Category: Wind

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 »

Ørsted enters strategic partnership with Acciona, taking a step forward in commercialising floating wind

Ørsted has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the infrastructure division of Acciona to explore options for floating offshore wind foundations. Acciona is a global engineering and construction firm focused on renewables and a leading designer of innovative floating wind foundation solutions. The collaboration will combine Ørsted’s world-leading expertise in offshore wind with Acciona’s… Read more »

Covestro expands its range of more sustainable polycarbonates

More sustainable plastics, especially those with increasing proportions of recycled material or biomass and consequently a lower carbon footprint, are increasingly in demand. At the same time, the industry is developing new solutions to achieve circular economy and climate neutrality. Covestro now offers a polycarbonate with a 90 percent recycled content of plastic from post-consumer… Read more »

ACCIONA Orders First 50kVA H-Power Generator

AFC Energy (AIM: AFC), a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, is pleased to confirm ACCIONA’s first order of an H-Power “S” Series 50kVA hydrogen powered generator for delivery in Spain during the second half of 2023. ACCIONA hosted AFC Energy’s first H-Power Tower field deployment over the summer of 2022.  During the 13-week… Read more »

DNV publishes world’s first certification guidance for energy islands and offshore wind farms in Poland

Hamburg, 19 April 2023 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has published an important update of its comprehensive service specification for project certification, DNV-SE-0190. The new edition is the world’s first document which addresses the certification of energy islands and offshore wind farms in Poland. Poland is planning impressively rapid growth in… Read more »

EIVA launches ROTV enabling autonomous USV systems to collect high-resolution data even in narrow areas

EIVA has launched a new remotely operated towed vehicle (ROTV): ViperFish. This all-in-one sensor platform is tailored for autonomous unmanned surface vehicle (USV) systems. With its compact, streamlined design and precise 3D control, ViperFish can safely survey narrow, hard to reach areas , with stable sensors close to the seabed for optimal data collection. ViperFish… Read more »

WindEnergy Hamburg and HUSUM WIND extend agreement

Hamburg, 12-04-2023 – The partnership agreement between Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and Messe Husum und Congress GmbH & Co. KG governing the organisation of the two wind energy trade fairs, in place since 2014, has been updated and extended until December 2029. As in the past, WindEnergy Hamburg will take place in even years,… Read more »

WindEnergy Hamburg and HUSUM WIND extend agreement

The partnership agreement between Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and Messe Husum und Congress GmbH & Co. KG governing the organisation of the two wind energy trade fairs, in place since 2014, has been updated and extended until December 2029. As in the past, WindEnergy Hamburg will take place in even years, and HUSUM WIND… Read more »

Natural Power appoints Head of Commercial Services in North America

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Jackie Hanberg as Head of Commercial Services in North America.  Jackie will be leading on all commercial aspects of the full range of technical advisory and independent engineering services delivered by Natural Power in North America, including the continued deployment of the innovative smart… Read more »

OX2 enters conditional contract for the delivery of monopile foundations to two offshore wind farms in Sweden

OX2 has entered a conditional agreement with EEW SPC on delivering monopile foundations for two of the offshore wind farms OX2 is developing in Sweden together with Ingka Investments. The agreement will enable OX2 and Ingka Investments to start realising the projects following grant of final permit. According to the agreement, EEW Special Pipe Constructions… Read more »

Masdar Expands Presence in US with Completion of Acquisition of Big Beau Project Stake from EDF Renewables North America

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; San Diego, United States: April 12, 2023: Masdar, one of the world’s fastest-growing clean energy companies, has further expanded its presence in the United States’ renewables market after closing the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in a combined solar and battery storage project from EDF Renewables North America. The… Read more »

Major dry bulk owners are enhancing voyage optimization capabilities with Sofar Ocean’s Wayfinder platform

Leading dry bulk carriers Star Bulk and Eagle Bulk will use Sofar Ocean’s Wayfinder voyage optimization platform to reduce emissions and increase efficiency across their fleets. Star Bulk (NASDAQ: SBLK) and Eagle Bulk (NYSE: EGLE), two of the largest and best performing dry bulk carriers in the world, have a strong reputation as industry innovators…. Read more »

Bp and EnBW partner with Kent to help create Morven offshore wind project

13 April 2022: Kent is pleased to announce it has been awarded a pre–Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the Morven offshore wind project, which is expected to generate enough to power the equivalent of around 3 million homes. A collaboration between bp and EnBW, the project will use fixed-bottom turbines in 65-75m of… Read more »

Deutsche WindGuard: one quarter million wind sensor calibrations

From one-man operation to internationally recognized wind tunnel centre in 20 years Varel, 2023-04-13: 20 years after commissioning its first wind tunnel, Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services GmbH in Varel has now calibrated the 250,000th wind sensor. From a one-man business to an internationally recognised wind tunnel centre, the company’s history describes the continuous and… Read more »

Introduction of state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations

EAGLE-ACCESS (EA), the Dutch developer of a new generation of offshore access systems, is introducing its state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations. Centerpiece of the Academy is the most advanced simulator equipment, technology and instructional tools to provide future operators with a superior access training experience. Virtually standing on the… Read more »

Globhe Expands to Inspect Wind Rotor Blades Globally

Globhe is partnering up with a global specialized wind turbine blade inspection and analysis platform, opening up the potential for the wind industry to automate easy inspections across the board. The Globhe platform enables the client to do blade inspections in more countries worldwide, taking advantage of the flexibility and global availability of drone operators…. Read more »

DNV launches joint industry project to confirm potential of wind farm control technology

Wind farm control technology has the potential to optimize turbine performance and increase renewables energy production Høvik, Norway, 5 April 2023 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has launched a joint industry project (JIP) alongside wind farm owners, turbine manufacturers, as well as other sector experts, to increase confidence in innovative wind… Read more »

TWP commences site surveys for Ayre and Bowdun offshore wind farms

G-tec begins geophysical surveys for TWP’s floating and fixed-foundation ScotWind projects Thursday 6th April 2023. Today, Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) announces that it has launched seabed surveys for its two ScotWind projects – the 1GW Ayre Offshore Wind Farm (a floating wind project to the east of Orkney) and the 1GW Bowdun Offshore Wind Farm… Read more »

Digital energy transition is special feature of this year’s HUSUM WIND

Artificial intelligence, IT security, drone technology, blockchain, green IT: Digital technologies for renewable energies get own exhibition platform in hall 1  HUSUM | 6 April 2023. The special feature of this year’s HUSUM WIND is digital energy transition. Digital technologies have developed rapidly in recent years. They are key to an intelligent renewable energy system… Read more »

Example of CS Wind’s investment fully represents the vision we have for the port sector

“The example of CS Wind’s investment fully represents the vision we have for the national port sector. Job creation, industrial, regional and national development and port development aligned with the energy transition. It is undoubtedly a perfect example of what we seek for our country and it is with great pride that we see this… Read more »

The UK’s Offshore Wind Champion, Tim Pick, has published his independent report

Responding Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The words of Tim Pick, the UK’s outgoing Offshore Wind Champion, represent a rallying cry for this vital sector – and one which, importantly, reflects those calls made by industry for several years now. “His focus on the importance of grid connections as the key ‘rate-limiting… Read more »

US Offshore Wind Industry Can Proactively Address Fire Risk To Save Taxpayers Money – Firetrace

Scottsdale, ARI, 03 April 2023 – Offshore wind developers and operators can take steps to proactively manage fire risk on their assets to protect the huge levels of public investment coming into the sector to support ambitious US offshore capacity targets. This is according to a new report published today from Firetrace International, the leading supplier… Read more »

KenzFigee wins contract award for crane delivery on the East Anglia Three HVDC converter station

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting and service specialist of high-end equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, signed a contract with Aker Solutions for the delivery of an offshore pedestal crane for installation on ScottishPower Renewables HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) converter station for the East Anglia THREE (EA3) offshore wind farm in the UK…. Read more »

Introduction of state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations

EAGLE-ACCESS (EA), the Dutch developer of a new generation of offshore access systems, is introducing its state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations. Centerpiece of the Academy is the most advanced simulator equipment, technology and instructional tools to provide future operators with a superior access training experience. Virtually standing on the… Read more »

Ramp up cross-industrial supply chains

Bremen, March 2023. 2023 is a decisive year for the offshore wind industry in Germany and across Europe. More than twice the amount of offshore wind power already installed has been put out to tender this year. According to the realisation agreement of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), 50 gigawatts are… Read more »

SeaZip Offshore Service makes major move with acquisition of Damen FCS 2710 24 PAX Crew Transfer Vessel

SeaZip Offshore Service (Harlingen) is expanding its fleet with the acquisition of a 24 PAX Crew Transfer Vessel from shipping company Groen (The Hague/Scheveningen). Jan Reier Arends, Managing Owner of SeaZip, speaks of a golden opportunity because it concerns a young vessel that is in new condition. The vessel, still sailing under the name ‘Green… Read more »