Offshore Wind Energy

Reaching Toward the Sky: GE Energy Introduces Taller Wind Turbine Towers

  • New tower design enables higher annual energy production and less impact from turbulence

  • Hub heights in excess of 130 meters now available

  • Taller towers increase potential wind site options

Evance to power america: Leading small wind business continues international expansion

Evance Wind Turbines, a world-leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, today launched its North American programme as it strengthens its international network. Initial partnerships with Aeris Alternative Energy, CB Wind Systems, Talco Electronics and WeKnow Technologies, mean Evance Wind's turbines will be readily available to the world's second biggest small wind market.

DNV is appointed as CVA for Cape Wind

Houston - DNV is appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the US. The role of DNV as CVA is to conduct third-party design reviews, inspections and other verification activities.

Zarges Aluminum Systems Rope-Guided Service Lift

Zarges Aluminum Systems is making the ride from the base of a wind tower to the highest internal platform more stable and user-friendly. We'd like you to be one of the first to see our innovative modular design and how it will make wind turbine service easier for maintenance personnel.

The Switch Full-Power Converters Support Goldwinds First-Rate Quality for US Market

Anaheim, CA, USA - The Switch, ( ) a provider of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter packages for wind power and other new energy applications, announced today that it has signed a new contract to continue delivering its full-power converters (FPC) to

6 MW connected to the grid

The 6 MW direct-drive turbine, with its 120m rotor diameter, is distinguished by its very lightweight nacelle – it weighs only 350t including the rotor. The turbine weighs the same as a 2 to 3 MW-class wind turbine, according to Siemens Wind Power CTO Henrik Stiesdal. The lighter weight saves tower and foundation expenses and reduces the overall cost of offshore power.

Gamesa showcases progress on its G11X-5.0 MW offshore platform in Liverpool

Liverpool - Gamesa is participating at the 2011 Offshore Wind Trade Fair in Liverpool (England), showcasing the progress made on its offshore strategy, specifically with respect to the technological design and development of the G11X-5.0 MW platform which will be equipped with a 128m rotor diameter and a modular and redundant design that will enable partial load operations while guaranteeing re

Eltek Valere Awarded Contract To Power Industrial Systems on Major European Wind Farm

Drammen - Eltek Valere, the world leader in high efficiency power systems, today announced that it has received an order to supply 30 DC industrial power systems to a major European offshore wind farm located in the North Sea.

Siemens brings HelWin cluster windfarm on line - Offshore HVDC platform for low-loss transmission to the onshore grid

Working in consortium with the Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian, Siemens Energy is erecting HelWin 2, the link between the North Sea offshore windfarm Amrumbank West and the onshore grid. The customer is TenneT TSO GmbH of Bayreuth, Germany. The order brings more than half a billion euros onto the consortium's books.

Pakistan plans feed-in tariffs

Building permission has already been granted to 30 companies for green energy systems with a total capacity of 30 GW. Against this background, feed-in tariffs are intended to help make the country less dependent on foreign oil imports. Wind energy, in particular, is to be promoted.