Category: Wind

Merganser receives certification from Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas Awards World’s First Prototype Certification for SolarDuck’s Floating Offshore Solar Solution Bureau Veritas (BV), a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification (TIC), has awarded the Dutch-Norwegian renewable energy company SolarDuck the world’s first Prototype Certification for a floating offshore solar technology, as applied in SolarDuck’s 0.5 MW pilot “Merganser”. This certification represents… Read more »

Aerones Launches Autonomous Drone Inspection Service for Wind Turbine Blades

Aerones, a pioneer in robotic wind turbine inspection and maintenance services, advances its drone visual inspection service by introducing the Autonomous drone visual inspection. With this solution time required for visual inspection will be reduced even further. For inspections Aerones uses professional, industrial-grade drones with a custom high-resolution camera module. If previously drone inspections were… Read more »

Rovco expands offshore wind and decommissioning capabilities with new specialist vessel

LONDON, 26 March 2024: Rovco, a leading provider of tech-powered offshore wind solutions, has chartered the MV Patriot for its specialist fleet. It will join Rovco’s existing two site characterisation vessels. Driven by the growth of the offshore wind sector and the decommissioning needs of the oil and gas industry, the addition of the 74m vessel strengthens… Read more »

World’s Largest Tonnage and Highest Lift Wheeled Crane Completes Its First Lift in Hengshui, China

XCMG’s XCA4000 Wheeled Crane Marks the 7th Time that XCMG Has Broken the World Record Kept by Itself. HENGSHUI, China, March 26, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent operation at a 200 MW wind farm in Jing County, Hengshui, China, the XCA4000 crane, delivered by XCMG, a global leader in the construction machinery industry, 20 days ago with the highest global… Read more »

Nordex Group receives 98 MW order from Sweden

Hamburg, 27 March 2024. The Nordex Group has received an order from Holmen Energi AB for 98 MW in Sweden. The order also includes a Premium Plus Service for the turbines over a period of 30 years.    In summer 2025, the Nordex Group will supply and install 14 N163/6.X turbines for the Blisterliden wind… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik advances the Belgian wind energy sector by introducing independent wind turbine services

NEW COUNTRY UNIT IN BELGIUM ESTABLISHED Deutsche Windtechnik has announced the establishment of its latest entity, Deutsche Windtechnik Belgium B.V. The move marks the beginning of a shift in Belgium’s wind energy landscape, introducing choice and flexibility to wind park operators. With the establishment of the Deutsche Windtechnik entity in Belgium, the company’s entry into… Read more »

Nordex Group obtains order for 336 MW in South Africa

Hamburg, 26 March 2024. The Nordex Group has obtained an order to supply and install 57 N163/5.X turbines from the Delta4000 series in South Africa. The order also includes a Service contract for maintenance of the turbines. The order is for a cluster of three wind farms with 112.1 MW each. The wind farms are… Read more »

Renewable Parts launches USA’s first wind turbine component recirculation centre in Lone Star State

Wind turbine specialists take refurbishment and remanufacture expertise to wind power capital of USA Texas to welcome innovative circular economy approach to wind turbine component parts Renewable Parts, a global leader in the refurbishment of onshore and offshore wind turbine component parts, has launched its first overseas operations base in Houston, Texas, USA. With over… Read more »


BAR Technologies announces collaboration with Groke Technologies to set an industry standard for navigation for vessels with wind-assisted propulsion. Portsmouth, 25th March 2024 – BAR Technologies (BARTech), an innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy and wind propulsion leader, has announced a new partnership with GROKE Technologies (Groke), a world leader in situation awareness solutions, to design and develop… Read more »

ONYX Insight marks 10 years of maximising turbine efficiency and performance with over $340m in industry savings delivered

ONYX Insight, a leading independent predictive analytics solution provider, has delivered more than $340m in savings to the wind industry through its fleetMONITOR condition monitoring software. From its inception, the software was designed for owners of mixed assets, enabling centralised analysis of data from multiple CMS systems. The hardware-agnostic software is built to work with… Read more »

ESNA and Strategic Marine join forces to offer Surface Effect Ship (“SES”) Crew Transfer Vessels (“CTV”) to the market

ESNA and Strategic Marine (“SM”) are delighted to announce that they have signed an agreement to develop a SES CTV (Surface Effect Ship Crew Transfer Vessel) for offshore wind applications. The vessel type offers the combination of higher speed, increased operational wave height and reduced fuel oil consumption. The plan is to start building the… Read more »

Ed Miliband visits Venterra Group company, Balltec, showcasing support for UK offshore wind supply chain

Thursday 21 March 2024, London: Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, Ed Miliband, along with the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Morecambe and Lunesdale, Lizzi Collinge, showcased their support for the UK’s offshore wind supply chain today during a visit to Venterra Group company, Balltec – a global provider of high integrity mechanical connectors for critical applications in the… Read more »

NOV acquires MAATS Tech’s business intellectual property rights

A Cable Lay team in Stonehouse, UK, strengthens NOV’s capability to provide integrated cable-lay systems. In 2023, NOV formed a new Cable Lay team based in Stonehouse, UK. The team, formerly senior and principal engineers with MAATS Tech Ltd, brings more than 70 years of combined experience in engineering fully integrated lay systems with advanced… Read more »


Bilbao 21 March 2024 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is calling for deeper industry collaboration to develop robust offshore wind standards, ahead of the WindEurope conference in Bilbao.  Highlighting findings from the latest Energy Transition Outlook — which forecasts wind power as Europe’s primary renewable energy source by 2050, contributing to 43% of… Read more »

Langstone Harbour awards environmental monitoring contract

OceanWise are proud to announce that they will be supplying and installing a marine environmental monitoring solution in Langstone Harbour, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Hampshire. This important installation will provide the harbour with tide and weather equipment and a cloud-based data platform to support ongoing harbour operations and environmental monitoring. Langstone… Read more »

Iberdrola confirms new agreement with Amazon to procure 159 MW of renewable energy from East Anglia THREE, world’s second largest offshore wind farm

Iberdrola and Amazon expand global renewable energy partnership with a new Power Purchase Agreement from the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm Amazon has enabled 54,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy from Iberdrola worldwide With Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) as preferred Cloud provider, Iberdrola has built a global data platform on AWS to support… Read more »

Schleswig-Holstein’s leading technology trade fair for renewable energy under new management

Messe Husum & Congress has filled the position of Project Manager for HUSUM WIND. Pascal Hofer (48) takes over the management of the renowned trade fair for renewable energies in North Frisia. Born in Flensburg, he is no stranger to the industry and can draw on his experience from HANNOVER MESSE Energy Solutions (formerly HANNOVER… Read more »

Two ports make next stage of Floating Offshore Wind scheme

The UK Government today (March 19) confirmed two port infrastructure projects are closer to securing a share of up to £160m of funding. To support floating wind development in the UK, the Port of Cromarty Firth and Port Talbot will be taken forward to undergo due diligence as part of the Government’s Floating Offshore Wind… Read more »

Exclusive Crash Course Announcement: Auctions and Bid Strategies for Offshore Wind

We are thrilled to announce a highly specialized crash course tailored exclusively for industry leaders: “Auctions and Bid Strategies for Offshore Wind.” This exclusive course comes in partnership with the prestigious consulting powerhouse Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The course offers a deep dive into the complex world of offshore wind auctions, providing invaluable insights and… Read more »

Target of 1,000 MW new wind power projects reached well ahead of the schedule

The targeted development phase for the new 1,000 MW wind power project portfolio has been achieved more than 1 year earlier than expected. Originally the target was set for May 2025 in the cooperation agreement signed in May 2022 between Enersense, a provider of zero-emission energy solutions, and VALOREM, a French origin developer and green… Read more »

ABP welcomes UK Government decision to support Floating Offshore Wind hub at Port Talbot

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading port operator, today welcomed the decision by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero to advance the Future Port Talbot project to the Primary List phase of the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS). Henrik L. Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer of Associated British Ports, said “ABP… Read more »

Only 1% of UK wind energy firms have adequate cyber protection warns Cyber Energia

Recently launched Cyber Energia warns that UK renewables firms are at risk from up to 1,000 attempted cyber attacks per day Scale of cyber risks estimated to be as many as 880 million across UK renewables sector Increasing legislation for non-compliance resulting in significant punitive damages Unique Cyber Energia portal provides real-time visualisation of attempted… Read more »

ZF Wind Power is ready to transform Europe with green power

• ZF Wind Power has converted its Belgian plant into a serial production hub for the European wind market. • In 2024, a mix of SHIFT gearboxes, offshore and onshore powertrains will leave the plant in Lommel (Belgium) every day. • Thanks to advanced software approaches, the team can balance resources across three serial production… Read more »

Spain: RWE to support Port of A Coruña in its ambitions to become a world-class logistic hub for floating offshore wind

• Letter of Support signed between RWE and the Port Authority • Port to become logistic hub for the marshalling, assembly and deployment of floating offshore wind components • Clear commitment to support commercial-scale industrial growth in Spain Bilbao, 19 March 2024 RWE has joined forces with the Port Authority of A Coruña to facilitate… Read more »

Seven companies across Caithness and Orkney begin pioneering programme to parachute them into offshore renewable success

Seven businesses hailing from the north of Scotland and Orkney aiming to break into the multibillion-pound offshore renewables energy market have been selected for the first Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in the region. The industry leading F4OR supply chain growth programme is delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, will be supported… Read more »

Ports Sign Letter of Intent to Collaborate on Green Hydrogen Transport

Port of Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and Hamburg Port Authority, Hamburg, Germany, signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) today to collaborate on the export and import of green hydrogen from Canada to Germany. CEO’s Scott Penney, Port of Argentia, and Jens Meier, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), signed the agreement while attending the Canada-Germany Hydrogen and Ammonia… Read more »

Scotland’s First Minister opens world’s first Floating Wind Innovation Centre in Aberdeen

Scotland’s First Minister, the Rt Hon. Humza Yousaf MSP, will today (Monday 18 March) officially open the world’s first dedicated innovation centre for floating offshore wind. Located in the heart of Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone, ORE Catapult’s £9 million National Floating Wind Innovation Centre (FLOWIC), delivered in collaboration with ETZ Limited, is designed to help… Read more »

WindESCo continues its expansion in Europe at WindEurope 2024 together with ABB.

WindESCo, a leading analytics and optimization solution provider for improving the asset health, performance, and reliability of wind turbines, as a part of its expansion in Europe, not only hired several top team members and experts but is also gradually expanding its presence at key European wind industry events. WindESCo will take part in one… Read more »

More processing power needed to model larger, more complex European offshore wind projects – Youwind

– Developers are faced with the challenge of speeding up simulations for new projects, while simultaneously integrating more advanced data into early stage technical and financial modelling – Youwind launches a number of upgrades to its web-based tools, bringing the latest in yield assessment, GIS data and platform capabilities to the early development phases Barcelona,… Read more »

Glamox wins three contracts to light offshore wind farms in Asia

Oslo, Norway, 18 March 2024: Glamox, a world leader in lighting, is replicating its success in lighting European offshore windfarms with three separate orders for LED lighting for the turbine foundation transition pieces for three fixed offshore windfarms in Taiwan and South Korea. “The energy transition from offshore hydrocarbons to renewable power presents us with huge… Read more »


FADA Engineering General Manager Ismail Hakkı Akyüz: “Our goal with our transfer vehicles is to become a global player. We want to develop products that not only transport within factories but also perform heavy-duty transportation in external operations.” FADA Engineering, heavy industry by designing and producing autonomous transfer vehicles and manual transfer vehicles, has achieved… Read more »

Odal wind farm commentary

Dr John Coultate, VP of Advanced Sensing at ONYX Insight said: “It is still unusual for blades to be instrumented with sensors for condition monitoring. In fact, the current situation is reminiscent of the way drivetrains were operated and maintained 10-20 years ago. At that time, condition monitoring systems (CMS) were relatively uncommon – mainly… Read more »

Government innovation expert to speak at renewables event

SPEAKERS at a new energy transition event next week will include innovation entrepreneur Alexander Holt, the Scottish Government’s Head of International Ecosystems. Alexander will deliver one of two spotlight talks at Scotland’s Energy Transition Showcase, being held in Glasgow on March 19. He’ll be joined by EDF Renewables’ Kerry MacPhee, who will focus on how renewable… Read more »

New managing director for WAB in Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven, March 15, 2024 – On March 1, 2024, Markus Nölke (54) took over the management of WAB e.V. in Bremerhaven. Born in Bremerhaven, he originally comes from the transport and logistics sector, where he focused on shipping and port issues. Before joining WAB, Nölke had spent the previous 14 years as Managing Director of… Read more »


Global subsea engineering and technology company, SMD, today announced the sale of its first electric ROV to Luxembourg-based marine contractor, Jan De Nul Group. SMD’s Quantum EV will be integrated into Jan De Nul Group’s new cable laying vessel, Fleeming Jenkin, and deployed to offshore energy projects globally. The new fully-electric ROV offers superior levels… Read more »


Iberdrola’s Sierra de Dueña wind farm hosts the first tests of the revolutionary Hummingbird program, the new drone for the inspection of wind turbine blades from Arbórea Intellbird, the veteran technology company based in the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. In the mills that crown the escarpments of this beautiful area of the… Read more »