Wind Farm News

  • Innovation in world´s largest floating wind farm by Siemens Gamesa can open new offshore areas

    Five Siemens Gamesa turbines of Six-Megawatt-class have now been installed on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, at the 30 MW “Hywind Scotland” project – the world’s largest floating wind farm Strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa and Norwegian company Statoil can make a new step towards unlocking offshore areas in the future and develop a niche into a large ...


    By Gamesa

  • Wind, Solar Power Could Overpower Political Winds: Deloitte Study

    Demand for renewable energy by consumers and businesses - along with a long-term commitment to cleaner portfolios from utilities - seems to be fundamentally shifting energy attitudes and decisions, independent of federal stances, according to Deloitte's annual "Resources 2017 Study - ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The first 60 kw Wind Turbine made ATB Riva Calzoni

    In the past few days, the first 60 kW wind turbines, one of four that will be installed in plants in the south of the country, in Sicily, Campania and Basilicata. The wind turbine was manufactured in the new site of Artogne dedicated to clean and renewable energy, it has been opened in the beginning of March. The equipment is on the cutting edge of technology: materials and design absolutely ...


    By ATB Riva Calzoni SpA

  • Block Island wind farm lauded for groundbreaking innovation

    The Block Island Wind Farm was honored this month with two awards recognizing the project for its innovation and groundbreaking achievement as America’s first offshore wind farm. The FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards by The Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, last week honored the Block Island Wind Farm with one of ...


    By Deepwater Wind LLC

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...


    By Gamesa

  • Suntrace receives contract awards from World Bank Group

    The Hamburg based consultancy firm Suntrace has received six contract awards from World Bank Group during the last six Months for the realisation of international feasibility studies, site assessments and resource measurement campaigns. The awards solar and wind projects in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Libya and Vietnam. The projects will run for a period of between one to two and a half years. Suntrace ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • 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)

  • Wind Turbines Affect Behavior of Desert Tortoise Predators

    How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists placed ...

  • 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.

  • SgurrEnergy supports JP Morgan

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, recently supported JP Morgan Asset Management as technical and commercial adviser on the acquisition of the Terra Firma UK onshore windfarm portfolio. The portfolio is one of the UK’s largest onshore wind portfolios, comprising 343MW of installed capacity across 19 sites, in addition to a 66MW project that is expected to be ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Gamesa secures début order for its G126-2.625 MW turbine: it will supply 52.5 MW in Thailand

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to shore up its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order 1 for its new turbine, the G126-2.625 MW, a product which delivers maximum output in low wind speed conditions. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with Thailand's developer, Gunkul Engineering Public Company Limited, for the supply of ...


    By Gamesa

  • 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

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