Category: Wind

New report highlights supply chain opportunities from effective wind turbine decommissioning

A new report issued today (17 June 2024) by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult highlights supply chain opportunities and economic value linked to decommissioning end-of-life offshore wind turbines. At the heart of the report is an in-depth examination of the materials and components which make up most types of offshore wind turbines operating in UK waters…. Read more »

ArcVera adds monthly Europe and Australia wind and solar resource anomaly maps for rapid plant production analysis

Since April 2020, ArcVera Renewables has published free monthly Wind and Solar Anomaly Maps for regions across the globe. ArcVera is actively working on 6 continents and over 90 countries. The maps are produced using proprietary processes, ensuring early-next-month first-look availability of critical information to meet the urgent internal needs of our global clientele. “We… Read more »

Offshore wind must account for climate change in financial modelling – Youwind & Climate Scale

– Changing wind patterns due to climate change threaten to impact financial performance of the offshore wind industry. – Climate scale models reveal the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience the most significant negative impact from changes in atmospheric circulation due to global warming. – Joint study between Youwind and Climate Scale… Read more »

Full Circle Signs 10-year Full Scope Contract Extensions with Murex for EWT Turbines Across South West England

Full Circle Wind Services has signed long-term full-scope contract extensions with Murex for four EWT turbines located in Trerulefoot, Holsworthy, and Liskeard. This extension builds on an initial 10-year contract, now renewed for an additional 10 years, bringing the total duration to 20 years, which is the turbine’s certified lifespan. With exceptional service and maintenance,… Read more »

Jumbo Offshore wraps up monopile removal works in Taiwan

Jumbo Offshore has completed the removal of two monopiles on the Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Yunlin in Taiwan. The Jumbo Offshore crew reliably carried out the work, whilst deploying its DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel Fairplayer from Europe to support the onsite operations. Jumbo Offshore was awarded the contract by Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd…. Read more »

HTM orders up to three Airbus H145 helicopters for offshore wind operations

Berlin – HTM Helicopters has placed an order for one Airbus H145 helicopter, with options for two additional helicopters of the same type. The new helicopter will be used in offshore wind operations, transporting technicians and materials to wind farm turbines off the coasts of Germany and France. “Over the past 15 years in the offshore wind business, we’ve… Read more »

Borders Wind Farm Watch initiative launched

In response to growing concern about the significant proliferation of wind farms and their impact on nature, the landscape and residential areas, a new initiative – Borders Wind Farm Watch – has been formed to monitor wind farm development in the Scottish Borders. According to Scottish Borders Council data, it is believed that there are… Read more »

Recruiting initiative at WindEnergy Hamburg

WindEnergy Hamburg will bring together the movers and shakers of the international wind energy industry from 24 to 27 September 2024. A great opportunity for young talents: The leading global wind industry expo’s Recruiting Days will provide an attractive platform for young jobseekers to meet face-to-face with potential employers. Hamburg, 4 June 2024 – The… Read more »

ArcVera Recruits German Wind Expert Joerg Winterfeldt and Establishes European-based Offices

ArcVera Renewables, a leading global renewable energy technical consultancy, announced today that it is expanding its consulting services reach by establishing European offices. Wind industry veteran Dr. Joerg Winterfeldt has joined the ArcVera Renewables team as European Continent Manager and Senior Atmospheric Scientist. “ArcVera continues to expand globally. In addition to the United States, we… Read more »

Bardex’s Off Vessel Tensioning BarLatchTM Mooring System Wins the 39th Annual Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award

HOUSTON, May 21, 2024 – Bardex, a global leader in products and systems for marine-based heavy lifting, transfer, and restraint is thrilled to be this year’s recipient of the Woelfel BMEA award for its Off Vessel Tensioning (OVT) BarLatchTM mooring system. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) confers the prestigious award to recognize a… Read more »

Robosys Automation continues global expansion opening new US office to support offshore renewables

Advanced maritime autonomy specialist, Robosys Automation, has announced the opening of its new US office, following another successful year of delivering advanced maritime autonomy and vessel control solutions worldwide. The new US office will be supporting the emerging ocean renewables sector in the Americas maritime markets, including offshore wind farms. Robosys’ VOYAGER AI solutions provides… Read more »

New research programme set to develop knowledge on noise mitigation for floating offshore wind

Work has begun on a collaborative marine research project aimed at identifying design innovations and best practice in monitoring and mitigating underwater noise associated with floating offshore wind developments. Experts from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOW CoE) will work alongside project partners Equinor, JASCO Applied Sciences, Scottish Association for Marine Science… Read more »

DNV leads wind energy development with industry standard for next generation blades

The improved rotor blade certification standard was updated through a long-term joint industry project (JIP) to reflect the latest needs of wind turbine owners and manufacturers to ensure safe and reliable rotor blades. Høvik, 29 May 2024 — DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has led an innovative initiative resulting in the revision… Read more »

Leading technology centres create network to drive innovation in floating offshore wind

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC) have today announced the start of a new programme, the INTOG Innovation Network, focusing on maximising the impact of commercial, pilot scale, innovative, floating wind projects through the INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas) leasing process. This new network will work… Read more »

Burges Salmon acts on £130m funding package to support major wind farm project in Scotland

The firm’s Banking and Finance team has advised Export Development Canada and NatWest on the long-term financing of the Limekiln Wind Farm Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has advised Export Development Canada (EDC) and NatWest on the long-term financing of a 106MW wind farm, located in Caithness in the Scottish Highlands. Acting as co-mandated… Read more »

Optimized yield in offshore wind farms: Measurement campaign in C²-Wakes project gets underway

Together with its project partners RWE, ForWind (University of Oldenburg – Institute of Physics), and Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES is investigating in the “C²-Wakes – Controlled Cluster Wakes” research project how the total energy yield of offshore wind farms can be optimized. The aim of the project is to… Read more »

Marflet Marine first Spanish merchant fleet shipowner to adopt wind with bound4blue tanker contract

Marflet Marine to install four bound4blue 22-meter-high eSAILs® on oil and chemical tanker Santiago I. Company becomes first Spanish shipowner in merchant fleet to commit to wind assisted propulsion (WAP), with installation scheduled for mid-2025.   Barcelona, May 28, 2024: Marflet Marine (Marflet), one of Spain’s longest standing private shipping companies, has signed a contract… Read more »

New North Star vessel bound for East Anglia THREE windfarm

Cochin Shipyard Ltd confirmed to build second SOV for North Star’s growing fleet North Star has secured a contract with Siemens Gamesa to build a hybrid service operations vessel (SOV) bound for long-term charter at the East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm development located off the Suffolk coast, England. This adds an eighth hybrid offshore wind… Read more »

Renewable Parts US Formally Appoints President for North America Region

Following sustained growth over a number of years, Renewable Parts is addressing an increased demand stateside, and has filled this key position with an internal promotion Renewable Parts has grown over the last 13 years to become one of the key independent supply chain specialists in wind in the UK and Europe. Having enhanced their… Read more »

VAN OORD SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLS FIRST MONOPILE USING KENC’S FLANGE MOUNTED UPENDING TOOL

KENC Engineering is proud to announce that – using our purpose-built Flange Monopile Upending Tool (FMUT) – Van Oord has installed the first monopile foundation at an Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. In the coming months, Van Oord will install a total of 100 monopile foundations at this North Sea location. KENC Engineering was… Read more »

WHEEL TECHNOLOGY WINNER FROM FLOWIN PRIZE PHASE TWO

Esteyco is pleased to announce that the WHEEL technology has been named a winner of the second phase of the U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Readiness (FLOWIN) prize by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Jose Serna, Chief Technology Officer in Esteyco, said: “We are very pleased and committed to keep working hard so the Esteyco´s… Read more »

TenneT ‘socket’ installed for West Beta wind farm off Egmond aan Zee coast

On behalf of TenneT, the undercarriage (jacket) for the Hollandse Kust (west Beta) transformer platform was successfully placed on the seabed off the North Holland coast during the past Pentecost weekend. The ready-made superstructure (topside) will be installed next year. Wind farm operator RWE/OranjeWind can then connect the wind farm, which will be built at… Read more »

Apollo and DOF Help to Deliver Groundbreaking £145k Study on Gigawatt-Scale Floating Offshore Wind Installation

In a significant advancement for the offshore renewable energy sector, Apollo and DOF, in collaboration with the ORE Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FoWCoE), have announced the results of a groundbreaking £145k study on gigawatt-scale floating offshore wind installation methods. Installing a single, state-of-the-art floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) represents a milestone in offshore marine… Read more »

Jan De Nul reaffirms belief in energy transition with order for new XL cable-laying vessel

Demand for subsea cables to support a global offshore energy transition is high. The Fleeming Jenkin, due for delivery in 2026, has already booked her first projects. Jan De Nul Group has installed 2,500 kilometres of submarine cables in 25 countries to date, playing a key role in that transition. The order for a new… Read more »

EnBW starts construction of XXL wind farm in the North Sea

The rotor of a wind turbine of the latest generation covers the area of ​​six football fields. 64 of these gigantic buildings are intended to advance the energy transition in the North Sea. The Karlsruhe-based energy group EnBW is building the largest wind farm to date on the high seas in the North Sea , which will at… Read more »

Wind Power LAB launch lightning surveillance technology

Reducing wind turbine repair costs and operational downtime by more than 40% Danish-based Wind Power LAB (WPL) have launched an innovative lightning surveillance tool tailored to combat strike damages to wind farms through early detection of potential risk. The new Lightning Analysis Service, known as LASSIE, offers major cost savings in excess of 40% because… Read more »

Winds of change: Ampelmann signs two E1000 systems to drive growth in Taiwan’s offshore wind market

Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has signed a new contract for two E1000 systems to work in Taiwan onboard two multipurpose support vessels to provide accommodation and walk to work services for end client Vestas Taiwan. The E1000 systems have been signed to assist in turbine commissioning. This new contract reaffirms Ampelmann’s position in… Read more »

£86m investment in offshore wind research facilities to accelerate UK development of next generation of super turbines

Development of the world’s most advanced wind turbine blade and drive train testing assets at ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland, set to deliver major boost to UK growth from offshore wind. Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green… Read more »

Nordex Group starts the year with solid sales growth and an EBITDA margin of 3.3%; Full year guidance confirmed

Strong order intake of 2.1 GW 29% growth in sales year over year First quarter EBITDA reaches EUR 52 million Working capital ratio at minus 7.0 percent   Hamburg, 14 May 2024. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) generated sales of EUR 1,574 million, which corresponds to a growth of 29 percent (Q1/2023: EUR 1,217 million)…. Read more »

Glamox lands contract to light the world’s most environmentally friendly intermediate-sized chemical tankers

Oslo, Norway, 14 May 2024: Glamox, a world leader in lighting, has won a contract to light two Vinga series vessels, regarded as the most advanced high-end intermediate-sized chemical tankers in the world, owned and operated by Sweden’s Furetank AB. Glamox will provide complete outdoor and indoor marine LED lighting for its two latest vessels in… Read more »

Scottish Renewables celebrates James Blyth – the locally born father of wind power

Industry body unveils plaque at former home of wind power pioneer Blyth’s great grandchildren attend celebration of his life in Aberdeenshire Scottish Renewables has recognised the achievements of James Blyth, ‘the father of wind power’, with the unveiling of a plaque at his former home in Marykirk, Aberdeenshire – the first building in the world… Read more »

Jan De Nul Group started 2023 with a high level of confidence, but our expectations were far exceeded.

The turnover continued to grow to 2.9 billion euro, a record in the history of the Group. This led to an increase in EBITDA with 39% to 610 million euro or 21% on turnover, globally resulting in a strong profit of 296 million euro. These growth figures were achieved in a balanced manner through various… Read more »

Pioneering South Hampshire College Group launches new Digital Training Vessel for public educational spearheading of new and innovative maritime skills

South Hampshire College Group (SHCG), a large and newly merged college group, that brings together three Further Education colleges from Southampton, Eastleigh and Fareham has taken delivery of a pioneering resource to meet the needs of new and emerging skills in the Solent region, through the acquisition of a state-of-the-art Digital Training Vessel. Believed a… Read more »

Offshore wind is booming – the impact will be felt at WindEnergy Hamburg

Two thirds of Europe’s wind energy capacity is located onshore, but the offshore segment is catching up. As much as 40 gigawatts could be added this year alone. This brings huge business potential to the industry, and WindEnergy Hamburg provides a perfect platform to make it all happen. Steady winds and sufficient space for large,… Read more »

ZF Wind Power strengthens its global position as a strategic partner with investments in India and the USA

• ZF Wind Power increases its capacity in Coimbatore (India) from 9 to 12 GW to answer the growth in the international wind market. • Thrive, ZF Wind Power’s all-inclusive service concept, partners with ABS Wind to guarantee continuous availability in the United States. • Through local production & service centers and sustainable logistics, ZF… Read more »