Category Archives: Wind Energy

New York announces critical grid modernization projects

As a native New Yorker, I’m always happy for an opportunity to tout my home state’s clean energy leadership. And while New York’s offshore wind commitments have dominated the headlines, this month the state announced a pair of critically important, under-the-radar initiatives: grid modernization and transmission expansion. The American Society of Civil Engineers rates the … Continue reading New York announces critical grid modernization projects

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Wind power plant construction starts in southern Vietnam

Construction of an offshore wind power plant began Monday in the southern coastal province of Bac Lieu. The first phase of the Dong Hai 1 Wind Power Plant is expected to cost local company Bac Phuong (BP) Energy Ltd around VND2.5 trillion ($108 million). The province’s second wind power plant will have a capacity of … Continue reading Wind power plant construction starts in southern Vietnam

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India, Denmark to cooperate in offshore wind energy projects

India and Denmark will cooperate in the field of renewable energy, with special focus on offshore wind projects, under a strategic sector cooperation agreement signed between the two countries. A meeting of the union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave its approval for a cooperation agreement between the ministry of new … Continue reading India, Denmark to cooperate in offshore wind energy projects

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Angela Merkel and Kjell Børge Freiberg opened Arkona offshore wind farm

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg opened the Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Mukran on the German island of Rügen today. Arkona is operated by the Germany company E.ON in collaboration with Equinor, and the formal opening of the project was hosted by the … Continue reading Angela Merkel and Kjell Børge Freiberg opened Arkona offshore wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France confirming its commitment to the first French offshore wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) confirming its commitment to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France confirming its commitment to the first French offshore wind farm

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Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge, is announcing that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will now supply turbines for two of its three offshore wind farms in French waters. This announcement follows the decision by GE Renewable Energy, previously the exclusive supplier, to deliver wind turbines … Continue reading Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

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Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany

Construction works and installation of 60 SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 385 MW sets new standards in German Baltic Sea. On April 16, 2019, the Arkona offshore wind power plant was officially opened by owners E.ON and Equinor in the German Baltic Sea. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) carried out construction … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany

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Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000 MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

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Natural Power advises on one of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind power projects

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, is delighted to have acted as technical advisor to a consortium of Japanese investors led by Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”) for the agreement of a significant equity position with international wind farm developer WPD on the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm. The transaction will see Sojitz and its … Continue reading Natural Power advises on one of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind power projects

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Senvion Holding GmbH Announces Second Consent Solicitation

Senvion Holding GmbH (the “Issuer”), announced today that it is soliciting (the “Solicitation”) consents (the “Consents”) from holders of its outstanding 3.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”) to approve amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the indenture relating to the Notes (the “Indenture”) to allow the incurrence by the Group of certain new financing … Continue reading Senvion Holding GmbH Announces Second Consent Solicitation

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Siemens Gamesa is on track with the new SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbine for the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Vattenfall are collaborating to realize the supply of wind turbines at these offshore wind power plants being developed in Dutch waters. Pending final developments, the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines could be installed at Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 projects. The HKZ 1&2 project … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa is on track with the new SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbine for the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm

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Netherlands looks forwards to cooperation in wind power in Vietnam

A delegation from the Netherlands expressed their wish to cooperate with Ba Ria-Vung Tau to develop wind power during a working session with the southern province’s officials on April 12. The Dutch delegation accompanied Prime Minister Mark Rutte during his official visit to Vietnam on April 9. Pauline Eizema, deputy head of mission at the … Continue reading Netherlands looks forwards to cooperation in wind power in Vietnam

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

Encouraging investment in America’s energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century. Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an energy storage investment tax credit (ITC). It currently has 10 cosponsors representing a diverse collection of states. The legislation, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

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Kenya to add 600 MW of new wind power capacity

Kenya has announced plans to add up to 600MW of new wind capacity over the next 6 years with the aim of boosting access to power across the country. According to GE Renewable Energy Regional Executive for Sub-Saharan Africa Deo Onyango, the is a huge opportunity on wind energy sector and if utilized will see … Continue reading Kenya to add 600 MW of new wind power capacity

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fitness for Work Guidelines

Have you seen how tall wind turbines are? Climbing to the top requires good physical fitness! That’s why the AWEA Fitness for Work Task Force has developed the new AWEA Fitness for Work document. This new resource helps employers establish and maintain guidelines to identify the fitness for work condition of wind technicians working onshore. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fitness for Work Guidelines

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive orders on energy and infrastructure

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive(Opens in a new window) orders(Opens in a new window) on energy and infrastructure: “We agree enhancing U.S. energy infrastructure is a critical priority, but these executive orders miss a major opportunity by focusing almost exclusively on pipelines, whose capacity … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive orders on energy and infrastructure

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Denmark’s largest onshore wind energy project: Eurowind Energy chooses Siemens Gamesa

Consists of 18 wind turbines for the Thorup-Sletten project in the northwest of Aggersund. Siemens Gamesa will also maintain the wind farm for 20 years through a long-term service program. Siemens Gamesa has signed an order with Eurowind Energy for Thorup-Sletten, the largest onshore windfarm in Denmark to date. The 18 onshore turbines will have … Continue reading Denmark’s largest onshore wind energy project: Eurowind Energy chooses Siemens Gamesa

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Vestas to acquire minority stake in SOWITEC

As the cheapest source of electricity in several parts of the world, wind energy has taken a key role in the global energy transition, unlocking growth opportunities in new markets and customer segments for Vestas. To grasp these opportunities, Vestas is executing our strategy to invest in technology and commercial capabilities beyond wind energy technology, … Continue reading Vestas to acquire minority stake in SOWITEC

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China and France to develop offshore wind power project

China’s energy giant has partnered with a leading power company in France to jointly develop an offshore wind power project in east China’s Jiangsu Province. China’s energy giant has partnered with a leading power company in France to jointly develop an offshore wind power project in east China’s Jiangsu Province, Xinhua’s news agency wrote on … Continue reading China and France to develop offshore wind power project

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