Category: Wind

Making a meaningful difference to the green agenda By Nick Dimock, Founder at 350PPM

The devasting effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world as we are fast approaching a 1.5°C rise in global temperature – a crucial tipping point after which irreversible damage will be done. To curb global warming, we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43% compared with 2019 levels – taking CO₂ levels… Read more »

Former BOEM Director Amanda Lefton to Receive 2023 Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind

BALTIMORE – The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit working to develop offshore wind and build a dedicated supply chain in the United States, today announced former Director of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Amanda Lefton as its Heronemus Award for Outstanding Achievement in Offshore Wind recipient. Ms. Lefton… Read more »

Natural Power appointed for North Kyle wind farm construction

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer providing construction management services to Brockwell Energy’s North Kyle onshore wind farm in East Ayrshire, Scotland.  The 49-turbine development in the North Kyle Forest will have a nominal capacity of up to 220MW, with turbine tip heights at a maximum… Read more »

Powering up the Workforce

A new report by Robert Gordon University has found that the UK offshore energy workforce can increase by up to 50% from over 150,000 in 2023 to 225,000 by the end of the decade, with new renewable jobs outnumbering oil and gas roles if a successful transition is achieved. However, the new Powering up the… Read more »

The dynamic is there”: Federal Minister Habeck opens German wind fair

Wind industry in high spirits at Husum Wind 2023 / 600 exhibitors expect 15,000 trade visitors / Lower Saxony’s Minister of Economics Lies and Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister for Energy Conversion Goldschmidt underline the importance of wind energy and renewable energies for the states’ policies  Husum | 12 September 2023 – Today, Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for… Read more »

Study highlights significant design advances across floating offshore wind sector

The UK’s renewable energy sector is well placed to take advantage of the expected boom in floating offshore wind technology, a new study suggests. Writing in the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews journal, researchers from the University of Plymouth highlight that huge advances in platform technology have taken place over the past two decades. This… Read more »

Ore Catapult Launches New Programme For Companies In Caithness, Sutherland And Orkney To Break Into Offshore Renewable Energy

Businesses across Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney aiming to enter the rapidly expanding offshore renewable energy sector can apply to a regional Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme for the first time today (Tuesday). The industry leading F4OR supply chain growth programme will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, and supported by £125,000… Read more »

Econowind scales up with support from NOM and Horizon Flevoland

Zeewolde, the Netherlands, 11 September 2023 – Using the power of the wind, ocean-going vessels can sail more efficiently. Dutch company Econowind builds ‘VentoFoils’ in Zeewolde and Warten. These sails enable ship owners to reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%. This contributes to making the shipping industry more sustainable. The Investment and Development Agency… Read more »

Vaisala’s WindCube Nacelle Turbulence Intensity algorithm improvements demonstrate high measurement accuracy and data coverage for wind energy applications

The first lidar classified according to the IEC 61400-50-3 standard, WindCube Nacelle’s unique Turbulence Intensity algorithm is an important step for increasing nacelle-mounted lidar usage in wind energy Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the publication of a comprehensive report demonstrating how its WindCube Nacelle lidar provides accurate Turbulence… Read more »

Beyond The Scope Of Supply: Vos Prodect’s Supporting Role To Ensure The Successful Deployment of Submarine Cables

In the ever-evolving world of offshore energy and telecommunications, success depends not only on value engineered cable protection systems but also on comprehensive support and expertise. At Vos Prodect, we understand that our role extends far beyond supplying submarine cable accessories. We’re dedicated to ensuring the success of your projects, every step of the way…. Read more »

Richard Chang Profile

Richard has more than 25 years of experience in construction, business development, operation management and asset investment of industrial, commercial and infrastructural projects. Prior to joining Aquila Capital, Richard was Managing Director of Vena Energy Taiwan, responsible for asset development, investment, construction and operations in Taiwan, has successfully developed over 500 MW of solar assets…. Read more »

Glamox wins contract from PGS to light eight seismic vessels with energy-saving LED lighting

Oslo, Norway, 7 September 2023:  Glamox, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, has won a contract from PGS ASA (OSE: PGS), the global geophysics company, to provide marine LED lighting for eight of its vessels that undertake seismic surveys of the seabed. This first phase of the major retrofit project will involve replacing fluorescent… Read more »

Kenzfigee UK’s Branch Office Relocated To Aberdeen

KenzFigee, a well-established lifting and service specialist of high-end equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industries, is pleased to announce the relocation of its branch office KenzFigee (UK) Ltd. to Altens, near Aberdeen’s South Harbour. “This move marks a significant milestone in our company’s journey and sets the stage for future growth and… Read more »

Vaisala’s WindCube Nacelle Turbulence Intensity algorithm improvements demonstrate high measurement accuracy and data coverage for wind energy applications

Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, today announced the publication of a comprehensive report demonstrating how its WindCube Nacelle lidar  provides accurate Turbulence Intensity (TI) measurements suitable for use across industrial applications.  “The culmination of extensive lidar research and development efforts, our pioneering nacelle-mounted lidar solution is designed to provide reliable wind… Read more »

University to showcase world-leading research at Offshore Europe

The University of Aberdeen will showcase its world-leading research at Offshore Europe this week, focusing on key areas of the energy transition including offshore wind, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and data and artificial intelligence. The University will also highlight how it is equipping the workforce of the future with the skills essential to meeting… Read more »

Natural Power supports RPC’s 170.5MW Project Magna go live Finland

Acting as owner’s engineer on behalf of Renewable Power Capital (RPC), Natural Power, the leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, has overseen the construction phase of all three Project Magna onshore wind farm sites in Finland, constructed by OX2 and celebrating their official opening this week. Merkkikallio, Puutikankangas and Rustari wind farms collectively form… Read more »

OEG Renewables strengthens position in survey market with GEOSIGHT deal

Portland, UK – 4th Sept 2023 – OEG Renewables (OEGR), a leading provider of offshore wind solutions, is pleased to announce its acquisition of GEOSIGHT Ltd (GEOSIGHT), a specialist marine surveying company operating across a range of sectors, including offshore renewable energy, subsea cables and civils in the UK and Europe. GEOSIGHT, founded by Brian… Read more »

Q ENERGY pushes wind power expansion

Based on +20 years of wind experience in France, Q ENERGY presents plans to expand its wind business into further European countries. Ahead of the HUSUM WIND trade fair, the company reports a year-on-year increase of its onshore wind development pipeline by 1 GW to a total of more than 3 GW with further growth… Read more »

New Lifting & Engineering Consultancy Business

Ellevo Group is an international consultancy group providing Heavy Lift & Engineering Consultancy Services to the on and offshore wind sector. With a head office based in Warrington UK, Ellevo Group specialise in Lifting Management and Assurance Services, Heavy Lift & Transport Consultancy Services, Planning of Lifting Operations and Engineering Services in the marine industry…. Read more »

Enerpac TP Levelling and Fixation System for Calvados Offshore Wind Farm

Enerpac has been awarded a contract by Saipem to supply the Hydraulic Levelling and Fixation System for the installation of 64 transition pieces (TP) at the offshore wind farm in France. The Enerpac system allows accurate levelling and fixation of the transition pieces on the monopile foundation, enabling maximum turbine power generation. Grouted connections are… Read more »

Balmoral takes seamless bend stiffener connector to market

Balmoral, the Aberdeen-based energy industry specialist, has introduced a number of subsea solutions through its innovation-focused road map programme over the past few years. These include Balmoral HexDefence and Balmoral FibreFlex, scour and cable protection systems respectively for the offshore wind sector. The latest product solution to be brought to market is a bend stiffener… Read more »

Marine Data: Shaping Offshore Wind Farms from Planning to Operation

The rapid growth of offshore wind farms has led to an increased demand for accurate and reliable data and data management. The marine data could be split into two categories: (1) sensor data acquired during different survey work and (2) non-sensor data like documentation, planning/design, and assessments. The sensor data provide information about e.g., water… Read more »

Port of Tyne Expands its Role in UK’s Renewable Energy Market with a New Drax Supply Chain Contract

The Port of Tyne has signed a new contract with Drax, the UK’s largest renewable power generator by output, to maintain the supply of sustainably sourced biomass pellets to Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire. The new four-year agreement will see the continued import of sustainably sourced biomass with annual volumes of up to… Read more »

VideoRay Welcomes U.S. Navy Veteran as Director of Product and Innovation

POTTSTOWN, Pa., August 4, 2023 – VideoRay, a global leader in underwater robotic systems, welcomes U.S. Navy veteran Todd Holtz as the company’s new Director of Product and Innovation. To support VideoRay’s rapid growth, Holtz will play a key role in developing new underwater robotic systems, expanding payloads, enhancing testing and quality control processes, and… Read more »

Nearthlab Releases First-of-its-Kind Blade Defect Categorization Guide

New industry guide introduces universal standards by which wind turbine blade defects are to be sorted August 16 – Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, issued a three-part guide on defect categorization. The newly published guidebook puts forward clear-cut benchmarks for assessing and sorting out various defects found in wind turbine blades based… Read more »

Fred. Olsen Renewables appoints ZX Measurement Services for wind measurements at proposed Scawd Law Wind Farm

Twin ZX 300 Lidars deployed to support Fred. Olsen Renewables development plans. Renewable energy developer Fred. Olsen Renewables has contracted wind resource campaign management specialist ZX Measurement Services (ZX MS) to support their expanding onshore wind development activities in Scotland. Fred. Olsen Renewables is one of the longest standing renewable energy developers in Scotland. It… Read more »

ASL SAFETY & TRAINING COMPLETES FIRST EVER GLOBAL WIND ORGANISATION OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE TECHNICIAN TRAINING

ASL SAFETY & TRAINING(RENEWABLES) has announced today that it has recently completed the first ever Offshore Renewables Wind Turbine Technician Training  programme in conjunction with the Green Tech Skillnet and Wind Energy Ireland. The training programme for the latest batch of wind turbine technicians followed the Global Wind Organisations Entry level framework. Following completion of… Read more »

NKT awarded the contract for export power cables for the Baltic Power Offshore Wind Park

NKT has signed the order for the power cable system for the Polish offshore wind project Baltic Power. The project is important for the transition to renewable energy in Poland and the national ambitions of up to 11 GW offshore wind installed by 2040. As announced on 6 June 2023, NKT was finalizing the contract… Read more »

In-line mooring buoyancy developed for floating wind and SURF sectors

Specialising in buoyancy, protection and insulation solutions, Aberdeen-based Balmoral has a long and proven track record of successful buoyancy installations around the world. A comprehensive range of ‘off-the-shelf’ products are deployed across a number of applications, from simple location markers to short term installation/deployment aids, while specialised mooring buoy arrangements bring unique characteristics and advantages… Read more »

DemoSATH has achieved a key project milestone with the offshore installation

Bilbao, 11th August 2023. The DemoSATH project has achieved a significant milestone with the successful installation of its 2MW innovative floating wind platform demonstrator in open sea waters. The operation, carried out by the Windstaller Alliance, used their anchor handling vessel, the Normand Sapphire, along with local tugboats, to tow DemoSATH from the construction site… Read more »

Engineered heavy lifting expertise key to Taiwan’s most ambitious offshore wind projects

Ørsted Taiwan, part of the world’s largest offshore wind company Ørsted, has selected Mammoet-Giant Taiwan, a joint venture between Mammoet, the engineered heavy lifting and transport specialist, and Taiwanese Giant Heavy Machinery Services – to provide essential support for the 920 MW Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms in Taiwan. This remarkable offshore… Read more »

RES to acquire Ingeteam’s renewable services division – £30bn AuM upon completion

London, 1 August 2023 – RES, the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, today announces it will acquire Ingeteam’s Renewable Service division. This announcement follows the signing of a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) between both parties. Upon completion, RES will have £30bn (€35bn) of assets under management, making it the largest renewable energy support… Read more »

Onshore industry demonstrates technological performability at Husum trade fair

The wind onshore market in Germany is developing dynamically. At HUSUM WIND, the industry demonstrates its performability to contribute to achieving the national targets. Onshore trends at the fair also include repowering, recycling and asset management. HUSUM | 02 August 2023. According to the recently published semi-annual figures and wind power expansion report of the… Read more »

A Helpful Guide on How to Break into the UK’s Renewable Energy Sector

The renewable sector is an ever-growing industry in all pockets of the world – which means it needs an increasing number of employees. With additional support from experienced staff, the industry can expect to enjoy further success. The amount of renewable capacity added across 2021 to 2026 is expected to be 50 per cent higher… Read more »

Daniel Gaefke to join Group Management Board as BayWa r.e. plans to triple capacity of wind and solar project development

Bangkok, 03 August 2023: BayWa r.e. is appointing Daniel Gaefke to its Group Management Board as the business continues to focus on the expansion of its global Wind and Solar Projects business. Currently Director of Projects APAC, Daniel will join CEO Matthias Taft, CFO Mihaela Seidl and COO Guenter Haug on the Board. As the… Read more »

Osbit significantly expands team to drive project growth

Global demand for offshore wind farms drive significant Osbit growth Leading North East England engineering company Osbit Ltd has recruited 26 new employees to support its offshore wind projects. The company, which develops large-scale equipment used to construct offshore wind farms, has taken on new employees across the business. The intake consists of 11 Osbit… Read more »