Offshore Wind Energy

Siemens awarded wind turbine order for two projects in Belgium

 Siemens direct-drive technology for Belgium: EDF Luminus has ordered nine turbines for two projects. (Photo: Siemens Wind Power)

EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered nine wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-113 at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located in Belgium.

20.03.2017

Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

With its 69 meter blades the SWT-3.15-142 has a rotor diameter of 142 meters. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens' new direct-drive low wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The installation of the SWT-3.15-142 at the Drantum wind test site has been completed last week. By the end of March it is expected to be fully operational. Than the testing focused on blade an performance evaluation will begin.

15.03.2017

Merger of Siemens and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance (graph: Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power)

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied.

13.03.2017

Senvion to to reduce workforce by 780

Senvion plans to reduce workforce by 780 (photo: Senvion)

Senvion has announced the reduction of an estimated 780 jobs, mainly at Senvion's facilities in Husum, Trampe and Bremerhaven in Germany as part of an “extensive program” to secure competiveness. The company will meet with employees' representatives as soon as possible to begin the negotiations.

13.03.2017

First turbine successfully installed at Nordsee One

 Installation of first Senvion turbine at Nordsee One was completed according to schedule. (Photo: innogy SE)

Installation of the 54 Senvion 6 MW wind turbines that will comprise the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm has commenced at the base port in Eemshaven.

09.03.2017

Aquila Capital and OX2 sign agreement for wind farm in Finland

  Aquila Capital has signed a purchase agreement with OX2 for the 14,4 MW Ykspihlaja wind farm in Finland that includes four Nordex N131/3600 turbines. (Photo: Nordex)

Aquila Capital is expanding its portfolio in the Nordics with the acquisition of its first project in Finland, a wind farm with an installed capacity of 14.4 MW on the coast near Kokkola.

09.03.2017

MHI Vestas creates more than 400 new jobs in Denmark

 MHI Vestas brings over 400 new manufacturing jobs for highly skilled employees to rural Denmark. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

After recently recruiting over 100 manufacturing jobs in the UK, MHI Vestas is turning its attention to manufacturing sites at Lindø and Nakskov, and is now recruiting 414 additional employees at the company’s Danish nacelle and blade factories.

07.03.2017

First urban battery storage system in Denmark to support renewables

BESS can supply electricity to 60 households for 24 hours (photo: ABB)

ABB announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) can supply electricity to 60 households for 24 hours.

02.03.2017

Automated drone technology in wind turbine inspections

Siemens Wind Power is collaborating with US­based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push­button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods.

02.03.2017

Rhenus Offshore Logistics secures UK offshore supply base partnership

Supply vessel of Rhenus on its way to the offshore platform. (Photo: Rhenus SE & Co. KG)

Rhenus Offshore Logistics is starting up its operation of two new offshore supply bases at the ports of Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen. The new sites are maintained through cooperation with local partners and realised through the recently opened UK office of Rhenus Offshore Logistics.

01.03.2017

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