Offshore Wind Energy

Wind energy hub planned for the North Sea

This aritficial could be a very efficient and affordable way for the countries around the North Sea to meet the future demand for more renewable energy. (Graphic: TenneT)

The transmission system operators TenneT and Energinet.dk have initiated a futuristic project to create an artificial island in the North Sea to inexpensively distribute electricity from offshore wind farms.

27.04.2017

Germany: Offshore wind farms with extremely low subsidies

EnBW's Baltic Sea wind farm Baltic 2 consists of 80 turbines. The company is planning to build and begin operating the wind farm He Dreiht by 2025 without EEG subsidies. (Photo: EnBW)

The eagerly awaited results of the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany are in. The average subsidy was only 0.44 cents/kWh. But there were also successful bids for 0.0 cents as well as 6 cents/kWh, which is still low from today's point of view. Successful bidders include Dong and EnBW.

19.04.2017

Vestas to deliver 76 MW for repowering project in Germany

In Northern Germany, 22 V112 wind turbines will replace older turbines. (Photo: Vestas)

Vestas has announcend an order for 22 V112-3.45 MW turbines from Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien GmbH. The turbines will replace 40 different types of turbines at the Norderwöhrden wind park in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany.

13.04.2017

DNV GL advises on £ 210 million investment for new UK wind farms

DNV GL has advised renowned lenders, including Santander, on their £ 210 million project finance investment for the construction of three new onshore wind farms by Banks Renewables.

11.04.2017

Board of Directors makes personnel decision for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

In addition to the personnel choices, the Board of Directors also confirmed the new company brand reflecting the joint strengths of the united company, and agreed on the new company name. (Grafic: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy)

In its first meeting the Board of Directors of the combined company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy made various decisions concerning its future. Ignacio Martín, former Executive Chairman of Gamesa, will continue as CEO of the combined company for the transition phase before he will hand over to the next management generation. The Board also agreed on the new company name, albeit the name has to be approved at the Annual General Meeting in June.

05.04.2017

MAKE publishes Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share analysis

Western turbine OEMs accounted for four of the top five positions and seven positions overall in the top 15 in MAKE’s Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share analysis. Vestas again won the top position. In the following positions there has been a bit of a shuffle.

04.04.2017

AD 8-180 prototype on final stretch

The first three sections of the tower have been installed, including the power section. The fourth will be installed in the coming days. (Photo: Adwen)

Adwen continues the development of its 8MW platform and has entered the final stages in the installation of the AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven (Germany). After the foundation and the first three segments, including the power section, have been installed earlier this year, the fourth element is expected to be installed in the coming days. The fifth and final section will be installed at the same time as the nacelle. The world’s longest blades are already stored on the site ready to be lifted.

30.03.2017

MHI Vestas creates more than 400 new manufacturing jobs in Denmark

´MHI Vestas brings over 400 manufacturing jobs for highly skilled employees to rural Denmark. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

After recently recruiting over 100 manufacturing jobs in the UK, MHI Vestas is turning its attention to manufacturing sites at Lindø and Nakskov, and is now recruiting 414 additional employees at the company’s Danish nacelle and blade factories.

 

30.03.2017

DNV GL awards certification to Ingeteam’s manufacturing plant

The certified production facility in Spain (Photo: Ingeteam)

Ingeteam, a global supplier of electrical conversion equipment with headquarters in Spain, has announced that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for its wind converter manufacturing facility in Northern Spain.

29.03.2017

Deutsche Windtechnik awarded maintenance contract for Vestas turbines in France

  Deutsche Windtechnik provides service for more than 2,800 wind turbines throughout Europe. (Photo: Deutsche Windtechnik)

In June 2017, Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit will begin providing maintenance for V90 turbines from Vestas for the first time. The full maintenance contracts will run for four years.

23.03.2017

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