Wind Energy

PNE WIND AG: Annual General Meeting resolves payment of a dividend

Cuxhaven - This year, the shareholders of the project developer, PNE WIND AG (ISIN DE000A0JBPG2), will receive a dividend amounting to EUR 0.04 per qualifying share. This resolution has now been passed by the Annual General Meeting, which thus approved the proposal of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board.

Wind power ready to fill Japan energy gap

The Global Wind Energy Council called for urgent action to exploit Japan's tremendous wind power potential for a speedy transition towards renewable energy.

New name for wind measurement expert Ammonit - Ammonit Measurement GmbH

Berlin - In order to increase its visibility on the global market and respond to its international clientele, the German wind measurement expert Ammonit is now operating with an English company name: Ammonit Measurement GmbH. The name change has been effective since 14 June 2011.

SGS opens test centre in China

<b>On a total area of around 3,800 m2 the WETC offers various testing services for rotor blades. </b><br><br><i>Photo: SGS</i><br>

The Swiss company SGS SA opened the WETC in June at the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area in the north-east of the country. At the WETC, the natural frequency, the statics and the material fatigue, as well as other characteristics of the rotor blades can be tested. The centre also offers advice on other questions relating to wind energy technology.

Third Acciona farm in Australia

The wind farm which Acciona recently took into official operation in the presence of Australian prime minister Julia Gillard boasts a total output capacity of 46.5 MW. According to the Spanish turbine manufacturer, the project investment volume amounted to some €107 million. The farm is expected to generate sufficient electricity to supply around 23,000 homes.

Vergnet Receives GL Statement of Compliance for Design Assessment

Ormes / Hamburg - Vergnet S/A has received a Statement of Compliance for the Design Assessment of their wind turbine GEV HP 1MW Class IIIA from GL Renewables Certification (GL).

GL Renewables Certification updates Type Certification for Vestas V52 turbine

Hamburg - Vestas Wind Systems has received an update of the type certificate for its V52-850 kW wind turbine from GL Renewables Certification (GL). Vestas Wind Systems expanded its manufacturing portfolio for the V52 wind turbine to its hubs in China.

Acciona completes three wind parks in Mexico

This was revealed by the Managing Director of Acciona Energy Mexico, Miguel Ángel Alonso, during the International Wind PowerExpo 2011 Fair held in Zaragoza. Thus, Acciona – according to the company’s own indications – has installed a total of 556.5 MW of wind energy capacity in Mexico and has a market share of 65 %.

New class of polyurethane - based composite systems developed for use in large windmill blades

Pittsburgh - Bayer MaterialScience LLC has developed a new class of stronger composite materials in response to the wind power industry's move toward developing and manufacturing longer, larger, more productive wind blades.

Thornton Bank 2: the foundations are ready

In total, 25 steel-frame foundations for the wind turbines and a transformer station have been installed in water depths of between 12 and 25 m approximately 30 km off Ostend. Each foundation is about 50 m high and weighs around 550 tons. Installation started in June this year.