Offshore Wind Energy

Siemens Gamesa launches SG 4.2-145 for onshore, SG 8.0-167 DD for offshore

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has launched the new geared turbine SG 4.2-145, as part of the new geared turbine platform (photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Two new turbines, introduced to the public at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam, are part of Siemens Gamesa’s new “One Segment/One Technology” philosophy for geared onshore turbines and direct drive offshore turbines.

28.11.2017

Statoil awards battery contract in Batwind project

Sebastian Bringsværd, head of Hywind Development in Statoil, at Statoil's Autumn Conference 2017. (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland)

Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will next year be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm. The purpose is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when to send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power.

28.11.2017

Offshore wind project Rampion starts power generation

The first of 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW tubines has been commissioned at Rampion offshore wind farm. (Graphic: E.ON)

The offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity. According to E.ON, the first turbine was commissioned. 115 additional turbines will be connected to the grid in stages over the next few months.

28.11.2017

Horizon 2020 Project

8.2 Consulting AG is proud to be part of the pan-European consortium that participates in the Horizon 2020 project - a technology platform for the first prototype of a double-digit rated capacity turbine in a realistic offshore environment.

27.11.2017

MHI Vestas expands UK industrial footprint with new in Fawley

MHI Vestas is planning to create about 50 job in the new facility. (Photo: Into the Blue)

MHI Vestas will repurpose a decommissioned, oil-fired power plant into a state-of-the-art painting and logistics facility for its 80-metre turbine blades. The facility is expected to be operational in April 2018.

10.11.2017

Construction begins on Horns Rev 3

Vattenfall starts construction work at Horns Rev 3. (Photo: Vattenfall)

Construction work has begun on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3. It is the first time in five years that an offshore wind farm will be built in Denmark.

30.10.2017

CRRC Zhuzhou Electric to deliver generators for Senvion’s 3.XM series

CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co., Ltd will deliver generators for the NES based Senvion 3.XM series (photo: Senvion)

Senvion has signed a framework contract with its supplier CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Co., Ltd at China Windpower fair in Beijing. The contract covers the delivery of generators for the NES based Senvion 3.XM series. It foresees that CRRC will provide a minimum of 50 % of generators for the 3.7M144, at least 100 pieces in the next three years.

18.10.2017

World’s first floating wind farm has started production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. (photo: Øyvind Gravås / Statoil)

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. On October, 18 the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opened the wind farm.

18.10.2017

TÜV Rheinland hands over type certificate to Ming Yang 2 MW platform

Ming Yang's MY121-2.0MW platform has been certified (photo: TÜV Rheinland)

TÜV Rheinland has handed over a type certificate to Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Ming Yang after successful completion of the certification procedure. Type certification was provided for 2-MW wind turbine Ming Yang MY121-2.0MW according to the international standard IEC 61400-22:2010.

17.10.2017

Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness: European countries have fallen down the index

EY’s biannual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) ranks the 40 most competitive markets for the RE industry (graph: EY)

Europe is going from leader to runner-up, as China maintains the top spot in renewable energy competitiveness. The picture emerges from EY’s biannual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), a ranking of the 40 most competitive markets for the industry.

13.10.2017

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