Topaz and ABB renew longstanding vessel contract for wind farm support

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, announced the renewal of its long standing contract with ABB for the Topaz Installer, Topaz’s specialized cable laying vessel. Under the terms of the contract, the Topaz Installer will provide ABB with cable-laying services in support of wind farms in the North Sea for a … Continue reading Topaz and ABB renew longstanding vessel contract for wind farm support

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States are leading winds of change in U.S. renewable energy revolution

Some are calling recent clean-energy actions by New York, Massachusetts and Iowa “game-changers.” That might very well prove true in the medium-term. But we can say with confidence that they are immediate game-advancers. Why? Energy markets are affected by policy, but they are driven by price. The underlying business reality is that the real cost … Continue reading States are leading winds of change in U.S. renewable energy revolution

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U.S. wind power surpasses 75 gigawatts

Sometimes the more you know about something, the more you like it. And that’s the case for wind energy. The amount of installed wind capacity across the U.S. has tripled over the last eight years, and people are taking notice. Recent polls show U.S. voters like what they see in wind energy. And that’s especially … Continue reading U.S. wind power surpasses 75 gigawatts

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Georgia’s first wind power plant almost completed

The wind power plant in Gori will be the first of its kind in Georgia. Earlier, there have been standalone turbines with modest power output, used only for individual consumption and not connected to the power grid. Tornike Kazarashvili, chair of the board of directors of Kartli Wind Power Station, told DFWatch that the construction … Continue reading Georgia’s first wind power plant almost completed

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WindEurope CEO says oil and gas sector future in offshore wind power

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson today spoke at the annual Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) event in Stavanger, a major gathering of the offshore oil and gas sector. He set out where offshore wind stands today in Europe and the outlook for the industry. He described how the oil and gas sectors were benefitting significantly from its … Continue reading WindEurope CEO says oil and gas sector future in offshore wind power

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Brexit: what will it mean for wind energy?

On 23 June, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The decision rocked global markets, sent the pound tumbling and plunged Europe’s economic and political future into a wave of uncertainty. As the dust settles, the WindEurope Summit looks at what a UK outside the EU will mean for the deployment of wind energy … Continue reading Brexit: what will it mean for wind energy?

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Adwen and Winergy present the world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

In  close  cooperation  Adwen  and  Winergy developed  the gearbox  for  Adwen’s  AD  8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world.   Winergy’s  gearbox  was  designed  exclusively  for  the  AD  8-180  wind  … Continue reading Adwen and Winergy present the world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

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Completion for Eurus Energy Group’s second wind power project in South America

Eurus Energy Group’s second wind farm project in Uruguay, has achieved full operation condition on August 2016.  This project is called Florida 2 and as well as previous Minas Project, it has been promoted by Akuo Energy SAS, the leading French green IPP (through its subsidiary Akuo Energy Uruguay SAS), and Eurus group (through its … Continue reading Completion for Eurus Energy Group’s second wind power project in South America

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Editorials promote offshore wind power progress in US

  With America’s first-ever offshore wind farm being completed this month off the coast of Rhode Island, major newspapers are editorializing in support of this abundant, homegrown, clean source of electricity. It continues a major American success story already experiencing on-shore with enough land-based wind power installed to produce electricity for 20 million American homes … Continue reading Editorials promote offshore wind power progress in US

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Brookfield Renewable orders eleven Nordex N90/2500 wind turbines in Ireland

The Nordex Group is supplying eleven N90/2500 turbines for Brookfield Renewable in Ireland. The “Slievecallan East” project is located on the west coast of the Republic and is due to start operation with a nominal output of 27.5 MW at the end of next year. Nordex will be supplying the strong-wind turbines with 80-metre tubular … Continue reading Brookfield Renewable orders eleven Nordex N90/2500 wind turbines in Ireland

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Adwen begins the construction of its AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven

Adwen has begun the civil works on the site where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 will be installed, in Bremerhaven. The main components of the wind turbine will arrive gradually until the installation starts in the fourth quarter of the year. “It was extremely important for us to keep this project in Bremerhaven, … Continue reading Adwen begins the construction of its AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven

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E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks wind farm

E.ON began construction of its Twin Forks Wind Farm in Macon County, IL, the third wind farm in Illinois for the Chicago-based company.  Once Twin Forks’ 278 MW of generation is completed, E.ON’s wind farms will produce a total of 578 MW of electricity generation capacity in Illinois, enough to power more than 180,000 homes.  … Continue reading E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks wind farm

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Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147 MW onshore project in the U.S.

Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 64 onshore wind turbines for the onshore Grant Plains Wind project in Oklahoma. The customer is Apex Clean Energy. The wind power plant with a total capacity of 147 megawatts (MW) will generate enough power to supply more than 50,000 U.S. households with clean renewable … Continue reading Siemens to supply 64 wind turbines for 147 MW onshore project in the U.S.

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Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile

The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with its partner Acciona Energia regarding a 183 MW wind farm in Chile. In the latest round of tenders on the Chilean energy market Acciona Energia – a close partner of the manufacturer – has been awarded the contract to feed some 500 GWh … Continue reading Nordex Group confirms negotiations with Acciona Energia in Chile

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Southern buys Siemens powered Apex Wind Farm

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, and Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today announced Southern Power’s acquisition of the 147 MW Grant Plains Wind facility from Apex. This is the third facility that Southern Power has purchased from Apex, along with the nearby Grant Wind and Kay Wind. Apex is managing construction of Grant Plains … Continue reading Southern buys Siemens powered Apex Wind Farm

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DNV GL supports investor John Laing with its first investment in the offshore wind energy market

DNV GL successfully completed its due diligence work of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” in the North Sea, reviewing and quantifying the technical risks of the project. The John Laing Group commissioned DNV GL with the assessment and analysis of the project to make its investment decision and has announced its 30% stake acquisition of … Continue reading DNV GL supports investor John Laing with its first investment in the offshore wind energy market

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Wind power keeps the lights on and lowers costs

Wind energy is an increasingly important, reliable and affordable part of America’s electricity mix, despite the misleading claims in Ryan Yonk and Arthur Wardle’s Aug. 19 commentary. Yonk and Wardle are exactly right that the strongest energy system is comprised of a diversity of sources. An electricity grid drawing power from different types of generation … Continue reading Wind power keeps the lights on and lowers costs

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European ports gather in Oostende for cooperation talks

The Port of Oostende and renewable terminal operator REBO invites the offshore wind industry to convene on 7 September in a forum to encourage ports to work together on offshore wind deployment. Ports are expanding facilities to accommodate a growing offshore wind industry that must service thousands of turbines in the northern seas with ever-larger … Continue reading European ports gather in Oostende for cooperation talks

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Voters recognize wind power strengthens the American economy

John Purcell is the Vice President of the Energy Division at Leeco Steel. “We will put new American metal into the spine of this nation. It will be American hands that rebuild this country, and it will be American energy – mined from American sources – that powers this country.” So said Donald Trump in a … Continue reading Voters recognize wind power strengthens the American economy

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Offshore wind farm auction delayed

FT reports the auction for new offshore wind farms expected this year will not now take place until early 2017 A crucial auction for a new round of offshore wind subsidy contracts has been delayed until early 2017, according to FT reports. The paper reported this morning that the auction, which had been planned for … Continue reading Offshore wind farm auction delayed

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