Category: Wind

Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the proposed details of its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process.

Crown Estate Scotland has today announced the proposed details of its Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process. Developers will apply for the rights to build small scale innovative offshore wind projects of less than 100MW as well as larger projects connected to oil and gas infrastructure to provide electricity and… Read more »

NPF4 paves the way for net zero Scotland

By Kelly Wyness, Associate Technical Director, Natural Power  As the draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) is now the subject of public consultation and parliamentary scrutiny until 31 March 2022, we’re turning our attention to paving the way for future plans and supporting clients to adopt good practice when it comes to securing consent for… Read more »

Introducing the Global Offshore Wind Awards 2022!

RenewableUK is delighted to announce the inaugural Global Offshore Wind Awards 2022. Designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the sector on the innovations and growth of the wind sector in the UK and beyond, the vibrancy and resilience of our supply chain, the impact of our initiatives to enhance the sector’s people strategy… Read more »

South Tyneside manufacturer wins offshore renewables contract for the ‘UKs largest offshore wind factory’

South Tyneside-based Metec UK has been awarded another project relating to the huge growth in offshore renewables. The contract to supply and install a 30-year cathodic protection system for what’s set to be the ‘UK’s largest offshore wind tower factory’. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel piles, offshore jackets and… Read more »

Natural Power and Keystone Engineering establish offshore wind partnership

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power; and Keystone Engineering, the pioneer offshore wind engineering firm in the US, have agreed to an official partnership to pursue and collaborate on technical consulting and advisory business opportunities in the U.S. offshore wind market.   The partnership will enable both parties to benefit from each… Read more »

Safeway, Techano and Intellilift join forces to create an all-electric gangway to equip the ‘SOV for the future’

Dutch offshore access specialist Safeway B.V. and Kristiansand-based sister company Techano AS have signed a corporation agreement with Intellilift AS from Norway to equip the ‘SOVs for the future’. Under the agreement, Intellilift   will be a preferred supplier of their proprietary technology related to power systems, automation and remote control systems.  The package system… Read more »

Steel Cutting for the first WB-18 CTV from Wallaby Boats GmbH

World premiere for a commercially used vessel with a suspension system. With the traditional steel cutting at Ostseestaal in Stralsund on 17.01.2022 the starting signal for the newbuilding with the hull number WB-18#001 of Wallaby Boats GmbH, in cooperation with its production partner, Hitzler Werft in Lauenburg, has been given. Due to Corona, this ceremony… Read more »

TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC agree on partnership in the field of offshore wind energy

Munich/Bremen. TÜV SÜD and Tractebel DOC have signed an agreement announcing their intention to collaborate in the field of offshore wind energy. The partnership will focus on joint project implementation and the development of new markets and services towards a carbon-neutral future. With around 25,000 staff in over 50 countries, TÜV SÜD is among the… Read more »

Ridgeway “Rockbags” set for exponential growth in 2022 for use in marine and offshore works

Belfast-based construction supply business soars by 40% after acquiring the European rights to distribute “filter units” for use in offshore marine and civil engineering works. Originally introduced into the UK and Europe in 2009, Ridgeway initially acquired the UK and Ireland distribution licence of the Patent protected “Kyowa Filter Unit” and the business has since… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid introduces new ultra-portable drone solution for highly flexible wind turbine blade inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind blade inspections, has launched its new 3DX™ SmartPilot drone solution, specifically developed to enable inspection campaigns in geographies where site access or complex logistical barriers require a quick, highly portable blade inspection solution. Operators can now rely on the 3DX™ SmartPilot to… Read more »

Scotland’s Opportunity to Lead the World in Offshore Wind

The ScotWind offshore wind leasing round announced last week represents a huge leap forward in the industrial future of the country. Crown Estate Scotland awarded projects totalling almost 25 GW around Scotland. If fully realised this would be enough clean electricity to power more than 8.5 million homes. This is around three times as many… Read more »

Modulift appoint Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) as stock holding partner in Germany

Modulift, the renowned manufacturer for modular spreader beams are pleased to announce they have now appointed Lifting Gear Hire (LGH), one of the largest rental hire companies in the lifting industry to become a stock holding partner in Germany.  As the European market grows, the demand for Modulift’s range of modular DNV Type Approved spreader… Read more »

Business benefits of renewables industry highlighted – as sector gears up to triple in size by 2030

New supply chain impact report spotlights 32 firms working across Scotland’s renewable energy industry For the first time the report features suppliers working across all renewable technologies including offshore and onshore wind, hydro, wave and tidal as well as green hydrogen and low-carbon heat Industry could grow by more than 230% by 2030 if onshore… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik is installing an ADLS at the Nordergründe offshore wind farm, the first German offshore wind farm to be equipped with such a system

Bremen (Germany), 08.02.2022 For the first time, a German offshore wind farm will be equipped with an Aicraft Detection Light System ADLS: After successful tests were carried out, investors and operators of the Nordergründe offshore wind farm (OWF) have now commissioned the independent full-service provider Deutsche Windtechnik to equip the entire wind farm with an… Read more »

ORE Catapult awarded Silver Investors in Young People accreditation

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is celebrating after achieving the internationally recognised Silver Investors in Young People (IiYP) accreditation – a defining best practice standard for people management. Achieved against the backdrop of the challenging global pandemic, the award is testament to the support provided to, and investment in, the organisation’s young employees as… Read more »

Scotland’s Opportunity to Lead the World in Offshore Wind

The ScotWind offshore wind leasing round announced last week represents a huge leap forward in the industrial future of the country. Crown Estate Scotland awarded projects totalling almost 25 GW around Scotland. If fully realised this would be enough clean electricity to power more than 8.5 million homes. This is around three times as many… Read more »

Major Blyth projects break ground in boost to UK offshore wind

The new year has seen the start of two major research and development (R&D) infrastructure projects in Blyth, Northumberland that will support the future advancement of offshore wind turbine technology and operations. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has simultaneously broken ground at its National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth on a multimillion-pound offshore wind… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders a seagoing unmanned survey vessel for marine and offshore construction

Jan De Nul Group has ordered Maritime Robotic’s well-proven and hybrid Mariner Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) as the first step towards unmanned and autonomous offshore survey operations. Named Beluga 01, this vessel will sail under the Luxembourg flag and be deployed for worldwide hydrographical and environmental surveys on marine and offshore construction projects. Jan De… Read more »

Jan De Nul launched the world’s tallest Next Generation Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire

Just twenty days after Les Alizés, Jan De Nul Group launched the Voltaire, a Next-Gen Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning, at the COSCO Shipping Shipyard in Nantong, China. This vessel will be the second and largest jack-up vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, and able to support the renewable energy industry… Read more »

Modulift, the renowned manufacturer for modular spreader beams are pleased to announce they now have stock on a next day delivery service to the European market via their new warehouse facility based in Czech Republic.

Modulift, the renowned manufacturer for modular spreader beams are pleased to announce they now have stock on a next day delivery service to the European market via their new warehouse facility based in Czech Republic.  As the European market grows, the demand for Modulift’s modular range of popular DNV Type Approved spreader beams readily available… Read more »

Regional energy self-sufficiency with wind power and green hydrogen in the northern German town of Haren

Innovative project in the German Emsland region relies on H-TEC SYSTEMS electrolysers for sector integration  Augsburg, January 27, 2022 – H-TEC SYSTEMS, specialized in technology for green hydrogen, supplies Westnetz GmbH with two 1 MW electrolysis systems for the CEC Haren GmbH & Co. KG project “Green H2-Hub Haren” in the town of Haren in… Read more »

OEG Offshore strengthens offshore renewables offer by acquiring Manor Renewable Energy

Global offshore services business OEG Offshore today (Tuesday 25 Jan) “massively broadened” its renewables capability by snapping up Manor Renewable Energy. Acquisition of the temporary power, engineering and vessel business, which boasts group turnover in the region of £30m, advances OEG’s fast‐paced strategy to deliver integrated offshore service packages across the world. Bringing Manor Renewables’ expertise, reputation… Read more »

Natural Power invests in NPP Renewables ApS

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acquired 25.5% of the shares in NPP Renewables ApS. NPP Renewables is based in Vejle, Denmark, with further offices in Denmark, the US and Taiwan, and operates out of two main subsidiaries respectively: New Power Partners, a renewables consultancy with a particular focus on offshore wind; and Site Solution… Read more »

The future of offshore wind

The current landscape in offshore wind is full of promise and opportunity right now. Global net zero targets are driving widespread growth and investment in the sector as different countries look to replace traditional energy production systems with moresustainable alternatives. Widely heralded as a leader in worldwide offshore wind, the UK is looking to significantly scale up production… Read more »

NRG Systems Names Enrique Lopez Salido New Vice President of Operations

January 26, 2022 Hinesburg, VT, USA –  NRG Systems, Inc., announced today that Enrique Lopez Salido has joined the company as its new Vice President of Operations. Lopez Salido has nearly 30 years of experience running and redefining global operations for a range of technology sectors, including aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, medical, and renewable energy. He… Read more »

The UK Government has announced £31 million of funding – matched by more than £30 million of industry funding – for the development of innovative floating offshore wind technology.

Responding, Ben Miller, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “This funding adds to the momentum around floating offshore wind power after last week’s ScotWind outcome set out almost 15GW of new floating projects entering development in Scotland. “Targeted funding like this is essential if we are to capture the supply chain benefits of our leading… Read more »

Wind Industry Veteran Rolf Miller Joins ArcVera as New Deputy Director

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, announces the expansion of its wind energy analysis leadership team with the appointment of wind industry veteran Rolf Miller as Deputy Director, Wind Energy Technical Analysis Team. Rolf brings a unique blend of technical and managerial expertise to strengthen… Read more »

ORE Catapult welcomes £60m boost for UK floating wind

Responding to an announcement today from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) of a £60 million funding boost for the UK’s floating offshore wind industry, Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult Chief Executive Andrew Jamieson said: “This is a really welcome joint investment by the UK Government and industry to use research and… Read more »

‘Fireflies’ with infrared vision set to transform wind turbine and aircraft inspections

Drone technology combined with active thermography offers faster, cheaper and more in-depth inspection of wind turbine blades and aeroplane wings Two Cambridge-based companies, Innvotek and Mapair, have successfully trialled a drone system that uses infrared technologies and artificial intelligence to inspect composite structures, including wind turbines and aircraft wings, for defects. Firefly Inspect can hover above… Read more »

OWGP launches first national F4OR programme to grow UK offshore wind supply chain

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched its latest business transformation activity to support the UK offshore wind supply chain in collaboration with ORE Catapult, Nuclear AMRC and Opergy. The first national Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) Programme, delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and funded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership… Read more »

Certex UK Wins Wind Farm Inspection Contract

Doncaster, UK-based Certex UK has won a major three-year contract for inspection and maintenance of over 150 turbine generators across two wind farms. Certex was awarded the contract by Equinor, operator of the Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farms off the Norfolk coast. The full scope of work covers the statutory inspection and maintenance of all Transmission and Generation… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid launches new 3DX™ HP solution with fastest industry turnaround times for multi-GW blade inspections

Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories AG, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections announces the launch of its latest 3DX™ High Productivity (HP) solution specifically designed for high volume inspection campaigns. Thanks to advanced automation and AI-enabled analytics, 3DX™ HP delivers a streamlined single-stop process, making it the most efficient rotor blade… Read more »

Equipped for the future: Deutsche WindGuard’s Technical Management

Varel, 2022-01-13: Deutsche WindGuard’s technical management division looks back on a successful year with a number of strategically significant enhancements. In par- ticular, with the implementation of the new, latest technology control centre at the headquarters in Varel, the company has optimally geared up for the future develop- ment of the wind energy market both… Read more »

RWE announces further milestone for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Turbine commissioning at Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has been successfully completed. The wind farm, constructed by RWE on behalf the project partners, has reached this milestone on time, overcoming the challenges posed by the global pandemic.   Once fully operational, the power output of Triton Knoll will be 857 megawatts (MW), making it one… Read more »

Scottish offshore wind growth at risk from rising offshore wind transmission charges

A new report has laid bare the impacts of the higher transmission charges faced by Scottish offshore wind generators compared to projects in the south of Great Britain. The research, commissioned by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC), was carried out by independent consultancy ITPEnergised, and uses the latest National Grid ESO forecasts for Transmission… Read more »