SSE Renewables Secures Approval for Arklow Bank Offshore Wind Park’s O&M Facility

The Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 offshore wind project has reached another key milestone with planning permission granted for the development of an operations and maintenance (O&M) facility in Arklow Harbour. Approval was secured by SSE Renewables from Wicklow … Read More

Babcock Acquires Renewable Concepts’ Assets to Augment Wind Support Services

Michael LeClair A subsidiary of Babcock Power Renewables LLC, a Babcock Power Inc. (BPI) company, has entered into a conclusive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Renewable Concepts Inc. (RCI), a provider of maintenance and service solutions … Read More

NREL Updates OpenOA Software for Wind Plant Performance, Layout

Image: Dennis Schroeder, NREL The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released version 2.3 of its Open Operational Assessment (OpenOA) software. This latest release includes an improved operational data quality-control toolkit, hourly energy production calculation and automated date selection for … Read More

GE’s Renewable Energy Digital Solutions Optimize Wind Asset Management

Credit: GE Renewable Energy GE has launched Lifespan, a new digital product portfolio enabling customers to improve renewable asset performance and operations across their fleet. The Lifespan suite of products are fully integrated, technology agnostic, and were designed side-by-side with … Read More

Edison Chouest Signs Service Operations Vessel Deal for Empire Wind Farms

Rendering of the Empire Wind service operations vessel. Credit: Edison Chouest Offshore Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has awarded a long-term service operations vessel charter agreement to U.S. marine transportation provider, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO). … Read More

BladeBUG Tests Show It Halves Turbine Blade Inspection Time

In just 35 minutes, the BladeBUG advanced robot can be deployed to inspect areas of concern on a turbine blade – up to half the time it would take a human rope access technician, according to BladeBUG’s latest findings. It … Read More

Perceptual Robotics Set to Inspect, Analyze Blades for Enel Turbine Fleet

Perceptual Robotics has signed a major contract with Enel Green Power to process future inspections’ blade data from across its entire fleet of wind turbines. Enel will use its Dhalion system, which analyzes wind turbine inspections data and uniquely identifies … Read More

PEAK Wind Takes Over O&M Services for Blue Cloud Wind Farm

PEAK Wind recently secured a five-year asset management agreement, with extension options, providing operations and asset management (O&M) services for the Blue Cloud wind farm, located in northwest Texas. “This agreement reflects PEAK Wind as a trusted and reliable operator … Read More

Port of Thorsminde Selected as O&M Base for Thor Wind Farm

Port of Thorsminde (Photographer: Ole Mortensen) RWE has selected the Port of Thorsminde from which to carry out the operations and maintenance of its Thor Offshore Wind Farm. Both companies have now signed a corresponding letter of intent (LoI) to … Read More

HeliService Provides Helicopter Support for Offshore Wind Operations

Credit: HeliService HeliService International Inc. has been awarded the contract for helicopter crew change operations for Ørsted and Eversource’s joint venture wind projects in the Northeast. The Leonardo AW169 helicopters are powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW210 series engines … Read More