To support the developers and financiers of South Africa's burgeoning wind power industry GL Garrad Hassan opened its first office in the Rainbow Nation, in Cape Town on 1 January 2012. South Africa is ideally suited for renewable energy development, given its abundant wind and solar resources, ample number of suitable sites and modern high voltage electrical infrastructure. The opening of the new office will mean that GL Garrad Hassan can now offer its clients a local point of contact for its global network of experts. Dr Helmut Klug, Regional Manager Central Europe, Middle East and Africa of GL Garrad Hassan commented on this major step in GL Garrad Hassan's ongoing worldwide expansion: "South Africa represents one of the most active regions in Africa for wind and solar developments and is notably the first country in the world where we are involved in as many solar as wind projects." Greg van der Toorn, GL Garrad Hassan Country Representative South Africa, said: "South Africa is making a significant commitment to developing its renewable energy resources over the coming years, investing in the technologies which will power its development reliably and sustainably. We at GL Garrad Hassan are also committed to working toward these goals by supporting our partners in bringing their projects online safely, efficiently and profitably
According to official studies, the theoretical worldwide generation potential of tidal energy has been estimated at over 7,800 TWh/year. Working to support the growth in this emerging sector of the renewable energy industry, tidal energy experts from GL Garrad Hassan are aiding Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the development and deployment of its 1MW prototype tidal turbine by providing technical information and guidance on tidal resources and technologies.
Turkey is one of the key emerging wind markets in Europe. As a response to the high demand in wind farm installation, GL Garrad Hassan is adding more training courses offered throughout Turkey in 2010. With the goal to develop professionals' skills within the industry, Wind Farm Design and Introduction to GH WindFarmer courses will be conducted in Istanbul on 28 and 29 September. A course on "Financing Your Wind Farm" will take place on 14 October.
29. Apr. 2011 | [Group,Renewables] | Hamburg/Germany - GL Garrad Hassan is now registered in the Netherlands as a B.V. (Dutch Limited). The name of the new entity is "GL Garrad Hassan Nederland B.V.". The renewable consultancy has offices in Heerenveen, Leiden and Sint Maarten to accommodate the demand for consulting, design, project management services and training courses for renewable energy projects. The Netherlands has emerged as an evolving market for renewable energies with
GL Garrad Hassan and GL Academy are merging their expertise to offer joint training seminars. With GL Garrad Hassan’s skilled trainers working within the GL Academy infrastructure and through GL Academy’s local branch offices, these combined training programs will be offered worldwide. The development of future seminars for the renewables community will also be supported by GL Academy’s knowledge of training organization and teaching techniques
GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Mr Rajsekhar Budhavarapu as the new Country Manager of GL Garrad Hassan India. Mr Budhavarapu will be based in Bangalore, India and will develop local services and support for designers, manufacturers, developers and investors of renewable energy projects. Budhavarapu has 19 years of experience providing technical, operational and strategic leadership for the renewable energy industry. Before joining GL Garrad Hassan he worked for TERI
Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed a new Business Development Manager in the UK, Ian Finch will be responsible for managing sales and business development activities for the GL Group with a special focus on offshore wind. He will work closely with Christoph Thiel, the newly appointed Head of Business Development and Sales for GL Garrad Hassan and Colin Morgan, who leads the Group's Offshore Wind Practice. "GL Garrad Hassan has set up a dedicated Offshore Wind Practice to serve
Hamburg, Germany – GL Garrad Hassan, part of the GL Group, has been awarded grants by the US Department of Energy (DOE) of $500,000 and $200,000 to fund two studies to identify optimal strategies for the installation, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms and to assess the readiness of US ports to meet the needs of the industry. To meet the renewable energy targets of the next century, offshore wind projects hold great promise with steady, strong winds
GL Garrad Hassan signs MOU with Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute to develop Taiwan's offshore energy strategy. The offshore wind resource around the Taiwanese coast is considered excellent, with more than 6,000MW potential capacity at water depths of less than 50m. Earlier this year the Taiwanese government announced an extensive plan to speed up the deployment of offshore wind farm and promote green energy economics
Mr Dilip Kumar will take up the role of Country Manager for GL Garrad Hassan in India. India is the world's third largest market for wind, with annual installations doubling over the last several years. The reintroduction of a government subsidy wind farms and low coast loans for clean energy production should help to ensure that India's importance continues to grow as a center for the design, development and manufacture of wind turbines.
Special Majlis (traditional meeting place) at Jadaf to serve the maritime community opened by Majid Bin Mohammed. The Majlis constitutes amenities and large meeting spaces including a prayer hall and is situated in a serene location close to Dubai Creek
The GL Garrad Hassan PhD Award has been presented to Iñigo Martínez de Alegría of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, for his thesis “Study on Full Direct Current Offshore Wind Farm.” Dr Andrew Garrad, Non-Executive Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan
GL Garrad Hassan has released Version 4.4 of Bladed, the industry standard integrated software package for the design and certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The release of Version 4.4 represents a significant milestone for Bladed, with many new features
GL Garrad Hassan was technical adviser to Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) on their recent acquisition of a 49% stake in the BorWin1 and BorWin2 German offshore high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) links. The company acted as the sole technical advisor to MC providing due diligence assessment of the
A UK Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) research paper dismisses illusions about wind power as an energy resource. Much opposition to wind power appears to be based on the belief that it is an ineffective technology, inefficient or unreliable
Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship for nearly two years killed a Syrian hostage crew member and wounded another. This is believed to be the first time Somali pirates have killed a hostage because of a delay in ransom. Hassan Abdi, a pirate commander in Haradhere town, a key pirate center
GL Garrad Hassan report examines offshore wind potential in Baltic Sea Region. The Baltic Sea has great offshore wind potential. The development of offshore wind resources will be vital for many of the Baltic nations, as they look to meet their commitments to boost renewable energy
Following Bahrain's 2012 IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event, Mr. Sekimizu received US$50,000, from ASRY towards IMO’s maritime security activities. The cheque from local shipbuilding and repairers ASRY was presented by Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of ASRY
The consulting company's Ragna Schmidt-Haupt leads a drive focused on the area's renewable energy services' sector. Ragna’s extensive experience in the solar industry leaves her well positioned to head-up GL Garrad Hassan’s activities in Singapore and she is already leading
Centrica awards contract to GL Garrad Hassan for design, supply, installation & operation of an offshore meteorological mast system. The contract is for Centrica's Celtic Array project in the Irish Sea. Located 15km north of Anglesey, the system includes a meteorological mast
Bumi Armada Berhad secures syndicated Indian banks term loan facilities of up to US$276.4-million for FPSO 'Armada Sterling'. Malaysia-based international offshore oil and gas services provider, company Bumi Armada Berhad announced today that its jointly controlled entity, Armada D1 Pte
The International Association of Dredging Companies presented its Best Paper Award for a Young Author for the 28th time at the CEDA Dredging Days 12-13 December 2012 in Abu Dhabi, to Mr. Arnaud Verschelde for his paper ‘Erosion Behaviour of a Draghead’.
GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of 'Bladed' software at the recent EWEA Conference in Vienna. GL Garrad Hassan pioneered the development of design tools for wind, wave and tidal energy devices and Bladed is now recognised as the industry standard design tool for wind
Drydocks World & Maritime World today announced the institution of an employee award scheme to recognize performance excellence among its staff. The award which recognizes an employee’s commitment & work ethic in embracing the challenges required in the transformation phase
GL Garrad Hassan has carried out new analysis questioning the perception that the risk profile of wave and tidal projects is primarily driven by technical challenges. The work was launched as part of RenewableUK's Annual marine energy report "Conquering Challenges