To meet renewable energy generation targets, wind farm installations have expanded even further offshore. As projects move into deeper water, health and safety will come into sharper focus. This represents a challenge for wind farm support vessels (WFSV), which are already pushed beyond both the limits of their design and crew’s capability. Find out more about the issues and considerations involved in tackling safety in the design and operation of wind farm support vessels.
Energy security through the refurbishment of conventional power plants
The world’s economies require an ever-increasing supply of energy for continued growth. Countries that depend on conventional sources of energy urgently need to find more efficient and sustainable means of power generation. While the move to alternative sources of energy could take decades, power producers and governments have much to gain from adopting energy efficiency, also called the “fifth fuel.” Learn more about the benefits and solutions in increasing the efficiency of conventional power plants.
TÜV SÜD’s containment leakage test of the Finnish reactor Olkiluoto 3 in February 2014 broke new ground as the first pressure and leak-tightness test ever conducted on an EPR reactor. The third-generation pressurized water reactor is one of the largest industrial projects ever carried out in Northern Europe. Find out more about the unique parameters of the project and how our experts overcame the challenging conditions.
As wind turbines have been increasing in size over the years, the inherent risk involved in carrying out inspections efficiently and accurately has fuelled the need to find a more efficient solution. That solution is now available —in the form of remotely controlled micro drones equipped with a highly efficient video system. Find out more about how it works.
Solar energy is rapidly emerging as one of the most viable renewable energy sources. A PV plant project typically involves many stakeholders, each with their own challenges, expectations and priorities. It is important to reconcile all stakeholder requirements at each stage of the PV project, starting from its conception, to ensure smooth development of the project. Find out about the challenges and expectations that need to be reconciled and how an integrated solution can help.