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  • G9 publish good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has published two good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety, which were presented to the industry at a Stakeholder Forum in London on 2 December. Available to download from the G9 website, www.g9offshorewind.com, the publications Working at height in ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • EI and The Crown Estate publish construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication - Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry - to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK. This guideline follows on from the publication Vessel safety guide – Guidance for offshore ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • RMT Recognized for Safety Achievements

      MADISON, Wis., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, is being recognized by ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • AWEA: wind power trends to watch for in 2009

    As the wind industry closes out another banner year, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is looking ahead to further progress in 2009. Although the industry is buffeted by the financial crisis and economic downturn, it is also buoyed by a strong strategic position and the prospect of strong policy support from Congress and the new President. Here are some wind energy projections for the ...

  • G9 issue offshore wind good practice in Danish and German

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), has translated its good practice guidelines for offshore wind safety in both Danish and German to assist in adoption at non-UK sites. Stephen Rose, Head of Wind Generation, SSE, and G9 Focal Group Leader, says, ‘Denmark and Germany are significant markets in which the offshore wind ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Siemens achieves major step in type certification for 6MW Offshore Wind Turbine

    The Provisional Type Certificate is a milestone towards the final certification of the wind turbine. It attests the conformity of the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes for all safety relevant items with the normative references. Siemens developed the turbine SWT-6.0 especially for the demanding conditions in offshore locations. The first unit was installed in 2011 at the ...


  • Gamesa, first OEM to certify a wind turbine life extension programme

    Gamesa has become the first wind turbine manufacturer to manage to certify its useful life extension programme under the standard issued by independent certification body, DNV GL. This certification -awarded to G47-660 kW life extension programme- evidences once again the company's technological leadership, underpinned by a broad suite of products designed to reduce the cost of energy (CoE). The ...


    By Gamesa

  • CEPRI and GL Garrad Hassan join together to bolster China’s wind industry

    The Renewable Energy Department of the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI RED) and GL Garrad Hassan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in Wind Turbine Prototype Measurements, Wind Turbine Inspections and Technical Guideline Development. CEPRI, a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, is a multi disciplinary research institute focused on ...


  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

    Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though ...


    By Associated Press

  • GL Renewables Certification at AWEA WINDPOWER 2012: Preparing to reap the whirlwind: The influence of tropical cyclones on wind turbine design

    As wind energy production expands around the world, an increasing number of onshore and offshore wind farms are proposed which would lie in tropical cyclone-affected areas, mainly in the U.S., China, Korea and Japan. A properly designed wind farm should be able to withstand the severe storms that are likely to affect it within its lifetime. Mike Woebbeking, Vice President of GL Renewables ...


  • Frost & Sullivan: Wind Energy Market Set to Boom in Japan as Doubts over Nuclear Power Remains

    The wind energy industry, one of the key growth engines amongst renewable energy technologies slipped into a slowdown in 2012 plagued by Europe's and other developed countries' economic woes, its first since witnessing double digit growth rate y-o-y since 2009. Amidst this, the wind energy industry is likely to regain its lost sheen back in 2013 with the extension of federal tax credit in the US ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting, an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 19: Live Webinar ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • G9 successfully convene their first Stakeholder Forum

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), in partnership with the Energy Institute (EI), have held their first Stakeholder Forum with key industry stakeholders. Attendees at the Stakeholder Forum in London on 22 October heard from G9 members who presented the organisation’s main aims and objectives and the work to date to improve health and safety performance. They explained ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • GL`s Woebbeking named to CENELEC Technical Committee Chairmanship

    Mike Woebbeking, Vice President and Head of Certification Body at GL Renewables Certification, has been appointed to the chairmanship of the CLC/TC 88 Technical Committee of CENELEC (the European Committee for Electrotechnical standardisation). Alongside his new role as the chairman of the CLC/TC 88 Committee, Mr Woebbeking has also taken over the chairmanship of its German mirror committee the ...


  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Sinovel receives GL Renewables Certification statement of compliance for design assessment

    GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine. The Statement of Compliance confirms that SL 3000/90 meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines,” Edition 2005, which addresses the safety philosophy, quality assurance and ...


  • Gamesa’s G97-2.0 MW turbine awarded first type certificate

    The certified G97-2.0 MW turbine is the first to be equipped with Gamesa’s infused blade. This model is already being marketed in India. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has achieved a new product strategy milestone by having its G97-2.0 MW turbine, equipped with an infused glass fibre blade, obtain the first class A type certificate issued by independent ...


    By Gamesa

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