Wind Energy

AVEVA releases major enhancements to AVEVA Plant

Cambridge - AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, today announced the 12.1 release of its AVEVA Plant solution with enhanced reporting options, improved productivity and extended language support features.

Topping-out ceremony for Europe's highest wind turbine

<b>Erecting a wind turbine at 2,465 metres above sea level was a logistical challenge.</b><br><br><i>Photo: SIG Services Industriels de Geneve</i><br>

In early 2012, after a few months of tests and calibrations, the Enercon E-70 should start producing 3 GWh of power per year. The logistical challenge was taken up by Martin Senn, founder of SwissWinds, and his team. They had to develop a special low-loader, the "millipede", to transport the 35-metre rotor blades up the winding mountain roads from Airolo in Tessin to the Nufenpass in Wallis.

ZF sets up factory for wind power gearboxes in the USA

<b>ZF Friedrichshafen has set up a new wind turbine gearbox plant near Atlanta.</b><br><br><i>Photo: ZF Friedrichshafen</i><br>

As of 2012, the company plans to supply 2 MW "Atlas 1" gearboxes to turbine manufacturer Vestas from this new location. ZF has invested approximately € 70 million in this new factory, which is to offer 250 new jobs.

Alstom is planning two production sites in Saint-Nazaire and Cherbourg

<b>The two production sites will allow the production of the “Haliade 150”, the generation 6 MW offshore wind turbine.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Alstom</i><br>

These two French sites would be for Alstom the first in the world entirely dedicated to offshore wind energy. The dimensioning of the project will depend on the success in the call for tenders of the consortium led by EDF EN to which Alstom belongs. Alstom’s investments could reach € 100 million and generate up to 1,000 direct jobs and 4,000 indirect jobs.

EWEA Offshore 2011 - REpower installs 6M wind turbines in Eemshaven

Hamburg / Amsterdam - At the beginning of the EWEA Offshore exhibition in Amsterdam, REpower Systems SE and RWE Innogy have concluded a contract for the delivery of two REpower 6M wind turbines.

NSW to supply cables for Borkum Riffgrund 1

These will be used to connect the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 with the converter platform DolWin alpha. The platform is located around 75 km off the German coast and is the offshore converter station for the grid-connection project DolWin1.

RWE Innogy Aersa takes over Aldehuelas

<b>Having now almost completely taken over the Aldehuelas wind farm, RWE Innogy now owns over 447 MW of installed wind power capacity in Spain.</b><br><i>Photo: RWE Innogy</i>

Explotaciones Eólicas de Aldehuelas owns and operates a wind farm with an installed power of 47.2 MW in Kastilien-Léon near the city of Soria.

Suzlon wins 120 MW order in Western USA

Procurement and manufacturing commenced immediately on contract execution while roadwork and foundation construction will begin in the second quarter of 2012. Delivery of the Suzlon wind turbines is expected to occur in the third quarter with erection slated for soon after the first turbines arrive on site.

Fugro opens a contact office for the offshore wind industry in Hamburg

Fugro Consult GmbH has announced the opening (from 1 January 2012) of a contact office in Hamburg to support the needs of the offshore wind industry.