Category: Wind

Germany’s leading wind fair opens in Husum

Wind industry shows confidence at Husum Wind / 390 exhibitors expect 8,000 trade visitors / Before Bundestag elections: Husum appeal for increased wind expansion published Husum | 14 September 2021 – It is a special day for the wind industry: Husum Wind successfully opened its doors today as a full-presence trade fair. After one and… Read more »

RES, ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions develop product to upgrade performance of existing wind farms

ReLACS (Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System) retrofits cutting-edge technology to existing wind farms and has been piloted on a TRIG project RES, the world’s leading renewable energy company, alongside ZX Lidars and KK Wind Solutions, has developed a Retrofit Lidar Assisted wind farm Control System (ReLACS) which will improve the performance of existing… Read more »

Scotland’s wind potential to decarbonise oil & gas By Rick Campbell, Head of Offshore at Natural Power

Oil and gas extraction from the North Sea has been a core feature of the global energy market for many decades but whilst the oil and gas sector has been transformational for Scotland, and the UK, our wider commitments to net zero encompass these sectors, and it will mean significant changes are required to meet… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid and ENERTRAG Betrieb improve wind turbine blade inspections with new drone-based lightning protection system testing solution

Zurich, Switzerland, 14 September 2021 – Sulzer Schmid, and ENERTRAG Betrieb have teamed up to provide a new wind turbine blade inspection solution that integrates ENERTRAG Betrieb’s innovative lightning protection systems (LPS) testing solution with Sulzer Schmid’s UAV technology and digital inspection platform. This key innovation will enable LPS testing to be carried out at… Read more »

‘Being there where the wind industry develops’

As a leading energy logistics service provider, DHSS is the single point of contact for offshore energy related companies in the field of ships agency services, port logistics and helicopter operations. ‘We unburden all stakeholders involved in the offshore energy industry; from vessel owners to charterers and service-related companies,’ says Wim Schouwenaar, founder and owner… Read more »

Working smarter while working harder

Achieving true logistic visibility from planning to completion may seem like something of a pipe dream for offshore operators, but can digitizing and automating many processes and linking procurement and operations make it a reality? Jim Hededal Nielsen, CEO & Founder of DECK1, tells PES why he believes it can. PES: A very warm welcome… Read more »

Protect, preserve, repair

Reducing the cost of offshore wind through proactive maintenance, inspection, protection and repair Ambitious environmental targets from governments around the world, including Germany’s 20GW by 2030, and the UK’s commitment to 40GW by 2030, are accelerating the growth of offshore renewables and in particular, offshore wind, which is set to skyrocket over the next decade…. Read more »

Reducing wind turbine gearbox and bearing failures

Around the year 2000, wind turbines of around 1MW and 70m in diameter were common but 20 years later, giants are now being installed. This is especially so offshore, where barriers to installation are lessened. Siemens Gamesa’s latest 14MW offshore wind turbine, with its 222-meter rotor diameter, dwarfs its immediate predecessors and even larger turbines… Read more »

Year zero: building our energy future faster

The Global Offshore Wind (GOW) conference and exhibition is returning in a convenient hybrid format this September. It will provide an exciting opportunity for individuals across the offshore wind sector to immerse themselves in the latest news, challenges, solutions and trends within the field. There will be government updates, company insights and interactive discussions with… Read more »

Critical bolting demands innovative thinking

The wind industry has a huge number of bolted joint connections and for the most part they are critical to both performance of the turbine and safety of those working on or around it. The primary installation method for assembly of equipment, construction of turbines and for maintenance is the tightening and checking of threaded… Read more »

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has today released outline details of the pot capacities and caps for the Contracts for Difference Auction Round 4 to be held in December 2021.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This auction comes at a crucial time for the UK’s climate leadership and I’m very pleased to see that greater renewable capacity will be unlocked by what is being set out today, particularly recognising Scotland’s offshore expertise and ambition. “While we are pleased that a balanced… Read more »

Hochiki life safety products are the ‘go to’ brand when it comes to keeping one of the UK’s biggest offshore wind farms operating safely

For a country once solely reliant on coal to power its homes and businesses, the UK is now the leader in offshore wind energy. Encouragingly, today 44% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources – a figure expected to grow to meet the UK’s climate goals of net-zero emissions by 2050 and 40 GW… Read more »

Offshore wind Roadmap sets out path to growing Scottish and UK content

Report sets out baseline of Scottish content for the first time, with clear route map and priorities for action, helping industry track and deliver commitments within ScotWind Leasing programme Scottish onshore supply chain has opportunity to grow and support floating offshore wind installation A new Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council report has set a clear… Read more »

KENZFIGEE UK EXPAND TO NEW MULTI-PURPOSE SITE TO SUPPORT INCREASED DEMAND IN OFFSHORE OIL & GAS AND WIND SECTORS

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting, handling and service specialist of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, is delighted to announce the opening of the new UK office, workshop and storage facility at Brechin (Angus), 35 miles south of Aberdeen. The new site at Brechin Business Park (Scotland) has been chosen to allow… Read more »

New Project Director for WindEnergy Hamburg and NORTEC

Hamburg, 9 June 2021 – Andreas Arnheim became new Project Director for WindEnergy Hamburg and NORTEC on 1 September 2021. He follows Anja Holinsky who has taken on responsibilities in business development at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Andreas Arnheim has been a Project Manager for WindEnergy Hamburg since 2012. He was previously employed as… Read more »

Green Investment Group acquires vanguard offshore wind development project in the west of Ireland

GIG acquires Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the Sceirde Rocks offshore wind farm, in Galway, Ireland Sceirde Rocks is a proposed 400 MW offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough energy to power the equivalent of up to 295,000 homes. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has acquired Fuinneamh Sceirde Teoranta, the developer of the… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik acquires wind operations and maintenance segment of Cooke Power Services

As of September 1, 2021, Deutsche Windtechnik US has doubled their current count of traveling technicians with a signed purchase agreement forCooke Power Services “Wind turbine maintenance and services” business segment. Deutsche Windtechnik US will address the biggest challenge facing renewable industry today: Finding experienced technicians. The acquisition also includes existing customer contracts, including 50… Read more »

Nordex Group receives orders for 123 MW from Germany

Hamburg, 8 September 2021. With twelve new projects in July and August, the Nordex Group has been able to record a successful order intake on the Germany market over the past few summer months. The Nordex Group will be supplying turbines for projects totalling more than 123 MW in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and North-Rhine… Read more »

International developers join forces to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore projects

Invenergy and BW Offshore seek to expand their growing portfolios of sustainable energy solutions in Scotland   Edinburgh, Scotland (September 8, 2021) – Invenergy, a leading privately-held global developer of sustainable energy solutions, and BW Offshore, a floating production specialist, have announced a joint venture to develop up to 5.4 gigawatts of offshore wind as part… Read more »

Responding to the publication of The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government;

Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Scottish Renewables is pleased to see the ambition to achieve net-zero at the core of this Programme for Government and the link being made between economic growth, achieving net-zero and further development of renewables. “Recognition of the opportunities that exist in renewable energy deployment and the need… Read more »

£3M funding pot launched for innovative UK supply chain projects to accelerate offshore wind consenting

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched a brand new grant funding programme that will develop the UK’s offshore wind supply chain by supporting projects in the offshore wind consenting and site development process. OWGP has released its first Innovation Grants competition, which will see a total of £3 million awarded to successful supply… Read more »

Ingeteam Smart SCADA solution reaches 20GW milestone

Ingeteam Wind Energy, the global specialist in electrical power conversion technology and control systems, has announced today that it integrated its all-in-one SCADA software across 20 GW of renewable energy projects worldwide. Ingeteam has been at the forefront of asset monitoring and plant performance optimization for over three decades. In the past few years, the… Read more »

CUBICO SIGNS DEAL WITH CLIR RENEWABLES FOR OPTIMIZATION OF OVER 500 MW WIND ASSETS IN LATIN AMERICA

Clir Renewables onboards three of Cubico’s wind projects in Brazil and two in Uruguay to optimize performance and monitor asset health Vancouver, 6th September, 2021 – Leading investor in global renewable energy infrastructure Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) has signed an agreement with Clir Renewables (Clir), a company dedicated to maximizing project returns from renewable energy assets, to… Read more »

GLOBAL OFFSHORE AWARDED ARRAY CABLE INSTALLATION CONTRACT AT PARKWIND’S ARCADIS OST 1 OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of 27 array cables at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm. The scope of work… Read more »

Nordex announces entry into the 6 MW class with the N163/6.X turbine

Hamburg, 6 September 2021. The Nordex Group is adding the N163/6.X turbine to its product portfolio. The Group is following up its successful approach started with the introduction of the Delta4000 series, presented for the first time in 2017, of a flexible power range – initially with the 4 MW+ class, followed by the 5… Read more »

Hunterston PARC announces new Development Framework consultation

A new Development Framework for the Hunterston Port and Resource Campus (Hunterston PARC) in North Ayrshire, one of Scotland’s most important industrial brownfield sites, has gone out to consultation. Responses to the fresh set of proposals, which builds on a previous detailed engagement with the local community and other stakeholders, are invited over the next… Read more »

Nordex installs first N163/5.X turbine

Hamburg, 1 September 2021 On August 31st 2021, the Nordex Group installed the first N163/5.X turbine of the Delta4000 series as planned in the citizen wind farm “Janneby” in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. With its approx. 80-metre rotor blades and a rotor sweep of 20,867 square metres, the N163/5.X is currently the most efficient Nordex turbine in… Read more »

PEAK Wind sells 30% stake to Integrated Wind Solutions AS

With Integrated Wind Solutions AS onboard, PEAK Wind adds additional competences and capital to continue its growth trajectory To continue the company’s growth trajectory and remain in the forefront of the development of the renewable energy sector, PEAK Wind has decided to sell 30% ownership stake of the company to Integrated Wind Solutions AS, a… Read more »

Crown Estate Scotland has today launched a new leasing process for offshore wind farms to help decarbonise Scotland’s oil and gas sector.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “While new systems to allow Scotland to capitalise on its renewable energy resource are to be welcomed, it is also important that we continue to focus as a country on our net-zero mission, and on the economic and social benefits which meeting that target with renewable… Read more »

Harland & Wolff (Methil) Welcome New Apprentices To Site

Harland & Wolff, the iconic shipyard with over 160 years of maritime and offshore engineering pedigree, is delighted to welcome eleven new apprentices to its Methil site as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’. The scheme will run in line and with partnership from Fife College and will see apprentices range from 16… Read more »

DEME Offshore prepares for next generation turbines with major crane upgrade for ‘Sea Installer’

Crane capacity increased to 1,600 tonnes Wednesday, August 25, 2021 — DEME Offshore’s  DP2 jack-up installation vessel ‘Sea Installer’ will get a major crane upgrade when the capacity is increased from 900 tonnes to 1,600 tonnes. Being built by leading crane manufacturer Huisman, the new crane will enable ‘Sea Installer’ to handle the next generation of… Read more »

Renewable industry priorities outlined ahead of Programme for Government

Measures provide recommendations for Scottish Government Industry body Scottish Renewables has set out some of its priorities for the Scottish Government’s upcoming Programme for Government, which will be published in the coming weeks. Renewable technologies like wind, solar, hydro and more now provide the equivalent of 97.4% of the electricity consumed in Scotland. Slow progress… Read more »

DNV updates standard for floating wind turbine structures to allow for cost reduction and optimization

DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has updated the DNV-ST-0119 standard for floating wind turbine structures. The updated standard includes numerous technical improvements that allow the industry to further optimize floating wind turbine structures while maintaining a sufficient level of safety.  The main change is a completely revised section on floating stability. In addition,… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik establishes a unit for offshore full-service in the UK – independent maintenance continues to grow

Deutsche Windtechnik has established a new country unit to provide maintenance for offshore wind farms in the UK. Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore Ltd. began its work on August 1st and is managed as an independent company. It cooperates closely with the onshore country unit, which was established in 2016. The UK is at the top of… Read more »