2017-06-26
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    Availon GmbH
    ... and OHSAS 18001, certified by DNV GL Group for our divisions in Germany - Rheine, Hamburg and Erfurt; and also in Italy – Rome and Spain – Madrid. Vestas is a registered trademark of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, DK. Gamesa is a registered trademark of GAMESA CORPORACION TECNOLOGICA, S.A., ES. GE is a registered trademark of GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, US ...
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    AB-POLYMERCHEMIE GmbH
    ... Wasserbau (BAW) and the SINTEF - Institute (NORSOK). AB-COR ® 950 SW is certified by the Germanischer Lloyd, DNV (GL). The AB-COR 950 SW-Repair system...

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  • Goldwind International and DNV GL sign MOU for optimizing offshore and onshore wind projects 23.06.2017
    ...Goldwind International and DNV GL sign MOU for optimizing offshore and onshore wind projects DNV GL partners with Chinese Goldwind for optimizing offshore and onshore wind projects DNV GL will lend its expertise to Goldwind for the development of a new software portfolio which allows to monitor their wind assets worldwide in real time. Strategic collaboration between DNV GL and Goldwind International to develop a new portfolio asset management platform to support international wind market operations DNV GL, Goldwind, China, offshore, onshore, development DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Goldwind International during the Norway-China Partnership for Low Carbon Energy Transition seminar organized by the Beijing Energy Club. The MoU was signed by Mr Mathias Steck, ‎Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, DNV GL – Energy and Mr Wang Hai, Deputy General Manager, Goldwind International. The signing was also witnessed by the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Søviknes. DNV GL, with its knowledge and global experience in the various fields of turbine engineering, asset management and transmission and distribution, will lend its expertise to Goldwind International to develop a new software portfolio which allows to monitor their wind assets worldwide in real time.   In recent years, the global wind industry has matured, there has been a shift in emphasis on building new capacity to the increased importance of the optimisation of the existing windfarm, with a greater focus also on safety and asset value. The asset management & maintenance software portfolio developed by DNV GL will be adopted by Goldwind International to support the development, installation, monitoring and maintenance services for their international wind projects.  Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, DNV GL – Energy comments, “With Goldwind being one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers in the World, DNV GL is proud to support them in their international expansion, adopting novel technologies to increase asset performance and therefore efficiency of the Renewable Energy generation.” ...
  • DNV GL invites wind industry to Joint Industry Project to optimize wind farm operations 17.06.2017
    ...DNV GL invites wind industry to Joint Industry Project to optimize wind farm operations DNV GL wants to reduce downtime and lower costs of wind farms The company has set up a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to improve performance for wind farms during their life span of 25 years or more. Optimizing operations will further reduce downtime and lower costs DNV GL, JIP, wind farm operations, downtime DNV GL announces its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP), aiming to optimize the performance of wind farms by reducing the downtime and lower the costs of energy during the operational project life span of 25 years or more. Wind farm owners are faced with many challenges to increase availability and performance of wind turbines while driving down the costs. “Modern turbines are meeting the industry performance assumptions of 97% onshore and 94% offshore, but there is room for improvement and even higher performance can be reached by optimised operations driven by a well-managed operations and maintenance strategy,” says Kim Moerk, Executive Vice President Renewables Certification at DNV GL. When every megawatt counts, there is zero tolerance of any unexplained or unplanned underperformance. A strategy and best practices should be defined to achieve these ambitious goals. In collaboration with several wind energy stakeholders like operators, manufacturers and insurance companies, DNV GL will develop a recommended practice which will describe best methods for wind farm operations. Operational configuration and technical management will be addressed to define the optimal operational setup. “We are inviting all interested partners to work with us on capping costs and achieving best balance of capital expenditures and operational expenditures of wind farms,” says Fabio Pollicino, Vice President and Service Line Leader for Project Certification at DNV GL. “Only by joining forces and industry collaboration we can build this recommended practice to define an independent defined baseline for operators. It will provide guidance to enhance the wind farm performance of wind farms worldwide and further grow the wind industry.” During the project, the partners will determine the average way of today's various wind farm operations and identify the strategy to achieve optimum operations for individual wind farms. The planning, implementation and operational phases will be considered together and examined in a detailed manner. The identification of the wind farm operational configuration, plant management and on-site validation are key topics to be elaborated by the partners of this JIP. Companies interested in joining the JIP can contact Fabio Pollicino, Service Line Leader Project Certification (see contact box on top). In additionon, DNV GL has recently started a JIP to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms. ...
  • Report: The energy potential of the North Sea 16.06.2017
    ... Sea DNV GL, energy potential, North Sea, offshore, report The North Sea is to play a crucial role in the energy transition facing North-West Europe... effort to seize these opportunities, both for ourselves and for future generations", says van Hoof. On behalf of WEC Nederland, members DNV GL, ECN...
  • DNV GL to support the development of 3 new offshore wind technical standards in China 06.06.2017
    ...DNV GL to support the development of 3 new offshore wind technical standards in China China wants to develop three new offshore wind technical... standards DNV GL supports the development World Bank selects a consortium of DNV GL, ECIDI and CREEI for drafting Offshore Wind Technical Standards in China DNV GL, China, technical standard, offshore DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is pleased to announce that it is part of the consortium selected by the World Bank to support the development of 3 new standards in offshore wind turbine support structures, offshore substations, offshore wind farm power cables. DNV GL will also be advising the Chinese government on project financing and risk management as part of this project. “Offshore Wind is a very demanding technology. Standards are crucial to minimize the risks to acceptable and bankable levels, and learning from the international experience as this mandate is supporting, is a great approach to accelerate a successful industry,” said Mathias Steck, ‎Executive Vice President for DNV GL’s Energy business in APAC. This project is part of the China Renewable Energy Scale-up Program (CRESP) developed by the Government of China in cooperation with the World Bank, and the Global Environment Facility to support the implementation of a renewable energy policy development and investment program in China. Based on their local & international experience in offshore wind, DNV GL was invited by the China Renewable Energy Engineering Institute (CREEI) and the East China Investigation and Design Institute (ECIDI) to join the tender. ...
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    Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017 launches in Anaheim 23.05.2017
    ..., Energy Advisory - Region Americas, DNV GL; Buzz Miller, President and CEO, Southern Power; and Susan Nickey, Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong. Added...
  • DNV GL starts Joint Industry Project to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms 18.05.2017
    ...DNV GL starts Joint Industry Project to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms Improving industry guidance on optimal... collection and assessment of site conditions DNV GL starts Joint Industry Project to increase the efficiency of collecting site conditions A new...
  • Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation 20.04.2017
    ... determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase. The DNV GL-led joint... possibilities for broader applications. DNV GL, WIN WIN, project, offshore, injection The project consists of four partners: DNV GL, ExxonMobil and ENI Norge – all part of the first phase – and the Norwegian Research Council – a new participant for this second phase. The first phase of the project determined the concept is technically feasible, capable of meeting performance targets, and cost-competitive with conventional water injection solutions. The WIN WIN concept includes a floating wind turbine, which supplies power to a typical water injection process that includes pumping and basic water treatment. The second phase will focus on extensive physical lab testing of the electrical systems at the DNV GL power laboratories in Arnhem, the Netherlands, thereby maturing the technical concept and expanding the system performance. “In this next phase of the project, we’ll use a small scale physical set-up to conduct tests on the systems,” explains project manager Johan Slätte. “We aim to instil confidence in the industry that the system and components in this configuration will perform well over time with a variable power input. While phase one was a desk top study, this phase is a natural step before going into piloting with real prototypes. The second phase of WIN WIN is expected to run over the course of one to two years and will result in an application guideline document for the industry. If all tests are successful, a realistic timeline for a first full scale prototype could be around 2020.”  The next phase of WIN WIN will also help to further develop the economic feasibility of wind and potentially other renewables in complex environments with demanding functional requirements. The concept showcases alternative sources of energy and its reliability for off-grid situations.  “The WIN WIN project has shown great potential for the oil and gas industry to lower costs and increase efficiency, while also reducing its environmental footprint," says project sponsor Johan Sandberg. "Proving that large-scale renewable units can be integrated well into oil and gas systems will also expand the industry's toolbox of technology solutions. It is a win for society with regards to emissions, and for the oil companies who can lower their costs on both equipment and operations.” “We are encouraged by the success of the first phase and look forward to continued collaboration as the project progresses,” said Tom Schuessler, president, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. “Recent advancements in wind technology, particularly in offshore oil and gas applications, are improving the economic feasibility and allowing for wind to contribute to the overall energy mix at a time when demand continues to rise.” “Eni is delighted to be part of the WIN WIN joint industry project to explore a step deeper the potential of a stand-alone wind powered water-injection system,” said Redha Safer, Senior R&D Engineer, Eni Norge. “Such a self-contained system could provide an unrivalled flexibility while still being cost effective compared to conventional solutions. Moreover, its inherent low carbon emissions would clearly meet our company’s targets for a reduced CO2 footprint.” ...
  • DNV GL advises on GBP 210 million investment for three new UK wind farms 12.04.2017
    ...DNV GL advises on GBP 210 million investment for three new UK wind farms DNV GL Gives Technical Due Diligence and Advisory Services for Three UK Wind Farms The energy experts of DNV GL gave their advice on GBP 210 million investment for three new UK wind farms DNV GL advises respected lenders, including Santander, on their GBP 210 million investment in a new 151 MW onshore wind portfolio. DNV GL, certification, Santander, investments, onshore, wind farm, UK, due diligence DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has advised renowned lenders, including Santander, on their GBP 210 million project finance investment for the construction of three new onshore wind farms by Banks Renewables, the first of which is expected to start generating electricity by early 2018. The 151 MW three wind project portfolio, Kype Muir and Middle Muir in Scotland, and Moor House in England, were among 15 projects that had successfully secured Contract for Difference (CfD) during the first round of the UK government auction initiative in 2015. The lenders’ technical due diligence and advisory services provide an independent evaluation of a project's technical risks, particularly those uniquely relevant to the CfD funding and programme – and highlights the realisation impact of those risks – on the safe and profitable construction and future operation of the assets. Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President, for DNV GL’s energy business in NW Europe, Middle East & Africa, commented “We always endeavour to provide our customers with the greatest market investment insight, particularly for new schemes, such as the UK government’s CfD programme. We constantly strive to ensure that investors have the knowledge they need to make sound financial investments, to mitigate against all risks to secure the safe construction and smooth operation of assets.” Construction has begun on the three-project portfolio, with the six-turbine Moor House wind farm expected to become operational in early 2018. Middle Muir, comprising 15 turbines, is scheduled to be operational later in the same year and Kype Muir’s 26 turbines are due to start producing energy in early 2019. For more information about DNV GL’s Project due diligence service, click here. ...
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    14th Hamburg Offshore Wind Conference: Industry Shows Self-Confidence 07.04.2017
    ..., organized by DNV GL and the Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg, was held in Hamburg, the 'Capital of Wind Energy'. Here representatives of a self-confident industry met, discussing tenders, cost reductions, grid expansions and - equally important - policy. offshore, conference, DNV GL, Renewable Energy Cluster Hamburg, Germany, E.ON, Tennet, Siemens, BBH, Becker Büttner Held, panel, Olaf Scholz Those who have followed the development of the offshore wind energy sector over the last few years may have noticed that the mood has changed greatly in the case of industry events. Only three to four years ago, discussions and panel sessions often raised the question if it was actually possible at all to reduce costs as demanded by government and public within the announced time schedule. The plan was to save up to 40 percent costs by 2020 to make offshore wind competitive against other types of renewable power generation. And not all experts were then convinced that such a development would actually be possible. By now things look different though: The industry has clearly drawn a steep learning curve and has presented results in lightning speed. A 40 % cost reduction has already been achieved within the last two years. The prices for offshore wind  are now at almost the same level as onshore wind and photovoltaics. But so far only 15 % of Germany's planned energy transition has actually been achieved, as Hamburg's mayor and patron of the conference, Olaf Scholz, emphasized in his inaugural speech. The strong development of the offshore industry in recent years has been accompanied by a strengthening of self-confidence. The industry has outgrown its children's shoes and emphasizes its role as a job motor and guarantor for economic growth. Whole regions are benefiting today when a new plant is being built, as the example of Cuxhaven shows, where Siemens is currently setting up a production site for offshore wind power plants scheduled to start operation this year. In addition Siemens has built a test field in Denmark on various innovations, including a Gravity Jacket, designed to better spread the weight of the turbine on the foundation. Simplifying workflows by better software networking is another subject being tested, as Bent Christensen, Head of Cost of Energy at Siemens, explained. Fast-growing industry: Siemens' 7 MW model is not sold any more – although not one single turbine was ever installed in a wind farm (Photo: Siemens) But it's not a winners only game with offshore wind as German turbine manufacturer Senvion's example shows. They recently announced that they had to close down their plant in Husum and dismiss 700 workers with harsh consequences for the region not altogether foreseeable. However, it is quite probable that further jobs will be lost in the supply chain. In the meantime, the attitude of politics towards the industry has also changed: wind power has become a driving force behind the energy transition showing tremendous success in short time. Speed can't be kept up though, as grid expansions show. To get the industry in line again, the German government has implemented the EEG 2017, which has introduced a cap for wind industry and the call for tenders. Germany thus joins a number of countries already using tenders in the offshore sector in order to reduce costs, such as Denmark and the Netherlands. The introduction of this system in Germany is not a complete breach with the practice so far, since the government tried to get as smooth a transition as possible. However, a very complex legal system has emerged, the direct approach of which is difficult to predict, as attorney Ursula Prall of Becker, Büttner and Held explained in a lecture during the event. The industry used to look at this system with some concern and now feels constrained by it. In addition to the recent price recordings for offshore wind power in Denmark and the Netherlands, the companies want to build as many projects as possible in the shortest time possible, as a panel discussion at the conference showed. Only a sustained high production can secure long-term jobs and achieve further cost reductions. On the one hand, declared troublemakers for the industry are the Federal Ministry of Economics having introduced said cap. On the other hand, transmission system operators (TSO) are to blame, because they can't keep up with grid extension and integration. TenneT's 'power hub' is a European project to improve grid integration of offshore wind energy (Image: TenneT) "The big vision is missing in the political debate," explained Sven Utermöhlen, responsible for offshore wind at E.ON. The euphoria in the initial phase is followed by the great question of where to go with the energy transition. In the end, it is also not sufficient to only build the ‘electricity autobahn’, as the big transmission lines across the country are called in Germany. Ultimately, the energy transition is and will be affected by the inclusion of different sectors, electromobilty among others. Currently, the speed of expansion of renewable energies in Germany is being adapted to the speed of grid expansion. Instead grid expansion should rather be adjusted to climate protection targets. Otherwise the two-degree goal of the Paris Climate Agreement will be missed, stated Jörg Kuhbier, head of Stiftung Offshore Wind Energy. A strong call to policy not to lay low after the introduction of the EEG 2017, but to continue working on further developing the energy transition – not only in Germany – but united across Europe. ...
  • Euskalforging breaks a world record supplying a 10.000mm and 80t input weight ring for the world’s most powerful and quiet hammer 07.04.2017
    ... Fistuca. All the rings were DNV-GL inspected and approved. Euskalforging, ring, hammer, offshore, monopiles The hammer will be able to drive the largest offshore wind monopiles in the industry. With manufacturing roots dating back to the early 1970s, euskalforging first entered into the field of renewables during the 1980s. The company originally operated with a single manufacturing plant capable of producing seamless rolled rings of up to 1.5 metres and 400 kilograms, before gradually increasing its range to as high as 10.000mm and 80t by 2015. As of 2017 euskalforging operates from three different locations throughout Northern Spain, encompassing 47,000m2 of manufacturing space. The company maintains five efficient ring-rolling machines across its manufacturing sites that enable euskalforging to offer one of the broadest ranges of rolled rings in the world, extending from 400mm to 10.000mm in outer diameter and from 30 kilos to 80t. This project has been possible thanks to the fifth ring rolling machine in the group located at the Sestao plant, a SMS Meer RAW 1.000/1.000 and one of the most powerful and largest machines operating at the moment in the world. Under the terms of the contract, euskalforging has ring rolled, heat treated, machined and delivered five large rolled rings ranging from 6.500mm of outer diameter up to 10.000mm of outer diameter and input weights from 24t up to 80t.  The company also integrates at this plant state of the art heat treatment, counting with 3 gas furnaces. Two of the furnaces have dimensions of 8.000 x 8.000 mm and a loading capacity of up to 50.000kg and one of the furnaces has dimensions of 10.000 x 10.000 and a loading capacity of up to 80.000kg. Quenching tanks are also available to carry out the different types of heat treatments requested by the customers’ specifications. The machining process is also integrated within the same plant avoiding unnecessary and costly transportation of the rings. At the Sestao plant euskalforging has two CNC vertical lathes to turn rings up to 6.500mm of outer diameter, three CNC vertical lathes to turn rings up to 8.000mm of outer diameter, one CNC machining centre to turn and mill rings up to 10.000mm of outer diameter and one CNC vertical lathe to turn rings up to 12.000mm. Additionally the plant counts with a CNC vertical drilling machine to drill rings up to 9.000mm of outer diameter and one gear cutting machine to produce gears up to 8.000mm of outer diameter. All the inspections and controls for this project were also carried out at the Sestao plant as euskalforging counts with one level III UT inspector, eight level II UT inspectors, two level III MT inspectors and five level II MT inspectors plus all the necessary quality control equipment. Another key element for the success of this project is the location of the company by the harbour, alongside the company’s ability to load directly into a barge from its facility. euskalforging has a unique location being the only ring rolling company in Europe capable of exploiting this possibility. ...
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