Wind Energy

Challenge met: Heinen & Hopman successfully completes giant HVAC project

Heinen & Hopman in the Netherlands has completed the installation of a major HVAC system onboard the Dolwin Alpha offshore converter platform. Designed by IV-Oil & Gas, commissioned by Tennet /ABB and built by Heerema Fabrication group, the platform is now ready to be moved to the North Sea.

Euros expands production in Poland

The rotor blade manufacturer Euros is now manufacturing for onshore turbines in the 3 MW class in the Polish town Żory-Warszowice. (Photo: Euros)

Euros Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Windkraftanlagen mbH from Berlin celebrated the expansion of its rotor blade production in the Polish town Żory-Warszowice on 19 June. The new facility has 14,000 m² of production area. Euros now has five times more production capacity for onshore rotor blades in south-western Poland.

Markus Tacke new CEO of Siemens Wind Energy

Markus Tacke (Photo: Siemens)

Effective 1 August, Markus Tacke (48) will assume the responsibilities of CEO of the Wind Energy Division at Siemens. He will replace Felix Ferlemann (53), who will be leaving the company "by mutual consent", states Siemens in a press release.

Ikea to purchase Irish wind farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has closed a deal to sell its 7.65 MW Carrickeeny Wind Farm to Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer.

Gamesa starts selling its 5 MW turbine

The new Gamesa G128-5.0 MW wind turbine is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Gamesa has sold the first wind turbines of its new G128-5.0 MW type. The company has won a contract to supply three G128-5.0 MW turbines to TuuliWatti Oy. The G128-5.0 MW is an evolution of the G128-4.5 MW WTG.

Foreign companies dominate British offshore market

Energy experts GlobalData have reported growing numbers of UK-based companies not considered for contracts to some of their most pivotal projects. Barely a quarter of this business comes from UK companies, while the likes of Siemens (Germany), Vestas (Denmark), REpower (Germany) and Nordex (Germany) dominate the UK wind turbine supply market with a share of 95.2 %, GlobalData estimates.

Santander and SoWiTec to develop 700 MW in Mexico

SoWiTec Operation GmbH has entered into a contract with Santander Capital Structuring S.A. de C.V (SCS) for the development of four wind farms in Mexico. The farms will have a total capacity of 650 to 850 MW, depending on which wind turbine type is finally selected. The portfolio consists of 160 MW in San Luis Potosi, 200 MW in Nuevo Leon and 340 MW in Coahuila.

First Wind will build Hawaii’s largest wind farm

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has just approved these plans. The wind farm will be the largest wind-energy project in Hawaii. The Kawailoa Wind Farm will be built on land near Haleiwa which is owned by Kamehameha Schools. It will have 30 Siemens SWT2.3-101 wind turbines, each with a rated power of 2.3 MW.

GE powers Mongolia’s first wind farm project

<b>Up to now, there only exist a few small wind turbine systems in Mongolia.</b><br><br><i>Photo: EWEA/Elke Zander</i><br>

The US$ 100 million project will be located 70 kilometers southeast of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and is set to open in 2012. The Salkhit Wind Farm will have an initial installed capacity of 50 MW. GE will supply 1.6-MW wind turbines that will have an 82.5 meter rotor and 80 meter hub height for IEC class IIa wind conditions.

Repower to equip 122 MW wind park in the Netherlands

The turbines of type 3.4M104 will be deployed in a 122 MW Wind Park near Zeewolde in the province of Flevoland. With a hub height of 98 m, the turbines have a nominal capacity of 3.4 MW each. According to the schedule, the construction of the wind farm will be completed in the spring of 2013.