Wind Energy

The world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

 Adwen and Winergy developed the world largest gearbox so far exclusively for the Adwen 8 MW ASD 8-180 wind turbine. (Photo: Adwen)

In close cooperation Adwen and Winergy developed the gearbox for Adwen's AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world.

02.09.2016

First offshore wind farm of the U.S. enters final construction stage

Blades for the offshore wind turbines are being unloaded at Rhode Island’s ProvPort. (Photo: Deepwater Wind)

Deepwater Wind will soon start the final construction stage of Block Island Wind Farm in the federal state of Rhode Island.

02.09.2016

wpd will start operations in the United States

In the future, wpd wind projects Inc. a subsidiary of wpd group will be operating in the U.S. wind market. The new subsidiary of wpd has acquired the U.S.-American subsidiary of Volkswind.

01.09.2016

First turbine at Nordergründe offshore wind farm installed

The first wind energy plant of the offshore wind farm Nordergründe has been installed. (Photo: wpd)

On August 16, the first wind energy turbine has been installed at the offshore wind site Nordergründe in the German North Sea. The first turbine of the 111 MW wind park was produced by Senvion and has a capacity of 6.15 MW.

01.09.2016

Foreign enterprises investing in wind farms in Poland can claim compensation from the state

(Foto: iStock)

The Polish Wind Energy Investments Act of 20 May 2016 (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 961), which came into force on 15 July 2016, has thwarted both Polish and foreign investors in implementing many wind farm projects that they have been developing for years. Foreign investors can protect their investments by invoking international laws which may make Poland liable for damages.

30.08.2016

The Nordex Group is negotiating with Acciona Energia in Chile

Nordex turbines may soon be installed at a wind farm in Chile that Acciona Energia has won the contract to build. (Photo: Nordex SE)

The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with Acciona Energia to deliver turbines for a 183-MW wind farm in Chile.

29.08.2016

Updated Global Wind Power Market Forecast

Policy clarity in several global key markets will influence worldwide growth of the wind power market positively and negatively. But overall, the effects balance out over a ten year span with a net upgrade of less than 600 MW, renewable energy consulting company MAKE reported in an update of their Global Wind Power Market Outlook.

25.08.2016

Senvion acquires parts of Kenersys in India

The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed definitive agreements to acquire the production facilities for nacelles and infrastructure in Baramati, India, as well as the wind turbine inventory and service business of Kenersys India Private Limited.

17.08.2016

Ramboll acquires two German onshore wind consultancies

The Danish consultancy company Ramboll has acquired the German consultancy specialists BBB Umwelttechnik and CUBE Engineering GmbH to position itself for the expanding onshore wind market.

17.08.2016

The top 25 global wind asset owners in 2015

The Top 25 global wind asset owners. (Source: MAKE)

In 2015, the 25 biggest wind asset owners expanded their collective grid-connected wind capacity to 170 GW but lost market share. This was shown in a new market report by renewable energy consulting company MAKE.

11.08.2016

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