Category: Wind

Svanehøj and Engie team up to enhance offshore LNG safety on FSRUs

LNG storage involves managing significant safety risks, but data on the behavior of LNG in Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs) is lacking. Now, tank control system specialists from Svanehøj and energy researchers at Engie Lab Crigen have joined forces to develop more effective safety measures.  Stratifications and roll-overs pose significant safety risks when natural… Read more »

Sennen simplifies construction of Ørsted New York wind farm with new digital system

Renewables software specialist Sennen appointed to South Fork Wind in USA Sennen is working with global renewable energy company Ørsted to pilot an innovative digital system. Based on Sennen’s existing tried and tested technology, this new system will help Ørsted to plan and deliver the construction of New York’s first offshore wind farm – South Fork Wind…. Read more »

North Star to deliver SOV three months early to support Dogger Bank Wind Farm construction & commissioning phase

North Star’s second hybrid-propulsion service operation vessels (SOVs) is set to be mobilised three months earlier than planned to support SSE Renewables with a new scope of work at the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. The firm’s first of its new offshore wind fleet, the Grampian Tyne, was blessed last month (June) at an event held… Read more »

JRE Operations and Envision Digital partner to increase energy production across 90 solar and wind farms in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, July 7, 2023 – JRE Operations, a leading operator of renewable energy assets in Japan, and Envision Digital, the global decarbonization software leader headquartered in Singapore, have signed a framework agreement to deploy remote monitoring and analytics in all of JRE Operations’ solar and wind farms across 90 sites in Japan (See Annex… Read more »

Innovative technologies can accelerate development of offshore wind

A new report from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult details how the latest advancements in technology can enable faster and more accurate data collection – leading to more informed decision making and the potential to reduce consenting times for offshore wind farms by as much as 40% – reducing costs and improving our knowledge… Read more »

BW Ideol and ADEME Investissement create a joint offshore floating wind development company

With reference to stock exchange release dated 22 March 2023. BW Ideol, a global leader in offshore floating wind, and ADEME Investissement, a state-owned French financier of innovative infrastructure projects, have today entered into a final agreement for a EUR 40 million funding by ADEME Investissement of BW Ideol’s project development activities. Under the agreement,… Read more »

Jan De Nul and Hellenic Cables awarded offshore grid connections between TenneT’s DolWin kappa platform and the N-3.7 and N-3.8 Offshore Wind Farms in Germany

04.07.2023 Jan De Nul Group, in partnership with Hellenic Cables, has been awarded by TenneT the turnkey delivery of three HVAC offshore grid connection cables for the offshore wind farms to be developed in zones N-3.7 & N-3.8 in Germany. These cables will connect the wind farms to the DolWin kappa convertor station, from which… Read more »

Change in Leadership at WinGD

Swiss marine power company WinGD, announces a change in its leadership position. After five successful years at the helm, the current CEO of WinGD, Klaus Heim, has informed the Board of Directors that he decided to step down from his role, effective 31st July, 2023. During his tenure as CEO, Klaus has steered WinGD through… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes foundation and cable installation on the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Jan De Nul Group successfully completed the installation of the 47 jacket foundations and 188 pin piles, the 4 export and 47 inter array cables on the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan. With the achievement of these major milestones, Jan De Nul brings its EPCI scope onto the final straight towards completion in… Read more »

Glamox lights first giant substation for the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank

Oslo, Norway, 4 July 2023: This giant unmanned structure is one of three offshore high-voltage direct current (HVDC) substations being built for Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, located 130 km off the North East coast of England. This first substation is pictured in the dock at Haugesund, Norway, where it was fitted… Read more »

Windfarm developers are sitting on unrealised cost savings says HLP

By combining a flat deck carrier to load multiple jackets with HLP’s new ring crane concept, project developers could cut deployment costs by 60% Edinburgh, Scotland, 03 July 2023. Adopting a new approach to marshalling and load-out of windfarm jackets could cut logistics costs for project developers by as much as 60%, according to analysis… Read more »

Revolutionary offshore installation vessel ‘Green Jade’ joins the fleet, a landmark moment for Taiwan’s thriving offshore wind market

DEME announces that the revolutionary offshore installation vessel ‘Green Jade’ officially joins the fleet today. The momentous occasion was celebrated during a festive naming ceremony, held at the Kaohsiung shipyard in Taiwan. ‘Green Jade’ is the second vessel of its kind to join DEME’s fleet, following the successful deployment of the offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’,… Read more »

LIFTKET expands business areas in France and Spain

LIFTKET Hoffmann GmbH takes over the company Action Lift from Mohamed Essabar in France and Spain with immediate effect. The Action Lift team has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment and industry sector and has been the exclusive distributor for LIFTKET and CHAINMASTER in France and Spain for many years. Mohamed Essabar… Read more »

HUSUM WIND brings renewables and industry together

Renewables, green hydrogen and decarbonizing the industry are key topics – with conference, forum programme and a special H2 Area HUSUM | 29 June 2023. HUSUM WIND continues to expand its range of topics: At the industry fair in September, representatives from the wind sector, renewable energy economy and energy-intensive industry will meet on various… Read more »

Average price cap forecasts fall as Ofgem revises definition of typical energy consumption

Prior to the upcoming introduction of the July Default Tariff Cap (price cap), Cornwall Insight is unveiling its latest predictions. Starting from October 2023, the forecast stands at £1,871 per annum for a typical consumer, and from January 2024, £1,900 per annum. The fall in average price cap predictions can be directly attributed to Ofgem’s… Read more »

Rare birds and grazing cattle spotted at North East Lincolnshire’s newest wetland site

North East Lincolnshire Council is leading the way in showing how industry and nature can thrive side-by-side. AN INNOVATIVE environmental project sees rare birds visiting the area as industry interest grows in North East Lincolnshire’s award-winning mitigation sites. Two large areas of wildlife that can counter the legal requirement for developers to set aside land… Read more »

Innovation for offshore wind energy at Fraunhofer IWES: Habeck inaugurates 115m+ Rotor Blade Test Rig

06/30/2023, Bremerhaven – The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck, the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Andreas Bovenschulte, and the Senator for Science and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Claudia Schilling, met in Bremerhaven today to inaugurate the Fraunhofer Institute… Read more »

Enerpac sets sights on 10m diameter Wind Turbine blades with Milling Machine upgrade

Industrial tools specialist, Enerpac, announces an upgrade to its Wind Power Milling Machine for manufacturing turbine blades, an important stepping stone in its aim of producing next generation milling machines capable of milling blades up to 10m diameter.  Developed specifically for machining the root end of turbine blades, Enerpac Wind Power Milling Machines are a… Read more »

Nearthlab and Eurus Technical Service Teams Up to Revamp Wind O&M Across Japan

Latest collaboration with Japanese wind energy giant to bolster continued expansion in the APAC region June 27, 2023 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone technology, announced that the wholesale deployment of its plug-and-play solution NearthWIND Mobile is underway across wind farms managed by Eurus Technical Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurus Energy Holdings… Read more »

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announces first Launch Academy in East Anglia

Nine companies across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are embarking on an award-winning technology accelerator programme to pioneer new products and services for the UK’s offshore renewable energy sector – launching today (Tuesday) in Norwich. This is the first time the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have run their flagship Launch Academy programme in the East… Read more »

World’s tallest wooden wind turbine tower being built in Sweden

A 105-meter wind turbine tower made of wood, the tallest of its kind, is being built in Sweden by the wood technology company Modvion. The tower will be the company’s first commercial installation and is being built for the energy company Varberg Energi, in the municipality of Skara in Sweden. “This is the start of… Read more »

New test bench can test wind turbine blades up to 130 meters long

The Danish engineering company R&D Test Systems has delivered the world’s largest dual-axis blade exciter to the US-based Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) The development of new and larger wind turbines has never been faster than we currently experience. Hence, the rest of the supply chain needs to be ready and… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes project for TenneT with installation of second marine cable for offshore wind farm ‘west Alpha’

Cable-laying vessel Isaac Newton, multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant and a remotely-controlled cable burying vehicle of consortium Jan De Nul Group-LS Cable & System have completed the installation of the second marine cable for the offshore wind farm ‘west Alpha’. In recent weeks, more than 60 kilometres of cable was laid and buried in the… Read more »

Plans for new digital testing environment could revolutionise offshore wind development

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has outlined plans to develop a virtual environment for better planning and maintenance of offshore wind farms, led by its Operations and Maintenance Centre of Excellence in Grimsby. The Digital Operation and Maintenance Environment (DOME), supported by £600,000 funding from Innovate UK, will provide offshore wind developers and operators… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes U.S. Navy Veteran and EOD and Mine Countermeasures Expert as Program Manager

POTTSTOWN, Pa., June 22, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, is proud to welcome U.S. Navy veteran Mario Pais as the company’s new Program Manager. Pais is responsible for leading and managing a multidisciplinary team to exceed customer expectations on cost, performance and scheduling. He also manages the production, services tasks… Read more »

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics

The Scottish Government today announced the latest Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics which highlighted that the interim target for 2021 has not been met. Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s announcement is another wake up call for The Scottish Government. “We are in a climate emergency but the pace of decision making… Read more »

Climate change threat underestimated by people in fossil fuel reliant countries

A global safety charity has highlighted a worrying link between reliance on fossil fuels and climate change perceptions. According to Lloyd’s Register Foundation, people in countries with a high dependence on fossil fuel production for internal energy needs or exports are less likely to view climate change as a threat. It follows the latest analysis… Read more »

Zenobē partners with National Express for first sustainable shuttle service to Glastonbury Festival

Electric vehicle (EV) fleet and battery storage specialist Zenobē has partnered with National Express to deliver the first sustainable shuttle bus service to Glastonbury, putting the wheels in motion for the decarbonisation of mass passenger transport to and from large-scale events. Zenobē will provide National Express, the UK’s leading public transport operator, with eight electric… Read more »

Smart energy tech specialists receive government funding to boost consumer confidence in heat pumps and speed up pursuit of Net Zero

A consortium of businesses led by smart energy tech pioneers Chameleon Technology has secured Government funding to develop innovative heat pump optimisation technology designed to encourage consumer adoption of the cleaner and greener heating upgrade. Chameleon Technology, alongside partners Evergreen Energy, University of Salford – Energy House, EnAppSys and TalkTalk Telecoms, has been awarded £763k… Read more »

23 Degrees Renewables joins OEG Renewables

OEG Renewables, the newly established offshore wind focused division of the wider OEG Offshore group (OEG) today announced the acquisition of 23 Degrees Renewables (23D). 23D is a nearshore and onshore power installation contractor, specialising in HVDC / HVAC and telecom submarine cable projects, often operating in difficult and remote locations, across a range of… Read more »

New process to recycle wind turbines wins funding

Engineering researchers have won a £125k grant from renewables investor Greencoat UK Wind to develop their innovative wind turbine recycling process. The researchers, from the University of Edinburgh, are developing a technique to turn old wind turbine blades into powders that could be used to protect engineering and structural components, including new wind turbine blades…. Read more »

Bladebug Collaborates With Force Technology To Revolutionise Wind Turbine Blade Inspections And Maintenance

London, 14 June 2023. BladeBUG, a UK-based robotics company designing and developing inspection and repair robots for the wind industry, has today announced its strategic collaboration with global non-destructive testing (NDT) specialist, FORCE Technology. The joint project will see FORCE Technology produce custom NDT solutions for integration within BladeBUG’s innovative crawler robot, which is specifically… Read more »

Mainstay Marine to build Seacat Services’ 20th offshore energy support vessel

Pembrokeshire, Wales, 13 June 2023 —Seacat Services, class-leading offshore energy support vessel operator, announces its partnership with Mainstay Marine Solutions, specialist marine engineering firm, to build the 20th vessel in its fleet, and the fifth Seacat Chartwell Ambitious design. The partnership comes amidst ongoing complexities in the UK shipbuilding market, where skill shortages and a… Read more »

UK Offshore Wind pipeline nears 100GW as Global pipeline tops 1.23TW

RenewableUK’s latest EnergyPulse market intelligence data report shows that the UK’s pipeline of offshore wind projects has reached 97,944 MW, up from 91,287MW a year ago, while the global pipeline topped 1.23TW, an increase of nearly 400GW in the last year. The pipeline includes projects at every stage of development: operational, under construction, consented or… Read more »

Flying high: Octopus Energy and RES to build new German wind farm on disused US air station

London/Munich, Monday 12th June 2023 – Octopus Energy’s generation arm – who manage £6bn worth of renewable assets and energy transition projects globally – makes its fourth wind farm investment in Germany in less than a year. The new 11.4 MW wind farm is being built on a disused site of a former US air… Read more »

BERG adds adaptable control and propulsion to optimize wind assisted Neoliner in all conditions

Propulsion and propeller solution from BERG for transformative ro-ro ship always optimizes vessel’s sustainable performance, even when not in use. Sweden, 06 June 2023: An integrated control to propeller solution from Berg Propulsion has been selected to ensure that the visionary Neoliner ro-ro vessel will always achieve optimized performance, whether it is powered by wind alone or with… Read more »