Category: Wind

Extend Lifespan of Wind Turbine Blades with New Leading Edge Repair and Protection Solution

In response to growing market demand, polymeric technology company, Belzona, now offers a complete leading edge repair and protection solution. Optimised to be easy-to-apply, fast-curing and hard-wearing, the combination of Belzona 5711 and Belzona 5721 is specially designed to fortify wind turbine blades with outstanding protection against leading edge erosion for the long term. Fast,… Read more »

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has today (May 11) announced details of signatories to the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s Collaborative Framework Charter.

Responding, Emma Harrick, Energy Transition and Supply Chain Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s announcement of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s (SOWEC) Collaborative Framework Charter signatories demonstrates the commitment of the ScotWind project developers in working collaboratively for the benefit of Scotland’s ports and suppliers. “With a short-term offshore wind pipeline of 6.9GW and… Read more »

Leading international trade fair WindEnergy Hamburg and the H₂EXPO & CONFERENCE are setting their sights on the increased development of renewable energies.

From 27 to 30 September 2022, Hamburg will become an energy hub for the world. For four days, at WindEnergy Hamburg everything at the trade show site will revolve around generating energy from wind and its exploitation. At the H₂EXPO & CONFERENCE, it is all about the generation, transport, storage and use of green hydrogen…. Read more »

NRG Systems Offers the Only Lidar to Measure Full Wind Turbine Shear and Veer

Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has added ZX Lidars’ ZX TM to its remote sensing portfolio. NRG Systems has been selling and supporting ZX Lidars’ industry-leading technology since 2019. In addition to ZX TM, NRG Systems offers the ZX 300 onshore vertical profiler… Read more »

EDPR reaches a net profit of 66 million euros in Q1, 75% above the previous year

London, UK, 04 May 2022. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the fourth largest renewable energy producer in the world, has reached a net profit of 66 million euros in the first quarter of 2022, 75% above the previous year. This figure was partially offset by higher taxes, financials and higher non-controlling interest, among others. EDPR now… Read more »

BladeBUG halves the time it takes to investigate turbine blades

In just 35 minutes, the BladeBUG advanced robot can be deployed to inspect areas of concern on a turbine blade – up to half the time it would take a human rope access technician. BladeBUG is safe, fast, reliable and, crucially, can reduce downtime when carrying out essential maintenance tasks or inspecting damaged turbines.  Traditionally,… Read more »

WindESCo Chosen as 1 of 12 Clean Energy Start-ups for AWS Accelerator

(May 5, 2022) Burlington, MA. – WindESCo, the leading renewable energy performance analytics company, has been accepted into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0, supported by Beta-I. The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator is designed to encourage co-innovation and acceleration through energy partnerships. The goal of the program is to accelerate the energy… Read more »

Meet the robot that can help the wind industry solve critical maintenance issue

In a first of its kind demonstration, a six-legged robot has shown how it can inspect wind turbine bolts autonomously, eliminating the need for technicians to loosen and retighten thousands of bolts per wind turbine as part of routine maintenance. Funded by Innovate UK and executed in collaboration with GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore… Read more »

ORE Catapult and NIWE Announce UK-India Offshore Wind Collaboration

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and India’s National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), each country’s leading wind energy research and development centre, have today announced a Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) to establish a five-year collaboration programme. They will work together on innovation and research and development, market and supply chain growth, new… Read more »

Osbit to receive Queen’s Award for Innovation

Osbit, the Northumberland-based offshore technology company, is delighted to announce it is to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced today, Osbit has been rewarded for its excellence in Innovation, a category which recognises outstanding achievement and commercial success as a result of innovation. The coveted prize has been given for the company’s development… Read more »

Jan De Nul to install Greenlink Interconnector between Ireland and UK

Jan De Nul is responsible for the end-to-end subsea cable laying and cable protection works. At the shore sides, Jan De Nul will perform the Horizontal Directional Drillings starting later this year in 2022. The offshore installation campaigns will be performed in 2023 and 2024. Jan De Nul’s cable-laying vessel Connector will install the subsea… Read more »

Natural Power selected for 450MW NnG control point

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed by EDF Renewables and ESB to act as the control point for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm which is currently under construction in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Through its ControlCentre, Natural Power will provide NnG with out… Read more »

Osbit successfully delivers pile gripper system to Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

Osbit, the UK-based offshore wind technology supplier, has successfully delivered a new monopile gripper system to Yunneng Wind Power Co. Ltd (Yunneng), which is realising the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan. The system will be used to support installation activities on Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm. Once completed, the farm will produce 2.4 terawatt hours… Read more »

Sereema’s Windfit asset performance monitoring solution adopted by Ventient Energy to support their Yaw optimization strategy

Ventient Energy, a pan European renewable energy, owner and operator, has endorsed Sereema’s pioneer asset optimization solution: Windfit. The collaboration between both companies dates back a few years, when Iberwind, now part of Ventient Energy group, used Windfit diagnosis features to monitor and increase the performance of their assets. On a second phase, both teams… Read more »

Offshore renewables programme invests over £2m in regional innovation as new call opens

A further four companies operating in the North of Tyne region have been selected to develop their innovative technologies as the latest round of funding from the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme takes its total regional investment to over £2m. The successful companies – TechnipFMC, FES International, Kinewell Energy, and… Read more »

Model tests confirm GustoMSC Tri-Floater performance in harsh environment

GustoMSC has recently completed model tests on its proprietary Tri-Floater, a semi-submersible floater capable of hosting very large wind turbines. The tests were performed at the Océanide wave basin in South-East France on a 1:50 scale model of the Tri-Floater hosting the 15 MW NREL reference wind turbine. The floater was subjected to simultaneous wind,… Read more »

Fit for Offshore Renewables Granted Status Achieved by CMP

Leading manufacturer of cable glands, cleats and accessories, CMP Products, has been granted ‘Fit for Offshore Renewables’ (F4OR) status through ORE Catapult and Nuclear AMRC’s program The F4OR program, developed in conjunction with the offshore renewables energy industry, is aimed at gearing up supply chain businesses with the skills required to supply into the sector…. Read more »

Rotary screen printing boosts cycle times

Currently, flatbed screen printing is the standard process used for the metallization of silicon solar cells and many other electronic components. Using a new production machine developed jointly with ASYS Automatisierungssysteme GmbH, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have now managed to increase the print throughput by a factor of 1.5…. Read more »

Dynamica opens a new Deepwater and Offshore Ropes division

Dynamica Ropes Offshore Division has invested in new ropemaking machinery and a new production facility for deepwater mooring tethers and hawsers. This new purpose-built factory in Fredericia (Denmark) is located in the heart of the Offshore sites in Northern Europe. “We are very proud to present our Deepwater Tethers. Our R&D department has been busy… Read more »

LiMain: Changing the way you think about maintenance

–  Liebherr’s answer to the market demand for next generation maintenance –  50 fewer service days on manned platforms, 75 % less mobilization on unmanned platforms –  Modular system serves individual customer requests Liebherr Intelligent Maintenance (LiMain) paves the way for an even higher crane availability at lower operational costs (OPEX) on offshore platforms. The… Read more »

DOF Subsea has awarded UPTIME with two contracts

Uptime International AS (UPTIME) has been awarded two Walk to Work contracts to support DOF Subsea on their awarded long-term contract for a Multi-Purpose Supply Vessel (MPSV). The MPSV is commencing work for a major International Energy Company on a three-year firm, plus 2 x 1-year options contract. The 1st award is for an UPTIME… Read more »

Modulift, the lifting equipment specialist based in Poole, Dorset in the UK have manufactured their first ever CMOD 250 corner units.

The CMOD 250 can achieve a WLL of 300t load and can reach spans of 20m x 20m, the corner units come with a new improved design that reduces the contact stresses between the top shackle bow and corner unit centre plate. The design has two rounded contact faces, enabling the shackle bow to contact… Read more »

Next Generation of Offshore Wind Superstars Enrol in Second National Launch Academy

Ten new UK innovators have secured a place in the second intake of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-backed national technology accelerator programme, the Launch Academy.   From a highly competitive pool of applicants, 10 companies were selected to pitch to a panel made up of industry representatives from ORE Catapult, bp, ScottishPower Renewables and… Read more »

REACTION: Electricity charging response

Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the publication of TNUoS Call for Evidence – Next Steps which outlines how Ofgem will address the impact of the TNUoS transmission charging regime on renewable deployment. ““Scotland’s renewable energy industry has huge potential for tackling climate change because of the strength of… Read more »

Inn2POWER Connects the Wind Industry and Green Hydrogen Supply Chain

Industry groups from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom extend the Inn2POWER Interreg Project with a new scope: The group now aims at supporting the ramp-up of a “green” hydrogen supply chain among European SMEs as well as wind energy businesses. The partners recently started the second phase of the Inn2POWER Project with… Read more »

Twenty More Scottish Businesses to Get Fit for Offshore Renewables

Businesses are set to benefit from significant supply chain opportunities created by ScotWind through the Fit For Offshore Renewables programme.  Twenty businesses based in North East Scotland are ready to reap the rewards from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) Programme,  funded by the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) Ltd and… Read more »

Subsea 7 and FLASC secure UK BEIS funding for Offshore Energy Storage Technology

Subsea 7 and technology partner FLASC B.V., are pleased to be awarded a grant from the UK government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for £471,760, to further develop an innovative offshore energy storage system. Funding has been awarded as part of the Longer Duration Energy Storage (LODES) Competition.  The competition recognises the… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the proposed details of its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process.

Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the proposed details of its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process. Developers will apply for the rights to build small scale innovative offshore wind projects of less than 100MW as well as larger projects connected to oil and gas infrastructure to provide electricity and… Read more »

NPF4 paves the way for net zero Scotland

By Kelly Wyness, Associate Technical Director, Natural Power  As the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) is now the subject of public consultation and parliamentary scrutiny until 31 March 2022, we’re turning our attention to paving the way for future plans and supporting clients to adopt good practice when it comes to securing consent for… Read more »

Introducing the Global Offshore Wind Awards 2022!

RenewableUK is delighted to announce the inaugural Global Offshore Wind Awards 2022. Designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the sector on the innovations and growth of the wind sector in the UK and beyond, the vibrancy and resilience of our supply chain, the impact of our initiatives to enhance the sector’s people strategy… Read more »

South Tyneside manufacturer wins offshore renewables contract for the ‘UKs largest offshore wind factory’

South Tyneside-based Metec UK has been awarded another project relating to the huge growth in offshore renewables. The contract to supply and install a 30-year cathodic protection system for what’s set to be the ‘UK’s largest offshore wind tower factory’. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel piles, offshore jackets and… Read more »

Natural Power and Keystone Engineering establish offshore wind partnership

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power; and Keystone Engineering, the pioneer offshore wind engineering firm in the US, have agreed to an official partnership to pursue and collaborate on technical consulting and advisory business opportunities in the U.S. offshore wind market.   The partnership will enable both parties to benefit from each… Read more »

Safeway, Techano and Intellilift join forces to create an all-electric gangway to equip the ‘SOV for the future’

Dutch offshore access specialist Safeway B.V. and Kristiansand-based sister company Techano AS have signed a corporation agreement with Intellilift AS from Norway to equip the ‘SOVs for the future’. Under the agreement, Intellilift   will be a preferred supplier of their proprietary technology related to power systems, automation and remote control systems.  The package system… Read more »

Steel Cutting for the first WB-18 CTV from Wallaby Boats GmbH

World premiere for a commercially used vessel with a suspension system. With the traditional steel cutting at Ostseestaal in Stralsund on 17.01.2022 the starting signal for the newbuilding with the hull number WB-18#001 of Wallaby Boats GmbH, in cooperation with its production partner, Hitzler Werft in Lauenburg, has been given. Due to Corona, this ceremony… Read more »