Category: Health and Safety

Nordex awarded 25-MW project in Northern Ireland

19.10.2017, Press release Nordex awarded 25-MW project in Northern Ireland 10 turbines to be delivered to new customer Hamburg, 19 October 2017. The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for supply of turbines for the “Castlecraig” wind farm by a new customer NTR plc. The project comprises ten N100 turbines (six from the Gamma series and four from the Delta series) reaching a 125m tip height. These turbines are specially designed for strong wind conditions of the type prevailing at the site. Also included is a 20-year premium service contract.   The turbines are to be commissioned at the site in County Tyrone in summer 2018. Nordex has already gained considerable experience in this region, being one of the leading suppliers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland having already installed total wind power capacity of 750 MW there.   NTR is a Dublin, Ireland based investor and asset owner in sustainable infrastructure that has, through its associated companies and funds, invested in circa 1.9GW of wind investments to date. It wants to widen its onshore wind portfolio by 250 – 300 MW in the next investment period.  NTR had previously acquired the, under construction, Coollegrean Wind Farm in the Republic of Ireland, which features seven Nordex N90/2500 turbines.   About the Nordex GroupThe Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 21 GW in over...

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Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates

Merseyside-based shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird is today announcing a new partnership with BAE Systems to position the companies to build five Type 31e Frigates. The Teaming Agreement has been formed in response to the UK Ministry of Defence Request for Information and will now be part of a competitive tender process. The agreement will see Cammell Laird act as the Prime Contractor to build the Type 31e Frigates with BAE Systems providing warship design, engineering capability and combat systems expertise. Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said the company, which is the UK’s largest and most...

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Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum, Hamburg

October 17, 2017 Natural Power’s Market Analysis Manager, Jeff Bryan, will be speaking at the Wind Farm Data Management and Analysis Forum in Germany this week. His presentation ‘Using data to improve O&M efficiency and drive down the LCOE’ will take place on 18th October at 09.25 hours in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg. Natural Power’s advisory and analytics team, comprising performance analytics, market analysis and due diligence provides in-depth analysis and insight to key renewable energy and infrastructure markets. The team employs a combination of bespoke in-house tools, industry standard models and desktop research to uncover the issues...

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Nordex Group launches 140 meter-rotor for AW3000 platform

13.10.2017, Press release Nordex Group launches 140 meter-rotor for AW3000 platform Hamburg, 13 October 2017. The Nordex Group has launched a new 140-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine platform that delivers lower cost of energy for lighter-wind sites. The AW140/3000 boasts one of the highest capacity factors in its class and is the latest addition to the proven AW3000 platform.   The design of the AW140/3000 is optimized for specific low-wind conditions which make the turbine a perfect fit for certain markets like India, but it will also be an ideal option in various geographies.   The...

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BMT Secures Further R&D Funding for Hazardous Scene Responders

12-Oct-2017 BMT has secured funding through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), to build a prototype Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which will allow a team of responders to remotely assess a scene for potentially hazardous materials and predict the likely impact.  The system will be able to autonomously gather up-to-date information of the terrain, structures, weather and hazardous gases and then present the user with a 2D and 3D map of the area of interest in a matter of minutes in a familiar form. Antony Waldock, Principal System Analyst at BMT explains: “Responders to potentially hazardous scenes are required...

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RCG expands, opening Scotland office at inovo

Glasgow, Scotland – Wednesday October 11, 2017 – The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) announced today that it had signed a lease agreement with Scottish Enterprise to establish an office at the prestigious inovo building in Glasgow. “The move is reflective of RCG’s continued organic growth, the firm’s successful business model, and our commitment to be closer to RCG’s numerous clients in Scotland” said Sebastian Chivers, Chief Executive Officer, RCG. “This is a really exciting time for the business and we are delighted to add Glasgow to our list of global strategic offices.” RCG worked closely with Scottish Development International,...

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Creating an unparalleled O&M service provider

October 9, 2017 Four well-known renewable firms have joined forces to create an unparalleled operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for offshore wind farm operations. The Fred. Olsen related companies – led by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and with Global Wind Service, Natural Power and ZephIR Lidar – have come together to offer the full range of their specialist services through a single point of contact. The scope will include inspections, major component exchange, integrated service campaigns, blade repair, high voltage management, life extension, decommissioning and repowering. This alliance means clients can source the complete range of O&M services through...

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