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16 Aug | New test stands at Østerild and Høvsøre are put out to tender

The test facilities in Østerild and Høvsøre are each to be expanded with an additional two test stands. The in total four new test stands are now put out to tender.

03 Aug | Department of Energy Announces Request for Information on Offshore Wind Energy R&D Facilities

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on existing capabilities and needs of national-level offshore wind research and development (R&D) test facilities.

30 Jul | Canadian grid moves from masts to Lidars on operational wind farms

Leading wind development company Boralex install grid-compliant Permanent Met Lidars, integrated in to Siemens wind turbines.

24 Jul | Catapult research collaboration sparks offshore electrical infrastructure R&D

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has appointed two of the UK’s top universities, with strong track records in electrical engineering, to join its £3.1million research Hub.

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23 Jul | BLUE Piling drives monopiles into the sea bed the smarter way

At Maasvlakte 2, Fistuca is currently testing innovative BLUE Piling technology for driving the foundation piles of offshore wind turbines into the sea bed in a sustainable and economical way. This development can save both money and time in the construction of maritime wind farms, helping further reduce the cost price of wind power.

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23 Jul | Five-year funding package announced for ORE Catapult

Reacting to today’s announcement confirming a further five year funding package for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Tony Quinn, Test Facilities Director, said: “This is an extremely welcome and significant investment in the future of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

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05 Jul | Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches HighFlow Wind Energy, its latest reinforcement fabric for wind turbine blade manufacturing

”We are very pleased to introduce Ahlstrom-Munksjö HighFlow to the wind energy industry today” states Pekka Helynranta, VP Building and Wind.

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05 Jul | TÜV SÜD supports innovative project for offshore foundation

Acting on behalf of Spanish civil engineering and consulting firm ESTEYCO, TÜV SÜD is supporting the design and development of an innovative foundation for offshore wind-energy turbines in the ELISA and ELICAN projects funded by the European Union. A pilot turbine was installed off the eastern coast of Gran Canaria in June 2018. TÜV SÜD experts have accompanied the project from design examination to pilot-turbine Installation.