TELMAR - News http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:21:05 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb German LiDARs Get a Lift to China http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22062-german-lidars-get-a-lift-to-china http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22062-german-lidars-get-a-lift-to-china
German LiDARs Get a Lift to ChinaImage source: Cargolux[1]

Cargolux, in cooperation with Globaltrans Internationale Logistik, has flown two shipments of measuring buoys from Luxembourg to China for the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind projects.

The two buoys, designed by the German Fraunhofer IWES, will measure the wind speed in the designated locations up to a height of 200

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German LiDARs Get a Lift to ChinaImage source: Cargolux[1]

Cargolux, in cooperation with Globaltrans Internationale Logistik, has flown two shipments of measuring buoys from Luxembourg to China for the Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind projects.

The two buoys, designed by the German Fraunhofer IWES, will measure the wind speed in the designated locations up to a height of 200 meters from their position on the sea surface to allow precise calculation of the wind farms’ electricity yield, Cargolux said.

With 8.1 meters in length, a diameter of 2.55 meters and weight of around 5,800kg each, the buoys were transported by Globaltrans with special trailers from Bremerhaven in Germany to Luxembourg Airport and flown on board two Cargolux 747 freighters to Xiamen, China.

“To ensure safest transportation, the weight and complex dimensions of the buoys, with its very sensible electronic equipment, required the design and manufacture of special transport frames. In addition we were challenged by a very time sensitive shipment, not allowing us any complications or delays. Therefore, we have decided to use Cargolux’s 747 Freighters to Xiamen, offering us shoring expertise, long-standing experience and tailor-made solutions for heavy or outsized shipments,” said Kay Uwe Gretsch, CEO at Globaltrans Germany.

Titan Technologies Corporation ordered[2] the two buoys in July, and, according to Cargolux, this is the first time that China is using the so-called Floating LiDAR systems for an offshore wind-measuring campaign.

The Zhangpu and Changle offshore wind farms, located off the coast of China’s Fujian province, have a combined capacity of 4GW, Fraunhofer IWES said.

The two wind farms are being developed by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG).

References

  1. ^German LiDARs Get a Lift to China (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^ordered (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:38:00 +0100
Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices Protects Minke Whales, Study Says http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22060-using-acoustic-deterrent-devices-protects-minke-whales-study-says http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22060-using-acoustic-deterrent-devices-protects-minke-whales-study-says

Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) during offshore wind farm construction is as an effective method for protection of minke whales, according to a study conducted through a joint industry project.

Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices Protects Minke Whales, Study SaysImage source: uk.whales.org

Previous studies have demonstrated that ADDs effectively deter seals and harbour porpoise, however, until now there has

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Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) during offshore wind farm construction is as an effective method for protection of minke whales, according to a study conducted through a joint industry project.

Using Acoustic Deterrent Devices Protects Minke Whales, Study SaysImage source: uk.whales.org

Previous studies have demonstrated that ADDs effectively deter seals and harbour porpoise, however, until now there has been little research into the use of ADDs as a deterrent for minke whales.

The Offshore Renewables Joint industry Programme (ORJIP), with funding from innogy, Ørsted, and Statoil and managed by the Carbon Trust, confirmed that minke whales showed a clear response to the tested ADD, demonstrating the effectiveness of the technology. During the field research whales were observed to display a clear and sustained movement away from the ADD deployment site, adopting faster swim speeds with more directed movement.

The detection of marine mammals is currently carried out by marine mammal observers posted offshore, or passive acoustic monitoring (PAM). If a marine mammal is detected close to an offshore wind construction site, piling for foundation installation will not commence until it is deemed that there are no longer marine mammals within the predefined zone.

The ability to use active acoustic systems to create a temporary safety exclusion zone around the turbine is a useful addition to the suite of mitigation options for wind farms developers. In particular, it increases confidence that marine mammals are adequately protected when operating in harsh conditions or poor visibility, and also avoids the need to unnecessarily delay construction operations, the Carbon Trust said.

Posted on December 15, 2017 with tags Acoustic Deterrent Devices[1], add[2], Carbon Trust[3], minke whales[4], study[5].

References

  1. ^Acoustic Deterrent Devices (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^add (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Carbon Trust (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^minke whales (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^study (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:38:00 +0100
Vattenfall Reveals Dutch Offshore Wind Power Play http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22061-vattenfall-reveals-dutch-offshore-wind-power-play http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22061-vattenfall-reveals-dutch-offshore-wind-power-play
Vattenfall Reveals Dutch Offshore Wind Power PlayImage source: Vattenfall[1]

Vattenfall is participating in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone, the Netherland’s first non-subsidized tender.

Vattenfall has decided to join the tender as part of its commitment to the green transition of Northern Europe, and sees it as an important step to become fossil free within one

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Vattenfall Reveals Dutch Offshore Wind Power PlayImage source: Vattenfall[1]

Vattenfall is participating in the tender for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone, the Netherland’s first non-subsidized tender.

Vattenfall has decided to join the tender as part of its commitment to the green transition of Northern Europe, and sees it as an important step to become fossil free within one generation, the Swedish company said.

“As an energy company with a strong presence in the Dutch market and with a firm view on the developments in the Dutch power market, we are very committed to take a leading role in the green transformation of the Dutch economy. Hollandse Kust Zuid would be an important milestone,” said Magnus Hall, CEO at Vattenfall.

The North Sea, and in particular the Hollandse Kust (zuid), has good wind conditions and there are significant strategies to Vattenfall’s nearby Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm, the company said, emphasizing that the Dutch tender fits well with the company’s North Sea wind farm pipeline and can thus be easily incorporated in the current procurement and execution strategy.

Vattenfall also underlined its ability to reduce costs in offshore wind projects, highlighting that the company won the Danish offshore wind projects[2] Vesterhav Syd & Nord and Kriegers Flak at record low bids.

“We believe that our proposal represents a very solid all-round proposition to meet the Dutch government’s needs. The country’s strong commitment to renewable energy creates a stable regulatory framework. Along with support in terms of providing the substation and grid connection these are very important parts of Vattenfall’s decision to bid,” said Gunnar Groebler, Head of Vattenfalls Business Area Wind.

“Through close cooperation with our suppliers Vattenfall has made tremendous progress in bringing down costs of offshore wind over the last few years. We will continue to bring costs even further down, which gives us the confidence that we can build and run this windfarm profitably even without subsidies.”

The Netherlands is opening[3] the first phase of the tender for sites I and II in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone on 15 December.

The tender will be based on the procedure without subsidies, but in case that the procedure fails to yield an acceptable bid, a tender including subsidies will be initiated.

References

  1. ^Vattenfall Reveals Dutch Offshore Wind Power Play (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^the Danish offshore wind projects (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^is opening (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:32:00 +0100
Breaking: France Okays Switch to 8MW Siemens Gamesa Turbine on Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22058-breaking-france-okays-switch-to-8mw-siemens-gamesa-turbine-on-saint-brieuc-offshore-wind-farm http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22058-breaking-france-okays-switch-to-8mw-siemens-gamesa-turbine-on-saint-brieuc-offshore-wind-farm
Breaking: France Okays Switch to 8MW Siemens Gamesa Turbine on Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind FarmImages: Adwen Offshore/ Siemens Gamesa (archive)

French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.

Ailes Marine will now incorporate

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Breaking: France Okays Switch to 8MW Siemens Gamesa Turbine on Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind FarmImages: Adwen Offshore/ Siemens Gamesa (archive)

French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot has approved the switch from the Adwen 8MW to the Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbine to be used on the 496MW Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm, Ailes Marines, the developer of the project, said.

Ailes Marine will now incorporate the decision into the project’s documents, the developer said.

Earlier this year, Siemens Gamesa, now the owner of Adwen, announced that it will discontinue the development of Adwen’s AD8 model as it wants to focus its offer on only one 8MW platform – the SG 8.0-167 DD.

Siemens Gamesa also said that it plans to replace the AD8 turbine at three French projects for which the model was selected with the Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine.

The ministry had already approved the switch to the Siemens Gamesa turbines on the other two projects – the Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier and the Eoliennes en Mer Dieppe Le Tréport.

The Bay of Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm will comprise 62 wind turbines mounted on jacket foundations, one offshore substation, as well the associated cables. Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2018 and the wind farm is expected to go online in 2020.

Ailes Marines is a joint venture between Iberdrola, RES and Caisse des Dépôts.

Posted on December 15, 2017 with tags Adwen[1], Adwen AD 8-180[2], Ailes Marines[3], Bay of Saint-Brieuc[4], SG 8.0-167 DD[5], Siemens Gamesa[6], turbine[7].

References

  1. ^Adwen (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Adwen AD 8-180 (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^Ailes Marines (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^Bay of Saint-Brieuc (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^SG 8.0-167 DD (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Siemens Gamesa (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^turbine (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:48:00 +0100
Wpd Receives Initial Approval for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22059-wpd-receives-initial-approval-for-offshore-wind-farm-in-taiwan http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22059-wpd-receives-initial-approval-for-offshore-wind-farm-in-taiwan

Wpd’s offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan’s Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according to Taipei Times.

Wpd Receives Initial Approval for Offshore Wind Farm in TaiwanIllustration; Image source: wpd

The offshore wind farm is planned to have a capacity of 750MW, comprising wind turbines with an output o

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Wpd’s offshore wind farm proposed to be built off the coast of Taiwan’s Yunlin county received an initial approval from Taiwanese Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in November, according to Taipei Times.

Wpd Receives Initial Approval for Offshore Wind Farm in TaiwanIllustration; Image source: wpd

The offshore wind farm is planned to have a capacity of 750MW, comprising wind turbines with an output of 6-10MW.

The Germany-based offshore wind developer has also recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)[1] with CR Classification Society, two Taiwan’s research and development bodies, and representatives from engineering think tanks to assist Taiwan in reaching its aim of increasing domestic financial operators’ willingness to invest in offshore wind farms.

As for the information on wpd’s Taiwanese project moving through the governmental system, Taipei Times[2] reported on this within news about a public hearing held on 12 December at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. There, several experts voiced their opinion about the government’s project selection process and called on Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy to set up clear and legitimate guidelines for the two-stage process, which comes after a project had received the EPA approval.

Posted on December 15, 2017 with tags Taiwan[3], wpd[4].

References

  1. ^signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^Taipei Times (www.taipeitimes.com)
  3. ^Taiwan (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^wpd (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:24:00 +0100
Oceaneering to Survey US Offshore Wind Ground http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22057-oceaneering-to-survey-us-offshore-wind-ground http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22057-oceaneering-to-survey-us-offshore-wind-ground
Oceaneering to Survey US Offshore Wind GroundImage source: US Wind[1]

Oceaneering International has won a contract by US Wind to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical surveys at the Maryland offshore wind project starting in the second half of 2018.

The Maryland offshore wind farm is located on the Maryland Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and comprises 16 OCS Lease Blocks spanning an

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Oceaneering to Survey US Offshore Wind GroundImage source: US Wind[1]

Oceaneering International has won a contract by US Wind to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical surveys at the Maryland offshore wind project starting in the second half of 2018.

The Maryland offshore wind farm is located on the Maryland Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and comprises 16 OCS Lease Blocks spanning an area of around 80,000 acres in 20-30 meters of water depths

The wind farm is expected to produce up to 750MW of power if built to full capacity.

Roderick A. Larson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceaneering, said: “We are delighted to play an active part in US Wind’s large-scale offshore wind power project. We look forward to placing our teams to work locally in Maryland, and applying our extensive offshore marine environment experience and very best technology, which will benefit the environment as well as the local economy and community.”

In May, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) awarded[2] offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to US Wind, corresponding with the company’s request to support a 248MW project planned 12 to 17 miles off the coast of Ocean City. Ultimately, US Wind plans to construct up to 187 turbines at the site.

US Wind stated[3] in its application to PSC that it intends to use Siemens 4MW turbines, but during the evidentiary hearings the company noted that it is also considering 6MW turbines, which will be mounted on jacket foundations.

The Maryland offshore wind farm is expected to be operational in January 2020.

Posted on December 15, 2017 with tags geophysical surveys[4], Maryland offshore wind project[5], Oceaneering International[6], US Wind[7].

References

  1. ^Oceaneering to Survey US Offshore Wind Ground (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^awarded (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^stated (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^geophysical surveys (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Maryland offshore wind project (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^Oceaneering International (www.offshorewind.biz)
  7. ^US Wind (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:18:00 +0100
UK Opens GBP 220 Million Offshore Wind Road to China http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22056-uk-opens-gbp-220-million-offshore-wind-road-to-china http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22056-uk-opens-gbp-220-million-offshore-wind-road-to-china
UK Opens GBP 220 Million Offshore Wind Road to ChinaImage for illustrative purposes only. Source: ORE Catapult[1]

UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, China’s Tus-Wind and TusPark Newcastle have signed a collaboration agreement to work together to advance offshore wind technology co-operation between the two nations.

Under the agreement, the companies will establish a UK-China Technology

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UK Opens GBP 220 Million Offshore Wind Road to ChinaImage for illustrative purposes only. Source: ORE Catapult[1]

UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, China’s Tus-Wind and TusPark Newcastle have signed a collaboration agreement to work together to advance offshore wind technology co-operation between the two nations.

Under the agreement, the companies will establish a UK-China Technology Growth Accelerator to boost UK SME technology innovation and deployment in the Chinese offshore wind market.

The parties will also collaborate on the development of the Tus Offshore Wind Science Park and 500MW demonstrator in Shandong Province, incorporating 10-15% UK content, and create joint applied research projects with high potential companies and leading UK and Chinese academic institutions.

The 10-15% UK technology content in Tus’ 500MW demonstrator project, being delivered in close collaboration with the Dongying City Government, is estimated to be worth around GBP 220 million to UK companies and universities, ORE Catapult said.

“The UK is established as a leader in offshore wind which is helping us lead the world in transitioning to a low carbon economy and in meeting our climate commitments, while we grow the economy and create jobs,” the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark said.

“International research collaboration and clean growth are key to our modern Industrial Strategy and the agreement signed today will help to advance co-operation on offshore technologies with one of our largest global trading partners, unlocking further opportunities for projects across the UK and the rest of the world.”

The collaboration agreement is the first major initiative on the Catapult’s previously announced[2] International ORE Research Platform, funded by Innovate UK, which links UK-based technology developers with Chinese authorities including the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), major Chinese wind farm developers and the Chinese Wind Energy Equipment Association (CWEEA).

Commenting on the agreement, ORE Catapult Chief Executive Andrew Jamieson said: “The UK has a strong track record in innovation to drive cost reduction and operational excellence. This agreement between ORE Catapult and Tus will enable us to bring this world-leading experience to bear on the emerging Chinese market, drive British/Chinese academic collaboration and provide huge export opportunities for innovative UK businesses.”

With targets to generate 20% of its energy from low-carbon sources by 2030, China’s rapidly growing offshore wind market is projected to be among the largest in the world, ORE Catapult said.

“After a dozen years of rapid growth, China today manufactures and installs half of all onshore wind turbines in the world. We are now at the start of such a journey in offshore wind, and there is no better place to learn than from the extensive experience and expertise of UK innovators and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult,” Yingzhuo Du, Senior Vice President of TusEnergy, said.

ORE Catapult and Tus will hold workshops early in 2018 to identify which novel technologies could be most applicable for development for the Chinese offshore wind market.

President Of TusPark UK, Zhuocun Lin, said: “TusPark specialises in technology commercialisation, investment and industrial collaboration, and TusPark Newcastle enables us to tap into the extensive scientific, technological and industrial experience in the UK. With our model of “Two Countries, Twin Parks”, we are looking forward to helping some of the most innovative UK companies to develop business in China.” 

References

  1. ^UK Opens GBP 220 Million Offshore Wind Road to China (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^previously announced (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:23:00 +0100
Netherlands Awaits Zero Subsidy Bids as Offshore Wind Tender Opens http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22055-netherlands-awaits-zero-subsidy-bids-as-offshore-wind-tender-opens http://telmar.conceptualklt.es/index.php/all-category/103-featured-news/22055-netherlands-awaits-zero-subsidy-bids-as-offshore-wind-tender-opens
Netherlands Awaits Zero Subsidy Bids as Offshore Wind Tender OpensImage source: Netherlands Enterprise Agency[1]

The Netherlands is opening the first phase of the tender for sites I and II in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone on Friday, 15 December.

The tender will be based on the procedure without subsidies, but in case that the procedure fails to yield an acceptable bid, a tender including

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Netherlands Awaits Zero Subsidy Bids as Offshore Wind Tender OpensImage source: Netherlands Enterprise Agency[1]

The Netherlands is opening the first phase of the tender for sites I and II in the Hollandse Kust (zuid) offshore wind zone on Friday, 15 December.

The tender will be based on the procedure without subsidies, but in case that the procedure fails to yield an acceptable bid, a tender including subsidies will be initiated.

The deadline for applications is 21 December 2017 at 17:00h local time.

The applicant companies will compete for a concession permit, while the contract is expected to be awarded in the first quarter of 2018.

In October, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs published[2] the Ministerial Order for permitting offshore wind energy for the site.

The Dutch Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State recently approved[3] the Wind Farm Site Decisions (WFSD) for the two sites, despite a number of appellants opposing the project.

The projects planned under the Dutch Government’s current offshore wind program include[4] 2,100MW at the Hollandse Kust zones. Of this, 1,400MW is planned in the Hollandse Kust (zuid): 700MW at sites I and II, and further 700MW at sites III and IV. The subsidy and permit tender for zones III and IV is scheduled for 2018.

An additional 700MW is planned to be tendered in 2019 in the Hollandse Kust (noord) zone.

Posted on December 15, 2017 with tags Hollandse Kust Zuid[5], tender[6].

References

  1. ^Netherlands Awaits Zero Subsidy Bids as Offshore Wind Tender Opens (www.offshorewind.biz)
  2. ^published (www.offshorewind.biz)
  3. ^approved (www.offshorewind.biz)
  4. ^include (www.offshorewind.biz)
  5. ^Hollandse Kust Zuid (www.offshorewind.biz)
  6. ^tender (www.offshorewind.biz)

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steelawaymext@hotmail.com (Amfetamirrra) Offshore wind Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:53:00 +0100