In close cooperation Adwen and Winergy developed the gearbox for Adwen's AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world.
Offshore Wind Energy
Deepwater Wind will soon start the final construction stage of Block Island Wind Farm in the federal state of Rhode Island.
On August 16, the first wind energy turbine has been installed at the offshore wind site Nordergründe in the German North Sea. The first turbine of the 111 MW wind park was produced by Senvion and has a capacity of 6.15 MW.
The Polish Wind Energy Investments Act of 20 May 2016 (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 961), which came into force on 15 July 2016, has thwarted both Polish and foreign investors in implementing many wind farm projects that they have been developing for years. Foreign investors can protect their investments by invoking international laws which may make Poland liable for damages.
The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with Acciona Energia to deliver turbines for a 183-MW wind farm in Chile.
Policy clarity in several global key markets will influence worldwide growth of the wind power market positively and negatively. But overall, the effects balance out over a ten year span with a net upgrade of less than 600 MW, renewable energy consulting company MAKE reported in an update of their Global Wind Power Market Outlook.
The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed definitive agreements to acquire the production facilities for nacelles and infrastructure in Baramati, India, as well as the wind turbine inventory and service business of Kenersys India Private Limited.
The Danish consultancy company Ramboll has acquired the German consultancy specialists BBB Umwelttechnik and CUBE Engineering GmbH to position itself for the expanding onshore wind market.