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12 Nov | EU backs offshore wind innovation project to slash materials cost by up to 25%

The European Union is the latest backer of Akselos’ cutting edge technology, with the award of a €1.4 million research grant to the tech pioneer and engineering partner, LICengineering, to optimize the design of offshore wind turbines.

26 Oct | Danish research to strengthen the design of floating wind turbines

With an investment of DKK 15.8 million from the Danish Innovation Fond, researchers from DTU are, in collaboration with leading companies, optimizing the design of the floaters, which makes it possible to place offshore wind turbines on deep waters. 

23 Oct | New research produces toolkit to optimise the design of floating offshore renewable energy devices

Being able to understand and predict the behaviour of offshore floating structures, under typical or extreme environmental loads, is central to being able to assess their viability.

23 Oct | Innovative blade access system could save European offshore wind farms £1bn

Scottish company Span Access Solutions Ltd is developing an innovative way to access offshore wind turbine blades that could save £1.05bn1 across the current European fleet of offshore wind farms.

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15 Oct | Huisman to deliver cutting-edge monopile gripper for Jan De Nul Group

Last week, Huisman, the worldwide provider of step changing technical solutions, was awarded a contract by Jan De Nul Group for the delivery of the most advanced monopile gripper to date.

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12 Oct | EAGLE-ACCESS BV builds its first prototype

EAGLE-ACCESS BV (EA) has developed the EAGLE-ACCESS System for the offshore transfer of personnel and cargo. The first prototype is being readied for production. Sea trials when the prototype will be put into use are planned for September 2019.

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11 Oct | Third generation GICON® SOF undergoes further tank tests

Focus on transport- and installation process

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10 Oct | World-first cable test rig to improve subsea cable performance

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has taken delivery of a bespoke, state-of-the-art cable bend fatigue test rig that will support the development, and improve the performance and reliability, of subsea cables.