offshore wind safety guideline News

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • EDPR forms part of steering group recognized for work on offshore aviation guide

    Helicopters and planes play a vital role in the offshore renewables industry, from development and construction, to daily procedures and emergency response. However, until recently our industry didn’t have a point of reference for the proper way to engage with or contract aviation services. A small team of experts, which included EDP Renewables’ QHSSE manager John Yorston, formed an ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • 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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