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Jan De Nul Group and Hitachi Ltd have been awarded a contract to manufacture and install a total of 21 turbines and customized foundations for the Changhua offshore windfarm on behalf of Taiwan Power Company.

Taiwan Power Company plans to construct the windfarm off the coast of Fangyuan in Changhua County in central western Taiwan, in an area sometimes subject to extreme weather conditions.

The contract includes design, manufacturing and installation of all of the foundations and 5.2 MW turbines for the offshore windfarm and maintenance for a period of five years. The contract has a value of around US$800 million.

Jan De Nul will be responsible for foundation design, fabrication and installation, wind turbine installation, supply and installation of cables offshore and onshore as well as for the upgrading of the electrical substation.

Hitachi will oversee manufacturing, assembly, operation and maintenance and other work related to the turbines.

http://www.owjonline.com/news/view,taiwanese-offshore-wind-project-will-be-typhoon-and-earthquakeproof_51618.htm

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The winners of the tender for the Borssele V offshore wind innovation site in the Netherlands are to use it to test a new way to connect monopiles and transition pieces and to promote marine life in offshore windfarms.

The Two Towers consortium, consisting of Van Oord, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe, has won the tender for Borssele V windfarm. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is the preferred supplier for the wind turbines.

http://www.owjonline.com/news/view,dutch-site-to-be-used-to-test-innovation-and-promote-species-diversity_51346.htm

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Keeping wind techs safe

Posted by Charles Decuir on February 27, 2018 2:30 PM EST
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After watching the recent winter Olympics, we can all appreciate the athlete’s journey to master the physics of a sport while confronting the limitations of the human body. The analogy of athlete easily applies to the wind tech, those workers who construct and maintain wind towers, often at heights of 300 feet, and then use their skill and knowledge to fix huge machine. If there were industrial Olympics, the wind techs would be stars.

https://www.windpowerengineering.com/maintenance-operations/keeping-wind-techs-safe/

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BREMEN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - January 30, 2018) - Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PNG) (OTCQBKRKNF), is pleased to announce that its German subsidiary, Kraken Robotik GmbH was named a winner in the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) competition. The OWA is a collaborative R&D program funded by nine leading offshore wind developers and the Scottish Government to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy. Kraken Robotik was one of only four companies selected in the competition.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/kraken-wins-international-offshore-wind-energy-competition-2245193.htm

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A friendly reminder that Netarus will be showcasing HoistCam at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas in Booth #C4034.  We look forward to meeting with you during the week of January 23-26.

Please feel free to contact us at sales@netarus.com if you have an immediate need beforehand.

For more information, http://hoistcam.com/hoistcam-world-of-concrete-2018/.

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The U.S. Gulf Coast and Caribbean have experienced an active 2017 hurricane season, with many petrochemical facilities and floating platforms affected by major storms in a region that contributes 46% of U.S. refining capacity. Given the catastrophic risk of natural hazards such as hurricanes, the question has emerged as offshore wind farms enter the U.S. energy mix: how will offshore wind turbines fare in these conditions?

While it is true that the vast majority of offshore wind farms are not currently located in areas prone to hurricane activity, the risk of not being able to withstand hurricane force winds must be addressed if alternative resource developments continue to expand on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

http://www.abs-group.com/Knowledge-Center/Insights/Hurricane-Force-5-Natural-Hazards-Risks-Affecting-Offshore-Wind-Structure-Design/

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Safe, quick and agile: Palfinger Marine’s new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat offers optimal working conditions in rough sea conditions – at competitive pricing.

In 2016, Harding Safety and Palfinger Marine merged into one company. Now the first product combining the lifesaving systems expertise of former Harding and the boat expertise of Palfinger Marine professional boats division is introduced to the market: The new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat. “FRSQ 630 features the best of both our worlds. The joint development has resulted in a boat with innovative design and excellent capabilities, ensuring great stability and optimal working conditions”, says Trond Paulsen, Palfinger Marine Sales Director for Lifesaving Equipment.

http://www.windpowerengineering.com/construction/projects/offshore-wind/meet-vessels-palfinger-marine-introduces-new-generation-fast-rescue-boat/

 

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Communication is focus of wind safety forum

Posted by Web Master 6 on September 21, 2017 10:50 AM EDT
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Continuing communication is required for sustainable safety improvements with Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), an offshore wind safety forum has concluded.

Managing working hours, risk assessment and a collaborative approach to safety were discussed at the first joint Offshore Wind Safety Forum, hosted by the National Workboat Association (NWA).

http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/onboard-systems/safety,-survival-and-training/safety-communication-is-focus-of-wind-safety-forum

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