Offshore Wind Energy

EU energy research funding puts 2020 targets at risk

EU funds for non-nuclear energy R&D double in the new research budget proposed today by the European Commission - but are nothing like enough to fund what the European Commission says is necessary to achieve its 2020 targets.

NIBC and European Energy together expand wind farm portfolio

NIBC's European Infrastructure Fund (NEIF) and European Energy A/S together reached an agreement to expand the Altlandsberg wind farm. The additional acquisition from third parties brings the total operating capacity of the wind farm to 14MW and enlarges the portfolio that European Energy and NEIF hold together to 48MW.

Wind farms hit high of more than 12% of UK electricity demand

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has praised National Grid's handling of the large volumes of electricity generated by wind farms over the festive season.

WinWinD to build 50 MW wind park in Finland

The agreement was signed with the developer Metsahallitus, a Finnish state-owned company. The new wind park will be significant on a Finnish scale. The full-scale production capacity of the Myllykangas Wind Park is 50 MW, with a maximum of 19 wind turbines located in the area. The total investment in the Myllykangas Wind Park is approximately € 90 million.

Natural Power to provide Commercial Back Office Support Service on Hall Wind Farm for RidgeWind

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been appointed to provide Commercial Back Office Support Services on Hall Wind Farm for renewable energy development company RidgeWind.

“A powerful new element in the UK economy”

<b>David Bott</b>

The day after announcing the UK’s new Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre, David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board, was in ebullient mood. His announcement came as many in the UK renewables community had become disillusioned with the Coalition government’s promise to be “the greenest government ever”.

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH enters long term charter contract for DP2 vessel MV Aura

Nordenham - Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has agreed to long-term charter the DP2 vessel MV Aura from the Finnish Meriaura Ltd for use in subsea cable installation projects in the North and Baltic Sea. Under the terms of the agreement NSW will charter the vessel starting in summer 2012.

World's most powerful offshore wind turbine installed

The example of this genre installed on Wednesday, 21 March in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank is the first of a total of 48 turbines of this type that are set to be erected in the second and third expansion phases of this project around 30 km off the Belgian coast. The first phase of 30 MW, consisting of six 5 MW turbines, has been in operation since 2009.

GE PulsePOINT* Technology Helps Wind Operators Reduce Costs and Achieve Optimal Energy Production

Schenectady - GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a new technology that can help give wind farm operators a competitive edge by identifying problems with wind turbines before they can cause downtime or major failures.

Anholt wind farm gets transformer platform

‘Stanislav Yudin’ has installed the transformer platform topsides for Anholt wind farm. (Foto: Seaway Heavy Lifting)

For, Seaway Heavy Lifting has performed the installation of the Anholt transformer platform topsides in the North Sea, located between the Danish island of Anholt and the mainland, coastal city of Grenaa.The transformer platform is part of the 400 MW Anholt offshore wind farm.