Wind Energy

Foundations for Riffgat offshore wind farm in place

 Bright yellow in the German North Sea: the foundations for Riffgat are ready (photo: EWE)

All 30 foundations for the German Riffgat offshore wind farm, planned by EWE Energie AG in conjunction with Enova, have been installed. EWE announced in early September that work on the foundation structures had been completed on schedule. “I am very pleased that we have so successfully accomplished an important and challenging construction step,” EWE project manager Wilfried Hube said.

Bechtel and Subsea 7, Two Trusted Global Industry Leaders, Bring Unparalleled Expertise to European Markets

Frederick - Bechtel and Subsea 7 announced today that they will work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany.

GL Garrad Hassan releases WaveDyn

Hamburg - Today, at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Dublin, GL Garrad Hassan will release WaveDyn, the first independently developed wave energy converter design tool to be made commercially available. WaveDyn allows users to model a wide range of wave energy conversion device types.

Turkish wind farm Balabanli is taking shape

The joint German-Turkish partnership by Borusan EnBW Enerji and Siemens Wind Power has closed contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of 22 Siemens SWT 2.3-108 wind turbines.

Debate over whale protection re-ignited

In Germany, the debate over whale protection has been re-ignited: Ten nature conservation organizations, which are jointly active on this issue, see "a variety of critical and questionable conclusions and substantive gaps" in the sound insulation concept for the construction of offshore wind parks, which was recently presented by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), their preliminary stateme

GE sells 230 turbines to Brazilian Renova

GE and Renova Energia, a wind developer leader in Brazil with 1 GW installed, have signed a contract worth US$ 394 million for 230 GE 1.68-82.5 wind turbines.

Seaway Heavy Lifting repositions itself

The Division Renewable Energy for Subsea 7 S.A. is now starting a 50% joint venture with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL). Through the consolidation, Subsea 7 hopes it can better serve the offshore wind energy market as an offshore construction and marine operations partner within SSE’s Offshore Wind Alliance.

Alstom to supply wind turbines for Kawazu wind farm in Japan

Alstom has signed a contract with Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (Eurus Energy) to supply 10 units of ECO 74 Wind Turbines with 70m towers, each with an output of 1.67 MW, to be fully operational in February 2015.

Vattenfall intends to extend Kentish Flats


Vattenfall intends to extend the Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which is near the Thames Estuary in southeast England. The British authorities have given the energy supplier their approval to add up to 17 wind turbines with a total capacity of 51 MW.

Deutsche WindGuard opens a subsidiary in Ukraine

The German service and consulting company Deutsche WindGuard has opened a branch office in Ukraine. Starting in April 2013, WindGuard Eastern Europe GmbH will serve as a contact for the Eastern European market.