Wind Energy

Transformer platform for offshore wind farm Sandbank goes to sea

A 2,400-tonne giant takes a sea journey: the substation and jacket foundation for the offshore wind farm sandbank on their way to the construction site in the North Sea. (Photo: Vattenfall)

After approximately 16 months of construction work, the transformer substation for the offshore wind farm Sandbank is now on its way to the construction site 90 kilometres west of Sylt in the German North Sea.

04.05.2016

GE reaches 50 GW of global wind installations

The international corporation GE announced that it has installed more than 30,000 onshore wind turbines in over 35 countries with a total capacity of 50 GW.

28.04.2016

Siemens receives biggest offshore order so far

Overall, Siemens will deliver 102 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-7.0-154 for the project East Anglia ONE. (Graphic: Siemens)

Siemens will deliver 102 wind energy plants of the type SWT-7.0-154 for the offshore wind farm East Anglia One. This order by ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidy of Iberdrola S.A., has a volume of 714 MW and is the company’s biggest order so far, when it comes to capacity.

28.04.2016

Contracts signed for Arkona offshore wind farm

Siemens will install 60 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines at the Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens will deliver 60 direct-drive offshore wind turbines for the Arkona wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. To install the turbines E.ON has chosen Danish A2SEA and its specially designed vessel Sea Challenger.

26.04.2016

ICCI 2016 goes increasingly international

ICCI, that takes place April 27-29 in Istanbul is going increasingly international. (Photo: Hannover Fairs Turkey)

In view of the growing Turkish solar market coming ICCI 2016 is going increasingly international. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be one of the top keynote speakers at the biggest energy event in Turkey, that takes places April 27-29 at Istanbul Expo Center.

22.04.2016

ORE Catapult and Tecnalia to collaborate on offshore wind energy research

With Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, UK, and Tecnalia from Spain two of Europe’s leading research centres have committed to work together to take forward offshore renewable energy research and development.

22.04.2016

New LEDs make obstruction lights safer

It is visible even when wearing night vision goggles: the new red / white LED obstruction light from Dialight. (Photo: Dialight)

It may sound like a bad joke, but the night vision goggles used by the pilots of rescue helicopters to detect obstacles in the dark can suppress the red light emitted by conventional LED obstruction lighting. A British LED manufacturer has now introduced an alternative that ensures that pilots can see wind turbines in the dark while wearing night vision goggles.

21.04.2016

Foundations for Nordsee One offshore wind farm completed

 All 54 monopiles for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm were successfully built six weeks ahead of schedule. (Photo: RWE)

The last foundation for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm is completed and all 54 monopole foundations have been fitted with the associated transition pieces for the installation of the tower segments.

18.04.2016

40 MW wind energy orders for Nordex in Turkey

Nordex has received three new orders for wind turbines in Turkey during the first quarter of 2016. (Photo: Nordex SE)

In the first quarter of 2016 wind turbine manufacturer Nordex received three new orders for wind energy plants in Turkey. For the projects the company will deliver 18 turbines with a total capacity of more than 40 MW to different regions of the country.

18.04.2016

Vortex Energy starts foundation for "Gadegast" wind farm

The foundation for “Gadegast” has started (Photo: Vortex Energy)

The German wind energy company Vortex Energy Deutschland GmbH has announced the ground-breaking for eight wind turbines in the district of Gadegast, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The company has been developing the project for three years now and has succeeded in selling it to a large German institutional investor.

14.04.2016

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