Wind Energy

MEC foresees big business in offshore foundations

In 2010 the figure was only 3 GW. The development is mostly being driven by the European and Asian markets. This is what the latest study by the company, "Offshore Wind Foundations", reveals. Installations at sea have significantly increased the demand for the necessary foundations.

GE powers Mongolia’s first wind farm project

<b>Up to now, there only exist a few small wind turbine systems in Mongolia.</b><br><br><i>Photo: EWEA/Elke Zander</i><br>

The US$ 100 million project will be located 70 kilometers southeast of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and is set to open in 2012. The Salkhit Wind Farm will have an initial installed capacity of 50 MW. GE will supply 1.6-MW wind turbines that will have an 82.5 meter rotor and 80 meter hub height for IEC class IIa wind conditions.

European wind industry has hard times ahead

This goes especially for the European market according to the results of a study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. The uncertainty of support programmes and low-priced natural gas limit the outlook for growth.

Prokon also in Finland as of 2012

Prokon is not entering new territory here, as it has already had business connections with the Finnish generator manufacturer The Switch since 2010. Building on these contacts, Prokon now wishes to open its own project development office at the same location.

GL Garrad Hassan supports Kawasaki tidal project

Working to support the growth in this emerging sector of the renewable energy industry, GL Garrad Hassan is aiding Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the development and deployment of its 1 MW prototype tidal turbine by providing technical information and guidance on tidal resources and technologies.

A2SEA A/S invests in CT Offshore

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

Growing Demand for Wind Power Generation Creates Jobs for Many

London - Wind power has become one of the most rapidly-growing markets in the global energy industry, creating a significant number of jobs in times when other industries are experiencing financial instability, a new report by industry analysis specialist GlobalData has found.

Offshore wind energy: recession-busting thanks to European Energy Programme for Recovery

A mid-term review of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly.

Nordex receives big order from Exelon

The 81.6 MW project consists of 34 large turbines of the new type Nordex N117/2400. Exelon is to start the preparatory construction work in May, with the delivery of the turbines from the Nordex factory in the USA to take place in the late summer of 2012.

Installations for Gwynt y Môr have begun

The heavy lift vessel, “Stanislav Yudin” from Seaway Heavy Lifting Limited (SHL) of Cyprus will operate in Liverpool Bay from now on until December, 2012, to install major components for the 160 3.6 MW turbines wind farm “Gwynt y Môr”.