Wind Energy

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

New jack-up vessel concept for 10 to 12 MW turbines

A preview of the new SOUL jack-up vessel concept has been presented to a select group of industry players. (Graphic: Ulstein)

SeaOwls and Ulstein launched a pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel design, the SOUL, allowing transport and installation of the next generation wind turbines with a capacity of 10 to 12 MW. The cruciform structural lay-out of the SOUL jack-up vessel makes the patent-pending solution more than 10 % lighter than conventional jack-up vessel designs. In combination with a high capacity crane, SOUL enables operators to install the next generation wind turbines with 10 to 12 MW in the same time frame as currently used for installing 6 to 8 MW units.

08.02.2017

WWEA and Intersolar Europe will team up and co-host the World Small Wind Conference

The World Wind Energy Association WWEA and Intersolar Europe have agreed to co-host World Small Wind Conference together. Small and medium wind stakeholders as well as the solar PV and energy storage industry are welcome to participate in the event, taking plac in Munich on 1st and 2nd June 2017 in parallel with the Intersolar Europe exhibition 2017 (31 May - 2 June).

06.02.2017

Allianz and MUFG invest in EDF wind farm in Oklahoma

“It is a valuable addition to our renewable energy portfolio, which now exceeds 3.5bn euros and offers a stable and uncorrelated return to Allianz,” said David Jones, Head of Renewables at Allianz Capital Partners. (Photo: Allianz Capital Partners)

Allianz and MUFG, one of the world’s leading financial groups, have together invested tax equity in the Great Western wind park developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE). The 225 MW project is located in Ellis and Woodward Counties, around 200 km north-north west of Oklahoma City. During the next 25 years, Great Western is projected to generate more than 25 million US-$ in property taxes for Ellis and Woodward Counties.

06.02.2017

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