Category: Wind

Nordex Group achieves order intake of over 1.8 gigawatts in the third quarter of 2021

Hamburg, October 14, 2021. In the third quarter of 2021, the Nordex Group received orders for 389 wind turbines with a total rated output of 1,829 megawatts (MW), up from 271 wind turbines with 1,229 MW in the third quarter of the previous year. Turbines of the Delta4000 series accounted for 1,391 MW or 76… Read more »

Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3

Jan De Nul Group signs the final contract for the transport and installation of 107 monopile foundations and one topside for the Gode Wind 3 and the Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farms. This T&I contract will be the first assignment for Jan De Nul’s NextGen Heavy Lift Vessel Les Alizés, a seaworthy Ultra-Low Emission… Read more »

ONYX INSIGHT SURPASSES 2GW BENCHMARK IN MONITORING OF CLEARWAY WIND PORTFOLIO

Five-year relationship sees 850+ turbines employing ecoCMS hardware and fleetMONITOR software to cut costs for Clearway’s wind fleet, with more to follow Nottingham, 13th October 2021 – Clearway Energy Group, a prominent US renewables developer and owner-operator, and ONYX Insight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry,… Read more »

New research which shows a more ambitious onshore wind target for Scotland could produce £27.8 billion of economic activity while helping meet the country’s net-zero target has been published today.

The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus also contains new polling which shows Scots are in favour of new onshore wind development and reform of the planning system. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: “The Onshore Wind Industry Prospectus published today shows the enormous benefits of increasing our ambition for Scotland’s outstanding wind resource… Read more »

Scottish Government Heat and Buildings Strategy published

The Scottish Government has today (October 7) published the Heat in Buildings Strategy setting out the actions it will take in the buildings sector to deliver on climate change commitments, support economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy of Scottish Renewables, said: We welcome today’s publication… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel Les Alizés from the Italian Company Remazel Engineering S.p.A

Jan De Nul awards Remazel S.p.A. for the design and manufacture of a fully automated monopile installation system for its Floating Installation Vessel, Les Alizés. Jan De Nul continues to invest in new mission equipment to find solutions for next generation offshore wind installation challenges. The automated monopile installation system on deck increases safety and… Read more »

Finnish maritime expo Navigate targets global audience in 2022

Finland’s biggest maritime event, Navigate, will look beyond its well-established local base when it returns next year. The exhibition and conference, to be held at Turku Fair Center on 1-2 June, will cater for international visitors and exhibitors with an agenda highlighting the Nordic region’s critical contribution to today’s most urgent maritime issues, as well… Read more »

17th Windforce Conference: Tap the Offshore Wind Potential!

Bremerhaven, 5 October 2021 – The increasingly serious climate change makes it necessary to exploit existing potentials of offshore wind. The wind industry and hydrogen association WAB e.V., as the voice of the supply chain, therefore used the stage of the 17th International WINDFORCE Conference to present a list of messages on the future of… Read more »

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for honours

Finalists announced today in 11 categories Contenders “represent the innovation, dedication and passion” of industry says Scottish Renewables CEO Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for the 2021 Scottish Green Energy Awards, announced today (Oct 5). A project which can capture and store renewable energy… Read more »

Jan De Nul contracts Castor Marine to connect entire fleet

80 vessels migrate to VSAT, Iridium and VoIP software and hardware Jan De Nul Group, a leading expert in marine construction, civil engineering and environmental projects, has moved its entire fleet of 82 vessels and jack-up barges to Castor Marine’s global VSAT and Iridium connectivity network on a long-term contract to guarantee solid vessel connectivity…. Read more »

Codling Wind Park contracts DNV to certify Ireland’s flagship offshore wind farm

Certification of Codling Wind Park will help to manage risks, as Ireland seeks to realize ambitious offshore wind goals. HAMBURG, Germany, 5 October 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been contracted to carry out Project Certification for the Codling Wind Park project, which is one of the largest offshore wind… Read more »

Royal Dutch Shell awards Nordex Group contract for 50 MW for “Energiepark Pottendijk” in the Netherlands

Hamburg, 30 September 2021. The Nordex Group has received an order from Royal Dutch Shell for the supply and installation of 14 N131/3600 turbines in the Netherlands. The order also includes a Premium Service for the maintenance and servicing of the turbines over a period of 15 years The 50.4 MW wind farm will be… Read more »

A helping hand to grow Scottish success in the global offshore wind market

Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council releases new guide: Offshore Wind International Export Markets – a guide for Scottish Exporters Scotland has ambitions to deliver 11GW of offshore wind by 2030, but the global opportunity is at least 10x greater than the Scottish market A new Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) report has been launched… Read more »

Five UK businesses achieve Fit for Offshore Renewables Granted Status

Five UK companies have successfully completed  the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s industry-backed Fit 4 Offshore Renewables (F4OR)  Programme and achieved ‘Granted’ status. KRG Specialist Engineering Services from the Scottish pilot programme and EnerMech, Proeon Systems, Stowen Clean Energy Ltd and TECOSIM Simulation Ltd, all part of the New Anglia cohort, have proven that they… Read more »

Wales and South West cooperation deal for Celtic Sea Cluster to spearhead floating wind deployment in the Celtic Sea

Welsh Government and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have formally launched the Celtic Sea Cluster. With support from Marine Energy Wales, Celtic Sea Power and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Celtic Sea Cluster aims to accelerate offshore wind deployment in the Celtic Sea region. Analysis suggests 2040 targets for floating wind… Read more »

UK Government Joins ORE Catapult’s Floating Wind Centre of Excellence

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Floating Offshore Wind Centre of Excellence (FOWC0E) has welcomed the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as a new strategic partner, further strengthening the Centre’s mission to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of the floating offshore wind sector. BEIS announced it will join 15 leading… Read more »

WBD advises RWE on new hub to enhance collaboration in offshore wind projects

The energy team at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised leading clean energy company RWE Renewables on the creation of RWE’s new Grimsby Hub operations base, which has been set up to enhance collaboration. The hub will support the offshore renewables teams so they can work together on constructing the many and diverse… Read more »

Nabrawind introduces BladeRunner, a system that drastically reduces the cost of blade replacement and installation operations

The system is crane-free and can be used for blades up to 80 meters long BladeRunner, the new blade installation and de-installation system developed and patented by Nabrawind Technologies, reduces the cost of blade replacement by 70% compared to maintenance operations carried out with cranes. The Spanish company’s new product is applicable to all types… Read more »

ArcVera Renewables expands its India team with wind energy expert Sivamurugan “Siva” Eswaran

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and energy storage projects, announces the expansion of its India-based team in Bangalore with the appointment of Sivamurugan “Siva” Eswaran as Lead, Wind & Solar Asset Management to support its growing independent engineering and qualified technical services for wind and solar projects…. Read more »

£130m subsea cable facility to boost UK offshore renewables sector

JDR Cable Systems announces plans for government-backed Northumberland-based manufacturing facility, creating 170 UK jobs 28th September 2021: JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has announced its plans to open a new state-of-the-art subsea cable manufacturing facility in Cambois, near Blyth, Northumberland. JDR has… Read more »

Nordex Group receives certifications for N149/4.0-4.5 turbine required for grid connection in Spain

Hamburg, 27 September 2021. The Nordex Group has obtained the Equipment Certificate (UGE) required in Spain for connection to the grid for the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine as well as the Component Certificate (CAMGE) for its own Wind Farm Controller (CWE). Both certificates confirm the required standard-compliant grid connection behaviour according to the Norma Técnica de Supervisión… Read more »

GreenPowerMonitor acquires PV analytics technology platform from Alteso

·         Alteso’s analytics to be integrated into GreenPowerMonitor solutions  DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook forecasts that by 2050, solar and wind will represent 69% of grid-connected power generation  ·         New combined analytics platform builds upon global need for fact based digital monitoring of renewable assets  BARCELONA, Spain, 23 September, 2021.  GreenPowerMonitor (GPM), a DNV Company, and the leading digital solution… Read more »

Price Increase Announcement for Seamless Tubing Program

SANDVIKEN, SWEDEN, September 23, 2021 As a consequence of current market conditions, Sandvik Materials Technology is introducing a price increase for its seamless tubing program across all regions globally. This includes Hydraulic and Instrumentation tubing, High temperature tubing, Heat Exchanger tubing, Fertilizer tubing and Compound tubing. Price increases will be in the range of 5-10%… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 27 MW from Poland

Hamburg, 23 September 2021. The Nordex Group has received another order from Poland. For its regular customer, KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG (“KGAL”), the manufacturer is supplying nine N131/3000 turbines for the 27 MW “Rywald” wind farm. In addition to installation and commissioning, the order also includes a Premium Service contract for the… Read more »

Strategic Marine announces new 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat

New design offers expanded operating capabilities, lower emissions and fuel efficiency Enhanced safety and comfort features from previous generations Options include motion compensated gangway, gyro-stabilizer and semi-autonomous system Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd has announced the launch of its new Aluminium 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat (FCB) design. The vessel comes with a highly… Read more »

CRP Subsea launches new subsea Motion Stabiliser technology to mitigate instability on cables, umbilicals and flowlines

CRP Subsea is launching its new Motion Stabiliser technology, specifically designed to protect cables, umbilicals and flowlines from motion instability and damage from uncontrolled movement. Engineered to mitigate instability in both axial and lateral directions, the unique Motion Stabiliser design includes customisable fins that anchor into the seabed increasing overall resistance. Paul Louvain-Walters, Business Group… Read more »

Simulator set to transform North Sea decommissioning and energy transition projects

An immersive simulation suite that will transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and renewable energy infrastructure projects in the North Sea was officially launched in the north-east of Scotland today (Tuesday, September 21). The simulation suite is located at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC), a global research and development hub based in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, which is… Read more »

WinGD takes holistic approach to marine decarbonisation with ecosystem of solutions

Engine developer WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels – the two keys to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with International Maritime Organization ambitions. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve… Read more »

Ridley promises to smash barriers to using subsea robotics in offshore wind

Development of a submersible mothership for large robotics is set to break down innovation barriers to mass adoption of subsea robotics at offshore wind farms Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective… Read more »

Largest debt fundraising to date

Enpal secures € 345 million funding from BlackRock funds and accounts, Pricoa Private Capital, UniCredit and other institutional investors ● Enpal has raised € 345 million of committed debt from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Pricoa Private Capital, UniCredit and other institutional investors. For Enpal, this marks the largest debt fundraising to date. ●… Read more »

New Industry Collaboration to Accelerate Celtic Sea Offshore Wind Development

A new Celtic Sea Cluster will accelerate offshore wind creating more than 29,000 UK jobs and delivering £43.6bn in UK gross value add (GVA)[1] by 2050 and boost industry in Wales and the South West. The Celtic Sea Cluster aims to accelerate floating wind, responding to the growing number of project developers keen to harness… Read more »

K2 MANAGEMENT APPOINTED AS OWNER’S ENGINEER FOR TSV INVESTMENT’S GIA LAI ONSHORE WIND PROJECTS

One of Vietnam’s largest owner’s engineer agreements will cover the Kông Yang (175MW) and Cư An (175MW) projects  Ho Chi Minh City, 20th September 2021 – K2 Management (K2M), a leading renewable energy consultancy, has been appointed as owner’s engineer for two of TSV Investment’s onshore wind projects in Vietnam that will receive support from the United States Agency for International Development… Read more »

Wind industry satisfied after successful on-site trade fair in Husum

About 8,500 trade visitors visited the HUSUM Wind fair / 387 exhibitors and associations draw a positive balance / CEO Klaus Liermann: “The fair was buzzing almost as in normal times” Husum | 17 September 2021 – Today marks the end of HUSUM Wind 2021, the industry’s first major on-site trade fair this year. Around… Read more »

The Scottish Affairs Committee has today (September 17) released a report calling for transmission charges and grid investment to be equally shared across the UK to help strengthen the Scottish renewables sector.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome today’s report from the Scottish Affairs Committee which calls for a review into the imbalance of transmission network charging across the UK which acts as a barrier to the development of renewable energy technologies in Scotland and affects the ability to invest in a grid… Read more »

Jan De Nul’s safe and sustainable business are recognised by Voka and IADC

The efforts of Jan De Nul Group to always work in a safe and sustainable way have been recognised. Last night, Voka East Flanders honoured Jan De Nul with the Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Today, Jan De Nul has received the Safety Award 2021 from the sector federation IADC. Voka Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship… Read more »