Wind Energy

Vertical axis turbines for the Mediterranean

This Nenuphar turbine will be installed in the Mediterranean. (Graphic: Inflow)

Ten project partners from six European countries launched the Inflow ("Industrialization setup of a floating offshore wind turbine") research project in Paris. A floating vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) will be installed in the Mediterranean as part of the demonstration project headed by the French plant engineering company Technip.

Bloomberg U.S. operations awarded WindMade label

Bloomberg is the first news organization in the world to receive the WindMade certification label for its U.S. operations.

Cuxhaven opens new offshore terminal

Jack-up ships loading monopiles at the new offshore terminal in Cuxhaven. (Photo: Scheer/Hafenwirtschaftsgemeinschaft Cuxhaven)

On October 14th, Lower Saxony's Minister-President David McAllister opened the second offshore port terminal in Cuxhaven, northern Germany. With a construction period of two years and an investment volume of € 65 m, two additional berths were built on an area of around twelve hectares.

Oldbaum to provide wakes measurement campaign

Oldbaum Services have been selected to provide the lidar (light detection and ranging) instrumentation solution for the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Wakes Measurement Campaign.  Hosted and managed by

Offshore Wind to Cut Bigger Share of Rotor Blade Market

London - The growing proliferation of offshore wind farms will see a decreasing share of the global wind turbine rotor blade market allotted to onshore installations, says the latest report from international business analysts GlobalData.

New offshore wind turbine blade testing facility

HRH The Duke of York looking down from the hub of the wind turbine blade testing facility at the National Renewable Energy Centre, Narec, in Northumberland. (Photo: Narec)

The Duke of York visited the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) on December 3, to open two new facilities for the development of offshore renewable energy technologies.

Cv International Nitrogen Servicing Kit Enhancements Improve Ergonomics for Wind Turbine Maintenance Technicians

Bend - Cv International announced today the release of an enhanced Nitrogen WINDPACK, offering improved ergonomics and productivity for wind turbine maintenance technicians. The portable nitrogen servicing solution reduces by over 66% the weight and volume that technicians must maneuver into place when servicing a turbine's nacelle accumulator using traditional methods.

Siemens to build training centre in Florida

The demand for skilled wind service technicians is increasing as more wind projects come online in the US. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens will build a new wind energy training facility in Orlando (Florida). It will be one of four Siemens wind service training facilities, joining Brande (Denmark), Bremen (Germany), and Newcastle (UK).

Lidar measurements add value

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If measurements are performed with lidar devices during the planning phase of a wind farm, this can increase the value of the wind farm by more than € 1 million.

Vestas launches new 3-MW systems onto the market

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With an improvement to the nacelle and larger rotor blades, Vestas is pushing its 3-MW platform and has launched three new variants onto the market. The V112-3.3 MW, V117-3.3 MW and V126-3.3 MW are based on the proven technology of the V112-3.0 MW, but deliver a power of 3.3 MW.

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