Offshore Wind Energy

Suzlon supplies AGL with 113 MW

The turbines with a total capacity of 113 MW will be used in AGL’s pipeline of projects on the fifth continent. The company is Australia’s leading energy provider and the only Australian energy producer with a full suite of renewable energy generation.

Plan 8 to build wind farms in Chile

The company from Eckernförde says that it has already secured 2,800 ha of land. The projects will be carried out in Chile by the newly founded company Plan 8 Energia Infinita Ltda., of which two Chilean partners own 5 % in total. The remaining 95 % stake is owned by Dirk Jesaitis, who is also the sole Managing Director and owner of Plan 8.

Repower puts wind farm in Poland into operation

Wind turbine of the type Repower MM92<br>Photo: Repower<br>

The project Leki Dukielskie in the Polish town of Rzeszow, near Krakau consists of five turbines of the type Repower MM92 with a rated capacity of 2 MW each. The total capacity of 10 MW is enough to provide electricity for around 5,000 households, according to the calculations.

Vestas closes British plants

<i>Photo: dpa </i>

The company says 425 employees will lose their jobs as a result. 57 employees will stay on to close the factory; another 40 can work at a new turbine blade research center on the island. Vestas wants to start building and testing prototypes at the center as of 2011. A fierce show-down between employees and the company preceded the closure.

Acciona connects Australian wind park to the grid

<b>Waubra wind park has a total capacity of 192 MW. <b><br><i>Photo: Acciona </i><br>

According to Acciona, investment costs amount to Australian dollar 450 million (about € 270 million). The wind park consists of 128 turbines with a capacity of 1.5 MW each. It is thus the biggest wind park installed by the company to date in the world and will be capable of covering the electricity consumption of 140,000 homes.

Siemens attacks Enercon's monopoly

The somewhat complicated type designation of the prototype specifies its most important characteristics: a capacity of 3 MW, a rotor diameter of 101 m and the most important feature, the gearless direct drive (DD).

Repower supplies small-investor-financed wind farm in the USA

At a later stage, the wind farm in the Midwest will have a total capacity of 340 MW. According to Steve Dayney, CEO of Repower USA, Minnesota is one of the fastest-growing US states for the wind business. The start of construction of the first phase of the Lake Country project is scheduled for the end of this year.

SKF supplies WinWindD

SKF will supply the main bearings for 3 MW wind turbines from WinWinD until the end of 2013. The contract is for the supply of the Nautilus main bearing. The manufacturer will also support WinWinD as a development partner for lubrication systems, seals, and in status monitoring.

Sinovel and AMSC launch an offensive

<b>Sinovel supplied 34 wind turbines for the first Chinese offshore wind farm Shanghai Donghai Bridge.</b></br><br><i>Photo: Sinovel</i><br>

As part of the strategic partnership, Sinovel will also purchase electrical components for the new turbines from AMSC. The start of mass production of the newly developed turbines is scheduled for the end of 2012; Sinovel plans to sell the turbines worldwide and has an ambitious target: the Chinese market leader wants to become the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer.

Offshore wind heads for record year

118 new offshore wind turbines were fully connected to the grid in the first half of 2010 according to new statistics released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Those 118 turbines have a capacity of 333 MW – well over half the 577 MW installed offshore last year - showing continuing strong growth in offshore wind power despite the financial crisis.

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