Marine Renewable Energy Sector News

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The 'Digital Twin' Evolution for Offshore Wind

in the launch of the Veristar AIM 3D Asset Integrity Management solution in 2017.Initially, Veristar AIM 3D targeted traditional marine and offshore oil and gas units, both fixed and floating, but it soon became apparent this Digital Twin solution could have tremendous benefits for the marine renewable energy sector as well.ORE Catapult is already working with a number of partners to develop a Digital Twin of the Levenmouth Turbine, focused around the collection of real-time operational SCADA and condition monitoring data from several disparate systems. The collaboration agreement between Bureau

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Innovation Starts @ Marine Hub Cornwall

networks. Likewise, most of those companies that were starting up when I was younger have grown, been acquired, achieved investments and are still here today, which I believe is real proof in the pudding.Since launching in February 2017, Marine Hub is now in the center of Cornwall's the marine renewable energy sector. To give readers an insight to the type of activities you are involved in, can you tell us what is a typical day is like in your role?There is no typical day for me. My role is about understanding what the private sector is capable of and being able to match that up with how the markets

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University of Limerick Buys ROV for Renewables Research

and offshore MRE sites in Ireland and further afield. The ROV system is home ported at Limerick Docks in the Republic of Ireland.University of Limerick President, Dr. Des Fitzgerald, stated, “The advanced robotics technology developed at UL will be crucial in supporting the burgeoning marine renewable energy sector. It will also play a significant role in reducing the cost of installing and maintaining large-scale offshore energy generation infrastructure. As the worldwide marine renewable energy sector grows, UL’s research contribution in this area will have even greater impact.”Researchers

Tidal turbine ballast for fixed offshore tidal turbines

Tidal Turbines: Is Better Ballast the Answer?

This is also the reason why many big and even not so big economies started investing in small and huge projects, sponsoring the design, manufacture and installation of tidal turbine configurations. Therefore tidal turbines have become the most critical element in the future development of the marine renewable energy sector.   The Tidal Turbine and Its Installation Challenges Most tidal turbines feature the same main components: blades, generator, hub and foundation. Structural differences depend on the level of performance that need to be achieved and the seabed surface.    The part

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Submarine Power Cables Protection

, wave and tidal installations to transfer power to shore, but also in oil and gas platforms and ocean science observatories. They ensure the power supply to remote areas and by connecting regional electrical transmissions enable global energy trading.   The growing importance of the marine renewable energy sector and the word’s focus on environmental issues have made submarine power cables an infrastructure of critical importance. Most efficient and reliable installation and protection methods are the main concern of engineers and manufacturers.    Basic Characteristics of Submarine

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Bureau Veritas: New Rules for Diving Systems

diving systems ranging from surface-supplied systems for shallow water diving to complex saturation systems for deep sea diving. Although diving is considered as one of the more hazardous offshore activities, demand for diving services from the oil and gas industry as well as the emerging marine renewable energy sector remains strong, despite progress made by the use of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV).   The role of the classification society in diving is to support the diving industry to achieve a high safety level and to consistently implement regulations throughout the world. This

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MacArtney to Display Medium Voltage Inline Termination

Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island - global provider of underwater technology solutions, the MacArtney Group, will display a full-scale section of a Medium Voltage (MV) Inline Termination on its exhibitor's stand. Underwater connectivity plays an increasingly vital role within the marine renewable energy sector, MacArtney said. Gathering the energy is just part of the equation, and as ocean energy promises to become an ever more important component of the world’s future energy portfolio, the challenge presented by interconnecting energy production and converter units and connecting them

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