Innovations

Offshore Wind Innovators announces Innovation Award 2020

Offshore Wind Innovators is organising the 4th edition of Innovation Award, an annual competition for the most innovative SME company in offshore wind. Interested parties can apply till 15 February, 2021. The winners of the audience award and the jury award will be announced on March 30, 2021 during TKI Wind op Zee Live event.…

Space@Sea project publishes roadmap for floating islands

In 2017, Space@Sea started a 3-year research into developing a concept of modular floating islands. The project results and the remaining barriers for multi-use floating islands are published in a report. Included also are a roadmap and timeline towards large scale deployment of multi-use islands. The Space@Sea project kicked-off in November 1, 2017. The project…

Finalists Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge 2020 announced

Reefy, Reefsystems and ILVO Flanders are the finalists of the 4th edition of the Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge. The candidates will present their solution for the 2020 challenges ‘The Perfect Biodegradable Reef’ and ‘Efficient Biodiversity Monitoring’ during the finals on Thursday 28 January at DOB Academy in Delft. The annual Offshore Wind Innovation Challenge is…

IHC IQIP & TU Delft work on BLUE piling technology improvements

This summer, IHC IQIP joined forces with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) to start an investigation on the soil-pile interaction of IQIP’s BLUE Piling Technology. In order to make accurate predictions of the drivability of monopiles, the effect of the longer blow duration will be investigated. The BLUE Piling Technology is a new monopile…

Z-Bridge completes sea trials Bring-to-Work system

IJmuiden-based company Z-Bridge has completed the sea trial period for their Bring-To-Work (B2W) system. The system is said to be the first offshore access system suitable for CTV’s or smal DP vessels. For the sea trials, the B2W system was mobilised on the vessel MHO-Esbjerg in Breskens in the first week of October this year.…

KENC launches 2 new automatic boat landing systems

Dutch offshore equipment engineering and fabrication company KENC Engineering revealed two new automatic boat landing systems (ABLS). The systems are certified and compatible with all common CTV’s. The ABLS provides a safe transfer between a CTV and large vessels. It is a robust and compact design that comes fully automated with an easy-to-operate control system…

Marcelo Penna Engineering and Safeway design intelligent SOV design

Spanish engineering company Marcelo Penna Engineering and Safeway, Dutch specialist in the design and manufacture of offshore transfer equipment, have joined forces to design an intelligent future-proof Service Operation Vessel which can stay in a wind farm, even in the roughest sea conditions. The outcome of the collaboration is the DP2 MP625 SOV combined with…

Kick-off Offshore Wind Innovation Centre in Eemshaven

Yesterday the Offshore Wind Innovation Center (OWIC) started in Eemshaven. The center facilitates the development of activities and innovations in the field of offshore wind energy, with a focus on service and maintenance. The OWIC is an information, training and innovation center aimed at companies and knowledge institutions that are engaged in the generation of…