Whiskerstay's Director, Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee, discusses subsea cable fatigue in the January edition of Subsea UK News.
Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is set to begin the development of a new floating offshore wind turbine system, with an aim to lower the cost of energy by JPY 20/kWh (approx. EUR 0.16/kWh) after 2030.
During the project, NEDO will conduct multiple activities aimed at reducing the cost of the system, such as conceptual design of a new integrated wind turbine-tower-floater light-weight structure, adoption of two-blade turbine, studies on load mitigation in typhoon, wave tank model tests, and the evaluation of safety, reliability and feasibility of the system.
Given that Japan has few shallow water coastlines and the seabed topography includes many steep areas, the country sees its offshore wind future in utilising floating wind technology. In order to achieve this and to accelerate the development of offshore wind power, advanced research and development is required to further lower the cost of floating wind power and reach a point where it can compete with the power generation cost of the bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines.
Read the full article HERE at OffshorewindBiz
An unexploded ordanace, belive to be a World War II mine, has been found floating in the sea near the Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm in the North Sea off Germany.
Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said the mine was found Tuesday morning by a security vessel and it has since been taken under tow by the multi-purpose ship Mellum. It will be towed to shore and then detonated safely on a sandbank - due to inclemetn weather conditions it was not possible to detonate the UXO at sea.
The Gode Wind 2 offshore wind farm consists of 42 wind turbines which generate 252MW.