Category: Wind

Airborne Wind Energy developer Kitemill receives €2.5m cash boost from EIC (European Innovation Council) to accelerate commercialisation

Voss, Norway, July 22, 2024 – Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) developer Kitemill has secured €2.5million from the EIC (European Innovation Council) to accelerate the commercial launch of its novel technology. The multi-million-euro cash injection marks a significant milestone for Kitemill and its pioneering KM2 system (*see notes to editors) which received commendation from the EIC… Read more »

ARESCA calls for wind energy experts to support the national adoption of industry standards

The American Renewable Energy Standards and Certification Association (ARESCA) is calling for experts who are directly and materially affected parties who are interested in participating as a member of an American National Standards (ANS) consensus body, known as the ARESCA Standards Committee of the Board (SCB), to support the adoption of the following IEC TC 88 standards… Read more »

WORLD BANK GROUP RELEASES REPORT ON OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS FOR BRAZIL BASED ON ANALYSIS BY DNV

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 18 July 2024 – The World Bank Group today released a study on “Scenarios for Offshore Wind Development in Brazil”  conducted by DNV, the global independent energy expert and assurance provider. This report is one of a series of offshore wind roadmap studies commissioned by the World Bank Group (WBG) under its… Read more »

The UK Government today (July 18) announced the formation of an Onshore Wind Industry Taskforce.

The main aim of the taskforce will be to bring together key players from government, industry, regulatory bodies, the financial sector and other relevant organisations to drive forward the increases in onshore wind deployment needed to meet the UK’s 2030 targets. The taskforce will be chaired jointly by the UK Government’s Secretary of State for… Read more »

MACQUARIE ASSET MANAGEMENT AGREES TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL STAKE IN LYNN AND INNER DOWSING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

LONDON, 17 July 2024 – Macquarie Asset Management has announced that it intends to acquire, via its managed funds, an additional 39.25 per cent stake in the Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms from funds managed by BlackRock. Lynn and Inner Dowsing are located off the coast of Lincolnshire. Operational since 2009, the adjacent… Read more »

Corio CEO heralds Australia’s offshore wind opportunity

Corio Generation is making significant progress towards delivering the 2.5GW Great Eastern Offshore Wind project, located in the Gippsland offshore wind zone off the coast of Victoria. Corio was awarded a feasibility licence today, following the Commonwealth’s announcement of its intention to grant the license on May 1 and can now conduct the detailed assessment works… Read more »

More reliable and cost-effective: Schaeffler optimizes wind turbines using closed loop engineering

Schaeffler is driving the further development of wind turbines through closed loop engineering Close cooperation with turbine and gearbox manufacturers to optimize wind turbine efficiency and performance Expanded testing capacity for wind turbine bearings thanks to world’s most powerful testing facility in Denmark   Schweinfurt, Germany | July 17, 2024 | Wind turbines have a… Read more »

WORLD BANK GROUP RELEASES REPORT ON OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS FOR BRAZIL BASED ON ANALYSIS BY DNV

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 17 July 2024 – The World Bank Group has released a study on “Scenarios for Offshore Wind Development in Brazil”  conducted by DNV, the global independent energy expert and assurance provider. This report is one of a series of offshore wind roadmap studies commissioned by the World Bank Group (WBG) under its… Read more »

WIND Group welcomes Draftec

WIND Group has announced that equipment engineering and manufacturing company Draftec will join the WIND family. Together, they will enhance the support and services provided to their shared clients in international offshore and renewable projects. Draftec was founded in 2009 by Martijn Boone who, together with fellow Director Martijn Holtkamp, will continue to manage the… Read more »

Heavy lift shipping company United Heavy Lift names F900 Eco-Lifter UHL FABLE

Hamburg (July 15, 2024) – Just six months after United Heavy Lift launched the UHL FRESH, the Hamburg-based heavy lift shipping company is now strengthening its environmentally friendly F900 Eco-Lifter fleet with another newbuild: The UHL FABLE is the 19th vessel to complete this series, which was further developed and is operated by United Heavy Lift. With… Read more »

NKT confirmed partner for two Scottish power cable projects with SSEN Transmission

On 28 August 2023, NKT confirmed reservation of production and offshore installation capacity for Scottish transmission system operator (TSO) SSEN Transmission, for power cable systems for two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission links running from the Western Isles to the Scottish mainland, and from Spittal in Caithness to Peterhead. Now, NKT has signed a framework… Read more »

Ørsted successfully pilots new technology that further optimises offshore wind monopile installation

Building on existing marine life protections, Ørsted has developed a new, lower-noise installation method that could potentially revolutionise the way offshore wind foundations are installed. The groundbreaking new technology has been successfully tested in Germany, proving that this innovative approach can dramatically reduce noise levels during foundation installations, strengthening existing protections to marine life and… Read more »

Lionweld Kennedy Announces Record-Breaking Orders

Lionweld Kennedy, a leading UK manufacturer of high-quality steel gratings, handrail standards, and fabricated steel products, has announced record-breaking orders with the company seeing an all-time high in the value of orders placed. With unprecedented demand across all sectors, Lionweld Kennedy achieved order intake levels of 190% of the 2023 monthly average in May of… Read more »

GEV Wind Power launches new training facilities in UK & US

Further investing in the industry’s global skills demand and marking industry first Market-leading wind turbine blade repair and maintenance experts, GEV, has marked an industry first after further investing in its network of training facilities to help bridge the global skills gap for technicians. The group has established the North American Wind Academy at its… Read more »

Mainprize expands support for offshore wind with Siemens Financial Services

Offshore maritime services provider, Mainprize Offshore, grows its Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) fleet with a €25m finance facility from Siemens Financial Services (SFS). The number of offshore wind farms is growing, particularly further offshore where they benefit from more consistent and higher wind speeds. In parallel, it is fundamental that operators of all-weather, advanced vessels,… Read more »

Mood in onshore and offshore segments volatile globally but significantly improved in Europe

In the thirteenth edition of the WEtix report, assessments of the onshore and offshore wind markets in Germany and the EU are significantly more positive than in previous surveys. However, views of the global market shared from North America, Asia and the rest of the world are slightly dimmer. The expected global average rated output… Read more »

St. Johns Ship Building Delivers the Atlantic Resolute, First of Two Jones Act CTVs for Atlantic Wind Transfers

St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, Fl. — St. Johns Ship Building, a Palatka, Florida-based Jones Act facility owned by Americraft Marine, proudly announces the delivery of the Atlantic Resolute, the first of two Jones Act-compliant Chartwell Ambitious-Class Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) ordered by Atlantic Wind Transfers. This achievement marks the third CTV delivered by St…. Read more »

16 July 2024: Livestream and Live Q&A by Dieseko Group

Dieseko Group is excited to announce the GIANT Stories Livestream and Live Q&A event, set to take place on July 16. This highly anticipated event will introduce the groundbreaking GIANT 2000 – world’s largest vibratory hammer, and provide an exclusive look at Dieseko Group’s offshore strategy and how they partner on Offshore projects to make… Read more »

Baltic Power awarded SeaRenergy for Marine Coordination on the first build wind farm in Poland

Gdynia, July 8, 2024 – A polish SeaRenergy Group company has been awarded a Marine Coordination Services contract by Baltic Power for the construction phase of the Baltic Power offshore wind farm. The services will be kicked off with the preparatory phase in summer to ensure a smooth operational commencement in the last quarter of… Read more »

SURVITEC HELIPPE SECURES A SIGNIFICANT MULTI-YEAR PPE RENTAL CONTRACT WITH SWIRE RENEWABLE ENERGY

Survitec HeliPPE, a leading brand of global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec, has secured a multi-year contract for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) from Swire Renewable Energy, a global service provider in the wind industry. This partnership is set to significantly support Swire’s offshore operations in Europe and reinforce their commitment to prioritising technician health and… Read more »

DNV’S LUCY CRAIG APPOINTED AS BOARD MEMBER FOR WINDEUROPE

Zaragoza, Spain, 02 July 2024 : DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is proud to announce that Lucy Craig, Senior Vice President and Director of Growth, Innovation and Digitalization, Energy Systems, has been elected as a board member for WindEurope, the voice of the wind industry in Europe. With over 500 members from… Read more »

DNV CONDUCTS POWER CURVE VERIFICATION AT BAY OF ST. BRIEUC OFFSHORE WIND FARM USING ADVANCED NACELLE LIDAR TECHNOLOGY

DNV is performing power curve verification using advanced nacelle lidar technology at Ailes Marines’ Bay of St. Brieuc offshore wind farm, enhancing operational efficiency and aligning energy production with projections. DNV’s project includes designing, commissioning, and executing a power performance measurement campaign for turbines, ensuring compliance with updated industry standards. The Bay of St. Brieuc… Read more »

Solar and wind are increasingly competitive in wholesale power markets, offer a hedge against the uncertain cost of other generation sources

New Berkeley Lab study quantifies solar and wind costs in relation to wholesale market costs, suggests that purchasers should in some cases rethink contracting practices. Since solar and wind power are not tied to the vagaries of fuel markets, their steady prices can serve as a hedge against wholesale power price fluctuations. As wind and… Read more »

Modulift at World’s First Offshore Energy Island

Specialist lifting equipment manufacturer, Modulift is facilitating the construction of a complex offshore energy project in the North Sea. Deemed to be the world’s first artificial energy island, “Princess Elisabeth” marks a significant milestone in renewable energy infrastructure development. Situated 30 miles off the coast of Belgium, in the 3.5-GW Princess Elisabeth offshore wind zone,… Read more »

NextFloat+ Project secures €13m grant from Innovation Fund

The NextFloat+ Project has secured a ‘cornerstone grant’ of €13.4m from the European Commission’s Innovation Fund supporting the industrialisation of floating wind. The pan-European project aims to accelerate the roll out of the next generation of floating wind technology by boosting competitiveness and scalability. Led by a consortium formed by X1 Wind, as project coordinator, alongside Technip Energies and… Read more »

St. John’s Shipbuilding Continues Commitment to Offshore Wind with Third CTV Delivery

St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, FL — St. Johns Ship Building, a Palatka, Florida-based Jones Act facility owned by Americraft Marine, is pleased to announce the delivery of the Windea Enterprise, the second of three Jones Act-compliant Incat Crowther 30m Crew Transport Vessels (CTV) ordered by WINDEA CTV, LLC, a partnership of Hornblower Wind and… Read more »

Titan Wind Energy announces the investment decision for a Monopile production plant in Cuxhaven-Germany

600 jobs and up to EUR 300 million investment for XXXL monopiles Cuxhaven/Germany, The Titan Group has made the final investment decision to build a state-of-the-art production facility for monopiles in Cuxhaven in Northern Germany. Up to EUR 300 million will be invested with production ramp up in 2025. Monopiles with a diameter of up… Read more »

Nearthlab Expands into Contactless Lightning Protection System Inspection

Streamlining post-lightning maintenance protocols with autonomous drone technology June 20, 2024 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, now offers inspection services for lightning protection systems (LPS). This breakthrough was made by integrating Enertrag’s patented LPS measurement system into Nearthlab’s cutting-edge payload technology. Traditional LPS inspections often involve repetitive drilling to check cables… Read more »

Principle Power signs MoU with shipyard HSG Sungdong to advance serial manufacturing of WindFloat® floating wind foundations in Korea

Principle Power has signed a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HSG Sungdong to cooperate on engineering developments for mass production and assembly of WindFloat® technologies. The agreement furthers the development of a sustainable domestic supply chain in South Korea and supports the country’s ambition to achieve 14.3 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030…. Read more »

Jan De Nul will connect the Princess Elisabeth Island to the Belgian high-voltage grid

· Jan De Nul Group, in consortium with LS Cable & System, will connect the world’s first artificial energy island to the Belgian grid with the installation of three HVAC 220 kV cables. · The energy-island, that is also a hybrid interconnector, will be the connection hub between the wind farms in the Princess Elisabeth… Read more »

Gigawatt scale FLOW won’t float without wet storage, says JIP

A review, published by TS-FLOW™ JIP, shows that temporary wet storage is crucial to the successful delivery of large-scale floating wind projects, and adds significant value to local economies. However, it also highlights that suitable locations are extremely limited, and calls for more developers, ports, and yards to get involved in the initiative. TS-FLOW™ JIP, delivered by Offshore Solutions Group and… Read more »

Massive cuts in research funding hamper necessary innovations in key technologies for the energy transition

The year 2024 is characterized by a substantial reduction in federal funding for project research. Energy research is particularly affected by this. A 30% reduction in available funding for new projects is looming, compared to the previous year. Against this backdrop, the Fraunhofer-Group »Energy Technologies and Climate Protection« is warning of a massive decline in… Read more »

ABP signs MOU with Marine Power Systems to advance floating offshore wind technology

To coincide with the start of Renewable UK’s Global Offshore Wind trade show in Manchester, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s largest and leading ports operator has announced a new collaboration with Marine Power Services (MPS), a Wales based floating wind technology developer to accelerate the advancement of floating offshore wind technology in the Celtic… Read more »

Mainstream digital systems costing offshore wind millions in delays – it’s time to move on

Headline capacities at offshore wind farms make cost of delays substantially higher than a decade ago Slimmer margins in today’s economic environment mean delays can make the difference between profit and loss up and down the supply chain Whitepaper from Shoreline Wind advocates urgent digital transformation in offshore wind project management to reduce delays New… Read more »