Wind Energy

The top 25 global wind asset owners in 2015

The Top 25 global wind asset owners. (Source: MAKE)

In 2015, the 25 biggest wind asset owners expanded their collective grid-connected wind capacity to 170 GW but lost market share. This was shown in a new market report by renewable energy consulting company MAKE.


88.4 m long turbine blade successfully transported through Denmark

The world’s longest wind turbine blade passing a traffic roundabout. (Photo: LM Wind Power)

Specialist for heavy transports Mammoet Wind transported the world’s longest wind turbine blade from Danish Lunderskov to Aalborg over a distance of more than 200 km. The blade was transported from a pilot plant of LM Wind to the Blaest Blade Test Center.


EnBW acquires Danish service provider Connected Wind Services

EnBW acquires service company CWS to expand their range of services, while CWS sees the transaction as an opportunity for growth. (Photo: Connected Wind Services A/S)

The Denmark-based independent service provider Connected Wind Services A/S (CWS) has been acquired by German utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG. For EnBW this is a step to further expand its renewable energy business.


$177 million investment for renewable energy in Africa

The global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Poweris investing $177.5 million of equity in the pan-African renewable energy generation platform Lekela Power, of which $117.5 will come from other investors such as the private grant making foundation Rockefeller Brothers Fund ($ 10 million), while $60 million will come from Mainstream itself.


Nordex turbines generate 12% higher yield at moderate and light wind sites

The sister model of the new N117/3600 turbine, the N117/3000 with 3 MW capacity. (Photo: Nordex SE)

The manufacturer Nordex launches two new turbines – one for sites with moderate wind conditions and one for sites with light winds. Both turbines have a 20% higher-rated output than their sister models and therefore can produce an up to 12% higher annual energy yield.


Nordex secures 243 MW contract for wind park in the U.S.

The 3-MW-turbine by Nordex is especially popular in Texas. (Photo: Nordex Group)

The wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group has secured a 243 MW wind turbine order for the United States. Nordex will supply 81 AW125/3000 wind turbines for a wind farm in Texas.


92 MW offshore wind farm being built near Scottish East Coast

The Swedish energy company Vattenfall has bought Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s 25% share of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) also known as “Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm”. With this the company now fully owns the project, which was developed together with AREG.


Nordex receives orders for projects with more than 30 MW in Greece

Terna Energy SA, a Greek renewable energy company, has ordered a total of 10 Nordex wind turbines for two wind parks in Greece. Both sites are located in a strong-wind region near Athens.


51 MW wind farm project in Russia

A 51 MW wind park will be constructed in the Republic of Kalmykia – the only region in Europe where Buddhism is practiced by a plurality of the population (according to a 2012 census 37.6%). (Picture of the Flag of Kalmykia: Drawn by Conscious [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

A wind park with a total capacity of 51 MW is being developed in the Russian Federation in Kalmykia. Turbine manufacturer FWT will be responsible for the turnkey realization of the project, which is scheduled to start commercial operation in 2017.


Gamesa lands new 48 MW order in China

Photo: Gamesa

Gamesa has announced a new order from Chinese utility Datang for the supply of 48 MW at Sanlengshan wind complex. The company has been contracted to install 24 G97-2.0 MW turbines.