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  • WRG expands into wind energy sector

    Waste Recycling Group, together with its Spanish parent company FCC, is planning to build wind turbines on its landfill sites. Investing £100 million into the project, WRG and FCC expect the wind turbines will produce 80MW of electricity once they are built. WRG development director Andy Ryan said: “[We looked] at our closed and operational landfill sites around the country and carried ...

  • Wind-powered desalination for bahrain

    Wind-powered desalination technology is to be promoted in Bahrain under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 31 January 2011 between Jade Consultancy of Bahrain and Synlift Systems GmbH of Germany. The MoU will enable Jade to introduce green desalination technologies for the first time in the Gulf region. The consultancy will provide advice on business opportunities and the ...

  • Sustainable Energy-More Than Just Wind and Solar, Says green energy uk

    Often the term 'green energy' conjures up thoughts of wind farms and solar panels, but these two options are merely scratching the surface of the range of sustainable sources available to us. When thinking about green energy generators we should start to open our minds to the wealth of options, says sustainable energy supplier green energy uk. ...


  • GE, Indian Clean Energy Developer Greenko Announce Venture to Develop Wind Energy Projects across India

    Expanding GE’s footprint in India and connection with one of the country’s fastest growing clean energy developers, GE Energy Financial Services and Indian-based Greenko Group plc (AIM: GKO.L) have agreed to invest in a new venture to develop wind energy projects across India. The GE unit will invest US$50 million – its first renewable energy ...


    By General Electric

  • Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. Writing in the International Journal of Public Law and Policy, Ekaterina Anyanova explains how alternative methods of energy production, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Statoil Switches Wind Energy Focus From Onshore to Offshore, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources Europe (Galway, Ireland) -- Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (NYSE:STO) (Stavanger, Norway) has signed two agreements for the sale of a major part of its onshore wind development portfolio. The sale ...


    By Marketwire

  • Wind Energy Update: Network Online with Leading HSE Managers from Top Utilities

    It is now three weeks until the leading offshore wind health and safety industry event. The Offshore Wind Health and Safety Summit, taking place in Copenhagen on the 5-6th December, is selling out fast. Last week we saw a surge in bookings and numbers have now reached over 60! The top health and safety executives will be in attendance at the only industry event that is designed to improve the ...


    By PRWeb

  • DNV GL maps wind energy production potential in Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives for World Bank ESMAP project

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has created the preliminary wind atlases for Zambia, Tanzania and The Maldives, as part of phase 1 of an Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) project funded by the World Bank. The project aims to reveal the true extent of wind energy production potential in each of the three countries. ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone

    100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.  It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It only needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. Half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed ...


    By WindEurope

  • Gaelectric completes $84 million funding round for on-shore wind energy portfolio in Ireland

     Renewable energy generation and energy storage group, Gaelectric, has raised $84 million in funding for its portfolio of on-shore wind energy projects on the island of Ireland.  The portfolio comprises 164 MW of generation capacity across 13 projects which the Group plans to develop out by 2017, representing a total investment in the region of $325 million. Gaelectric is ...


    By Enercon Services Inc

  • Development of Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest wind farm begins in Ethiopia

    Located near city of Mekele, the farm has an estimated annual production of 400 GWh and will save 300,000 tonnes of CO2 per year as well as provide a source of renewable electricity for nearly one million people annually. 84 wind turbines will make up the farm, which is being built by the French firm Vergner SA who assert that Ethiopia has one of the most impressive investment plans in renewable ...


    By Climate Action

  • GL Garrad Hassan recognises outstanding wind power PhD thesis

    The GL Garrad Hassan PhD Award has been presented to Iñigo Martínez de Alegría of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain, for his thesis “Study on Full Direct Current Offshore Wind Farm.” Dr Andrew Garrad, Non-Executive Chairman of GL Garrad Hassan, awarded the prize to Mr Martinez in recognition of his outstanding thesis. His work examines the ...


  • Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm reduces proposed capacity

    RWE Innogy has revised plans for the proposed Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm project, which is being developed off the Lincolnshire Coast in the North Sea. Work on the site design has resulted in RWE Innogy deciding to progress the development with a reduced capacity which ranges between 600 and 900 megawatts, rather than the maximum of 1200 megawatts. The new capacity would ensure enough energy ...


  • EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall have constructed the first wind turbine for alpha ventus

    Germany has its first offshore wind turbine: the consortium of EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall, DOTI (Deutsche Offshore- Testfeld und Infrastruktur GmbH), has successfully completed construction today of the first of a total of 12 wind turbines for the alpha ventus offshore wind farm in the North Sea. A team of 50 specialists are on location at the open sea construction site. The 5-megawatt turbine is ...


    By E.ON AG

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Loeriesfontein wind farm turbine foundations amongst the world’s greenest

    Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that its wind turbine foundations are utilising one of the world’s lowest quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation.  The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, resulting in, what we believe to be, one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints for any wind farm foundation; according to research scientist, ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Charles Hendry speech to the National Offshore Wind Association of Ireland Annual Conference

    The energy challenge I’d like to start by recognising Ireland’s strong recent growth in renewables, and particularly your expertise in harnessing your abundant wind energy resources. But let me take a step back and set out the energy challenge that Ireland, the UK, and indeed much of the global community faces. Coming up with an energy policy that delivers safe, secure, ...

  • New partnership heralds green light for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

    Four-way international partnership secures £1.5 billion UK renewable energy project Significant boost to UK economy creating nearly 800 jobs Project can generate enough clean energy for up to 336,000 homes RWE Innogy has today announced three new project partners for Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL). UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), Siemens Financial Services and ...


    By RWE npower

  • New floating offshore wind measurement device completes validation

    On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL (formerly GL Garrad Hassan & DNV KEMA) has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • GL Garrad Hassan Commissioned for “FINO Wind” Research Project

    DWD (German Weather Service) has commissioned GL Garrad Hassan to be responsible for an extensive sub-project within the scope of the “FINO Wind” research project. This involves taking an inventory of the metadata, utilisation and collection of LiDAR wind measurement data for the correction of mast effects, as well as the uncertainty estimation and assessment of the measuring set-up ...


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