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7 November 2018 Grid Connection

Belgian utility Elia has shared a video showing the installation of the jacket foundation for the Offshore Switchyard Platform (OSY) in the Belgian North Sea.

23 May 2018 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Haizea Wind Group (HWG) has inaugurated its wind tower manufacturing plant at the Port of Bilbao in Spain.

3 April 2018 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Technology

Bay State Wind, the US-based 50-50 partnership between Ørsted and Eversource developing an offshore wind project in Massachusetts, has entered into an agreement with the steel pipe manufacturing specialist EEW to open and staff a Massachusetts facility to manufacture offshore wind turbine foundations.

16 June 2016 Business & Finance

Liberty House Group has bought Mabey Bridge Renewables, which shut down its business in 2015, and will use its equipment in a new British manufacturing centre to supply the country’s offshore wind market and tidal lagoon power industry.  The new manufacturing centre, which will supply tubular steel structures to the offshore wind market and turbine casings for tidal […]

18 February 2016 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

DNV GL has published a fully revised set of service specifications for project certification of wind power plants, the DNVGL-SE-0190, designed to ensure the safe and reliable operation of wind power plants, their assets and components throughout the project life cycle. DNV Gl says that this fully revised certification scheme is the most complete set […]

3 December 2015 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Offshore wind costs could fall to a point where it is cost competitive with new build gas plants in the UK provided they face the full cost of their carbon emissions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said in its 2015 Progress Report to Parliament. Ongoing innovation in offshore wind relies upon a visible future market […]

25 November 2014

On 2 December, Alstom will inaugurate its plants in Saint-Nazaire, dedicated to assembling nacelles and producing generators for the Haliade™ 150-6MW offshore wind turbine. The plants, now in the phase of HEQ (High Environmental Quality) certification and design, are expected to be the first in France to obtain the label guaranteeing optimal working conditions for […]

11 November 2014 Business & Finance, Grid Connection

Prysmian Group has announced new investments worth over € 40 million to upgrade production capabilities in its cable plants in Pikkala, Finland and in Arco Felice, Italy. The factories are already the Group's centres of excellence for high voltage and submarine cable production. These new investments will enable both plants to be fully equipped to […]

10 November 2014 Grid Connection, R&D

The 13th International Workshop on Large-Scale Integration of Wind Power into Power Systems as well as on Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Power Plants will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 11 - 13 November 2014, directly after the 4th International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems. The workshop provides an International […]

13 March 2014 Environment, R&D

A report published yesterday by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) highlights the fact that traditional power stations use vast amounts of water to generate power – and calls for this to be taken into account by Governments when they set energy and climate change policy. EWEA’s report “Saving Water with Wind Energy” says nuclear, […]

29 January 2013

Yesterday, SCHEUERLE issued a press release regarding the increasing use of modular transport systems due to the large dimensions and the ever-increasing weight of offshore installations. Here, we bring a video from SCHEUERLE Fahrzeuge, which demonstrates transport solutions for offshore wind power plants: [mappress] Offshore WIND Staff, January 29, 2013; Image: SCHEUERLE

21 January 2013

Alstom CEO, Patrick Kron, and Alstom Renewable Power President, Jérôme Pécresse, accompanied Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Saint-Nazaire, when he officially launched construction works of Alstom’s first two offshore wind turbine factories on Monday 21 January. The exclusive supplier to the consortium headed by EDF EN within the framework of France’s first call for tenders […]

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 […]

24 April 2012 Business & Finance

German industry is planning to invest in construction and modernization of 84 large power generation plants. The capacity of planned and installed projects is 42,000 megawatts with the total investment volume of more than EUR 60 billion. Some 69 plants out of the 84 projects are undergoing permitting process. The remaining 15 projects are still […]

19 February 2012

The working sessions will be held on February 20 and 21 at the conference room of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research. Founded in 1921, CIGRE, the Council on Large Electric Systems, is an international non-profit Association for promoting collaboration with experts from all around the world by sharing knowledge and joining forces to improve […]

15 November 2011 Business & Finance

Taking advantage of the positive background of opening of gas pipeline Nord Stream and the statement of German Chancellor Angela... (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, November 15, 2011

20 October 2011 Authorities

The U.K. government cut support for onshore and offshore wind farms while boosting aid for wave and tidal plants under its Renewables Obligation, which compels electricity suppliers to get a proportion of their power from alternative energy. Each megawatt-hour of electricity generated from onshore wind power will be rewarded with 0.9 tradable certificates, down from […]

27 September 2011

A rapid rise in British wind power capacity will gradually cut returns for operators of gas and coal plants over the next three years as... By Karolin Schaps (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, September 27, 2011

1 July 2011 Authorities

Germany will become the first major industrial nation to completely reject nuclear power since the Fukishima disaster in Japan after voting... (globalpost) [mappress] Source: globalpost, July 01, 2011;

31 May 2011

Moray’s MP Angus Robertson has welcomed a decision to scrap nuclear power plants in Germany, adding that he believes Moray is well placed... By Sam Hampton-Smith (stv) [mappress] Source: stv, May 31, 2011

31 May 2011

Germany's decision to exit all of its nuclear power plants marks a clear win for renewable energy, according to Matrix, which highlights a... By Benjamin Chiou (sharecast) [mappress] Source: sharecast, May 31, 2011

27 May 2011

Together with its local partner Renetec, Voith Hydro is helping to realise one of the worlds largest tidal current power plants, the...   (koreaittimes) [mappress] Source: koreaittimes, May 27, 2011

23 May 2011

The construction group STRABAG SE signed an agreement on acquiring a 51 % stake in two holding companies to develop, build and operate offshore wind power plants. With the transaction, the company extends its existing competence as a builder of wind power facilities. STRABAG and project developer Northern Energy Projekt GmbH, represented by its managing […]

18 March 2011

Generating energy from wind turbines at sea would be cheaper than building new atomic power plants, Europe's climate chief has said, in the... (balkans) [mappress] Source: balkans, March 18, 2011

27 January 2011 Technology

* V4A stainless steel housings with protection class IP 69K * Special impermeability concept proTect+ * MTTF > 100 years * Applicable for cold climate applications Baumer expands its portfolio of sensors for wind power plants with the new Series IFRR and IWRR inductive sensors. The sensors are extremely robust, absolutely reliable and, due to […]

22 October 2010 Technology

Baumer has expanded its portfolio of sensors for wind power plants with the new series IFRR and IWRR inductive sensors. The sensors are... (instrumentation) [mappress] Source: instrumentation, October 22, 2010;