Wind Energy

RenewableUK welcomes Huhnes pledge to slash energy bills with new green measures

RenewableUK has welcomed Government figures showing that as part of a package of green measures, wind power will help slash future consumer bills by nearly GBP 100 compared to largely relying on non-renewable sources.

Rolls-Royce hits UK renewables milestone with pioneering tidal technology

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has achieved a significant milestone in the deployment of tidal energy technology with confirmation that its prototype tidal turbine, located subsea off the Orkney Islands, Scotland, has successfully generated and fed over 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electrical power into the national grid.

GBP 1.2 million training initiative set up in groundbreaking partnership of renewables industry and Government to tackle green skills shortage

RenewableUK, Britain's largest renewable energy trade association, is proud to announce the creation of a new organisation, the Renewables Training Network (RTN), which will address critical skills shortages within the renewable energy industry.

GL Renewables Certification updates Type Certification for Vestas V52 turbine

Hamburg - Vestas Wind Systems has received an update of the type certificate for its V52-850 kW wind turbine from GL Renewables Certification (GL). Vestas Wind Systems expanded its manufacturing portfolio for the V52 wind turbine to its hubs in China. The type certificate has been updated and now includes production of this wind turbine type in Vestas' new manufacturing facilities in China.

Siemens brings HelWin cluster windfarm on line - Offshore HVDC platform for low-loss transmission to the onshore grid

Working in consortium with the Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian, Siemens Energy is erecting HelWin 2, the link between the North Sea offshore windfarm Amrumbank West and the onshore grid. The customer is TenneT TSO GmbH of Bayreuth, Germany. The order brings more than half a billion euros onto the consortium's books.

REpower Italia achieves 500 megawatt milestone

Milan - This week, REpower Italia S.l.r., the Milan based sub- sidiary of REpower Systems SE, a leading manufacturer of onshore and off- shore wind turbines, reached a historic milestone of 500 megawatts (MW) of wind power installed across Italy. With this REpower is currently one of the major four wind turbine manufacturers in Italy.

New name for wind measurement expert Ammonit - Ammonit Measurement GmbH

Berlin - In order to increase its visibility on the global market and respond to its international clientele, the German wind measurement expert Ammonit is now operating with an English company name: Ammonit Measurement GmbH. The name change has been effective since 14 June 2011.

Siemens to open U.S. wind service distribution center in Woodward, Oklahoma

With a continued strategic focus on providing increased efficiency to its wind power customers, Siemens Energy today announced plans for implementation of new wind service warehousing operations in Woodward, Oklahoma. Construction of two facilities will begin this month and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

EMU busy servicing the marine cable industry

Emu Limited is currently undertaking a series of marine ecological surveys for the undersea cable route industry in relation to windfarms and electrical supply developments in The Solent, the northern North Sea and the southern North Sea.

Tripod production is off to a successful start WeserWind begins making 40 tripod foundations for the Global Tech I offshore wind farm

Bremerhaven - In March 2011, the Global Tech I Offshore Wind company awarded a contract to ARGE Tripod Global Tech 1, a consortium of WeserWind and Erndtebruecker Eisenwerke, to manufacture 40 tripod foundations (three-legged steel constructions). WeserWind is pleased to announce that it has begun serial production in its factory workshops at the Lunedeich industrial area in Bremerhaven.