Category: Wind

Blue World Technologies gets new Chief Technology Officer with extensive industry experience

With a strong background, Dennis Naldal Jensen enters the position of Chief Technology Officer at Blue World Technologies. Dennis will take over from Co-founder Mads Bang, who will return to Aalborg University in the position of Innovation Director. In the role of CTO, Dennis will, as part of the company’s corporate management, lead the technology… Read more »

Strong growth, restored profitability and a record order book enables Jan De Nul Group to look ahead with confidence

In 2022, the global economy was confronted with a turbulent environment. COVID-19 maintained a strong presence in Asia in the first semester, albeit in a less disruptive way. However, thanks to our operational knowledge, we managed to put our (offshore) activities in the region on the right track. This resulted in a timely high-quality delivery… Read more »

RWE strengthens its position in the German offshore wind market by becoming sole owner of 1.6-GW Nordseecluster

RWE is strengthening its position in the German offshore market. The company has become the sole owner of a 1.6-gigawatt (GW) cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The Nordseecluster, consisting of four sites located north of the island of Juist, was formerly co-developed with Canadian company Northland Power, which has now… Read more »

Osbit strengthens Netherlands offering with Dutch entity and office

Osbit, the offshore wind technology company has established, and is now operating, a Netherlands business entity and office. The company has undertaken the move to further grow its local offering and capabilities for its Dutch customer base. The newly established entity, Osbit B.V, is now operational from the business’s new Dutch office, based in Rotterdam…. Read more »

Wood Thilsted’s Alastair Muir Wood named as wind industry global leader

Wood Thilsted’s co-founding partner and CEO, Alastair Muir Wood, has today been named to the 2023 Wind Power List. The Wind Power list showcases the top 100 people that have had the greatest impact in the wind sector globally in the past 18 months.  Alongside Christian Leblanc Thilsted, he has created Wood Thilsted, a design… Read more »

Seven Scottish businesses secure a share of £2 million OWGP Innovation Grant funding.

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has today (May 24) announced that 15 UK businesses, seven based in Scotland, have secured a share of £2 million Innovation Grant funding. The selected companies will be supported by OWGP on projects that could improve the reliability of offshore wind and help decarbonise its operations. Responding Claire, Chief Executive… Read more »

Osbit strengthens Netherlands offering with Dutch entity and office

Osbit, the offshore wind technology company has established, and is now operating, a Netherlands business entity and office. The company has undertaken the move to further grow its local offering and capabilities for its Dutch customer base. The newly established entity, Osbit B.V, is now operational from the business’s new Dutch office, based in Rotterdam…. Read more »

Austria and Australia: International merger set to revolutionise wind power generation

New Orleans –  May 23, 2023 – The efficiency of wind energy production worldwide is set for a major boost with the merger of two sensor technology companies, the Austrian based eologix sensor technology gmbh and Australian company Ping Services. Both with global reputations for innovation and service delivery, eologix and Ping are joining forces… Read more »

Strengthening the Bond with Reliable Structural Adhesives

When identifying solutions that can offer assurance and longevity, the maintenance and reliability of asset repairs can be challenging – this white paper will look into the use of structural adhesives as the first-choice solution. Structural adhesives can be used for affixing metal substrates or components as they provide high modulus and high strength. However, they are not currently… Read more »

Salamander signs exclusivity agreement for Scottish floating wind lease

Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, has signed an exclusivity agreement as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round. The 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind project, located 35km off Peterhead, is designed to provide Scotland and its supply chain with an early… Read more »

World’s largest electric crane now being built

Mammoet investing in an additional 6,000t capacity ring crane to serve growing energy markets  The first parts of the new 6,000t ring crane will soon be delivered to Mammoet’s engineering nerve center in The Netherlands. In the months ahead, fabrication and production will continue as it is being readied for its very first project, with… Read more »

New technology drastically speeds up man-overboard rescue time

A new rescue system has dramatically increased the chances of pulling anyone who has fallen overboard from a ship safely out of the water in under a minute. At a three-day demonstration around Vattenfall’s Ramsgate offshore wind cluster, offshore search, and rescue specialists Zelim demonstrated how their Swift Rescue Conveyor system was around four times… Read more »

ONYX Insight launches ecoCMS Flex to upgrade legacy CMS systems

ONYX Insight has today [May 18] launched a revolutionary new condition monitoring system, ecoCMS Flex, which will allow operators, to upgrade their legacy CMS (conditioning monitoring services) systems affordably with rapid plug-in technology. Unveiling the new hardware ahead of American Cleanpower 2023 in New Orleans, the leading provider of condition monitoring solutions’ new system will… Read more »

World’s largest electric crane now being built

Mammoet investing in an additional 6,000t capacity ring crane to serve growing energy markets The first parts of the new 6,000t ring crane will soon be delivered to Mammoet’s engineering nerve center in The Netherlands. In the months ahead, fabrication and production will continue as it is being readied for its very first project, with… Read more »

Wood Thilsted takes first steps to support development of South Korean offshore wind market

London, UK – Wood Thilsted is pleased to announce the establishment of its first presence in the South Korean offshore wind market with the relocation of two of its specialist engineers to support the development of about 10 potential fixed and floating offshore windfarms. Jack Cran and Luke Graydon will be co-located with Copenhagen Offshore… Read more »

ONYX Insight launches ecoCMS Flex to upgrade legacy CMS systems

ONYX Insight has today [May 18] launched a revolutionary new condition monitoring system, ecoCMS Flex, which will allow operators, to upgrade their legacy CMS (conditioning monitoring services) systems affordably with rapid plug-in technology. Unveiling the new hardware ahead of American Cleanpower 2023 in New Orleans, the leading provider of condition monitoring solutions’ new system will… Read more »

Octopus Energy reaches tentacles further into Asia with £1.5 billion investment in renewables and energy tech

Tokyo/London, 18th May – Octopus Energy today announces its commitment to invest £1.5 billion in the Asia-Pacific energy market by 2027, helping speed up the region’s transition to a cleaner, smarter energy system. The global energy and technology group is planning to invest £1.2 billion into solar and wind generation in the region, with half… Read more »

BayWa r.e. and Statkraft sign Long-Term Offtake Agreement for the 42 MW Dalquhandy Wind Farm

Edinburgh, 18.05.2023: Renewable energy companies, BayWa r.e. and Statkraft have signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for Dalquhandy Wind Farm, a 10 turbine, 42 MW transmission connected project, located on a restored former open cast coal mine in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 2022 BayWa r.e. secured a 10-year fixed price virtual Corporate PPA (CPPA)… Read more »

Industry Veteran Adam Smith Joins ArcVera Renewables as Business Development Manager

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, announces the expansion of its business development team with the appointment of industry veteran Adam Smith. Adam brings a unique mix of technical and commercial expertise, which will strengthen ArcVera’s efforts to grow its customer base across all… Read more »

SMC awarded Sofia Offshore Resources and Services Contract

Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) have been awarded a contract from RWE’s Sofia Offshore Wind Farm to deliver Offshore Resources and Services for the duration of the project’s offshore construction, commencing in 2023. The turnkey package of works is inclusive of a range of services, including above water offshore balance of plant works which includes statutory… Read more »

Pierre Warlop has been appointed as managing director of the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power in France.

Pierre has been working in the wind industry since 2007 and has a wealth of experience across different technologies. Alongside holding commercial, technical and management positions, he has led complex projects with success, including: start-up market evaluations, M&A, partnership negotiations and strategy developments, across bidding, projects execution and operation phases. He joins Natural Power France… Read more »

Balmoral launches scour protection system

Established supplier to the oil and gas sector, Balmoral, has adapted and transitioned several of its proven buoyancy and protection solutions for use in the fixed and floating offshore wind sector. Tried and trusted products such as buoyancy, cable protection, bend limiting devices and crossover solutions have been readily accepted by the wind sector that… Read more »

John Franklin Joins Nearthlab as Advisor

Esteemed energy specialist brings a wealth of wind O&M expertise to scale inspection efforts (April 28, 2023) – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, announced that John Franklin is joining the organization as a strategic advisor and consultant. John will devise and direct initiatives to expand the company’s footprint across North America. “The… Read more »

Cargostore Appoints Adam Patrick to Chief Financial Officer

Cargostore Worldwide, a leading global supplier of DNV 2.7-1 offshore containers and ISO shipping containers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Patrick as its new Chief Financial Officer. Adam has been with Cargostore for the past three years as its Financial Controller and was recruited and trained by the company’s previous CFO, Alan… Read more »

Eight UK businesses awarded £2m from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

Eight UK businesses have been successful in securing a share of a £2 million Development Grant Competition from the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP). The Development Grants competition launched in May 2022 offering up to £500,000 to offshore wind supply chain companies for projects that will unlock significant growth potential in UK content, jobs and… Read more »

R&D Test Systems wins follow-up order from ZF Wind Power: most powerful end-of-line test bench

Hinnerup, Denmark, 25 April 2023– R&D Test Systems, a leading Danish wind turbine test system supplier, has received a follow-up order from ZF Wind Power to develop and deliver a new end-of-line test bench needed to verify the system functionality on manufactured powertrains, including the gearbox, generator, and main bearing arrangement, prior to shipping to… Read more »

Bigger Blades, Smaller Tolerances – Enerpac delivers

Enerpac is exhibiting its latest developments in Wind Power Milling Machines developed specifically for machining blades up to 10 metre diameter with unprecedented levels of accuracy, at Wind Europe on booth C2-A7. Also on the booth is Enerpac’s first dedicated range of wind tensioners for precision bolting of foundations, blades, nacelles, and transition pieces, together… Read more »

Wood Thilsted wins foundation design contract for RWE’s Thor project, Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date

Wood Thilsted is pleased to announce that it will design the foundations for RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The wind farm will be built off the Danish west coast – approximately 22 kilometers from Thorsminde on the west coast of Jutland. With a planned capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW), Thor will… Read more »

WAB e.V. presents joint booth “Made in Germany” at WIND EUROPE in Copenhagen

Bremerhaven/Copenhagen, 26 April 2023. This year, for the first time, the German offshore wind industry association WAB e.V. presented the Germany stand together with its members under the motto “Made in Germany” at WindEurope 2023 from 25 to 27 April in Copenhagen (Hall D | Stand F- 42/F-44). This was made possible by funding from… Read more »

Most powerful end-of-line test bench for ZF Wind Power

Lommel, Belgium. ZF Wind Power answers the current and future growth in the offshore market with the investment in a 15 MW end- of-line test bench for complete powertrains. The demand for wind energy is increasing worldwide. Turbines are getting bigger and more powerful. As a result, the powertrain – the heart of the turbine… Read more »

Metsä Wood to supply LVL products for Modvion’s wooden wind turbine towers

Swedish wood technology company, Modvion, and the Finnish wood product company, Metsä Wood, have agreed to supply laminated veneer lumber (LVL) for Modvion’s wooden wind turbine towers. “Building renewable energy with renewable materials can enable net-zero energy production from wind,” said Pär Hallgren, Head of Procurement at Modvion. “Metsä Wood is an important partner in… Read more »

World-first software identifies untapped wind energy

Greentech innovator, Katrick Technologies is developing an innovative new wind mapping software through its consortium with Edinburgh Airport and Heriot-Watt University. The novel software will allow modelling of data for ground level winds, unlocking the possibility of capturing green energy from these untapped resources. The software development is part of an ongoing wind mapping project… Read more »

EIVA launches cloud-based thin client for efficient NaviSuite project data sharing and viewing

EIVA has launched a cloud-based thin client, NaviSuite Cloud Viewer, enabling NaviSuite users to share project data with end clients in a web browser. This provides powerful data visualisation for operators and end clients – and eliminates the need to download any third-party programs. With this, operators can give their end clients the ability to… Read more »

WindESCo To Provide Its Performance Optimization Solution for one of Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farms

Boston, MA, 20 April 2023 – WindESCo, a pioneer in improving asset performance and reliability for wind turbine stakeholders, rolls out its innovative FIND, FIX, MEASURE™ SaaS analytics solution at CEZ ’s 600MW Fantanele-Cogealac wind farm in Romania. The technology will deliver turbine performance and reliability improvements, reverse efficiency losses from aging assets and increase AEP… Read more »

89% of supply chain firms say renewable energy is biggest economic opportunity in Scotland, new study finds

Scottish Renewables launches fourth edition of annual Supply Chain Impact Statement 45 organisations featured in statement thriving within renewable energy industry Almost 90% of Scotland’s renewable energy supply chain believe renewable energy is the biggest economic opportunity facing Scotland, a study for Scottish Renewables’ Supply Chain Impact Statement has found. Scottish Renewables today (April 20)… Read more »

Perceptual Robotics set to expand with largest investment to date

A high-tech wind turbine inspections company has secured its largest ever investment thanks to a consortium of investors. Perceptual Robotics, which is based in the UK and has sites across Europe, provides services and technology for autonomous wind turbine inspections utilising artificial intelligence and drones. The company will use the £2.7 million funding to plan… Read more »