Wind Energy

Denise Bode to leave the AWEA

Currently still head of the AWEA: Denise Bode (Photo: AWEA)

Denise Bode, head of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), announced in mid-December that she would be resigning as of 1st January. After her four year period of office as head of the AWEA she is returning to her work as a freelance tax lawyer.

Vertex: A Wind Still Blows…

Vertex Fab & Design LLC, a local, highly skilled, metal fabrication facility located in Middleboro MA is quietly making a name for itself by building large sized wind towers for a variety of customers and installations in the wind turbine market all over the US.

Boost for wind energy in India

The Finance Minister of the Government of India, Chidambaram Palaniappan, while announcing the annual budget for the financial year 2013-14, has proposed sops for the wind energy sector by reintroducing a Generation Based Incentive (GBI). A sum of INR 8 billion (about € 115 million) is to be provided to the Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Fourth high-speed support vessel for Marineco

The ‘Marineco Thunderbird’ is UK based Marineco’s fourth FCS 2610 Twin Axe. Marineco was the first customer to buy one of these vessels nearly two and a half years ago, based on a design for an Offshore and Offshore Wind support vessel which Damen really believed in. The recent purchase of Thunderbird is proof of the concept and its future.

Port of Ardersier submits plans to become manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind

A renewables jobs boom could come to the Highlands of Scotland if plans to turn a former oil fabrication yard into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind get the go ahead.

SWM orders wind farm in Sweden


Stadtwerke München (SWM) has ordered a 144-MW wind farm from the Swedish company Nordisk Vindkraft, which is a subsidiary of the RES Group. It will be built about 500 km north of Stockholm, between the towns of Umeå and Sundsvall.

Global Wind Day urges G8 leaders to stop subsidising fossil fuels and switch to renewables

Global Wind Day, celebrated annually on 15 June, enables citizens to discover wind energy across the world. This year an online action has been launched to put pressure on world leaders, ahead of the G8 summit on 17-18 June to keep their commitment to phase out fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy.

Vestas consolidates its market leading position in South Africa with a new 93 MW order

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 31 of 3 July 2013, Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order from Cennergi, a joint venture between Exxaro and Tata Energy for the Tsitsikamma community wind farm in South Africa.