MHI Vestas has launched 9.5MW version of its V164 offshore wind turbine

The manufacturer said a single turbine would be enough to power 8300 UK homes every year. The model, an upgrade on the original 8MW version of the machine, has been unveiled at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London. It is “available now”, MHI Vestas said. Chief executive Jens Tommerup said: “We are committed to lowering the … Continue reading MHI Vestas has launched 9.5MW version of its V164 offshore wind turbine

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Wind energy in Greece: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for the 48 MW Petalas wind park in the region of Aitoloakarnania in western Greece. The order comprises 24 V100-2.0 MW turbines and was placed by Protergia S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mytilineos Holdings S.A.   The contract includes supply and installation of the wind turbines as … Continue reading Wind energy in Greece: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas receives two orders from Genneia S.A. for a total of 220 MW for phase I and II of the Puerto Madryn project. With the orders, Vestas has received orders in Argentina for around 450 MW the last six months.   Genneia S.A., Argentina’s largest wind energy supplier in terms of installed capacity, has placed … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Ampelmann launches people and cargo transfer system for offshore wind energy industry

Ampelmann has launched an improved version of its industry leading A-type system for transferring people and cargo in the offshore wind industry. Available to view at the Offshore Wind Energy Conference in London, the A400 has been redesigned in conjunction with leading operators to include greater capacity for equipment transportation between vessels and wind turbines. … Continue reading Ampelmann launches people and cargo transfer system for offshore wind energy industry

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Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

The governments of leading offshore wind markets, Germany, Belgium and Denmark came together with industry captains today in signing a Joint Statement to further the deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe. The signing ceremony took place at the opening of Offshore Wind Energy 2017, the industry event co-organised by WindEurope and RenewableUK in London. … Continue reading Leading Energy Ministers and industry captains join forces for significant offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030

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Rotterdam To Develop Offshore Wind Energy Center

Authorities at the Port of Rotterdam said they are developing a site to service offshore projects in the wind and oil and gas sectors. The Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2, or OCMV2, will include a new 70-hectare space for wind energy and decommissioning oil and gas platforms and will be located in reclaimed land at Princess … Continue reading Rotterdam To Develop Offshore Wind Energy Center

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WWEA has released the global small wind statistics

On the occasion of the World Small Wind Conference held during Intersolar Europe in Munich (Germany), WWEA has released the global small wind statistics. The Summary of the 2017 Small Wind World Report indicates that 2015 was one of the most challenging years for the small wind industry in the recent years. As of the end … Continue reading WWEA has released the global small wind statistics

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Enel Green Power acquires two wind farms in Campania from Amec Foster Wheeler

Enel Green Power has completed the acquisition of 100% of Amec Foster Wheeler Power from Amec Foster Wheeler Italiana, owner of two wind farms in Italy’s southern region of Campania with a total installed capacity of 54.5 MW. The two plants, which generate approximately 90 GWh per year, are located in the municipalities of Vallesaccarda … Continue reading Enel Green Power acquires two wind farms in Campania from Amec Foster Wheeler

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New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

As one of the country’s largest economies and most populous states, it was a big deal when New York state passed a 50 percent by 2030 clean energy standard last year. Today, the Empire State took the first meaningful steps toward meeting that goal: it announced a renewable energy solicitation aimed at making progress on … Continue reading New York takes a big first step toward 50 percent renewable energy

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Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposal revealed

An Australian energy company on Friday revealed a proposal for the country’s first ever offshore windfarm. The proposal, put together by Offshore Energy, would see 250 wind turbines built off the coast of Gippsland at a cost of nearly six billion U.S. dollars. If approved, the turbines would be built between 10 and 25 km … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposal revealed

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DNV GL to support the development of 3 new offshore wind technical standards in China

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is pleased to announce that it is part of the consortium selected by the World Bank to support the development of 3 new standards in offshore wind turbine support structures, offshore substations, offshore wind farm power cables. DNV GL will also be … Continue reading DNV GL to support the development of 3 new offshore wind technical standards in China

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Tekmar Energy awarded a contract to protect cables on the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has recently been awarded a contract by VBMS to supply 130 of its patented TekLink® CPS on E.On’s/Statoil’s 385MW Arkona Offshore Wind Farm project in the German Baltic Sea. The cable protection systems, along with j-tube bellmouths for the Electrical … Continue reading Tekmar Energy awarded a contract to protect cables on the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

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Bringing the birthplace of wind power into the 21st century

I remember when my dad got his first “car phone.” It was bulky, required an antenna on the window and only worked once in a while. The iPhones we carry in our pockets today, made with three decades of product development, seem otherworldly by comparison. There’s a similar technology comparison playing out across California. American … Continue reading Bringing the birthplace of wind power into the 21st century

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June 2017 will be one of the most significant months in the wind energy calendar

Five days left until the offshore wind industry comes together in London at Offshore Wind Energy 2017. From 6 to 8 June, the world’s largest offshore wind energy gathering will focus on how we can secure volumes that power our future. The theme of the conference is “all aboard”, and if you have not done … Continue reading June 2017 will be one of the most significant months in the wind energy calendar

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Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, today released the following statement on the Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.       “Despite the decision today to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, the wind industry expects to continue as an American economic … Continue reading Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord

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Botswana invites bids for 100-MW solar power plant

State power utility Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has invited bids for the construction of a 100-MW solar power project, a sign that the landlocked country is moving to address its crippling electricity supply deficit. In a statement on its website BPC said that the photovoltaic (PV) solar project would be completed within two years of … Continue reading Botswana invites bids for 100-MW solar power plant

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Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

Following the 497-megawatt (MW) order for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind power-plant, EnBW has also awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the installation of the neighboring 112-MW-project EnBW Albatros. The scope of supply includes 16 direct-drive SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines on monopile foundations and the grid connection via a Siemens Offshore Transformer Module (OTM). Siemens … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply EnBW Albatros offshore wind power plant as first German full-scope-project

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