Offshore Wind Energy

Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013 Award Ceremony receives WindMade renewable energy label

Abu Dhabi / Brussel - Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world's pre-eminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, announced that this year's award ceremony has obtained the WindMade renewable energy label, certifying that the event was entirely powered by wind energy.

SGS Holds QHSE Presentation at Renewable UK Health & Safety Conference

SGS Global Renewables QHSE Manager, Jim Green was a guest presenter at the January 2013 Renewable UK (RUK) Health and Safety Conference held in the English city of Sheffield.

Siemens opens R&D test facilities


Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Brande and Aalborg, Denmark. The new test center in Brande features test stands for major components of Siemens wind turbines, including generators, main bearings and complete nacelles.

Bladt Industries establish jacket production at Lindø

Bladt Industries are establishing a production site at Lindø Industrial Park (Denmark) based on another significant order for foundations for offshore wind.

Vestas deploys multiple ZephIR Lidars at largest wind power project in the Southern Hemisphere, Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas have announced the deployment of three ZephIR 300 Lidar systems at the 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia to provide hub height and full rotor wind speed measurements across the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wind power project.

Babcock builds innovative floating met monitoring system for offshore wind developers

Babcock has commenced construction of its innovative floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system, designed to provide critical meteorological data for offshore wind farm developers safely, reliably and more cost-effectively than has previously been feasible.

LM Wind Power joins project to develop ‘intelligent blades’ with the ambition to drive down the cost of wind power

Leading rotor blade manufacturer, LM Wind Power, today announced its ambition to lower the cost of energy generated by wind power below grid parity, through a research project to develop ‘intelligent’ blades based on wireless sensor technology.

The Switch signs new deal with PROKON and triples its order backlog

Vantaa - The Switch, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, received orders for key wind power components from PROKON of Germany.

Nordex USA Secures 45.6 MW Order from Exelon Wind

Hamburg - Nordex USA, Inc. will be supplying 19 wind turbines to Exelon Wind, LLC for the next phase of the Beebe Community Wind Project in Gratiot County, Michigan. The first phase, which was completed in December 2012, features 34 of Nordex’ N117/2400 turbines and was the first major project worldwide to use the machines, specifically designed for light wind conditions.

Vattenfall commissions 122 MW wind farm in the Netherlands

Royal blessing: Former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was present at the commi

Vattenfall officially commissioned the Zuidlob wind farm on 11 September. The wind farm consists of 36 wind turbines with a total capacity of 122 MW. It is one of the largest onshore wind farms in the Netherlands and, at the same time, the largest onshore wind farm that Vattenfall has ever built. The investment volume is approximately € 150 million.