Wind Energy

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

BayWa r.e. invests in Australian onshore wind sector

Photo: BayWa .r.e

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy company based in Munich, Germany, has announced the acquisition of the business and project pipeline of Future Energy, a Victorian-based renewable energy developer.

12.10.2017

GE Renewable Energy unveils its largest onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy’s new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine (Graphic: GE)

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine. According to the company, it is GE's largest high efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 is designed to offer a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP) at low to medium wind speed sites.

12.09.2017

Province of Groningen urges minister to drive forward wind farms north of the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands

(Graphic: Provincie Groningen)

Offshore wind farm conditions in the Wadden Sea Area above Groningen are excellent. That is the outcome of the report, commissioned by the province of Groningen, and presented to the Minister of Economic Affairs. Now the province calls on the Minister of Economic Affairs to facilitate the realization of many more wind farms in the area. This will contribute to a future without natural gas, a low carbon energy system and create hundreds of jobs.

07.09.2017

ABB to provide BESS for the integration of Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

The 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm has been in operation since 2007 and is capable of supplying electricity for up to 80,000 UK homes. (Photo: ABB)

The integration of wind energy is a big challenge in today’s grid management, as the power output immensely depends on the current weather situation. To help facing this challenge ABB will supply a Battery Energy Storage System to DONG Energy.

31.08.2017

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