Wind Energy

REpower crosses 1 GW milestone in the UK


REpower Systems SE has reached the milestone of 1 GW installed capacity across UK wind farms. The Suzlon Group’s subsidiary is only the third manufacturer in the UK to achieve the 1 GW watershed.

GL Renewables Certification at AWEA Windpower 2013 New Guideline for the Certification of Condition Monitoring Systems

Hamburg / Chicago - GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has published its new "Guideline for the Certification of Condition Monitoring Systems for Wind Turbines". This guideline was compiled in cooperation with its Wind and Marine Energy Committee.

Global Wind Day is just around the corner

(Graphic: EWEA/GWEC)

On June 15th the Global Wind Day is celebrated around the globe again. From Norway to Uruguay, Israel to India, hundreds of activities will allow people around the world to discover the power of wind energy on this day, which is organised by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

Alpha Ventus - Operation Offshore


SUN & WIND ENERGY and Stiftung Offshore Windenergie are proud to present the Alpha Ventus - Operation Offshore book. The alpha ventus offshore test field has ushered in a new era in Germany. Wind energy, already a success story for many years on land, finally got a boost on the high seas. alpha ventus is a milestone for the further extension of offshore wind energy in Germany.

Bard Offshore 1 wind farm is complete

Photo: Bard

After two years of construction, all components of the German offshore wind farm Bard Offshore 1 are now installed. In December 2010, the Bard Group reported that the first wind turbine had gone into operation; on 1 August 2013 they now announced that all 80 systems are installed and that 65 of them are already feeding electricity into the grid.

Vestas sells its machining and casting units to VTC

The German industrial group VTC Partners GmbH will acquire Vestas’ two machining units and four casting units, including approx. 1,000 employees. The factories are based in Norway, Sweden, Germany, China and Denmark.

Germany addresses offshore liability

In future, grid operators will be liable for damages in the event that grid connections for offshore wind farms are delayed, but they can pass a large part of those costs on to consumers. (Foto: Tennet)

At its 29 August cabinet meeting, the German federal government established a compensation scheme for delayed offshore wind farm grid connections and introduced a binding offshore grid integration plan.

Bladt Industries establish jacket production at Lindø

Bladt Industries are establishing a production site at Lindø Industrial Park (Denmark) based on another significant order for foundations for offshore wind.

Seaway Heavy Lifting repositions itself

The Division Renewable Energy for Subsea 7 S.A. is now starting a 50% joint venture with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL). Through the consolidation, Subsea 7 hopes it can better serve the offshore wind energy market as an offshore construction and marine operations partner within SSE’s Offshore Wind Alliance.

Cuxhaven opens new offshore terminal

Jack-up ships loading monopiles at the new offshore terminal in Cuxhaven. (Photo: Scheer/Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven)

On October 14th, Lower Saxony's Minister-President David McAllister opened the second offshore port terminal in Cuxhaven, northern Germany. With a construction period of two years and an investment volume of € 65 m, two additional berths were built on an area of around twelve hectares.