Van Oord opts for DEMCON

Global | 2021-02-15

Van Oord opts for DEMCON

DEMCON unmanned systems and Van Oord have signed a contract for another DEMCON unmanned systems USV vessel.

With this piece of equipment, Van Oord will expand their unmanned fleet with a second DUS V2500 type USV platform for hydrographic surveying applications.

Their first vessel, named VO:X Metiri, is increasingly being deployed after last year’s integration. As a result, additional capacity is required to keep up with Dutch and international project demand, DEMCON said.

The new USV platform will be suitable for all inland water applications as well as near and shallow offshore areas, and also from operations in drinking water basins to coastal areas.

According to DEMCON, key features are the high maneuverability (autopilot/DP control), robustness and environmentally friendliness.

“We have been working closely with Van Oord since 2018, developing small unmanned vessels, autonomous technology and workflow automation. The fleet expansion shows Van Oord’s innovation drive and commitment to safe, remote, sustainable and digital operations,” said the company. Delivery is scheduled for early Q3.

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Global | 2020-12-09

Five fundamental building blocks to grow the global offshore wind market

A new report released by the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) highlights the five fundamental building blocks to expand the global offshore wind energy market. The blocks highlighted in the The Power of Our Ocean include:  stable policies, pipeline visibility, resourced institutions, a supportive and engaged public, and a competitive environment.  The report states that up ...

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GWO, RenewableUK Team Up to Fast-Track Oil & Gas Workers’ Switch to Offshore Wind

Global | 2020-12-03

GWO, RenewableUK Team Up to Fast-Track Oil & Gas Workers’ Switch to Offshore Wind

Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and RenewableUK are launching a new programme to support the transition of skilled workers from sectors such as oil & gas into renewables. In April 2021, the two organisations will launch GWO Safety Training Access Programme, which will allow workers from other sectors to fast-track onto GWO’s refresher courses if they ...

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Bigger Picture: Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen Backbone of EU’s 2050 Goal

Global | 2020-11-24

Bigger Picture: Offshore Wind, Green Hydrogen Backbone of EU’s 2050 Goal

European Union’s Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy, published on 19 November and targeting as much as 300 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2050, also outlines the goal of supporting green hydrogen production. In anticipation of the launch of the new Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, it is ever so evident that EU’s (offshore) wind and hydrogen are to ...

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What happens when wind turbines get old?

Global | 2020-11-23

What happens when wind turbines get old?

WindEurope’s End-of-Life Issues and Strategies Seminar (EoLIS 2020) explored what happens when wind turbines reach the end of their operational life. Industry experts discussed the latest trends and developments in repowering, lifetime extension, decommissioning and recycling. WindEurope presented a new Industry Guidance Document for the dismantling and decommissioning of onshore turbines. 34,000 wind turbines in ...

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Industry ready to deliver on EU’s plan for 25-fold increase in offshore wind

Global | 2020-11-20

Industry ready to deliver on EU’s plan for 25-fold increase in offshore wind

WindEurope welcomes the Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy presented by the European Commission today. The Strategy foresees 300 GW of offshore wind in the EU by 2050. Offshore wind is set to be the number one source of electricity Europe consumes by around 2040. The European wind industry is ready to deliver this. But beefing up ...

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In a World’s First, Spider-like Robot Deployed on Offshore Wind Turbine

Global | 2020-11-05

In a World’s First, Spider-like Robot Deployed on Offshore Wind Turbine

In what has been described as a “world’s first” a spider-like robot recently achieved its first blade walk an offshore wind turbine in the UK, opening door to significant offshore inspection cost cuts. Developed by BladeBUG, with support of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the six-legged inspect-and-repair robot last month repeatedly scaled blades at ...

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Offshore Wind Turbine Market Research Report

Global | 2020-11-05

Offshore Wind Turbine Market Research Report

The global offshore wind turbine market is predicted to grow, in value, from $24,683.3 million to $68,869.3 million from 2019 to 2026. The main factor propelling the surge of the market is the rising implementation of various initiatives aimed at promoting the production of clean energy by the governments of many countries around the world. ...

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Global pipeline of offshore wind projects soars by nearly 50% this year

Global | 2020-11-03

Global pipeline of offshore wind projects soars by nearly 50% this year

New research published this week by RenewableUK shows that the total pipeline of global offshore wind projects has grown by 47% since January – despite the pandemic – making the sector the fastest growing one across all energy segments. The Offshore Wind Project Intelligence report published by the not for profit renewable energy trade association ...

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