Category: Wind

Emapsite develops a new marine mapping and data service that delivers insight in seconds

Emapsite – one of the UK’s leading providers of location data – has built on the success of its previous marine mapping service to develop a new platform that provides clearer maritime data insights with greater speed and ease than ever before. Easy-access marine insights Emapsite Marine is a powerful online platform that provides marine… Read more »

American Offshore Wind Academy Takes Strides in Advancing Offshore Wind Professional Training

In a bid to foster excellence in offshore wind professional training, the American Offshore Wind Academy (AOWA) has been making significant strides since its launch last fall. With a mission to equip industry professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the burgeoning offshore wind sector, AOWA has been actively engaged in various… Read more »

“Eyes on Lightning Strikes” eologix-ping Webinar Tackles Wind Turbine Challenges

Graz, Austria – eologix-ping, a leading company specializing in blade health monitoring, is excited to unveil their forthcoming webinar, titled “Eyes on Lightning Strikes – Understanding the Challenges for Wind Turbines.” This engaging virtual event is slated for Wednesday, March 13, commencing at 9 a.m. (CST).   Wind turbine operators, industry professionals, and enthusiasts are… Read more »

BAR Technologies and Amper Group, through its subsidiary Nervion Naval Offshore, form partnership for WindWings® manufacture in Europe

BAR Technologies and Nervion Naval Offshore reach a partnership agreement to sell, manufacture and deliver BAR Technologies’ wing sail design, WindWings® in Europe. Spain, 12th February 2024 – BAR Technologies (BAR), a Wind Propulsion leader and an innovative simulation-driven marine engineering consultancy, has entered into a partnership agreement with Nervion Naval Offshore (Nervion), a pioneer… Read more »

Nordex Group: preliminary annual figures for 2023 confirm guidance

Hamburg, 12. February 2024. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today published preliminary results for fiscal year 2023 and confirms its guidance for the year. According to these preliminary results, the Company recorded increased consolidated sales of EUR 6.5 billion (previous year: EUR 5.7 billion) and exceeded the upper end of the forecast range of EUR 5.6 to… Read more »

DNV creates European cyber security services powerhouse through merger with Nixu and Applied Risk

Oslo, Norway – 12 February 2024: DNV, the global assurance and risk management provider, has created one of Europe’s fastest growing cyber security services businesses by merging DNV’s existing cyber security business with two recently acquired companies – Nixu and Applied Risk The merger brings together more than 500 cyber security experts to safeguard demanding… Read more »

Three Welsh companies selected for ORE Catapult’s first floating offshore wind F4OR programme in Wales

Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, Mainstay Marine Solutions and CELSA Steel UK have been named as the three Welsh companies selected to take part in the first Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in Wales. F4OR Wales will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with Floventis Energy, the developer of Llŷr 1… Read more »

Arctura and Mankiewicz team up to launch ArcGuide®: a new lightning protection product for the wind industry.

South Kingstown, RI, February 12, 2024 Arctura announced today that it has signed a technology license agreement with Mankiewicz, LLC a global leader in high-quality coating solutions. This collaboration marks the introduction of the ArcGuide® coating, a novel lightning protection coating designed to significantly reduce the prevalence of lightning damage to wind turbines, a challenge… Read more »

The story in a nutshell…

SynergyXR, already a leader in immersive technology with its user-centric platform, embraces the advent of Apple Vision Pro as an opportunity to further enhance its capabilities. This ushers SynergyXR’s Fully Immersive Technology into a new era, leveraging the advanced features of Apple Vision Pro to bring even more accessibility and impact to the realm of… Read more »

DNV Updates Standard Used For Marine Operations For Offshore Wind, Subsea Cables And Oil And Gas Assets

Oslo, 8 February 2024: DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has published a substantial revision to the ‘go-to standard’, DNV-ST-N001, for the design and planning of marine operations for the transport, installation and removal of offshore wind farms, subsea cables and oil and gas assets. The new major changes reflect the changing nature… Read more »

USFR to Build Offshore Wind Manufacturing Facilities Worth $700M

US Forged Rings Inc. (USFR) today announced a $700M investment in the U.S. offshore wind industry to construct a state-of-the-art tower fabrication facility and a steel forging plant. The U.S.-based company will use these two facilities to service the growing domestic offshore wind market, filling a critical supply chain gap for offshore wind components and… Read more »

Cleantech Investment Scheme For Maritime To Boost North East Businesses

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, February 7, 2024: The 2050 Maritime Innovation Hub, a collaborative business catalyst designed to advance the maritime sector and broader logistics industry, launches a new cleantech investment programme, Venture Connect. Venture Connect is a regional equity investment programme focused exclusively on nurturing businesses that are developing low carbon, cleantech solutions for… Read more »

GEV Wind Power launches specialist UK & I onshore division, Blade Team.

Global-leading wind turbine blade repair and maintenance experts, GEV Wind Power, has further bolstered its services with the launch of a new division, called Blade Team. Dedicated to the UK & Ireland onshore market, Blade Team will bring additional maintenance support to the region by providing in field-deployed rotor blade maintenance, utilising powered access platforms… Read more »

SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH secures Marine Coordination Service Contract for EnBW’s He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm

SeaRenergy Offshore Holding GmbH is to announce successful award of the Marine Coordination Service contract for the He Dreiht Offshore Wind Farm, a significant project by EnBW in the German North Sea. This milestone marks another major step in SeaRenergy’s commitment to facilitating sustainable offshore energy solutions and the advancement of clean, renewable resources. After… Read more »

Signed full-year contract for CBED’s SOV, Wind Evolution

Just three weeks after acquiring the two new SOVs , Wind Evolution and Wind Creation, CBED has signed a contract with Hughes Subsea for Wind Evolution’s first offshore project. Hughes Subsea , a subsidiary of OEG Energy, specialises in subsea services across the Offshore Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications, Power Generation and Marine Civil… Read more »

ABP unveils ambitious Masterplan for decarbonised growth at the Port of Newport

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading and best-connected port operator, has today announced its ambitious plans for the Port of Newport, to support a new era of green growth for the port and the city of Newport. Sustainability is at the core of ABP’s business, and this latest vision outlines the company’s ambitions for… Read more »

Natural Power acts as owner’s engineer on Sainte-Croix Wind Farm in Switzerland

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has acted as owner’s engineer on behalf of Romande Energie for the construction of Sainte-Croix Wind Farm in Switzerland – a project that was elevated to the status of national interest by the Federal Court in accordance with the Federal Energy Law.  The six-turbine project, which… Read more »

VesselBot Set to Unveil Year-End Global Container Vessel Emissions Report, Revealing Insights into Maritime Sustainability

VesselBot Set to Unveil Year-End Global Container Vessel Emissions Report, Revealing Insights into Maritime Sustainability [Athens, Jan 31, 2024] – VesselBot, a leader in transportation emission analytics, is launching its highly anticipated 2nd Global Container Vessel Emissions Report. This comprehensive report provides invaluable insights into the state of maritime sustainability, offering a nuanced understanding of… Read more »

Offshore wind must accelerate early development phases to support busiest year to date – Youwind

Barcelona, 30th January 2024 — With European offshore wind leasing rounds potentially set to award over 80GW in new projects by 2029, offshore wind developers and investors need to significantly increase the pace of analysis for market and site attractiveness, resource availability, and project selection.  That is according to Youwind Renewables, a unique web-based solution… Read more »

Offshore wind must accelerate early development phases to support busiest year to date – Youwind

Barcelona, 30th January 2024 — With European offshore wind leasing rounds potentially set to award over 80GW in new projects by 2029, offshore wind developers and investors need to significantly increase the pace of analysis for market and site attractiveness, resource availability, and project selection.  That is according to Youwind Renewables, a unique web-based solution… Read more »

Redefining ROV & Diver Collaborations: QYSEA Unveils AI Diver Tracking

QYSEA Technology introduces a groundbreaking in-house developed underwater AI technology for its underwater robots — the AI Diver Tracking Function, setting a new standard in intelligent safety for underwater professionals and enthusiasts. The cutting-edge feature leverages QYSEA’s proprietary AI underwater image filtering algorithm and advanced visual recognition technology. Identifying a diver’s movements, it conducts real-time… Read more »

North Star breaks into European offshore wind market with newbuild ship bound for EnBW’s He Dreiht wind farm

North Star has secured a contract with energy utility giant EnBW to deliver a new hybrid-electric service operations vessel (SOV) on a decade-long minimum charter to service the He Dreiht wind farm off the coast of Germany. The agreement marks the firm’s first offshore wind win outside the UK market, a milestone step in its… Read more »

Jan De Nul Group Selects MacArtney’s Cutting-Edge CEMAC Tensioner Systems for Complete CLV Fleet

MacArtney Offshore Wind Solutions, specialising in offshore mission equipment, has announced an expansion of its partnership with Jan De Nul Group. The company has been entrusted with designing and supplying custom CEMAC tensioner systems for Jan De Nul Group’s entire cable-laying vessel (CLV) fleet, which includes the world’s largest CLV, the Fleeming Jenkin. MacArtney’s comprehensive… Read more »

First Minister opens Scotland’s biggest ever offshore wind conference

Humza Yousaf appealed to industry for continued collaboration to unlock Scotland’s huge offshore wind potential More than 1,100 delegates in attendance at the sold-out two-day event in Glasgow First Minister Humza Yousaf MSP today (January 24) opened Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference at the SEC in Glasgow. In his ministerial address, the First Minister spoke… Read more »

Tidal Transit kicks off £8m project to deliver the world’s first retrofit E-CTV with offshore and onshore Charging

Tidal Transit, supplier of purpose-design crew transfer vessels for the offshore wind industry, has begun the design and engineering phase of a groundbreaking project to deliver the world’s first retrofit electric crew transfer vessel (E-CTV). The initiative benefits from £6.3m funding from the Zero Emissions Vessel and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition, which opened in February 2023… Read more »

Xodus and Glic team up to drive social impact analysis for offshore wind

Global energy consultancy Xodus has partnered with Scottish sustainability consultancy Glic to maximise the social benefits of future offshore wind farms. The two companies have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), ahead of Scottish Renewables’ annual Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow. It marks the beginning of a strategic partnership between Xodus and… Read more »

Windward Offshore expands offshore wind activities with two additional state-of-the-art CSOV vessels.

Windward Offshore has exercised options, which were contained in the contract signed with Vard in October 2023, for the design and construction of two hybrid Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs). As part of the order, the number of units ordered from VARD rises to four. This order marks another significant milestone for Windward Offshore in… Read more »

­Robosys secures contract from Legacy Marine to supply an AI-driven autonomous control system for a 9.5m USV

Robosys Automation, the AI-driven maritime autonomy & smart-shipping specialist, has secured a contract from Legacy Marine of South Africa, for the supply and integration of AI systems for a fully autonomous USV. The bespoke fully autonomous AI-driven unmanned surface vessel (USV) has been designed by Icarus Marine and will be constructed by Legacy Marine, which is… Read more »

Fluid handling solutions evolve to meet needs of larger offshore wind turbines

Better, more powerful and more efficient fluid handling systems are urgently required to support the energy transition, according to Celeros Flow Technology. Iulian Maciuca, the company’s Renewables Industry Sector Manager, says: “The race to decarbonize the world’s energy supply is placing new challenges on energy generation technology and by association on the safety-critical pumps and… Read more »

Major order in UK: Deutsche Windtechnik extends and upgrades the existing contract for 61 Siemens turbines including major components

Deutsche Windtechnik and Ventient Energy are further expanding their cooperation in the area of wind turbine service: Over the next three years, Deutsche Windtechnik will continue to be responsible for the maintenance of the 61 Siemens turbines at the Causeymire and Farr wind farms in the Scottish Highlands operated by Ventient Energy. What is new is that… Read more »

Glamox to light the largest offshore wind farm in the United States

Oslo, Norway, 17 January 2024: Glamox, a world leader in lighting, has won a contract from Bladt Industries A/S of Denmark to provide lighting for 176 wind turbine transition pieces for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. Owned and developed by Dominion Energy, and located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, CVOW… Read more »

Nordex Group scores highly in Germany for 2023 in terms of incoming orders and auction rounds

Hamburg, 15 January 2024. The German market developed very successfully for the Nordex Group in 2023 in terms of the company’s order intake and the results of the onshore wind auction rounds. It is becoming clear that the government measures to accelerate the expansion of onshore wind are starting to have a positive impact, and… Read more »

Time to turn the tide on climate change

COP28 marked a pivotal moment in climate change talks with the first-ever global stocktake since the Paris Agreement. It also included the first-ever agreement to transition “away from fossil fuels in energy systems in a just, orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade, so as to achieve net zero by 2050 in… Read more »