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News & in-depth analysis of offshore wind farm and turbine operations & maintenance, including turbine & blade failure, access, monitoring & control systems, health & safety & wind monitoring.
The UK transmission system operator (TSO) is investigating a large power outage in the UK, following the disconnection of a gas-fired power station and Ørsted's under-construction 1.2GW Hornsea One offshore wind farm.
'Repeat-offender' suppliers and contractors are driving up premiums on offshore wind projects, according to an underwriter at a leading renewable energy insurance firm.
GE will target China and surrounding markets by setting up a new factory in Guangdong province, where it will manufacture its 12MW Haliade-X turbine.
The number of incidents capable of causing death or a life-changing injury fell by 13% in 2018, according to the offshore wind industry's health and safety watchdog.
Should repair and replacement of major components on floating turbines be carried out at the project location, or in the still waters of port after tugging the unit home?
As turbines grow taller and blades get longer, keeping them in working order throws up new challenges. We look at the trends in the service sector and pick out some innovative new solutions.
A new research project has been launched in the UK to develop the world's first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms.
GERMANY/UK: Offshore wind generation is rising as capacity grows, but how did individual sites perform during 2017? Windpower Monthly looks at key German and UK offshore projects.
UK: Technicians for offshore services supplier CWind, now part of Global Marine Systems, prepare to service one of the MHI Vestas 3.0MW turbines at E.on's Humber Gateway project off eastern England
UK: Lessons from the London Olympics, a focus on occupational health and full engagement with contractors helped RWE to build its Gwynt y Mor project with an exemplary safety record. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health's Marcus Boocock reports on a site visit.
WORLDWIDE: Operations and maintenance activity is now extending into deeper waters, further from shore, as OEM warranties for several large projects approach their expiry dates.
WORLDWIDE: Many vital components of wind farms are hidden below the sea surface and are subject to significant wear and tear. This is often ignored, despite the fact that the sub-surface section is at least as important as any other part of the structure