DHI group / Newsletter #Aug 2012
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It's fantastic to live in a time where great changes and breakthroughs in development are happening. In this regard, my generation (1960s) has been fortunate to be a part of tremendous technological leaps like personal computers, internet and mobile phones. Currently, at the beginning of the 0s and the 10s we're witnessing yet another great leap: The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Global political goals are very clear and ambitious – and the results are following closely. From 2004 – 2011, the renewable share of global power capacity shot up from a mere 5% to an impressive 30%. This was a direct result of investments which have been increasing yearly by 25 – 75%, with a cumulative increase of 600%. This has effectively beaten all industries, including the arms sector.

So it is happening – it's happening now and it's happening fast.

The better part of renewable energy production is related to water and water environments. Hydropower is by far the largest contributor to renewable power production worldwide. At the same time, wind (especially off shore wind) energy is increasingly gaining ground. Other forms of water-related renewable energy, namely tidal and wave power are still in the early days. However, they possess tremendous potential and the technology is maturing as we speak. For example, in the Pent land Firth in Scotland, the first commercial tidal power concessions have been released. When the tidal energy potential of the Firth is wholly harnessed, it will be able to account for 20% of the total power consumption in the U.K.

With a heritage of global knowledge & experience in water environments, and local presence worldwide, we contribute significantly to the development of the renewable energy sector. Our in-depth understanding of hydropower is contributing to smarter siting, construction design and operation of hydropower dams, off shore wind mill farms and tidal turbines. With our expertise in water environments, we help to drive sustainable production of renewable energy. We take steps to ensure that the massive buildup of off shore wind turbines in Northern Europe does not impact the marine environment and create barriers for the major flight routes of migratory birds. We offer various services to ensure that environmental flows in intensely dammed river system remain as unchanged as possible, thereby preserving the ecosystem.

We are investing in Research & Development (R&D) to pursue the further development of technology. By doing this, we aim to increase the cost- and time-efficiency of the design, planning, construction and Operation & Management (O&M) processes in renewable energy development.

We would like to be the ones you call when things become really difficult. We are using our R&D investments to spearhead the technology leaps that become imperative when venturing further off shore into harsher physical environments and more pristine & sensitive ecosystems.

I invite you to read this newsletter. In it, you will find case stories of successful projects that we have undertaken. This edition also contains news articles about our recent initiatives to drive renewable energy forward.

If you have any queries, please give us a call – I am sure we can help you!

Yours faithfully,

Jørgen Erik Larsen

Head of Marine Department DHI Australia

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Helping Atlantis Tune to the Tides
Providing a comprehensive analysis of tidal energy resource sites
Predicting scour in offshore wind turbines now a breeze
Making offshore wind energy more viable with long-term scour prediction tools
Driving hydropower generation in Indonesia
Predicting river flow for a proposed mini-hydropower site
The yellow watchmen
Monitoring buoys ensure environmental safety during offshore pipe laying
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Aeroecology-ecological services for the aerosphere
Mitigating the impacts of offshore wind turbines on migratory birds
Managing the Impacts of Underwater Sound
Easing project approval and reducing environmental footprints
Numerical Modelling of Moored Vessel Motion
Increasing safety and efficiency of vessel berthing and operations
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International FEFLOW user conference
Berlin, Germany
3-7th Sept 2012
CIR - Chemical Industries Regulations
Barcelona, Spain
5-6th Sept 2012
IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition
Busan, Korea
16-21st Sept 2012
Best Environmental Practices for the Marine Industry
24-25th Sept 2012

Marine Operations Offshore wind Conference
Piccadilly London
25-26th Sept 2012

PIANC Dredging 2012
Sandiego, CA
22-25th Oct 2012
Offshore Renewable Energy Conference
24-25th Oct 2012
Int Conf & Exh on Ballast Water Management
14-16th Nov 2012
5th User Group Meeting in Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
4-5th Dec 2012

Renewable energy world conference
Florida, USA
11-13th Dec 2012

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