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  • 1 September 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Adwen and Winergy have presented the jointly developed gearbox for Adwen’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine which, with an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes, is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world. Winergy’s gearbox was designed exclusively for the AD 8-180 wind turbine. It […]

  • 21 June 2016

    Adwen and LM Wind Power have presented an 88.4-metre blade, specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine model. The first of the longest blades in the world has just been manufactured at LM Wind Power’s factory in Lunderskov, Denmark, and will be transported to a facility in Aalborg in the following days, where it will […]

  • 5 January 2017

    Ailes Marines, a joint venture between Iberdrola, RES and Caisse des Dépôts, is currently deploying an EOLOS FL200 floating LiDAR that will measure wind conditions in the south part of the site of its future offshore wind farm in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.  In December, AXYS Technologies’ WindSentinel floating LiDAR was deployed as part of the project. The two floating LiDARs […]

  • 18 October 2017

    LM Wind Power has announced the launch of its longest blade in China, the LM 75.1 P, tailor-made blade for Goldwind’s new 6.7MW offshore wind turbine.

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has awarded Fraunhofer IWES with an EUR 18.5 million grant for the development of an offshore wind turbine test field in Bremerhaven. The test field is set to start operating in early 2017, the German research institute said, with construction works already underway. The site will be used to […]

  • 29 August 2016
    R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Offshore wind turbine maker Adwen has begun the civil works on the site in Bremerhaven where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 wind turbine will be installed.  The main components of the wind turbine will arrive gradually until the installation starts in the fourth quarter of the year. The turbine’s drivetrain is currently being […]

  • 30 March 2017

    Adwen has entered the final stages of the installation of its AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine prototype in Bremerhaven, Germany.

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Technology

    French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva has finalized the sale of its 50% stake in the offshore turbine manufacturer Adwen to Spain’s Gamesa. Gamesa and Areva formed the Adwen joint venture in March 2015, with both companies investing around EUR 200 million, offering two 5MW turbine types (AD 5-135 and AD 5-132 ) and […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    General Electric (GE) plans to submit a bid to buy the offshore wind turbine maker Adwen, a 50 -50 joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, this week, according to the French magazine La Lettre de l’Expansion. The magazine did not disclose any further information apart from adding that GE could submit the bid as early […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    The Hamburg-based wind turbine maker Senvion is reportedly getting ready to throw in its bid for Adwen, a 50-50 offshore wind joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, Reuters cited people familiar with the matter as saying.  Senvion would thus compete against General Electric (GE), who reportedly entered into talks with Siemens, Gamesa and Areva to buy Adwen back in […]

  • 4 May 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Adwen’s prototype 8MW wind turbine generator, currently under construction in Bremerhaven, Germany is now mechanically complete, the company told Offshore WIND.

  • 6 June 2016

    The testing of the drivetrain for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine (AD 8-180) has begun at IWES Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) in Bremerhaven (Germany). The drivetrain is undergoing a test campaign that will last until the end of the year, as part of the validation process, which will cover mechanical and electrical tests on the integral chain […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    GE, which took over Alstom’s power and grid businesses last year, has its eye on another company developing offshore wind technology – Adwen – a joint venture between Gamesa and Areva that arose as a stumbling block during Gamesa’s merger talks with Siemens.  On Tuesday, Reuters quoted Jerome Pecresse, President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy, as saying that […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Technology

    General Electric (GE) has entered into talks with Areva, Gamesa, Siemens and the French state to discuss the potential acquisition of Adwen, a 50 – 50 offshore wind joint venture between Areva and Gamesa, Jeff Immelt, GE’s CEO, told French daily Le Figaro. GE took over Alstom’s power and grid businesses last year, which included 1.5GW of […]

  • 17 March 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The 88m blade designed and produced for Adwen’s 8MW offshore wind turbine has arrived to ORE Catapult’s blade test facilities at Blyth, where it will undergo a series of static and fatigue tests as part of a European-funded project.

  • 9 February 2017

    Blue Water Shipping has recently completed the transportation of three of the world’s largest wind turbine blades from Esbjerg, Denmark to Bremerhaven, Germany.

  • 5 July 2016

    On the night of June 30, the world’s longest wind turbine blade made a 218-kilometer trip from LM Wind Power’s factory in Lunderskov to Aalborg, where it will undergo further testing. The 88.4-metre blade, specifically designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine model, will now commence testing as part of Adwen’s product validation plan. Koos van der Zee, Blade Transportation […]

  • 18 July 2016

    LM Wind Power, which recently presented an 88.4-metre blade for Adwen’s offshore wind turbine, has broken ground at a 17-hectare piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, where it will set up a factory for the manufacture and distribution of wind turbine blades. “The Bergama plant will manufacture blades up to 70 metres initially for the local […]

  • 4 September 2016

    Adwen Preparing Bremerhaven Site for 8MW Prototype Offshore wind turbine maker Adwen has begun the civil works on the site in Bremerhaven where the first prototype of its AD 8-180 wind turbine will be installed. Report: Gamesa and Siemens Turn Down GE’s Bid for Adwen Gamesa and Siemens have rejected GE’s first bid to buy […]

  • 26 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Lays Out Cost Cutting Strategy Siemens stated that its offshore wind projects from 2025 onward will be capable of generating electricity at a Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) level below eight euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), with the price also including the costs for grid access to shore. Adwen, LM Wind Power Present […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind remains a key focus area for LM Wind Power, the company stated as it issued its 2016 annual results, reporting a revenue of EUR 1.06 billion, (EUR 750 million in 2015) and an EBITDA of EUR 174 million (EUR 98 million in 2015).

  • 15 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Areva has decided to sell its 50% stake in the offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen for EUR 60 million to Gamesa, with which Areva had a 50-50 ownership in the joint venture and which is now in a merger process with Siemens. The completion of the sale and purchase of the shares of Adwen owned by […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa has agreed to integrate Adwen within the group’s broader offshore operations, which will allow it to better serve its customers and maximise business opportunities, Siemens Gamesa informed in its Q3 report, released on 26 July.

  • 25 January 2016

    Adwen’s 8 MW turbine is already competitive in the offshore wind market, which is continuously working on lowering the Cost of Energy (CoE), Rémi Coulon, Chief Commercial Officer of the joint venture between Gamesa and Areva, told Offshore WIND in an interview. Meeting the goal of €100/MWh by 2020 for offshore wind power is attainable, […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Siemens Gamesa’s ongoing integration of legacy structures will affect up to 6,000 employees and, being part of Siemens Gamesa, Adwen is no exception with some of its people soon to lose their jobs after negotiations with the works council began in May.

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    Areva Sells Its Stake in Adwen to Gamesa for EUR 60 Million Areva has decided to sell its 50% stake in the offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen for EUR 60 million to Gamesa, with which Areva had a 50-50 ownership in the joint venture and which is now in a merger process with Siemens. Borssele […]