Category: Corporate Focus

A mobile concept

We all know how important, yet difficult it can be to keep solar panels clean. Various improvements have been made over the years and now PV Cleaning has made a significant improvement with a new mobile brush concept. PES brings you their range of easily adaptable solutions. Heavy dirt build-up on photovoltaic cells can reduce… Read more »

Sputtering competence at a glance

Sputter deposition is a technology for the surface treatment of substrates. The technique is based on ion bombardment of a target, resulting in a vapor. One of the most common approaches for growing thin films by sputter deposition is the use of a magnetron source, in which positive ions present in the plasma. Well known… Read more »

How has a small Danish company become a significant supplier to the offshore industry?

The first thing you need to know about RG Rom Gummi A/S is, that it’s a family owned business with headquarters near the west coast of Jutland. Therefore, developing and producing products to use at sea, has always been a part of the company’s DNA. Back in 1983, the first generation of Kristensen’s mainly focussed… Read more »

The largest offshore wind farm taxi

The development of the offshore wind industry shows that the wind farms are being developed further and further away from shore and ports. Our core business, as we see it, is to develop vessels that are larger and more seaworthy than the vessels we have been servicing the industry with so far. MHO & Co… Read more »

Innovation is the key to success

Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, offshore oil and gas and offshore wind, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The company has a long and varied history in marine engineering, an industry that has its origins in the Netherlands. Over the past 150 years Van Oord, a family-owned business, has… Read more »

Offshore flight services

Hardly any industry is growing as fast as the offshore-wind energy sector. The helicopter operator HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH, has supported offshore alternative energy from the very beginning. Today, the company is one of the leading providers for helicopter hoist-missions to offshore wind turbines and their substation platforms. PES is delighted to bring you… Read more »

Various container solutions for rent and sale

In the last issue of PES Wind, Hans Gatzemeier, Managing Director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, gave an exclusive interview. Amongst other things, he talked about their company background, offshore container solutions, HSE measures and employee training. Here is our follow-up, in which we are pleased to present our various container solutions provided by the… Read more »

Heavy lifting capacity combined with low maintenance costs

Blaaholm designed and manufactured the Davit Crane because of the increased weight of future wind turbine components, which puts greater demands on crane capacity and the demand for savings on service costs from their customers. PES sat down with Torben Blaaholm to find out more about this crane’s innovative features. The new crane offers the… Read more »

Inspired by origins, challenging the present, fabricating the future

Part of A. Silva Matos Group, founded in 1980, a family owned Portuguese Industrial Group operating in the steel industry worldwide, ASM Industries (ASMI) is a holding company that operates in the manufacturing of steel equipment for the renewable and marine industries. The company is nowadays a reference in the supply chain among the wind… Read more »

The one stop shop for spare parts and repair material

250,000 items, and now over 300 delivery partners – in the last two years the Hamburg-based wind energy products distributor WINDSOURCING.COM keeps on growing. These are exciting times for this go ahead company. This spring, for example, the Finnish abrasives manufacturer Mirka and Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH joined as partners. Managing Director Stefan Weber explains… Read more »

Ideally equipped for the heaviest loads

Offshore wind turbines are the giants of wind power and their construction is an impressive spectacle. Extremely heavy, massive components are moved on the water by even more powerful equipment. Over the past decade, the German company Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG has established itself as a logistics partner for the offshore industry. This company… Read more »

A Danish view of offshore brokering

Anders Helsinghoff Fjord, CEO at North Sea Hagland Shipbrokers (NSHS) is a regular participant in PES Wind. Here he gives us his thoughts on the company, the industry and the future. He has experienced many changes over the years. His company offers a variety of services to the offshore wind industry, which are backed up… Read more »

Safe and reliable crew transfer

When CEO Mik Henriksen founded MHO-Co in 2015, he could not have known that in only three years, his vision of designing vessels of the best reliability and safety in the industry, and at a low cost, would be a reality. Today, boasting five vessels, having already reached the 2020 target, MHO-Co covers the demand… Read more »

First bolted connection for Ørsted

Jan De Nul Group was contracted by Ørsted to transport and install 36 monopile foundations and the scour protection works around all 56 foundations for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The cable installation works connecting the OWF to the offshore substation were also executed by Jan De Nul on behalf of TenneT. Thus,… Read more »

Reduce costs using light weight slings

Lindø Industrial Park saves time and manpower by replacing heavy polyester slings with lightweight Dynamica SafeLift slings manufactured in Dyneema®. The industrial park on Funen has a great experience with the handling and shipping of large components for the offshore and heavy industry. The industrial zone in Odense is, amongst other things, a collection point… Read more »

Quay-side, rapid response now at Eemshaven

More and more with the growth of wind farms in the North Sea, depots in convenient locations that offer fast and efficient services are imperative to ensure continuous power generation in the face of an emergency or breakdown. PES wanted to find out more about Cargostore, who as the world’s largest operator of DNV 2.7-1… Read more »

Collaboration and connectivity: a must for the future of energy

VARTA Storage has a growing network of partners, its most recent collaborations have been with EWE and innogy. VARTA Storage is focussing on the use and connectivity of energy storage systems in smart homes. • Cooperation with EWE for myEnergyCloud: More independence from the electricity market • Complete solution with innogy: Manage your own green… Read more »

Forging ahead with N-type monocrystalline back contact cells

Pasi Kautonen, Marketing Manager at Valoe Oyj, tells PES about the background and aspirations of this high-tech company. Their focus is on the developing high efficiency solar photovoltaic modules and automated module manufacturing technology. The company, originally named Cencorp, was founded in 1978. It soon acquired a reputation for innovative automatic robotic solutions for a… Read more »

Heading for new shores: emerging markets drive global offshore wind growth

Offshore wind is all the rage right now, competing without subsidies, floating into deeper waters with new foundation designs and bigger turbines. For all its promise, however, offshore wind remains mostly a European affair, with more than 15 gigawatts of capacity installed in European waters by the end of 2017 and less than two gigawatts… Read more »

Reduce costs using light weight slings

Lindø Industrial Park saves time and manpower by replacing heavy polyester slings with lightweight Dynamica SafeLift slings manufactured in Dyneema®. The industrial park on Funen has a great experience with the handling and shipping of large components for the offshore and heavy industry. The industrial zone in Odense is, amongst other things, a collection point… Read more »

Experts in offshore wind logistics

Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH & Co. KG is a member of the Buss Group in Hamburg. It was founded in 1920 as a stevedoring company. Today, it is made up of several units, which are active in different areas of maritime logistics. One of them is the Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH. Right from the start… Read more »

Heavy lifting capacity combined with low maintenance costs

Blaaholm designed and manufactured the Davit Crane because of the increased weight of future wind turbine components, which puts greater demands on crane capacity and the demand for savings on service costs from their customers. PES sat down with Torben Blaaholm to find out more about this crane’s innovative features. The new crane offers the… Read more »

Wind energy in motion in China

China is well on the way to being a market leader in wind energy and ZF is already there, in the established Tianjin facility and the satellite plant in Beijing. The European trained Chinese staff includes designers and technicians all eager able to provide a top class service worldwide. PES brings you the latest developments… Read more »

Wind turbine condition management

In this day and age when downtime prevention, maintenance and cost reductions are key, remote surveillance must be one of the top ways to improve all three. PES went to find out the latest developments from Moventas who have remote surveillance centres in Finland, Italy, UK and the US to monitor over 2,500 wind turbines… Read more »

Experts in offshore wind logistics

Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH & Co. KG is a member of the Buss Group in Hamburg. It was founded in 1920 as a stevedoring company. Today, it is made up of several units, which are active in different areas of maritime logistics. One of them is the Buss Offshore Solutions GmbH. Right from the start… Read more »

Transformed into the largest substation provider in just 15 years

In 2002 the first ever offshore high voltage substation was delivered by HSM Offshore. This was under an EPCI contract from Eltra/Energinet, for the Horns Rev A project, off the Danish West coast. Things have gone from strength to strength since then, as this report to PES shows. Earlier this year the company signed the… Read more »

The safety of knowledge

Words: Ignacio Serrada and Alfonso Hernández, members of Offshore and Modular Department By the end of October, the first shipment of transition pieces (TP) for the MERKUR offshore wind project had been completed. The brief was to take full responsibility for organising the transportation and associated engineering, to ship these components from the manufacturer’s premises… Read more »

At the top of the Nordic wind turbine foundation market

Even though the foundation may seem like a minor detail in a wind power development project with a EUR 50–200 million price tag, slow progress in foundation design, production and assembly will postpone the day when the investment starts to generate profits. With that in mind, Peikko has created a holistic solution consisting of the… Read more »

Next generation offshore wind tools

Construction of offshore wind farms has advanced rapidly over the last few years and is maturing into a market where subsidy funding is diminishing. Numerous companies joined in to develop the offshore wind market and are further developing their assets to provide services to this market. PES shares this insight in to one company’s continued… Read more »

Rope inspection

Height Specialists was established in 1995. It is a specialist company that provides rope access inspection, maintenance and modifications for on and offshore inspection, maintenance services to clients, operating in various industrial sectors, as well as at promotions and public events. The business started as a one-man venture but today operates as fully a qualified… Read more »

Personnel access

In this, the third of four articles, we will examine the rope access, work positioning and enclosed space entry capabilities of ActSafe Powered winches. In wind energy, it is imperative that maintenance and construction personnel can reach their place of work and perform tasks as efficiently as possible to reduce work time and get tasks… Read more »

Colombia Microgrid

Trojan brings power to the northern state of Choco, located in western Colombia, in the Municipality of Acandi, an area that is mainly jungle, along the Caribbean Sea bordering Panama. This region is in a remote area of the country that is not tied to an electrical grid. The Colombian government issued a mandate to… Read more »

The importance of emerging markets

AlterPower AG is a consultancy and development company in the renewable energy sector. The team consists of professionals with over 15 years’ expertise in the solar/PV industry from investment to implementation. In July they announced the signing of joint contract with its partners and local developers in emerging markets, for a pipeline of over 3… Read more »

Improving emergency wind pitch safety and reliability

Renewable energy, primarily wind and solar, will represent the largest source of electricity growth over the next five years, driven by falling costs and aggressive expansion in emerging economies. Globally, progress continues to be strong with increasing annual installed capacity and investments. As solar power becomes more economical, wind systems have to become competitive to… Read more »