Offshore Wind Energy

Good Energy acquires consented onshore wind farm site

Good Energy Group plc (“Good Energy” or the “Company”), owner of Good Energy Limited, the UK's leading 100% renewable electricity supplier, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of an onshore wind farm site from RWE Npower Renewables Limited, for a consideration of up to £3.0 million.

Prysmian, new contract worth more than 50 € M for the connection of the offshore Wind Park Deutsche Bucht in Germany

Milan - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract worth in excess of 50 million euro by TenneT, operator of transmission systems in Germany and the Netherlands, for the connection of the Offshore Wind Park (OWP) Deutsche Bucht, located in the North Sea to the mainland grid.

LeitDrive gets standard for Leitwind’s turbines


Italian based Leitwind announced that its new 4Q frequency converter, known as LeitDrive, is now to be installed across all of its wind turbine product range, after successful testing demonstrated the prototypes’ superior performance.

AWEA names new CEO


By unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has elected Tom Kiernan as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer on April, 25.

VOLTALIA and ACCIONA Windpower sign contracts to supply wind turbines with a total capacity of 210 MW in Brazil

Subsidiaries of VOLTALIA, a company that produces electricity from renewable energy sources, and ACCIONA Windpower, a company that designs and manufactures wind turbines, have signed a contract for the supply of turbines with a capacity of 210 MW for two of VOLTALIA’s wind farm clusters in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Global Tech 1: Half of the foundations are complete

The Innovation can deliver three tripods in one trip to the construction site. (Photo: Global Tech 1)

On 17 June, the 40th tripod foundation in the North Sea wind farm Global Tech 1 will be constructed, which will mark the half-way point for the total of 80 foundations of the wind farm. The installation vessel "Innovation" had to make the trip to the construction site 14 times.

Liebherr presents its offshore crane simulator at the Offshore Europe 2013

Liebherr has launched its range of maritime crane simulators. Based on original software and hardware, the Liebherr simulators increase safety and productivity by providing a cost-effective and highly professional crane operator training solution. In September, the simulator will be part of the Liebherr booth at the Offshore Europe in Aberdeen.

DNV and GL merger approved

The merger between the Norwegian testing and certification company Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and its German competitor Germanischer Lloyd (GL), which was announced at the end of 2012 (we reported), can proceed as planned. The competition authorities of South Korea, the U.S., the EU and China have approved the merger, according to the companies.