Offshore Wind Energy

Deutsche Windtechnik awarded maintenance contract for Vestas turbines in France

In June 2017, Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit will begin providing maintenance for V90 turbines from Vestas for the first time. The full maintenance contracts will run for four years.

23.03.2017

Siemens awarded wind turbine order for two projects in Belgium

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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