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Danish investment company A.P. Møller Holding A/S has agreed to acquire the compatriot KK Group A/S from SoLix Group AB. KK Group's main activities are realized through KK Wind Solutions, a supplier of power electronics solutions to OEMs such as SiemensGamesa, Vestas, MHI Vestas, and GE Renewables. Approximately 65% of the installed offshore capacity worldwide […]
Ruukki has agreed with the Norwegian company Aker Verdal AS on the delivery of steel structures for the Nordsee Ost wind farm project to be built offshore from Germany in the North Sea. Steel structure deliveries for the jacket foundations of offshore wind turbines are a new entry for Ruukki. Offshore wind turbine towers are […]
US offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind, LLC has awarded Prysmian Group with a contract to provide a submarine power cable system for the 800MW Vineyard Wind project offshore Massachusetts. The value of the contract is approximately EUR 200 million, Prysmian said. With the notice to proceed expected at the end of 2019, Prysmian Group will be […]
Ørsted has reported DKK 3.6 billion operating profit (EBITDA) from its offshore wind farms in operation in the first quarter of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 13% mainly driven by a ramp-up in generation from the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and the Walney Extension wind farms. Power generation from offshore and onshore wind increased by 31% […]
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signed ten Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a range of suppliers during the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind Localization Day in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday, 8 August.
In a year since its launch, close to 1,500 APQP4Wind manuals has been distributed and over 450 APQP4Wind training courses held worldwide, with more training courses planned in the USA, China, Spain, Turkey, Denmark and possibly India in 2018.
World's leading offshore wind developer Orsted expect an operating profit (EBITDA) of approximately DKK 22.5 billion for 2017, which is an improvement compared to the company's most recent outlook of around DKK 21 billion.
The TetraSpar floating wind foundation, brought forward by Henrik Stiesdal – a Danish inventor and former Chief Technology Officer at Siemens Wind Power – has won a DKK 9 million grant (approx. EUR 1.2 million).
Danish engineering consultancy LICengineering has won a contract to provide Vattenfall with design solutions for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and the Vesterhav Nord and Vesterhav Syd nearshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea.
According to Bladt Industries' 2016 annual results, the company saw a very favourable year with offshore wind projects as the main driver. Bladt reported a revenue increase from DKK 3 billion (approx. EUR 403 million) in 2015 to DKK 3.5 billion (approx. EUR 470 million) last year.
Four weeks after the official go-live of the APQP4Wind project, the first participants have now completed APQP4wind training courses within Management Awareness Training and Specialist Training. The participants were representatives from various organization levels at Vestas Wind Systems, Siemens Wind Power, LM Wind Power and KK Wind Solutions, who have helped develop the new quality […]
Milan-headquartered cable maker Prysmian has been awarded a contract worth more than EUR 300 million with Réseau de Transport d'Électricité (RTE) to develop submarine cable links to connect three planned offshore wind farms to the mainland power grid in France.
The APQP4Wind project has marked the official go-live of the new APQP4Wind manual, website, and coming training courses to deploy new common standards for quality assurance in the production of wind turbines. The manual, the website and the training concept were presented on January 25 at the APQP4Wind Kick-Off Event at Vestas Wind Systems in Aarhus. The […]
Next Geosolutions and RMS Submarine are some two months away from wrapping up a 17-month project involving marine surveys for cable route design and engineering of multiple 220kV HVAC grid connections for Arkona and Wikinger offshore wind farms in the western Baltic Sea. Next Geosolutions has been hired by Prysmian, which was awarded a contract to deliver and install the power […]
DONG Energy has ended the first quarter of 2016 with DKK 5.2 billion (EUR 699 million) net profit, a 49% increase compared to DKK 3.5bn net profit recorded in the first quarter of 2015, mainly attributed to a strong performance in the Danish energy company's Wind Power sector. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization […]
DONG Energy recorded an operating profit (EBITDA) of DKK 18.5 billion (EUR 2.48 bn) in Fiscal Year 2015, a 13% increase compared to DKK 16.4 bn EBITDA in FY 2014, driven mainly by higher generation from offshore wind and higher levels of offshore wind farm construction activities for co-investors, the company said in its annual report today. […]
Esvagt has taken delivery of the second of three Havyard 832 SOV windfarm service vessels from Havyard Ship Technology AS. The first, newbuild 118 'Esvagt Froude' was delivered in the middle of February. The German company Siemens Wind Power has hired both vessels on long-term contracts to service their offshore windfarms. 'Esvagt Froude' is on […]
50Hertz Offshore GmbH, a subsidiary of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, has awarded Prysmian Group a new contract worth approximately € 730 million (including options for grid connections in value of approximately € 250 M) to design, produce and install the power cable systems for the offshore wind park cluster West of Adlergrund in the German Baltic […]
The Switch, a Finnish manufacturer of permanent magnet generators and converters, announced that it entered the marine and shipbuilding sector with the launch of its next-generation drive trains for energy efficient power generation and propulsion of merchant vessels. Combining The Switch’s permanent magnet and frequency converter technology, this opens up all-new opportunities for hybrid propulsion […]
More than 100 Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) members and Scottish businesses attended an innovative Offshore Wind Meet the Buyer event aimed at bringing together the Scottish supply chain and the firm behind the world’s first floating wind turbine. AREG, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, welcomed suppliers from across the country to meet senior project […]
Europe’s premier wind energy event EWEA2012, organized by the European Wind energy association, takes place this week in Copenhagen, attracting thousands of visitors and presenting more than 500 exhibitors. Finnish companies show a great example on implementing the EWEA2012 highlights: working together, creating new technology and bringing down the costs. Finnish expertise, technology and problem […]
Suzlon Blade Technology (Suzlon) and Idé-Pro Engineering & Software A/S (Idé-Pro) have signed a 3 year contract, during which Idé-Pro will deliver a complete integrated solution for the design of future Wind Turbine Blades to Suzlon worldwide. The solution is based on the newest V6 technology from Dassault Systèmes with CATIA V6, CATIA V6 Composites […]
Global industrial engineering group Clyde Blowers has yesterday signed an agreement to acquire the wind gear manufacturer Moventas Wind Ltd and the industrial gear manufacturer Moventas Santasalo Ltd. Following the acquisition of the Moventas companies, Clyde Blowers, with its existing David Brown Gear Systems business, will be one of the largest gear manufacturing groups in […]
Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, and Aker Solutions, the international oil and gas services company, have agreed to combine their fields of expertise to develop a new and environmentally sound concept for offshore wind farm installation vessels. According to the contract, which was signed earlier this year, Wärtsilä will provide the new installation […]
American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Switch Engineering Oy, a power technologies company headquartered in Finland. The 190-million-Euro acquisition (approximately US$265 million based on current exchange rates) is expected to be immediately accretive and support AMSC's growth to US$1 […]
A strong partnership has resulted in the development of a new wind turbine technology, which could mean a leap forward in blade control and cost reduction. Leading Danish wind industry players and the scientific community have joined forces to develop the iRotor technology, a solution which uses wireless sensor technology to measure changes in the […]