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  • 26 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    The global market for utility-scale onshore wind converters continues to be led by doubly fed (DFIG) converters, according to a new report entitled “The World Market for Wind Converters – 2013” from IHS Inc., a leading global source of critical insight and information. DFIG converters are forecast to outpace full-conversion products by a compound annual […]

  • 29 November 2010
    Grid Connection, Technology

    DNV will certify an offshore wind converter station being built by grid operator TenneT in the German sector of the North Sea. DNV will provide full approval services for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station DolWin alpha which will be located some 60 kilometres offshore close […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Grid Connection

    The Iv-Consult has begun making the workshop drawings of two topsides of converter platforms, each approximately 1250 tons, for the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind projects. This project is for Iemants Steel Constructions N.V. in Belgium. Gode Wind 1 and 2 are offshore wind farm projects located northwest of Nordreney in the German […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Technology

    GE Power Conversion has signed a contract to equip offshore wind turbines manufactured by Shanghai Electric Wind Power Equipment (Sewind) with 4MW Fully Fed LV3 wind converters. Totalling 1GW, the deal is set to be one of the biggest offshore wind projects in China, GE said. The converters will be manufactured in GE’s Shanghai facility. “In a fast growing […]

  • 15 January 2016

    GE Power Conversion has created a higher density power stack that will enable wind converters to remain small in size while delivering more power. The LV3 power stack has increased density, reaching 1250 amps compared to previous offerings of 1000 amps. Looking at the wind sector in particular, when implanted at the heart of GE’s LV3 converter, it […]

  • 10 December 2015

    Ingeteam’s wind business unit today celebrates its 20th anniversary. The company manufactured its first power converter named INGECON ® WIND in 1995. Ingeteam said that, since then, it has commissioned more than 20,000 wind power converters, accounting for 30GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide and a 7.4% market share. During the first semester of 2015, […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    GE has appointed Azeez Mohammed as the President and CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016. Mohammed comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. Responsible for continuing to build the Power Conversion business, Mohammed will […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Authorities, Technology

    Global certification body DNV GL has awarded component certification to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new frequency converter – the DFM 3000 Ingecon® Wind – which can be integrated in on- and offshore wind turbines up to 3.5 MW. This is the first component certificate to be awarded by DNV GL according to its own […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Grid Connection, Technology

    ABB’s PCS6000 medium voltage wind turbine converter has received product certification from the China General Certification Center, CGC.

  • 17 September 2015

    DNV GL has awarded ABB Switzerland with component certification for its latest generation main frequency converter. The PCS6000 medium voltage wind converter has been developed specifically for use in offshore wind turbines and is available for capacities up to even 12MW offering a future-proof solution. The certificate has been presented by Mike Wöbbeking, Head of […]

  • 26 November 2010

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Corporation Ltd (XEMC) has recently unveiled the world’s first 5MW permanent magnet direct-drive offshore-specific wind turbine. The achievement was marked by a 21st October ceremony in Xiangtan which was attended by leading officials representing regional and national government including the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Corporation Ltd (XEMC) has recently unveiled the world’s first 5MW permanent magnet generator for a direct-drive offshore-specific wind turbine. The achievement was marked by a 21st October ceremony in Xiangtan which was attended by leading officials representing regional and national government including the Vice Minister of the Ministry […]

  • 4 August 2013

    Petrofac Bags €40 Million Contract for Two German Offshore Wind Farms Petrofac has won a €40 million contract from Siemens Energy to provide support during the commissioning phase of two offshore wind converter station platforms in the German North Sea. Germany: First Wind Turbine Installed at Borkum West 2 “The first wind turbines are standing,” […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Technology

    E.ON is developing a pilot plant in Falkenhagen in the north east of Germany to convert power from wind energy into hydrogen which can then be stored in the country’s gas grid. The company is investing over EUR5 million on the pilot plant and further research into this innovative technology. Using power from renewable energy […]

  • 7 March 2014

    ABB has launched a low voltage wind turbine converter, targeting onshore and offshore utility-scale wind turbines.  The ACS880 wind turbine converter is rated from 0.8 to 8 megawatt (MW), with the highest powers being assembled using parallel-connected sub-converters. The liquid-cooled full power converter is available in in-line and back-to-back configurations and for operation with induction […]

  • 19 February 2015

    Research and Markets added the “Global and China Wind Power Converter Industry Report, 2014-2018” report to their online library. As one of key components of a wind generating set, the wind power converter accounts for 17.9% of costs of wind power equipment automation products. It can optimize the operation of wind power system, improve the […]

  • 14 March 2012
    R&D, Technology

    Siemens AG (SIE) has revealed its intention to introduce technology in 2015 that will enable conversion of wind-turbine electricity into gas, providing wind farms with an alternative revenue stream when the grid is fully charged. Michael Weinhold, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens’ Energy Businesses, says the electrolyser, a soccer-field sized plant that converts power into […]

  • 1 December 2016

    DNV GL has awarded a component certificate to Spanish technology company Ingeteam for its new wind frequency converter INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series 3000-10000. DNV GL examined the converter according to all aspects of design and manufacture to ensure safety, functioning and quality. The certificate confirms that the INGECON® WIND Full Converter MV Series […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Spain-based Ingeteam has developed a new medium voltage power converter for offshore wind turbines with the capacity of up to 15MW.

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Aibel employees doing their job on the DolWin beta converter station.  “Small people, great effort,” says Aibel AS in a description of the photo that shows work on the DolWin beta offshore converter station outside the company’s yard in Haugesund, Norway. With a capacity of more than 900 MW, the converter station will host […]

  • 23 November 2010

    Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co., Ltd., the Chinese leader in R&D and manufacturing of wind power equipments, today signed a license agreement for core components needed in manufacturing of wind turbines. According to the agreement, Goldwind gains the license to produce Infineon IGBT (Insulated Gate […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Modularity and flexible use form the basis of a new concept for medium-voltage converters from the Siemens Drive Technologies Division. In the future, it will be possible to use different topologies in a common modular system. This opens up new areas of application for medium-voltage converters in special purpose applications, for example on ships, in […]

  • 9 October 2013

    When the ‘battle of the currents’ ended in the late 19th century with Westinghouse and the AC lobby victorious over Edison’s DC lobby, AC became the dominant means for transmission of electrical power; a method which was to remain dominant for over a century. AC, with the ability for stepping the voltage up or down […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Research and Markets has added the “Global HVDC Converter Station Market 2014-2018” report to their offering. According to the report, the global HVDC Converter Station market will grow at a CAGR of 22.2% over the period 2013-2018. A high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) converter station is a specialized type of substation, which is used as an end-to-end equipment […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Technology

    GE’s Power Conversion business, a sub-business of GE Energy Connections, is set to provide its 5-megawatt (MW) medium-voltage (MV) converter based on the MV7000 product platform to China’s offshore wind original equipment manufacturer – XEMC Windpower. All converters will be manufactured in GE’s factory located in Shanghai. With prototypes of similar technologies already installed and operational […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Grid Connection

    The DolWin beta converter platform left Aibel’s yard in Haugesund, Norway on the night of August 1. Following a four-day transport stage, the platform will be installed in the DolWin wind cluster in the German North Sea. The platform concept is based on experience from the oil and gas sector, and has been developed and […]