Wind Energy

Siemens concludes framework agreement with Enel Green Power for 260 wind turbines

Siemens has concluded a framework agreement with Enel Green Power for the supply of up to 260 wind turbines for various wind farms in Europe. The total capacity of the onshore turbines is 600 megawatts (MW), sufficient to supply more than 350,000 European households with clean wind power. The agreement with the subsidiary of the Italian utility Enel S.p.A.

Draka Offshore Selected as Development Partner for Gode Wind II Offshore Wind Farm Project

Drammen - Draka Offshore announced today they have been selected by PNE WIND AG as the technical development partner responsible for designing the subsea inter-array power system for the Gode Wind II offshore wind farm project.

ACCIONA Energy to receive 10.3 million euros from the Canadian government for the company’s fourth wind farm in the country

ACCIONA Energy will receive up to 13.79 million Canadian dollars (10.28 million euros at the present exchange rate) over ten years from the Government of Canada as an incentive for the Lamèque wind farm that the company is now building in the province of New Brunswick (eastern Canada).

Juwi moving US wind energy headquarters to Colorado

Juwi is moving its US wind-energy headquarters in September from Cleveland to Boulder, Colorado, a state that offers a large renewable energy resource pool that the company can tap for expansion.

A2SEA invests in a new jack-up vessel

A2SEA - owned 51 % by Dong Energy and 49 % by Siemens Wind Power - has signed a contract with Chinese company Cosco Shipyard Group Co., Ltd., for the construction of a new jack-up vessel specially designed for the purpose of installation of offshore wind turbines.

Australian Snowtown Wind Farm gets enlargement

 Snowtown II Wind Farm will be located next to Snowtown Wind Farm which was formally opened in November 2008. (Photo: TrustPower)

Australian integrated energy company Origin Energy Limited (Origin) and New Zealand's TrustPower announced the signing of Origin's largest ever wind power purchase agreement in which it will be supplied the renewable energy generated by TrustPower’s planned Snowtown II Wind Farm in South Australia.

First wind energy contract for Siemens in Chile

The Siemens SWT 2.3-101 has a rotor diameter of 101m. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has obtained a contract to install wind turbines with a total capacity of 115 MW in Chile. The El Arrayán project, which awarded the contract, is a joint venture between Pattern Energy and Ashmore Energy International (AEI). The Chilean mining concern Antofagasta also has a stake in the project.

New offshore centre provides round the clock support

OutSmart’s new Offshore Operations Centre in Emden is planned to be fully operational by the end of the year. (Graphic: OutSmart)

OutSmart will open an offshore wind operations centre for the German market in Emden at the end of this year. The operations centre will be manned 24/7 to operate offshore wind farms in the German North Sea and coordinate maintenance and logistic activities. Launching customer is Trianel for wind farm Borkum West 2 that is currently under construction.

Study on noise reduction in offshore installations published

Protecting porpoises from harmful noises during the driving of foundation piles into the seabed remains a critical factor in the construction of offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic seas. In the past, the noise emission limit of 160 dB (decibels) at 750 m from the source was often exceeded by 10 dB, i.e. by a factor of 10. As a comparison, a jet plane emits around 140 dB at 30 m.