Top News of the Week Jul 1 – 7, 2013

Top News of the Week Jul 1 – 7, 2013

Top News of the Week Jul 1 – 7, 2013

China: Ming Yang Completes 6.5MW Wind Turbine Prototype

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“Ming Yang” or the “Company”) , a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China, announced that its first 6.5MW prototype super compact drive (“SCD”) wind turbine generator (“WTG”) has been successfully completed in June 2013, and installation and testing are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2013.

Siemens Names New CEO of Its Wind Power Division (Germany) 

Markus Tacke has been appointed CEO of Siemens Energy Sector’s Wind Power Division.

Japan: Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project

A consortium made up of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012.

Bladt to Supply Nordsee Ost Platform (Germany) 

The German energy company RWE has chosen Bladt Industries to design and fabricate the platform for its offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost.

Sweden: First Vestas’ V112-3.0 MW Offshore Turbines Installed

The first eight V112-3.0 MW offshore turbines have been successfully installed on the 48MW offshore project in Kårehamn, Sweden. In addition, the turbines were also part of the first shipment of turbines from Vestas’ pre-assembly facility in Esbjerg, Denmark.