Wind Energy

InWind Chronicle features SGS Article on In-Service Inspections for Wind Farm Projects

The April-May 2011 issue of the InWind Chronicle magazine features an SGS article entitled the "Importance of In-Service Inspections for Wind Farm Projects," written by Olaf Robenek, Senior Wind Turbine Inspector Onshore and Offshore, and Nils Dreischerf, Wind Turbine Inspector, both of who are from SGS Industrial Services.

DNV accredited for power quality testing of wind turbines

Seattle - DNV announces that it has obtained accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for power quality testing on wind turbines. The DNV Seattle office, which obtained the accreditation, now provides power quality testing services to global customers along with accredited power performance, acoustic, and loads measurement services.


GL Renewables Certification contracted by Siemens Wind Power

Hamburg - GL Renewables Certification (GL) has been chosen by Siemens Wind Power for the type certification of their 6 MW direct drive offshore wind turbine.


Improved visibility - GL Garrad Hassan enhances Online Data Management service

Anaheim/California, 24 May 2011 - Working with wind means rapidly changing conditions and equipment pushed to its limits. Real time alerts based on continuous data monitoring and testing, matters wind park operators are ready to change with them.


Zarges Aluminum Systems Rope-Guided Service Lift

Zarges Aluminum Systems is making the ride from the base of a wind tower to the highest internal platform more stable and user-friendly. We'd like you to be one of the first to see our innovative modular design and how it will make wind turbine service easier for maintenance personnel.


Realization of the first EWT 500kW wind turbine in the UK

EWT, the Dutch manufacturer of Direct Drive wind turbines, will install their first DIRECTWIND 52 - 500kW wind turbine in Camelford, Cornwall. With the favorable local wind conditions and supported by the UK Feed In Tariff system it is very attractive for farmers and landowners to opt for an EWT Direct Drive wind turbine.

North-east key to delivering Europe`s offshore wind potential ‘more cost effectively and sustainably’

A leading European energy company has hailed Aberdeen City and Shire as an emerging centre of excellence for delivering the UK and Europe's offshore wind targets ‘more cost effectively and sustainably'.

Vattenfall also credited Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) as a key driving force behind the region's offshore wind capabilities.


Gamesa lays the cornerstone of its new building in Sarriguren


  • The building's circular design will minimise energy use

  • Gamesa will capitalise on synergies and increase efficiency by consolidating its entire Navarre office staff into two buildings (the existing Sarriguren I offices and the new facility)


ACCIONA Energy begins construction work on its first windpark in Poland


  • With 38 MW installed capacity, it represents an investment of around 57 million euros and will be completed in 2011

  • With the addition of Poland, the company will now have 13 countries in which it owns installations

GE Completes Acquisition of Next-Generation Wind Turbine Tower Technology

Schenectady - GE (NYSE: GE) announced today the acquisition of next generation technology from Wind Tower Systems, LLC (WTS) that is expected to enable taller wind turbine towers. The need for taller, cost-efficient towers is becoming an important factor in the wind industry as blade lengths increase.

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