Offshore Renewables News - page 38


Embracing wind

Jul 01, 2016

While the US is only on the verge of bringing its first wind farm online, Audrey Leon surveys some of the prospects slated for the country’s federal waters. LEEDCo’s mono bucket foundation. Photo from DOE…

Breaking waves

Jul 01, 2016

Danish firm Wavestar has a fixed installation wave energy concept, which could also incorporate wind turbines and even solar power, says CEO Laurent Marquis.  The core concept involves a row of half submerged buoys or floats, attached to a fixed platform…

Harnessing heave

Jul 01, 2016

The wave energy sector has always provided something of a more mixed bag of concepts than the tidal sector. Elaine Maslin looks at some of them. The Perth wave energy project. Photo from Carnegie Wave Energy…

Building blocks

Jul 01, 2016

Audrey Leon profiles Block Island Wind Farm, which is destined to be the US’s first offshore wind project when it starts up later this year. Jacket foundations, built by Gulf Island Fabrication…

Nexan offers 72.5kV accessories for windfarms

Jun 30, 2016

Nexans is offering a new range of cable and power accessories to meet the growing demand for higher capacity windfarms. The new generation of power accessories with F-type outer cone comprising separable T-connectors, coupling connectors…

Boskalis lined up for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2016

Dutch contractor Boskalis has been appointed the preferred Offshore Balance of Plant contractor by Vattenfall for the construction of Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, also known as the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. The project…

Damen completes Sea Installer modifications

Jun 29, 2016

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has concluded modification works on the Sea Installer. The principle scope of work involved the extension of the main crane boom, giving the A2SEA-owned offshore wind farm installation vessel increased reaching…

DONG invests in Borkum wind farm

Jun 24, 2016

DONG Energy has decided to build the German offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is expected to be fully commissioned in 1H 2019. With this decision, DONG Energy will reach 6.7GW of installed offshore wind capacity, exceeding the 2020 target of 6…

MeyGen connected to Ness of Quoys

Jun 21, 2016

Atlantis has unveiled a technical milestone for its flagship MeyGen project in northern Scotland, which is now connected to the 33kV Ness of Quoys distribution network, following the successful installation of one of the longest underground…

Global Maritime in renewables mooring move

Jun 20, 2016

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, is to provide mooring and risk management support to the European Union’s OPERA (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy) project…

Dong announces O&M investment

Jun 20, 2016

Danish energy firm DONG Energy is to build a new operations and maintenance (O&M) facility in Kings Wharf, Seacombe, northern England, to serve its two offshore wind farms in the area.   The facility will consist of a new office and warehouse building on a disused site…

Siemens, Gamesa merge wind power units

Jun 17, 2016

Germany's Siemens and Spain's Gamesa will merge Siemens' wind power business, including wind services, with Gamesa to create one of the world's largest wind power firms, the two companies announced today (17 June). The aim of the merger…

Cyberhawk wins wind turbine blade inspection

Jun 16, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection and survey company Cyberhawk Innovations entered into an agreement with UK-based SSE last month for Cyberhawk to carry out close visual inspections of more than 600 blades using UAVs. Image…

Offshore cable claims reach US$67 million

Jun 15, 2016

Incidents relating to the installation and operation of high voltage subsea cables are the costliest cause of financial losses in the global offshore wind industry and led to insurance claims totaling more than US$67 million (€60 million) in 2015…

Fugro lands Hollandse Kust wind farm work

Jun 14, 2016

Netherlands Enterprise Agency has awarded Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation survey contract for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Wind Farm Zone, in the Netherlands. This follows previous contracts awarded earlier this…

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