A milestone in offshore wind
On behalf of Ørsted, the first of 20 offshore wind turbine foundations using suction bucket technology (SBJ) has successfully been installed in the German sector of the North Sea. “We are happy to finally see the first installation in place. Now we want to make sure that the installation phase is executed in the best possible way,” said Peter Buhl, SBJ foundation project manager at Ørsted.
World's geotechnicians hand in hand in Seoul
This week, the world's geotechnical experts are gathered in Seoul, Korea. NGI is an active contributor to the 19th ICSMGE "International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering". NGI participates in several of ISSMGE's Technical Committees. On Wednesday 20th September, NGI hosts a workshop in Offshore Geotechnics on the theme "Foundation Design of Offshore Wind Structures".
New Managing Director at NGI Perth
After two successful years, current MD of NGI Perth, Andrew Deeks, is stepping down and relocating to Europe. Co-founder of the Perth office, Noel Boylan, has been appointed as new MD on April 3rd 2017.
NGI in collaboration with FRAMO contracted to install wind turbine foundations for DONG Energy
NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) and DONG Energy Wind Power recently signed a contract for installation of 20 offshore wind turbine bucket foundations, called Suction Bucket Jackets. The turbines will be placed at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 in the German sector of the North Sea. Subcontractor to NGI will be the Norwegian firm FRAMO.
New research collaboration to reduce offshore wind costs
NGI will chair the REDWIN Project - a new research collaboration for more economical offshore wind energy. The production of renewable energy increases year by year in Europe, and the development of offshore wind is crucial for a future without fossil fuels. However, overall costs need to be reduced in order to make offshore wind competitive.