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Damage to Subsea Cables a Huge Risk to Offshore Wind Farms

Any young, new industry will have growing pains, and the offshore wind farm industry is no different. Among other issues with offshore wind farms, one of the biggest problems to affect the industry are issues with subsea cables. Failures and issues during installation and maintenance of subsea cables have cost companies millions of dollars and… Read More

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Offshore Wind Energy – The Future of The Energy Industry?

The shift towards sustainable and renewable energy sources has made a real change in the energy industry. As we previously reported on our blog, Europe and Asia lead in wind energy production globally – Denmark itself uses wind power for almost 40% of Danish domestic electricity. The United States continues to grow in the market… Read More

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Tidal and Wave Energy Industry Struggles With Harsh Ocean Environments

Offshore wind and solar energy have been getting all the attention in the quickly growing renewable energy industry, but there’s another player that is beginning to grow strength in the energy market – ocean waves and tidal currents, or “marine energy”. There are vast amounts of energy that are produced within the moving waters of… Read More

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As we embark on 2016, PMI wishes all of our friends in the subsea cable industries a happy and healthy new year

We’re excited for the coming year, and to share the enthusiasm and high expectations among industry leaders for steady growth in 2016. RenewableUK, a trade association for wind and marine energy, predicts a busy year ahead for the wind industry. We couldn’t agree more, with over 50 onshore wind projects, and an additional six offshore… Read More

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Subsea cable hardware will be needed along the US coastline as New York mandates 50% power from renewable sources in 15 years

PMI Industries, Inc.’s location will be extremely beneficial for clients along the east coast in the next few years. As New York is mandating 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, offshore wind and renewable companies will find themselves very busy along the eastern shoreline. One innovative way for these industries to save cost while they… Read More

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Rivers in rural areas are a huge focus for the renewable energy field today

For decades, PMI has been extremely focused on building the best products that withstand the extreme environments of the deep ocean. But as we’ve come to work with Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy companies, we understand our product doesn’t have to be used in the deepest and harshest place on our planet, the sea. Instead,… Read More

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Subsea hardware is a natural fit for river energy exploration

Drawing energy from river currents represents a massive untapped source of electricity development. This is especially true in countries like Canada, where rivers and coastal waters provide an enormous range of development options that can provide growth and economic benefits. Indeed, Canada is emerging as a leader in the global marine renewable energy industry, thanks… Read More

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Netherland’s offshore wind bid: what you need to know

The Dutch Government will soon be inviting offshore wind power companies to bid on building two wind farms off the Dutch coast. Companies bidding the lowest price will be awarded a 30-year permit to build and operate the relevant wind farm. So it’s not a surprise to tell you that everyone will be extremely focused… Read More

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Cost efficiency and simplified solutions are top-of-mind for those in offshore wind

Offshore wind might be a new industry, but they are as just as focused on cost efficiencies and simplified solutions as our clients in oil and gas. Those who support them need to supply and produce reliable products that increase performance and lower costs. Our past customers pushed us to innovate and develop “No Tools… Read More

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Why offshore energy companies need proven subsea cable terminations

When laying and retrieving submarine cables on the seabed, or performing a cable pull from a vessel to an offshore wind platform, it is often necessary to hold a cable end onboard for up to seven days. Cables must be anchored firmly onboard to keep them in place, and this anchoring is normally done by… Read More

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