Wind Energy

A2SEA A/S invests in CT Offshore

In July 2011 A2SEA acquired a 29% share interest in the Danish cable installation company CT Offshore.

Global Tech I offshore project, powered with AREVA M5000 turbines is Wind Deal of the Year

Paris - AREVA welcomes the announcement that the Global Tech I (GTI) offshore wind project, powered with the group's turbines, has received the "Wind Deal of the Year" distinction.

The award was given by internationally-renowned magazine, Project Finance International (PFI), during an official ceremony held on January 25, in London.

"Wind farms will continue to be built in Spain"

<b>José Maria Roger Ezpeleta, CEO of Fersa Energía Renovables</b><br><br><i>Photo: Fersa Energía Renovables</i>

The exchange-listed company Fersa Energía Renovables, of Barcelona, is one of the largest Spanish independent project developers of wind and solar power plants.

Kingspan Renewables Powers into the Wind Market

Kingspan has strengthened its position as a leading global player in the Renewables sector with the launch of Kingspan Wind and the introduction of two small high yield wind turbines (3kW and 6kW), which have been specifically designed to deliver maximum output, efficiency and reliability.

Fish like offshore wind farms

Offshore can increase the local fish populations. (Photo: dpa)

Offshore wind farms can have a positive effect on local fish populations. This is the conclusion drawn by the Technical University of Denmark as a result of a study by the DTU Aqua – National Institute of Aquatic Resources.

Hochtief training for offshore workers

 Correct climbing techniques are just one of the many topics covered by the training to become an “offshore worker”. (Photo: Hochtief)

Hochtief Solutions AG will be commencing work on installation of the offshore wind farm Global Tec I in July. Beforehand, its personnel will be attending special training in Bremerhaven. This “offshore worker” training programme is unique in Europe.

New offshore wind farm in China

The wind farm Jiangsu Rudong is located off the coast of the Rudong district, 250 km north east of Shanghai. (Photo: Siemens)

With the offshore wind farm Jiangsu Rudong, a further Chinese offshore wind power project went into operation in May. It consists of 21 Siemens wind turbines of the type SWT-2.3-101 with a total capacity of around 50 MW. The customer is the Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the China Longyuan Power Group.

SoWiTec completes development phase for wind farm in Chile

Photomontage illustrating the future 90 MW wind farm in the Valle de Los Vientos, Chile (Photo: SoWiTec)

The German wind energy project developer SoWiTec has completed the five-year planning phase for the 90 MW wind farm Valle de Los Vientos in the north of Chile. The construction phase should start in the next months, and the wind farm is scheduled to go online in mid-2013.

Gamesa: new high-volume orders from Brazil

Gamesa, the Spanish turbine manufacturer, has sold a further 129 wind turbines for a total of ten wind farms in Brazil. The company signed a contract with Santa Vitória do Palmar Holding for the delivery and installation of the G97 2.0 MW turbines in mid-September.