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

  • 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)

  • 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 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)

  • OHS injuries and illness in health care, safety in the wind industry and more on EHS This Week

    Check out the most recent podcast of EHS This Week. This week, Kristy Sadler and I discuss top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news, including The relationship between days away from work and OHS injuries and illnesses in the health care sector. The unexpected number one reason for on the job injuries at the Tucson fire department. Safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Workplace deaths up in one outlying state, OSHA launches new wind safety team, and lots more on EHS This Week

    On this week's edition of EHS This Week we've got the week's top stories in environment, health and safety news: Though U.S. workplace fatalities down, one state belies that trend. Find out which. OSHA is fired-up about safety in the wind energy industry. Learn what they've done. A new report builds the economic case for offshore wind power. Remember to write us ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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)

  • Gaia-Wind secures wind turbine order in New York State

    Gaia-Wind recently completed their first sale in the state of New York. The turbine will complement the energy supply to a rural residence and is scheduled for installation in the autumn. The project has received approval for NYSERDA funding and will be implemented by Green in Greene Inc., one of Gaia-Wind’s authorized resellers in the state. Keith Abrams, co-founder of Green in Greene, said “we ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • NAES Corporation Showcases Wind Expertise at 2011 Wind Power Conference

    NAES(SM) Corporation will showcase its wind expertise at the 2011 Wind Power Conference & Exhibition being held May 22-25, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Through a disciplined approach that emphasizes safety, compliance, performance and cost, NAES offers specifically ...


    By Marketwire

  • Research and Markets: Wind Resource Assessment - A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxwzp7/wind_resource_asse) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Wind Resource Assessment. A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project" to their offering. This is a practical, authoritative guide to the ...


  • 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

  • StatoilHydro inaugurates floating wind turbine

    “Today, we’re inaugurating the pilot facility which could help floating wind turbines to make an important contribution in the longer term to meeting the world’s big demand for energy,” says Margareth Øvrum, executive vice president for Technology & New Energy (TNE) in StatoilHydro. Hywind is a good example of the way StatoilHydro’s long experience from the offshore oil and gas business can be ...


  • RMT Recognized for Safety Achievements

      MADISON, Wis., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, is being recognized by ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • Giving safety a lift

    Safety is rightly valued by companies as one of the highest priorities on site. There are many safety precautions that workers must follow in order to comply with regulations and ensure that they and their fellow workmates stay safe at all times. However, there are dangers in every aspect of pipeline construction that cannot be completely eliminated. Traditionally, pipes are loaded and unloaded ...


    By Schoenbeck GmbH & Co. KG

  • RMT Safely Constructs Seven Wind Projects in 2012

    RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, completed the design and construction of 555 megawatts of renewable energy in 2012. A subsidiary company of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC (IEA), RMT specializes in wind and ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • Wind Energy: TÜV Rheinland Receives New Accreditation

    TÜV Rheinland has been accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) as a certification body for type and component certification of wind turbines in accordance with international standard IEC 61400-22. This authorizes the company to conduct conformity assessments of onshore and offshore turbines and their components and to issue certificates accordingly.  “With this ...


    By TÜV Rheinland AG

  • Largest Federal Wind Farm to Be Built by Siemens

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (Siemens) to construct the federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm is expected to save an average of $2.9 million annually over the 20-year contract term. The installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of ...

  • New forecasting machine to boost wind power sector

    Professor Coimbra and Jan P. Kleissl have come up with a weather forecasting machine that they claim it is more effective than the ones that are commonly being used now. Power grid experts believe that the accurate forecast of the machine would encourage companies to use the wind power more judiciously. It could also be instrumental in greatly saving the cost of energy. The machine takes ...

  • E.ON & GE Energy open Wind Farm in Texas

    E.ON and GE Unit (NYSE: GE) GE Energy Financial Services celebrated the opening of the Grandview Wind Farm (Grandview) in the Texas Panhandle, 30 miles east of Amarillo. E.ON and GE Energy Financial Services (GE) jointly own Grandview through a 50/50 ...


    By E.ON Energy

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