Wind Energy

Baltic wind farm "Vikings" feeds into the grid

"Wikinger" started feeding into the greed (Photo: Adwen)

The offshore wind farm "Vikings" has for the first time fed electricity into the grid. After installation and interim commissioning of the last of 70 Adewen turbines, this is the next important milestone achieved. The wind farm "Vikings" is Iberdrola’s first offshore wind farm in Germany. The company has invested 1.4 billion euros in the project.

02.01.2018

Autumn blues in Amsterdam

The autumnal weather in Amsterdam seemed to transfer across onto the mood at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. (Photo: Katharina Garus)

This year the WindEurope invitation to the annual sector gathering was to Amsterdam. Exhibitor and visitor numbers have been better in the past, though, and the mood too.

14.12.2017

New WindGEMINI advances wind turbine operations

DNV GL has launched WindGEMINI, its first digital twin online tool (graph: DNV GL)

DNV GL has launched WindGEMINI, its first digital twin online tool giving wind farm owners and operators advanced insights into turbine condition and performance, enabling better informed wind operation decisions. The WindGEMINI framework is based on digital twin technology, equipping users with digital copies of their wind turbines which are continuously updated in real-time, making use of the stream of information received from turbines and wind farm sensors, to reflect the real conditions experienced by the turbines on site.

29.11.2017

Hedging emerges as potential solution for wind energy resource risk

Type of support used on the total cumulative EU wind capacity to 2030 (Source: WindEurope "The value of hedging")

By 2030 only 6% of Europe’s wind energy capacity will be unexposed to market risks through support schemes, down from 75% today. This means that the transition to auctions allocating renewable energy support comes with more exposure to price risk. One new way to address uncertainty on project revenues is hedging against volume risk. This is according to ‘The value of hedging,’ a new report published today by WindEurope and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions.

29.11.2017

Siemens Gamesa launches SG 4.2-145 for onshore, SG 8.0-167 DD for offshore

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has launched the new geared turbine SG 4.2-145, as part of the new geared turbine platform (photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Two new turbines, introduced to the public at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam, are part of Siemens Gamesa’s new “One Segment/One Technology” philosophy for geared onshore turbines and direct drive offshore turbines.

28.11.2017

Statoil awards battery contract in Batwind project

Sebastian Bringsværd, head of Hywind Development in Statoil, at Statoil's Autumn Conference 2017. (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland)

Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will next year be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm. The purpose is to “teach” the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when to send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power.

28.11.2017

Offshore wind project Rampion starts power generation

The first of 116 MHI Vestas 3.45MW tubines has been commissioned at Rampion offshore wind farm. (Graphic: E.ON)

The offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity. According to E.ON, the first turbine was commissioned. 115 additional turbines will be connected to the grid in stages over the next few months.

28.11.2017

Horizon 2020 Project

8.2 Consulting AG is proud to be part of the pan-European consortium that participates in the Horizon 2020 project - a technology platform for the first prototype of a double-digit rated capacity turbine in a realistic offshore environment.

27.11.2017

MHI Vestas expands UK industrial footprint with new in Fawley

MHI Vestas is planning to create about 50 job in the new facility. (Photo: Into the Blue)

MHI Vestas will repurpose a decommissioned, oil-fired power plant into a state-of-the-art painting and logistics facility for its 80-metre turbine blades. The facility is expected to be operational in April 2018.

10.11.2017

Construction begins on Horns Rev 3

Vattenfall starts construction work at Horns Rev 3. (Photo: Vattenfall)

Construction work has begun on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3. It is the first time in five years that an offshore wind farm will be built in Denmark.

30.10.2017

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