Wind Energy


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SUN & WIND ENERGY 2/2017

The S&WE Special Edition 2 has been published. In addition to giving a preview to this years Husum Wind it features new growth markets in the area of PV and gives an overview of solar stations with integrated solar controllers.

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Ingeteam Service continues its international expansion

In Bulgaria, Ingeteam is present in the wind power market, and is responsible for the maintenance of three wind farms. (Photo: Ingeteam)

Ingeteam has announced the opening of a new subsidiary in Honduras and of another one in Bulgaria. The global presence of the company thereby increases to a total of 22 countries, according to Ingeteam.

12.06.2017

Governments and businesses join forces for significant offshore wind volumes

European energy ministers reaffirmed their commitment to advance offshore wind energy use. (Photo: Offshore Wind Energy)

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark, together with industry captains signed a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe.

07.06.2017

Drafting new offshore wind technical standards in China

World Bank selects a consortium to support offshore wind technical standards in China. (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL is the only foreign owned company engaged by the Chinese government in the developing of new offshore wind technical standards.

02.06.2017

Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm

Full-scope-project EnBW Albatros: Siemens Gamesa supplies 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Following the 497 MW order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind farm, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighbouring 112 MW project EnBW Albatros.

02.06.2017

Germany’ first onshore wind auction at 57.1 €/MWh

The first onshore wind tender in Germany awarded 807 MW at an weighted average price of EUR 57.1/MWh (photo: iSTock)

The first onshore wind tender in Germany, under the reformed renewable energy law (EEG), awarded 807 MW at an weighted average price of EUR 57.1/MWh

23.05.2017

Spain returns to wind energy with record low prices

In Spain's latest renewable energy auction nearly all of the 3 GW available was awarded to wind energy. The auction resulted in contracts for €43/MWh, the maximum discount rate allowed under the Spanish tendering system. This is the lowest level ever awarded in an onshore wind tender in Europe.

18.05.2017

Official inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension

DONG Energy openend 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension Project in Liverpool Bay, UK.

DONG Energy and its partners LEGO Group and PKA were joined by MHI Vestas in the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension, the world’s first offshore wind park to utilise MHI Vestas’ 8 MW wind turbine.

18.05.2017

MHI Vestas expands manufacturing facility at Port of Esbjerg

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is constructing a PCM assembly facility at the Port of Esbjerg (Photo: MHI Vestas)

Construction of a 5,600 square meter facility at the Port of Esbjerg is underway to house manufacturing of power converter modules (PCM) exclusively for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

16.05.2017

DNV GL starts Joint Industry Project to improve assessment of site condition data for offshore wind farms

DNV GL invites industry partners to start a Joint Industry Project (JIP) for improving the collection and assessment of site conditions data for offshore wind farms. Aiming to increase the efficiency of collecting site conditions, the new JIP will work with stakeholders from across the wind industry. The knowledge generated from the JIP is planned to be ultimately incorporated in a DNV GL recommended practice.

16.05.2017

Siemens Gamesa names Markus Tacke as new CEO

At its last meeting the Board of Directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy has appointed Markus Tacke as the company’s new CEO. In addition to this there have been several other decisions concerning the senior management team.

09.05.2017

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