Category: Wind

WINDESCO UNVEILS MARKET-FIRST SWARM™ TECH TO TRANSFORM WIND FARM PROFITABILITY

Cooperative turbine control system unlocks fleet optimization, providing 3-5% AEP improvement and a 3-4x return on investment over two years Boston, MA, USA – 26th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, has launched WindESCo Swarm™ – the world’s first commercially available, patented, solution for autonomous,… Read more »

WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows

Marine low-speed engine developer WinGD has strengthened its training capabilities as the number of gas-fuelled vessels on order surges. Among the investments, the company has expanded its network of training locations and added new online tools, making it even easier for ship operators to give their crews the skills they need. According to DNV’s Alternative… Read more »

SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN DEMAND FOR WIND TURBINE FIRE SUPPRESSION PROMPTS TEAM EXPANSION AT FIRETRACE

–       Firetrace International strengthens its renewables expertise with the appointment of a global BDM, while new Head of Marketing arrives from clean energy sector –       New hires come following a shift in the wind industry that has led to a heightened focus on safety and reliability  Scottsdale, 26th October… Read more »

Sunfish successfully reburies export cable at Eneco’s Luchterduinen Wind Farm

Another milestone achievement for Jan De Nul’s innovative intertidal trenching vehicle Sunfish Jan De Nul successfully reburied an export cable of Eneco’s Luchterduinen wind farm. A tailor-made solution was offered by modifying Jan De Nul’s in-house designed and fabricated intertidal trencher Sunfish. The reburial was executed without interruption of the offshore wind farm production during… Read more »

WINDESCO ANNOUNCES THREEFOLD RISE IN BOOKINGS IN RECORD QUARTER

Optimization pioneer ramps up client portfolio as trusted partner driving AEP gains for global wind industry Burlington, MA, USA – 20th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, celebrated its most successful quarter to date with a three-fold increase in bookings against Q2, thanks to deals… Read more »

Testing confirms CRP Subsea’s Bend Stiffener prolongs the fatigue life of a power cable

CRP Subsea and Hellenic Cables have completed dynamic cable testing at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MaRINET2 research programme. The results show that when tested with a CRP Subsea Bend Stiffener (protecting it against overbending) the power cable survived 3.7 times as many cycles and was on average 72.5% stiffer than… Read more »

The UK Government has today (October 19) published the Heat and Buildings Strategy setting out plans to incentivise the installation of low-carbon heating systems and replace old boilers over the coming decade.

Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the announcement today from the UK Government of its plan to drive down the cost of clean heat, with more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings. It’s crucial that people and business across the UK are incentivised to move… Read more »

Important milestone: Deutsche WindGuard is ISO 45001 certified

Occupational health and safety management system now firmly embedded Varel, 2021-10-19: With the successful certification according to ISO 45001, Deutsche WindGuard has now firmly embedded its occupational health and safety management system in its corporate philosophy. “Workplace safety and the health of our employees are top priorities in our organisa- tion. This certification in accordance… Read more »

DNV acts as lenders technical advisor to successful financial close for the world’s first multi-megawatt integrated solar and green hydrogen power plant in Western French Guiana

Paris, France – 19 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as the lenders technical advisor and provided technical due diligence reviewing the world’s largest power plant project combining photovoltaic energy and massive storage of 128MWh by “Centrale Electrique de l’Ouest Guyanais” (CEOG). Meridiam, the main shareholder and developer… Read more »

Deputy First Minister addresses renewable energy event as part of COP26 tour

Reception at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on Friday (Oct 15) brought together those working in area’s green energy industry ahead of COP26 Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP addressed a renewable energy event in Pitlochry last week (Oct 15). The reception, held at SSE Renewables’ Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, brought together representatives of renewable energy companies operating… Read more »

ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines as MAN ES opens new route to sustainable sailing for gas carriers

ABB Turbocharging to deliver A200-L turbochargers for six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers   Low-pressure dual-fuel engine offers environmental and transitional benefits of LNG at reduced capital cost Order highlights crucial role for turbochargers in enabling new engine concepts ABB’s A200-L turbochargers will be used on MAN Energy Solutions’ 5G70ME-C10.5-GA engines destined for six… Read more »

Nordex Group achieves order intake of over 1.8 gigawatts in the third quarter of 2021

Hamburg, October 14, 2021. In the third quarter of 2021, the Nordex Group received orders for 389 wind turbines with a total rated output of 1,829 megawatts (MW), up from 271 wind turbines with 1,229 MW in the third quarter of the previous year. Turbines of the Delta4000 series accounted for 1,391 MW or 76… Read more »

Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3

Jan De Nul Group signs the final contract for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one topside for the Gode Wind 3 and the Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms. This T&I contract will be the first assignment for Jan De Nul’s NextGen Heavy Lift Vessel Les Alizés, a seaworthy Ultra-Low Emission… Read more »

ONYX INSIGHT SURPASSES 2GW BENCHMARK IN MONITORING OF CLEARWAY WIND PORTFOLIO

Five-year relationship sees 850+ turbines employing ecoCMS hardware and fleetMONITOR software to cut costs for Clearway’s wind fleet, with more to follow Nottingham, 13th October 2021 – Clearway Energy Group, a prominent US renewables developer and owner-operator, and ONYX Insight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry,… Read more »

New research which shows a more ambitious onshore wind target for Scotland could produce £27.8 billion of economic activity while helping meet the country’s net-zero target has been published today.

The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus also contains new polling which shows Scots are in favour of new onshore wind development and reform of the planning system. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: “The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus published today shows the enormous benefits of increasing our ambition for Scotland’s outstanding wind resource… Read more »

Scottish Government Heat and Buildings Strategy published

The Scottish Government has today (October 7) published the Heat in Buildings Strategy setting out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: We welcome today’s publication… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel Les Alizés from the Italian Company Remazel Engineering S.p.A

Jan De Nul awards Remazel S.p.A. for the design and manufacture of a fully automated monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel, Les Alizés. Jan De Nul continues to invest in new mission equipment to find solutions for next generation offshore wind installation challenges. The automated monopile installation system on deck increases safety and… Read more »

Finnish maritime expo Navigate targets global audience in 2022

Finland’s biggest maritime event, Navigate, will look beyond its well-established local base when it returns next year. The exhibition and conference, to be held at Turku Fair Center on 1-2 June, will cater for international visitors and exhibitors with an agenda highlighting the Nordic region’s critical contribution to today’s most urgent maritime issues, as well… Read more »

17th Windforce Conference: Tap the Offshore Wind Potential!

Bremerhaven, 5 October 2021 – The increasingly serious climate change makes it necessary to exploit existing potentials of offshore wind. The wind industry and hydrogen association WAB e.V., as the voice of the supply chain, therefore used the stage of the 17th International WINDFORCE Conference to present a list of messages on the future of… Read more »

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for honours

Finalists announced today in 11 categories Contenders “represent the innovation, dedication and passion” of industry says Scottish Renewables CEO Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards, announced today (Oct 5). A project which can capture and store renewable energy… Read more »

Jan De Nul contracts Castor Marine to connect entire fleet

80 vessels migrate to VSAT, Iridium and VoIP software and hardware Jan De Nul Group, a leading expert in marine construction, civil engineering and environmental projects, has moved its entire fleet of 82 vessels and jack-up barges to Castor Marine’s global VSAT and Iridium connectivity network on a long-term contract to guarantee solid vessel connectivity…. Read more »

Codling Wind Park contracts DNV to certify Ireland’s flagship offshore wind farm

Certification of Codling Wind Park will help to manage risks, as Ireland seeks to realize ambitious offshore wind goals. HAMBURG, Germany, 5 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been contracted to carry out Project Certification for the Codling Wind Park project, which is one of the largest offshore wind… Read more »

Royal Dutch Shell awards Nordex Group contract for 50 MW for “Energiepark Pottendijk” in the Netherlands

Hamburg, 30 September 2021. The Nordex Group has received an order from Royal Dutch Shell for the supply and installation of 14 N131/3600 turbines in the Netherlands. The order also includes a Premium Service for the maintenance and servicing of the turbines over a period of 15 years The 50.4 MW wind farm will be… Read more »

A helping hand to grow Scottish success in the global offshore wind market

Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council releases new guide: Offshore Wind International Export Markets – a guide for Scottish Exporters Scotland has ambitions to deliver 11GW of offshore wind by 2030, but the global opportunity is at least 10x greater than the Scottish market A new Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) report has been launched… Read more »

Five UK businesses achieve Fit for Offshore Renewables Granted Status

Five UK companies have successfully completed  the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-backed Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR)  Programme and achieved ‘Granted’ status. KRG Specialist Engineering Services from the Scottish pilot programme and EnerMech, Proeon Systems, Stowen Clean Energy Ltd and TECOSIM Simulation Ltd, all part of the New Anglia cohort, have proven that they… Read more »

Wales and South West cooperation deal for Celtic Sea Cluster to spearhead floating wind deployment in the Celtic Sea

Welsh Government and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have formally launched the Celtic Sea Cluster. With support from Marine Energy Wales, Celtic Sea Power and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Celtic Sea Cluster aims to accelerate offshore wind deployment in the Celtic Sea region. Analysis suggests 2040 targets for floating wind… Read more »

UK Government Joins ORE Catapult’s Floating Wind Centre of Excellence

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWC0E) has welcomed the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as a new strategic partner, further strengthening the Centre’s mission to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of the floating offshore wind sector. BEIS announced it will join 15 leading… Read more »

WBD advises RWE on new hub to enhance collaboration in offshore wind projects

The energy team at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised leading clean energy company RWE Renewables on the creation of RWE’s new Grimsby Hub operations base, which has been set up to enhance collaboration. The hub will support the offshore renewables teams so they can work together on constructing the many and diverse… Read more »

Nabrawind introduces BladeRunner, a system that drastically reduces the cost of blade replacement and installation operations

The system is crane-free and can be used for blades up to 80 meters long BladeRunner, the new blade installation and de-installation system developed and patented by Nabrawind Technologies, reduces the cost of blade replacement by 70% compared to maintenance operations carried out with cranes. The Spanish company’s new product is applicable to all types… Read more »

ArcVera Renewables expands its India team with wind energy expert Sivamurugan “Siva” Eswaran

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, announces the expansion of its India-based team in Bangalore with the appointment of Sivamurugan “Siva” Eswaran as Lead, Wind & Solar Asset Management to support its growing independent engineering and qualified technical services for wind and solar projects…. Read more »

£130m subsea cable facility to boost UK offshore renewables sector

JDR Cable Systems announces plans for government-backed Northumberland-based manufacturing facility, creating 170 UK jobs 28th September 2021: JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has announced its plans to open a new state-of-the-art subsea cable manufacturing facility in Cambois, near Blyth, Northumberland. JDR has… Read more »

Nordex Group receives certifications for N149/4.0-4.5 turbine required for grid connection in Spain

Hamburg, 27 September 2021. The Nordex Group has obtained the Equipment Certificate (UGE) required in Spain for connection to the grid for the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine as well as the Component Certificate (CAMGE) for its own Wind Farm Controller (CWE). Both certificates confirm the required standard-compliant grid connection behaviour according to the Norma Técnica de Supervisión… Read more »

GreenPowerMonitor acquires PV analytics technology platform from Alteso

·         Alteso’s analytics to be integrated into GreenPowerMonitor solutions  DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that by 2050, solar and wind will represent 69% of grid-connected power generation  ·         New combined analytics platform builds upon global need for fact based digital monitoring of renewable assets  BARCELONA, Spain, 23 September, 2021.  GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), a DNV Company, and the leading digital solution… Read more »

Price Increase Announcement for Seamless Tubing Program

SANDVIKEN, SWEDEN, September 23, 2021 As a consequence of current market conditions, Sandvik Materials Technology is introducing a price increase for its seamless tubing program across all regions globally. This includes Hydraulic and Instrumentation tubing, High temperature tubing, Heat Exchanger tubing, Fertilizer tubing and Compound tubing. Price increases will be in the range of 5-10%… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 27 MW from Poland

Hamburg, 23 September 2021. The Nordex Group has received another order from Poland. For its regular customer, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG (“KGAL”), the manufacturer is supplying nine N131/3000 turbines for the 27 MW “Rywald” wind farm. In addition to installation and commissioning, the order also includes a Premium Service contract for the… Read more »