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SeaTwirl granted a European patent for its offshore wind turbine

SeaTwirl receives EU patentSeaTwirl will be granted a patent for its divisible offshore wind turbine by the European Patent Office (EPO). SeaTwirl has already been granted the same patent in Sweden, USA and China.

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TWD introduces monopile sling connector

twd monopile sling connectorTWD introduces a concept for the monopile sling connector. A remote-controlled solution for applying the rigging of monopiles, which can be further designed to specific needs.

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Hand-held ultrasonic inspection device for bolting backed by GE and ORE Catapult

Peter AndrewsGE Renewable Energy and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are backing the development of a new technology which promises to reduce manual working at offshore wind farms. The technology concept, EchoBolt, is the brainchild of Peter Andrews, founder of the Stratford-based microbusiness Energy Integrity Services.

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Vestas to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040

Vestas is expanding its sustainability focus to also address waste generated in the value chain. Vestas has announced its intention to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040. This will be achieved by developing and implementing a new waste-management strategy, introducing a circular economy approach in the different phases of the value chain: design, production, service and end-of-life.

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New open-source model works to improve wind power plant cost estimation and design

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has introduced its Land-based Balance of System Systems Engineering (LandBOSSE) tool. This open-source model will provide researchers, analysts, wind power developers, government agencies, and the public with a flexible tool that can be used to estimate the balance-of-system (BOS) costs associated with onsite wind power plant construction at land-based wind plants.

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NRI launches new screening tool for wind energy developers and military

The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI), in collaboration with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) within the Office of the Governor, Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), and with input from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), launched the Texas Early Notification Tool (TENT).

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