Offshore Wind

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

GNSS

Precise positioning on the high seas

The requirements for the positioning and arrangement of offshore wind turbines are becoming more and more demanding. This applies both to determining positions as precisely as possible at sea and the configuration of all turbines in a wind farm. With the help of redundant Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) reference stations, service providers at wind farm facilities can clearly and repeatedly position and navigate their vessels for installation, relocation and maintenance work.

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O&M

Innovation drives down offshore wind costs

The focus on developing new ways to optimise operations and maintenance (O&M) activities in the offshore wind segment is growing fast. The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, a leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy, sees new ways of reducing these costs coming from all angles.

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