Wind Energy

Jack-up barge officially in operation

Large crowds assembled to witness the official christening ceremony of the Innovation jack-up barge. (Photo: Hochtief)

On September 3rd, the Innovation, the most powerful crane jack-up barge of the wind industry, was christened and commissioned in Bremerhaven. The 147-m long jack-up barge can accommodate up to 180 persons and reaches a maximum speed of 22 km/h (12 knots). The ship can operate in water depths of up to 65 m and has a loading capacity of 8,000 t.

Alstom signs contracts totaling € 270 million for wind projects in Brazil

The ECO 122 – a 2.7 MW onshore wind turbine is the latest evolution of Alstom’s proven ECO 100 turbine platform. (Photo: Alstom)

Alstom has signed two contracts totaling € 270 million with Queiroz Galvão, one of the main infrastructure groups in Brazil.

New Liebherr heavy lift offshore crane is ready for operation

Liebherr’s new heavy lift offshore crane is installed on the jack-up vessel Innovation. (Photo: Liebherr)

The first CAL 64000-1500 Litronic, a heavy lift offshore crane developed by Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH, is now ready for operation. The crane is installed on the Innovation, a vessel belonging to HGO InfraSea Solutions.

Offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht gets provisional grid connection

Windreich and TenneT have agreed on a provisional grid connection for the offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht. (Photo: TenneT)

British Wind Energy GmbH, which is part of the Windreich Group, and TenneT TSO GmbH have reached an agreement on a provisional grid connection for the offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht.

New fast-drying direct-to-metal coating set to reduce wind tower production times

A new anti-corrosive coating with a drying time of just 60 minutes promises to increase line-speeds for wind tower manufacturers by at least 50 per cent compared to standard two and three-coat systems. Launched today by international coatings manufacturer Hempel, Hemperea DTM 55973 can be applied directly to metal and is suitable for C3 corrosive environments.

Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project, ‘Icebreaker,’ Wins $5 Million in New Funding

Cleveland - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today $5 million in new funding for Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit corporation leading the effort for the first freshwater offshore wind project in the nation.

Good Energy acquires consented onshore wind farm site

Good Energy Group plc (“Good Energy” or the “Company”), owner of Good Energy Limited, the UK's leading 100% renewable electricity supplier, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of an onshore wind farm site from RWE Npower Renewables Limited, for a consideration of up to £3.0 million.

Wind energy cheaper than new fossil fuels

Windy Hill Wind Farm near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. (Photo: Lepidlizard)

Unsubsidised renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium and NREL Team Up to Develop Thin Film PV Cells and Modules

Albany - The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), an industry-led collaboration headquartered in New York at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), has partnered with the U.S.

The Switch appoints new General Manager in China

Vantaa - The Switch, a leading supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, announced today the appointment of David Zhao in the position of General Manager for China.