Wind Energy

Natural Power to provide Commercial Back Office Support Service on Hall Wind Farm for RidgeWind

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been appointed to provide Commercial Back Office Support Services on Hall Wind Farm for renewable energy development company RidgeWind.

“A powerful new element in the UK economy”

<b>David Bott</b>

The day after announcing the UK’s new Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre, David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board, was in ebullient mood. His announcement came as many in the UK renewables community had become disillusioned with the Coalition government’s promise to be “the greenest government ever”.

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH enters long term charter contract for DP2 vessel MV Aura

Nordenham - Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has agreed to long-term charter the DP2 vessel MV Aura from the Finnish Meriaura Ltd for use in subsea cable installation projects in the North and Baltic Sea. Under the terms of the agreement NSW will charter the vessel starting in summer 2012.

World's most powerful offshore wind turbine installed

The example of this genre installed on Wednesday, 21 March in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank is the first of a total of 48 turbines of this type that are set to be erected in the second and third expansion phases of this project around 30 km off the Belgian coast. The first phase of 30 MW, consisting of six 5 MW turbines, has been in operation since 2009.

GE PulsePOINT* Technology Helps Wind Operators Reduce Costs and Achieve Optimal Energy Production

Schenectady - GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a new technology that can help give wind farm operators a competitive edge by identifying problems with wind turbines before they can cause downtime or major failures.

Anholt wind farm gets transformer platform

‘Stanislav Yudin’ has installed the transformer platform topsides for Anholt wind farm. (Foto: Seaway Heavy Lifting)

For, Seaway Heavy Lifting has performed the installation of the Anholt transformer platform topsides in the North Sea, located between the Danish island of Anholt and the mainland, coastal city of Grenaa.The transformer platform is part of the 400 MW Anholt offshore wind farm.

Renewable World named as official charity of WindMade

WindMade is delighted to announce the start of a new partnership with Renewable World, which has been chosen to be its official charity.

Gamesa sells four wind farms in France and Germany

Gamesa has set up 126 MW of wind power capacity in France. (Photo: Gamesa)

Gamesa has signed an agreement with the German real capital asset manager KGAL GmbH & Co. KG for the sale of three wind farms in France and one in Germany, with a total installed capacity of 56 MW. KGAL integrates the wind farms in its renewable energy fund for institutional investors, European Sustainable Power Fund 2.

SCADA International receives GL RC certificate for power plant controller

Husum - GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a component certificate to SCADA International for its power plant controller. The GL RC certificate confirms that the power plant controller meets the requirements of the FGW (Federation of German Windpower and other Renewable Energies).

Fuhrländer is insolvent

The German turbine manufacturer Fuhrländer is insolvent. (Photo: Fuhrländer)

Fuhrländer AG, based in Liebenscheid, Germany, filed for insolvency at Montabaur District Court on September 20th. "Postponements of projects by customers" had led to "unpredictable delays in project payments", which could not be compensated for by Fuhrländer AG, says a company press release.