Wind Energy

Scotland: £70 million for offshore wind energy

This was announced by the Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond at the annual conference of the wind and ocean energy industry "Renewable UK 2010" in Glasgow.

REpower and Energiekontor UK sign contracts for 21 wind turbines

Hamburg / Edinburgh - REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703), and UK based wind energy company Energiekontor UK Construction Ltd, signed two contracts. REpower UK will be supplying wind turbines to Energiekontor UK’s wind farms at Withernwick in Yorkshire and Hyndburn on Oswaldtwistle Moor in Lancashire.

NKT Cables lands € 80 million submarine project

NKT Cables has signed a contract with the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT for the manufacture and delivery of a high voltage submarine cable to the Riffgat Wind Farm located 20 km north-west of the island of Borkum in the Wadden Sea.

France: 3,000 MW offshore capacity

According to the Coordination Office for Renewable Energies, the invitation for tenders envisages a capacity of 3,000 MW by 2015. Five locations have been selected by the government: Dieppe-Le Tréport et Fécamp (Seine-Maritime), Courseulles-sur-Mer (Calvados), Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d'Armor) and Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique).

Small energy bundle from Southwest

This makes the 2.4 kW turbine the most efficient grid-coupled turbine in its class. At an average wind speed of 18 km/h (12 mph) the turbine can produce an average of 7400 kWh of electricity annually. This is equivalent to around 60% of the electricity requirement of an average US household. With the help of the internet, the owner of the turbine can monitor its electricity production.

GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2011: Measuring Wind Turbine Reliability - Results of the Reliawind Project

Hamburg / Bristol - Over the last three years, the EU funded Reliawind Project has been conducting research to improve the reliability of wind turbines. In his presentation at EWEA 2011 in Brussels, Michael Wilkinson, GL Garrad Hassan, gives insights to the results of the Reliawind Project.


GE to supply offshore turbines to Sweden

The wind turbine is to be put up in the harbour of the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, in the second half of the year. The turbine is currently the only transmissionless offshore wind turbine on the market, says GE. As expensive transmission parts are not required with this drive technology, the manufacturer expects lower operation costs as a result.

PNE WIND AG increases its EBIT forecast for 2011 to 2013 to EUR 60 to 72 million


  • 2010 annual accounts published today

  • The company will propose a dividend payment of EUR 0.04 per share to the annual general meeting

  • The offshore business is driving further company development forward


FCC secures first UK wind farm planning approval

Spain's FCC, through its subsidiary Waste Recycling Group (WRG), one of the UK's largest waste and resource management services companies, has been given the go-ahead to site two wind turbines at its closed Carnaby Landfill site, near Bridlington in East Yorkshire. This marks its first planning approval since moving into the wind energy sector in 2010.

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