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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2013’

  • Norway: Sesam Brings Together DNV and Fedem Technology

    Two forces in the software industry, Fedem Technology and DNV Software, have joined forces to produce a new module for coupled analysis in Sesam Wind. The module for coupled analysis is an integration of FEDEM Windpower and Sesam. Fedem Technology, which has been developing software …

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  • Dette blir verdens første havvindturbin for åpen forskning

      Vindkraft: På en 30 meter dyp flyter kommer en 30 meter høy mast, og vindturbinen. Flere norske universiteter og forskningsinstitutter samarbeider. Også internasjonale miljøer viser interesse. ILLUSTRASJON: Sintef/Bjarne Stenberg En gruppe norske universiteter og forskningsinstitutter starter nå detaljprosjekteringen av to unike forskningsinstallasjoner utenfor kysten. …

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  • UK: PUC Approves Statoil’s Contract with Utility Companies

    Norwegian energy giant Statoil has reached a milestone with their wind energy project offshore Maine’s Boothbay Harbor, writes the Associated Press. Specifically, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved Statoil’s contract with utility companies after the company reduced costs of its Hywind Maine project. When completed, …

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  • Japan: Mitsubishi Eyes 10 Pct of Offshore Wind Market

    Mitsubishi is planning to take a 10 % of the world’s offshore wind market by 2017, according to Bloomberg. Even though Siemens and Vestas are holding 80 % share in this market, Mitsubishi is planning to take its piece of the renewable pie by developing …

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  • Maine boost for Statoil floater plan

    By Richard A.Kessler in Fort Worth Published: Monday, January 28 2013 Maine regulators have approved a proposal by Statoil’s North American subsidiary for a pilot 12MW, four-turbine project that will demonstrate an “optimised” version of its spar-type Hywind floating technology. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted …

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  • MHI tests SeaAngel drive-train

    Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has started testing of the pioneering drive-train and generator concept that will power its 7MW SeaAngel offshore wind turbine. Being trialled at its Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works, the system – a computer-controlled hydraulic valve-based design developed by UK outfit …

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  • Frost & Sullivan: Wind Energy Market Set to Boom in Japan

    The wind energy industry, one of the key growth engines amongst renewable energy technologies slipped into a slowdown in 2012 plagued by Europe’s and other developed countries’ economic woes, its first since witnessing double digit growth rate y-o-y since 2009. Amidst this, the wind energy …

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  • Test for Tidal Power Generation Underway in Kanmon Straits, Southern Japan

    The city of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka Prefecture has been conducting a trial of tidal power generation since March 2012 in the Kanmon Straits, which have one of the fastest tidal currents in Japan (speeds up to 4.8 meters per second). Tidal current power generation works …

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  • Japan to Commence Wind Farm Construction Offshore Fukushima

    Japan is planning to begin the construction of the world’s largest wind farm in July, placing it 16 kilometers off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, reports RT news portal. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, Japan turned off all …

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  • Statoil Reduces Power Cost of Its Hywind Maine Project, USA

    Statoil North America has revised its proposal for the Hywind Maine offshore wind project by reducing the cost of energy to ratepayers, which was an obstacle for the company to get an approval for the project from the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Energy cost …

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