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  • 13 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Christoph Thiel as its new Head of Business Development and Sales. Mr. Thiel will be responsible for managing global sales and business development for GL Garrad Hassan worldwide, working from the Head Office in Hamburg. He started in his new position on 1 March 2012. “I am really looking forward […]

  • 18 February 2011

    Lebanon is planning to generate 12 percent of its electricity from renewable energies in 2020 according to official reports. To support an emergent wind industry in the country, GL Garrad Hassan has developed a wind map of Lebanon. This map is part of GL Garrad Hassan’s global resource mapping range which includes wind maps for […]

  • 29 April 2011

      GL Garrad Hassan is now registered in the Netherlands as a B.V. (Dutch Limited). The name of the new entity is “GL Garrad Hassan Nederland B.V.”. The renewable consultancy has offices in Heerenveen, Leiden and Sint Maarten to accommodate the demand for consulting, design, project management services and training courses for renewable energy projects. […]

  • 26 June 2013

    Dr Andrew Garrad was awarded the prestigious Judges’ Award at the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) British Renewable Energy Awards 2013 in London recently. The awards recognise innovators and pioneering products and projects from across the industry, with the Judges’ Award presented in consideration of an outstanding lifetime achievement or contribution to renewables. Upon receiving the […]

  • 14 November 2011

    According to official studies, the theoretical worldwide generation potential of tidal energy has been estimated at over 7,800 TWh/year. Working to support the growth in this emerging sector of the renewable energy industry, tidal energy experts from GL Garrad Hassan are aiding Kawasaki Heavy Industries in the development and deployment of its 1MW prototype tidal […]

  • 19 December 2016

    Andrew Garrad, the co-founder of Garrad Hassan, the company that merged with GL in 2009 and then as GL Garrad Hassan merged with DNV in 2014, has announced he will retire from DNV GL on 23 December 2016. Garrad co-founded Garrad Hassan in 1984 and became President of GL Garrad Hassan after Germanischer Lloyd (GL) […]

  • 22 November 2012

    Centrica has awarded a contract to GL Garrad Hassan, the renewable energy consulting business of the GL Group, for the design, supply, installation and operation of an offshore meteorological mast system for their Celtic Array project in the Irish Sea. Located 15km north of Anglesey, the system includes a meteorological mast, power supply system, navigational […]

  • 8 March 2013

    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) has elected Andrew Garrad as its new President. Garrad joined the wind energy industry in 1979 and was President and later Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest independent renewable energy consultancy, with 1,000 employees in 27 countries devoted to renewable energy. Garrad built his first wind turbine […]

  • 27 September 2012

    Dr Andrew Garrad will hand day-to-day leadership responsibility for the GL Group’s renewable energy business segment to Dr RV Ahilan, who will become President of the business in mid-October. Dr Andrew Garrad will take up the position of Non-Executive Chairman. The GL Group’s Renewables business segment consists of consultancy GL Garrad Hassan and the independent […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    As part of Taiwan’s push to develop its offshore wind resources the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading renewable energy consultancy GL Garrad Hassan. The offshore wind resource around the Taiwanese coast is considered excellent, with more than 6,000MW potential capacity at water depths of less than 50m. […]

  • 22 December 2011

     In order to manage wind generation in its real-time and day-ahead markets, the system operator for the New England area of the U.S., ISO New England Inc., has awarded GL Garrad Hassan a two-year contract to provide wind power forecasting services to all wind in the ISO’s footprint, including generation within the states of Connecticut, […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      GL Garrad Hassan has appointed Mr Rajsekhar Budhavarapu as the new Country Manager of GL Garrad Hassan India. Mr Budhavarapu will be based in Bangalore, India and will develop local services and support for designers, manufacturers, developers and investors of renewable energy projects. Mr Budhavarapu has 19 years of experience providing technical, operational and […]

  • 6 August 2013
    R&D

    GL Garrad Hassan has begun a project for the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai’i (HNEI-UH) supporting the institute’s Hawai’i National Marine Renewable Energy Center (HINMREC) wave energy testing program. HINMREC, under funding from the Wind and Water Power Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, is working in collaboration with the […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Carole Barbeau has been announced as the new President and CEO of GL Garrad Hassan North America, with immediate effect. Mrs. Barbeau brings extensive experience of the renewable energy industry and will be responsible for managing the activities of the renewable energy consultancy on the North American continent, working from the Canadian office in Montreal. […]

  • 26 May 2011
    Technology

      To further boost the productivity of the wind farm design process, GL Garrad Hassan presented an updated version of its WindFarmer software at AWEA Windpower 2011. The software facilitates the layout of wind farms to maximise the power produced while minimising the environmental impact. The new release of the software offers project planners and […]

  • 15 November 2010

    SMart Wind, the consortium lead by Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, has appointed GL Garrad Hassan to act as Independent Engineer for the first two 500MW projects in the 4GW ‘Hornsea’ zone located off the coast of Yorkshire. Last month the consortium announced it has secured grid connection for the first two 500MW […]

  • 13 July 2012
    R&D

    The Renewable Energy Department of the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI RED) and GL Garrad Hassan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Wind Turbine Prototype Measurements, Wind Turbine Inspections and Technical Guideline Development. CEPRI, a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, is a multi disciplinary research institute focused […]

  • 23 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Building upon its strong track record in South East Asia, GL Garrad Hassan has opened a new office in Singapore. Senior Investment and Strategy Advisor Ragna Schmidt-Haupt has been appointed to drive renewable energy services in the country, with a strategic focus on solar investment. Singapore has been targeted as an area for further expansion […]

  • 12 August 2013
    R&D, Training & Education

    The third phase of training courses provided by GL Garrad Hassan to Guangdong Electrical Design Institute (GEDI) has been successfully completed. The training courses have aided GEDI in their talent development and technology accumulation. GL Garrad Hassan will continue to support GEDI to a larger extent in the follow-up wind power projects off the coast […]

  • 10 June 2010
    Technology, Training & Education

    A one day course for industry professionals who wish to acquire a comprehensive overview of the subject and have the latest technology and issues clearly explained. Grid connections, technical issues and administrative processes are covered, including grid code compliance. Course Background For several years Garrad Hassan has been running training courses on Wind Farm Electrical […]

  • 16 March 2011
    Technology

    Owners and operators are under increasing pressure to reduce operational costs while improving the efficiency of their wind farm portfolios. GL Garrad Hassan has developed a new software tool to help facilitate this. WindHelm provides a single platform for the monitoring, optimisation and control of any combination of operational turbines, farms and portfolios. It gives […]

  • 5 November 2010

    SMart Wind, the consortium lead by Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Project Ventures, has appointed GL Garrad Hassan to act as Independent Engineer for the first two 500MW projects in the 4GW ‘Hornsea’ zone located off the coast of Yorkshire. Last month the consortium announced it has secured grid connection for the first two 500MW […]

  • 7 June 2013
    R&D

    GL Garrad Hassan has launched an ambitious project to bring fresh thinking to the design of offshore wind turbines. Project FORCE (turbine optimisation FOr Reduced Cost of Energy) will build on GL Garrad Hassan’s expertise in turbine design, control system engineering and structural modelling. The project will systematically consider new technologies that can be applied […]

  • 3 June 2013

    Andrew Garrad, non executive chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, had a positive message for the future of renewable energy at his keynote address at the SUPERGEN Wind Annual Assembly in Bristol recently. He predicted that, while there may be a few bumpy years ahead, the long-term global outlook for renewables was bright. Mr Garrad looked […]

  • 28 January 2013

    GL Garrad Hassan has supported Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) in making a major investment in the European offshore wind sector by providing strategic advice and technical due-diligence as part of a wider structure advisory team. Mitsubishi, Japan’s largest trading group has acquired a 50% interest in the 129 MW Luchterduinen project off the coast of the […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    With ample capacity and ambitious targets for growth, Thailand is seeking to establish itself as one of the leaders in South East Asia in the development of renewable energy sources. In an effort to reduce its current dependence on imported oil, the nation is moving rapidly to build up its solar, wind and biomass generation […]