Wind Energy

Gill Instruments Ltd.:Wind Sensor Technology Displayed at METEOREX 2010

San Francisco - Gill Instruments Ltd, a world leader in ultrasonic wind measurement technology, will exhibit their extensive product range at Meteorex in Helsinki, Finland on 31st August - 2nd September 2010.

GE Wind Turbine Technology Selected for Thai Wind Development

Bangkok - German wind developer Pro Ventum International is teaming up with GE (NYSE: GE) to build a 90-megawatt wind farm about 250 kilometers northeast of Bangkok.

ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply propeller turbines for Lower Mattagami hydropower project

Vienna / Graz - International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded a contract by Kiewit-Alarie A Partnership to supply three propeller turbines and generators for the Lower Mattagami River Project being developed by Ontario Power Generation in Ontario, Canada.

Fish like offshore wind farms

Offshore can increase the local fish populations. (Photo: dpa)

Offshore wind farms can have a positive effect on local fish populations. This is the conclusion drawn by the Technical University of Denmark as a result of a study by the DTU Aqua – National Institute of Aquatic Resources.

Hochtief training for offshore workers

 Correct climbing techniques are just one of the many topics covered by the training to become an “offshore worker”. (Photo: Hochtief)

Hochtief Solutions AG will be commencing work on installation of the offshore wind farm Global Tec I in July. Beforehand, its personnel will be attending special training in Bremerhaven. This “offshore worker” training programme is unique in Europe.

New offshore wind farm in China

The wind farm Jiangsu Rudong is located off the coast of the Rudong district, 250 km north east of Shanghai. (Photo: Siemens)

With the offshore wind farm Jiangsu Rudong, a further Chinese offshore wind power project went into operation in May. It consists of 21 Siemens wind turbines of the type SWT-2.3-101 with a total capacity of around 50 MW. The customer is the Jiangsu Longyuan Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the China Longyuan Power Group.

US tariffs will not hurt Chinese tower manufacturers

Recent trade disputes with the US will do little to damage China’s domination of the global wind tower market, finds a new report by GlobalData. That’s due to the small percentage maintained by the export sector.

Offshore project Innogy Nordsee put on ice

The jack-up vessel Victoria Mathias is ready, but the grid connection for the RWE offshore wind farms is delayed. (Photo: RWE Innogy)

RWE Innogy has postponed the final decision on whether to go ahead with the German offshore wind farm Innogy Nordsee. "We actually wanted to start our Innogy Nordsee 1 project in the second half of this year, but the final decision has now been postponed until at least the beginning of 2013", RWE Innogy head Hans Bünting told the Handelsblatt newspaper.

Vertical axis turbines for the Mediterranean

This Nenuphar turbine will be installed in the Mediterranean. (Graphic: Inflow)

Ten project partners from six European countries launched the Inflow ("Industrialization setup of a floating offshore wind turbine") research project in Paris. A floating vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) will be installed in the Mediterranean as part of the demonstration project headed by the French plant engineering company Technip.

Bloomberg U.S. operations awarded WindMade label

Bloomberg is the first news organization in the world to receive the WindMade certification label for its U.S. operations.