Wind Energy

NOK 137 million for Sway offshore turbine

The funding will contribute to the construction of a 10 MW wind turbine in Øygarden in Hordaland County, where the new technology will be tested on land over the next two years. According to Enova, the turbine will be the world’s largest of its kind, with a rotor diameter of 145 m.

Milford Wind project completed

<b>A 90-mile transmission line connects the Milford Wind Corridor to the Intermountain Power Agency in Delta, Utah.</b><br><i>Photo: First Wind</i><br>

With a capacity of 203.5 MW the facility will produce enough power for about 45,000 homes per year. The park comprises 97 wind turbines – including 58 Clipper Liberty 2.5 MW and 39 GE 1.5 MW turbines. According to Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind, the project is the company’s largest project to date and the largest wind farm in Utah.

US: Boost for offshore research

A consortium of companies and university experts is going to develop, deploy and test three wind turbines – two 10 kW and one 100 kW prototypes – that will float on composite platforms off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.

Horns Rev 2 starts operation

<b>This time the red button was black: On 17th September, Crown Prince Frederik symbolically put the wind farm Horns Rev 2 into operation.</b> <br><br><i>Photo: Dong Energy</i> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br><br>

On 17th September, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark landed with a helicopter on the platform "Poseidon", located about 30 km to the west of Esbjerg, directly next to the wind farm Horns Rev 2.

World Wind Energy Award for Ontario

George Smitherman, Deputy Premier of Ontario and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. <br><br>Photo: Invest Ontario<br>

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) presented the award to Smitherman in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in making Ontario the leading wind energy location in North America” and pointed out that Smitherman had additionally played a decisive role in the drafting and passing of the Green Energy Act.

Kenersys to start series production in August

Prototype of the K100 with a capacity of 2.5 MW in Näsudden on the Swedish Baltic Sea island of Gotland. <br> Photo: Kenersys<br>

When the commemorative foundation stone was laid on 18th May, the steel structure of the hall and the administration building had already been set up. On an area of 40,000 m2, series production is set to begin in August. According to Kenersys, turbines of the types K82 and K100 with capacities of 2.0 and 2.5 MW will be produced in Wismar for the European market.

South Africa introduces feed-in tariff

According to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), the tariff will amount to 1.25 South African rand (around € 0.098) per kWh. The payment duration is 20 years.

Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH enters long term charter contract for DP2 vessel MV Aura

Nordenham - Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has agreed to long-term charter the DP2 vessel MV Aura from the Finnish Meriaura Ltd for use in subsea cable installation projects in the North and Baltic Sea. Under the terms of the agreement NSW will charter the vessel starting in summer 2012.

Natural Power to provide Commercial Back Office Support Service on Hall Wind Farm for RidgeWind

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has been appointed to provide Commercial Back Office Support Services on Hall Wind Farm for renewable energy development company RidgeWind.

Natural Power launches wind farm portfolio information system - WindManager in the US

Leading international renewable energy consultancy Natural Power announces this week the release of WindManager - a groundbreaking wind farm portfolio information system increasing profitability of wind farm operations - to the US market at the AWEA Wind Project Operations, Maintenance & Reliability Seminar in San Diego, California.