Bolted structures, with their complex shapes and use of dissimilar metals, makes them subject to oxidization and corrosion. Oxifree TM198 is a sprayable polymeric resin coating for the protection of metallic components. It contains organic corrosion inhibitors, is reusable, and provides protection against all corrosive contaminants.

Corrosion-prevention specialist, Oxifree Global, plans expansion in offshore wind industry

Oxifree Global has secured funding from renowned UK venture capital firm Octopus Investments enabling it to invest in expanding its offering within the offshore wind industry. This will also provide the Frimley headquartered business with the ability to roll out additional resources to support its global distribution and end user base. The business will supplement

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. recently began a comprehensive geotechnical investigation of the soils under Lake Erie where they plan to install six foundations for the Icebreaker offshore wind project.

LEEDCo takes next step for Icebreaker offshore wind project

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) recently began a comprehensive geotechnical investigation of the soils under Lake Erie where they plan to install six Mono Bucket foundations for the Icebreaker offshore wind project. LEEDCo will test the soil and collect samples at each of the six locations, the same type of tests that are

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EDF Renewable Energy acquires wind developer OwnEnergy

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced that it has closed the acquisition of OwnEnergy – a national developer of mid-sized wind projects. The transaction encompasses 100% of OwnEnergy’s assets, including its pipeline of future wind projects. Since its founding in 2007, OwnEnergy has demonstrated its acumen to build partnerships with individuals, companies, and communities with

The engineering journey to the moon was successful because of a solid plan. 50% renewables by 2030 also requires a solid plan and politicians with a clear goal.

NextGen Climate calls for 50% clean energy by 2030

NextGen Climate recently released new digital and print ads calling on elected officials to listen to Ohioans and lay out a plan to power America with more than 50% clean energy by 2030. The ads will run throughout Americans for Prosperity’s national summit in Columbus to educate summit attendees, including five presidential hopefuls and two

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Fugro’s new GeoWind detection system spots unexploded surprises in marine environments

Fugro has undertaken successful trials of its new GeoWing, a system designed to detect low-ferrous content unexploded ordnance (UXO — bombs) in challenging marine environments. The new system is especially beneficial for sub-sea construction projects, such as wind farms and cable route developments, particularly in magnetically ‘noisy’ marine environments and areas affected by strong tidal

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Nordex turbines selected for 50-MW Pakistan project

Nordex SE has obtained another order in Pakistan. The manufacturer is supplying 20 N100/2500 turbines with a total capacity of 50 megawatts (MW) for the Gul Ahmed wind farm. The owner of this project is a new customer, Gul Ahmed Wind Power Limited, a subsidiary of Gul Ahmed Energy Limited. The wind farm is situated

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DONG Energy acquires project rights to one of the largest global offshore wind developments

DONG Energy has acquired the Hornsea zone, and the project rights to Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of three gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity. This follows DONG Energy’s acquisition of Hornsea Project One, a 1,200-MW offshore wind project in the Round 3 (announced in February 2015). The Hornsea zone projects form one of the

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First U.S.-Mexico cross-border wind farm officially opened

The first U.S.-Mexico cross-border wind farm was recently inaugurated in Tecate, Baja California. Constructed on approximately 5,300 hectares (13,100 acres) of leased land near the city of Tecate, the project consisted of designing, building, and operating a wind farm with 47 wind turbines, each with a nominal capacity of 3.3. MW, as well as the construction

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What are some logistics considerations for U.S. wind projects?

Ask most people about the U.S. offshore wind industry and they think of the recently-launched Block Island project and eastern ports in New York City, Norfolk, and Charleston. But those aren’t the only U.S. projects making progress. For instance, there is a wind project in Lake Erie, and ports along the Great Lakes are participating

Siemens D3 wind turbines for down under: The Hornsdale wind project, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will consist of 32 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines.
The Hornsdale wind project, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will consist of 32 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines.

Siemens wins 100-MW onshore wind order in Australia

Siemens and Neoen Australia have signed a contract for the Hornsdale Wind Farm project located in the state of South Australia. Consisting of 32 Siemens direct drive wind turbines, this project will provide clean energy for more than 70,000 households. The agreement includes also a long-term service contract. Neoen Australia is investing 250 million Australian