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Archives April 2022


April 2022


Focusing on helideck safety

New offshore wind-farm technologies can ensure that helicopter crews get to and from a site safely.

Helicopters are an integral part of offshore wind operations. Whether transporting crew members, moving equipment, conducting rescue operations, aiding with turbine maintenance, or conducting inspections, helicopters have numerous applications that support a strong investment in efficiency, productivity, and safety. Without the right intelligence, changing weather can be a costly factor. In fact, just one helicopter […]
Mikko Nikkanen

Getting wind of an opportunity

Massachusetts Maritime Academy partners with Building Pathways South to introduce offshore wind to pre-apprentice participants.

With the passing of the historic infrastructure bill in August 2021, the backbone of the United States will undergo a transformation over the next several years. Workers will be needed in all facets of the construction industry, and Building Pathways South (BPS), a pre-apprenticeship program in Southeastern Massachusetts, is preparing young men and women for […]
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA)


Tube and pipe bending solutions to be presented at Houston conference

Tube and pipe bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-Robitec will be presenting its high-performance technologies for the offshore industry May 2-5 at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. For many decades, prestigious companies from this industry have placed their faith in the “made in Germany” label. Schwarze-Robitec’s machines are designed to meet extreme demands in […]
April 27, 2022

STLE welcomes return of in-person annual meeting May 15-19

The 76th STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition will be held May 15-19, 2022, in Orlando, Florida, and include daily keynote talks, Q&A opportunities, presentations, discussions, and more. The meeting is the lubricant industry’s most respected event for technical information, professional development, and international networking opportunities. The five-day event will be held entirely in person, complete with daily keynote […]
April 7, 2022

Monopile upending complete for offshore wind project in Japan

As part of the Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm project’s construction phase off the coast of Japan, Akita Offshore Wind Corporation required 33 monopiles to be upended on the deck of the offshore installation vessel so that they could be used for construction of Japan’s first large scale commercial wind farm project. This was the […]
April 7, 2022

Siemens Gamesa starts manufacturing in France

Siemens Gamesa has started manufacturing of both its patented offshore Direct Drive wind turbine nacelles and IntegralBlades at its new manufacturing facility in Le Havre, France. The world’s first facility to encompass both offshore wind turbine nacelle and blade manufacturing under one roof, it is the largest industrial renewable energy project in France. A dedicated […]
April 7, 2022

Lidar systems maker Leosphere is now Vaisala

Leosphere, maker of the WindCube lidar suite, is now Vaisala, as it completes integration with Vaisala, who purchased the company in 2018. From lidars, sensors, and systems to digital services and actionable intelligence, Vaisala’s enhanced range of comprehensive offerings for wind and solar energy applications provides industry-leading integration, scalability, and data quality. The WindCube suite’s […]
April 7, 2022

US Wind & UMCES launch major offshore wind research partnership

Baltimore-based US Wind, Inc. will partner with University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) for three research projects aimed at understanding the potential effects of offshore wind development on marine mammals, fish, and birds. US Wind pledged $11 million in funding over ten years, and the research will take place in US Wind’s 80,000-acre […]
April 7, 2022