The first monopile has been driven: Construction work on the wind farm Nordergründe in the North Sea began yesterday. Underwater cable-laying work is now also underway.
Offshore Wind Energy
After approximately 16 months of construction work, the transformer substation for the offshore wind farm Sandbank is now on its way to the construction site 90 kilometres west of Sylt in the German North Sea.
Siemens will deliver 102 wind energy plants of the type SWT-7.0-154 for the offshore wind farm East Anglia One. This order by ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidy of Iberdrola S.A., has a volume of 714 MW and is the company’s biggest order so far, when it comes to capacity.
In view of the growing Turkish solar market coming ICCI 2016 is going increasingly international. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be one of the top keynote speakers at the biggest energy event in Turkey, that takes places April 27-29 at Istanbul Expo Center.
With Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, UK, and Tecnalia from Spain two of Europe’s leading research centres have committed to work together to take forward offshore renewable energy research and development.
It may sound like a bad joke, but the night vision goggles used by the pilots of rescue helicopters to detect obstacles in the dark can suppress the red light emitted by conventional LED obstruction lighting. A British LED manufacturer has now introduced an alternative that ensures that pilots can see wind turbines in the dark while wearing night vision goggles.
The last foundation for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm is completed and all 54 monopole foundations have been fitted with the associated transition pieces for the installation of the tower segments.
In the first quarter of 2016 wind turbine manufacturer Nordex received three new orders for wind energy plants in Turkey. For the projects the company will deliver 18 turbines with a total capacity of more than 40 MW to different regions of the country.