Wind Energy

DONG Energy sells Polish onshore wind business

DONG Energy's Polish onshore wind business operates three wind farms with a total installed capacity of 111.5 MW and has a development portfolio of more than 700 MW. Photo: DONG Energy

Two Polish utilities, PGE and Energa, will acquire DONG Energy’s Polish onshore wind business. The two companies will each take over separate parts of the activities.

Siemens wins wind power order from Japan

Siemens Energy has been awarded an onshore wind power order for the Akita Port wind power project on the north west coast of the Japanese island Honshu. The customer is Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, Japan's largest wind power developer.

Vestas receives 72 MW order in Romania

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 772 MW (with an option for another 122 MW) for Romania. The 36-turrbine order constitutes the first part of a project consisting of a total of 422 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines to be installed in Tulcea County in Romania. Delivery of thhe first 36 turbines is planned for the second half of 20013.

SAKANA will produce hubs for SIEMENS` 6 MW wind turbines

SAKANA will produce hubs for SIEMENS` 6 MW wind turbines

The cooperative Sakana, located in the region Navarra, will be the reference manufacturer of the hub and shaft castings of the new 6 MW wind turbines of SIEMENS for the period 2013-14, after the agreement reached in Hamburg between the representatives of both companies.

Dong starts flidar measurement campaign in the Irish Sea

According to the involved companies, the first commercial offshore wind measurement campaign using floating Lidar in European waters has kicked off. FLiDAR NV has deployed a Lidar buoy for Dong Energy in the southern East Irish Sea.

Eemshaven opens offshore terminal


The Blue Orange Terminal in Eemshaven is a new logistics hub for offshore wind farms in the North Sea. In the middle of June, the Buss Group officially opened their new terminal at the Dutch port with 200 guests.

Alstom will supply 34 wind turbines to its first wind power project in Mexico

Alstom has been awarded a contract with ENEL Green Power Mexico for the supply and commissioning of 34 wind turbines at the new Sureste I–Stage II power generation plant in the Tehuantepec Isthmus, Oaxaca, Mexico.

The project, awarded to ENEL by the Federal Electricity Commission under the “external energy producer” scheme, is the first wind power project in Mexico for Alstom.

DNV and GL merger approved

The merger between the Norwegian testing and certification company Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and its German competitor Germanischer Lloyd (GL), which was announced at the end of 2012 (we reported), can proceed as planned. The competition authorities of South Korea, the U.S., the EU and China have approved the merger, according to the companies.

US market is showing progress

Proposed US offshore wind energy projects in advanced development stages (Graphi

The US Energy Department released a new report showing progress for the US offshore wind energy market in 2012, including the completion of two commercial lease auctions for federal Wind Energy Areas and eleven commercial-scale U.S. projects representing over 3.8 GW of capacity reaching an advanced stage of development. Further, the report highlights global trends toward building offshore turbines in deeper waters and using larger, more efficient turbines in offshore wind farms, increasing the amount of electricity delivered to consumers.