Wind Energy

World's most powerful commercial wind turbine successfully installed

A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on April 9th for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The turbine is the first of 11 to be deployed at the facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two turbines will have a capacity of 8.8 MW, the other nine will have a capacity of 8.4 MW

11.04.2018

Port Knock in Emden becomes service base for MHI Vestas Offshore

Jan Hattermann, Senior Manager Port & Logistics Services at EMS Maritime Offshore, Stephan Kremers, Commissioning Project Manager of MHI Vestas Offshore (Photo: EMO)

From March 2018, EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) will provide port facilities in Emden and logistics services to the wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas for the "Borkum Riffgrund 2" offshore wind farm. After the installation of the 56 V164‐8 MW wind turbines, MHI Vestas will commission the wind turbine generators and use the service base at Port Knock at the river Ems.

19.03.2018

Siemens Gamesa to provide service for four innogy wind farms in Poland

Siemens Gamesa will provide service to Polish onshore wind farms of innogy SE. Via its subsidiary innogy Renewables Polska, the company has signed four agreements with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to cover service and maintenance for 55 of its wind turbines. The turbines with a combined rating of 120 MW are installed at four different onshore wind farms in Poland.

06.03.2018

E.ON builds new 57‑MW wind park in Italy

Start of construction of Morcone project. (Photo: E.ON)

E.ON has begun construction of a new onshore wind farm in Italy. Nineteen turbines of the three-megawatt class from the Danish manufacturer Vestas will provide clean energy in the future. The wind farm was the largest project awarded by the Italian government at an auction in 2016.

19.02.2018

Exclusive delivery contract for Hornsea Project Two

Siemens Gamesa will not only deliver the wind turbines for Hornsea Project Two but also provide Service. (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a contract for the delivery and service of turbines with a combinded capayity of 1,386 MW. The project is being developed by the Danish energy group Ørsted in British waters.

14.02.2018

The Great Energy Transition Gathers Momentum

The Global Wind Energy Council released its annual market statistics today. The 2017 market remained above 50 GW, with Europe, India and the offshore sector having record years.

14.02.2018

Wind Power Capacity Worldwide reaches 539 GW

According to preliminary statistics published by WWEA, the overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2017 reached 539.291 MW. This means with an additional capacity of 52.552 MW, 2017 there has been slightly more installation activity then the year before.

12.02.2018

PNE WIND proceeds with the construction of its new 200 MW Portfolio

PNE WIND AG has successfully completed construction of the “Kührstedt/Alfstedt” wind farm in Lower Saxony. The turbines have a combined capacity of 43.2MW and are feeding electricity to the grids since the end of 2017.

01.02.2018

Newcomer RanaWorks brings fresh ideas to the North Sea energy market

RanaWorks introduces an innovative concept to the North Sea offshore wind market (photo: RanaWorks)

Newly formed RanaWorks B.V. introduces an innovative concept to the market of inspection, repair and maintenance in the North Sea offshore wind market. The concept evolves around the seamless integration of subsea and above waterline services in order to achieve the best value for money without compromising safety and quality.

23.01.2018

Energy4All been voted on the board of REScoop.eu

REScoop representatives meeting in Eifel last year (photo: Energy4All)

REScoop.eu is the European federation of groups and cooperatives of citizens for renewable energy. It is a growing network of 1,500 European REScoops and their 1,000,000 citizens.

10.01.2018

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