Offshore Wind Energy

UK Crown Estate announces an extra 2 GW offshore

The companies benefiting from the extensions are RWE, Dong, Vattenfall and Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables (SSE). According to the Crown Estate, three Round 1 and Round 2 offshore wind farm operators have been selected to extend five sites, creating an additional 1.7 GW.

Vestas: Valued German customer places order for 40 MW

Hamburg – Vestas is pleased to announce it has received an order for 20 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines from the UKA Group (UKA), for several wind energy projects in Eastern Germany. The total order has a capacity of 40 MW.

Renewables set to keep household energy bills down

RenewableUK, the trade body for the Britain's wind, wave and tidal energy sector today welcomed the Government's first Annual Energy Statement as a ‘major step towards building long term confidence in UK energy policy.'

Vestas lands order for largest Australian wind power project

<b>140 V112-3.0MW turbines will provide 420 MW wind power at the Australian Macarthur site.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Vestas</i><br>

The Macarthur site is located in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, between the towns of Macarthur, Hawksdale and Penshurst. The farm will be installed jointly by Vestas and Leighton Contractors. The contract comprises a full engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC), a ten-year service agreement and a Vestas Online Business SCADA solution.

Siemens expands North American business

The company is to supply wind turbines with a total power of 227 MW for a wind farm in the US state of Oklahoma. Siemens will deliver the 98 turbines to the local energy supplier Oklahoma Gas & Electric, and three of these will be from the new generation of transmissionless wind turbines. Siemens has landed an even bigger contract in Canada.

Calling for new members of the European Wind Energy Technology Platform

The European Wind Energy Technology Platform (TPWind) is looking for new members for its working groups

  • Wind conditions;

  • Wind turbines;

  • Grid integration;

  • Offshore;

  • Environment & deployment.

PGE wants to purchase 400 MW wind farm

Due to the agreement, PGE has the exclusive right to purchase the project by the end of 2010. PGE needs a great amount of renewable energy resources to meet Oregon’s renewable energy standards. RES Americas is currently pursuing state permits for the proposed facility in eastern Oregon.

REpower announces preliminary half year results and welcomes shareholders at the Annual General Meeting

  • EBIT improvement to EUR 34.3 million (+9.6%) despite decline in turnover

  • Order volume increases by 61.3% to EUR 2.58 billion

  • Today’s Annual General Meeting to resolve dividend payment of EUR 1.57 per share and transformation of corporate form from an AG into an SE

Further 1.600 t heavy lift offshore crane successfully delivered by Liebherr

At the beginning of September, Liebherr delivered the second heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The

Nordex announces 6 MW direct-drive turbine

Nordex CEO Thomas Richterich said the developments on the US market were to blame for the deterioration in the outlook. The market has plummeted by 50 % this year. The total new installations in 2010 will reach only 4,500 to 5,000 MW instead of the previous year's level of 10,000 MW.