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World's First: Siemens Gamesa Makes Recyclable Offshore Wind Turbine Blades

Sep 07, 2021

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa said Tuesday it had made the world’s first recyclable wind turbine blades at its blade factory in Aalborg, Denmark.'Wind power is one of the cornerstones in the quest to tackle the climate emergency. With more than 200 GW of new offshore capacity projected by the Global Wind Energy Council to be installed by 2030, it is critical to quickly introduce recyclable solutions…

Flotant Validates Dynamic Cable Concept for Floating Wind Projects

Sep 09, 2021

EUHorizon 2020-backed Flotant project has successfully validated an innovative dynamic cable concept for deepwater floating wind projects, unlocking the potential for greater wind power resources at lower cost.The project consortium aims to…

Sustainable Marine's Tidal Turbine Drivetrain Passes Accelerated Lifetime Tests in Germany

Aug 17, 2021

Scottish tidal energy technology firm Sustainable Marine said Tuesday that its tidal turbine drivetrain has successfully completed ‘accelerated lifetime testing’ at the Center of Wind Power Drives at RWTH Aachen UniversitySCHOTTEL Hydro, Sustainable Marine’s German engineering partner…

Jan De Nul Sells Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Aug 10, 2021

Offshore installation firm Jan De Nul has recently sold its jack-up installation unit Taillevent, to make room for higher-spec vessels that will soon join its fleet.The sale includes the Taillewent vessel only, with the crew deployed to other Jan De Nul vessels…

Huisman Scales Up 3D Printing

Jul 13, 2021

Cranes manufacturer Huisman said it has successfully tested four new 3D printed 350mt crane hooks under the supervision of the independent certification authority Lloyd's Register.The hooks are approx. 170 by 130cm in size, almost nine times larger than the first Huisman 3D printed crane hook…

Two Firms to Invest Over $249M in Northeast England Offshore Wind Hub

Jul 07, 2021

Two offshore wind manufacturers will invest more than 180 million pounds ($249 million) in an offshore wind hub on the northeast coast of England, and get funding from a state-backed scheme, the British government said on Wednesday.In March…

Vattenfall to Build Giant Warehouse for Wind Turbine Components in Esbjerg, Denmark

Jun 29, 2021

Wind farm developer Vattenfall said Tuesday it would build its largest warehouse in Northern Europe with critical main components and spare parts for wind turbines at the Danish Port of Esbjerg.The 2,100 sqm indoor warehouse and an 8,200 sqm…

Parkwind Orders Vestas Turbines for Arcadis Ost 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 24, 2021

Wind turbine maker Vestas said Thursday it had secured a firm order from Parkwind to deliver  27 V174-9.5 MW turbines for the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. The order confirms the fifth collaboration between…

VIDEO: Friede & Goldman Launches Offshore Wind Feeder Concept

Jun 22, 2021

Friede & Goldman Ltd. (F&G), a company known for its offshore oil drilling rig designs, has announced the BargeRack, 'a revolutionary solution to the feeder concept of offshore wind turbine installation.''BargeRack is tapping F&G’s unmatched…

Rovco, PanGeo Subsea in 3D O&M and Survey Services Pact

Jun 17, 2021

Subsea technology companies Rovco and PanGeo Subsea have teamed up to respond to what they say is the offshore energy market’s growing need for a prompt and detailed understanding of the performance of subsea infrastructure such as anodes, CPS…

BOSS' Ocean Bottom Seismic Robotic Vehicle Prototype Passes Sea Trials

May 11, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS), the company developing autonomous subsea vehicles for seismic survey applications, said Tuesday it had completed sea trials navigating a test prototype version of its underwater vehicle autonomously underwater…

Huisman Unveils Jones Act Offshore Wind Feeder Solution

Apr 26, 2021

The Netherlands-based crane and heavy machinery manufacturer Huisman has introduced a motion compensated platform engineered for the transfer of wind turbine components from a feeder vessel offshore.The platform, which actively counterbalances…

Updated Damage Analyses, COVID-restriction Push Hammerfest LNG Restart to March 2022

Apr 26, 2021

After a thorough analyses and mapping of damages, Equinor changed the schedule for repair and start-up of the LNG plant on Melkøya after the fire on September 28, 2020. Due to the comprehensive scope of work and Covid-19 restrictions, the revised estimated start-up date is set to March 31…

Barge Master Develops Motion Compensated Feeder for Next-Gen Wind Turbines

Apr 22, 2021

Dutch company Barge Master has developed a motion-compensated feeder solution for the next generation of offshore wind turbines, called BM-Feeder.The company said that its motion-compensated platform with its adjustable payload capacity is capable of 'feedering' all turbine components…

Ampelmann, C-Job Develop Motion-compensated Feeder Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Sector

Apr 21, 2021

Dutch offshore gangway services firm Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have teamed up to develop what they say is 'a one-of-a-kind' offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology.According to the duo, the vessel would…

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