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  • 30 January 2012

    Tapping into the vast potential of America’s wind power and solar industries while also increasing the nation’s traditional domestic energy supplies formed a major part of US President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address last week. Before an estimated television audience of 38 million viewers, Obama said the country could develop a lasting […]

  • 14 January 2013

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy sector, has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Call for Views for its Industrial Strategy, which identifies the offshore wind industry as a major engine of economic growth in Britain. By 2021, more than 47,000 people will be working in the offshore wind […]

  • 26 June 2012
    Technology

    Parker Hannifin Corporation, the leader in motion and control technologies, announced it will be launching its line of precision cooling units for wind turbines for the European wind market, utilizing the company’s two-phase evaporative cooling technology for large and offshore wind turbines, at the upcoming HUSUM Wind Energy 2012 exposition in Germany, September 18-22. The […]

  • 1 February 2018

    Taiwan to Sign 5.5GW of Contracts with Offshore Wind Developers by July Nine developers looking to build offshore wind farms in Taiwan have qualified for offshore environmental permits. These developers, offering 10.5GW of offshore wind capacity in total, will now compete for 5.5GW of offshore wind contracts, 3.5GW to be selected for the feed-in-tariff (FIT) […]

  • 7 March 2012

    A bill sponsored by Senator Jim Whelan that would assist New Jersey boat builders who have been hard-hit by the economic recession in making the transition to manufacture parts for windmills was unanimously approved yesterday by the Senate Economic Growth Committee. “Manufacturers have had to learn to be adaptable and innovative to stay afloat in […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Michigan and manufacturing go together. But it’s no secret the state has been hit hard by a generally shrinking U.S.-based manufacturing segment over the last several decades. Thanks in part to wind power, that’s changing in America, and in Michigan too. The story of recent wind power supply-chain entrant Energetx Composites of Hollland, Mich., and […]

  • 12 July 2011
    R&D

        After years of strong growth, the wind energy industry experienced a significant slowdown in 2010 as a result of the global economic recession. Given the 18-month project cycle for a wind farm from feasibility study to electricity production, the global downturn had a delayed impact on the pace of new wind power installations. […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    THE FIRST of 160 wind turbines has been installed at the flagship North Wales Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, the largest renewables project under construction by RWE npower renewables. It marks a major milestone in the construction of the €2billion windfarm which, once fully operational, will be capable of generating enough energy from the […]

  • 8 December 2010
    Technology

    Power conversion specialist Converteam and SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) have entered into an agreement to jointly develop innovative fully direct current (DC) technologies to reduce total cost of ownership of offshore wind power generation and distribution by 10-20%. The partners aim to demonstrate the benefits of Converteam’s advanced DC technologies (4) in the reduction […]

  • 29 June 2012

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S has appointed Jean-Marc Lechêne, age 53, as new Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the responsibility for Vestas’ manufacturing and sourcing. Jean-Marc Lechêne’s main task will be to ensure the cost out process on key technologies in close collaboration with Vestas’ R&D unit, Vestas Turbines R&D. Jean-Marc Lechêne will become a member […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Technology

    At the SMM 2012, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair, 4 to 7 September 2012 in Hamburg, four Fraunhofer Institutes are exhibiting solutions that make it easier to plan and build seaports, termi­nals and ships – Hall B6, booth 317. As global flows of goods continue to rise, the demand also rises for […]

  • 24 November 2011

    Vestas has announced that the nacelles for prototype and pre-series versions of their new dedicated offshore turbine, the V164-7.0 MW, will be assembled at Lindø, Denmark. For these purposes, Vestas has signed a fixed period business lease agreement with Lindø Industrial Park. The agreement, which takes effect on 1 January 2012, covers the lease of […]

  • 16 January 2014

    Recently released, the UK’s new national infrastructure plan saw the Government shifting incentives toward offshore wind power—and away from onshore wind farms and solar parks projects. Likewise, the recently published “Levy Control Framework” will see a boost to the UK’s spending on solar, wind and other renewable energy projects to £7.6 billion pounds a year […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Jobs & Recruitment

    The UK offshore wind industry has pledged to employ at least 3,000 apprentices between now and the end of the decade, the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) said. They will work in a wide variety of jobs from turbine technicians and maintenance engineers to roles in management and finance, OWIC said. The sector also aims […]

  • 17 May 2013

    During last week, Eco Wave Power’s founders, Mr. David Leb (Founder and CEO) and Ms. Inna Braverman (Co-Founder & Marketing Director) arrived to Kempinski Hotel in Beijing in order to sign an initial collaboration agreement between EWP and a Chinese Governmental fund. The agreement was executed in an official signing ceremony, attended by high ranked […]

  • 26 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has officially opened a new office in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, showing confidence in the development of the Romanian wind energy market and preparing Vestas for future growth in one of the most promising markets in Eastern Europe. The office will serve the Romanian wind energy market, […]

  • 12 April 2012
    Authorities

    Eric Pickles, visited Beacon Park, which forms part of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, in a meeting hosted by New Anglia LEP and Brandon Lewis, MP. The New Anglia Enterprise Zone is part of the first wave of Local Development Orders (LDOs) which have been approved in EZs across England. 6 out of […]

  • 13 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    Alpha Ventus, the first German offshore wind farm, launched operations in 2010. In the future, offshore wind power will play an increasingly important role, not only in Germany but across the world. TÜV SÜD has stepped up its activities in this sector by establishing an Offshore Windenergydepartment. The team, headed by Alexander Heitmann and Malte […]

  • 8 December 2015

    Huisman recently delivered the cranes for the Seajacks Scylla, the new build wind turbine installation vessel for Seajacks UK Ltd. This jack up vessel is currently nearing completion at the yard of Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The Seajacks Scylla, based on the Gusto MSC NG14000X design, has been specifically designed to meet the […]

  • 30 November 2019

    2010, ZephIR HQ, Worcestershire, U.K.:  the ZephIR 300 Lidar – a remote sensing wind measurement tool capable of collecting wind data remotely from its installed location by use of a infra-red laser – was born, following an 18 month product development program that focused on improving the ‘usability’ of remote sensing devices. The resultant product […]

  • 20 August 2012

    SDE has signed an export agreement to sell sea wave power plants for a total sum of 1.2 million U.S. Dollars. SDE is in the final stages of building the second power plant in a series of 3 power plants that will be built on Chinese soil. The deal that SDE signed with their local […]

  • 4 August 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      Siemens is gearing up for further growth in renewables. Effective October 1, 2011, the company wants to realign its renewables business into two independent units. The existing Renewable Energy Division shall be divided into two new divisions Wind Power and Solar & Hydro. Dr. Felix Ferlemann, to date head of the Chassis Systems Division […]

  • 4 May 2011
    Business & Finance

      Vestas generated first-quarter revenue of EUR 1,060m, an increase of 25 per cent relative to the first quarter of 2010, and as announced realised a loss. The EBIT margin fell from (4.6) per cent to (6.5) per cent. The development confirms that revenue and earnings may show major quarter-onquarter fluctuations depending on the capacity […]

  • 14 February 2013

    Iberdrola has identified offshore wind power as one of its key areas for future growth and it aims to lead the development of this technology going forward with the necessary caution for investments of this nature. In order to achieve this objective, the Company has created an Offshore Business Department with offices in Glasgow, London, […]

  • 28 January 2013
    Wind Farm Update

    The first sets of wind turbine towers, blades, hubs and nacelles have arrived into the Port of Mostyn for installation at RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. The Siemens 3.6 megawatt turbine components arrived on board a RoRo ferry, SeaTruck Pace, from Denmark on Friday (18th Jan). The three sets of complete […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Work has begun on LDD’s new, state of the art, BREEAM “Excellent” rated facility in Tolvaddon. This has been made possible through the combined efforts of private sector investment and support from the European Regional Development Fund under the Convergence Programme. The new premises at Tolvaddon Energy Park, Pool, in the heart of Cornwall, will provide over […]