Wind Energy

24 billion Euros of fuel costs avoided from wind energy in 2015

Rising fossil fuel prices, devastating oil spills and the nuclear crisis in Fukushima have in 2011 substantially raised expectations of wind energy.

On the eve of Global Wind Day - June 15 - the wind industry can today reveal the globally avoided fuel costs from wind energy.

DNV introduces new special level wind turbine type certification system

In order to enhance flexibility and speed with regards to type certification, DNV is introducing a new 'Special Level' Type Certificate for wind turbines. It differs with respect to the Type Certificate according to IEC 61400-22 in that blade fatigue testing will not be required.

Levingston contracts for worlds largest liftboat

Ponchatoula, Louisiana - PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. of Singapore, Singapore and The Levingston Corporation, Boerne, Texas, USA announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent to build a Levingston designed 415WC (World Class) with an option for one additional similar vessel for an undisclosed contract value.

Moving wind energy pictures: BASF releases two films on wind energy

Ludwigshafen - Fascinating close-up views and animated graphics, extraordinary perspectives, and interesting information - these features distinguish two new BASF films on wind energy. They highlight the opportunities, benefits and challenges of wind power as one of the major climate-friendly sources of energy for the future.

Gamesa honoured with annual Golden Award as 2010 Spanish Company of the Year from the Spanish Offiial Chambre of Commerce in Great Britain

London - Gamesa has been honoured with the Annual Golden Award as the 2010 Spanish Company of the Year by the Spanish Official Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain. This Prize recognises Gamesa's successful track record in the United Kingdom, along with its decisive contribution to fostering trade relations between the UK and Spain.

European Investment Bank finances first offshore windfarm in German sector of Baltic Sea

Karlsruhe / Luxembourg - The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a EUR 80 million loan to finance the construction and operation of Germany's first commercial offshore windfarm. The EIB and the promoter of the project, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), signed the finance contract in Karlsruhe today.

LM Wind Power signs the UN Global Compact

LM Wind Power, the world's largest wind turbine blade, brakes and service supplier to the wind industry, announced today that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact.

NKT Cables lands € 80 million submarine project

NKT Cables has signed a contract with the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT for the manufacture and delivery of a high voltage submarine cable to the Riffgat Wind Farm located 20 km north-west of the island of Borkum in the Wadden Sea.

REpower revises forecast for current financial year

  • Total performance of EUR 1.25 - 1.35 billion

  • EBIT margin of 5% - 7%

  • Cost-cutting measures to increase competitiveness