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16 June 2010 Business & Finance

Istanbul/Bonn (WWEA) – On the occasion of the 9th World Wind Energy Conference 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, the Board of the World Wind Energy Association has decided to give the World Wind Energy Award 2010 to the Founding Member States of the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA and hand it over to IRENA’s Interim Director […]

16 June 2010 Operations & Maintenance

The systems installed at the Thornton Bank wind farm achieve outstanding levels of power output and technical availability. REpower turbines at the alpha ventus test site reach positive performance levels as well Almost one year after final commissioning of the Thornton Bank wind farm in Belgium, REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) is in a positive […]

15 June 2010 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Today, Danish energy company DONG Energy inaugurates its latest British offshore wind farm, Gunfleet Sands. The wind farm, located in the Thames Estuary off the Essex coast, will supply green power corresponding to the annual power consumption of some 125,000 British households. Thus, Gunfleet Sands will contribute significantly to the British ambition of markedly increasing […]

15 June 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

Chinese companies assembling parts of wind turbines and solar panels will use Ostend as a hub for dispatching their products. It is hoped... [mappress] Source: heavyliftpfi, June 14, 2010;

11 June 2010 Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Order worth more than EUR500 million for the consortium A consortium of Siemens Energy and Prysmian Powerlink has received an order worth more than EUR500 million from the German transmission grid company transpower. The BorWin2 offshore consortium will connect two North Sea offshore wind farms to the grid on behalf of transpower, a subsidiary of […]

11 June 2010

Seasoned renewable industry experts Eric Briar and Toby Mead, both ex-Metoc plc, are set to join SeaRoc, the marine and offshore engineering experts within the Natural Power group of companies. Briar will take the newly formed Chief Operating Officer role building on the successes of former CEO Peter Hodgetts, whilst Mead joins as Head of […]

10 June 2010 Technology, Training & Education

A one day course for industry professionals who wish to acquire a comprehensive overview of the subject and have the latest technology and issues clearly explained. Grid connections, technical issues and administrative processes are covered, including grid code compliance. Course Background For several years Garrad Hassan has been running training courses on Wind Farm Electrical […]

10 June 2010 Authorities

More than a dozen people gathered outside the Erie County Courthouse Wednesday to show their support for a proposal to build a massive ten...   [mappress] Source: buffalo, June 09, 2010;

10 June 2010 Wind Farm Update

EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH and Siemens Energy have today signed a contract for the supply of 80 wind turbines each with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 120 meters for the offshore wind farm EnBW Baltic 2. The order, which represents an investment volume in the triple-digit million range, marks […]

9 June 2010 Business & Finance

Team Developing 5 MW Wind Turbine for Rapidly Growing Global Offshore Market, HHI to Begin 5 MW Wind Turbine Production for the Offshore Market in 2011 DEVENS, Mass., U.S. and ULSAN, South Korea – June 9, 2010 – American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a global power technologies company, and South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., […]

7 June 2010 R&D

Vestas announces two very important R&D projects: Cost-effective deep water foundations for large offshore wind turbines and an Intelligent Energy Management System that will introduce energy storage into a wind power plant. Both projects will secure a lower cost of energy for our customers. Building foundations offshore at large depths is a huge challenge. The […]

3 June 2010

Capt. Thomas S. Wissmann, of SHIPS4EVER.COM has announced open registration for OFFSHORE WIND -THE SHIPPING FORUM to be held on the dates of September 16 & 17th, 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark. THE SHIPPING FORUM aims to create an exchange between operators of offshore wind projects and dedicated entirely to the operation of offshore ships & […]

1 June 2010

With the establishment of Blue Offshore a specialist marine engineering contractor has entered the subsea cable installation market with the focus on the development of the world’s wind and tidal potential. Blue Offshore will initially provide subsea cable installation services for offshore wind farms. They will assist their customers with innovative standalone and module-based solutions […]

1 June 2010 Authorities

In Ludington, Michigan, a city located in close vicinity to Lake Michigan, the city Commissioners are being asked to approve a plan put forth by Scandia Wind Offshore, a wind farm development company. This plan establishes a wind farm made up of 50 to 100 turbines that would be placed along the waters edge in […]

31 May 2010 Business & Finance

Leading European energy company, Vattenfall, has awarded A2SEA a contract to transport 30 5MW RePower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea. In addition to providing the specialist jack-up barge SEA JACK and its experienced crew, A2SEA will take care of all […]

28 May 2010 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Training & Education

Postgraduate student Nathalie Kolasa who is currently studying for an MSc in Management at the Ashcroft International Business School (AIBS) at Anglia Ruskin University has secured a research project with a difference – she is set to work with the London Array offshore wind farm project. Nathalie approached the London Array project and has successfully […]

27 May 2010 Authorities

There is nothing to suggest that Denmark lags behind other countries as an investment country for offshore wind turbines as Børsen wrote the19 May 2010. Within the last to three years we have commissioned or committed to new wind farms, which more than triples our electricity capacity at sea, Climate and Energy minister Lykke Friis […]

26 May 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

After almost a decade long fight, the federal government has approved the first offshore wind farm in the United States in the waters off Cape Cod. The Cape Wind project entails the construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts and will start generating electricity by 2012. The Cape Wind project is a major […]

25 May 2010 Environment

With the aim of promoting the sound development of China's offshore wind industry, Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd (SIEC), a subsidiary of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-council once again join forces to build Asia's first professional platform focused […]

24 May 2010 R&D

John Hecklau, principal at Environmental Design & Research in Syracuse, N.Y., has been providing visual simulations for proposed wind farms...   [mappress] Source: blockislandtimes, May 24, 2010;

21 May 2010 Business & Finance, R&D

We are proud to announce the establishment of Blue Offshore as a specialist marine engineering contractor assisting with developing the world’s wind and tidal potential. Blue Offshore will in first instance provide subsea cable installation services for offshore wind farms. We will assist our customers with innovative standalone and module-based solutions to suit their particular […]

21 May 2010 Authorities, Ports & Logistics

Washington, DC - In an effort to expand and diversify American energy resources, improve our environment, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of new, clean energy jobs, U.S. Senator Susan Collins is urging Senate Appropriators to allocate federal funding to support the development of deepwater offshore wind technology. The University of Maine […]

20 May 2010

The Bonfiglioli Group is pleased to announce that its yaw and pitch drives are among the cutting-edge products included in Germany’s “Alpha Ventus” offshore wind farm, the country’s first. Located in 30 meter (32 yards) waters, 45 kilometers (28 miles) off the German island of Borkum in the North Sea, the wind park features 12 […]

19 May 2010 Authorities, Business & Finance

Ambitious plans for the development of offshore wind energy projects in Scotland took a significant step forward today. The Scottish Government launched a 12 week consultation detailing draft plans to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and realise Scotland's multi-billion pound potential in renewables. The Strategic Environmental Assessment and Development Plan for Offshore Wind sets out […]

17 May 2010 Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

Draka Offshore announced today they have been awarded the array cabling contract for the Walney 2 project from Dong Energy in Denmark. This announcement follows the recent completion of the company's expansion to its subsea production facility. "The Walney 2 project represents our first major wind farm project following our expansion,'' said Martin Dale, commercial […]

14 May 2010 Authorities

Compared to dry land, where there is limited space that can be used for wind farms, Taiwan's surrounding waters are an ideal environment for... [mappress] Source: focustaiwan, May 14, 2010;