding from the Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub for two projects focused on offshore wind research. The first project that received a share from the first round of the hub’s Flexible Fund includes developing a cost-effective and commercially viable recycling process for offshore wind turbine […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Jan De Nul’s offshore installation vessel Taillevent has begun loading the first turbine components for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWBII) offshore wind farm. The 200MW TWBII offshore wind farm will comprise 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines installed at the project site some 40km north of the island of Borkum in Germany. Taillevent loaded the first three towers, blades […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has conditionally received a record wind turbine order for 1,714MW from Ørsted and Eversource encompassing three US offshore wind projects. The signed conditional contract is the largest US offshore wind power order to date, Siemens Gamesa said. It covers the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind from Wildeshausen with an aim to expand its services in the offshore and onshore wind markets. The company, which will operate under the name Buss Wind Services GmbH, added the aspects of installation and long-term services for turbines to Buss’ project business in offshore and onshore wind. The acquisition saw the addition […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    WindEurope, Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (European Composites Industry Association) have joined forces to advance recycling of turbine blades. The parties have created a cross-sector platform with an aim to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. Learnings are then expected to be transferred to other markets to enhance the […]

  • 3 July 2019
    R&D, Technology

    GE Renewable Energy has installed three out of four tower sections which will support the prototype Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine at Maasvlakte in the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The final tower section will be installed once the nacelle arrives at Maasvlakte during the summer, GE Renewable Energy said. The Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    A new GBP 4 million cross-sector project is set to develop the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms. The Innovate UK-funded MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) is a two-year project bringing in expertise from the fields of robotics, non-destructive testing, artificial intelligence, space mission […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Jill has departed from the Port of Frederikshavn in Denmark to begin supporting suction bucket installation tests on a project. The work, which will be carried out in cooperation with Universal Foundation, represents the vessel’s first offshore wind assignment. According to Fred-Olsen Windcarrier, the aim of the project is to decrease offshore wind […]

  • 15 April 2019

    The Jones Act in US offshore wind: challenge or opportunity? The Jones Act, long seen as a challenge for the US offshore wind industry, could potentially be an opportunity for the sector, experts have said. “I like to look at the Jones Act as an incentive for shipyards, not an impediment,” said Joan Bondareff, chair […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have joined forces to deploy the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Siemens Gamesa said it is in final negotiations to secure the contract for the supply of 76 of its 10MW turbines for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 project. […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    DHL Industrial Projects has delivered first wind turbine components for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm to the Taichung Port in Taiwan. The first three vessels have been loaded in Aalborg, Denmark, Cuxhaven, Germany, and Phu My, Vietnam. The vessels are carrying 75-metre blades, 378-tonne nacelles, and tower sections up to 37 metres long. The two vessels carrying blades […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Vessels

    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for their jack-up vessel Jill. Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred. Olsen Windcarrier jack-up fleet for offshore wind, where she will be under commercial management of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The jack-up will be working out of Europe and mainly […]

  • 2 April 2019

    Executive summary The development of offshore wind represents an interesting technology opportunity for the US. On one hand, offshore wind is a European invention, and early technologies will have to be almost exclusively imported from Europe. On the other, though, the rapid pace of technology development in offshore wind offers significant potential for the US […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has started producing the blades for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan. The company said the blades were cast at its Aalborg factory in Denmark using Swancor resin and hardener. Siemens Gamesa won the contract to supply 20 SWT-6.0-154 turbines, which will produce a capacity of 120MW, for the project in April last […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Wind Farm Update

    The first 75-metre blade for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm has been produced at Siemens Gamesa’s facility at Green Port Hull, ScottishPower Renewables said. The fibre glass blade is the first of 306 which will be manufactured at the site for the 714MW East Anglia ONE project located 43km off the Suffolk coast. Inspection […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has secured a Provisional Type Certificate for the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. The new direct-drive offshore wind turbine has a rotor diameter of 167 metres, with its B82 blades allowing for an 18% greater swept area compared to the SWT-7.0-154 unit, Siemens Gamesa said. The first prototype was installed in Østerild, Denmark in September […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance, R&D

    A growing disparity between the turbine megawatt growth and units deployed will impact component suppliers as price pressure percolates down the supply chain, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The report – Global wind turbine supply chain trends – estimates that global turbine supply chain potential sits at USD 540 […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    Artificial intelligence and 3D printing can help in solving the problem of erosion on wind turbine blades, according to a project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The antiAGE project saw VTT develop an optimized solution to the material problem through a design process using virtual testing and machine learning in less than a […]

  • 16 January 2019
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]