Category: Wind

Challenges in evaluating drone data

Nowadays there is apparently almost no problem that cannot be solved with AI. If cars can even drive completely autonomously, should it not be easy then to find defects and other abnormalities on images from rotor blades of wind-turbines? However, where is the algorithm that detects defects in real time, qualifies them and gives a… Read more »

Unlocking hidden cash in wind energy projects

Whether it’s prototyping, development or experimentation with materials or physical production processes, there’s a wide variety of disciplines involved in advancing wind energy science across all elements of the turbine lifecycle. Even though renewable energy businesses are spending staggering amounts on developing new technologies, very few are actually claiming the hundreds of thousands of pounds… Read more »

72 wind turbines for the 604 MW Kriegers Flak wind farm successfully installed

Jan De Nul completes the installation of the turbines on the largest offshore wind farm of Denmark. Jack-Up Installation Vessel Vole au vent was successfully deployed in challenging soil conditions. Despite the winter weather conditions and extra challenges due to COVID-19, the works were completed ahead of schedule. Jan De Nul Group installs a total… Read more »

Airswift and Competentia merge to create world’s most comprehensive technical workforce solutions provider

Houston TX, 21st June 2021: Airswift, the global workforce solutions provider, and Competentia, the global recruiting and workforce management specialist, today merge to form one of the world’s foremost workforce solutions providers serving the energy, process, infrastructure, mining and technology industries. The combined entity, which retains the Airswift name, will offer clients a truly global… Read more »

CRP Subsea Awarded Two Contracts by Ørsted to provide NjordGuard Cable Protection

CRP Subsea (formerly Trelleborg Offshore UK) has been awarded two contracts by Ørsted to provide NjordGuard, a cable protection system, for the Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore windfarms to be located in the German North Sea. CRP Subsea will provide 223 NjordGuard monopile entry cable protection systems, which will protect all the… Read more »

ENGIE and Deutsche Windtechnik are expanding their Europe-wide cooperation: Service contracts now also cover wind turbines in Poland

ENGIE, as a leader in the energy transition, and the independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik have expanded their Europe-wide cooperation for the maintenance of wind turbines in recent months, signing several new service contracts for wind turbines since the end of 2019. In addition to wind farms in France, Benelux and Germany, Deutsche Windtechnik began… Read more »

ATLAS A-CLASS new WTIV tailored for large-scale Wind Farm Installations

The latest addition to KNUD E. HANSEN’s Atlas series of wind turbine installation vessels, the Atlas A-class is able to carry four new-generation 14 megawatt wind turbines and is tailored for cost-effective installation of large-scale wind farms. The vessel is specifically dimensioned for transporting and assembling wind turbines on top of pre-installed foundations. This is… Read more »

Amphibious Energy and CORROSION join forces to launch the ICCP-POD

Combination of 2 technologies makes wind power more sustainable CORROSION and Amphibious Energy today announced the launch of the new ICCP-POD, an environmentally friendly alternative to using diesel generators to supply energy during the construction phase of wind turbines, and sacrificial anodes to protect turbine foundations against corrosion. The ICCP-POD combines two advanced technologies. The… Read more »

Chevron Marine Lubricants expands reach in Africa with Akwa Group

Chevron Marine Lubricants will boost its presence in African ports after extending its joint venture with Akwa Group. Chevron is now an equal partner in Afriquia Lubrifiants, with plans to extend the blending, distribution, and marketing business beyond Morocco to markets in sub-Saharan Africa. The enhanced agreement enables the joint venture to manufacture Chevron’s premium… Read more »

Double strike success for BladeBUG in latest offshore wind trials

London, June 2021, Advanced offshore repair and maintenance robot, BladeBUG, has successfully performed the first remotely controlled lightning protection test on an offshore wind turbine, cementing the case for wide adoption of repair and maintenance robots across offshore wind. During a recent test at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Levenmouth facility BladeBUG was controlled… Read more »

ZF Wind Power celebrates the 3000th SHIFT 4k gearbox on Global Wind Day

The 3000th SHIFT 4k gearbox has been manufactured at ZF Wind Power Lommel (Belgium): the complete 4k-line now powers 14GW of turbine capacity and has enabled 12 million households to switch to renewable energy. New generation SHIFT platforms will unlock even larger opportunities for wind technology. With a contribution of more than 86 percent of… Read more »

GWEC: Global Wind Day signals new era for wind energy as urgency builds towards COP26 in Glasgow

Countries around the world need to urgently scale up deployment of wind power in order to address the climate emergency, according to the Global Wind Coalition for COP26, which officially launches today on Global Wind Day. The world is in a ‘make or break’ decade for climate action, and it is against this backdrop that… Read more »

Swire Energy Services invests in wind O&M technology company, BladeInsight, to support renewable development.

Global energy services provider, Swire Energy Services (SES) has announced the investment in wind O&M technology start-up, BladeInsight. The deal will see SES obtain a majority shareholding, with options for further future investment. Founded in 2015 by André Moura, BladeInsight is a Portugal-based technology company providing the wind sector with cloud-based O&M asset management software… Read more »

Fraunhofer IWES puts further bearing test rig into operation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES has put the new BEAT1.1 (Bearing Endurance and Acceptance Test Rig) facility into operation now. As part of the iBAC (Intelligent Bearing Amplitude Control) research project, funded with €2.15 million by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Fraunhofer IWES is testing 100 small-scale… Read more »

Carbon capture plans in the Humber take step forward as SSE Thermal and Equinor submit planning application for Keadby power project

– New power station would capture 1.5 million tonnes (MT) of CO2 per year, meeting 15% of the UK Government’s target for 10MT of carbon captured annually by 2030 – – Keadby Carbon Capture Power Station could become operational by 2027, in line with Government plans for ‘Track 1’ industrial cluster projects – SSE Thermal… Read more »

Floating wind innovation ramps up as results from Scottish Government-backed competition released

10 June 2021: As Scotland prepares to host COP26 later this year, the results of eight floating wind technology innovation projects that were winners in a Scottish Government-funded competition, were published today. The winning innovation projects include novel methods of monitoring and reducing mooring line loads and a new modular lifting solution for offshore component… Read more »

ABB to deliver power converters for the world’s largest offshore wind farm

In its largest order to date for medium voltage converters for wind turbines, ABB will deliver 95 units to GE Renewable Energy. The converters will be installed in the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbines at the UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which will play a key role in helping the country achieve its net… Read more »

20-megawatt solar array is a partnership between Madison Gas and Electric and seven customers

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) today announced the commercial operation of the O’Brien Solar Fields delivering 20 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and its customers participating in the innovative Renewable Energy Rider (RER) program. RERs enable MGE to partner with a large energy user to tailor a renewable energy solution to meet that customer’s energy needs. The clean energy will be delivered to the following participating RER customers: City of Fitchburg, Placon, Promega Corporation,… Read more »

Vattenfall chooses Norfolk safety equipment specialist to supply all its UK wind farms

Wind energy leader Vattenfall has awarded Norfolk-based PPE manufacturer and supplier Gibb Safety & Survival a contract to supply all its 11 UK wind farms for at least three years. At least six new jobs will be created. It is the fourth UK and international contract Vattenfall has awarded to East of England businesses in… Read more »

Vietnam’s Offshore Wind Development Roadmap

World Bank Group have launched the Offshore Wind Roadmap for Vietnam. The roadmap provides strategic analysis of the offshore wind development potential in Vietnam It was prepared, under contract to the World Bank, by BVG Associates in association with Atkins, Frontier Economics, Sterling Technical Services (Vietnam) and Mr. Du Van Toan. Vietnam has an energetic… Read more »

Energy industry unites and calls on government to build back greener ahead of COP26

With the eyes of the world on Glasgow at COP26 in November, the UK’s energy industry has united in a call for government to seize the opportunity to deliver a green economic recovery and boost Britain’s global reputation as a superpower of renewable energy. To help deliver the UK’s Net Zero emissions targets, nine of… Read more »

Wind industry worldwide in good mood

Wind industry in good spirits around the globe; Germany achieves best rating since beginning of WEtix surveys Hamburg, 9 June 2021 – The data published in the seventh issue of the WindEnergy trend:index reflect the most positive mood ever observed in the international wind energy sector. In particular, the long-term market expectations are a major… Read more »

The EU Countries with the Biggest Increase in Wind Turbine Energy Production!

Poland has increased the percentage of electricity produced by wind turbines the most, with an increase of nearly 250,000%! Belgium, France, and Norway all rank within the top 10 for the biggest increases. Denmark is the country with the largest overall generation of electricity using wind turbines, even though they had the smallest increase. In… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik achieves an outstanding result over the course of a year at the Nordergründe offshore wind farm with 98.8 percent contractual agreed availability, which exceeds the contractually guaranteed uptime

One year after being commissioned to provide complete service for the offshore wind farm Nordergründe, Deutsche Windtechnik has an excellent record of its work to show: With an average contractual agreed availability of 98.78 percent over the course of a year, the value for the Nordergründe wind farm even exceeds the contractually guaranteed uptime. In… Read more »

CORROSION and Amphibious join forces

The ICCP-POD combines two advanced technologies. The EnergyPod, developed by Amphibious Energy, is an easy-to-transport autonomous energy plant that uses sun, wind, batteries and intelligent electronics to provide sustainable energy during the 18-month construction of wind turbines, meaning that costly and environmentally unfriendly diesel generators are no longer required. To protect against corrosion during this… Read more »

Offshore wind robotics challenge rewards two more UK innovators

A further two UK companies have been awarded a major opportunity to develop and demonstrate their innovative robotic solutions with GE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. Eleven-I and Innvotek have both successfully applied to a robotics innovation call, the latest in a series of challenge competitions through GE Renewable Energy and… Read more »

Floating offshore wind is scaling-up and going global 

Don’t miss Floating Offshore Wind 2021 to discover everything at the very cutting-edge of the sector!  Organised by RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables, this established event is in its fifth year and will include essential updates in a crucial year of auctions and announcements through an exciting mix of live and virtual experiences. It will be the perfect… Read more »

Jan De Nul connects Crete to the Greek mainland

Crete connects to the Greek grid by means of the longest HVAC power cable in the world, produced by Hellenic Cables. Jan De Nul Group installed this exceptionally long and heavy cable at equally exceptional depths of approximately 1 km. Jan De Nul Group’s Isaac Newton, one of the world’s largest cable-laying vessels, carried out… Read more »

Cargostore Promotes Sans Unkles to Offshore Director

Cargostore Worldwide, the leading supplier of ISO and DNV certified containers today announced the promotion of Sans Unkles to Offshore Director. Joining the Board of Cargostore, Sans will lead the strategic direction of the offshore division whilst overseeing the day-to-day management of the team. Sans joined the Cargostore team in 2013 and over the course… Read more »

£1.7m Awarded to North of Tyne Offshore Wind Innovators

Five companies operating in the North of Tyne region have been selected to showcase their innovative technologies to offshore wind industry giants Equinor and EDF Renewables as part of the Technology, Innovation and Green Growth for Offshore Renewables (TIGGOR) programme. The successful companies – Transmission Dynamics, Kinewell Energy, SMD, Trident Dynamics and Unasys – will… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik wins tender from EWE Erneuerbare Energien to retrofit more than 100 wind turbines with its Aircraft Detection Light System

Deutsche Windtechnik has won a tender from the energy supplier EWE Erneuerbare Energien GmbH and will equip 110 wind turbines of different system technologies with its self-developed transponder-based Aircraft Detection Light System (ADLS). Deutsche Windtechnik’s ADLS can be installed in a range of configurations, for example as a complete solution or by integrating the manufacturer’s… Read more »

Nordex Group receives further order from Spain for 77 MW

Hamburg, June 3, 2021. The Nordex Group has secured another order in Spain with Delta4000 series turbines totalling 76.8 MW. For an expansion phase of a wind farm in central Spain, the company will supply 16 N155/4.8 turbines. The order also includes the service and maintenance of the turbines over two years. Delivery and installation… Read more »

RWE’s U.S. Onshore Wind Farm Scioto Ridge in operation

Successful completion of construction on RWE’s first Ohio-based project 250 megawatt facility represents more than $300 million investment Wind farm has capacity to generate clean energy for more than 60,000 households RWE Renewables has started commercial operation on its 250 megawatt (MW) onshore Scioto Ridge Wind Farm in the U.S. The project, located in Hardin and… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik signs service agreements for four offshore wind farms in the Netherlands in Q1 of 2021

During the first three months of 2021, Deutsche Windtechnik Netherlands signed four new contracts for inspection and maintenance of the balance of plant at four different offshore wind farms (OWF): Gemini Windpark, Prinses Amaliawindpark, Eneco Luchterduinen as well as the new Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. The scope includes monopiles and transition pieces of… Read more »

AEG Power Solutions Supplying Power to H-TEC Electrolysers at Haurup Wind Power Site

3 Thyrobox DC 3 and a transformer to supply power to electrolysis turnkey solutions from H-TEC SYSTEMS Hydrogen plant is built to feed up to three million kilowatt hours from excess wind power as hydrogen annually into the gas network The Netherlands, June 02, 2021 – AEG Power Solutions, a global provider of power supply… Read more »