Offshore Wind Energy

Germany’ first onshore wind auction at 57.1 €/MWh

The first onshore wind tender in Germany awarded 807 MW at an weighted average price of EUR 57.1/MWh (photo: iSTock)

The first onshore wind tender in Germany, under the reformed renewable energy law (EEG), awarded 807 MW at an weighted average price of EUR 57.1/MWh

23.05.2017

Spain returns to wind energy with record low prices

In Spain's latest renewable energy auction nearly all of the 3 GW available was awarded to wind energy. The auction resulted in contracts for €43/MWh, the maximum discount rate allowed under the Spanish tendering system. This is the lowest level ever awarded in an onshore wind tender in Europe.

18.05.2017

Official inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension

DONG Energy openend 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension Project in Liverpool Bay, UK.

DONG Energy and its partners LEGO Group and PKA were joined by MHI Vestas in the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension, the world’s first offshore wind park to utilise MHI Vestas’ 8 MW wind turbine.

18.05.2017

MHI Vestas expands manufacturing facility at Port of Esbjerg

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is constructing a PCM assembly facility at the Port of Esbjerg (Photo: MHI Vestas)

Construction of a 5,600 square meter facility at the Port of Esbjerg is underway to house manufacturing of power converter modules (PCM) exclusively for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

16.05.2017

DNV GL starts Joint Industry Project to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms

DNV GL invites industry partners to start a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for improving the collection and assessment of site conditions data for offshore wind farms. Aiming to increase the efficiency of collecting site conditions, the new JIP will work with stakeholders from across the wind industry. The knowledge generated from the JIP is planned to be ultimately incorporated in a DNV GL recommended practice.

16.05.2017

Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

At its last meeting the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy has appointed Markus Tacke as the company’s new CEO. In addition to this there have been several other decisions concerning the senior management team.

09.05.2017

Pen Y Cymoedd supplies electricity

The power output of Pen Y Cymoedd corresponds to the household electricity consumption of 188,000 British homes. (Photo: Vattenfall)

The onshore wind farm „Pen y Cymoedd“ in Wales is fully operational. This has been announced by its owner Vattenfall. After the installation of the last of the 76 turbines the park has been started up to the point where it supplies the full amount of electricity it is capable of to the grid.

09.05.2017

A device to protect eagles from wind turbines

A tower-mounted, computer-connected camera to determine if an approaching bird is a Golden Eagle (Photo: iStock)

New research from Oregon State University will aim to make eagles less likely to collide with wind-turbine blades.

04.05.2017

Foundation measuring system for wind turbines

The wind on the rotor blades works like a long lever on the foundations. (photo: iStock)

During operation, foundations of wind turbines are subject to high loads. These loads must be diverted from the tower’s steel construction to the foundations. If this does not work, the base of the wind turbine will be damaged. A foundation measuring system can help to detect damages.

03.05.2017

Positive 2017 North America Wind Power Outlook

Developers in the US will install approximately 59 GW of wind power capacity from 2017 through 2026 (photo: iStock)

A precarious boom and bust saga in the United States drives the 10-year outlook as demand dwindles in Canada predicts consultancy MAKE in its latest Outlook.

02.05.2017

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