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The 5MW Elisa prototype, Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, has officially been put into operation. According to the Canarian Association for Renewable Energy, the turbine was commissioned yesterday, 17 March, at the Plocan test site. To remind, the installation of the full-scale Elisa prototype was completed at the site offshore Gran Canaria at the beginning of July last year. […]
Ingeteam has provided supervision and electrical work analysis services on Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, the 5MW Elisa prototype. At the request of project leader Esteyco, Ingeteam worked on the connection of the medium voltage submarine cable for the transmission to land, as well as on the production of an exclusive part to secure the power […]
Siemens Gamesa has, in a deal arranged with BBVA, converted a EUR 900 million guarantee line into a ‘green’ transaction and will use it to support its business of manufacturing and selling onshore and offshore wind turbines worldwide. Through this deal, Siemens Gamesa has also become the first company in Spain to arrange a guarantee line that […]
The Andalucía II offshore substation topside built for the 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm left Navantia’s Puerto Real shipyard in the Spanish province of Cádiz on Saturday, 4 August, Iberdrola said.
The installation of the full-scale Elisa offshore wind turbine prototype at the Plocan site off Gran Canaria, Spain, has been completed and now the turbine is awaiting the connection to the grid.
The 5MW Elisa self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine, developed under the EU-funded Elican project, arrived at its designated location at the Plocan site off Gran Canaria today, 21 June.
On 17 May, Siemens Gamesa inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares, where systems with a capacity of up to 10MW will be tested.
Norway’s Østensjø Rederi named and launched Edda Mistral on Friday 2nd February, and named Edda Passat on Saturday, 3rd February.
Dutch heavy transportation and lifting company ALE has lifted the second section of a telescopic tower of the first self-installing telescopic offshore wind turbine at the Arinaga port, Gran Canaria. The works are being carried out under the Horizon 2020 Elisa/Elican project, which will result in installing the structure with a 5MW wind turbine off Gran Canaria next year.
On October 20, LM Wind Power transported the first 73.5m blade for German Merkur project from its factory at Les Coves in Castellón to the Port of Castellón, from where it will be shipped to Eemshaven. The blade, belonging to a GE 6MW Haliade offshore wind turbine, is the first one of the total of 198 largest blades ever to be produced in and transported through Spain.
Spain’s Dragados Offshore has awarded compatriot IKM Testing Spain with a contract to manufacture sheet metal panels which will be used for the construction of offshore substation jackets for the 1.2GW Hornsea Project ONE offshore wind farm. IKM Testing Spain, part of the IKM Group, plans to fabricate the steel plates at its newly opened steel works […]
In the first quarter of 2017, the Spanish Government will carry out a new renewable energy tender and has submitted a regulatory proposal to the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) to be able to incorporate 3,000MW of new renewable energy into the electricity system through a competitive tender. The tender will be carried out as a […]
Senior management of Offshore Group Newcastle (OGN) and North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon had a meeting with UK Energy Minister Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, as the company is worried about local content in UK offshore wind projects. OGN, which teamed up with Belgian Smulders this year, expressed its concern after the first East Anglia ONE foundation lot was […]
Dr Federica Pace, Baker Consultants’ Marine Technical Director, is speaking at the upcoming OCEANOISE 2015 conference in Barcelona, Spain, to be held from 11-15th May. The conference theme is “Towards an acoustically sound ocean”. “I’m excited to be presenting our Borkum Riffgrund 1 work at such a key event for the ocean noise sector. Europe is an […]
IBERDROLA has been chosen as the best Spanish company and leading European utility by analysts and investors consulted by Institutional Investor Research Group, which has just published its 2014 All-Europe Executive Team ranking. The company comes second among all sectors, behind only Airbus and followed by Technip, Roche Holding and Vodafone Group. IBERDROLA’s Chairman Ignacio […]
After completing wave tank tests at Cehipar, Madrid, Langlee Wave Power confirmed a 80% higher efficiency of its 132 kW Langlee Robusto wave energy device compared to the previous design. The 1:18 scale tests proved a maximum power efficiency of 64%, which gives the 132 kW Langlee Robusto more than 50% load factor and 4,400 […]
Red7Marine Offshore Ltd has announced the successful completion of export cable installation for the Biscay Marine Energy Platform in Spain. The scope of work included route clearance, cable laying, burial, shore‐end landings and testing of 4 power export circuits for this wave energy test site. A total of 18km of cable was installed by Red7Marine’s […]
Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine prototype in Arinaga Quay, in Canary Islands, marked record-high power generation for wind turbines in Spain on November 2. The wind turbine produced 118.05 MWh of electricity, surpassing the previous record of 107.82 MWh, similarly achieved by other company’s product, the G128-4.5 MW turbine. This milestone demonstrates the turbine’s tremendous reliability […]
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, inaugurated the company’s maiden offshore wind turbine – and the first to be installed in Spain – in Arinaga Quay (Gran Canary Island). The inauguration ceremony was attended by the President of the Canary Islands regional government, Paulino Rivero, the Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José […]
As part of its offshore strategy, Gamesa has recently developed its first offshore prototype. GES has provided services for the installation and commission of the wind turbine for Gamesa, the Spanish manufacturer. The G128-5.0 turbine has been assembled in the Arigana Quay. The different components of the 5 MW were produced in Spain and shipped […]
On September 26th, Euskalforging received an order for 43 TP flanges for the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm. A record of 615 TP and MP flanges will be supplied by Euskalforging this year. Reported projects (TP and MP flanges) gained during 2013 by Euskalforging are: Dan Tysk, Amrumbank West, Humber Gateway, and Baltic 2. [mappress] Press […]
CEOs of 13 national wind energy associations from across Europe are meeting in Spain today to unite their call for a binding 2030 renewable energy target. Binding EU targets for renewables have driven the wind energy sector to become a mainstream energy technology today. “By giving investors certainty, a compulsory 2030 renewables target will allow […]
IBERDROLA and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), are jointly developing a major R&D&I initiative known as the ‘Sedar Project (High Resolution Wind Simulation)’. SEDAR is an innovative project aimed at developing a new computer model to improve estimates of electrical energy production in windfarms before their construction. Current models have […]
Gamesa has commissioned their G128-5.0 MW offshore wind turbine at the Arinaga Quay, Canary Islands. Check out this video about about the 5MW wind turbine. [mappress] Offshore WIND staff, July 25, 2013; Image: gamesa
The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been commissioned this morning. It is also Gamesa’s first offshore prototype, with 5 MW of nominal power and installed at the Arinaga Quay in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). This turbine, with a rotor diameter of 128 meters and a total height of 154 meters, will generate […]
IBERDROLA recorded net earnings of €1,728 million in the first half of 2013, down 2% on the same period last year. Gross operating profit (Ebitda) held at levels similar to last year, standing at €4,051 million, a slight decline of 0.9%. Gross margin improved 5.8% to €6,676.4 million, with increases across all businesses and countries […]