analytics wind energy

Analytics: Measurement Means Everything to the Future of Offshore Wind

Server farms are increasingly crucial to the success of wind farms — offshore and otherwise. Data scientists armed with cloud-hosted analytics applications and tower-based telemetry can track every minute in the life of a wind turbine. This is especially crucial in the rugged offshore environment, where storms, corrosion, sea life and everyday wear and tear… Read More

Categories : Offshore Wind
marine biogeography

How Marine Biogeography Helps the Quest for Renewable Energy

If you follow the evolution of marine energy like we do, you’re bound to see references to marine biogeography. We’ve come to see why marine biogeography will play a crucial role in the development of offshore wind and other marine-energy sources. The basics on marine biogeography What is marine biogeography, and why does it matter… Read More

Categories : Uncategorized
Synthetic Cable Terminations

Why Synthetic Cable Terminations Are Unique

Synthetic cable is stronger than steel on a strength-to-weight basis, which makes it an attractive option in marine environments. The key challenge of synthetic cable is what you do about the attachment points, or terminations. Terminations can cut the tensile strength of synthetic cable by more than 50 percent, potentially defeating the purpose of going… Read More

Categories : Subsea Hardware
subsea expo

PMI Attends Subsea Expo 2017

The rebound in crude oil prices brought a measure of optimism to Subsea Expo 17 in Aberdeen, Scotland. With WTI crude trading in the low $50s per barrel — up from the low $30s a year ago — folks at the trade show and conference seemed hopeful that the worst is over in the oil… Read More

ISO 9001: 2015

PMI Industries, Inc. Receives ISO 9001: 2015 with Design Certification

  PMI Industries, Inc. is proud to announce that as of January 16, 2017, it has been ISO 9001: 2015 with Design certified with regard to the design, manufacture and distribution of offshore, subsea cable hardware assemblies and testing services. PMI is delighted to serve our customers even better through the well-defined and documented processes… Read More

Categories : PMI Company News
Synthetic Cables

Why Should You Consider Synthetic Cables for Your Marine Energy Project

Steel cables have unmatched strength and stability, which is why they’re so common in dry-land uses like elevators, construction cranes, and suspension bridges. But steel cables have troubles in marine environments: they rust, they sink, and they’re just hard to handle easily. Synthetic cables are showing up these days in a lot of marine engineering… Read More

US offshore wind energy

Why the U.S. Should Embrace Offshore Wind

The first U.S. offshore wind farm is expected to go online by the end of 2016, ushering in what could be a new era of renewable energy in the United States. This is welcome news in a nation where land-based wind power has exploded over the past two decades, installing nearly 50,000 wind turbines that… Read More

Categories : Offshore Wind
marine energy project

Planning a Marine Energy Project: Cable Considerations

Whether marine energy project planners deploy wind, wave or tidal devices, they cannot afford to overlook the basics: transmitting power back to the mainland via electrical cables. There’s an abundant body of knowledge on transmitting electrical power via underwater cables because power companies have been doing it decades. Indeed, Europe’s mature offshore wind industry has amassed… Read More

floating platforms renewable energy

Pros and Cons of Floating Platforms in Marine Renewable Energy

Are floating platforms the future of marine renewable energy? It’s hard to tell just yet. Floating platforms have been bulwarks of the oil and gas industries for decades. If we can use a floating platform to drill from the ocean surface down through kilometers of bedrock, how hard could it be to mount a wind… Read More

Categories : Marine technology
offshore wind success

Are Cable Issues Undermining Offshore Wind Success?

Offshore wind technology gets better every year with more innovative turbine and blade designs. But no matter how well they design a wind turbine, engineers perpetually confront the unique difficulties of exporting electricity back to shore. Subsea power cables are built with the demands of open ocean in mind. Multiple layers of alloy and fiber… Read More