Wind Energy

Converteam Powers World’s First 5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive Offshore Wind Generator in China

Rugby - Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Corporation Ltd (XEMC) has recently unveiled the world’s first 5MW permanent magnet direct-drive offshore-specific wind turbine.

Siemens concludes framework agreement with Enel Green Power for 260 wind turbines

Siemens has concluded a framework agreement with Enel Green Power for the supply of up to 260 wind turbines for various wind farms in Europe. The total capacity of the onshore turbines is 600 megawatts (MW), sufficient to supply more than 350,000 European households with clean wind power. The agreement with the subsidiary of the Italian utility Enel S.p.A.

Draka Offshore Selected as Development Partner for Gode Wind II Offshore Wind Farm Project

Drammen - Draka Offshore announced today they have been selected by PNE WIND AG as the technical development partner responsible for designing the subsea inter-array power system for the Gode Wind II offshore wind farm project.

ACCIONA Energy to receive 10.3 million euros from the Canadian government for the company’s fourth wind farm in the country

ACCIONA Energy will receive up to 13.79 million Canadian dollars (10.28 million euros at the present exchange rate) over ten years from the Government of Canada as an incentive for the Lamèque wind farm that the company is now building in the province of New Brunswick (eastern Canada).

Juwi moving US wind energy headquarters to Colorado

Juwi is moving its US wind-energy headquarters in September from Cleveland to Boulder, Colorado, a state that offers a large renewable energy resource pool that the company can tap for expansion.

A2SEA invests in a new jack-up vessel

A2SEA - owned 51 % by Dong Energy and 49 % by Siemens Wind Power - has signed a contract with Chinese company Cosco Shipyard Group Co., Ltd., for the construction of a new jack-up vessel specially designed for the purpose of installation of offshore wind turbines.

Australian Snowtown Wind Farm gets enlargement

 Snowtown II Wind Farm will be located next to Snowtown Wind Farm which was formally opened in November 2008. (Photo: TrustPower)

Australian integrated energy company Origin Energy Limited (Origin) and New Zealand's TrustPower announced the signing of Origin's largest ever wind power purchase agreement in which it will be supplied the renewable energy generated by TrustPower’s planned Snowtown II Wind Farm in South Australia.

Energetx rolls off first rotor blades

The first industrial-size wind turbine blades will soon roll off the factory floor at Energetx Composites in Holland, Michigan (USA). Energetx has begun building the 64-metre-long blades under its first major contract with a turbine supplier for wind energy projects. The company will supply the firm with the turbine blades for the next 2.5 years under that contract, MLive reports.

99 MW Canadian wind farm under construction

Cape Scott Wind Farm is situated 35 km west of Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island. (Graphic: Sea Breeze)

Sea Breeze Energy Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Sea Breeze Power Corp. started construction of Phase 1 of Cape Scott Wind Farm in Canada. The project is situated 35 km west of Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island, within the traditional territories of the Quatsino, Tlatlasikwala, and Kwakiutl First Nations.