Category: Wind

Natural Power appointed as owner’s engineer at Cushaling Wind Farm in Ireland

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has commenced service delivery on the nine-turbine, 56MW, Cushaling Wind Farm in counties Offaly and Kildare, Ireland. Fulfilling the roles of project manager, owner’s engineer and project supervisor design process (PSDP) on behalf of Statkraft Ireland, Natural Power was selected for this project due to the… Read more »

Aerones unveils modular robot for Level 1-3 wind turbine LEE maintenance and repair

Riga – January, 2023 Aerones has demonstrated for the first time a robot that offers full-service leading edge wind turbine blade maintenance and repair. The robot performs maintenance 5x faster than humans, and makes use of various attachments to perform different tasks, including refinishing blades with RELEST® coatings from AkzoNobel. The robot is able to… Read more »

Aerones raises $30M to scale its robot-enabled services and drive efficiencies in the $30B wind turbine maintenance market

Riga, 16 January 2022: Aerones (“the Company”), the Latvia-based world leader in robot-enabled wind turbine maintenance and inspection, is pleased to announce that it has secured $30 million in growth capital to scale its business globally. The capital will be used to help the Company meet surging demand in a market which is expected to… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes Navy veteran and EOD and Mine Countermeasure Expert 
Eric Wirstrom as Vice President of Business Development

POTTSTOWN, Pa., January 24, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, is proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Eric Wirstrom as the company’s new Vice President of Business Development to drive growth in the commercial and defense sectors. Initially, Wirstrom will focus on VideoRay’s performance in its Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR)… Read more »

First Minister opens Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference

Nicola Sturgeon tells event offshore wind is “crucial to Scotland’s long-term economic prospects” More than 800 delegates attending sold-out two-day event in Glasgow First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (January 25) opened Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference at the SEC in Glasgow. In her ministerial address the First Minister told the conference that The Scottish Government… Read more »

Cargostore Worldwide Formalises Expansion into the East Coast US Wind Market with New Partnership

Cargostore Worldwide, the leading UK-based provider of DNV 2.7-1 certified offshore containers is pleased to announce its formal expansion into the East Coast US wind market through a new partnership with Blue Ocean Port Services. The Port of Providence (ProvPort) has been identified as the ideal location for Cargostore’s first depot dedicated to supporting offshore… Read more »

St. Johns Ship Building Announces the Second Keel Laying Ceremony for Atlantic Wind Transfers Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessels

St. Johns Ship Building held a keel laying ceremony on January 18th for the second of the series of aluminum crew transfer vessels (CTVs) used to service the offshore wind farm industry. The announcement follows the Jones Act shipyard’s acquisition by Americraft Marine last May. The crew transfer vessels will be servicing U.S. offshore wind… Read more »

EchoSense deployment accelerates to tackle wind production challenges as new bats become endangered

Natural Power, a leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, is set to accelerate the implementation of its proven EchoSense smart bat curtailment technology in a move to ensure the protection of endangered bat species at wind projects in North America.  On January 30, 2023, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will officially up-list the… Read more »

Blue Pearl Energy integrates Calordom, the Spanish heating and biomass specialist, to its European platform

his is Blue Pearl Energy’s first partnership in Spain, a key country where the company expects strong growth over the next few years  Blue Pearl Energy, an innovative European energy services platform, announced today the integration of the Spanish company Calordom into its network of expert SMEs. Based in Madrid, Calordom is specialized in central… Read more »

JAN DE NUL ORDERS SECOND NEXT GENERATION OFFSHORE INSTALLATION VESSEL LES ALIZÉS

Just six months after the investment announcement for the offshore installation vessel Voltaire, Jan De Nul Group orders Les Alizés, a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. Together with the Voltaire, this new vessel will be in a super-size class of its own, capable of building the newest generation of… Read more »

JAN DE NUL SIGNS T&I CONTRACT FOR GODE WIND 3 & BORKUM RIFFGRUND 3

The 242 MW Gode Wind 3 and 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 Wind Farms are owned and developed by the Danish renewable energy company Ørsted Wind Power A/S. Both wind farms will use 11-MW Siemens Gamesa turbines and are located in the German North Sea. The Borkum Riffgrund 3 more particularly will be located adjacent… Read more »

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative builds on momentum from COP27 Announces 13 action programs

16 January 2023, Abu Dhabi – Today, the Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) announced 13 action programs. Steering committee members, made up of African leaders, CEOs, and carbon credit experts, met at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to build on early momentum and set out further ambitions. In the lead-up to COP28 ACMI’s action programs aim… Read more »

CSO Marine Group Unveils New Brand Identity and Websites

London, Friday 13 January 2023. CSO Marine Group (CSO), an integrated strategic solutions provider for the offshore energy and marine renewables sectors, today unveiled the Group’s new brand identity, including redesigned websites and corporate videos. As part of the CSO Marine Group, Offshore Operations (OOL), Colebrook Offshore (CBO) and Rockabill Marine Design (RMD) have also… Read more »

Ventus Group partners with TÜV SÜD to provide solutions and expertise to wind energy players in India

Further strengthening its offering and position as a dominant player catering to the end-to-end requirements of the wind energy sector, Ventus Group has entered an exclusive partnership with TÜV SÜD in India. The collaboration sees Ventus Group bringing its unrivalled global expertise in rotor monitoring and technical support for the renewable energy industry, to TÜV… Read more »

Combifloat enters the offshore cable market

Rotterdam, 11 January 2023 – Combifloat recently concluded the acquisition of Oceanteam Solutions, creating an entry into the offshore cable handling and logistics solutions market. This acquisition enables Combifloat to further enhance its portfolio with an additional brand, offering a broader set of equipment and services dedicated to the offshore renewable and subsea oil &… Read more »

Are hybrid renewable projects the future?

Hybrid projects aren’t new. The industry has been exploring the benefits of co-locating different types of renewable generation and storage technology for many years now. But while there is lots of talk of “energy parks”, “virtual power plants” and other hybrid concepts, in reality we continue to see the vast majority of wind, solar and… Read more »

EnfraGen’s Fontus Renewables enlists Verano to build a pipeline of solar projects in Chile

Verano Energy, a leading renewable energy developer in Latin America, announces that it has commenced construction of eight solar PV projects in Chile with a total capacity of 76 MWdc (59 MWac). Verano was selected by EnfraGen subsidiary, Fontus Renewables to carry out the EPC and O&M contracts, which is the largest third-partyEPC contract for… Read more »

Are hybrid renewable projects the future?

Hybrid projects aren’t new. The industry has been exploring the benefits of co-locating different types of renewable generation and storage technology for many years now. But while there is lots of talk of “energy parks”, “virtual power plants” and other hybrid concepts, in reality we continue to see the vast majority of wind, solar and… Read more »

Perceptual Robotics graduates from award-winning start-up accelerator

An intelligent automation and inspection solutions company has secured additional funding after completing an award-winning start-up programme. Perceptual Robotics, which has bases in the UK and Europe, showcased their Dhalion system to more than 100 venture capitalists and key industry guests at Deeptech Labs on December 7th. CEO Kostas Karachalios and Chief Operating Officer Dimitris… Read more »

Nearthlab Brings Cutting-Edge Plug-and-Play Technology to Latin America

Leading provider of autonomous drone solutions bracing to upscale global operations after the successful deployment of its latest flagship solution NearthWIND Mobile in South America Dec. 15, 2022 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, announced that it has wrapped up rounds of inspections in Latin America spearheaded by NearthWIND Mobile, an award-winning… Read more »

Türkiye: Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. (CCI) orders Nordex turbine for its factory

Hamburg, 14 December 2022. The Nordex Group has received an order from Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. (“CCI”), for the supply and installation of CCI’s first wind turbine. The order for an N133/4800 turbine also includes a ten-year Premium Service.   The turbine with a nominal capacity of 4.8 MW will be installed on a tubular steel… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order to supply 94 MW to Brazil

Hamburg, 13 December 2022. The Nordex Group has received an order for N163/5.X turbines from Brazil. The manufacturer is to supply 16 turbines for the 94.4 MW “EOL TODA ENERGIA 2” wind farm for TODA Investimentos do Brasil.  The wind farm is to be built in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, near to… Read more »

New research finds UK offshore wind supply chain is buoyant despite headwinds – enabling innovation to flourish

A survey from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult reveals a high degree of confidence in future growth but highlights challenges in areas of skills and visibility of opportunities. The first in depth survey into the confidence of the UK Offshore Wind supply chain has revealed an optimistic outlook in the sector despite the challenging… Read more »

Paul Virgo Joins Cargostore Worldwide as Global Operations Manager

Cargostore Worldwide, the UK’s leading DNV 2.7-1 and ISO certified container provider announces the appointment of Paul Virgo to the role of Global Operations Manager, a new role within the expanding company. Mr Virgo brings with him a wealth of technical knowledge and over 15 years of experience within the oil and gas, and logistics… Read more »

WAB Press Release on offshore wind + hydrogen collaboration of WAB e.V. and Team Norway

Norway/Germany, 12 December 2022 – The Wind Energy and green Hydrogen Cluster WAB e.V. signed a cooperation agreement with Team Norway, represented by Norwegian Energy Partners. Both parties agreed to collaborate with a focus on offshore wind development and green hydrogen and respective supply chains. The cooperation will focus on the 20th WINDFORCE in June… Read more »

Wood Thilsted wins design contract for Ocean Winds first offshore wind project in Poland and opens Warsaw Office

London, UK – Wood Thilsted is excited to make two key announcements. The first, its appointment as the foundation and offshore substation concept designer for Ocean Winds first offshore windfarm in Poland, BC-Wind. The second, the opening of WT’s first Polish branch in Warsaw. BC-Wind offshore wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds, the… Read more »

EDP Renewables and Engie’s joint venture partnered with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to develop a floating offshore project in California

London, UK, 9th December 2022 – Ocean Winds (OW) and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), through their 50/50 offshore wind joint venture Golden State Wind, were awarded a 32,500 hectares lease area by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the Morro Bay area off the central coast of California…. Read more »

WinGD wins engine diagnostics orders as ship owners look to reduce OPEX

Swiss marine power company WinGD has received orders from two LNG carrier operators for its WinGD Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) engine monitoring, diagnostics and remote support service. Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered WiDE for seven vessels, which include a recently delivered LNG carrier and six under construction. CoolCo, formed in 2021 with Eastern Pacific Shipping… Read more »

Climate Change Committee Progress Report 2022

The Climate Change Committee today (December 7) published its Progress Report for 2022 and also its first five-yearly review of Scottish Emissions Targets. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “The Climate Change Committee is right to highlight the need to accelerate our transition to net-zero and for The Scottish Government to… Read more »

ONSHORE WIND BAN LIFTED – Vattenfall response

Vattenfall’s Head of UK Onshore Development, Frank Elsworth, said: “If this is a genuine move which will put onshore wind on a level playing field with other infrastructure in England, it will send a very positive signal that the Government is serious about harnessing the benefits which onshore development can unleash for the environment ,… Read more »

Natural Power HSEQ Director appointed to SafetyOn leadership

Natural Power’s HSEQ Director, Frank Monaghan, has been appointed to the leadership board of SafetyOn, the UK’s onshore wind safety organisation. He’s joined by Stewart Reid, Natural Power’s Manager of HSEQ, who has been appointed as vice chair of the technical advisory committee (TAC). Frank Monaghan said: “Having been part of the founding team at… Read more »

New programme examines pathways for integrated floating offshore wind technology

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre will examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure, as part of their five year collaboration under the Energy Transition Alliance banner The WINTOG programme will drive collaboration across energy technologies to foster innovative… Read more »

Jan De Nul successfully connects TenneT’s electricity network in The Netherlands and continues to invest in its offshore installation fleet in support of its energy business

On 17 November 2022, Jan De Nul Group completed the first part of the cable installation works to connect the wind farms Hollandse Kust (noord) and (west Alpha) to the Dutch mainland. Also the 220-kV high-voltage tests of both sea and land cables for Hollandse Kust (noord) were successfully completed, from the onshore substation to… Read more »

MASS TANK and STEEL INSPECT complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for quality management

MASS TANK and STEEL INSPECT have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the delivery of professional management and service contracts relating to quality management systems and onshore and offshore monitoring and construction supervision for the north American offshore wind energy sector. This agreement shows a strategic commitment in working to provide full quality service… Read more »

JS HAMILTON QUALITY SERVICES and STEEL INSPECT officially sign Cooperation Agreement for inspection and expediting services during PTMEW /WAB WINDFORCE BALTICE SEA conference

On November 16th, during WINDFORCE BALTICE SEA offshore wind conference in Gdansk, Poland, J.S. Hamilton Quality Services (JSHQS) and STEEL INSPECT have officially signed a Partnership agreement for cooperation. The parties acknowledged their willingness to cooperate in the field of Inspection and Expediting Services, particularly for Wind Energy Projects, considering Steel Inspect’s long years’ experience… Read more »

Nordex Group receives 35 MW order from Poland

Hamburg, 17 November 2022. The Nordex Group has received an order from Poland for the supply and installation of ten turbines. The customer is Wind Farm Lada Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of RE Alloys Sp z o.o.. The order also includes the Premium Service for the N131/3600 turbines covering a period of 15 years…. Read more »