Wind Energy

EWEA finds successor to Kjaer

Christian Kjaer, Thomas Becker and Klaus Rave (Foto: EWEA)

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has found a new head; from 1st April 2013, Thomas Becker is taking over the post previously held by Christian Kjaer. Becker has been head of Genan, an internationally active used tyre recycling company, since 2010. Before that he was a state secretary at the Danish Ministry for Climate and Energy.

Lidar measurements add value


If measurements are performed with lidar devices during the planning phase of a wind farm, this can increase the value of the wind farm by more than € 1 million.

Vestas receives 72 MW order in Romania

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 772 MW (with an option for another 122 MW) for Romania. The 36-turrbine order constitutes the first part of a project consisting of a total of 422 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines to be installed in Tulcea County in Romania. Delivery of thhe first 36 turbines is planned for the second half of 20013.

Introducing 3M™ Wind Blade Protection Coating W4600

St. Paul - Awareness is growing in the wind industry about the severe impact that erosion on the leading edge of wind blades can have on turbine output. Erosion can lead to a significant loss in annual energy production, costing owners and operators thousands of dollars.

Grouting continues at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

Livingston - The foundation installation at the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is well underway, with half of the 160 monopiles installed at the 576MW offshore wind farm.

Meteodyn appoints new distributor for Turkey

Meteodyn, wind simulation software developer, now relies on a new distributor to expand its global network. The company Ucyel Enerji is in charge of meteodyn WT software sales in Turkey.

New website for OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY magazine

OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY will now also provide information oline to the European o

OFFSHORE WIND INDUSTRY, the English language magazine for the European offshore wind industry, now has its own website. At, readers will find all relevant industry news as well as selected content from the magazine.

Gamesa starts selling its 5 MW turbine

The new Gamesa G128-5.0 MW wind turbine is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Gamesa has sold the first wind turbines of its new G128-5.0 MW type. The company has won a contract to supply three G128-5.0 MW turbines to TuuliWatti Oy. The G128-5.0 MW is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Dong and Siemens enter into framework contract for 6 MW turbines

Dong has secured 300 of the new 6 MW Siemens turbines through a framework agreement. (Photo: Siemens)

On July 19th, Dong Energy and Siemens signed a framework agreement regarding the delivery of three hundred 6 MW offshore wind turbines. The turbines are designated for specific Dong projects in the UK and are to be erected between 2014 and 2017.