The lifetime of some offshore windfarms could be greater than the 25 years commonly assigned to them, which could make them even more attractive to investors, particularly as projects get under way in southeast Asia.

Given adequate design margins and sufficient TLC during the operation and maintenance phase, offshore windfarms could continue producing power for longer in future.

Already accepted as a viable, secure asset class, they could become an even more attractive asset for institutional investors if they produce more energy over longer periods, boosting revenues and profits.


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Spain, May 07 2018. Ingeteam and Indar, independent suppliers of electrical conversion equipment, will exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2018, to be held this year in Chicago, United States, May 7-10. At this occasion, Ingeteam will present its latest developments in the field of O&M predictive maintenance with its Ingeboards data analysis platform, as well as a broad range of cutting-edge wind energy products. 


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Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance Market report analyses the prospects in the market for several shareholders and aspirants by identifying the high-growth segments, main actions approved by them and Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance market recent progressions. The Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance market report is prepared after fundamental levels of research regarding the Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance Industry.

The report on Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance Industry will help Major Players and the new entrants to understand scrutinize the market in detail. This information will encourage the Major Players to decide their business strategy and achieve proposed business aims.

Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance Market competition by top manufacturers/players, with Wind Turbine Operations & Maintenance sales volume, Price (USD/Unit), revenue (Million USD) and market share for each manufacturer/player; the top players including: GE Power, Vestas Wind Systems, Nordex SE, Gamesa, Siemens AG, One Wind Service, Suzlon, B9 Energy, Wind Prospect Group.


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US Wind taps Maryland O&M

Posted by Jeff Keever on January 29, 2018 11:10 AM EST
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US Wind has selected local outfit Devreco to set up an operation and maintenance base and a laydown facility for the 268MW Maryland offshore wind project.

According to a letter of intent, Salisbury-based real estate developer Devreco will establish and operate the O&M facility in Ocean City to support the 25-year life of the project, project development director Paul Rich said in an update to the Maryland Senate finance committee this week.



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Offshore lifting: Buoyant business

Posted by Web Master 6 on December 5, 2017 11:10 AM EST
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With governments around the world increasingly turning to renewable sources of energy, the current wind farm sector is thriving. As such, a number of offshore lifting product innovations have been developed specifically for this market.

International lifting and offshore services specialist Huisman has developed a new crane series for maintenance work on offshore wind turbines. Called the Foldable Offshore Crane, Huisman says its features include, “unparalleled lifting heights and more than sufficient lifting capacity with a foldable boom resulting in less required deck space and a low own weight of the crane.” Huisman says it will need a smaller and, therefore, cheaper jack up vessel than is required with existing cranes for this application.


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In the first week of October, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Hull announced that they had teamed up to launch a pioneering £2 million offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) centre of excellence.

What are the key objectives of the Centre and what are the main themes of the work it will carry out? What are the main expected outputs? And in what way will the work carried out at the Centre be of use to the wider offshore wind O&M sector?


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Casablanca-based confectionery and chewing gum producer Maghreb Industries is close to fully implementing a 1,361kWp rooftop solar system combined with an ice-based storage system on the roof of its new factory.

Maghreb CEO Hakim Marrakchi, who said he was inspored by rooftop solar on the roof of a Belgian chocolate factory, sought funding from the EBRD, which then provided a €4.6 million loan through its Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC).


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Poseidom Looks to Cut Offshore Wind O&M Costs

Posted by Jeff Keever on September 5, 2017 9:15 AM EDT
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Spain’s Ingeteam is working on a project to develop a new software tool to make it possible to calculate the optimal O&M strategies and reduce cost uncertainty of the operation of offshore wind farms.

In partnership with the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria (IHCantabria) and the marine energy company, EnerOcean, Ingeteam is looking to reduce the operational and financial risks associated with offshore wind farms.



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Three UK companies have been selected to construct the operations and maintenance (O&M) base and related infrastructure for the 336-MW Galloper offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast in the UK.

The companies have received a preferred bidder status in deals worth over GBP 7 million (USD 9.2m/EUR 7.8m), according to a news release on the project’s website. More specifically, Ipswich-based R G Carter will construct the O&M base, Jackson Civil Engineering Group will be in charge of building the access road, while Farrans Construction has been selected to fabricate and install the pontoon at the Harwich International Port.


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