Wind Farm News

  • G+ issue Safe by Design workshop report on wind turbine service lifts

    The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), has issued its latest "Safe by Design" workshop report, documenting the key recommendations and outcomes from a workshop held in September 2016, held in light of a fatal incident on an onshore wind turbine in Germany in 2015. Facilitated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the workshop was attended by a range of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Lufft wind sensors on Argentine research station in the Antarctica

    Reliable even in eternal ice: 20 Lufft wind sensors are installed at the oldest Argentine Antartica research base which is still in operation. Did you know that the oldest still operated Argentine research station in the Antartica is equipped with 20 Lufft wind sensors since 2011? The Lufft WS200 sensors reliably and continuously deliver info on wind directions and ...

  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

  • Scandinavian wind farm optimisation

    Many Scandinavian wind farms face a number of challenges including high levels of turbulence and wind shear from surrounding forestry and the impact of blade icing, and this wind farm was no different, experiencing these effects also.  The owner approached SgurrEnergy to deliver SgurrOptimiser services to the wind farm. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Gamesa to maintain 146 MW for Eolia Renovables at eight wind farms in Spain

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new agreement with Eolia Renovables, Spain's leading independent renewable energy operator, for the provision of operations and maintenance services in respect of 146 MW of turbines located in Spain for five years, until 2022. This marks the renewal of the agreement to operate and maintain this customer's 73 G90-2.0 MW ...


    By Gamesa

  • Fortum to Start Building the Ånstadblåheia Wind Farm in Norway

    Fortum is launching construction of the Ånstadblåheia wind farm in Norway. The construction will begin with ground works in March, and the wind farm is expected to start production in 2018. Fortum announced the acquisition of three wind projects on 8 November 2016 and 5 January 2017. Fortum has decided to purchase 14 wind turbines from Vestas for the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Project in North America

    Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, has been selected to build what will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Xcel Energy, will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo. "We are pleased to be selected to ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of services

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work and following extensive testing in 2016. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • EDPR forms part of steering group recognized for work on offshore aviation guide

    Helicopters and planes play a vital role in the offshore renewables industry, from development and construction, to daily procedures and emergency response. However, until recently our industry didn’t have a point of reference for the proper way to engage with or contract aviation services. A small team of experts, which included EDP Renewables’ QHSSE manager John Yorston, formed an ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Governor Cuomo Announces Approval of Largest Offshore Wind Project in the Nation

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Power Authority voted to approve the nation's largest offshore wind farm, and the first offshore wind farm in New York. The approval of the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90 megawatt development 30 miles southeast of Montauk, is the first step toward developing an area that can host up to 1,000 megawatts of offshore ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Gamesa to supply the turbines for Indonesia`s first wind farm

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi - a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek and AC Energy Holdings- for the supply of 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market1. This order also constitutes a sales and product milestone for Gamesa as it marks the first ...


    By Gamesa

  • Natural gas and wind are cheapest clean generation technologies, Texas study finds

    Natural gas and wind are the lowest cost options for new electricity generation in the vast majority of the United States when health and environmental impacts are factored in along with traditional costs, according to a University of Texas study. Wind energy dominates in the core of the country—home to a high-wind corridor—from north Texas to North Dakota—as well as in parts of ...

  • Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm: Bullfrog Power and OCEC announce commissioning of Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) are announcing the commissioning of Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm. Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm consists of 10 turbines located in Oxford County, southwestern Ontario. The project’s success involved ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • G+ Stakeholder Forum launches initiatives to improve H&S in offshore wind industry

    The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), held their annual Stakeholder Forum in London on 06 December. At the event the G+ outlined their Quick Wins in response to the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Bootle workshop that was held in November 2015. The presentations that were given on the day and the new G+ newsletter are ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • BLM issues key approval for massive Wyoming wind farm

    The largest onshore wind farm in development in the U.S. received two critical approvals from federal regulators last week, moves which could allow the first turbines to be constructed as early as next year. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency of the Department of Interior (DOI), approved the first 500-turbine phase of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project, a ...

  • SgurrEnergy advises on investment in world’s first floating offshore wind farm

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, acted as technical advisor for the investment in Hywind floating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is the world’s first multi-turbine floating offshore wind farm. This project is an important milestone between demonstration and full commercialisation of floating wind.  ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • New York to build 2400 MW of offshore wind by 2030

    Just one day after announcing the closure of one of the state’s biggest nuclear power plants, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward a grand plan to build 2.4 gigawatts of offshore wind power by 2030, beginning with a 90 megawatt (MW) project off the coast of Long Island. In one of a series of speeches of his unconventional “State of the State” tour, Gov. Cuomo urged the Long ...

  • National Wind Technology Center begins first Validation of Wave Energy Conversion Device

    The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has begun validation work on the first water power technology ever tested in an NREL dynamometer facility. Representatives from Columbia Power Technologies, NREL and project partners celebrate the start of generator testing for the Columbia Power wave energy generator. ...

  • ALLETE Clean Energy Plans Expansion of North Dakota Wind Farm

    ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE: ALE), today announced its plan to work with Montana-Dakota Utilities (MDU) to expand the Thunder Spirit wind farm in North Dakota, reaching the 150-megawatt permitted capacity of the facility ALLETE Clean Energy developed in 2014 and 2015. ALLETE Clean Energy secured a 25-year power purchase agreement with MDU to purchase ...


    By Allete, Inc

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