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South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) has received a type certificate for its 5.56MW offshore wind turbine from the international certification agency UL DEWI-OCC. A type certificate is issued after a comprehensive evaluation of the system’s design, performance test of both the parts and the finished product, and evaluation of the related manufacturing […]
GreenSpur Renewables has built what is said to be the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines that is capable of multi-megawatt electricity generation. The DD-PMG, capable of producing 250kW, uses a new construction method that solves many problems today's offshore wind turbines experience without the need for large quantities […]
Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has held an opening ceremony in Kitakyushu City to commemorate the start of demonstration operations for the Hibiki barge-type floating offshore wind power generation system. The system, the first of its kind in Japan, was installed at a sea depth of about 50 metres and is […]
China's Mingyang Smart Energy has received an order from China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to manufacture and deliver offshore wind turbines with a combined capacity of around 1,403MW. The value of the contract is CNY 8.587 billion (EUR 1.12 billion), the turbine manufacturer said. In total, Mingyang will manufacture and deliver 255 MySE5.5MW wind turbines to […]
The expansion of Test Centre Østerild in Denmark has now reached the point when it is possible for the manufacturers to start casting the foundations on the two new test stands, according to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Last year, the Danish government decided to expand the Test Center in Østerild with an additional […]
China's Ming Yang Smart Energy has won a contract to provide wind turbines for the 300MW Zhuhai Jinwan offshore wind farm. Under the terms of the contract, Ming Yang will manufacture and deliver 55 MySE5.5MW units for the project. The turbines will be installed in an area covering about 44.5km2 located in the southern part of Sanzao Island, […]
By Mr. Javier Lanfranchi – Sales Manager – Faccin SPA Nobody can deny that the demand of more energy is increasing on a global scale. Over the last two decades we’ve seen different solutions to tackle this issue where renewable energy stands out mainly because of the need to reduce the impact fuels have in […]
DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a wind turbine shuttle design. Unlike other wind farm installation vessels, the WTS has a small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design, DNV GL said. This results in very low resistance at the design draught (16m) and excellent […]
The Spanish EnerOcean has launched its floating wind turbine prototype W2Power at the Astican Shipyard in Gran Canaria. W2Power, built and assembled at the Astican Shipyard, will be installed at the PLOCAN offshore test site in the coming weeks, project partner Ghenova said. According to the company, sea trials in a real environment are the next […]
Spanish energy engineering company Norvento has begun conducting validation tests of a new offshore wind turbine prototype. According to Norvento, the prototype represents a more efficient and smaller generator that allows the reduction in the weight and size of offshore wind turbines. The prototype is being tested in the technology premises at Norvento Enerxía Innovation Centre […]
The 5MW Elisa prototype, Spain's first offshore wind turbine, has officially been put into operation. According to the Canarian Association for Renewable Energy, the turbine was commissioned yesterday, 17 March, at the Plocan test site. To remind, the installation of the full-scale Elisa prototype was completed at the site offshore Gran Canaria at the beginning of July last year. […]
Fraunhofer's test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. The accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable manufacturers and operators to increase the reliability of large […]
The US Department of Energy has announced up to USD 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) programme to develop new technologies for floating offshore wind turbines using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Floating wind turbines are currently designed to be large and heavy to replicate more familiar onshore wind […]
China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has put into operation the first 6.45MW turbine of the Dalian Zhuanghe offshore wind project. The 6.45MW unit is the country's first low-temperature turbine and its launch marks the first commercial operation of an offshore wind project in northern China, CCCC said. The 300MW project is located in the Zhuanghe waters offshore Dalian in the […]
MacArtney has secured an order from Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group to develop an automated concept for Hub Generator Tightening Tool (HGT) to improve mechanisation and reduce human interaction in wind turbine maintenance. The HGT tool consists of two parts – a Turner tool that creates the rotation of the generator, and an automatic bolt […]
Tokyo-based Hitachi has decided to stop manufacturing wind turbines going forward, and will instead focus on marketing wind turbines from the long-time German partner Enercon. With this latest policy, Hitachi expects to maintain the top share of the wind turbines market in Japan by expanding the solution business integrating Enercon's wind turbines with its digital […]
Siemens Gamesa has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. The 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology, the company said. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine is said to […]
Ingeteam has provided supervision and electrical work analysis services on Spain’s first offshore wind turbine, the 5MW Elisa prototype. At the request of project leader Esteyco, Ingeteam worked on the connection of the medium voltage submarine cable for the transmission to land, as well as on the production of an exclusive part to secure the power […]
Equinor has entered into an agreement with Unitech Offshore for the takeover of its Hywind Demo floating wind turbine in Norway. The turbine will be renamed to UNITECH Zefyros at Hywind Technology from 1 February and will be used as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy. In its next phase, the floating turbine will […]
LiftWerx, a member of the MeeMaken B.V. group of companies, has unveiled a new crane designed for wind turbines in the 3MW to 8MW output range. According to LiftWerx, the BoxHook crane is a new development which will cut down repair costs for both offshore and onshore turbines. Once mounted, the crane can perform corrective repairs for gearboxes, generators, transformers, […]
Innogy has awarded Senvion a four-year service agreement for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in Germany that consists of 48 Senvion 6.2M126 turbines.
Forty wind turbines have been installed at the Beatrice offshore wind farm and the project is now two turbines away from reaching a halfway mark.
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci, and E.ON have joined forces to launch the CleanWinTur project to combat biofouling on offshore wind turbines.
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the development of a lightweight, more efficient wind turbine drivetrain system that can help boost offshore wind turbine outputs to beyond 10MW.
India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in consultation with the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has prepared a draft certification scheme incorporating guidelines for wind turbines.
Jan De Nul has officially named its newest offshore installation vessel, Taillevent, in the Belgian port of Ostend.