Category: Offshore

Wind at forefront of Energy Transition

Wind at forefront of Energy Transition By: CanWEA staff writer Canada needs to start laying the groundwork now if it is to take advantage of its vast, low-cost renewable energy reserves to make the necessary shift to a decarbonized electricity grid, delegates attending CanWEA 2017’s opening plenary session heard. “With abundant resources and improving economics, one could think that the transition to a 100 per cent climate-friendly grid is inevitable. All we have to do is sit back and watch it happen,” Robert Hornung said. “In reality, however, the Energy Transition will not only be determined by resources and...

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Five Pelagian points of view from Singapore SNW 2017

Get real… If all the systems being discussed were actually built, we’d run out of construction capacity pretty quickly. We’ve always been an industry wary of over-committing, but the ‘hypothetical’ cables do seem to have gone up a notch. It’s difficult to know if there’s a solution to this, but we’ll build more efficiently and reduce overall industry costs if we reduce the start-stop nature of some projects. The real economics. We found lots of stakeholders with an opinion on economic viability of cable systems. The Finance panel were pretty clear in their belief that the demand for ongoing build was there and the sector should look ahead with confidence. However, there is a different view when it comes down to considering whether the business cases genuinely stack up against realistic build costs. This is about raising the profile of engineering and route risk within the business case stage. Cost of capacity is one thing, cost of capacity on an appropriately engineered route is another. A warrant from the installer against a price ceiling will not make up for a lack of risk mitigation in the business planning stage. Breaking new ground – and ice. It was great to hear about projects in the far North with Quintllion and Cinia at different stages of development. These guys are testing the waters for specific risks  such as ice scouring and...

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Andy Yuill to chair Bioenergy Insight 2017

October 4, 2017 Natural Power’s Senior Renewable Heat Manager, Andy Yuill, will be chairing this year’s Bioenergy Insight conference and exhibition on 4th and 5th October at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh. The conference will be hosting more than 30 talks from industry experts, discussing the trends that will shape bioenergy plans for 2018, from financing bioenergy projects, and the post-Brexit effect on bioenergy, to seizing opportunities in emerging markets. Andy will introduce session one at 2pm on Wednesday 4th October ‘The Big Picture’, which includes presentations on mapping the supply chain, exploring industrial wood pellet pricing and the...

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UK based MPI Offshore to head up foundations installation at Triton Knoll

03/10/2017 Triton Knoll has today confirmed UK-based MPI Offshore Ltd as preferred supplier for the transportation and installation of its offshore wind turbine foundations and offshore substations. Triton Knoll has today confirmed UK-based MPI Offshore Ltd as preferred supplier for the transportation and installation of its offshore wind turbine foundations and offshore substations. The Stokesley (Teesside) based outfit is one of a string of top UK firms being announced as preferred suppliers to the project, and demonstrating Triton Knoll’s commitment to providing UK value across both the supply chain and in terms of low cost energy for consumers. MPI...

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Cammell Laird shipyard welcomes Defence Secretary saying ‘we can build Type 31s on Mersey’

Cammell Laird has welcomed Sir Michael Fallon Secretary of State for Defence on a visit to the yard. The company said during the visit it intends to design and build a world leading Type 31 Frigate that will meet the Royal Navy’s specification and budget and will market the platform globally and capitalise on major export opportunities to Britain’s international allies around the world. Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said it is ‘ready, willing and able’ to build five new Type 31e frigates for the budgeted £1.25billion for the Royal Navy. Mr Syvret said he discussed the company’s...

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We Are Recruiting

  Are you a talented and enthusiastic mechanical engineer?  If so, Quoceant might have an exciting opportunity for you.   Due to our ongoing success, we are expanding our team and are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and ambitious Mechanical Engineer to work with us to deliver safe, quality, sustainable and innovative design solutions for our clients. Ideally, the successful candidate will have 2-5 years’ relevant experience since graduation, but graduates will also be considered for the post.  The job will predominantly be focused on marine renewables projects but you may also have opportunities to work in other industries...

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Fugro wins highway data collection contract for the state of Alaska

Under this new contract, Fugro will also implement a suite of roadway data applications that will feed into the Department’s existing business systems to foster informed decision-making and support state and federally mandated transportation programmes, such as the Highway Performance Monitoring System. Work on the contract is slated to begin this month. Fugro is currently mobilising one of its Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) data collection vehicles to Anchorage for a Phase-I pilot programme. The ARAN will be used to collect geo-referenced pavement condition data, including pavement profiles, 3D images of the pavement surface and right-of-way (ROW) images. After acceptance of the pilot programme, Phase-II will commence in 2018 and continue through 2021, covering various regions of the state. “We are thrilled to bring Fugro’s roadway mapping capabilities to Alaska,” stated Rada Khadjinova, Fugro’s Alaska General Manager. “While Fugro has extensive experience in highway data collection projects in the Lower 48 and Canada, this will be our first time providing these services in Alaska. We look forward to working with ADOT&PF and helping them meet their stated mission to keep Alaska moving through service and infrastructure.” The ADOT&PF contract award follows several recent highway data collection wins for Fugro in the Americas. The company’s continuous presence in Alaska and decades-long track record performing geospatial, marine survey and geotechnical services in the state contributed to the successful proposal...

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