Wind Energy

United Technologies buys Clipper

On 15th December the American technology group United Technologies Corporation took over all the remaining shares in the manufacturer that it did not already own - until 29th December all the existing shareholders will receive 65 British pence (around € 0.76) per share.

Gamesa and Grumman Shipbuilding on course towards offshore wind power

According to a recently concluded agreement, the companies will jointly erect Gamesa's offshore prototype in the USA. The offshore turbine G11X will have a capacity of 5 MW and will be based on the technology of the onshore turbine type G10X with a capacity of 4.5 MW.

Juwi moves US wind energy headquarters to Colorado

The Cleveland office will remain open to act as a liaison with the company's growing portfolio of wind projects in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio. Juwi Wind also has an office in Kansas. The company expects the wind division move will add about 20 people to more than 30 others in Boulder, where its US solar energy operations are based.

Siemens equips a 343 MW wind farm in the USA

According to Siemens, it is the largest onshore order from the USA so far. The turbines of the type SWT-2.3-101 will be deployed in the wind farm Lower Snake River A in the state of Washington and will provide enough energy for about 100,000 households. The agreement also includes an option for the delivery of a further 110 wind turbines.

Kenersys delivers 2 MW turbines to India

<b>Kenersys is equipping an 8 MW wind farm in Maharashtra, Indias second largest wind state after Tamil Nadu.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Kenersys</i><br><br>

The 2 MW plants from the German-Indian manufacturer Kenersys will be erected in the Satara district in the state of Maharashtra. Kenersys will also take over the service and maintenance of the 8 MW wind farm.

Great Britain plans offshore wind power on a grand scale

In this way, the British government wants to raise the proportion of wind power in the country's electricity supply to 25 %. The total cost of the projects is estimated to be € 110 billion. The project volume has been divided into nine areas in which capacities between 1.3 and 9.0 GW are set to be installed.

RWE to build offshore wind farm off Dutch coast

The planned wind farm will be built about 75 km off the coast of Callantsoog in North Holland. According to the current status of the plans, 59 wind turbines with a total capacity of 300 MW will be erected. The start of construction is scheduled for 2013/2014.

SKF and Sinovel agree on partnership

The strategic partnership includes the optimization of the supply chain, training and further education of the members of staff, technical development efforts, design issues and resource management.

Suzlon enters Bulgarian wind market

The project will be realised in a wind farm in the Varna region in north-east Bulgaria. The turbines with a total capacity of 12.6 MW will be supplied in October.

AMSC expands business in India

The licence provides Inox with the right to manufacture and sell the wind turbines globally. According to AMSC, Inox plans to begin series production in 2010. Inox owns and operates several wind farms in India.