Offshore Wind Energy

US Offshore wind industry announced to build first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

Zentech and Renewables Resources International announced to build the first Jones Act compliant U.S. installation vessel. "This vessel will provide the now evolving U.S. Offshore Wind Industry with a much needed and cost competitive marine logistic solution,” stated Zentech in a press release. The U.S. Jones Act requires for all vessels that are transporting goods to and from U.S. ports, such as components for an offshore wind farm, to be U.S. built and operated. Zentech Incorporated is a marine engineering and naval architecture firm specializing in the offshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries.

28.08.2017

“Final sprint for all the players”

Bent Christensen is in charge of project management in the offshore business at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa is using no less than eight innovative technologies for the pilot project Nissum Bredning Vind. Offshore Wind Industry spoke to Bent Christensen about the rapid pace of development in the industry.

28.08.2017

EEW SPC has been awarded two new orders

Hornsea Project One is located 120 km off the Yorkshire Coast. (Graphic: DONG Energy)

The Rostock based company EEW Special Pipe Constructions (EEW SPC) has been awarded two new orders for the delivery of 205 monopiles in total. 174 of the foundations are meant to be for Hornsea Project One, the world’s first wind farm with a capacity of more than one Gigawatt. 31 monopiles have been ordered by the Dutch marine contractor Van Oord.

23.08.2017

Prototype of V164-9.5 MW burned out

The preparations for dismantling the V164-9.5 MW began on 14 August. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

On 4 August, the prototype of the V164-9.5 MW caught fire at the test field in Østerild, Denmark. The nacelle burned out completely. Experts from MHI Vestas are now investigating the cause.

18.08.2017

Senvion installs first prototype of 3.4M140 EBC

Source: Senvion

The first prototype of Senvion’s 3.4M140 EBS has been installed in Heckelberg for the Notus energy Group. The prototype is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. Its estimated yearly power output is 10.000 GWh.

14.08.2017

An artifical tree to deliver solar and wind power

Tech meets art in a life-like ‘energy tree’ (graphic: Solar Botanic/S&WE)

Engineers from the Brunel University London have developed the concept of an “energy tree”’ with e-leaves that suck up sunshine and quiver in the breeze to produce solar and wind power. The 16ft solar/wind tree can generate nearly three times the electricity an average family uses in a year.

07.08.2017

Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

Mammoet had to deal with challenging inclines of up to 14% over a 22-kilometer long site road. (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet delivered the last wind turbine components for the extension of the Clyde Wind Farm situated near Abbington, Scotland. Energy supplier SSE is currently extending the existing 152 turbine wind farm with an additional 54 turbines. Mammoet was responsible for the transportation of all the turbine components during the construction of the extension that will be finished later this year.

21.07.2017

ABB wins order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

The East Anglia ONE project is expected to provide in total, 714 MW. ABB’s STATCOMs are meant to smoothen out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent of Projects like this. (Photo: ABB)

ScottishPower Renewables has placed an order with ABB. Using ABBs technologies the company is hoping to integrate the East Anglia ONE project in the best possible way.

20.07.2017

First LiDAR wind buoys in China

The Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR buoy will measure wind conditions in Chinese waters for the first time. (Photo: Fraunhofer IWES)

Chinese system integrator Titan Technologies Corporation has ordered two Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR measuring buoys for the surveying of the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind farms planned for off the coast of China's Fujian province. This will be the first time a floating LiDAR system will be used for offshore wind measurements in China.

20.07.2017

Enercon to cooperate with local service providers in India

The German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon has concluded non-exclusive cooperation agreements with three independent Indian service providers: Renom Energy Services, Kintech Synergy, and Powercon Ventures India. The partners will support repair, maintenance and service of wind energy converters which have been set up with Enercon technologies in India.

13.07.2017

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