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Status overview Report: Decom offshore wind farms, recycling, reusing and selling of components/materials

12 January 2021

A new status overview report from the Interreg North Sea project Decom Tools highlights the aspect of decommissioning of the components and materials of offshore wind farms.

Most wind turbines ar…

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Decommission Decision Support System

18 December 2020

In this version, the user can select one of the 6 available wind turbine removal and one of the 4 available foundation removal scenarios.  It includes a list of currently utilised jack-up vessels in …

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Requirements and technology for Offshore Decommissioning Logistics

16 December 2020

A report “Pre-Decommissioning Marine Operations of Offshore Wind Parks" has been issued. The conclusion of the study is that in the Pre-decommissioning phase, preparatory activities can be undertaken …

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Energy transition: where is long-term thinking in offshore wind energy?

22 September 2020

Offshore wind energy with a focus on the North Sea region and its dominant countries is developing to the disadvantage of Germany. In addition, Asia is gaining considerable market share in this area. …

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Bending Wind Turbine Blades Circular

11 September 2020

Wind turbine blade waste is becoming an increasing problem as the first generation of turbines is now being decommissioned and the blades are ending up mainly in landfill, incineration and the cement …

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Report on Norwegian companies: “Methods from decommissioning of oil and gas are applicable in offshore wind”

03 July 2020

DeepOcean, Reach Subsea, Kvaerner, and AF Decom. Many Norwegian companies have years of experience in offshore decommissioning, and the field of business has for many years been employing specialists …

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Stakeholder Report: “A vital interest in decommissioning”

23 June 2020

“A vital interest in decommissioning”

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Chemistry to reincarnate old turbine blades

27 May 2020

The Dutch recycling company Virol is using chemistry in the scrapping of test samples of blades from LM Wind Power. The target is to find a new chemical recycling processes to better the footprint for…

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Belgium puts offshore wind turbine decommissioning high on the agenda of stakeholders

23 December 2019

The expected lifetime of offshore wind turbines is about 20-25 years. This in turn means that the Belgian offshore wind sector - one of Europe's leading energy sectors - will also be part of the pione…

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Market analysis: Decommissioning offshore wind is an overall opportunity

20 December 2019

“Europe will set the agenda worldwide for decommissioning of offshore wind”. A new market analysis from the Interreg North Sea project DecomTools highlights the potential of the afterlife of offshor…

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