Archives December 2019


December 2019


Concrete spar buoy made with new materials and formwork

By using lightweight geopolymer and basalt rebar, a concrete spar buoy can be designed to withstand the sea state and its wave heights of 50 feet for more than a hundred years minimum.

More than 80 percent of the ocean resource potential is in deep water. That is ideal for floating offshore wind power. This power is located high up for strong and consistent wind. The proven spar buoy will allow offshore wind to exploit these inexhaustible wind resources. Exponential growth in floating, deep water, far-out offshore wind […]
Andy Filak

How do offshore wind farms change the wind?

The start of a new research project on wind-energy utilization could change the way wind farms are expanded on a large scale.

November saw the start of the X-Wakes “Interaction Between the Wakes of Large Offshore Wind Farms and Wind Farm Clusters With the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer” research project, which is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to the tune of 3.4 million euros over a period of three years. […]
Wind Systems staff

Case study: Turbine ‘multi-tasking’

Wind-farm project boasts company’s special ability to provide multiple operations for turbine installation.

Argentina is serious about increasing its renewable energy resources, aiming for 20 percent of its power to come from renewables by 2025. The country has also shown it is willing to invest in new technologies to help meet its energy targets. As part of this drive, ALE completed the transportation, craneage, and electro-mechanical installation (TCI) […]
Wind Systems staff


Leosphere enhances offshore offerings with Windcube suitable for buoys 

Leosphere, a Vaisala company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind Lidar (light detection and ranging) instruments for wind energy, aviation, meteorology, and air quality, recently announced the fortification of its suite of offshore solutions to include the incorporation of a buoy-ready Windcube system to enable enhanced offshore wind resource assessment, even in […]
December 4, 2019

TÜV NORD completes prototype certification for one of world’s largest offshore turbine  

On behalf of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), TÜV NORD has certified the prototype of one of the world’s largest offshore wind turbines. The first milestone in certification process was thus reached for the SG 10.0-193 DD. The new 10 MW turbines are expected to be ready for the market in 2022. “We are very […]
December 4, 2019

Aquarius Marine Coatings launches anti-foul solution in offshore sector

Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd. (AMC) recently announced the launch of its award-winning anti-foul coating, Coppercoat-Commercial, in the offshore energy sector. The coating, which contains exceptionally high levels of copper, a natural anti-microbial agent, protects sub-sea infrastructure from hosting layers of plant, animal, and microbe growth while meeting environmental and safety standards. It ensures that underwater […]
December 4, 2019

3M offers product course for wind-energy customers

In January 2020, WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH will again offer free product training for customers from the service market of the wind industry together with its supply partner 3M Deutschland GmbH. The product training is on January 24, 2020, at the 3M Fall Protection Training Center in Hamburg and is aimed at all service companies involved in […]
December 4, 2019

Wind development in the high seas could unlock offshore potential

The offshore wind industry is making great strides in developing technology. That means projects can be built further from shore, including technological innovations in floating foundations and hydrogen storage. However, a new report by Chatham Partners, a boutique law firm specializing in renewable energy, indicates that if such technology were to allow the construction of […]
December 4, 2019