Offshore Wind Energy

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.

European wind industry has hard times ahead

This goes especially for the European market according to the results of a study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. The uncertainty of support programmes and low-priced natural gas limit the outlook for growth.

Prokon also in Finland as of 2012

Prokon is not entering new territory here, as it has already had business connections with the Finnish generator manufacturer The Switch since 2010. Building on these contacts, Prokon now wishes to open its own project development office at the same location.

GL Garrad Hassan supports Kawasaki tidal project

Working to support the growth in this emerging sector of the renewable energy industry, GL Garrad Hassan is aiding Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the development and deployment of its 1 MW prototype tidal turbine by providing technical information and guidance on tidal resources and technologies.

A2SEA A/S invests in CT Offshore

In July 2011 A2SEA acquired a 29% share interest in the Danish cable installation company CT Offshore.

Growing Demand for Wind Power Generation Creates Jobs for Many

London - Wind power has become one of the most rapidly-growing markets in the global energy industry, creating a significant number of jobs in times when other industries are experiencing financial instability, a new report by industry analysis specialist GlobalData has found.