Transfer of competence from O&G to Offshore Wind

Last week HVL-Haugesund had a visit to Kværner facilities at Stord, Norway (15.03.19). The purpose of the visit was to collect relevant information from Kværner regarding decommissioning experience from the offshore oil and gas business, and to invite Kværner to collaborate with HVL in the project DecomTools.  The project DecomTools is financed by EU program […]

Makani to Metcentre

Makani LLC today announces a partnership with Shell. Makani will from June 2019 start a test program at Metcentre, Karmøy. Makani is an independent company founded by Alphabet (Google), based in California. They are developing energy kites that use a wing tethered to a ground station to generate electricity at utility-scale. They want energy kites […]

Verdens første flytende vindturbin får forlenget liv

Verdens første flytende vindturbin får forlenget liv

UNITECH Offshore og Equinor har inngått avtale om at UNITECH overtar Hywind Demo flytende vindturbin utenfor Karmøy. Turbinen vil få nytt navn og vil benyttes for infrastruktur til forskningsprosjekter, utvikling av ny teknologi og innen opplæring og trening.  «Når UNITECH Offshore overtar eierskap og drift av turbinen, er det med stolthet og forventninger. Pionerarbeidet som […]

Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster tatt opp i Innovasjon Norges Arena program

Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster tatt opp i Innovasjon Norges Arena program

Næringsminister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen kunngjorde i dag at Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster er tatt opp i Innovasjon Norges Arena program. Klyngen har en ambisjon om å bli en global totalleverandør innenfor flytende offshore vindparker. Offshore vind går mot større dyp og flytende løsninger. Her har norske leverandører en overførbar kompetanse som kan benyttes til å […]

Head Energy Secures Frame Agreements with Vattenfall

Head Energy Secures Frame Agreements with Vattenfall

Head Energy has been awarded two important offshore wind agreements with Vattenfall. The agreements add to an already strong portfolio of offshore wind contracts for Head Energy. The agreements have been signed with (I) Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH, and relates to delivery of Client Representation and Quality Surveillance for Vattenfall during Pre-assembly & Load Out, […]

Olav Olsen and Seawind tie up for two-bladed offshore turbines

Olav Olsen and Seawind tie up for two-bladed offshore turbines

Norwegian offshore engineering outfit Dr Techn Olav Olsen and Dutch two-bladed wind turbine designer Seawind have forged a strategic partnership with a view to deploying an innovative 6.2MW model mated to a concrete gravity-base (CGB) foundation next year off the west coast of Norway. The flagship would be installed in some 38 metres of water […]

Europe added 1.5GW of offshore wind in 2016; record €18 billion invested

Europe added 1.5GW of offshore wind in 2016; record €18 billion invested

The industry announced a record €18.2 billion of investments in new wind farms to be built in the coming years. This represents a further 4.9 GW of new capacity across five countries, half of it in the UK. Giles Dickson, Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, said: “It’s good to see the high level of investments […]