The expansion of offshore wind energy will benefit not only manufacturers of wind turbines but also ports with new business fields and revenue sources, shipping companies and the maritime supply industry.
Understanding dynamic positioning
Demand for specialised DP vessels, which are required for different environments and purposes, has increased significantly over recent years. UK-based LOC Group, an international marine and engineering consulting firm engaged in shipping and offshore energy, specialises in the assessment of all kinds of DP vessels.
Preparing for a marked wind change in global energy future
Whilst the wind industry has been on a growth path for several decades now, huge strides have been made in the past year to make offshore wind energy more viable as a leading source of power. This is rather than a supplementary one for many economies blessed with access to deep waters and strong winds. While we may still rely heavily on traditional sources of power for most of the world’s energy needs, thanks to significant advances in offshore wind technologies and increased investment in developing supporting infrastructure, wind power is on the rise.
GE Renewable Energy is to invest more than USD 400 million over the next three to five years to fund the engineering, test and supply chain development of the world’s most powerful wind turbine, Haliade-X, which has a 12-MW generator rating.