Wind Energy

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.

The Switch Full-Power Converters Support Goldwinds First-Rate Quality for US Market

Anaheim, CA, USA - The Switch, ( ) a provider of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter packages for wind power and other new energy applications, announced today that it has signed a new contract to continue delivering its full-power converters (FPC) to

Hendrix to showcase spacer cable system at WINDPOWER 2011 conference & exhibition

Milford, N.H. - Hendrix, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces that it will be showcasing its Spacer Cable System at the upcoming American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's), Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition, May 22-25, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, Booth #3095.

Siemens Energy places further order with nordic yards

Wismar - Nordic Yards, manufacturer of technologically sophisticated, innovative special ships and maritime structures received an order from Siemens Energy to build a second self-erecting offshore platform. Production of this platform, which will be used as part of the offshore platform project known as HelWin1 in the eastern North Sea near Helgoland, will begin at the end of May 2011.

Gamesa hosts president Barack Obama`s town hall meeting

Pennsylvania - President of the United States Barack Obama today visited a Gamesa nacelle manufacturing plant in Fairless Hills, in the US state of Pennsylvania. Obama took the opportunity to speak with factory workers about how to create an economy based on clean energies in order to build a better future.

Achieving excellence: Romax Awarded GL Design Assessment for 3MW Gearbox Design

Global engineering consultancy Romax Technology is pleased to announce that its 3MW DHWG3000 gearbox has been awarded a GL Renewables Certification (GL) B-Design Assessment. The DHWG3000 gearbox, designed by Romax, is currently in volume production for Sinovel's SL3000 turbines and is manufactured by Dalian Huarui.

GL Garrad Hassan at EWEA 2011: Measuring Wind Turbine Reliability - Results of the Reliawind Project

Hamburg / Bristol - Over the last three years, the EU funded Reliawind Project has been conducting research to improve the reliability of wind turbines. In his presentation at EWEA 2011 in Brussels, Michael Wilkinson, GL Garrad Hassan, gives insights to the results of the Reliawind Project.

Gamesa and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Launch offshore wind technology center

Chesapeake - Gamesa Technology Corp., a global wind energy leader, and the shipbuilding operations of Northrop Grumman Corp., America's largest shipbuilder, today launched the Offshore Wind Technology Center to jointly develop the next generation of offshore wind systems that will be deployed in the United States and around the world.