offshore wind safety guideline News

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • EI and The Crown Estate publish construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication - Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry - to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK. This guideline follows on from the publication Vessel safety guide – Guidance for offshore ...


    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)

  • 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)

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting, an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 19: Live Webinar ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GL Renewables Certification at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012: Preparing to reap the whirlwind: The influence of tropical cyclones on wind turbine design

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in tropical cyclone-affected areas, mainly in the U.S., China, Korea and Japan. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the severe storms that are likely to affect it within its lifetime. Mike Woebbeking, Vice President of GL Renewables ...


  • Frost & Sullivan: Wind Energy Market Set to Boom in Japan as Doubts over Nuclear Power Remains

    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 industry is likely to regain its lost sheen back in 2013 with the extension of federal tax credit in the US ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • G9 successfully convene their first Stakeholder Forum

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), have held their first Stakeholder Forum with key industry stakeholders. Attendees at the Stakeholder Forum in London on 22 October heard from G9 members who presented the organisation’s main aims and objectives and the work to date to improve health and safety performance. They explained ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Sinovel receives GL Renewables Certification statement of compliance for design assessment

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine. The Statement of Compliance confirms that SL 3000/90 meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines,” Edition 2005, which addresses the safety philosophy, quality assurance and ...


  • GL`s Woebbeking named to CENELEC Technical Committee Chairmanship

    Mike Woebbeking, Vice President and Head of Certification Body at GL Renewables Certification, has been appointed to the chairmanship of the CLC/TC 88 Technical Committee of CENELEC (the European Committee for Electrotechnical standardisation). Alongside his new role as the chairman of the CLC/TC 88 Committee, Mr Woebbeking has also taken over the chairmanship of its German mirror committee the ...


  • GL renewables certification appoints new Vice President project management & sales

    GL Renewables Certification appointed Rüdiger Urhahn as Vice President Project Management & Sales, with responsibility for worldwide customer management in the area of certification services, in January 2012. In addition to sales duties, Mr Urhahn has been given the task of overseeing all customer projects relating to wind, solar and marine energy. GL Renewables Certification is one of ...


  • Update to GL Rules for seagoing and naval ships

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery Installations, Electrical Installations, Automation, Structural Rules for Container Ships and Stowage and Lashing of Containers. ...


  • Analysis: High costs keep Japan focus on nuclear

    Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remain closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima. But despite signs that the Fukushima crisis is worsening, Japan's commitment to restarting many of its 50 idled reactors appears ...


    By Associated Press

  • UNEP launches Shanghai Expo Green Report

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today its assessment of Shanghai's efforts to organize an environmentally-friendly Expo 2010 that aims to benefit not only the 70 million expected visitors but also leave a green legacy for the city's over 20 million residents. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, said: 'Since the first Expo in London ...


    By United Nations

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