Offshore Wind Energy

3 GW of wind energy in Mexico by 2014

The cost of this expansion is expected to be around US$ 5 billion. The Mexican government supports the wind energy market, for example by allowing the tax-free import of components and tax incentives for depreciation.

Siemens wins maintenance contracts for offshore electric grid connections in the North Sea

After having won the orders to build the two North Sea grid connections HelWin1 and BorWin2 in the summer of this year, Siemens has now also been contracted to carry out their entire maintenance.

Gamesa recovers pace of order intake in Q3 2010 and maintains profitability in a complex context for the economy and the industry

o Firm orders in Q3 increased fivefold (compared with Q3 2009) to 1,186 MW; triple the Q2 2010 intake:

  • New order intake for delivery in 2010 increased fivefold, to 584 MW, and orders for delivery in 2011 rose sixfold, to 602 MW

  • Sales coverage in 2010 is already 93%

Gamesa and Eolis Renovables agree to jointly develop several wind farms in Mexico, with Gamesa supplying 324 MW of turbine capacity

  • A total of 162 Gamesa turbines, model G9X-2.0 MW, to outfit the Eoliatec del Istmo and Eoliatec del Pacífico wind projects in the state of Oaxaca, one of the world's most promising regions for wind energy generation

  • Gamesa currently has deals/orders totalling 740 MW in several Latin American countries

Major order from Iowa

The utility will provide several wind farms in Iowa with the 2.3 MW turbines. After commissioning in January 2012, the farms with a total capacity of 593 MW will produce sufficient energy to supply about 190,000 households. “Our largest onshore order to date from the U.S.

Vestas wins German order for 38 MW

Hamburg - Vestas is pleased to announce receipt of another order for 19 Vestas V90-2.0 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 125 metres from BOREAS Energie GmbH for a project in Germany.

The wind power plant will have a total capacity of 38 MW.

LM Wind Power signs the UN Global Compact

LM Wind Power, the world's largest wind turbine blade, brakes and service supplier to the wind industry, announced today that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact.

Siemens secures order for fifth offshore wind power plant in Germany

Siemens Energy has secured another order for an offshore wind power plant in Germany. For the customer DONG Energy the company will supply up to 89 wind turbines for the Borkum Riffgrund 1 project in the North Sea off the German coast. With a total capacity of 320 megawatts (MW) the wind power plant will supply approximately 330,000 German households with clean electricity.

Brazil auctions new wind power capacities

How high the auctioned capacity will be is not yet clear, but it will probably lie between 6 and 8 GW. Operators which are able to acquire allocations in the auction will receive an electricity supply contract for the next 20 years. Last year the average offer price was BRL 134/MWh (58 €/MWh). It is estimated that wind turbines with a capacity of 900 MW have been installed so far.

GL Garrad Hassan`s independent engineering services help to realize largest US wind farm development

Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan is providing independent engineering services in relation to the Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Gilliam and Morrow Counties, Oregon.