Gamesa has announced the installation of the prototypes of its newest turbine models G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW at the Alaiz R&D facility in Navarra, Spain.
Offshore Wind Energy
Feeling the pressure from regions that have ramped up investment in renewable energy, the European wind industry has put forward proposals on ways to keep competitive.
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.
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.