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  • 10 September 2015
    Wind Farm Update

    Westermeerwind has reached another milestone with the installation of the first set of wind turbine blades. The wind turbine blades arrived on Tuesday evening from Oude Zeug where they were preassembled via vessel LD27. The installation was completed the following day via ‘De Schelde’ pontoon fitted with the 11350 Liebherr crane, owned by Van Oord/Mammoet. […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Technology

    The first blade has been installed on the prototype GE Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine in Maasvlakte, according to the live webcam feed at the Port of Rotterdam. LM Wind Power is producing the 107m blades, the world’s largest, at its plant in Cherbourgh, France. The first piece was rolled out in June. To remind, GE Renewable Energy announced in March last year that […]

  • 30 November 2016

    With the official opening of Siemens blade factory in Hull set to take place today, DONG Energy informed that the first blades manufactured at the factory will be used at its Race Bank offshore wind farm. Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman, said: “DONG Energy is absolutely committed to investing in the UK so […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    ​The first ever wind turbine blades manufactured at Siemens (now Siemens Gamesa) blade factory in Hull have been loaded onto A2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer at the Port of Hull and are en route to the Race Bank site for installation.

  • 10 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW – the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine – at the R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK. The blade will now undergo an extensive testing regime to ensure total reliability. The 80 meter blade is the longest ever produced by […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Technology

    Windpower Monthly has selected EUROS’s M-EU167 blade as the “Top Rotor Blade 2014”. Being the first blade beyond 80m receiving a design assessment certificate and passing a full static and dynamic test programme, has put the M-EU167 ahead of the competition. EUROS’s owner and Managing Director Dr. Michael Wolf said: “It is an honour to be […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first blades and tower sections for GE Haliade 6MW wind turbines that will spin at the Merkur offshore wind farm in Germany have arrived at the Buss Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven port, the Netherlands.

  • 10 October 2019
    R&D

    The first blade for the prototype GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at Maasvlakte, according to the live webcam feed at the Port of Rotterdam. LM Wind Power is producing the 107m blades for the prototype turbine at its plant in Cherbourgh, France. According to ECN, part of TNO,  the measurement mast and the scanning LiDAR have been […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Technology

    The third and final 107m blade has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam and is awaiting to be installed on the prototype GE Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine. To remind, the first blade was installed on the Haliade-X 12MW turbine located at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 terminal on 14 October, with the second piece following the day […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Technology

    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published a patent of a pitch bearing of a wind power generator on March 21, which was designed by a Korean inventor Yong Chun Kim. Besides Mr. Kim, South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) is registered as an applicant of the patent. The summary […]

  • 23 June 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy has shared an image of a blade starting its journey from Denmark to the USA where it will be installed on one of five Haliade 150-6MW turbines on the Block Island wind farm and become one of the first blades to start spinning in US waters. The first of five nacelles has also departed GE’s factory […]

  • 4 August 2016

    Deepwater Wind’s CEO Jeffrey Grybowski has shared images of the the jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern as it attaches the final blade and completes the installation of the first offshore wind turbine in US waters, and the first of five wind turbines to be installed on the 30MW Block Island wind farm.  Brave Tern, accompanied by lift boats L/B […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    LM Wind Power has rolled out the first blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine at its factory in Cherbourg, France. According to the company, the 107m long blade, the world’s largest, has made its first trip outside the factory. Final preparations for the shipment of the LM 107.0 P blade to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands are now […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Technology

    The third and final 107m blade has been installed on the prototype GE Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine in Maasvlakte, the Port of Rotterdam. The first blade was installed on the Haliade-X 12MW turbine located at Sif’s Maasvlakte 2 terminal on 14 October, with the second piece following the day later. LM Wind Power manufactured the 107m blades, the world’s largest, at its […]

  • 13 September 2015

    Navitus Bay Unlikely to Go Ahead UK Secretary of State is to issue a decision about up to 121-turbine wind farm in the English Channel near the Isle of Wight. Fugro to Install Rampion Array Cables Fugro has been awarded a contract for the installation and burial of array cables at the Rampion Offshore Wind […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    LM Wind Power has sent off the first 107m long blade for GE’s Haliade-X 12MW turbine from its factory in Cherbourg, France, to the UK where it will undergo testing. The LM 107.0 P blade, the world’s largest, was loaded onto a vessel on 13 August in the Cherbourg harbor and began its journey to the […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Siemens has awarded a four-year crane framework agreement to UK heavy-lift specialist ALE for the supply and deployment of cranes, specialised transport equipment and personnel. The contract is for the period 2016-19, and has a value in excess of GBP 43 million (EUR 55m). It covers Siemens’ harbour-based offshore wind sites in the UK and Germany, […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Technology

    GE Renewable Energy has sent off the nacelle of the Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine from its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France, to Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The Haliade-X 12MW components will be assembled in Rotterdam-Maasvlakte, after which the turbine will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing during the initial period of operations. This initial phase is expected […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast.

  • 28 May 2013

    Three months after opening the new prototype production facility in Sassnitz/Mukran on the island of Rügen, Germany, independent rotor blade designer and manufacturer EUROS delivers its first offshore blade to the customer Mitsubishi. This type of rotor blade with a length of 81.6 m and a mass of 32.5 tons will operate on Mitsubishi’s “Sea […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has paused production at its blade factory at Alexandra Dock in Hull, UK, following the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent governmental recommendations.

  • 15 September 2013

    UK: Unmanned Barge Almost Hits Teesside OWF A 35 metre unmanned barge that was being taken from Stromness to Lowestoft has been reconnected to its towing vessel. UK: Vestas Produces First Blade for Its 8 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW – the world’s […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The V164 platform was from the very beginning developed with a possible potential of increasing the turbine size. The progress in the technology development has now shown that an 8 MW version will offer lower cost of energy and at the same time keep the reliability and structural integrity of the turbine unchanged. The balance […]

  • 26 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    LM Wind Power, a subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy, has completed the recruitment phase for its new offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Cherbourg, France.

  • 18 December 2017
    R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Installer has installed the last turbine at Ørsted’s 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm located off the North Norfolk coast in the UK.

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Manor Renewable Energy has established an operational hub at Siemens Gamesa’s manufacturing and port facility in Hull, the UK. Manor said its new offices and presence on the Siemens Gamesa 450,000m2 site means the business is geographically closer to its offshore wind customers. “The Siemens Gamesa port in Hull offers us excellent services and facilities, to […]