Category: Wind

KENZFIGEE LAUNCHES LIFT SOLUTION FOR MAJOR COMPONENT EXCHANGES ON OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting and service specialist of high end equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, officially launches its first up-tower crane solution for offshore application at the WindEnergy Conference & Exhibition in Hamburg. After an extensive development process, KenzFigee launches its first generation up-tower crane for offshore application. This GenHookTM offshore… Read more »

RP Global Announces Rebrand and Launch of New Website

RP Global today revealed its new brand outlook and launched its new website. RP Global is a large-scale developer with 35+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Its new brand colours, blue and green, have been selected to represent not only stability, but also the sustainable energy RP Global generates throughout its operations…. Read more »

More than 27,000 jobs supported by Scotland’s renewable energy sector, new report finds

Latest update from Fraser of Allander Institute finds the industry also generated an estimated £5.6bn in output and supported more than £2.5bn in gross value added (GVA) Calls for UK and Scottish Governments to significantly improve data available on renewable energy sector in time for 2023 report Scotland’s renewable energy industry and its supply chain… Read more »

Revolutionizing wind turbine data driven rotor monitoring and alarm systems with new Ventus TripleCMAS

Ventus Group has launched TripleCMAS, a product that converts the rotor and swept area into a condition monitoring and alarm system. Launched on a global scale simultaneously at Wind Energy Hamburg in Europe and at the Renewable Energy India Expo 2022, TripleCMAS offers a new way of improving asset health and performance management thanks to… Read more »

COWI celebrates engineering contract with Statkraft for the proposed NISA offshore wind farm

04/10 October 2022: COWI, a leading international engineering consulting group, has been selected by Statkraft as owner’s engineer for the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm. COWI will support Statkraft in preparing an auction application for the first offshore competition under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS-1) in Ireland. COWI will be responsible… Read more »

New trade fair management for HUSUM WIND

Diana Haagen assumed her position as project director of HUSUM WIND on 1 October| Trade fair launches web portal in a new design HUSUM | 6 October 2022. HUSUM WIND, leading technology trade fair for renewable energy for the German market, has a new management. Diana Haagen started as project director for HUSUM WIND on… Read more »

Rotterdam based Barge Master receives 7,5 million for a more efficient installation of off-shore wind farms

Barge Master successfully develops motion-compensating solutions for the off-shore industry. By means of machines developed in Rotterdam, it is still possible to work accurately and safely on the open sea with significant wave motions. Due to their recent innovation on their existing technology, the solution now also offers great added value for the construction of offshore wind… Read more »

Certex UK Wins Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm Framework

A £3 billion joint venture between TotalEnergies (51%) and SSE Renewables (49%), Seagreen, located approx. 17 miles offshore, will be Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm. It will provide enough green energy to power more than 1.6 million homes. V164-10 MW turbines have been positioned on each of the 114… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid completes massive European rotor blade inspection campaign for Vestas

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections, announced today that it has completed its fourth successive European inspection campaign for Vestas, covering 4,000 wind turbines in seven countries across Northern and Central Europe. The collected data gives Vestas and their customers actionable insights on the health of their fleet…. Read more »

PURUS MARINE ACQUIRES CTV PROVIDER HST – ADVISORY BY WATERWORKS

Waterworks Offshore Concepts’ Germany office is proud to have acted as the sole sell-side advisor in the transaction between UK-based HST Marine Holdings and Purus Marine. This deal perfectly supports the growth ambitions at HST Marine while enabling Purus Wind‘s platform model to thrive on its way to become a market leader in CTVs, SOVs… Read more »

Denmark’s CNC Onsite first to offer onsite wind turbine blade root repairs

VEJLE, Denmark, 8 September 2022 – Blade root damage to older wind turbines previously could only be repaired at the manufacturing site, requiring expensive logistics and long downtime, which often left operators with no choice but to purchase a new blade or scrap the entire turbine. With its new portable tool developed to efficiently replace… Read more »

Dan Bernadett Joins ArcVera Renewables to Lead Global Wind Engineering Team

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and energy storage projects, confirms the appointment of Dan Bernadett as its new Global Director of Wind Engineering. Mr. Bernadett comes to ArcVera Renewables from UL Renewables, and before that AWS Truepower, where he held titles such as Chief Engineer and Global… Read more »

More energy out of the wind: Graz-based green tech eologix receives million-euro investment

eologix, Austrian market leader for ice detection on wind turbines, develops sensors that measure directly on the rotor blade surface, making renewable energies even more attractive. With new international investors, novel applications and internationalization are now to be driven forward. Graz, Austria: Renewable energies can ensure a secure energy future. The Graz-based green tech eologix… Read more »

Lower Saxony official partner state of HUSUM WIND

North German state presents itself at trade fair 2023 with numerous companies   HUSUM | 8 September 2022. Lower Saxony has been named the official partner state of HUSUM WIND 2023. The federal state, intensively committed to a “green” transformation of the energy system and the economy, is once again represented in Husum along with a… Read more »

Dutch wind energy start-up used €4+ million for further development

The wind energy of the future  Kitepower’s ‘mobile wind turbines’ speak to the imagination. A kind of tether connects a sea container to the kite. The kite turns in a crosswind figure of eight pattern, which produces energy. In the future, one container will be able to provide enough electricity for up to 150 households. … Read more »

SeaRenergy and ASSC bring “Spirit of Emden” into service – offering Cargo Runs in the German North Sea

Hamburg, 7th September 2022  Due to the current development in the offshore supply vessel market with increasing vessel demand  in the North Sea and the first generation of Offshore Wind PSV being no longer available, all wind  farm operators in the German North Sea are facing great challenges in securing the supply for their  assets… Read more »

Equinor submits application for Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm Extensions

Equinor has today applied to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to build extensions to both the Sheringham Shoal and the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farms, both of which are situated off the North Norfolk coast. Equinor’s Development Consent Order (DCO) submission for the Sheringham Shoal Extension Project (SEP) and the Dudgeon Extension Project (DEP) comprises a… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes foundation and cable installation on the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Jan De Nul Group successfully completed the installation of the 47 jacket foundations and 188 pin piles, the 4 export and 47 inter array cables on the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan. With the achievement of these major milestones, Jan De Nul brings its EPCI scope onto the final straight towards completion in… Read more »

Announcing new service levels from the world’s leading provider of submarine cable data….

Still the best, but with a new name! GeoCablePro GeoCable has now been renamed GeoCablePro and has for many decades provided precise subsea cable data to customers world wide’ Manipulate data and plan cable routes with full access to the GeoCable data set using your GIS software GeoCablePro is only available on a subscription basis… Read more »

UK Renewable Tech Pioneer ONYX Opens Innovation Lab at Nottingham HQ, Amid Rapid Global Expansion

Nottingham, UK, September 7th, 2022 – ONYX Insight, a leading provider of data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry, announces the opening of an Advanced Sensing and Engineering laboratory at its UK headquarters in Nottingham today. This is following the businesses recent announcement reporting exponential international growth over the last 6 years, as… Read more »

Onshore wind vision and development of offshore supply chain announced in Programme for Government

The First Minister today (September 6) announced she is committed to publishing the final Onshore Wind Policy Statement and a Vision for Onshore Wind in Scotland, which will set out how 12GW of onshore wind can be developed. This commitment to onshore wind mirrors Scottish Renewables’ earlier call for an Onshore Wind Sector Deal which… Read more »

New polling shows overwhelming majority of UK population supports wind and solar

Polling commissioned by RenewableUK shows there is overwhelming public support for building new wind and solar farms to lower bills and tackle the cost of living crisis. The polling data, published by Survation, shows that 77% of people throughout the UK think the Government should use new wind and solar farms to reduce electricity bills,… Read more »

Belzona Announces First Chinese Board of Directors

Global designer and manufacturer of polymeric repair and protection systems, Belzona, has announced the appointments of Charli Yu Walton and Fred Lu as Corporate Development Director (China) and Technical Director (China), respectively. The appointments follow the establishment of Belzona Molecular Technology (Nanjing) Ltd in 2019, as a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), making the next… Read more »

SeaBot Maritime announces strategic appointments to strengthen its executive team

Next generation people-technology transformation specialist, SeaBot Maritime, has announced two strategic appointments to its executive team.    Recently unveiling its new identity, reflecting its position at the forefront of maritime sector people-technology integration, these appointments further cement SeaBot Maritime in its growth strategy.   As Head of Training and Competency, Jon Feaver leads the curation, development and… Read more »

BAR Technologies officially launches pioneering new offshore wind crew transfer vessel

Portsmouth, 25th August 2022 – Innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, BAR Technologies, held the official launch of its first BARTech 30 crew transfer vessel (CTV) from its premises on The Camber, Portsmouth, yesterday.  BAR Technologies, Chair, Martin Whitmarsh – also Chair of the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership – led his BAR Technologies colleagues to officially… Read more »

WindESCo signs 4th Swarm Contract, highlighting major industry need to optimize wind plant performance

Boston, MA USA, 25 August 2022 – WindESCo, the leading wind plant optimization company, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement for its Swarm™ solution with UPC Renewables for the 75 MW Sidrap project in Indonesia. WindESCo Swarm™ is estimated to increase annual revenue between $7,000 and $9,000 per MW for the wind plant. … Read more »

Connected Wind Services Sweden signs a Full-service hybrid agreement with EnBW

Connected Wind Services Group is proud to announce that the Swedish entity has signed a Full- service hybrid agreement on 43 Vestas V90 turbines, owned by EnBW, in Sweden. With more than 35 years of experience and with service agreements on more than two hundred wind turbines in Sweden alone, Connected Wind Services Group is… Read more »

Three Shetland ScotWind projects announced

At today’s (August 22) Offshore Wind Supply Chain Summit in Aberdeen, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the three projects in Shetland to have been offered seabed agreements for offshore wind projects, following Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind clearing process. Seabed in the NE1 area, east of Shetland, was made available to applicants who met ScotWind’s… Read more »

Offshore Wind industry begins work on Strategic Investment Model to drive joint infrastructure investment in Scotland

On Monday 22 August the offshore wind industry and other key partners attended an Offshore Wind Supply Chain Summit to discuss options for maximising Scottish supply chain growth. The Summit was hosted by ETZ Ltd in partnership with the Scottish Government and SOWEC, and attended by senior representatives of offshore wind companies, ports and leading… Read more »

WindGuard Certification provides retrofit for FRT test device

Varel, 2022-08-18: In the field of test equipment manufacturing, WindGuard Certification recently successfully completed a comprehensive reference project with support from Langer E-Technik: On customer behalf, the two companies from Varel, Germany, retro- fitted an existing test device for Fault-Ride-Through (FRT) tests on power generating units such as wind energy turbines and solar plants, energy… Read more »

Nordex Group closes first half of 2022 in line with expectations

Hamburg, 14 August 2022. The Nordex Group (ISIN:DE000A0D6554) today announced that its business performance in the first six months of 2022 was in line with expectations, with sales decreasing to EUR 2.1 billion as a result of fewer installations (H1 2021: EUR 2.7 billion). Gross revenue, which also includes changes in inventories, fell by 4.5… Read more »

Japan’s Goto Floating Wind Farm Appoints K2 Management as Technical Advisor

Tokyo, 15 August 2022 – K2 Management (K2M), a leading renewable energy engineering and project management consultancy, has been appointed as technical advisor on the Goto Floating Wind Farm (Goto) – the first commercial scale floating offshore wind farm in Japan. Set to be built off the shore of Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, the 16.8MW… Read more »

Nordex Group receives orders for 100 MW from Germany in July

Hamburg, 16 August 2022. In July, the Nordex Group made a successful start to the third quarter of 2022 with ten new orders amounting to a total 102 MW in the German market. The Group will supply 19 turbines for various customers, including projects in Baden-Württemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.   With a view… Read more »

Natural Power appoints new Global Director of Planning

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed William Black as Global Director of Planning. William joins the business from The Scottish Government where he was Deputy Director for Onshore Electricity Policy, Energy Strategy & Energy Consents, responsible for nationally significant renewable projects and grid infrastructure. Jeremy Sainsbury, Director at Natural Power,… Read more »

Clir renewables retained by Canadian Power to maximize returns of Okanagan Wind

Vancouver, 16th August 2022 – Clir Renewables, the market intelligence platform for wind and solar, has been retained as the data analysis and optimization service for the Okanagan Wind portfolio following Canadian Power’s purchase of the sites from Toronto-based InstarAGF Asset Management. Comprised of Pennask Wind Farm and Shinish Creek Wind Farm, Okanagan Wind represents the… Read more »