offshore wind safety News

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Offshore wind accelerator - News update

    Fjellstrand WindServer vessels will help to substantially reduce offshore wind operation and maintenance costs. Fjellstrand, one of the 13 access companies we have been supporting over the last 12 months from our Access Competition has achieved a major and exciting milestone - they have received an order for six vessels.  All six vessels will enter services in 2013 for major ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • G9 publish good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published two good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety, which were presented to the industry at a Stakeholder Forum in London on 2 December. Available to download from the G9 website, www.g9offshorewind.com, the publications Working at height in ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Energy Institute to collaborate with G9 on offshore wind health and safety

    The Energy Institute (EI) and the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association have announced their plans to collaborate on developing a programme of good practice and guidance on health and safety issues in the offshore wind industry. At the Renewables UK Health and Safety Conference in Sheffield, Iwan Tukalo, General Manager, Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind, speaking on behalf of Paul Smith, ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA offshore 2011: safety management in offshore wind farm projects

    A good Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System is of vital importance in offshore wind farm projects. An effective HSE Management System needs a safety policy which governs the full lifecycle of the project and provides the basis for the prevention of accidents and environmental damages. In her presentation at EWEA Offshore 2011 in Amsterdam, Gundula Fischer, GL Garrad Hassan, ...


  • G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association hold Safer by Design workshop on WTG fire risk and emergency escape

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) held a successful Safer by Design workshop last month in Oslo, Norway, on the subject of emergency escape from a turbine nacelle in the event of a fire. The workshop was attended by a range of industry representatives with engineering and HSE backgrounds with presentations given from a number of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New G9 report on marine transfer design issues for the offshore wind sector

    A report resulting from the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9)'s first Safe by Design workshop is now available. The report explores a number of key topics associated with the transfer of personnel from a Crew Transfer Vessel to a transition piece via the traditional push on method (including design of the transfer connector, new designs in access systems and boat landing ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 issue offshore wind good practice in Danish and German

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has translated its good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety in both Danish and German to assist in adoption at non-UK sites. Stephen Rose, Head of Wind Generation, SSE, and G9 Focal Group Leader, says, ‘Denmark and Germany are significant markets in which the offshore wind ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Siemens achieves major step in type certification for 6MW Offshore Wind Turbine

    The Provisional Type Certificate is a milestone towards the final certification of the wind turbine. It attests the conformity of the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes for all safety relevant items with the normative references. Siemens developed the turbine SWT-6.0 especially for the demanding conditions in offshore locations. The first unit was installed in 2011 at the ...


  • Energy Institute to host The Crown Estate offshore wind knowledge portfolio

    In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), The Crown Estate has brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of its strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service. This significant range of publications, developed over the last five years, aims to help mitigate, reduce, and manage risks and costs for ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry Research Report

    Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the development of marine economies with thousands of new jobs. Recently, offshore wind power has been widely viewed as a feasible way to ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan: Offshore wind has come of age

    GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest renewable energy advisory organisation and part of the recently merged DNV GL Group today published a landmark document providing exclusive insight into the last ten years of offshore wind. ‘10 Years: 10 Lessons’ is a series of ten thought-provoking essays from experts with personal experience of a decade of progress. The report celebrates ...


  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

    Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bechtel and Subsea 7 to Pursue Offshore Wind and Transmission Projects

    Bechtel and Subsea 7 announced today that they will work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany. The non-exclusive joint approach provides customers with Bechtel's unmatched experience designing and building some of the world's most complex projects and Subsea 7's global expertise in seabed-to-surface engineering and ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • 2012 Deep Research Report on Europe and China Offshore Wind Power Industry

    Single User License (PDF): 2500USD ; Global License: 4500USD ; Pages: 257 ; Tables and Figures: 77 ; Published date: Jul 19, 2012. Offshore wind is the mean of a reliable, intensive and abundant renewable energy. This relatively new source of electricity generation, which is capable to meet much of the populated coastal areas need for power around the world, has been also stimulating the ...


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