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Suzlon Energy manufactures India’s longest wind turbine blade

Wind energy solutions provider Suzlon Energy has said that the company has designed and manufactured India’s longest wind turbine blade at its Padubidri Rotor Blade Unit. The advanced blade (SB 63) measures 63 meters in length and has been specifically developed for Suzlon’s new S128 wind turbine family with a rotor diameter of 128 meters, … Continue reading Suzlon Energy manufactures India’s longest wind turbine blade

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GE Announces Haliade-X, the World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) today unveiled its plan to develop the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine: the Haliade-X. Featuring a 12 MW direct drive generator and an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63 percent, the Haliade-X will produce 45 percent more energy than any other offshore turbine available today2. GE will invest more … Continue reading GE Announces Haliade-X, the World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine

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LM Wind Power starts delivery of wind turbine blades from Turkish facility

LM Wind Power, a supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, has started delivering its first blades from its new factory in Bergama, Turkey. The first blades left the Bergama factory in December 2017 and traveled 100km by road to the Izmir-Alsancak Port. In total, the Bergama team will ship 99 blades to their … Continue reading LM Wind Power starts delivery of wind turbine blades from Turkish facility

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Ørsted and University of Oxford sign five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations

Ørsted and the University of Oxford have signed a five-year research agreement to optimise the design of foundation structures for offshore wind turbines. Continuing to drive down costs is critical for the offshore wind industry and Ørsted is working with several universities to help improve the design and performance of offshore wind turbines. A major … Continue reading Ørsted and University of Oxford sign five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations

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Senvion installs 7,777th wind turbine

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines has just installed its 7,777th wind turbine. The Senvion 3.2M122 is part of the 38.4 MW project Kerkow-Mürow-Landin, developed by Teut Windprojekte GmbH and has been installed over the last week. The company’s wind turbines ranging from 1.5 to 6.2 MW are operating in 28 countries on … Continue reading Senvion installs 7,777th wind turbine

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Goldwind announces GW4S smart wind turbine

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd, (Goldwind) (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), announced today the release of its GW4S smart wind turbine. The product maintains Goldwind’s Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbine technology and is a direct evolution of the existing 3S platform – a turbine series that has industry-leading availability and performance. Goldwind’s 4S … Continue reading Goldwind announces GW4S smart wind turbine

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World’s highest wind turbine catches the breeze in Germany

Max Bögl Wind has announced the construction of the world’s tallest turbine in Gaildorf, near Stuttgart in Germany. The tri-blade giant has a hub height of 178 meters (584 ft), with a total height from ground to tip of the blade of 264.5 m. The new turbine is part of a four turbine wind farm … Continue reading World’s highest wind turbine catches the breeze in Germany

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Europe’s offshore wind expansion will depend on vessel availability

A major expansion of Europe’s offshore wind capacity is on the horizon and Poland wants to be a leading player. The country aims to build 28 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2050. A new report now finds that the upcoming global shortage of specialised offshore wind vessels might pose a risk for project … Continue reading Europe’s offshore wind expansion will depend on vessel availability

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Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

France’s first floating offshore turbine – and it’s first offshore wind turbine at all – was inauguarted in Saint-Nazaire, France, today.   The 2MW Vestas turbine is primed for the École Centrale de Nantes and CNRS’s SEM-REV offshore test site, after which it will be installed off the coast of Croisic for an initial period … Continue reading Floating offshore wind turbine inaugurated in France

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Goldwind Americas Signs 60MW Wind Turbine Supply Orders With One Energy

Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., (Goldwind) (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208), announced today it has signed agreements to supply One Energy Enterprises LLC with a total of 60 megawatts (MW) of Goldwind turbines for various distributed generation wind energy projects as part of One Energy’s innovative Wind for … Continue reading Goldwind Americas Signs 60MW Wind Turbine Supply Orders With One Energy

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Huisman introduces new crane type for offshore wind turbine maintenance

Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions has developed an extremely lightweight type crane for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines: the ‘Foldable Offshore Crane’. This crane combines unparalleled lifting heights and more than sufficient lifting capacity with a foldable boom resulting in less required deck space and a low own weight … Continue reading Huisman introduces new crane type for offshore wind turbine maintenance

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Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

With new, larger 116 meter and 120 meter rotors, the V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW offer industry-leading levelised cost of energy at park level in medium, low, and ultra-low wind conditions globally, though particularly well-suited for the U.S., India and China. The new variants build on Vestas’ 2 MW platform, delivering increased swept area and … Continue reading Vestas expands 2 MW platform with two new turbine variants

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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WindEurope gathered 90 wind energy experts to discuss wind turbine sound

WindEurope gathered 90 wind energy experts for a two-day workshop in Gdansk, Poland, to discuss the latest developments on wind turbine sound. The 3rd edition workshop addressed the characteristics of sound from wind turbines, its impact on humans and how this applies to low frequency and infrasound. Presentations addressed practical and operational issues such as … Continue reading WindEurope gathered 90 wind energy experts to discuss wind turbine sound

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LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey

LM Wind Power, the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades, announced today that it has broken ground for a 17 hectares piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI). The site will become home to a world class, high technology factory for the manufacture and distribution … Continue reading LM Wind Power breaks ground for new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey

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GE Renewable Energy Begins Shipping Its First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelles to the United States

GE Renewable Energy is shipping its first offshore wind turbine nacelles, produced in France in its Saint-Nazaire plant, to the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The GE plant in Saint-Nazaire is getting ready to produce 66 Haliade turbines for Germany and 238 turbines for French wind farms. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy Begins Shipping Its First Offshore Wind Turbine Nacelles to the United States

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Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine

Nordex has installed the world’s tallest wind turbine to date in Hausbay in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. With a hub height of 164 metres and a rotor length of 65.5 metres, the N131/3300 wind power system reaches a total height of just under 230 metres. Located roughly 100 kilometres west of Frankfurt/Main, the “Hausbay-Bickenbach” … Continue reading Nordex installing the world’s tallest wind turbine

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Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

Responding to global demand and Chinese customer interest, Vestas will introduce its largest onshore turbines to China.  “We are continuously bringing our latest technologies, products, and service solutions to China, and we are determined to grow together with our partners in the country while simultaneously leveraging on the continuous supply chain localisation in China for … Continue reading Vestas introduces its largest onshore wind turbine to the Chinese wind energy market

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Goldwind Unseats Vestas as No. 1 Wind Turbine Supplier

A new report from Navigant Research examines changes that occurred in the wind energy sector during 2015 and provides forecasts for 2016-2020, as well as an outlook through 2025. With growth occurring in almost every market, 2015 marked another record-breaking year for the wind industry. Due to the revival of the U.S. and German markets, … Continue reading Goldwind Unseats Vestas as No. 1 Wind Turbine Supplier

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Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

Siemens has received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland. With 36 Siemens D3 direct drive wind turbines, the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm – also known as Galway Wind Park Phase 2 – will add 108 megawatts (MW) to Ireland’s renewable energy capacity. A second order includes 20 SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines for the Irish … Continue reading Siemens receives wind turbine orders for two onshore wind energy projects in Ireland

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