18 01, 2023

Less bird deaths thanks to innovative monitoring technologies

By |January 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|

AI, cameras, radars, data tracking software and risk modelling can help not only to detect damages on blades, but also to reduce bird deaths on the offshore wind farms. While renewable energy brings enormous benefits to the climate, birds deaths resulting from collisions with blades of wind turbines remain a concern among environmentalists. “The rapid [...]

3 01, 2023

Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW prototype wind turbine produces first kWh

By |January 3rd, 2023|DENMARK, OFFSHORE NEWS, OFFSHORE NEWS, OFFSHORE NEWS|

Vestas has finalised installation of the V236-15.0 MW prototype turbine at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. The prototype has successfully produced its first kWh of power and will now undergo an extensive test and verification programme to ensure reliability before full type certification and serial production begins. “This [...]

29 12, 2022

Ørsted assumes full ownership and takes final investment decision on FlagshipONE, the largest green e-methanol project in Europe

By |December 29th, 2022|DENMARK, PROJECTS, TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY|

Ørsted’s Board of Directors has taken final investment decision (FID) on the 50,000 tonnes/year FlagshipONE e-methanol project. FlagshipONE will be Ørsted’s first commercial-scale Power-to-X facility and is an important steppingstone towards Ørsted’s ambition of taking a leading position in renewable hydrogen and green fuels. Reinforcing the commitment to the FID, Ørsted has taken full ownership [...]

23 12, 2022

Detecting blade damage before it harms energy production

By |December 23rd, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

Blades are essential part of wind turbines, which are susceptible to various damages caused by environmental factors such as lightning strike or a simple wear-and-tear process leading to corrosion, cracking, and perforations. Sometimes, the major cause of blade damage is undetected manufacturing defects. Regardless of the source of damage, if left unattended, it worsens with [...]

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