Wind Energy

Vortex Energy starts foundation for "Gadegast" wind farm

The foundation for “Gadegast” has started (Photo: Vortex Energy)

The German wind energy company Vortex Energy Deutschland GmbH has announced the ground-breaking for eight wind turbines in the district of Gadegast, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The company has been developing the project for three years now and has succeeded in selling it to a large German institutional investor.


4,000 GW of untapped offshore wind energy in the USA

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that there are currently 4,223 GW of untapped offshore wind energy in the USA. Wind Energy Update has now released the whitepaper “Opportunities in the U.S. Offshore Wind Market” to help wind developers and EPCs to use this potential.


Danish offshore wind park Kriegers Flak: EnBW, Siemens and DEME cooperate in tender procedure

The Belgian Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering group (DEME) and Siemens Financial Services will join the project company Kriegers Flak ApS, which was founded by the German utility company EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG in September 2015 to participate in the tender for the Danish offshore wind energy project Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea.


China: Gamesa to install turbines at an altitude of over 3,200 m

Gamesa's presence in China dates back 16 years. According to Gamesa, the company has in total supplied more than 4,000 MW in this market to date. (Photo: Gamesa)

The wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has announced two new orders in China. The company will install 32 MW at the Bainijing wind farm at an altitude of 3,200 metres and another 50 MW for phase three of the Senjitu II complex.


Offshore works at Aberdeen Wind Farm completed

Fugro’s dynamically-positioned 78-metre geotechnical drilling vessel, the Bucentaur, was mobilised to the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, located about 2km to 5km off the coast of Aberdeen. The EOWDC aims to establish a world-class hub of offshore wind know-how, technology and innovation. (Photo: Fugro)

Fugro has completed offshore works undertaken in preparation for full construction of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre at Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. This new facility will provide a platform for the first run of production offshore wind turbines to demonstrate their potential.


Siemens commissions new offshore base port in Eemshaven

From left to right: EMO General Manager Knut Gerdes and members of Siemens Nederland N.V. Martijn Boontjes (County Division Controller) and Jan Posthumus (Head of Operations) at the signing of the contract at 30th March 2016.

Siemens wants to build a new offshore service hub in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The site will be used as a base port for the operation and maintenance services that Siemens will supply for the Dutch Gemini wind farm.


Nordex and Acciona Windpower are now one company

From left to right: Juan Muro-Lara Girod (Head of Corporate Development at Acciona S.A.), Wolfgang Ziebart (Chairman of Supervisory Board of Nordex SE) and Lars Bondo Krogsgaard (CEO of Nordex SE) signing the documents for the merger. (Photo: Nordex SE)

After merger clearance by the relevant competition authorities has been approved, the Nordex group can now merge with Acciona Windpower (AWP). Together, the two companies want to address 80% of the global wind power market.


ABB is building the connection for the 1.2-GW wind farm Hornsea Project One

Following the expansion of the offshore wind farms Burbo Bank (seen in the picture) and Walney, the connection for Hornsea Project One is the third project that ABB will carry out for Dong Energy. (Photo: Dong Energy A/S)

ABB has been commissioned by the Danish energy company Dong Energy to build a 220-kilovolt high-voltage cable system. The system will connect the offshore wind farm Hornsea Project One in the North Sea with the British east coast and supply approximately one million households with wind energy.


Monitoring offshore wind farms in the North Sea

Global Tech I, an offshore wind farm with 400 MW capacity, whose 80 turbines are monitored using Bachmann systems. (Photo: Global Tech I / Henthorn)

More wind turbines in the North and Baltic Seas were connected to the grid in 2015 than ever before. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to detect malfunctions and plan maintenance work on offshore wind farms as early as possible.


Construction is starting on the offshore wind farm Wikinger

Official construction start of the offshore wind farm Wikinger with Christian Pegel, Minister of Energy, Infrastructure and Regional Development for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Tanis Rey-Baltar, Iberdrola's project coordinator for Wikinger. (Photo: Iberdrola)

On 17 March 2016, Iberdrola officially kicked off the construction of its offshore wind farm Wikinger with an event at the Sassnitz ferry port. The total investment volume for the project is € 1.4 billion.