Category: Wind

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Gets a Lift with New Partnership

North East engineering and lifting expert, JK Lifting Equipment, is working with the world’s largest wind farm, Dogger Bank, to enable the safe movement of operation and maintenance equipment. As part of the lifting and product supply partnership, JK Lifting Equipment has developed a rigging loft specifically for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. The specially… Read more »

Powering up Mörknässkogen wind project in Finland

Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has acted as owner’s engineer on behalf of global renewable energy company Low Carbon at Mörknässkogen onshore wind farm in the Ostrobothnia region of Finland which has entered operations. With a capacity of 30MW from five wind turbines, Mörknässkogen forms part of Low Carbon’s renewables… Read more »

BGB and ENA proudly announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement

Global slip ring and rotary solutions manufacturer BGB (UK & USA) and Electronics specialists ENA (Canada & USA) have recently formed a new partnership that’s taking the Wind industry by storm. This partnership brings together the industry-leading expertise of BGB in Rotary transfer systems with the cutting-edge electronics solutions provided by ENA. By combining forces, both companies… Read more »

New report provides pathways to floating wind port investment

A new report published today by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence has outlined potential future pathways to develop critical port infrastructure and manufacturing centres needed to support the deployment of floating wind in the UK. The report provides both an assessment of the current challenges facing port infrastructure in relation… Read more »

Novel technologies for transforming wind turbine and power grid stability control

March 13, 2024: Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., are working on novel ways of preventing threats to grid stability that can result in the loss of power to millions of people, equipment damage and limit power transfer capability. With increasing reliance on renewables global installations of wind farms has increased rapidly.  However two… Read more »

GEV Wind Power wins two major safety accolades

GEV Wind Power’s track record in safety has been recognised with two industry awards. The global-leading wind turbine blade repair and maintenance experts won the Innovation in Safety and the Safety Performance and Delivery accolades at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s (SGRE) Annual Contractors Safety Conference for the Northern Europe and Middle East (NEME) region. It… Read more »

OEG appoints Caroline Merson as new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

OEG Energy Group Limited (“OEG”, the “Group”), a leading offshore solutions business, has appointed Caroline Merson as its new Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. In her role Caroline will sit on the Group executive committee and will lead the strategic direction of the OEG Energy Group brand, including its Offshore and Renewables divisions. She will… Read more »

Energy Transition Conference set to attract a global audience

Industry, policy and academic experts from the leading global energy cities of the UK, Norway, Canada and Australia will gather in Aberdeen in May to discuss the energy transition. Organised by the University of Aberdeen Business School, the free to attend half day event at King’s College Conference Centre on May 21 will focus on… Read more »

Vaisala and DNV introduce industry-first guidelines for Wind Resource Assessment campaigns with dual scanning lidar

In a forward-thinking collaboration, Vaisala and DNV unveiled extensive guidelines for using scanning lidars in a dual system configuration (DSL) for offshore Wind Resource Assessment (WRA). The release of these guidelines helps improve dual scanning lidar bankability and contributes to creating the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 52 – recommended practice on using scanning lidar measurements offshore. Dual scanning lidar is increasingly replacing… Read more »

Power Electronics achieves record revenues exceeding 1.2 billion US dollars in 2023

• The company increased its revenue by 75% compared to the previous year. • Within the strategic plan for the next 4 years, the multinational plans to increase its production capacity by establishing new facilities in the US and Spain. Power Electronics, a leading manufacturer of solar inverters for photovoltaic plants in America, Europe, and… Read more »

Venterra Group launches new expanded Marine Acoustics services for offshore wind industry

5 March 2024, London: Venterra Group, the global offshore wind services company, has today announced the launch of its expanded marine acoustics offering, underpinned by the expert capabilities of its Engineering companies INSPIRE Environmental, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), and Partrac. Building on INSPIRE and GDG’s established foundation of providing marine acoustics measurement, modelling and… Read more »

Pier Appointed by Stromar Floating Offshore Wind Project in North-east Scotland

Specialist renewable energy consultancy Pier has been appointed by the Stromar Floating Offshore Wind project to deliver a programme of communications and community engagement activities in the north east of Scotland. Stromar is a joint venture comprising industry leaders Ørsted, BlueFloat Energy and Renantis which leverages Ørsted’s expertise in offshore wind development with BlueFloat Energy’s… Read more »

Ten UK tech innovators embark on award winning offshore wind accelerator programme

Ten UK companies poised to take the offshore wind industry by storm have joined the national Launch Academy, an award-winning technology acceleration programme, from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Launch Academy kicked off its latest national nine-month programme in Newcastle today (Wednesday) with companies from across the UK developing technology solutions to address some… Read more »

Miros doubles as-a-service contracts for offshore operations in 2023

Miros, leading experts for real-time IoT wave and current monitoring solutions, is pleased to report further expansion of its Sea-State-as-a-Service offering. During 2023 the company doubled the number of as-a-Service (aaS) contracts, which cover a diverse range of requirements across the offshore vessel market, thanks to strong growth in the UK, Norway and Brazil. Beyond… Read more »

Corio deploys LiDARs for Philippines offshore wind projects

Corio Generation has deployed Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) for offshore wind projects in the Philippines. To support its development strategy, LiDARs have been installed in the vicinity of sites in Guimaras and Cavite. Designed to withstand the harsh coastal environment with a back-up power and monitoring system, the LiDARs will collect detailed information on… Read more »

ZX 300 wind Lidar accurately measuring the wind in the Ukrainian Carpathians

Following its deployment in the beginning of February, a ZX 300 wind Lidar is accurately measuring wind speeds 1300m above mean sea level in The Carpathian Mountain range, Ukraine. Supporting independent power generation projects, the ZX 300 wind Lidar will be carrying out a one-year wind resource campaign in the region, supporting the development of… Read more »

Independently confirmed for the first time: TÜV NORD declares that the drone system used by the Deutsche Windtechnik Inspection Body is a valid solution for inspecting rotor blades and lightning protection systems

The multi-stage drone system developed by the Deutsche Windtechnik Inspection Body for inspecting rotor blades and lightning protection systems has successfully passed validation. This is the conclusion reached by TÜV NORD during a conformity assessment that it carried out for the first time. The drone is able to determine the technical condition of the rotor… Read more »

Flagship fair WindEnergy Hamburg just keeps growing In September, Hamburg will be the meeting place of the international wind energy industry

From 24 to 27 September 2024 it will once again be time for the famous port city of Hamburg to become the world’s energy hub. For four days, it will be all about wind energy generation and distribution at WindEnergy Hamburg, held on the campus of Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). Already the industry is… Read more »

GE Vernova Launches New Portfolio of Grid Automation Solutions to Enhance Grid Resilience

Paris, France, February 28th, 2024 – GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE:GE), today announced the launch of GridBeats, a comprehensive portfolio of software-defined automation solutions aimed at streamlining grid digitalization and enhancing grid resilience. Amid growing climate concerns, grid operators worldwide are responding to regulatory, consumer, and societal demands to achieve net-zero emissions and deepen… Read more »

New Wind Turbine Tower Alignment Tool eases Supply Chain issues

Enerpac announces the Wind Turbine Tower Flange Alignment Tool (TFA) allowing wind farm installation contractors to eliminate costly project delays caused by non-conformity or ovalisation of wind turbine tower sections. The TFA solves bolt-hole misalignment problems by aligning the large internal pipe flanges between tower sections during assembly allowing them to be bolted together. Problems… Read more »

What will AI computing look like?

Wherever Generative AI is deployed it will change the IT ecosystem within the data centre. From processing to memory, networking to storage, and systems architecture to systems management, no layer of the IT stack will remain unaffected.  For those on the engineering side of data centre operations tasked with providing the power and cooling to… Read more »

EDF Renewables UK’s West Benhar wind farm officially opened by Scottish Energy Minister

Local children and community groups joined EDF Renewables UK and Scottish Government Minister for Energy, Just Transition and Fair Work, Gillian Martin to officially open the country’s newest operational wind farm.   West Benhar wind farm, near Shotts in North Lanarkshire, has now been fully commissioned. The wind farm has a capacity of 30.1MW and… Read more »

Masdar finalizes joint investment in 3GW UK Offshore Wind Project

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; February 29, 2024 – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar, the UAE’s clean energy powerhouse, has completed its acquisition of a 49 percent shareholding in the 3 gigawatt (GW) Dogger Bank South (DBS) project – one of the world’s largest planned offshore wind farms.  The planned £11 billion… Read more »

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves sees how ABP is investing in Lowestoft’s future

On Friday 1 March, Associated British Ports (ABP), was delighted to host Shadow Chancellor, Rachel Reeves, at the Port of Lowestoft where major infrastructure upgrades are cementing ABP’s role as a vital enabler of the energy transition. Henrik Pedersen, ABP Chief Executive Officer, who welcomed Rachel to the port, briefed the Shadow Chancellor on ABP’s… Read more »

The time is now for Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions, says industry body

Upcoming CfD funding round to determine whether Scotland can deliver the level of offshore wind capacity the UK needs to meet net-zero Scottish Renewables calls on UK Government to unlock Scotland’s world-class renewables pipeline   Ahead of funding for the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction set to be announced next month, industry body Scottish Renewables has called on the UK Government to act now if Scotland… Read more »

North Star Signs Agreement with VesselMan to Enhance Maritime Operations and Technical Projects

North Star has signed a strategic partnership with VesselMan, a best-of-breed software company specializing in driving smarter and more efficient projects management with innovative technology. Established 138 years ago, North Star is the market leading UK provider of mission critical, offshore infrastructure support vessel services operating in offshore wind and conventional energy markets. With operations… Read more »

Nordex advances wind turbine technology with new power hardware in the loop test bench for grid compliance testing

The Nordex Group, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, is advancing wind turbine technology with a  new power hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) test bench for comprehensive grid compliance testing of power  electric drivetrains. The test bench includes a grid emulator, allowing Nordex to simulate a wide range  of grid conditions, including voltage and frequency variations, power fluctuations, weak… Read more »

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm Closes OFTO Transaction

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm (a joint venture between Ocean Winds, Diamond Green Limited and China Three Gorges) announced today that it has concluded the transfer of its transmission assets to Transmission Capital Partners (TCP), a consortium comprising Transmission Investment, Amber Infrastructure and INPP. Moray East Offshore Wind Farm is located in the Moray Firth… Read more »

ACUA Ocean and Robosys Automation make waves announcing global partnership to integrate Voyager AI systems with ACUA’s hydrogen-powered USV

The ocean monitoring and protection innovator and unmanned craft specialist, ACUA Ocean, has signed a commercial contract to integrate Robosys Automation’s groundbreaking Voyager AI vessel control systems with its unique ACUA hydrogen-powered H-USV. The contract marks ACUA Ocean’s ongoing commitment to further develop its range of innovative long endurance hydrogen-fuelled uncrewed surface vessels for open… Read more »

Ørsted and Incheon City sign MoU to establish world-class offshore wind power industry in Korea’s Incheon region

Ørsted has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Incheon Metropolitan City, Korea, to cooperate on developing a world-class offshore wind power industry in the region. The aim of the agreement is to establish a successful local wind power industry driven by Ørsted’s 1.6 GW offshore wind project off the coast of Incheon. Through this… Read more »

ACUA Ocean and Robosys Automation make waves announcing global partnership to integrate Voyager AI systems with ACUA’s hydrogen-powered USV

The ocean monitoring and protection innovator and unmanned craft specialist, ACUA Ocean, has signed a commercial contract to integrate Robosys Automation’s groundbreaking Voyager AI vessel control systems with its unique ACUA hydrogen-powered H-USV. The contract marks ACUA Ocean’s ongoing commitment to further develop its range of innovative long endurance hydrogen-fuelled uncrewed surface vessels for open… Read more »

METIS and ESVAGT join forces to bring the power of analytics offshore

METIS Cyberspace Technology is expanding its portfolio of Data Acquisition, Real-time Performance Monitoring and Intelligent Analytics solutions to include the needs of Service Operation Vessels (SOV). The move follows a collaborative project covering fleet performance optimization with leading offshore service provider for wind/oil & gas industries, ESVAGT. The SOV fulfils multiple roles – as transport… Read more »

Nearthlab Teams Up with PowerCurve to Streamline Wind Farm Maintenance

Feb. 19, 2024 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, and PowerCurve, a pioneer in annual energy production (AEP) loss analysis, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at optimizing wind farm operations and maintenance (O&M). Under the agreement, Nearthlab’s cloud-based analytics platform, Zoomable, will integrate aerodynamic performance calculation capabilities from PowerCurve’s flagship… Read more »

Jumbo Offshore awarded scope expansion contract for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm

Jumbo Offshore has recently been awarded a contract by Yunnneg Wind Power Co., Ltd. (YWPC) for the removal of monopiles at the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm. The contract award represents an expansion of the company’s existing scope, which has involved transport and installation of the project’s transition pieces.    Under the amendment, some monopiles, which… Read more »

QYSEA Introduces QY-MT: A Groundbreaking AI Underwater Measurement System for Submersible Robots

QYSEA Technology is thrilled to announce the official launch of QY-MT (QYSEA Measurement Tool), our self-developed AI underwater intelligent precision measurement system. This cutting-edge technology harnesses the robust subsea capabilities of QYSEA’s FIFISH underwater robot, heralding a new era of AI intelligence for underwater robot measurements. The QY-MT intelligent measurement system seamlessly integrates underwater data… Read more »

Acquisition expands OEG’s marine and offshore project services capabilities and access to the growing European offshore renewables sector.

OEG Energy Group Limited (“OEG”, the “Group”), a leading offshore solutions business, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Marine Coordination Services (“MCS”) a specialist provider of marine coordination and offshore project services based in the Netherlands for an undisclosed consideration. MCS is a leading offshore contractor that has established itself… Read more »