Offshore Wind Energy

Wind power to replace fossil fuels and nuclear power

The positive climate impact of renewable energy production in Europe has today been acknowledged in a report by the European Environmental Agency (EEA).

First offshore order from China

Twenty-one Siemens turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each will be installed in shallow waters off the province of Jiangsu in the east of the country. The client is Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power Co. Ltd. It is planned to connect the turbines to the grid at the end of this year. A five-year service and maintenance contract is also included.

Areva and Iberdrola plan offshore projects

The two companies recently signed a corresponding letter of intent according to which Areva will be the sole supplier of the offshore turbines, which Iberdrola will use to equip the wind farms. The French government plans to achieve an offshore capacity of 6,000 MW by 2020. The first tender period with 3,000 MW begins in July and consists of five zones along the French coast.

Gamesa maintains solid growth due to internationalisation and efficiency: net income increased by 29%, MW sold by 29%

Bilbao / Madrid - Progress in internationalisation together with efficiency and sustained performance in all business lines placed Gamesa in a strong growth position in the first half of 2011, with results in line with annual guidance in terms of volume, profitability and debt.

EOD specialist Ramora UK safely disposes of WWII mine at site of worlds largest offshore windfarm

World-renowned Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist Ramora UK ( has safely disposed of an unexploded World War II mine onsite at one of the world's largest offshore windfarm.

300 MW for wind farms in the USA

The turbines will be used in the wind farms Settlers Trail in Iroquois County and Pioneer Trail in Iroquois and Ford Counties. The two projects are being developed by E.on Climate & Renewables. In each of the wind farms, 94 GE turbines will be set up on more than 1000 ha of farmland and will produce enough electricity in total for around 115,000 households.

Repower to equip 122 MW wind park in the Netherlands

The turbines of type 3.4M104 will be deployed in a 122 MW Wind Park near Zeewolde in the province of Flevoland. With a hub height of 98 m, the turbines have a nominal capacity of 3.4 MW each. According to the schedule, the construction of the wind farm will be completed in the spring of 2013.

Nordex launching the 2.5MW Gamma Generation in the Chinese and Asian markets

Beijing - Nordex has announced the official launch of its 2.5 MW Gamma generation wind turbines on the Chinese and Asian market. Comprising the N90/2500kW and N100/2500kW, the Efficiency Class 2.5 MW turbines address the market requirements and incorporate the latest findings from research and development.

MEC foresees big business in offshore foundations

In 2010 the figure was only 3 GW. The development is mostly being driven by the European and Asian markets. This is what the latest study by the company, "Offshore Wind Foundations", reveals. Installations at sea have significantly increased the demand for the necessary foundations.

GE powers Mongolia’s first wind farm project

<b>Up to now, there only exist a few small wind turbine systems in Mongolia.</b><br><br><i>Photo: EWEA/Elke Zander</i><br>

The US$ 100 million project will be located 70 kilometers southeast of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and is set to open in 2012. The Salkhit Wind Farm will have an initial installed capacity of 50 MW. GE will supply 1.6-MW wind turbines that will have an 82.5 meter rotor and 80 meter hub height for IEC class IIa wind conditions.