Wind Energy

Gamesa debuts in Uruguay

Latin America is a growing market for Gamesa. (Photo: Gamesa)

Gamesa is set to venture into a new market by signing its first deal to supply wind turbines to Uruguay.  The Spanish manufacturer will deliver 25 of its G90-2.0 MW turbines to a 50 MW wind farm which Abengoa, via companies Teyma and Inabensa, is developing in Peralta, in the department of Tacuarembó.  Gamesa will produce the turbines this year at its manufacturing plants in the United States,

Natural Power achieves consent for Pen Y Cymoedd wind farm

Renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power completed the full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales. The 299 MW project  (76 turbines) owned by Vattenfall is located between Neath and Aberdare, on the southern side of the Vale of Neath.

Seawind and Vestas are working on two wind farm projects in Chile together


Seawind has entered into an exclusivity arrangement with turbine supplier Vestas to build two wind farm projects in Chile, of 9 MW each.  The Punta Chome project, located in region VIII near the city of Concepción, will use five V100 1.8MW wind turbines and the Raki project, also located in region VIII, 600 km South of Santiago, will use three V112 3MW wind turbines.


Siemens wins 270 MW order from Australia

"With the SWT-3.0-101 our customers are buying a high-quality product. The innovative technology of the gearboxless wind turbine is a reliable investment in sustainable energy generation in Australia", says Kay Weber, CEO of the Wind Power Business Unit APAC of Siemens Energy. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has secured a contract to supply 90 wind turbines with a total capacity of 270 MW for the wind farm Snowtown 2 in Australia. The customer is the New-Zealand-based energy supply company TrustPower. The contract includes the supply, installation and putting into operation of 90 gearboxless wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0.

Statkraft to build two additional wind farms in Sweden

Statkraft has decided to build the Björkhöjden and Ögonfägnaden wind farms in Sweden. The two new wind farms will be built in Jämtland and Västernorrland counties, northeast of Östersund in mid/northern Sweden. Björkhöjden wind farm will have an installed capacity of 270 MW and will start operations in two stages, in 2014 and 2015.

GL Garrad Hassan releases WaveDyn

Hamburg - Today, at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Dublin, GL Garrad Hassan will release WaveDyn, the first independently developed wave energy converter design tool to be made commercially available. WaveDyn allows users to model a wide range of wave energy conversion device types.

Hempel awarded patent for revolutionary low-solvent wind turbine coating system

The Ultra-High Solids and Speed system (UHSS), a unique two-coat protective paint system for onshore wind turbines produced by leading coatings manufacturer Hempel, was granted a patent from the European Patent Office.

Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project, ‘Icebreaker,’ Wins $5 Million in New Funding

Cleveland - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation.

US wind farm Flat Ridge 2 in full operation

On January 3 BP Wind Energy and Sempra US Gas & Power have announced that the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm located in Kansas, USA, has moved into full commercial operation.

Vestas juggles


The Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas is correcting their staffing levels at various locations. While the company is having to dismiss workers at its two American blade manufacturing plants in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado, they are hiring new employees in Pueblo, which is also in Colorado.