offshore wind

Watch: Buoy to act as charging station for vessels at sea

Maersk Supply Service, part of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, and offshore wind company Ørsted have joined forces to test a proto-type buoy that will act as both a safe mooring point and a charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, to cut emissions. 

Watch: International offshore wind training partnership launched

Bristol Community College’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) has entered a global partnership with Maersk Training to take the next step in basic safety training and basic technical training programs certified by the Global Wind Organization (GWO).

Watch: Partners remove DOT wind turbine

DOB-Academy published a video presenting the removal of the Delft Offshore Turbine (DOT) as part of the Slip Joint Offshore Research project. The removal of the turbine was conducted on August 16.

Watch: Kite power system performs first flight in North Sea

Makani conducted the first flights of its energy kite from a floating platform in the North Sea. The energy kites use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. The kite flies autonomously in loops, and rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, thus generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid.

Watch: World’s longest wind turbine blade is now in UK

The world’s longest offshore wind turbine blade has touched down at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facilities in Blyth, Northumberland. The 107-meter LM Wind Power blade is  a milestone for the wind industry.

Watch: 11 million people working in renewable energy

Eleven million people are working in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency. This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry.

Watch: The first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean

This video depicts Taranto, the first offshore wind farm in the Mediterranean Sea, in the Italian Apulia region. The wind farm will be installed on monopile foundations in a water depth ranging from 3 to 18 metres. Senvion has adapted its 3.0M122 onshore turbines to the particularly challenging offshore environment and developed an installation procedure suitable for the near shore wind farm.

Watch: World’s largest offshore wind farm officially opens

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, will officially open today at a ceremony in Barrow in the north-west of England. Walney Extension, which is owned by Ørsted and its partners PFA and PKA, is the first project to use wind turbines from two different manufacturers.

Watch: UK’s largest offshore wind farm officially opens

Race Bank, a new offshore wind farm capable of powering over half a million UK homes, officially opened at a ceremony in Grimsby, on 12 June. Race Bank is capable of generating 573 MW from its 91 Siemens Gamesa 6 MW wind turbines. Located off North Norfolk, it is UK’s largest offshore wind O&M base. 

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