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Enerpac introduces remote hose disconnector for greener offshore wind installation

Enerpac Remote Hose DisconnectorEnerpac has announced a remote hose disconnector designed to eliminate the release of hydraulic cylinder fluid into the sea during transition piece installation on offshore wind farms. Hydraulic cylinders are a key tool in the installation of the transition piece on the monopile. Up to six fixation cylinders are used to hold the transition piece in position during grouting.

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Rovco secures Innovate UK funding for 3D visualisation project

Rovco3DRovco has secured Innovate UK funding to develop a 3D visualisation system as part of a two-part Artificial Intelligence demonstrator project potentially worth GBP 1 million. Working in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the first phase of the project will see Rovco develop the equipment and software required to produce live 3D data from challenging and extreme subsea environments.

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Halo Energy acquires shrouded wind-turbine technology from Ogin

Halo Energy 5kW TurbineHalo Energy, a maker of small-scale wind turbines for on-site generation, has acquired wind-turbine technology developed by Ogin. Halo Energy plans to incorporate this technology into its small-scale wind platform offering sub-10kW turbines.

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ExxonMobil's wind turbine gear oil receives DNV GL conformity statement

ExxonMobil’s wind turbine gear oil, Mobil SHC Gear 320 WT, has been awarded a Conformity Statement by DNV GL. The wind turbine gear oil was developed in collaboration with global OEMs.

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Bladena tests blade with combined loading

fullscale test with combined loading blaest 2017.jpegAs part of the EUDP RATZ project, Bladena did a full-scale test with combined loading at BLAEST on a 34 metre blade. Also, the structural impact of Bladena’s D-Stiffener was tested.

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Vestas installs V116 prototype in Denmark

Vestas V116Vestas has completed the installation of the first V116-2.0 MW prototype at the Høvsøre test site in Western Jutland, Denmark.

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