Category: Wind

Masdar Expands Presence in US with Completion of Acquisition of Big Beau Project Stake from EDF Renewables North America

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; San Diego, United States: April 12, 2023: Masdar, one of the world’s fastest-growing clean energy companies, has further expanded its presence in the United States’ renewables market after closing the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in a combined solar and battery storage project from EDF Renewables North America. The… Read more »

Major dry bulk owners are enhancing voyage optimization capabilities with Sofar Ocean’s Wayfinder platform

Leading dry bulk carriers Star Bulk and Eagle Bulk will use Sofar Ocean’s Wayfinder voyage optimization platform to reduce emissions and increase efficiency across their fleets. Star Bulk (NASDAQ: SBLK) and Eagle Bulk (NYSE: EGLE), two of the largest and best performing dry bulk carriers in the world, have a strong reputation as industry innovators…. Read more »

Bp and EnBW partner with Kent to help create Morven offshore wind project

13 April 2022: Kent is pleased to announce it has been awarded a pre–Front End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) study for the Morven offshore wind project, which is expected to generate enough to power the equivalent of around 3 million homes. A collaboration between bp and EnBW, the project will use fixed-bottom turbines in 65-75m of… Read more »

Deutsche WindGuard: one quarter million wind sensor calibrations

From one-man operation to internationally recognized wind tunnel centre in 20 years Varel, 2023-04-13: 20 years after commissioning its first wind tunnel, Deutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services GmbH in Varel has now calibrated the 250,000th wind sensor. From a one-man business to an internationally recognised wind tunnel centre, the company’s history describes the continuous and… Read more »

Introduction of state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations

EAGLE-ACCESS (EA), the Dutch developer of a new generation of offshore access systems, is introducing its state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations. Centerpiece of the Academy is the most advanced simulator equipment, technology and instructional tools to provide future operators with a superior access training experience. Virtually standing on the… Read more »

Globhe Expands to Inspect Wind Rotor Blades Globally

Globhe is partnering up with a global specialized wind turbine blade inspection and analysis platform, opening up the potential for the wind industry to automate easy inspections across the board. The Globhe platform enables the client to do blade inspections in more countries worldwide, taking advantage of the flexibility and global availability of drone operators…. Read more »

DNV launches joint industry project to confirm potential of wind farm control technology

Wind farm control technology has the potential to optimize turbine performance and increase renewables energy production Høvik, Norway, 5 April 2023 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has launched a joint industry project (JIP) alongside wind farm owners, turbine manufacturers, as well as other sector experts, to increase confidence in innovative wind… Read more »

TWP commences site surveys for Ayre and Bowdun offshore wind farms

G-tec begins geophysical surveys for TWP’s floating and fixed-foundation ScotWind projects Thursday 6th April 2023. Today, Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) announces that it has launched seabed surveys for its two ScotWind projects – the 1GW Ayre Offshore Wind Farm (a floating wind project to the east of Orkney) and the 1GW Bowdun Offshore Wind Farm… Read more »

Digital energy transition is special feature of this year’s HUSUM WIND

Artificial intelligence, IT security, drone technology, blockchain, green IT: Digital technologies for renewable energies get own exhibition platform in hall 1  HUSUM | 6 April 2023. The special feature of this year’s HUSUM WIND is digital energy transition. Digital technologies have developed rapidly in recent years. They are key to an intelligent renewable energy system… Read more »

Example of CS Wind’s investment fully represents the vision we have for the port sector

“The example of CS Wind’s investment fully represents the vision we have for the national port sector. Job creation, industrial, regional and national development and port development aligned with the energy transition. It is undoubtedly a perfect example of what we seek for our country and it is with great pride that we see this… Read more »

The UK’s Offshore Wind Champion, Tim Pick, has published his independent report

Responding Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The words of Tim Pick, the UK’s outgoing Offshore Wind Champion, represent a rallying cry for this vital sector – and one which, importantly, reflects those calls made by industry for several years now. “His focus on the importance of grid connections as the key ‘rate-limiting… Read more »

US Offshore Wind Industry Can Proactively Address Fire Risk To Save Taxpayers Money – Firetrace

Scottsdale, ARI, 03 April 2023 – Offshore wind developers and operators can take steps to proactively manage fire risk on their assets to protect the huge levels of public investment coming into the sector to support ambitious US offshore capacity targets. This is according to a new report published today from Firetrace International, the leading supplier… Read more »

KenzFigee wins contract award for crane delivery on the East Anglia Three HVDC converter station

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting and service specialist of high-end equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, signed a contract with Aker Solutions for the delivery of an offshore pedestal crane for installation on ScottishPower Renewables HVDC (high-voltage, direct current) converter station for the East Anglia THREE (EA3) offshore wind farm in the UK…. Read more »

Introduction of state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations

EAGLE-ACCESS (EA), the Dutch developer of a new generation of offshore access systems, is introducing its state-of-the-art Eagle-Access Academy for practical on-site simulator training purposes and demonstrations. Centerpiece of the Academy is the most advanced simulator equipment, technology and instructional tools to provide future operators with a superior access training experience. Virtually standing on the… Read more »

Ramp up cross-industrial supply chains

Bremen, March 2023. 2023 is a decisive year for the offshore wind industry in Germany and across Europe. More than twice the amount of offshore wind power already installed has been put out to tender this year. According to the realisation agreement of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK), 50 gigawatts are… Read more »

SeaZip Offshore Service makes major move with acquisition of Damen FCS 2710 24 PAX Crew Transfer Vessel

SeaZip Offshore Service (Harlingen) is expanding its fleet with the acquisition of a 24 PAX Crew Transfer Vessel from shipping company Groen (The Hague/Scheveningen). Jan Reier Arends, Managing Owner of SeaZip, speaks of a golden opportunity because it concerns a young vessel that is in new condition. The vessel, still sailing under the name ‘Green… Read more »

Dominion Energy selects K2M to perform Quality Oversight on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project

In a four-year deal spanning 2.6GW, K2 Management (K2M) will assume responsibility of Owner’s Quality Assurance Representative for Dominion Energy K2M is to provide Quality Oversight and other services for all major components during manufacturing and delivery to Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Virginia Virginia, March 28, 2023 — K2 Management, a global leading renewable energy… Read more »

PIRIOU delivered a CTV to Atlantique Maritime Services

French shipowner Atlantique Maritime Services, based in Donges, has taken delivery of a new Crew Transfer Vessel built by Piriou in its Vietnamese shipyard. This vessel will join the AMS fleet to serve the French and European offshore wind industry. Sailing under the French flag she is equipped with a comfortable and modular resiliently mounted… Read more »

ScottishPower’s Gillian Noble appointed to lead SOWEC Developer Group

The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council has appointed industry leader Gillian Noble – who heads up ScottishPower’s offshore development and operations – as Chair of its vital Developer Group. SOWEC plays an important role supporting growth of the offshore wind sector in Scotland, and works through a number of groups to drive action. Its Developer… Read more »

Nordex Group receives orders for 78 MW in Greece

Hamburg, 29 March 2023. The Nordex Group has been awarded contracts to supply and install 14 N149/5.X turbines from the Delta4000 series for three projects in Greece. The orders also each include ten-year Premium Service for maintenance of the turbines. The customer’s name and the names of the projects have been withheld at the customer’s… Read more »

Glamox appoints its first Chief People & Culture Officer and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Natalie Wintermark and Nina Hol join Glamox’s executive leadership team Oslo, Norway, 28 March 2023 – Glamox AS, a leading lighting company, is further strengthening its executive management team with two new appointments as the company sharpens its skills and capabilities as it focuses on growing its lighting business. Natalie Wintermark will join the company… Read more »

MEASNET releases a state-of-the-art guideline on evaluation of site-specific wind conditions

Madrid, 28.03.2023.- MEASNET, International Network for Harmonised and Recognised Measurements in Wind Energy, has released an updated issue of its guideline “Evaluation of Site-Specific Wind Conditions”. This document represents the state-of-the-art of wind measure­ments, wind resource and site assessments within the wind energy sector. With this publishing, MEASNET opens its activity in the new year,… Read more »

Ampelmann takes the lead as the motion compensated gangway provider for US offshore wind

Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has signed six new contracts in the offshore wind market in the United States for 2023, 2024 and 2025. The contracts set for 2023 have been secured for work on two new offshore wind farms being built off the coast in New England. In the coming year, Ampelmann’s motion… Read more »

Recycling broken wind turbine parts could create 20,000 UK jobs and multi-billion-pound supply chain

Tens of billions of pounds could be generated for the UK economy from the re-use, refurbishment and re-engineering of broken wind turbine parts, according to a new coalition set-up to drive the creation of a circular supply chain for renewables in the UK. Building the capabilities to refurbish wind turbine parts in the UK could… Read more »

Xodus and Daymark sign North America offshore wind MOU

Global energy consultancy Xodus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Daymark Energy Advisors to collaborate on advancing the development and deployment of projects in the rapidly growing North American offshore wind industry. The partnership is the first of its kind for the offshore wind consultancy market in North America. Daymark brings deep knowledge and… Read more »

As part of the INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) leasing round, 13 projects have been selected to support green innovation and help decarbonise the North Sea

Crown Estate Scotland has announced the results of the world’s first leasing round designed to enable offshore wind energy to directly supply offshore oil and gas platforms.  Responding, Scottish Renewables’ Chief Executive, Claire Mack said: “Today’s announcement from Crown Estate Scotland is one step forward on the road to the industrial decarbonisation of Scotland. “It… Read more »

Natural Power selected for ScottishPower Renewables servicing contract

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed by ScottishPower Renewables to deliver the servicing and maintenance contract for the 124MW Blacklaw wind farm in North Lanarkshire. This three-year contract to provide third-party service and maintenance to the wind farm is the first of its kind between Natural Power and ScottishPower… Read more »

Earlier today, Orbital Marine Power, a renewable energy company focused on the commercial deployment of its innovative floating tidal turbine technology, unveiled plans for a new 30MW tidal energy project, Westray, in Orkney.

Responding, Amy Keast, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Orbital Marine Power’s Westray project is yet another example of how much potential there is in Scotland for the development of tidal energy technology. “At Scottish Renewables, we are particularly pleased to see that construction of this project will see a significant spend of over… Read more »

Port Of Tyne’s Clean Energy Park Takes Another Step Forward With New Major Offshore Wind Base

The Port of Tyne’s 200-acre Tyne Clean Energy Park secures another offshore wind customer – Van Oord – as the Port of Tyne cements its position as the region’s clean energy centre. From Q1 2024, the port will act as the storage and marshalling base for the foundations of the 1.4 GW – or 100… Read more »

BayWa r.e. Sets Sights on In-market Expansion and Developing Larger Portfolio Wind Projects in APAC in 2023

BayWa r.e., global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor, has announced its 2023 ambitions for its Wind Projects team, with sights set on developing larger portfolio wind farms across Asia Pacific (APAC). With offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Australia, BayWa r.e. services the entire lifecycle of wind farm developments in… Read more »

Flexible power technologies will make Africa’s energy leapfrogging a reality

Africa’s ability to leapfrog traditional power systems and adopt renewables on a massive scale is not a fantasy. In-depth studies from Wärtsilä have demonstrated that with the adequate support of flexible power technologies, ambitious renewable energy objectives in Africa are not only achievable, they also represent the soundest and cheapest strategy for the successful electrification… Read more »

ONYX Insight has unveiled a new partnership with Nearthlab to supercharge predictive maintenance solutions across the wind industry.

ONYX Insight, a major global provider of predictive maintenance solutions (PdM), and Nearthlab, a leading autonomous drone solution company, have entered into partnership to deliver a whole turbine predictive maintenance solution for wind farm operators. The industry is currently seeking to make operations more efficient amidst the backdrop of a labor, resource, and inflation-challenged environment…. Read more »

Scottish Renewables’ Net-Zero Energy Conference to set out vision for Scotland’s energy future

Conference a unique opportunity to hear from experts across renewable energy industry At Scottish Renewables’ Net-Zero Energy Conference in Edinburgh this week (March 21-22) industry leaders will set out their vision for a secure, affordable, low-carbon energy system. Events over the past 12 months have had an unprecedented impact on the energy industry and the… Read more »

TWP settles on final names for its ScotWind offshore wind farms

Monday 20th March 2023. Thistle Wind Partners (TWP), a consortium founded by DEME Concessions, Qair and Aspiravi, has announced the final names for its two ScotWind projects. The 1GW Bowdun Offshore Wind Farm will be located off the coast of Stonehaven, lying 44km out from the landmark of Bowdun Head and covering an area of… Read more »

St. Johns Ship Building joins Green Marine

Palatka, FL, March 16, 2023 – St. Johns Ship Building, a shipbuilding and marine repair company located in Palatka, Florida, is the newest participant in Green Marine – the most comprehensive voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. “At St. Johns Ship Building, the current and future well-being of our employees and their… Read more »