Category Archives: Wind Energy

China’s new offshore wind farm installation vessel becomes operational

China’s first 2,000-tonne-class offshore wind farm installation vessel, dubbed Baihetan, is delivered for operation on Wednesday in Nansha District of Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong Province, according to China Media Group (CMG).  The 126-meter-long, 50-meter-wide vessel, with a displacement of 37,000 tonnes, has the world’s strongest lifting load of 2,000 tonnes and integrates functions such as … Continue reading China’s new offshore wind farm installation vessel becomes operational

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Türkiye says wants to become Europe’s new wind energy hub

Türkiye aims to become a new production and innovation center in the wind energy sector for the local region and Europe, the country’s energy and natural resources minister said on Tuesday. Fatih Dönmez highlighted Türkiye’s potential in renewable energy, saying the country was Europe’s fifth largest wind equipment manufacturer and the leader in blade and … Continue reading Türkiye says wants to become Europe’s new wind energy hub

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GE Renewable Energy to supply 81 wind turbines to Continuum Green Energy for 218 MW wind power projects in India

GE Renewable Energy will supply, install and commission 81 units of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for Continuum’s 218.7 MW wind power projects across Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, India.The wind farms will power various industries and commercial establishments in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh, India. GE Renewable Energy has received close to ~2 GW … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to supply 81 wind turbines to Continuum Green Energy for 218 MW wind power projects in India

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Hamburg WindEnergy 2022: Federal Minister Robert Habeck visits ENERCON stand   

German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action unveils new E-175 EP5 5   One of the biggest onshore wind energy trade fairs in the world has started today in Hamburg. Up to 35,000 visitors are expected to attend the WindEnergy 2022 over the three-day event. In addition to over 1,400 exhibitors presenting … Continue reading Hamburg WindEnergy 2022: Federal Minister Robert Habeck visits ENERCON stand   

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Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind project in the UK

Inch Cape Offshore Limited, a joint venture between Red Rock Power Limited and ESB, has appointed Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland. Both Red Rock Power and ESB are Vestas clients for onshore wind projects, and with this new commitment, these partnerships now … Continue reading Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape offshore wind project in the UK

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ACP CEO Heather Zichal Moves On; Board Leading Search

Heather Zichal, CEO of the American Clean Power Association (ACP), announced today that she is moving on from the helm of the organization after two years to take on a new role as the new Global Head of Sustainability at JPMorgan Chase. Craig Cornelius, the CEO of Clearway Energy and Chair of ACP’s Board of … Continue reading ACP CEO Heather Zichal Moves On; Board Leading Search

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Merengue II, second wind power plant in Extremadura

Naturgy’s second wind farm in Plasencia will have eleven 132-meter-high wind turbines.Plasencia will have two wind farms. The construction of the ‘Merengue II’ is the second that the Naturgy company will install in the capital of Jerte. The wind installation starts this Tuesday with the celebration of the symbolic act of laying the first stone. … Continue reading Merengue II, second wind power plant in Extremadura

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More than half a million wind technicians needed by 2026 for wind energy construction and maintenance

33% rise in recruitment and training needs for wind turbine technicians over next five years if the world is to deliver the wind energy capacity required to meet net zero goals. Rapid growth in onshore and offshore wind capacity is generating huge demand for skilled workforce, a new report reveals today. New figures from Global … Continue reading More than half a million wind technicians needed by 2026 for wind energy construction and maintenance

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GE Appoints ONYX Insight As Sole Provider of Condition Monitoring for Onshore Wind Turbine

GE Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of General Electric and leading wind turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM), has selected independent data analytics and engineering experts, ONYX Insight, as the sole provider of condition monitoring solutions for its onshore wind turbines. GE Renewable Energy plans to install ONYX Insight’s innovative drive train monitoring solutions, combining both hardware … Continue reading GE Appoints ONYX Insight As Sole Provider of Condition Monitoring for Onshore Wind Turbine

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Global wind energy will need 500,000 technicians in 2026

A study by GWO and GWEC shows that around 30,000 new technicians are hired globally each year.Growth in onshore and offshore wind capacity is driving demand for skilled labor, reveals a new report released by two industry bodies. Figures from the Global Wind Organization (GWO) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) show that it … Continue reading Global wind energy will need 500,000 technicians in 2026

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The global energy crisis is making the case for renewables beyond climate change

The world has been talking about accelerating climate action for a very long time. With the UN General Assembly and New York Climate Week in full swing, the word “acceleration” remains prominent on the agendas in many of the meetings. So why, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated last week, is climate action flatlining? And … Continue reading The global energy crisis is making the case for renewables beyond climate change

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ACP Names Billie Kaumaya Head of Federal Affairs

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) today announced the addition of Billie Kaumaya as Head of Federal Affairs, leading the association’s advocacy with lawmakers in the nation’s capital.  Kaumaya brings almost two decades of experience building relationships with legislators in Washington on behalf of industry associations. She joins ACP after serving as Legislative Affairs Director … Continue reading ACP Names Billie Kaumaya Head of Federal Affairs

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European’s energy independence impossible unless wind power considered a strategic industry

Safeguarding European energy independence impossible without securing wind industry and its supply chainsCurrent crisis threatens Europe’s continued position as leader in renewable energy.Establishing a level playing field with manufacturers beyond Europe critical to protecting the European wind industry over the long term.EU member state governments must make swift and bold decisions; action and cooperation necessary … Continue reading European’s energy independence impossible unless wind power considered a strategic industry

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Acciona Energía signs 10-year PPA with Zen Energy in Australia

Waubra wind farm: ACCIONA Energía will supply 200GWh/year of renewable energy to the electricity retailer. ACCIONA Energía has signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Australian electricity retailer ZEN Energy (ZEN). The agreement will supply 200GWh/year of 100% renewable energy from ACCIONA Energía’s Waubra Wind Farm. Located in the State of Victoria, the Waubra … Continue reading Acciona Energía signs 10-year PPA with Zen Energy in Australia

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Vestas secures order for 66 MW repowering project in Germany

Vestas has received an order of 66 MW for repowering the Lensahner Berg/Gaarz wind farm in the northeast of Schleswig-Holstein. The order is placed by four customers; Gaarz IV Windkraft GmbH & Co. KG, and three smaller project companies. Leveraging the versatility and strong performance of the EnVentus platform technology, the project includes 11 V162-6.2 … Continue reading Vestas secures order for 66 MW repowering project in Germany

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Vattenfall to develop new wind farm cranes together with Mammoet

Developing ever-smarter ways of constructing wind farms will be crucial for Vattenfall to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations towards net zero and deliver more renewable capacity. One of the innovations now being worked on could unlock benefits for both the environment and local communities in the years ahead. It is a simple idea, … Continue reading Vattenfall to develop new wind farm cranes together with Mammoet

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Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland

Vestas will provide 76 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines for the Baltic Power project which is located 23 kilometres off the coast of the Polish Baltic Sea shoreline, near ?eba. Once completed, this will be the largest wind farm in Poland.Baltic Power Sp. z o.o, a joint venture between PKN ORLEN S.A. and Northland Power Inc., … Continue reading Vestas selected as preferred supplier for the 1.2 GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind Project in Poland

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Prospects for Wind Energy in Southern Morocco and Northern Mauritania

Renewable energy projects, including wind power, can be a model for the economic integration for southern Morocco and northern Mauritania. Although energy has become a strategic factor in economic development, Morocco remains largely dependent on the international energy market, as it imports more than 90% of its energy needs.  To reduce its energy dependence, Morocco … Continue reading Prospects for Wind Energy in Southern Morocco and Northern Mauritania

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