Category: Wind

VIKING and HeliService USA sign PPE agreement to serve U.S. offshore wind safety needs

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed a strategic agreement with HeliService USA, ensuring that the helicopter service provider has a single and continuous source of fully certified personal protective equipment to uphold offshore wind industry safety standards along the U.S. East Coast. Building on enduring relations between the companies, the agreement includes personal protective equipment (PPE)… Read more »

TWD Installation Equipment Designs ready to assist in Hai Long OWF Installation

April 16, 2024 Last week, the Hai Long Offshore Wind Project announced the official launch of offshore construction. TWD , a leading engineering company in the offshore wind market, was awarded the tailored design of the pin pile installation equipment by CSBC DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE). TWD’s tailored designs will play a key role in… Read more »

DNV TO VERIFY SUBSTATION OF EQUINOR’S BANDIBULI/FIREFLY FLOATING WIND FARM IN SOUTH KOREA

Høvik, Norway, 15 April 2024: DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been selected by Equinor to provide verification services for FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) of the substation of the Bandibuli / Firefly floating wind farm. The wind farm comprises two 75 km2 areas, 70 km offshore Ulsan in South Korea. DNV… Read more »

EchoSense study receives final approval from DOE

Now concluded, approved, and published by the US Department of Energy (DOE), this multiyear study confirms the system’s effectiveness and enables broader adoption of EchoSense as a smart curtailment solution in the United States, in turn, advancing the clean energy transition by maximizing the productivity of wind assets. Natural Power was awarded funding by the… Read more »

Wind farm generates £1m in community benefits

A wind farm between Longtown and Gretna has paid more than £1m in grants to the local community.   The nine turbines at Beck Burn began generating electricity in 2017 producing enough power for 18,000 homes.   As part of the scheme, operator EDF Renewables UK agreed to pay £155,250 a year tocommunity projects within… Read more »

Collett Transport Delivers Two 178Te transformers in 7 days to Biggleswade substation.

Working on behalf of Hyundai Electric UK, in conjunction with National Grid, Collett Transport has successfully delivered two 178Te supergrid transformers from Tilbury Dock in Essex to National Grid’s Biggleswade substation in Bedfordshire. Each transformer measured 9.0 metres long, 5.4 metres wide and 5.0 metres in height; combining with the trailer for a total vehicle… Read more »

SCADA International acquires Quantec Systems GmbH to drive international expansion and expand software offerings

SCADA International, the leading software and control systems provider to the renewable energy sector, is embarking on yet a significant strategic move with the acquisition of Quantec Systems GmbH. This expansion marks a pivotal step in SCADA International’s ambitious growth, adding 10,000 renewable assets and boosting the total installed capacity to an impressive 44 GW…. Read more »

19 North East businesses selected for offshore renewables supply chain programme

  Nineteen businesses in the North East of Scotland have been selected for the successful Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) supply chain support programme – ready to accelerate companies into the offshore renewable energy market. F4OR North East is delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ Ltd),… Read more »

“We stand at a tipping point”: Wärtsilä calls for urgent action to enable more flexible power systems

Technology group Wärtsilä is calling for urgent action to enable more flexibility in power systems around the world, as we reach a crucial renewable energy tipping point. According to the IEA World Energy Outlook1 the amount of renewables deployed globally is set to double by 2030, with inflexible generation forecast to decline rapidly, including a 20%… Read more »

WindEnergy Hamburg: Ready to transition!

From equipment and component manufacturers to project developers and operators, and through to scientists and politicians, WindEnergy Hamburg, held from 24 to 27 September 2024, will the meeting place of the entire international wind energy sector. Repowering, grid intertie challenges and new energy storage solutions are at the top of the agenda. The goal is… Read more »

Port of Argentia Marine Terminal Expansion Receives Environmental Release by Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Port of Argentia has reached a significant milestone in its Cooper Cove Marine Terminal Expansion Project with the decision by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC), that following a review and public consultations, an impact assessment is not required for the project. In its release, IAAC stated, “In light of the factors considered, the… Read more »

AEROX Accelerates Wind Energy Sector Growth with Next-Generation Coatings for Turbine Blade Protection

Valencia, Spain – April 8, 2024 – After two years of collaboration under a Joint Research and Development Agreement (JRDA) with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, AEROX proudly announces the launch of its latest innovation in wind turbine blade protection: AROLEP® 940 and AROLEP® 940 bio coatings. Leveraging MCC’s… Read more »

OPTIMISM PREVAILS IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY SECTOR DESPITE THREAT OF POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY, DNV REPORT FINDS

Positive sentiment of the energy sector remains remarkably steady at around 74% Political uncertainty, as the world readies for a tsunami of elections, has been highlighted by the energy sector in DNV’s analysis of the views of nearly 1,300 senior energy professionals around the globe. Rising costs and supply chain disruptions are threatening the viability… Read more »

Reducing production and consumption growth in high-income countries: is it good for tackling climate change?

A new study led by Jarmo Kikstra, a research scholar in the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program, explores whether reducing production and consumption growth could make a significant contribution to resolving the climate crisis. As the effects of climate change become more severe and the scale of environmental damage gains magnitude, some researchers disagree… Read more »

Maritime Minister, Lord Davies, learns about ABP’s ambitious plans for Port Talbot

Associated British Ports (ABP) was delighted to welcome Maritime Minister, Lord Byron Davies, to ABP’s port at Port Talbot on Friday 5 April, for a site tour and to learn more about ABP’s ambitious plans to transform the port into a major hub for Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) and wider green energy developments. Graeme Power-Hosking,… Read more »

Invisible 12-Hour Energy Storage Project To Chase Oil Shale From Estonia

The hits just keep on coming for fossil energy stakeholders. The latest field to face down reality is the oil shale business, which depends on favorable energy policies in Estonia and elsewhere for support. Now it’s about to get the boot. Instead, Estonia is turning the spotlight on its considerable offshore wind resources and a… Read more »

CSO Marine Group partners with Crew Training Solutions to offer discounted seafarer courses

Seafarers registering for offshore roles with crewing specialists Offshore Operations will now benefit from a 10% discount on UK-based commercial seafarer courses. Crew Training Solutions, which offers a range of STCW courses from its Grimsby training centre, has partnered with CSO Marine Group to make it easier for seafarers to access new training opportunities while… Read more »

UKA places next major order for 253 MW with the Nordex Group

UKA orders a further 39 wind turbines 253 MW of clean, low-cost and independent energy for six federal states Within 3 months, UKA has already ordered 450 MW for German wind projects from Nordex   Meissen/Dresden/Hamburg, April 3, 2024. At the end of March, the wind and solar park developer UKA (Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen GmbH &… Read more »

Full clarity and route forward for all Strategic Investment Model (SIM) projects

Since February 2024, the Strategic Investment Model Working Group has been working to ensure that  the 38 projects which reached the end of Stage 1 continue to move forward. On the 19th February 2023, the Strategic Investment Model Working Group published the list of 38 projects that had successfully completed Stage 1 (excluding the 6 requesting… Read more »

Global wind power production is “very predictable” finds Eoltech study

France, 02 April 2024 – Eoltech, a leading wind and solar resource assessment consultancy, released today the findings of a new study that aimed at assessing the variations of the global wind resource over the last 15 years. The data show that worldwide wind power production is very predictable, with annual variations remaining within a… Read more »

New deal signed for offshore wind innovators to continue driving forward solutions in real-world conditions

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and Vattenfall have signed a three-year extension on their testing and demonstration collaboration at Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. The partnership at the 96.8MW offshore wind test and demonstration facility first began in 2019. Since then, technologies which have the potential to address operation and maintenance challenges currently facing offshore… Read more »

SeaTwirl enters into a MoU with Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility Co.,Ltd. for the Japan market

SeaTwirl announces that an MoU has been signed between SeaTwirl AB and Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility Co.,Ltd. (“SCPM”) with the intentions to promote SeaTwirl`s vertical-axis offshore floating wind turbine in Japan. Following a thorough process, where SeaTwirl has been working to select a strategic business partner in Japan for targeting the vertical-axis offshore floating… Read more »

SeaTwirl enters into a MoU with Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility Co.,Ltd. for the Japan market

The Energy-tech company SeaTwirl announces today on March 28th, that an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) has been signed between SeaTwirl AB and Sumitomo Corporation Power & Mobility Co.,Ltd. (“SCPM”) with the intentions to promote SeaTwirl`s vertical-axis offshore floating wind turbine (“Product”) in Japan.   Following a thorough process, where SeaTwirl has been working to select… Read more »

Crane replacements to support next-generation offshore wind turbine installations

When it comes to wind turbines, the bigger they are, the harder they work, generating more renewable offshore wind energy, and a greater return on investment for developers. As a result, next-gen turbines are growing, and their components are getting larger and heavier. To meet the enhanced installation and maintenance requirements of their components, the… Read more »

Natural Power supports DIF Capital Partners’ sale of UK onshore wind farm

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as vendor’s technical advisor on behalf of DIF Capital Partners to support the sale of the 13-turbine, 26MW, Wadlow Wind Farm in Cambridgeshire, England. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and is expected to take place in Q2 2024…. Read more »

Full clarity and route forward for all Strategic Investment Model (SIM) projects

Since February 2024, the Strategic Investment Model Working Group has been working to ensure that  the 38 projects which reached the end of Stage 1 continue to move forward. On the 19th February 2023, the Strategic Investment Model Working Group published the list of 38 projects that had successfully completed Stage 1 (excluding the 6 requesting… Read more »

SIMPLY BLUE GROUP DIVERSIFIES TO DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE FUELS PROJECTS

New sustainable fuels projects in Canada, Europe and Australia have potential to deliver over 300,000 tonnes of SAF annually. Cork, Ireland, 27 March 2024 – Simply Blue Group, a leading global offshore wind project developer, is developing onshore renewable energy parks to power facilities capable of producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The projects, in Canada, Ireland and Australia… Read more »

Brazil: Corio and Prumo sign MOU to develop offshore wind at Port of Açu

CEOs of Corio and Prumo confirm agreement at Brazil Offshore Wind Summit. Memorandum of Understanding kickstarts commercial negotiations to agree the reservation of a dedicated area for Corio at Port of Açu. The port is a potential strategic hub for Brazil’s emergent offshore wind sector.   27 March 2024, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Global offshore… Read more »

Merganser receives certification from Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Awards World’s First Prototype Certification for SolarDuck’s Floating Offshore Solar Solution Bureau Veritas (BV), a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC), has awarded the Dutch-Norwegian renewable energy company SolarDuck the world’s first Prototype Certification for a floating offshore solar technology, as applied in SolarDuck’s 0.5 MW pilot “Merganser”. This certification represents… Read more »

Aerones Launches Autonomous Drone Inspection Service for Wind Turbine Blades

Aerones, a pioneer in robotic wind turbine inspection and maintenance services, advances its drone visual inspection service by introducing the Autonomous drone visual inspection. With this solution time required for visual inspection will be reduced even further. For inspections Aerones uses professional, industrial-grade drones with a custom high-resolution camera module. If previously drone inspections were… Read more »

Rovco expands offshore wind and decommissioning capabilities with new specialist vessel

LONDON, 26 March 2024: Rovco, a leading provider of tech-powered offshore wind solutions, has chartered the MV Patriot for its specialist fleet. It will join Rovco’s existing two site characterisation vessels. Driven by the growth of the offshore wind sector and the decommissioning needs of the oil and gas industry, the addition of the 74m vessel strengthens… Read more »

World’s Largest Tonnage and Highest Lift Wheeled Crane Completes Its First Lift in Hengshui, China

XCMG’s XCA4000 Wheeled Crane Marks the 7th Time that XCMG Has Broken the World Record Kept by Itself. HENGSHUI, China, March 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent operation at a 200 MW wind farm in Jing County, Hengshui, China, the XCA4000 crane, delivered by XCMG, a global leader in the construction machinery industry, 20 days ago with the highest global… Read more »

Nordex Group receives 98 MW order from Sweden

Hamburg, 27 March 2024. The Nordex Group has received an order from Holmen Energi AB for 98 MW in Sweden. The order also includes a Premium Plus Service for the turbines over a period of 30 years.    In summer 2025, the Nordex Group will supply and install 14 N163/6.X turbines for the Blisterliden wind… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik advances the Belgian wind energy sector by introducing independent wind turbine services

NEW COUNTRY UNIT IN BELGIUM ESTABLISHED Deutsche Windtechnik has announced the establishment of its latest entity, Deutsche Windtechnik Belgium B.V. The move marks the beginning of a shift in Belgium’s wind energy landscape, introducing choice and flexibility to wind park operators. With the establishment of the Deutsche Windtechnik entity in Belgium, the company’s entry into… Read more »

Nordex Group obtains order for 336 MW in South Africa

Hamburg, 26 March 2024. The Nordex Group has obtained an order to supply and install 57 N163/5.X turbines from the Delta4000 series in South Africa. The order also includes a Service contract for maintenance of the turbines. The order is for a cluster of three wind farms with 112.1 MW each. The wind farms are… Read more »

Renewable Parts launches USA’s first wind turbine component recirculation centre in Lone Star State

Wind turbine specialists take refurbishment and remanufacture expertise to wind power capital of USA Texas to welcome innovative circular economy approach to wind turbine component parts Renewable Parts, a global leader in the refurbishment of onshore and offshore wind turbine component parts, has launched its first overseas operations base in Houston, Texas, USA. With over… Read more »