Renewable Energy Sector News

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Saipem, Equinor Working on Floating Solar Panels

“The agreement with Equinor goes in the direction taken by Saipem and Moss Maritime towards the development of new technologies related to clean energy. Moss Maritime is constantly looking for opportunities where to apply its expertise in engineering design and services also in the renewable energy sector”

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AS Mosley, Fugro Get Funding for FOWT Tech

new technology for monitoring Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT).  As one of eight projects to benefit from a share of £1m from The Carbon Trust, the project will see the development of a highly efficient method for measuring fatigue and detecting anomalies in real-time for the renewable energy sector, AS Mosley said Monday.The system has the potential to vastly reduce operating costs by lowering – or potentially replacing – the need for subsea visual inspection of mooring lines for FOWT, the company said.The funding was won as part of a competition run by The Carbon Trust

Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk   (Photo: MacArtney)

MacArtney Strengthens Offshore Renewable Energy Sector

MacArtney A/S has appointed new personnel to strengthen the Offshore Renewable Energy department at headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Bjørn Joensen and Erik J. Aalbæk join MacArtney to begin work on strengthening and developing MacArtney’s Offshore Renewable Energy sector, in line with the corporate strategy.Esbjerg local, Bjørn Joensen joins the MacArtney Group as Sales Director for Offshore Wind from the SH Group A/S where he worked as the General Manager to develop the overall business and increase sales. With a maritime-based background, Joensen was initially educated as a

Peter Nilsson, President & CEO. Photo: Kitron

Kitron Wins OWF Orders

of test systems and production of electronics modules that are part of control systems for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology used for offshore wind power."These orders are strategically important for Kitron, as they come from a leading company within the rapidly growing renewable energy sector,” said Peter Nilsson, President, and CEO of Kitron ASA.Peter added: "This also confirms our ability to supply advanced technical services, such as test development.”  Deliveries are planned for 2020 with a startup in the second quarter. Production will take place at

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Seaway 7 Scores Taiwan Job

to continue to support the Jan De Nul Group in the development of the Formosa 1 and Formosa 2 wind farms in Taiwan. This contract builds upon our significant capability in the installation of large foundations in the offshore wind industry and increases our experience in the Taiwanese renewable energy sector.&rdquo

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MeeMaken Buys Into Blue Offshore

;s shares.Blue Offshore, headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, supplies basket carousels and tensioners for the offshore installation, transportation and storage of export cables, array cables, umbilicals and flexible pipelines in the offshore oil and gas industry, as well as the offshore renewable energy sector.MeeMaken, which has a large global network and a portfolio of service companies in the offshore energy sector, is familiar with the offshore market as well as with the equipment and technology of Blue Offshore, said MeeMaken operation partner Natasja Sesink. "We see synergy opportunities

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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 Veritas

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Mooring Installation Highlights Thordon's Range

pleased with the technical support Thordon and Wenex provide.”Benoit d’Alançon, Managing Director, Wenex, said, “This was an important project for us. Calm Buoy projects like this are relatively rare in France, where Thordon bearings tend to be specified for use in the renewable energy sector, subsea turbines and river dams. We are delighted that Monobuoy’s system is now successfully operating offshore Libya.”One recent renewable energy project included the installation of Thordon bearings for the main turbine shafts of the 2MW OCEAN_2G tidal energy platform launched

Matt Hodson. Photo: Marine Hub Cornwall

Innovation Starts @ Marine Hub Cornwall

. 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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EnBW, Trident Winds JV for Offshore Wind Project in California

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG is continuing its strategy of capturing growth in new international markets in the renewable energy sector.  Following its recent entry into Taiwan, EnBW has now expanded its activities to the United States of America by establishing a regional subsidiary, EnBW North America, and forming a joint venture with Trident Winds Inc. to develop an offshore wind project off the coast of in Central California. This represents the EnBW Groups first step toward tapping into the high potential of the American market. Several of the United States have set

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