The power produced by any given wind turbine varies with the third power of the wind speed. Therefore, an 8-MW turbine designed for the North Sea would theoretically produce over 140 MW if taken into the Roaring Forties. It would obviously have to be strengthened considerably (Wilson proposed a new type of wind turbine that should be more reliable in high winds) but if we lower the power output to 50 MW per turbine there would still be vastly more available energy to power all the earth’s needs almost forever.
Posted by Web Master 6 on November 6, 2017 11:45 AM EST
5.5 Megawatt Doosan Turbine to Serve the South Korean Offshore Wind Market as well as Taiwan and Japan for its Resilient Track Record during Powerful Typhoons
Posted by Charles Decuir on October 30, 2017 1:50 PM EDT
China's largest wind turbine installation vessel, the "Longyuan Zhenhua 3", could boost international cooperation in the South China Sea, experts said Sunday.
The vessel, which went into trial service on Sunday in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu Province, has a lifting capacity of 2,000 tons, making it the largest of this kind in the world, currently, news site people.cn reported.
Automating construction and a spar buoy of geopolymer concrete could take big bites out of offshore construction costs
Posted by Web Master 6 on October 24, 2017 1:00 PM EDT
Building offshore wind farms is outrageously expensive, especially for the nascent U.S. wind industry which is on a steep learning curve. The only wind farm in U.S. waters is reported to have cost around $300 million for five turbines with a modest combined capacity of 30 MW. Obviously, costs will have to come down if the industry is to grow. Even though the European developers have been working in offshore wind longer, they have also struggled with costs.
Hywind Scotland, the world's first floating offshore wind farm, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid.
Posted by Charles Decuir on October 19, 2017 5:05 PM EDT
Operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, the 30 MW wind farm consists of five 6 MW turbines and is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and will power approximately 20,000 households.
Posted by Web Master 6 on October 18, 2017 12:45 PM EDT
Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore windfarm, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid, having been formally opened by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.
The 30 MW windfarm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is 25 km offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Posted by Charles Decuir on September 26, 2017 2:25 PM EDT
International engineering and operations support services contractor ODE, an integral part of the DORIS Group, has been awarded two Framework Agreements for Electrical Project Management, and for Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Project Engineering and associated Project and Interface Management.
The framework agreements will run until 2021 and apply to Vattenfall WindKraft, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies across Europe, including the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.
Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessels Market: New Business Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts 2022
Posted by Web Master 6 on September 18, 2017 10:45 AM EDT
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Posted by Web Master 6 on September 6, 2017 3:10 PM EDT
The latest addition to Vroon Offshore’s fleet combines a stable, highly manoeuvrable platform with high-quality accommodation, onboard equipment storage and ease of access to offshore platforms
July saw Vroon Offshore in the Netherlands hold a naming ceremony for VOS Start, the first of a new class of subsea/walk-to-work vessels that was purpose-designed and built to support offshore operations in the renewable energy industry and walk-to-work projects in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Posted by Web Master 6 on August 28, 2017 10:20 AM EDT
Geotechnical engineering consultants, Cathie Associates, have announced the opening of U.S. operations with the appointment of a new Vice President. The move is part of Cathie Associates’ drive for international expansion and to enable improved support of the U.S. offshore energy industry.
Sean McDonald will be responsible for leading Cathie Associates’ expansion in the U.S. offshore wind sector. He has a wealth of offshore experience, and a strong background in geology, geophysics, and geotechnical engineering.