Wind Energy

Under mounting pressure, the European wind industry calls for action to keep the sector competitive

Feeling the pressure from regions that have ramped up investment in renewable energy, the European wind industry has put forward proposals on ways to keep competitive.


Aquila Capital acquires two German wind parks

The investment company Aquila Capital has acquired two operational wind parks in Germany with a combined capacity of 80 MW.


Areva wants to sell its Adwen-shares to Gamesa

Areva’s Board of Directors has decided to authorize its Executive Management to sell the company’s shares in the offshore wind company Adwen to Gamesa. With this, Areva further advances its focus on nuclear power.


Gamesa to maintain a 69 MW wind farm in Italy

Wind energy specialist Gamesa has been contracted to maintain a wind farm in Sicily, Italy, for the next three years.


The world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

 Adwen and Winergy developed the world largest gearbox so far exclusively for the Adwen 8 MW ASD 8-180 wind turbine. (Photo: Adwen)

In close cooperation Adwen and Winergy developed the gearbox for Adwen's AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world.


First offshore wind farm of the U.S. enters final construction stage

Blades for the offshore wind turbines are being unloaded at Rhode Island’s ProvPort. (Photo: Deepwater Wind)

Deepwater Wind will soon start the final construction stage of Block Island Wind Farm in the federal state of Rhode Island.


wpd will start operations in the United States

In the future, wpd wind projects Inc. a subsidiary of wpd group will be operating in the U.S. wind market. The new subsidiary of wpd has acquired the U.S.-American subsidiary of Volkswind.


First turbine at Nordergründe offshore wind farm installed

The first wind energy plant of the offshore wind farm Nordergründe has been installed. (Photo: wpd)

On August 16, the first wind energy turbine has been installed at the offshore wind site Nordergründe in the German North Sea. The first turbine of the 111 MW wind park was produced by Senvion and has a capacity of 6.15 MW.


Foreign enterprises investing in wind farms in Poland can claim compensation from the state

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The Polish Wind Energy Investments Act of 20 May 2016 (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 961), which came into force on 15 July 2016, has thwarted both Polish and foreign investors in implementing many wind farm projects that they have been developing for years. Foreign investors can protect their investments by invoking international laws which may make Poland liable for damages.


The Nordex Group is negotiating with Acciona Energia in Chile

Nordex turbines may soon be installed at a wind farm in Chile that Acciona Energia has won the contract to build. (Photo: Nordex SE)

The Nordex Group has confirmed that negotiations are currently being held with Acciona Energia to deliver turbines for a 183-MW wind farm in Chile.