Wind Energy

MHI Vestas creates more than 400 new jobs in Denmark

 MHI Vestas brings over 400 new manufacturing jobs for highly skilled employees to rural Denmark. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

After recently recruiting over 100 manufacturing jobs in the UK, MHI Vestas is turning its attention to manufacturing sites at Lindø and Nakskov, and is now recruiting 414 additional employees at the company’s Danish nacelle and blade factories.

07.03.2017

First urban battery storage system in Denmark to support renewables

BESS can supply electricity to 60 households for 24 hours (photo: ABB)

ABB announced the successful commissioning of Denmark’s first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) can supply electricity to 60 households for 24 hours.

02.03.2017

Automated drone technology in wind turbine inspections

Siemens Wind Power is collaborating with US­based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push­button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods.

02.03.2017

Rhenus Offshore Logistics secures UK offshore supply base partnership

Supply vessel of Rhenus on its way to the offshore platform. (Photo: Rhenus SE & Co. KG)

Rhenus Offshore Logistics is starting up its operation of two new offshore supply bases at the ports of Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen. The new sites are maintained through cooperation with local partners and realised through the recently opened UK office of Rhenus Offshore Logistics.

01.03.2017

LM Wind Power will build wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg

 LM Wind Power’s new wind turbine blade factory in Cherbourg will have the capability to manufacture the world's longest blade at 88.4 meters. (Photo: LM Wind Power)

LM Wind Power announced that they will open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, France. The Cherbourg plant will have the capability to manufacture the world's longest blade at 88.4 meters.

23.02.2017

Vestas reclaims leading position as wind turbine manufacturer

Vestas has reclaimed #1 position as turbine manufacturer 2016 (Photo: Vestas)

With some 8.7 GW of onshore turbines installed in 2016, Vestas has reclaimed the top spot in the annual ranking of wind turbine manufacturers. GE is placed second in the global ranking with Goldwind close behind. Installation of offshore wind turbines was led by Sewind and Siemens.

22.02.2017

German offshore wind farm Hohe See is on its way

At EnBW Hohe See Siemens will install 71 units of its turbine type SWT-7.0-154, rated at 7 MW and with a rotor diameter of 154 m. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens will provide the complete offshore wind power plat solutions for the Hohe See offshore wind project 90 km north of the German island Borkum. The inter-array cabling contract with a value of approximately € 80 million has been awarded to VBMS.

21.02.2017

ABB microgrid to bring power reliability to Alaska community

A microgrid combining battery and flywheel based storage technologies will be installed in Anchorage. The small scale project aims to identify technologies that will enable the integration of more renewables.

13.02.2017

GWEC statistics: wind power market continues to grow

Wind power market 2016 chalks up more strong numbers (Photo: GWEC)

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics: the 2016 market was more than 54 GW, bringing total global installed capacity to nearly 487 GW.

10.02.2017

Europe adds 12.5 GW of new wind capacity in 2016

On 9th February WindEurope has released the European annual wind statistics for 2016. Also Wind accounted for 51 % of all new power installed, there are still big differences between the Member States of the EU and there is a lot left to do for the Governments.

09.02.2017

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