Category: Wind

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 »

30 GW offshore wind energy by 2030: Target is good – accelerate and stabilize expansion now

Due to wrongly set political framework conditions, no wind turbine construction activity took place in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea in the entire year 2021. Motivated by the need for climate protection and economic sustainability, the new German government has set higher and more long-term targets in the coalition agreement. These must now… Read more »

Luxcara acquires Dutch offshore wind farm stake from Van Oord

Renewable energy asset manager Luxcara and marine construction company Van Oord completed the sale and transfer of Van Oord’s 10% participation in Blauwwind to Luxcara at the end of December 2021. In 2016, the Blauwwind consortium was awarded the concession to design, construct, operate and maintain one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms located… Read more »

DEME further reinforces fleet with acquisition of offshore installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — Antwerp (BE) – DEME has entered into an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Eidesvik to acquire the DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Viking Neptun’. Representing a substantial investment, this move highlights DEME’s commitment to its customers, and supports the continued growth of the offshore wind industry. This latest addition to its… Read more »

INEOS signs renewable power deal with Eneco: Increases total Belgian offshore wind generation to over 200MW and reduces CO2 emissions by nearly 3 million tonnes

INEOS has agreed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable offshore wind power in Belgium with sustainable energy producer Eneco.  Under the terms of the ten-year deal, which begins in 2022, INEOS will purchase 65,5-Megawatt (250 GWh per annum) of off-shore wind power from Eneco, produced at the SeaMade offshore wind park in the Belgian… Read more »

Nordex receives order for 43 MW from Spain from RWE Renewables Iberia

Hamburg, 12 January 2022. End of 2021, the Nordex Group secured an order from Spain: for RWE Renewables Iberia, the manufacturer is supplying nine N149/4.X turbines for the “Rea Unificado” wind farm project. The order also includes a service contract for a period of two years. The 43.2 MW “Rea Unificado” wind farm is being… Read more »

Jan De Nul launched its Next Generation Offshore Wind Intallation Vessel Les Alizés

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched its Offshore Installation Vessel Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest Heavy Lift Vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to… Read more »

Certex UK Opens in Taiwan, Targets Renewables

Doncaster, UK-based Certex UK will serve the renewable energy market from a new office in Taiwan, which will begin operations on 1 January 2022. Certex UK is part of the Lifting Solutions Group, one of six divisions within the Axel Johnson International business. Certex provides products and services to various stakeholders within the wind energy… Read more »

GDG recently established a USA presence to support the rapidly evolving offshore wind market in the United States

Providence, USA, January 5, 2022 – Offshore consultancy, GDG, is excited to announce it is officially open for business in the United States! As we enter into a New Year, the consultancy team at GDG is making resolutions for how we support the USA offshore wind market with specialist geo-solutions. We are approaching 2022 with… Read more »

Nordex Group receives an order for 380 MW in Finland

Hamburg, 4 January 2022. At the end of 2021, the Nordex Group received an order for the 380 MW Pjelax-Böle-Kristinestad Norr wind farm cluster in Finland. Finnish utility company Fortum signed and closed an agreement with the Nordex Group to supply, install and commission 56 N163 wind turbines of the latest 6.X variant. This is… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola partner on service contracts totaling close to 2 GW at 69 wind farms in Spain and Portugal

Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed several maintenance contracts totaling 1,928 MW at 69 of the energy group’s wind farms in Spain and Portugal for a period of between three and five years. The agreements cover a total of 1,963 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines of the G4X (660 kW unit power), G5X (850 kW), G8/9X… Read more »

Powering ahead in India: Siemens Gamesa clocks third major order for its 3.X platform with NIIF backed Ayana Renewable Power

Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in India from Ayana Renewable Power Six Private Limited to supply a 302MW project, providing another boost to the country’s wind energy drive. A total of 84 units of the SG 3.6-145 wind turbines will be installed for the project in the Gadag district, Karnataka State. Ayana first… Read more »

Safeway secures rental contract extension Seagull gangway for campaign offshore Taiwan

Safeway, the Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment has secured an extension of an existing rental contract supply the Safeway Seagull type motion-compensated gangway system on board the subsea construction vessel Topaz Tangaroa.  Safeway is presently market leader in Motion Compensated Gangways in the challenging waters of Taiwan. Safeway customers… Read more »

DNV provides certification services for Hexicon’s floating wind demonstrator project TwinWay

Høvik, 21 December 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has provided Hexicon with a Statement of Feasibility for its TwinWay demonstrator which will be installed and operated at Metcentre, off the coast of Norway. With achieving this first step in the certification process, DNV considers the TwinWay concept feasible for further… Read more »

The Nordex Group receives 110 MW order from Statkraft in Chile

Hamburg, 17 December 2021. Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, the Norwegian Statkraft, has placed an order with the Nordex Group for 19 N163/5.X turbines for Chile. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering three years.  The Delta4000 turbines are intended for the 110 MW “Torsa” project. The wind farm will be built… Read more »

Dieseko supplies world’s largest Vibratory Hammer to Saipem for Monopile installation on Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Dieseko, the Dutch manufacturer of Innovative Foundation Equipment, has secured a contract with Saipem for the supply of the Vibratory Hammer used to install the Monopiles on the Calvados Offshore Wind Farm (Courseulles-sur-Mer). The Calvados OWF is a 450MW offshore wind farm (64 Wind Turbines) and is located approximately 15km north of the city of… Read more »

Liebherr blade bearings for tomorrow’s service operations

Nussbaumen (Switzerland), November 4, 2021  Liebherr opens up new possibilities for wind turbine operators and service providers with optimised blade bearings in 3-row roller bearing design. Thanks to said bearings, the service life of wind turbines is extended even under high loads. A new chapter in service operations: Liebherr is now also offering the state-of-the-art… Read more »

DNV provides technical due diligence for leading Australian bus electrification project

New South Wales Bus Depot integrates EV Technology with Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to develop green transport and provide grid response services Melbourne, Australia, 26 October 2021 –– DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is participating in one of Australia’s leading end-to-end bus depot electrification projects. The AUD$40-million initiative in New South… Read more »

WINDESCO UNVEILS MARKET-FIRST SWARM™ TECH TO TRANSFORM WIND FARM PROFITABILITY

Cooperative turbine control system unlocks fleet optimization, providing 3-5% AEP improvement and a 3-4x return on investment over two years Boston, MA, USA – 26th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, has launched WindESCo Swarm™ – the world’s first commercially available, patented, solution for autonomous,… Read more »

WinGD invests in training as gas-fuelled fleet grows

Marine low-speed engine developer WinGD has strengthened its training capabilities as the number of gas-fuelled vessels on order surges. Among the investments, the company has expanded its network of training locations and added new online tools, making it even easier for ship operators to give their crews the skills they need. According to DNV’s Alternative… Read more »

SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN DEMAND FOR WIND TURBINE FIRE SUPPRESSION PROMPTS TEAM EXPANSION AT FIRETRACE

–       Firetrace International strengthens its renewables expertise with the appointment of a global BDM, while new Head of Marketing arrives from clean energy sector –       New hires come following a shift in the wind industry that has led to a heightened focus on safety and reliability  Scottsdale, 26th October… Read more »

Sunfish successfully reburies export cable at Eneco’s Luchterduinen Wind Farm

Another milestone achievement for Jan De Nul’s innovative intertidal trenching vehicle Sunfish Jan De Nul successfully reburied an export cable of Eneco’s Luchterduinen wind farm. A tailor-made solution was offered by modifying Jan De Nul’s in-house designed and fabricated intertidal trencher Sunfish. The reburial was executed without interruption of the offshore wind farm production during… Read more »

WINDESCO ANNOUNCES THREEFOLD RISE IN BOOKINGS IN RECORD QUARTER

Optimization pioneer ramps up client portfolio as trusted partner driving AEP gains for global wind industry Burlington, MA, USA – 20th October 2021 – WindESCo, a pioneer in accelerating annual energy production (AEP) for wind turbine stakeholders, celebrated its most successful quarter to date with a three-fold increase in bookings against Q2, thanks to deals… Read more »

Testing confirms CRP Subsea’s Bend Stiffener prolongs the fatigue life of a power cable

CRP Subsea and Hellenic Cables have completed dynamic cable testing at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MaRINET2 research programme. The results show that when tested with a CRP Subsea Bend Stiffener (protecting it against overbending) the power cable survived 3.7 times as many cycles and was on average 72.5% stiffer than… Read more »

The UK Government has today (October 19) published the Heat and Buildings Strategy setting out plans to incentivise the installation of low-carbon heating systems and replace old boilers over the coming decade.

Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the announcement today from the UK Government of its plan to drive down the cost of clean heat, with more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings. It’s crucial that people and business across the UK are incentivised to move… Read more »

Important milestone: Deutsche WindGuard is ISO 45001 certified

Occupational health and safety management system now firmly embedded Varel, 2021-10-19: With the successful certification according to ISO 45001, Deutsche WindGuard has now firmly embedded its occupational health and safety management system in its corporate philosophy. “Workplace safety and the health of our employees are top priorities in our organisa- tion. This certification in accordance… Read more »

DNV acts as lenders technical advisor to successful financial close for the world’s first multi-megawatt integrated solar and green hydrogen power plant in Western French Guiana

Paris, France – 19 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has acted as the lenders technical advisor and provided technical due diligence reviewing the world’s largest power plant project combining photovoltaic energy and massive storage of 128MWh by “Centrale Electrique de l’Ouest Guyanais” (CEOG). Meridiam, the main shareholder and developer… Read more »

Deputy First Minister addresses renewable energy event as part of COP26 tour

Reception at Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre on Friday (Oct 15) brought together those working in area’s green energy industry ahead of COP26 Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP addressed a renewable energy event in Pitlochry last week (Oct 15). The reception, held at SSE Renewables’ Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, brought together representatives of renewable energy companies operating… Read more »

ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines as MAN ES opens new route to sustainable sailing for gas carriers

ABB Turbocharging to deliver A200-L turbochargers for six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers   Low-pressure dual-fuel engine offers environmental and transitional benefits of LNG at reduced capital cost Order highlights crucial role for turbochargers in enabling new engine concepts ABB’s A200-L turbochargers will be used on MAN Energy Solutions’ 5G70ME-C10.5-GA engines destined for six… Read more »