Wind Energy

Marmen to launch its first tower plant in the US

Canadian wind tower manufacturer Marmen announced the opening of its first plant in the United States, Marmen Energy, located in Brandon, South Dakota. The new plant is fully dedicated to the fabrication of wind towers.

The Switch signs new deal with PROKON and triples its order backlog

Vantaa - The Switch, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, received orders for key wind power components from PROKON of Germany.

First service technicians for South Africa trained by BZEE

Eleven South African technicians completed the training course at German-based B

The German training centre for renewable energy BZEE, in cooperation with bfw Bremerhaven, recently completed the first training course consisting of 11 South African technicians.

Gwynt y Môr forges ahead

The first of 160 steel foundations for the offshore wind farm Gwynt y Môr off the north Wales coast have been erected and the first export cable is currently being laid near Pensarn. Furthermore, the first of two offshore substations set sail for Liverpool Bay in mid August after being designed and built by Siemens in Manchester and Harland and Wolff in Belfast.

New certification guideline

GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new “Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines”. It provides a fully integrated design and analysis concept for offshore wind turbines.

Competition for feasibility studies and development and demonstration funding

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Technology Strategy Board are to invest up to £ 11.2 million (about € 13.8 million) in technical feasibility studies, development and demonstration of component technologies, and knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP) to stim

Windreich files for bankruptcy

Marketing for an offshore project of Windreich on a wing of a plane. Despite the

As experts have feared for some time, Windreich GmbH is insolvent. The largest German offshore wind farm developer submitted an application for self-administered insolvency at the end of last week. Holger Blümle from the firm Schultze & Braun was appointed to be the provisional administrator. In addition, the company founder Willi Balz has resigned as a managing partner.

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